Jonelle Lewis is the ‘Yankee’ in Yankee Yoga. An American living in London Jonelle dabbled with Ashtanga in 2004 while she was pregnant with her daughter Francesca. After a long break from yoga in 2011 she began practicing with a purpose. While going through a difficult divorce she found her yoga practice really helped her get her life back. It was liberating, invigorating and healing.
In March 2014 she left London behind and went to India to train as an yoga teacher. She trained with The Yoga People run by Dulce Aguiler and Jamie Clarke. She’s a certified as an Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance’s 200 hour foundation course. In 2015 she completed an 100 Yin Yoga training in Bali with Sebastian Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. Jonelle teaches all over Central and South London.
Jonelle has developed Mini Rocket, Rocket Junior and Rocket Teens for the next generation of yogis. She enjoys teaching all age groups and firmly believes ‘Yoga is for EVERYBODY’.
She regularly teaches Ashtanga, Rocket, Vinyasa & Yin yoga. Her classes are set to an urban ‘Ghetto’ sound track which is reflective of her roots and her passion for music, creativity and fluidity in life. From growing up in Philadelphia and living in DC and NYC she brings an international vibration and an authenticity into classes which are edgy and filled with a lot laughter.
Her teachers/influences are Sri Pattabhi Jois, Larry Shultz, Paul & Suzee Grilley, Shiva Rea, Shannon Gannon, Ana Forrest, Salema Veliu, Imir Fraser, Dulce Aguiler, Jamie Clarke, Amme Poulton, Sebastian Pucelle, Murielle Burellier, Mimi Kuo-Deemer, Edward Clarke, Matthew Cohen