Our teachers have a diverse range of styles & training.

Our retreats draw on this depth of knowledge to offer you a really varied experience during your time with us.

Charlie Griffin

OM Retreats Co-Founder

Charlie is a highly popular Brighton yoga teacher, who has practiced yoga for 20 years and has been teaching since 2009. She studied yoga and advanced yoga teaching with Frog Lotus Yoga in Italy and India. She also teaches classes in Pre Natal Yoga, Pilates, Les Mills Body Balance and dance. Charlie uses inspiration from her years as a dancer to improve posture in poses, and gain a sense of grace and fluidity in flow practice, leaving participants feeling strengthened, lengthened and centred.

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Hannah Weller

OM Retreats Co-Founder

Hannah’s background is as a dancer and choreographer, and she has studied, taught and produced dance work for over 20 years. She always enjoyed yoga practice alongside this, and the natural progression was to develop her skills and become a qualified teacher, training in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga. She enjoys bringing her influences of dance, anatomy, yoga philosophy and breath work to her yoga classes. She is particularly interested in how we can develop the skills of yoga beyond the mat, and integrate them into our daily lives.

Hannah is now living at and running Lovebrook. A for-benefit organisation based across 33 acres in the beautiful South Downs village of Kingston. This ambitious project includes market garden, orchard, therapeutic wellbeing days, farm shop, and plans for a forest garden, areas of rewilding, chalk grassland, woodland planting, camping areas and laying hens .

Rachel McDermott

Rachel has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching 6. She teaches with an open and honest approach, creating a safe and nuturing environment for her students. As a facilitator her intention is to help you connect and create balance - physically and emotionally : "yoga is more than just movement and physical shapes. There is no ‘perfect’ pose or place to reach in Yoga – we practice to create a connection to ourself”. Rachel is passionate about blending aromatherapy and yoga in her classes and creates unique and bespoke Aroma Yoga workshops.

Rachel has over 400 hours of teacher training. Her trainings include Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket Vinyasa, Pregnancy and postnatal and Yin yoga.


Helen Moss

Helen has adapted her yoga practice over the years to suit her changing life, body, interest and age.

When teaching she hopes to provide a space for people to explore being more comfortable in their own skin with a curiosity and a kindness, however they are, with whatever is going on in their lives.

Helen trained as a British Wheel of Yoga and Sivananda teacher 12 years ago. She has completed specialist training in pregnancy, post natal, kids, restorative yoga and yoga nidra.


Michele Winter

Michele is a very passionate, multi-faceted healing therapist who practises and utilises her highly trained skills daily. Spanning four decades of evolving and continued learning, Michele has practises in teaching or treating with mindfulness meditation, yoga, clinical physical therapy, trauma psychotherapy, as well as sound-gong therapy.
Michele works intuitively to what the individual or group needs are. She sees the person as a whole and not as a part, thus bringing balance and harmony to mind, body and soul. Rest assured the time and space spent with Michele will be safe, supportive, nurturing and enlightening.

Chi Eziefula

Chi has a keen interest in supporting good health and wellbeing through diet and lifestyle, and through deep connection with nature. She is a hospital doctor, specialising in Infectious Diseases and providing general medical care. She is also an academic, researching and teaching Global Health issues, including tropical medicine, epidemiology and women's health.  She shares her grounded approach to how we can nourish our bodies and minds, focusing on the opportunities that each new season brings to enhance our wellbeing and growth.

With calm and equilibrium restored, we felt relaxed and able to cope again with life's commitments, with different eyes, a body more energised and a less busy mind. A day much needed and appreciated.
Moira and Michael
A big thank you for such a wonderful weekend! I was very concerned being the only boy… but you all made me feel very welcome! I had such a good time!
Thank you for a wonderful day. It was a great reminder of how important it is to check in with oneself. Thanks for creating the space and reigniting the motivation for home practice.
A huge thank you for a very enjoyable day. Two inspirational teachers; some suitably challenging yoga; opportunities to think about and try new things and a beautiful setting. What more could you ask for?
I came home feeling more rejuvenated than I imagined possible after such a short stay. The whole weekend was like a warm hug.