Helen Russell-Clark

Rocket, Vinyasa + Yin

Rocket Yoga

Rooted in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, these sequences have some traditional poses that you may recognise and a few funky transitions you may not. Sun salutations warm the body, a strong standing section will strengthen, then the seated asana allow you to really focus the mind and get deep into your practice. Expect a sprinkling of inversions for those that like to go upside down and an emphasis on the breath. Helen teaches a light-hearted, don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously Rocket class that leaves you feeling higher and stronger. Float away with a smile.


Music is often played in this class


For those who enjoy a strong and dynamic practice. You can modify to suit your body and you don’t need to be able to handstand.

Vinyasa Yoga

The playful one. A similar structure to the Rocket, with a little more creativity, Helen takes the rule book and places it to one side. Helen always offers a theme for the class, whether it is a particular pose or a specific movement of the body, and she explores the somatic relationship between body and mind through the breath. 


Music is often played in this class


For those with an open mind and good awareness of their bodies. If you’re a beginner, don’t be intimidated – there will be options for all.


Helen creates her sequences in line with the five seasons in the Chinese calendar, focusing on postures that stimulate their corresponding meridians. The poses are mainly floor based and with the support of props, held for extended periods. Physically, this practice works deep into the connective tissue and joints; mentally, it’s about finding peace within the pose, and ultimately learning to sit with discomfort.


Expect soft music to create the mood and occasional words to enhance the experience.


For everyone.


  • MA in Psychoanalysis at the Tavistock and Portman Trust NHS, 2022-23
  • Co-teacher of Kindred Yoga’s 50 hour Rocket training
  • Co-teacher of Kindred Yoga’s 200 hour YTT
  • 50 hour level two Rocket with David Kyle 2022
  • 50 hour Rocket with David Kyle, both practising and assisting in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022
  • 55 hour Pranayama and Breathwork with Laurent Roure 2021
  • 100 hour Yin with Clare Gates-Sjöblom 2018, 2019
  • 100 hour Mandala with The Yoga People 2017
  • 200 hour with Yogahaven 2014