“And though she be but little, she is fierce” - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare Allie Hill is the founder of yogahaven and the director of our Teacher Training course, an 800hr RYT teacher with studies in Bikram and Jivamukti Yoga styles as well as being a yoga hero to over 500 trained yoga teachers across the globe. Though she is a petite-sized person, her heart and ambition are super-sized. Allie began teaching full-time in 2001 and has since taught thousands upon thousands of students, including Premier League football clubs Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur. Yoga is the perfect balance for any lifestyle or athletic discipline, as Allie herself knows - she loves adventures, snowboarding, has run both the London and Berlin marathons as well as participating in Triathlons. Putting all that energy to good use, Allie took on Mount Kilimanjaro and raised £3,500 for charity. Allie is also proudly a brand Ambassador for athletic apparel company lululemon athletica. The first yogahaven studio was opened in Brighton in 2003. In just over a decade an amazing family of six Hot Yoga studios across the UK grew with a wonderful, vibrant yoga community surrounding it due to Allie’s down to earth, fun and encouraging nature. In 2014, yogahaven became Carbon Neutral - a massive undertaking with six studios but an ethical project dear to Allie’s heart. As an environmental and spiritual activist, financially supporting sustainable energy projects around the world felt like the perfect way to stay true to her yogi roots as well as helping raise awareness of vegetarianism and environmental issues through yoga and special community events and fundraisers. Her list of personal teaching accreditations is impressive, knowing that the best teachers continue to be students themselves. Originally training in Bikram, Allie has since trained in Jivamukti Yoga and other styles along the way, She is a certified Ante-natal teacher and has completed a foundation course in Yoga Therapy with the Bio-medical Trust in London. Allie will be present for the first week on each training and on the final weekend module of the 200hr yogahaven Teacher Training.
“Allie is a natural, gentle and encouraging teacher; I have a much better understanding of how my body and muscles work through Allie’s teaching, really encouraging…." ~ Zoe Ball