020 7537 2002

Canary Wharf, E14

020 7537 2002
020 7036 3866

London Bridge, SE1

020 7036 3866

Valerie McCann

Bikram Yoga, BYL Express, Advanced Yoga Asanas

Don't let fear drive the bus. It can ride in the back seat, but definitely don't let it touch the radio"

Valerie McCann
Originally from: United States
  • Bikram Yoga
  • BYL Express
  • Advanced Yoga Asanas
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Senior teacher Valerie McCann has had a long career as a Bikram yoga teacher and practitioner, primarily based in Los Angeles.
She began practicing Bikram yoga daily in 2005 and attended teacher training in 2009. She has studied under many of the most senior teachers and seminar leaders, and has taught all over the world. In 2017, she completed a 300-hour Advanced teacher training, to deepen her understanding of yoga anatomy, alignment, therapeutics and yoga philosophy. Valerie has represented California and the U.K. in national and international yoga competitions. She was semi-finalist in the 2012/2013 U.S. national championships.
A professional actor and movement director, Valerie serves as a key member of BYL’s Teacher Training team, providing Vocal Training, Projection & Stage Presence, in addition to lending her considerable skills in leading Posture Clinics. As a professional theater instructor with an MFA in Movement Directing and Teaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, she is instrumental in helping our teacher training candidates develop healthy vocal technique and physical presence, a feature of training which makes BYL’s programme unique.

As a dancer and athlete, Valerie is no stranger to injuries. Yoga helped her prepare for and recover from spinal fusion and bi-lateral hip replacement surgeries. She practices daily to keep her body functioning at the highest level. Known as a precision-focused instructor with an emphasis on therapeutics, she believes it is never too late to tap into your body’s innate healing potential.

At the studios, Valerie leads our Beginners Basics Clinic, as well as our popular Bikram yoga classes to a range of participant levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. To begin your yoga journey by learning proper technique from the ground up, Valerie’s class is one you definitely want to attend!