Yogarise Peckham



Welcome to Yogarise, an award winning yoga studio based in Peckham Rye’s Bussey Building. We opened our doors in 2014, bringing some of London’s top teachers to the area and offering a wide range of classes every day of the week. We also provide community classes which are donation based (or free to attend), raising funds for a nominated good cause of the month. Some of the local good causes we have supported include Southwark Wellbeing Hub (& Together UK), South London Cares, Peckham Food Cycle, Southwark Foodbank, Housing Action Southwark & Lambeth (a local London Coalition Against Poverty group) and Cool Tan Arts.


Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages the union of mind, body and spirit. It helps us to tune in to our body’s needs, rewarding us with a whole host of health benefits both mental and physical. As well as increased flexibility, strength and balance, it can also help with poor digestion, insomnia, anxiety, asthma, arthritis.. all sorts. With all these serious health benefits, you would think it’s a serious practice, but here at Yogarise, we believe life is for living and having fun is part of that – we look forward to welcoming you to our growing community of Peckham yogis and yoginis.


We feel that by setting up in the Bussey Building we are helping to breathe new life into an historic space, making the most of its large warehouse windows, filling the studios with a beautiful light. Copeland Park is already established within the London arts scene, housing a collection of studios, workshops and art spaces. Yogarise has built on this and supports new and emerging artists and designers by exhibiting their work on our walls and in our retail area. We are currently showcasing works by Mark Pearson, Kate Philipson ‘Leopards Lunch’ and Skev.


We opened our doors back in 2014 in this original space. Light, airy and open plan, Studio #1 has grey vinyl floors, chipboard walls and plenty of colour and character.


Our new, slightly cosier space, Studio #2 has a more intimate, relaxed feel with polished wooden floors, mood lighting and good vibes aplenty. Come on in and… let go.


Come out of Peckham Rye station and walk straight ahead, on to Rye Lane. Turn right, then cross over the road at the zebra crossing. The entrance to 133 Rye Lane is just to the left of the crossing.

Studio 1 is on the second floor of ‘B Block stairs’. To find Studio 2, continue walking down the alley, use ‘C Block’ stairs and we are on the first floor, to the left.

Yogarise Peckham is open every day Monday-Friday, 7am-9pm and Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-6.30pm

Still lost? Don’t panic! Call us on 020 30963158 or 07377502136



From dynamic and cardiovascular to slow and flowing, take your pick of our range of yoga classes to suit all tastes and levels. Give it a go, you know you want to




Read on for a list of our current yoga workshops, courses and teacher training.


Out with the Old: A New Years Day Urban Retreat with Jonelle Lewis and Christine Vogler

Tuesday January 1 10-2pm – Studio 1

More info + booking

Gong Bath with Leo Cosendai

Wednesday January 2 7-8.30pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

Relax + Release: Yoga for neck and back pain with Katy Bateman

Sunday January 27 2-4pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

A Day Retreat: Therapeutic yoga for building resilience to stress, anxiety and depression with Toni Roberts

Sunday February 3 11-6pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

Standing tall and walking lightly: letting out Yoga practice come to life with Issy Scobie

Saturday February 9 2-4pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

Pause & Presence Workshop with Julie Martin

Sunday April 28 1-5pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

Julie Martin Level 2 Teacher Training Q&A

Sunday April 28 5.30-6.30pm – Studio 2

More info + booking

Forrest CET with Sandra Robinson & Anita Jesser

June 14-15 2019 – various times – Studio 2

More info + booking

Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training with Julie Martin & Gary Carter

August 19 2019-August 29th 2020 – various times – Studio 2

More info + booking

Teacher Training

Love yoga? Want to share it with others or simply learn more?
Take it to the next level with Yogarise Peckham and Erin Prichard

Join the Yogarise 250 Hour Teacher Training to unleash your true potential. Whether you’re looking to enhance your understanding of the many layers of yoga or change your career path, the Yogarise 250 Hour Teacher Training will equip you with the tools to teach at a high level and build your confidence as a yoga teacher.
The course will develop your understanding and build a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical experience. It will provide you with an integrated education in anatomy, teaching methodology, philosophy and practical aspects of yoga teaching. Through daily asana practice, group discussions and hands-on exercises you will learn to teach skilfully, guide responsibly and discover your voice as a yoga teacher. Don’t miss your chance to find your inspiration and join a friendly community of like-minded Yogarisers!


BOOKING NOW CLOSED – Email us for info on our 2019 dates!


October 2018 – January 2019


2 week Intensive – October 14th – October 28th at Talalla Retreat, Sri Lanka
+9 follow up weekends
November 2018 – January 2019 at Yogarise Peckham, Studio 2

The training will be lead by SYT Erin Prichard and supported by Jeff Delilla (Anatomy), Deepti Sastry (Philosophy and Mantra Chanting) as well as guest teachers Becky Farbstein, Lolo Lam, Lisa Toth and Anita Jasser. All our teachers have been carefully selected for their specialisms and experience to give a fully rounded and high quality teacher training.

