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The Haelan Studio Teachers


Bob Mann

portrait of bobBob Mann is a fully qualified teacher with over 30 year's experience in education. He has trained in a variety of different meditative practices and traditions for over 25 years. He has been teaching meditation full-time for the last ten years. During this time he has learnt that all meditation techniques have advantages as well as disadvantages. This experience allows him to tailor his teaching to the needs and requirements of his students, whether mindfulness, breath, sound or zen meditations. Therefore, workshops tend to flow gently in response to the students being taught rather than any preset agenda.

One to one sessions, from beginners to the more advanced, are offered to those who want to work at their own pace and requirement.

Over time and with commitment, students report an increase in clarity of mind and joy of the heart, a re-awakening of creativity, as well as a general decrease in stress levels.

Bob has led thirteen bi-annual weekend retreats at The Friars, an ancient monastery in the Kent countryside. The Retreats normally form a summation of the terms work at the Haelan Centre.

The workshops are non-religious and do not depend on ritual. Students sit on chairs and there is no requirement for special clothing. No previous experience or expertise in meditation, is needed. Beginners are warmly welcomed.

Bob teaches Meditation in the Upper Studio on Saturdays (please contact for term dates and times)
Ring Bob on 07980 905 491 for more information or to book a workshop. You can also email meditationwithsound@icloud.com
Group workshops last for 90 minutes and cost £10 per session.
First class is free.


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Josipa Smith

JosSlow Flow / Tuesdays (term time) / 9:45-10:45am / Haelan Centre (upper studio)

My aim is to hold a safe, encouraging, non-judgemental space where each individual can practise at their own pace, and experience yoga practise as their own. Slow flow classes will help create a balanced, strong and flexible body, cultivating breath awareness to create a peaceful, calm mind.

All levels are welcome and no previous experience necessary as modifications and adjustments are given. Expect a warm welcome in a non-competitive environment.

Cost: £13 drop-in, or £50 for 5w block (£60 - 6w block or £70 - 7w block - depending on length of school term).

Booking essential as spaces are limited.
To book or for more info contact Jos:
By phone - 07961 482886 or email
Web: www.yogastateofmind.co.uk
Facebook: YogaWithJos

About Jos
Hi, I’m Jos, mum of two and a yoga teacher. I teach weekly group yoga classes in Crouch End and Muswell Hill, and Private one 2 one yoga sessions in North London.

I’ve been practising yoga for over 14 years. Initially it was something to do, a way to move my body. My practice deepened after the birth of my second child, nearly 10 years ago. Like many parents with small children I felt exhausted, mentally and physically - yoga has been my lifeline and gave me much needed time to reflect, release tension and stop mind chatter. Yoga taught me how to be more present, patient, how to listen to my body, how to breathe (something we all take for granted). As I began to feel the transformation yoga had in my life I felt inspired to share yoga with others.

My teaching style is very intuitive and mindful, yet strong - I aim to create an uplifting, safe environment for students to begin to explore and expand within their own body and consciousness. I strongly believe that maintaining a mindful practice and restoring the mind-body-soul connection teaches us how to live a fulfilling, healthy, and happy life on and off the yoga mat.

I first qualified to teach Yoga with Yoga London in 2014 (Vinyasa Flow 200RTY) under the guidance of Holly Warren. Since than I had taken further 100h Apprentice Module with Yoga London, Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga with Nadia Narain at Triyoga and Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater.

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Lizzie Andrews

  • Pilates

Hello fellow Pilates enthusiasts (or beginners - all welcome!).

In July 2021, I qualified as a STOTT Pilates instructor to Essential and Intermediate Matwork levels. The qualification allows me to teach the Five Basic principles of Pilates, the essential and intermediate repertoire of STOTT Pilates, and to observe, cue, motivate and improve the performance of my clients. 

I am also able to modify for specific body types, postural issues, and other conditions using the anatomical theory I gained while training.  I welcome clients with different levels of abilities and experience and can offer easier or more advanced moves as required. 

I am trained in STOTT PILATES®, created by Merrithew™ who are leaders in mindful movement. It’s a contemporary, anatomically-based approach to Joseph Pilates' original exercise method. 

While growing up I competed as a gymnast and trampolinist, and have been a general sports and fitness enthusiast throughout my life. I’m now excited to share my knowledge to help others lead a healthier, more active, and mindful lifestyle, and to reap the rewards of practicing Pilates! I hope I can add a little fun while teaching, and leave clients feeling energised and relaxed after a session.

Join me for 45-minute classes on Monday evenings from 19:30 - 20:15 at the Haelan Center in Crouch End.  See you there!

