The team

_DSC1731Sarojini McKenna (Founder). Saro has been practicing Sivananda yoga since 2002, and has been staff within the organisation in Canada and France. In 2007 she received her Yoga Siromani (Teacher) diploma in India at the well-regarded Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy of the Sivanada Yoga Vedanta Centres, in Kerala. She founded Energy Yoga to bring the light of Sivananda yoga to the heart of the City.





emma_brown Emma Brown was senior staff with the Sivananda organisation for nearly 14 years and is one of the most experienced Sivananda yoga teachers teaching outside the organisation in the UK today. She has attained the highest levels of yoga teaching certification and has in-depth training in all aspects of yoga practise and philosophy. She has taught Sivananda teacher training courses in Europe and India. Her love is living and spreading the art of well-being and positive living.





tejas 2Tejas Taylor has over twenty years of international Sivananda yoga teaching experience. He has lived in, managed and run retreats, ashrams and yoga centres in India, Canada, the USA, the Bahamas and Europe, giving over 3,000 yoga classes and workshops on yoga, health and diet, spirituality, meditation and stress management. Tejas has taught on numerous Teacher Trainings, helping hundreds of teachers graduate and develop their own classes and centres, and he taught yoga to children and teenagers during a residential summer Yoga Kids Camp in Canada. Tejas is also an Astrologer in the Huber approach.

Tejas teaches at Energy Yoga on Thursday evenings and is available for private tuition.


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Naoko Taoka (Studio Manager), first came across a Sivananda book at the age of nine and began practicing meditation then. She trained as a Sivananda yoga teacher in 2012 and has been teaching regularly at Energy Yoga as well outside the centre. Naoko is passionate about facilitating the body’s ability to re-balance itself naturally, and to that end has undertaken numerous qualifications in complementary therapies: Naturopathy, Thai Yoga Massage and acupuncture.

Naoko teaches Monday evenings and Friday lunchtimes. As the Studio Manager she is also available for general queries on


dunya nitizi yoga london Dunya Ntinizi was certified as a Sivananda Yoga teacher in 2012 at the London Sivananda Vedanta Centre. She has been teaching inside and outside the organization since. Dunya is a dedicated practitioner who understands that body and mind can work through apparent limitations to move beyond initial expectations.

Dunya teaches on Monday lunchtimes and Tuesday evenings. She also runs a small business creating gorgeous handmade meditation cushions.






Original teachers

Our original teachers are Swami Sivananda (left), recognised as one of India’s most renowned saints, and his student Swami Vishnudevananda (right), who brought our lineage of traditional hatha yoga to the west. We are grateful that their lives have touched ours so deeply.


Our lineage of yoga was brought to the west by Swami Vishnudevananda (right) at the behest of his guru, Swami Sivananda (left).