Join Rocci and her team on their yoga and wellness retreats.
Rocci has chosen some of her favourite places around England to begin her retreat journey and would love for you to join her
Carbon Retreat, Old Harlow – 2nd, 3rd & 4th July 2021
Riverside Retreat, Teacher Training only – 17th, 18th & 19th September 2021
Contact us here in the office for any further information.
Rocci is a senior yoga teacher with over 5000 hours of yoga teaching practise. Originally qualifying on Ruth White’s Karuna yoga course. Karuna (meaning compassionate) is a style of yoga with its roots firmly in Iyengar yoga. Iyengar yoga is known for its attention to detail and ‘correct’ alignment. Finding out that she was pregnant with her first child at the beginning of this training led her onto training in pregnancy and postnatal yoga, with Classical Yoga with Jane Mackarness, and then onto Kids yoga training with Rainbow Kids.
Signing up for a Scaravelli inspired yoga retreat with Diane Long and Robin Stamm turned her view of teaching yoga upside down. The simple sentence of ‘how can the same exact (Iyengar) cues be helpful to someone who is 6ft 6″ and someone who is 4ft 4?” ‘ Since then, Rocci has been working to teach a style of yoga that is useful to everybody who comes to her class, no matter what size, shape or ability. She works with the subtle body, the kosha.
‘We feed our annamaya (Physical) kosha with movements that will create space in our bodies. Energise our pranayama (life force) kosha with breathing practises. Nurture our manomaya (mental/emotional) kosha by creating space in our somatic (nervous) system. She will share her vijnanmaya (wisdom) kosha and we will end with a relaxation for our anandamaya (bliss) kosha.
Rocci now regularly teaches people from birth to over 80 years old, supporting them to practise the yoga that they need. She encourages people to go to a level that suits them in that asana at that moment, not what was right for them last week but what is right for them right now.
She has called this style of yoga Metta or kindness yoga.
Natasha is Russian, born in a multicultural family. Even though her yoga journey started in 2008 in Moscow, yoga revealed itself to Natasha many years before in different forms.
She has had an active lifestyle since she was a young girl, doing acrobatics and dance. Later in life, she tested herself in learning and performing as a ‘Mannequin statue, Alive doll’ artist.
Natasha studied Science and teaching methodology for 5 years and after that took an extra year of the Psychology course. She is fascinated by the human body and mind, constantly working on expanding her knowledge of it.
Practicing Iyengar and Iyengar-based yoga for 6 years helped Natasha to understand the alignments of the postures, and how to perform them safely.
Having experienced the benefits of yoga, Natasha wanted to share it with people. As a result, in 2016 she completed 200 hours of Ashtanga Vinyasa & Rocket Yoga teacher training with the introduction of Yin yoga with The Yoga People in London. Inspired and empowered, Natasha has started teaching as soon as she finished her training.
In 2019 Natasha deepened her knowledge of yoga by taking a 50 hour ‘Yin Yoga and Elements’ teacher training with the same yogas school in London.
Natasha is very passionate about yoga. For her, it is a way to learn about herself and to connect with inner wisdom, a way to keep body, mind, and spirit healthy and tuned.
She wants to inspire people to discover and experience the different sides of yoga, to help them to improve their health and wellbeing.