About Me

My first contact with yoga happened while at university in 1998, in a town in southern Brazil, where I was born. I became interested in finding out more about the immense benefits of this ancient body of wisdom and how to apply these principles practically in life. As a young woman I always wondered if there was ‘more’ to life than meets the eyes. My search for that extra sparkle in life, that ‘whatever it might be’ to help me to feel whole had begun! Yoga in its different aspects, including meditation, have been the anchor through which I have steadily come to accept myself as I am, and it continues to provide me with inner peace, joy and self-compassion.

 Yoga crossed my path again in 2002, when I experienced different styles and to met very inspiring teachers. But it wasn’t until 2009 when I developed a more dedicated practice and became a more committed student. A lightbulb moment for me was attending my first Restorative Yoga class – this had a profound shift on my well-being, and I was amazed at how it impacted me. At that time in my life, I was a mum of an 11 month old baby girl, and was somewhat sleep deprived! The level of rest and replenishment I experienced with Restorative Yoga was phenomenal. Fast forward to 2020, I would be completing a Restorative Yoga training, with an influential teacher for me, Carol Trevor. The principles that underpin Restorative Yoga would become a guiding light for me in my approach to teaching yoga.

After spending some time in the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France, I developed a deep connection with the approach offered by the Sivananda Yoga Tradition. Because yoga is a complete system, where we cater for beyond the physical self, i.e. accommodating the other aspects of ourselves beyond the body, this yoga tradition deeply touched my heart. The following year, I decided to take a Sivananda Yoga Teacher Training course, with Universal yoga, an affiliated Sivananda centre. This was a tremendous life changing year, with several challenges and victories obtained! I hold these teachings very close to my heart and therefore my Hatha yoga classes are inspired by the Sivananda tradition. I also continue to learn and draw inspiration from my dear teachers Rebekah S. Abhaya, Charlotta Martinus, Emma Brown and Carol Trevor.

“An ounce of practice is worth a ton of theory’, to quote Swami Sivananda – as a student and teacher I continue to learn and evolve on the path. 

“Health is wealth, Peace of mind is happiness.
Yoga shows the way”

As I continue on the journey of life, being a mum, a partner, a member of my community, I have come to regard my body as an ally, after experiencing some fairly debilitating back issues. This has been both a blessing and a curse. It has helped me to be acutely aware of my body and to respect my limits. Through this inner listening, my approach to teaching yoga has subtly changed. It has become more gentle and more about ‘metta’ (loving kindness) and befriending whatever is present for us, in our bodies and minds.

                                        Qualifications and Trainings

1999/ 2002 – B. Ed. Languages and Literature (English and Portuguese) – Sao Paulo State University

2002 – M.A. English Studies – University of Nottingham

2008 – PGCE Modern Foreign Languages- Goldsmiths College, University of London

2013 –Yoga Foundation Training, with Mohini Chatlani – British Wheel of Yoga (60 hours)

2014 – StarChild Yoga training with Siri Arti (50 hours)

2018 – 200 hours Yoga Teacher Training – Universal Yoga teaching faculty

2020 – Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, with Carol Trevor- CamYoga  (45 hours)

2021 – Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Norman Blair (30 hours)

2021 – Science and Application of Breath Practices, The Minded Institute, with Heather Mason (35 hours) 

2022 – Heart and Lung Meridian Yin Yoga Intensive training, with Norman Blair (15 hours)

2022 – 141 hours Meditation teacher training with Swami Saradananda

2022 – Yoga Nidra teacher training, with Carol Trevor (30 hours)

My main approach during classes is gentleness and enquiry  – an open invitation for you to be with whatever arises. I encourage my students to be truthful about the ‘ease and effort’, not about pushing through pain,  but of finding that space with respect and curiosity for ourselves. 

Options are offered during class so that students of all levels can further their experience of yoga and meditation. This allows us to work safely and for gradual progression to happen, as we strengthen and loosen up both bodies and minds.

I often say the stretch isn’t just about the body, but rather, are we prepared to look within and stretch away from old patterns of thinking, that perhaps do not suit us anymore? Are we ready to tap into our infinite source of well-being and infinite peace? Can we remain open to whatever may arise for us, at each moment? One intention could be: to show up for practice and nurture ways of becoming more peaceful, healthier and happier, through our continued and dedicated efforts –  honouring ourselves just the way we are.

Aline Lemos


My mission is to guide students in achieving an optimum state of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I offer a mindful and nurturing yoga practice which brings together mind and body, using the breath as an anchor.


To provide a safe space where students are comfortable to explore and connect with their innermost selves. To offer a yoga practice for everyone and to varied abilities, so that greater well-being and health can be experienced.