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! Through many ups and downs in the adventure of life, depression and anxiety became all too present. It took a lot of inner work to start to unravel what lay underneath these realities. 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.
After relocating to England in 2002, I started to practice yoga again and was able to experience different styles and to meet very inspiring teachers. But it wasn’t until 2009 that I 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.
In 2017 I was fortunate to spend some time in the Sivananda Ashram in Orleans, France, where 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 made crystal clear sense to me. 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. It is very important for me to continue evolving, reflecting and sharing with my students the tools on offer within the sacred wisdom of yoga.
“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 part 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 listening, my approach to teaching yoga has subtly changed. It has become more gentle and more about ‘metta’, about befriending whatever is present for us, in our bodies and minds.

My main approach during classes is gentleness – 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 in our beings.  Adaptations are offered during class so that students of all levels can further their experience of yoga and meditation. This allows us to work safely with our bodies, and for gradual progression as we strengthen our 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? This is our goal: to become more peaceful, healthier and happier, through our continued efforts and by showing up on our mat, just the way we are.

Aline Lemos

Mission

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.

Vision

To provide a safe space where students feel comfortable to explore and connect with their innermost selves. To offer a yoga practice for all, so happiness and health can be achieved.

Values