“Izzy’s classes are challenging and soulful. A deep and authentic practice combined with a steady, comforting confidence that makes for a very calming class. I always leave feeling centered and revitalised and have always learnt something new, that can be transferred into everyday life, making the whole experience very rewarding and valuable.” Claire J. S.

Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga

Yoga practice for me is about creativity, kindness and strength. I have a degree in social anthropology, and took my first yoga teacher training in 2012, while I was learning about anthropological theories of ritual and creativity. This, along with my personal background (I come from a family of musicians and have always been surrounded by artists and makers) drew me into studying the relationship between yoga and creativity, and this research is ongoing. A yoga practice can have a huge, positive impact on a creative practice – and vice versa.

My classes are strong, with anatomically intelligent sequencing to heat up, open up, and strengthen the body, and improve flexibility. I’m experienced in working with different bodies and use a practical and intuitive approach to adapt the practice for each individual in a way that is both challenging and supportive. In my dynamic vinyasa flow classes, I aim to provide a space in which people can push themselves a little bit further than they might have imagined they could go, but always feeling safe and always feeling empowered to listen to their own bodies and rest when they need to. In my restorative classes, I focus on gentle warmth and deep, slow stretching to allow students to relax fully into the body.

Through all physical practices, I weave in elements of my research and exploration of the connections between yoga and creativity to leave students feeling motivated, creative and open. You can find out more about this on my blog.

I trained with Yoga London in 2012, under the guidance of Rebecca Ffrench and Holly Warren. At the beginning of 2015 I also completed a further 500 hour Yoga Alliance training with Sampoorna Yoga in Goa, India. My training is neverending, as I think it always is for yoga teachers, and my teaching is constantly evolving and being enriched by the knowledge of expert teachers at workshops and lectures, and my continuing study of yoga.

Questions? Email me! And connect with me on Instagram @IzzyArcoleo and Facebook: Izzy Arcoleo Yoga.