This year, our YTT also offers a mentorship programme. The mentors all teach regular classes at Yogarise and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each trainee will be matched with one of the following, who will be there for support as they take their first steps on their yoga teaching journey – Hannah Whittingham, Jonelle Lewis, Rishin Paonaskar, Issy Scobie and John Collins.

What’s included?

  1. Teaching Methodology – all about techniques, how to sequence, demo, adjust and cue, how to lead groups and individuals, including pregnant/postnatal students.
  2. Developing Practice  – asana A-Z, pranayama, bandhas, drishti, meditation, Sanskrit and mantras
  3. Anatomy and Physiology – practical anatomy and energetic anatomy (nadis, prana, chakras), injuries and how to prevent them
  4. Philosophy and History of Yoga – The Yoga Sutras, eight limb path, ayurvedic lifestyle, yoga philosophies and incorporating them into daily life
  5. Practical Aspects of Yoga teaching – business of yoga, social media and marketing, teacher etiquette.

To see full Teacher Training Syllabus click here – Syllabus

What does a typical day on Teacher Training look like?

8:00-10:00am Asana Practice
10:00-11:00am Breakfast
11:15-1:00am Philosophy, Asana Lab or Anatomy
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-5:00pm Teaching Methodology, Assists, Teaching Practice
5:00-6:00pm Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama
7:00-8:00pm Dinner

And, what about the schedule back in London?

Weekend modules will be held at Yogarise Studio Two on the weekends listed below.

Nov 3-4 // Nov 17-18 // Nov 24-25
Dec 1-2 // Dec 8-9 // Dec 15-16
Jan 5-6 // Jan 12-13 // Jan 19-20

There will be time for lunch and breaks as appropriate. The Teacher Training exams and graduation will also take place at Yogarise in Peckham, London.

What are the exams?

In order to complete the course you will need to complete the following:

Practical exam: You will learn a 60 min set Vinyasa sequence during the training which you will be expected to teach by the end of the course. We will be examining areas such as cueing, modifications, pace of the class, and assists.

Written exam: There is a written exam at the end of the course in which you will be tested on key areas of philosophy and anatomy.

Coursework: You will be asked to write two short essays, linked to the philosophy and reading materials we are using for the course.

Observation: You will be expected to observe three different teachers from an approved list – this task is designed to help new teachers develop their own style and find their own ‘voice’.

What is on the reading list for the training?


Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; Yoga Bible by Christina Brown; The Art of Assisting by Brian Cooper; Key Poses of Yoga by Ray Long

Post course recommendations:

The Science of Yoga by William Broad; Art of Vinyasa by Richard Freeman; Still the Mind by Alan Watts; Ashtanga Yoga by by David Swenson; Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Muktibodhananda; Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar; Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati; Astanga As It Is by Matthew Sweeney

and more…


YTT+ Single Room and Full Board (3 meals a day) £3,786
YTT + Twin Room (shared with another student) and Full Board (3 meals a day)  £3,436
The deposit of £700 must be paid on acceptance to secure your place.
The balance is payable by monthly installments or in one go.

Fee includes:
– 2 week stay at Tallala Retreat (please choose from  single/double and full board or half board options)
– 225 contact hours of integrated education about teaching methodology, anatomy, philosophy and history of yoga approved by Yoga Alliance Professionals UK
– Teacher Training Manual
– 1 month unlimited of yoga at Yogarise
– opportunity to observe, assist in regular classes as well as teach 2 community classes at Yogarise upon graduating
 Flights and transportation to study locations are not included.


Will I be accepted to join the training?

  • You will need to have a regular yoga practice (no less than 2 years) to be accepted.
  • Track record of attending yoga classes may be required.
  • Reference from a teacher to support your application may be requested.

What do I need to do to receive a certificate?

  • You will need to attend 90% of the Yogarise Teacher Training.
  • In case of sickness or unforeseen circumstances that might stop you from completing the course on time the option of catching-up will be given, however, additional charges may apply.
  • All students are expected to practice daily during the training unless advised otherwise.

How to apply?

Email olga@yogarisepeckham.com to request an application form or for more details.

Download it here – Application Form for Yogarise Teacher Training

To see full Terms and Conditions  please click here – Yogarise Teacher Training T&C
For Code of Conduct please click here – Code of Conduct


Still unsure?

Come along to our YTT2018 Open Day on 1 July. Meet some of the teachers, mentors, past students and other trainees, ask questions, and find out how Yogarise supports new teachers.

