We believe yoga & function fitness training should be accessible to all, community focused, inclusive and free from stuffy dogma so we opened Stretch.
With a humble beginning in the creative hub of Netil House, and now running two studios in the heart of the East End, Stretch is the place to find expert yoga & functional fitness teachers. A family run studio founded on community, we offer a safe and comfortable space to practice yoga, build strength & connect. From our strong base we have grown to offer many fabulous yoga holidays around the world and teacher trainings for those looking to deepen or share their practise.
Stretch is easy going, we take our yoga & health seriously, but we like to have fun too. We like to work and practise in a friendly place, so no holier-than-thou stern-faced business here. We have a strong community element and we are open to anyone… Come and have a cuppa and a chat!
Strong, precise flows
Carl is the founder of Stretch and the main boss man, leading the Stretch Teacher Training programme, retreats and workshops worldwide, with 10 years of passionate and encouraging teaching experience, set to the best possible music. A big fan of strong, sweaty, flowing, alignment-based sequencing, accompanied by some deep, bass-heavy electronica... Carl is Pregnancy trained.
Dynamic and graceful
In reality, Sophie is the actual boss and runs Stretch with an iron spreadsheet. Offering challenging sequencing & engaging classes for all levels, Sophie's fluid on the mat, quick with the tongue, world's best mum (in Dukie’s eyes). Sophie is a working Doula & Pregnancy trained.
One word... Matrix
Baris and his team have brought their own movement class to stretch; iFlo If you've not been... Go now. Right this minute. Drop everything. Channeling animal movement, capoeira, yoga and to be honest something straight out of the Matrix this class will introduce a fluidity & strength to your body that you didn't know existed.
Powerful, juicy and nourishing
A super woman with juicy flows, Calli's approach to teaching will have you making shapes without a moments thought, guiding you through a practice both challenging yet nourishing, our very own goddess of ego destruction will take you from stressed to blissed out in no time at all. Calli is Pregnancy trained.
Vajrasati Yoga Founder
Jim's class has at its heart freedom, joy, wisdom, and bliss. He encourages non violence (ahimasa), honesty (satya), investigation (svadyaya) as well as using a sense of trust (ishvara pranidhana), or letting go, to find a deeper intuitive connection (yoga) to what we do. You'll leave feeling lighter, refreshed and revitalised. Jim is Founder of Vajrasati Yoga 500hr Yoga Teacher Trainings. Jim is pregnancy trained
Alignment focused, sweaty flows
Jocie's considered and elegant flows bring mindfulness to the mind, body & breath. Focusing on anatomy and functional movement, bringing a fresh approach to Vinyasa. Jocie is Pregnancy trained.
A true student of yoga on & off the mat, Daniella brings many layers to her teaching. Krishnamacharya meets kick-ass flows in the classroom. Expect a considered alignment focused flow with some curve balls thrown in the air. You'll sweat but have a chance to breathe nice and deep too.
Healing, gentle ray of sunshine
Highly qualified expert masseur too. The nicest man in London. Seriously. We love this man. His restorative classes are a like a massive hug. Pretty much the most relaxing and nurturing 90 mins you could ever hope for. Roberto is Pregnancy trained.
Holding space on & off the mat
Off the mat, Toni is stretch's studio manager. She's brought a whole new world of calm to our yoga bubble! On the mat, her classes are strong & methodical, leaving you feeling fully absorbed in your practice & body.
Nurturing and knowledgeable
Engaging, informed, with depth and discernment. Amanda takes care of the mums and the babies, the mums (& dads) to be, and everyone in between. Her knowledge and approach to continuous learning make Amanda a well rounded teacher able to make every body feel welcomed onto the mat. Amanda is pregnancy trained
Firm cues, sweaty asanas delivered with a sincerity and softness that keeps you going
Having initially been drawn to Yoga on a physical level you can expect a challenging asana class from Micki, however her deeper understanding of Yoga, and her love for the practice both on and off the mat, will inevitably seep into your bones as you move through the class. Instilling a beautiful balance of warmth and fire within the body, and a calmness of the mind, Micki's classes are perfectly rounded. We love them! Micki is Pregnancy trained.
Mellow and wise
Bring her Pilates background to stretch, and her Yogic heart and soul. Jodi's teaching will ground you deep into your practice, your mat, and your breath. Beautiful sequencing, good tunes, inspiring classes. Jodi is Pregnancy trained.
Warm, honest and sensitive soul.
Charlie's classes are rejuvenating and mindful, with a playful and spontaneous edge. Incorporating music and movement, she's in her element. Charlie is Pregnancy trained.