£10 per class or £40 for five classes.
Email pilateswithlizzaaaya@gmail.com to book.


Shirley Amatsakio

Tai Chi Qigong

I am a qualified Tai Chi Qigong (pronounced: Tai Chi Chi Kung) instructor.
At the Haelan Clinic I deliver the 'Shibashi 18' form in the Upper Studio.

'Shibashi' means 18 movements in Chinese, and is an art integrating mindful movements, (self-)healing, and breathing techniques. The 18 moves are based on ancient Tai Chi and Qigong practices. Tai Chi is a Chinese Martial Arts form, and Qigong means circulating life force or energy which forms the basis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Tai Chi and Qigong are forms of Meditation.

Regularly practising 'Shibashi' Tai Chi Qigong is a form of self-care: looking after your health, wellness, and wellbeing. 'Shibashi 18' helps you to improve your body posture and functions of your internal organs; focus your attention; ease your breathing; develop stamina; loosen your muscles; become more aware of yourself; enhance your energy levels. You will feel less tense and stressful.

My aim is to show you the form, so you can practise at home and make 'Shibashi 18' part of your lifestyle and making mindful movements a healthy habit. You receive resources to practise at your own pace, in your own time after each session, course or workshop.

10 sessions of 10 hours in total for £100 and drop-in sessions (former students) for £15 per session. Early bird discount of 10% (you pay £90).
Start date: please go to the website below for more information.
Get in touch for details about upcoming Tai Chi Qigong classes with Qigong London:
Email qigong.london@owahan.com
Mobile 0797 1061 763
Website https://www.qigonglondon.co.uk
Facebook @qigonglondon.co.uk
Instagram @qigong.london

Hypnotherapy and Soul Plan Reading Sessions

Hypnotherapist London, Transform in Tranquillity
Overcome your fears and anxiety, build your self-esteem and self-confidence or manage your stress with hypnotherapy.
With hypnotherapy techniques, I guide you to a calm state and suggest ways to change your perspective so you can change and feel confident, good about yourself, and relaxed.
You can book 1 to 4 sessions. You pay £75 for a one-hour session. When you book a block of 4 sessions, you pay £275.

Get in touch for more information:
Email hypnotherapist.london@owahan.com
Mobile 0797 1061 763
Website https://www.hypnotherapistlondon.org
Facebook @transformintranquility

Soul Plan in North London. Become the real you: Connect, Accept, Change.
If you come to a point in your life wherein you question what direction to choose in your life, a Soul Plan Reading Session can help to understand yourself at a deeper level.
The Soul Plan system, based on an old Hebrew script and developed by Frank Alper, uses your original birth name.
Your name vibrates sounds and energies into this world. Each letter has a value. I visualise these energies and values for you and I explain them in Reading Sessions.
You can compare the visualisation of your Soul Plan, the energies you bring out into this world, as your life-map. In explaining your life-map you may recognise what you are good at, identify difficulties you may have experienced or still experience and what you urge to accomplish.
The Soul Plan system extended for use in therapeutic settings is further developed by Blue Marsden, psychotherapist and Hay House author (Soul Plan: Reconnect with your True Life Purpose).
You can choose for a Soul Plan Reading Session, a Soul Plan Relationship Reading Session, a Soul Plan Parent Reading Session or a Soul Plan Baby Name Reading Session. The Soul Plan Reading Session lasts for an hour and you pay £100; the rest of the Readings last 1.5 hour and you pay £150.

Get in touch for more information:
Email soulplaninnorthlondon@owahan.com
Mobile 0797 1061 763
Website https://www.soulplaninnorthlondon.co.uk
Facebook @soulplaninnorthlondon

When you are interested in becoming a Soul Plan Practitioner yourself, please get in touch. I will be running Soul Plan Practitioner Courses later in 2020. Dates will be confirmed on the website.

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Victoria Worsley


victoria portraitVictoria has over 20 years' experience as an actor, movement director, theatre maker and was until recently Artistic Director of Jade. Her experience of the Feldenkrais Method began over 20 years ago as a student of performance with Monika Pagnuex in Paris and finally led her to the Professional Feldenkrais Practitioner Training with the FITC (Lewes 4). She also teaches Feldenkrais at drama schools, for theatre companies and individual performers but her work at the Haelan Centre is for people from all walks of life.

Fees and Booking:
£42/£36.00 for 6 classes, £8.50/7.50 drop in
Try an introductory class for £5.00
Please wear loose, warm clothes
Please call Victoria before coming for the first time. Classes are limited to 7 people.

Individual sessions
£35/ £25 for a little over an hour.

Please email Victoria or contact Victoria directly on 07711 088 765 if you would like to attend a class. For more information see Victoria's Website.


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