Let us know if you can make it (so we know how much cake to buy!) – Register Now

Contacts and Links

For more info please call 020 30963158 or 07500804221

E-mail to olga@yogarisepeckham.com



Leave city life behind and get back to nature, in beautiful surroundings with delicious, healthy food
and twice daily yoga with your favourite Yogarise teachers.








Feel the freedom of fresh air and stillness, take in the views, soak up the sunshine, nurture your body and soul with wholesome, tasty food and yoga from Lolo Lam. We literally cannot wait for this retreat! We know that a week of yoga with Lolo would be pretty wonderful anywhere in the world, BUT we have discovered a true gem in the protected mountain wilderness of the beautiful Algarve. If you are looking to really get away from it all, to unwind, unplug, and enjoy the moment, read on…


This very special location is renowned for its pristine air quality and breath-taking uninterrupted views without another soul in sight. Blissful, right? Each day will begin with an uplifting, dynamic yoga practice and end with a grounding yin or restorative session. There will be plenty of time to explore the stunning surroundings, take in the sunsets, relax by the infinity pool, and feast on some delicious, healthy food from nutritional chef Jo Harding.

Book Now




Wild View Retreat has arisen from the ruins of an abandoned mountain village in the foothills of the Algarve in Portugal. Originally built by a Portuguese Army General in 1898, the Manor House and surrounding ruins have undergone a 1.5 year restoration and redevelopment project, transforming the iconic setting into a bespoke wellness retreat. 


The retreat setting is defined by its spectacular 360° views of the Serra do Caldeirão mountains, a Zona De Intervenção Florestal protected for its natural beauty and famous Portuguese cortiça (cork) trees. Environmentally conscious, the retreat is sustainability powered by 15kw 32panel solar system and has a private water source filtered from a natural underground aquifer.


The bedrooms are completely new with private ensuite bathrooms, brand new interiors and fittings. They have been beautifully designed by Set Designer Erika Rodriguez with very comfy spacious beds, air conditioning and underfloor electric heating for the cooler months. All the rooms have large sliding French doors that walk out on to a traditional Portuguese calçalda veranda.



Wild View Retreat are very proud of their beautiful interiors and finishings – a rustic blend of natural and earthy organic materials all sourced from within Portugal to ensure the rooms conform to their stunning natural surroundings. 


Outside each room there is a pergola complete with hammocks for swinging in the breeze and deep relaxation.



Classes will take place on the beautiful yoga deck or inside the yoga shala, with stunning views across the mountains. New eco mats from Yogi Bare and all props are provided.

Lolo caters to all levels from beginners to more experienced yogis and yoginis, and will tailor the yoga programme to include a mix of Dynamic Vinyasa, Yin-Yang, Yin and Yoga Nidra meditation.



In a previous life, Lolo worked as a nurse, specialising in the areas of neurosurgery and intensive care. After many years of observing the pitfalls of inactivity and poor lifestyle, she started studying the holistic system of Ayurveda and yoga. Having studied with some incredible teachers, Lolo was amazed at how yoga and Ayurveda helped her deal with her own physical and mental demons and hopes that she can facilitate an empowered and embodied practice that will do that for others.

Lolo’s classes combine a powerful yet nurturing energy with a mischievous sparkle. Students are encouraged to explore the practice, learning about their individual anatomy, the power of their breath and the nature of their mind.

Lolo enjoys teaching a diverse range of students from complete beginners to more seasoned practitioners. She currently teaches Rocket yoga, yin/yang, vinyasa, beginners and yoga nidra in studios across London. Lolo is also a guest teacher on a number of teacher trainings, including the 250hour course at Yogarise Peckham.


We will take one day’s break from the group yoga for a beach excursion to Ihla Deserta, but there is always access to the yoga shala, yoga deck and to the small silent snug room with a library of healthy lifestyle books to relax and meditate in for those who wish to practise on that day.



Every day our in-house chef, Jo, will create some fresh, delicious vegetarian or vegan dishes to leave you feeling energised, nourished and super healthy. Breakfast might include banana nut bread, homemade granola, chia breakfast pots, greek yoghurt, fruit, a fresh juice or smoothie, coffee and herbal teas.


There’ll be a range of reviving salads for lunch, and a hot meal such as sweet potato and cauliflower curry or butternut squash lasagne for dinner, and maybe a little tasty (but-good-for-you) treat for dessert. Nom nom nom.


There are unlimited loose-leaf herbal teas and fresh fruit to help yourself to, and an energy ball or similar healthy snack for whenever you fancy that little pick-me-up.


Jo is very happy to cater to all dietary needs – just let us know your requirements.



Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. Thanks to a radical change in diet Jo defied the doctors to put her autoimmune condition in remission through the healing power of food. Jo’s food philosophy is all about awakening a carefree, healthier you and reducing inflammation and toxins in the body. She likes wholesome, natural food. Lots of plant based and vegan ingredients with nourishing vegetables and no sugar. Jo’s recipes are focused on keeping things simple but using vegetables in a fun, creative way so you never feel bored or deprived. She believes the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so all her recipes are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. Jo shares her passion for wellbeing and nutrition on her popular blog Modern Food Stories and now works as a nutritional chef, recipe developer, food photographer and stylist
specialising in healthy, nutritionally balanced, real food recipes.



8am Morning Yoga Practice

10am Breakfast

Rest / Massages / Explore / Read / Swim

1.30pm Lunch

Rest / Massages / Explore / Read / Swim

6pm Evening Yoga Practice

8pm Dinner

Mid-week we will have a break from our retreat setting and visit one of the Algarve’s best kept secret beaches on the uninhabited island of Ihla Deserta in the Ria Formosa Natural Park. We will travel there by minibus and then take a boat through the Ria formosa salt marsh (EU Protected SAC and SPA). The area is renowned for its biological diversity, calm lagoon waters and white sands. Perfect for a spot of chilling, reading, exploring or maybe even some beach meditation.



Twin/Double Room :  £ 1250pp
Twin/Double Single Occupancy :  £ 1550pp
Triple Room (great for singles or mates) :  £1150pp [SOLD OUT]

All rooms are ensuite with AC and underfloor heating.
The yurt has a large private deck, a new rustic outdoor shower, a composting toilet and a fan (no AC).
All guests will be given towels for showering and swimming.

To secure your space please pay the deposit of £250 or full amount. The deposit is non-refundable. The remaining can be paid over the coming months. The full amount must be paid by 15 April 2019. Please enquire if you wish to pay in monthly instalments.




7 nights accommodation
Three light nutritious meals a day, plus unlimited herbal teas, fruit and an afternoon snack
Morning and evening yoga classes (90 mins)
Beach excursion (Wednesday) to the Ihla Deserta (including transfers, boat trip and lunch)


Flights to Faro airport (approx. £200 from London) – will can send you some options
Return transfers : £40-£50 each (available 5-10.30pm / returning 6am-10.30am)
Massages can be booked at the retreat : 50 Euros 1 Hour, 70 Euros 1½ Hours, 85 Euros 2 Hours. Payable by bank transfer or cash only
Additional private 1-2-1 yoga sessions (60min) with Lolo are £50 pp.



We are very happy to arrange payment plans for you, spreading the remaining balance (post deposit) over the next 3 months. Please enquire for details.

We will be sending guests recommended travel options (approx. £200 from London)
Taxi transfers – 45 minutes from Faro airport (see note above)

We advise you to book travel insurance the same time you book your spot, ensuring that it covers you for such unlikely events as flight disruptions or necessary cancellation of your retreat place.

Our chef can cater to any special dietary requirements. Please let us know of any intolerances, allergies or needs one month before the retreat.



For further info: louisa@yogarisepeckham.com


We want to make our classes as accessible as poss, so we have put together some great packages, exciting offers, and peak and off peak rates to suit your lifestyle and yoga needs

Intro Offer £30 for 14 days – book now!



Meet our team of amazing teachers – a hand-picked selection of London’s finest…

Wellbeing & Fitness

Yogarise is now hosting treatments, training and coaching from this lovely lot.

Please check their bios for prices and their optimal availability. If you can’t attend the days mentioned, please email olga@yogarisepeckham.com with your availability and we will try to co-ordinate with the therapist/trainer as best we can.

If you would like a 1-2-1, private or small group yoga session, we now have the perfect space.





Festive vibes in South London

Festive vibes in South London Winter (in Peckham) is coming. Before you start shivering, here some of the treats that lie ahead to warm up those darker days. We’re talking movies, mulled wine, gong baths and festive markets. And, of course, there’s always yoga. (Just call us Santa.) What 2-for-1 tipples at Bussey Rooftop Bar […]

Read more

Mamma mia: postnatal yoga at Yogarise

Mamma mia: postnatal yoga at Yogarise New mums, we’ve got your back. And guess what? Yogarise favourite – and mum of gorgeous Xander – Toni Osborne is now teaching not one, but two postnatal yoga classes at Yogarise Peckham. Choose from Monday morning (11.30-12.30) or Wednesday afternoon (14.00-15.15) for your mum and baby yoga sesh. […]

Read more

Moving into winter, one step at a time

Moving into winter, one step at a time Conker-hunts, Netflix nights in, kicking leaves in the park and digging out our fave winter woollies sounds pretty idyllic, but sometimes moving from one season to the next can feel a tad unsettling. Here are a few ways in which we love to enjoy the cooler months […]

Read more




Contact Info


020 30963158

Units B2.1 & B1.2
The Bussey Building
133 Rye Lane
SE15 4ST







Contact Info

020 7732 2122