Dynamic, Alignment Focused
Oliver brings precise challenging flows and top-class variety to his teaching. Expect a twist to every class, when you think you have peaked expect Oliver to bring another layer of variability to class. Happy on his hastas, bandas, and helping you find yours.
Good Vibes Only
Bringing all the good vibes to the mat. Sanchia is a stretch graduate. Keeping her in the fam she's teaching strong vinyasa based classes adding her own sprinkling of magic in there to keep it real. Good Vibes only. Sanchia is pregnancy trained
With 10 years of teaching under her belt, Beth's classes will draw you into your asana practice in a way you didn't even know existed. Focusing on connection. From the gross, stripping right down to the most subtle. Beth is pregnancy trained.
Methodical & Nurturing
Alice's hope is that her students leave class feeling relaxed and grounded, and that you will. Her classes have a story from start to finish and you know, as a student, it's considered. With every posture being put in place for a reason, you will feel grounded and 'whole' after class. Alice is also Pregnancy trained.
Vibrant, Spacious Flows
A stretch grad Rachel's classes are vibrant and spacious, encouraging students to find their breath and connect with movement on a subtle level. Rachel is also Assistant Manager at stretch - got a query? Give her a hola.
Light, Playful and dynamic
Rose's teaching style is fairly light, expect to smile and sweat in equal measure and leave feeling full of energy & positivity. Rose is pregnancy trained.
Considerate, Juicy Classes
Helen's considerate and nurturing tone welcome you into her classes, and allow your body to release and relax. You will work hard without effort, a true gift for mind, body and soul. Helen is Pregnancy trained.
Powerful & Energetic
Alan's happiest on his hastas! When he's on his pada's, his classes are powerful, energetic, playful and creative with a strong emphasis on alignment and breath. Alan is Pregnancy trained.
Slow & Graceful
Hannah started her yoga practice in her late teens, experimenting with the calming effects of Hatha, the precision of Iyengar and the vigor of Ashtanga before finding her flow in Vinyasa and eventually qualifying as a Vinyasa Yoga Teacher with Frog Lotus & Stretch, deepening her knowledge of both the asanas and philosophy. Hannah’s classes are slow and graceful, dynamic yet considered; they focus on awareness and alignment with creative-led flows, encouraging her students to move in a way that feels good for them and their body. Build prana throughout the body and always using the breath as a conductor for movement. By seeking space in both the body and the mind, Hannah helps her students to counterbalance the stresses that come with London's hectic pace, so they leave the mat feeling happy, energised and connected. Hannah is pregnancy trained.
Fun, energetic, strong.
With his colourful leggings, motivating music, and creative class structures, Matt brings his experience as a bootcamp instructor to Stretch. You’ll be sweating, clapping, jumping, and of course burpee’ing your way to a healthier, stronger, and more dynamic body.
Functional & Holistic
In 2011, hit by a moderately-sized truck travelling at a less-than-moderate speed, Phoebe was told she would never walk again. Using holistic nutrition, yoga and boxing as a means of recovery, she went on to complete her education in Biochemistry, became a qualified trainer and nutritionist in 2013. She has since consulted on, opened and developed multiple locations within the food and fitness industry in Los Angeles, London, New Jersey and New York. Phoebe uses a functional and holistic approach in both her nutrition programs and training methods. Through education, accountability and high energy she instils in her clients to always reach further, continue to achieve, and see the excitement and fun of every new challenge.
Dazza has been training for over 20 years and is passionate about movement, bodyweight and unconventional training. With a Level 4 specialising in lower back pain and certified by strength Matters as a hardstyle kettlebell coach, Dazza takes his knowledge and inspiration from a wide range of movement genres. He has been working in the health and fitness industry for several years, first working as a PT in various gyms and now teaches & supports young people in health, sports and leadership. Dazza will get you moving well, moving strong and making you more athletic in a fun and accessible way.
Daisy specialises in many types of movement and strength building. Here at stretch she'll be taking you through your paces in Kettle bells. She makes it look easy!
Strong & Sweaty with a Meditative quality
A graduate from the Stretch teacher training programme, with an interest in animal movement, nutrition and all that's in between, Jon brings layers of knowledge into his teachings. Expect a strong & focused asana class with breath & anatomy softly added on.
Considered & Clear
Juliet's classes are calmly delivered with a clear focus on alignment and flowing with your breath. They'll challenge you on a physical level and leave you chilled on a subtle level. All the good stuff!