Meet the team

Nicole – Soma is the name for her work and she is the seed of this Journey and School.



The Hummingbird is her symbol for this journey. A teacher trained in Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Shadow Yoga, Tripsichore Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, among others. All of these perspectives on truth are woven into the cloth that is Soma. She is a dancer and poet. Nicole is trained in Herbal Medicine, Ayurveda, Shamanism and much more……. you will meet all of this magic along the way…..

David Yaffey – David is a Kundalini and Soma Yoga Teacher, a trainer with a background in NLP and Spiral Dynamics. Currently he is training as a Core Process Mindfulness Psychotherapist with the Karuna Institute and a practitioner of Vipassana Meditation. He teaches, edits and designs much of the Soma School modules.

Gisela Russo (Radhe) – Gisela runs Shekinashram with her partner Elahn. Gisela is a medicine woman and brings her wisdom to the Level 2 Soma Medicine Training.

Susan Rush – Susan is a Soma Teacher and brings her love of Raw Food and Ayurveda to the Soma School. Susan is an Ayurvedic Therapist.

Cheri Wilkins – a Soma Yoga Teacher, Nutritionist and Hypnotherapist, Cheri brings a vast wisdom to her work. Discover her work

Debbie Thomas – Debbie is a Sivananda Teacher, a Soma Teacher, an empowering teacher and mentor, discover her on

Paula is a classically trained yoga teacher with a background in Capoeira Angola and a passion for movement.

When she was 18 she found her teacher, Nicole Aarons of Soma


Yoga, who transformed her practice (and her life) completely. Over the last decade she has practiced under Nicole’s expert eye and in addition has been classically trained as a teacher in the Indian Himalayas under Ganga Devi of the Himalayan Yoga Institute.

Paula is trained in Raja Dhiraja Yoga, which is based on the teachings of yoga that Shiva systematised over 7000 years ago! Paula’s classes integrate these ancient teachings into soulful and challenging flow to inspire your body and mind in movement and stillness.

Paula teaches private and group classes in London, is an assistant teacher on the Himalayan Yoga Institute and Soma Yoga Medicine teacher trainings, and facilitates yoga retreats in beautiful natural locations. She’s inspired by nature, loves practicing outdoors and feels so grateful to her teachers for taking her on this journey….  Find her on

Tony Taylor is the magician of the Soma Team. A Dru Yoga Teacher and Innovator of Healing methodologies.




Cae Ellison – Cae is an amazing teacher of Vinyasa Yoga. She is now 7 years on in her yoga teaching journey, Cae loves the combination of breath, asana & movement and has found in Vinyasa Flow Yoga a deep, creative energy and Cae allows deeper instincts to support her each time she steps onto the mat. She teaches listening to your body, how it feels in the moment, allowing intuition to guide a flow of postures. This is the way Cae teaches, tuning into herself and her students and feels the energy and vibration.


Jackie Grace – A Soma Teacher and Wild Woman, Jackie mentors on the Soma Training.

Aradhana – Aradhana is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher as well as a Soma Teacher. She is also a gifted Raw Food Chef. Discover her on

Patricia Faisca – Patricia is a magical hummingbird and a woman of Mother Earth. She is based in Portugal and teaches Soma magic.

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