HomeYoga is the online platform created by Simon Low and the Yoga Academy at our home base at Santillán Retreat in Spain.
I have been teaching yoga for 30 years, beginning my journey with the guidance of Dr Larry Payne at Samata Garden in Los Angeles where I lived and studied after a career in the music industry in London and New York. With long-term physical conditions significantly improved along with an awakening dive into psychology and philosophy during my years in California, I was soon encouraged to share yoga through my healing experience. On returning to London’s Primrose Hill in 1992
I began teaching from home, around London, and at retreats, co-founding Triyoga studio in 2000 and later establishing the Yoga Academy where we now offer BWY Accredited teacher training in the UK and Spain for those who also wish to share yoga with others in an accessible, safe and effective manner. Now my teaching is infused with the practices and wisdom of yoga, chi kung, physical therapy, and psycho-spiritual studies toward addressing the whole being. The pandemic led me to establish this online platform – www.homeyoga.life – with a wide range of recorded classes and weekly Zoom sessions speaking to students of all levels of fitness or yoga experience, and to every stage of life. Yin & Yang in their nature, my classes shared on this platform reflect some of these teachings.
While it is impossible to equal the yoga retreat experience with recorded classes, I hope my recordings and weekly Zoom classes inspire you to join us on retreat here at Santillán.
Adriana and Marta, of the Marchini-Martilla family who founded Molino de Santillán as a hotel over 25 years ago, feature in most of the videos, occasionally joined by local friends and our visitors during this period when Santillan Retreat has been closed due to the pandemic. Both Marta and Adriana (Tana) began their yoga journey with Simon when we opened Santillán as a yoga retreat together 6 years ago. Adriana is now training to be a yoga teacher with the Yoga Academy, and Marta is an inspiration.
Meet the Team
All of our recorded classes (except for our first two attempts that I filmed on my iPhone back in March) are filmed by our dear friends Ruben and Jacobo, with sound support from Marcos.
The music intros & outros were composed by my friend Rara Avis, founder of YogiTunes.com and composer of the gorgeous music on my ancient yoga dvd ‘Yin & Yang Yoga with Simon Low’.
HomeYoga.Life’s website was built by Robert Brace, a yoga teacher, techno-geek and much cherished friend. Nice one Bob!
Designs by Liz Livingstone of buttercrosscreative.com (we’ve worked together for nearly 20 years…cheers Liz!)
The Yoga Academy has been blessed by the teachings of many wonderful faculty members since I founded our yoga school in 2003. My gratitude to my faculty colleagues over the years Gill Lloyd, Gary Carter, Julie Gudmestad, Eija Tervonen, Simone Sorrell, Sue Delf, Simona Hernandez, Andrea Hanagarth, Belinda Edwards and Jane Stirzaker. Their teachings are also reflected within these classes.
You can find out more about the Yoga Academy here