Amani Eke is a yoga teacher to children, teens and adults. She founded Project Yogi in 2015 and decided to make it a not-for-profit organisation in 2016 in order to reach more children and families in need. Amani is a certified Egyptian Yoga instructor and has also trained with Youth Mindfulness, Teen Yoga UK and Kidding Around Yoga to gain more knowledge of teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to children and teenagers.
Amani has over 7 years of experience working with young people in education, as a mentor and as a tutor. It was her personal experience of yoga that drove her to become certified to teach adults and young people. She decided to set up Project Yogi to help teach young people the principles and practice of yoga and mindfulness, assisting them in combating some of the obstacles they may face on a daily basis.
Kamlyn has been working with children in different capacities for the past 16 years, including volunteering at a local children's charity and working with home schooled children.
Three and half years ago she completed her YogaBeez children's teacher training and has the privilege to be able to teach yoga to toddlers through to teens since then as a full time job. Kamlyn feels really inspired by the idea of sharing the practice of Yoga with young people, and giving them the tools to create meaningful and positive habits in their own lives. She wishes there had been yoga for children when she was a child!
She is also a qualified adult yoga teacher.
Anna attended her first yoga class as a ten year old at her primary school. A staunch aversion to competitive sports and school PE kept her returning to the non-judgmental space offered by the mat throughout her teens. Mindfulness training undertaken during her time at university made her even more curious about the relationships between mind, body and breath.
Putting her career in the arts on hold to travel, her practice became an increasingly significant part of her life as she explored the globe, culminating in her undertaking her Hatha teacher training in India. She then took further training to qualify as a children's yoga teacher back in the UK, which has led to her teaching children and families in schools and community spaces around London.
Dr Stacie CC Graham has a doctorate in motivational psychology, is a qualified life coach and a Yoga Alliance International certified Hatha Yoga instructor. She has travelled around the world from India to Peru to train and teach. She completed her yoga teacher training in Sikkim, India, where she also studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation under Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.
Previously a management consultant at an internationally renowned consultancy, she now works as an independent management consultant and life coach based in London. She has extensive work experience in the US, the UK, and Germany.
Liz Jackson is a business graduate with 10 years experience in financial services focusing on lending to small and medium sized businesses. She became involved with Project Yogi as part of the Business in the Community Mentoring Scheme and has been involved for over two years.
Liz is passionate about supporting Project Yogi to help young people stay fit and active while learning about their physical well being
Fatima is a campaigner and a Law and Human Rights student. She is a co- founder and a member of Youth For Change UK. She is a youth activist from Bristol and is a member of a FORWARD Youth group Empowering, which strive to make a better world for women and girls to live in.
Throughout her years of commitment to campaigning, she is an avid believer of using creative and innovative ways to speak out on issues you care about. Fatima is an experienced speaker, networker and researcher with a specialist in areas of FGM, CEFM and gender based violence.