Breathe. Connect. Balance.
My name is Lumina and I’m a certified Yoga Instructor based in Bristol, UK. I have been teaching heart-centered Hatha Flow Yoga classes since 2009. My classes are sometimes low and slow, sometimes uplifting and fiery, and always carry an emphasis on cultivating awareness by aligning movement with breath and mind with yogic teachings. I strive to organize sequences that are available to all levels – challenging students to explore, express and experience their own body/mind connection.
I was born and raised in a small town in Ohio, USA. It was there that I became interested in meditation and yoga through books and videos. Once in University I took as many yoga and mindfulness related electives as I could and eventually took a year off to attend my fist Yoga Teacher Training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico. It was during this training in 2009 that I experienced a great shift in my life and developed the skills I would need to share the practice with a heart-centered approach. Over the next several years I have taught classes in Chile, USA, Mexico and the UK. I started teaching in Bristol in January 2015. In 2016 I began my advanced teacher training with Frog Lotus Yoga International in Spain and have continued training with the Bristol School of Yoga. There is so much to learn about the history, theory and practice of yoga and I am so excited to share the extraordinary lessons and to help guide my students in the process of reconnecting with their breath, their bodies and their true selves.
“Lumina’s heart-centered classes are the perfect blend of workout and meditation. Her masterful cues helped me to find stability and release in each pose. I left feeling focused and relaxed. Lumina’s classes always leave me feeling like I’ve been so well cared for!”–Addy Cary
“As a teacher, I know how hard it is to motivate such a ‘mixed ability’ group but Lumina manages to make each movement accessible to every member of the class. Her supportive yet ambitious approach makes us all progress and enjoy the challenge. I shall continue to attend class and recommend her to friends who are interested in taking up yoga.”–Mark Ward
“I have been attending Lumina’s yoga classes at Redland Green Tennis Club for the past couple of years. She is a consistently excellent teacher, the classes are always interesting and absorbing and -just as importantly – are really enjoyable. They have also done me a lot of good! I recommend her as a very good teacher.”–Sue Gore-Langton
“Lumina has such a wonderfully calm and kind approach. Her voice is beautiful to listen to. She really embraces the holistic yoga philosophy. She knows her students. Her classes can be as challenging as you want them to be. I always leave them feeling peaceful but well exercised. She is wonderful teacher.”–Anna Pirani
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