Valeriya McQuillan MNeuro, MBCT-L, MBCT-D, EYT
Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Valeriya is a certified teacher in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, as well as a neuroscientist.
Before obtaining her Yoga Alliance certification in 2016, she dedicated 18 years to practicing Vedic meditation. Valeriya's primary yoga teaching style revolves around Vinyasa Flow, and she specializes in various meditation techniques, including Present Moment Awareness, Calm Focus, Energized Body & Mind, and Transcendental Meditation.
Her professional background is notably diverse. Valeriya held roles as one of the first board directors of Bumble, while simultaneously serving as the Chief Marketing Officer of Badoo and as the CEO of the social app Huggle. Presently, Valeriya holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer and board director at Novomins, the fastest-growing gummy vitamin company in the UK.
Her keen interest and experience in meditative practices and Ayurveda, coupled with an understanding of how her personal practice significantly aided in managing work-related stress, prompted her deep dive into researching the neuroscience of contemplative practices. Her commitment extended to guiding and assisting others in navigating both corporate and personal stress using the transformative tools of yoga and meditation.
MSc Neuroscience (King's College London)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy teacher (MBCT-L, MBCT-D) (Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, Oxford)
Experienced Yoga Teacher (EYT) Yoga Alliance
The Veda Centre certified Mediation Teacher
Member of British Neuroscience Association
Valeriya is absolutely amazing in articulating the cues . She gradually progresses the intensity of the class . Even the beginner level is hard when she starts dissecting a pose so every single muscle starts to tremble. Will take her classes again for sure !
Valerie is one of those teachers that goes above and beyond. Her classes are quite challenging yet hugely rewarding and invigorating. She pays great attention to alignment and the integrity of the asana - her knowledge of the biomechanics/anatomy is unsurpassed by any teacher I have had the privilege of experiencing. I can now say that Valerie's classes have greatly improved my practice and has given me the ability to progress further!
Yoga with Valeriya is a mindful practice, where every movement is a result of intentional thought. She is a perfectionist with a great eye for the details, who is able to provide personalised guidance even via zoom. Her instructions are always clear and precise. Practicing with her can bring your yoga practice to a whole new level. But most importantly, Valeriya is an inspirational teacher who motivates you to roll that mat out daily (if you not doing it already).