The Elixir teachers
Katy Appleton, Founder & Director of appleyoga brings to yoga more than 25 years of expertise in movement through ballet, Pilates, body tuning, breath and energy work.
She is an internationally recognised teacher of Vinyasa Flow and is known for bringing the true essence of yoga alive in a student's body mind in creative, dynamic and life transforming ways.
Her teaching is biomechanically savvy whilst fun and playful, invoking a deeper embodied sense of self within a practice.
Human, mother, intimacy and heartfulness junkie, entrepreneur and chocolate lover, Lisa's MO is connecting through creativity. The foundation was a daily movement medicine and meditation practice since her late teens, and built upon that, coaching and the creation of online portals to broaden the reach for these nuggets of brilliance.
She is the co-founder of www.academyofthesacredfool.com - Game changing tools for Sacred Fools.
and www.thesutraproject.com for online courses on the world's sutra texts.
She co-created the Elixir with Katy.
Debbie is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine and a Registered Nutritional Therapist with The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT).
She runs private clinics in Hereford and London working with complex lifestyle related disease and has a particular interest in women and children’s health.
Debbie is also a qualified Social Worker, Natural Family Planning Teacher, Auricular Acupuncturist, Life Coach and NLP Practitioner.
She is a visiting lecturer in Functional Medicine and complex case analysis on the Nutritional Therapy MSc at the University of Worcester, a clinical practice assessor and the regional BANT supervisor.
Debbie's passion is to help people realise how simple and easy it is to understand their bodies and how food affects them.
To Leila, yoga practice is a matter of the heart.
Her background in therapeutic bodywork, energy healing, and teaching yoga has given her a refined view of the body as a register of the spirit, and a site of transformation.
Leila was an accidental bodyworker; having met Yamuna Zake in 2001, she found herself jumping into a deep apprenticeship with the creator of Yamuna Body Rolling and Body Logic, both deep healing modalities for the body. Before long she was the senior practitioner in residence at Yamuna Studio in Manhattan. In 2005 she moved to London to open a private practice in bodywork. In 2008 she deepened her studies, traveling to Los Angeles to study with the Anusara Yoga community there.
Leila has worked with hundreds of people to support and facilitate healing their bodies. These years of working one-on-one with people has brought her to an integral understanding of the enmeshment of body, psyche, and spirit, of the way that the subtle bodies feed the gross physical body, and that personal intention makes all the difference.
Leila is also committed to the service of underprivileged communities; she has taught yoga to at-risk youth in LA's Gangland, to toddlers who have parents suffering from terminal illness, and is an Off the Mat and Into the World Yoga in Action Leader.
Her mission is to serve people in opening to their authentic selves, through the lens of embodiment. She would like to hold the space for people to investigate themselves fearlessly; the goal being nothing more than a deeper and sweeter savouring of this Life.