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Welcome to Yogin Studio!

Located at the heart of Hendon, since 2013, our intimate studio offers a tranquil escape from the chaos of daily life to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being. Experience the power of yoga in a nurturing and supportive environment, where you can reconnect with your body, calm your mind, and restore your inner balance.

Secular Methodology

Evidence-based and non-dogmatic approach to yoga.

Regular Classes

Daily evening yoga classes in Hendon, from Monday to Friday.

Premium experience

Bespoke, optimal, and semi-private yoga classes.

Mixed abilities

People of all levels practising together at their own pace.

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Teacher's BIO

Diego’s journey into yoga and meditation began in 1998, in Brazil, and he has since 2000 become a dedicated teacher. In 2013, he moved to London and founded the Yogin Studio in Hendon. His classes are enriched by a diverse range of influences, including psychology, sports science and historical research as well as teachings and texts from tantra and hatha yoga traditions. By combining these influences, Diego brings a comprehensive and holistic approach to his sessions, ensuring that yoga teachings at the studio are grounded in evidence-based practices, science and the latest insights in the field. This approach allows him to provide students with a safe, effective, and relevant yoga experience.

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BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF THE MAJOR INFLUENCES ON DIEGO’S YOGA TEACHING, ORGANISED CHRONOLOGICALLY:

  • 1998—2000: Trained by Gnose Brasil on Indian and Tibetan yoga practices with emphasis on relaxation, breathing and other meditative practices.
  • 2001—2003: Studied Psychology at UNESC, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Brazil.
  • 2003—2014: Trained by UNI-Yoga on contemporary hatha and tantric yoga with emphasis on breathing and postural practices.
  • 2005—2013: Trained on the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • 2012—2015: Trained on the Iyengar method and Ashtanga Vinyasa by various teachers in India, Brazil and the UK.
  • 2014—2017: Trained on strength, flexibility and kinesiology by Paul Zaichic.
  • 2015: Trained on mobility and biomechanics by Ido Portal.
  • 2016—2019: Studied Sanskrit at SOAS Language Centre and SOAS University of London.
  • 2016—2019: Studied BA History at the Open University (first-class) with emphasis on British history and Indian religions.
  • 2018—2019: Studied MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation at SOAS, University of London (distinction).
  • 2019 – present: Studying MSc Psychology at Arden University (2019-present).
  • 2020 – present: PhD candidate at the Humboldt University of Berlin researching the ‘Historiography and social dimensions of contemporary yoga’.
  • Of great influence on his yoga learning and teaching are the works of scholars such as Tara Michael, Marc Dyczkowski and Georg Feuerstein as well as the knowledge he received from traditional yogis in India, Nepal and the West, especially Sw Veda Bharati and Guru Yogi Matsyendranath Maharaj.
  • Diego wrote three Brazilian plays. His 2015 play Gotas de Codeína, was nominated among the five best LGBT plays in Brazil. His last play O Filho da Geni, on the subject of male child abuse, is touring Brazilian theatres from June 2024.
  • Diego is a fellow member of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the British Psychological Society.
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Our Classes

Our classes combine ancient and modern yoga techniques, including those focused on breathing, meditation, body purification, relaxation and static postures. Each class is unique and crafted from a repository which, including variations, encompasses over 2,000 postures, over 100 breathing techniques, hundreds of meditative and relaxation practices, and dozens of body cleansing techniques.

Our approach to yoga gives you the means and knowledge to become healthier, stronger, stabler and more resourceful to proactively address the usual physical and mental transformation and decay that inevitably accompanies the ageing body and brain. Although you should not expect our yoga classes to solve all your health problems, they are designed to significantly enhance your quality of life and prospects of living a healthier, more meaningful life for longer.

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BELOW IS AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR CLASSES:

Classes last 60 minutes and begin with a grounding practice to help you tune in with yourself, the group and the present moment. Then, the bulk of the session is focused on the body and dedicated to covering each of these general goals:

  • Strengthen and balance the body’s major muscles, bones and joints to safely increase mobility and range of motion. 
  • Increase respiratory capacity and train the lungs to be used effectively at an optimal rhythm.
  • Use adequate breathing patterns to aid the body functions and gain insight into different states of consciousness. 
  • Sharper the mind’s ability to concentrate and observe its mental processes, particularly emotions.
  • Use gravity to improve balance, confidence and increase the blood flow to specific areas of the body.
  • Promote spinal health and a healthy posture through breathing and postural alignment to create space for safe and stable torsions, flexions, extensions and tractions of the spine.
  • Stretch all major muscles and tendons to release tension and promote relaxation and well-being.

 
Following this general work the class focus on either upper or lower-body training depending on the day (thus the recommendation of two classes a week as the minimal goal for yoga practitioners).

In the final quarter of each class, we explore specific areas of consciousness through either a deep guided relaxation or an advanced breathing technique, followed by meditation or mindfulness.

Importantly, we do not do fixed sequences as we focus on the permanence of each posture rather than the repetition of multiple flows.

The room temperature is maintained at around 21 C. Appropriate music, scent and lighting are used throughout the session to guide the experience.

The teacher demonstrates and describes all techniques. Adjustments and corrections, when necessary, are provided orally and visually, except for handstands and headstands if hands-on alignment is advised and the student consents.

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Get started

Group classes are available at the studio on a first-come, first-served basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 18:15. Additionally, a weekly online class is available on Fridays at 18:15 via Zoom.

60 min Group classes: £10
60 min Private classes: £60

Online booking and payments via the Glofox app (Android & Apple IOs) or here.