About us

Welcome to Yoganand where the traditional Yoga disciplines are respectfully refined for the needs of our time and society.

Yoga (a Sanskrit word commonly interpreted as ‘union’) combines deep experiences and unity of Mind, Body and Spirit/Energy.

A Yoganand translates as someone who delights in practising Yoga.

Our mantra is “being a Yoganand with self-responsibility, mindfulness and compassion”…
We sincerely hope that humankind has a deeper insight into its habits to take responsibility for; be mindful of its thoughts, words and actions; and be compassionate to itself and for those around.

Awarded with multiple accolades, Yoganand aims to help you find the right kind of Yoga practice at every stage of your life. 

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Yoga is for Everyone!

A human is not just a body! It is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, intellectual and energy qualities.
An effect in one of these will be felt and manifested in others.


Why Yoganand?

Our specialized classes offer a matter-of-fact approach and tailor-made support through

fertility issues
precious ante/post natal period
addressing your overall well-being
activating your body’s own ability to repair and heal
low energy levels
anxiety and relaxation
* mindful movement and breathing
* reducing aches and pains
* recovery from an injury 
* bad sleep patterns
* simple and free tools to take home with you

Effie wanting to combine her love of practising Yoga with her passion for teaching, Yoganand was born.

Here is a brief introduction to her Yoga journey!


Effie, a yoganand of 15+ years, started her Yoga journey with Yoga-guru Saash Behnam Kheirolomor in Istanbul. Having caught the Yoga bug, over the years she has attended various Yoga classes and workshops in a number of styles, practising with internationally acclaimed teachers, and finally qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa, Hatha teacher with Yogacharya Lalit Kumar in Goa (2013), and as a registered Yoga Mama affiliated Pregnancy Yoga teacher (2014), Postnatal Yoga Teacher (2015) with SYT Cherie Lathey and Fertility Yoga Teacher (2016) with SYT Cherie Lathey and Diane King.

Effie has successfully completed Birthlight CPD Incorporating Mindfulness into Pregnancy Yoga with Nadia Raafat in November 2017,  and YogaBirth Postnatal module with Lolly Stirk and Annabel Hargrave in April 2017.

As an avid learner, she continues to deepen her studies by attending workshops, seminars and courses on 
Ayurveda, Yin Yoga, Meditation, Yoga Theraphy & more.

 Effie is an accredited Experienced Teacher by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK and teaches Fertility, Pregnancy, Postnatal / Baby & Me, Toddler and KidsVinyasa, Ashtanga, Hatha and Yin Yoga, as well as running Private sessionsBirth Preparation Courses, Yoga workshops, Usui Reiki treatment courses in and around South West London and online.

Her classes have been voted Best Yoga Class 2017 at Live. Love. Local. Awards and one of the Top 10 Pregnancy Yoga Classes by TimeOut London. In 2019 and 2020, Parent&Baby Awards selected Yoganand’s Bump to Baby Birth Preparation Courses as The Most Empowering Birth Preparation Course.

Effie is also a certified Chakra Healing practitioner and a Reiki Master, using breathwork, visualization, crystals and mantra/sound healing; all of which aim to promote natural self-healing, relieving pain and enhancing personal awareness.

Her practice has helped her grow stronger and become more mindful on and off the mat. Along the same line, Effie encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, and hopes that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.

When not on her mat, she can be found chasing her little daughter around.