Rachel Lovegrove is an internationally renowned, certified Iyengar yoga teacher with over 25 years experience. Beginning in 1998, she trained to a high level in the UK and India with senior Iyengar yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar. She later trained with Manouso Manos in California and completed the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics course there. Now she lives in Southampton, UK and studies with Sheila Haswell (yoga asana) and Gitte Beschard (philosophy) to further develop her knowledge and experience. To become a certified Iyengar yoga teacher takes years of rigorous study and evaluation, ensuring a high standard of knowledge and safe learning experience.
Originally working in the music industry in London, she left EMI Records in 2005 to pursue her vocation in yoga teaching full time. She spent 12 years in Portugal giving weekly classes as well as international workshop and retreats and from November 2018, relocated back to the UK to be close to her mother and family. Her teaching style is pragmatic, open and supportive and she is dedicated to helping people reach their full potential through the practice of yoga. Students are welcome from all backgrounds and all levels of ability or experience.