Andy Black

Walthamstow
London
United Kingdom
Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

32 Reviews

Hi! I live in Seven Sisters, east London. I trained as a 200hr RYT yoga instructor in 2014 with Dylan Ayaloo at Hot Power Yoga, Clapham, London UK.

Yoga had been a big part of my life for several years, but last year after leaving a band that had toured the world for two years, I knew I had to make it my main focus in life to manage my body, energy, stress, and happiness. Yoga was my energy-shifter in these many months with my band, spent in hotel rooms and tour buses. I would grab any opportunity to get on the mat, even if there was no mat, or it meant moving the hotel bed to the side of the room and turning up the aircon! It cleared and de-stressed my mind, helped me to focus on the only thing I could control - the here and the now!

After parting ways with the band, I had a blank canvas ahead of me, and I then took the first step towards bringing my love of yoga and mindfuless to others. I trained to be an RYT 200hr yoga instructor.

I teach power yoga - flowing, energised dynamic vinyasa. I am passionate about bringing breath to every movement on the mat, and my classes are fun, light-hearted and empowering. I simply want every one of my students to leave my classes feeling lighter, taller, clearer, happier, energised, and above all else, completely awesome!

I love teaching big, energetic classes,and have facilitated workshops too, but I'm equally happy with more intimate small groups, and one-to-one tuition. Get in touch! Email me - find me on Facebook: Andy Slim Black .... See you on the mat!

Rating

Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

32 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
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Reserved
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I am addicted his yoga class !

I have attended his class over a year. I really enjoy it. He gives us many variations of each pose, so any level of students can practice on their own style. He brings new challenges to the class always. Can’t wait for his next class.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Brilliant teacher

Andy’s a fantastic teacher: his classes are challenging but fun. He encourages everyone to push themselves, try new poses and is very interactive. I love his energy and enthusiasm.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great class and teacher

If you are looking for a fun yoga class that mixes challenges and feel you've done a work out, go to Andy’s class. You’ll leave energised with a smile. He’s got this very own and creative way to make you end up in a yoga pose you did not even know you could do! Plus, he has very good music tracks. So enjoy!

Andy BlackOctober 7, 2016

thanks Marie - awesome to grow with you on your yoga journey - do your teacher training soon and spread the love! x :)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Looking forward to Wednesday lunchtimes

I do Andy's class on Wednesdays at 1p.m. at Fitness First Tottenham Court Road. Andy is a great teacher and moves around a lot to help the class with postures and to correct them if required. My skin glows after the class and I always feel great and sleep well.

Andy BlackJuly 20, 2016
thanks!

Hey Geeta - thanks for this - sorry I missed you today at lunch - see you on the mat later this week or next! x

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Awesome teacher!

Andy's passion for yoga, his intelligent quick wit and humour, his expertise and ability to explain concepts and postures simply are some of the things that make him a great teacher. It's difficult to leave uninspired from someone's class with so much love for yoga and love for sharing and helping others. Andy you rock! You're awesome! So proud of you and how much you've grown to be an amazing teacher in such a short time! Keep lighting up people's lives with yoga!

Andy BlackAugust 29, 2015

Thanks so much for this Dylan. You and Hot Power Yoga turned me on to the beauty that is yoga, and you continue to inspire and energise me with your teaching and guidance. Legend.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Great for helping yogis with injuries

Have a few injuries and Andy helped me to adapt he poses do I could be pain free. Really helpful.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My favourite Yoga teacher ever

I have been practicing Yoga for more than 5 years and I have never practiced Yoga with anyone like Andy. His classes are the only ones that make me get up at 7am on a Saturday morning.
None of his practices are the same, everyday is a different and an unexpected challenge.
He is very funny and play good tunes - I recommend Andy's classes to everyone.
It will me missed at Old Street!!
Thank you Andy! all the best!
Sara

Andy BlackJuly 1, 2015

thanks so much Sara - will miss you too! watch out for workshops coming later in the summer. x :)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I never had so much fun at a yoga class!

Really enjoyed my class with Andy - he is full of energy and made the class fun and engaging! Would certainly recommend him to anyone enjoying more active and dynamic yoga practice!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
energising and powerful

What a wonderful way to start the weekend. Andy's class was energising, uplifting and powerful. a satisfying class for both mind and body. I am looking forward to my next class with Andy!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Makes yoga accessible

I always look for Andy's classes as I know that they'll be tough but fun. You never feel as though Andy is running through the mill but wants the class to connect with the asanas. He's endlessly creative and I always leave feeling as though I've learnt something new.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great practice every time!

I practice with Andy once to twice a week and thoroughly enjoy every class. He's great at adapting the practice to all levels and abilities. Love his dry humour too.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Amazing teacher

I had never practiced yoga before I came to Andy's first class, and now I make sure to attend every class that he teaches. He makes it a fun and challenging experience that has really allowed me to grow in my own practice and continue to want to improve. He's funny and laid back which also makes the experience lighter and more enjoyable. He also plays good tunes.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Andy blacks yoga classes

A dud yoga classes are a treat. You never quite know what to e pet but the lessons always leave you feeling like you've worked hard and learnt something new. Sometimes it's hard but that's a good thing. The addition of music sometimes is fun too.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Great instructor

Very friendly, outgoing, and helpful during class. Has a fun side with a good sense of humour. classes were never boring!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
makes you feel better

Andy is the perfect balance between a good work out and spirituality and meditation. His classes are a taugh fun. I like everything of them: the music he chooses, the pace and the tone of Andy's voice, the time flies and the end you feel relaxed and you loved yourself more. Andy is careful to correct your posture but at the same time is never judgmental and helps you not to judge yourself. He is the only teacher that pulls you out of bed on saturday morning.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Refreshing Practice

Andy was the first teacher at the Fitness on Fire I have practised with.
I had already had a demanding practice in the morning prior to his and yet I experienced a refreshing and energising approach while taking this class.
Andy is knowledgeable, has humour and compassion and that his classes are compatible to different levels and styles.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
One of my favourites!

Great instructor, challenging energetic friendly and funny. I always leave his class feeling energetic and relaxed.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars

Good class, friendly teacher - helps with posture and alignment
Good variety of moves and postures throughout the class

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Great teacher! I love starting the week with his early morning class

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
happy

Andy is a teacher with a sense of humour. He is capable to teach a huge class with no space left or a smaller class. I think demonstrations, explanations and adjustments depends on the size of the class. What I like about him he always brings a new element to the class, gives options for the poses, motivates, but never pushes.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Upbeat, fun, energising and relaxed

I love attending Andy's classes. If I see that Andy's teaching I'll make an extra effort to get there! The lessons are extremely upbeat and fun. Hard work but spiritual. There's a lot more energy in the room with Andy leading. The class smiles and laughs but works hard.

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