with eden


Eden Mendel has been teaching yoga for 13 years. She is a graduate of Laughing Lotus NYC's teacher training, her spiritual home while she was living in Manhattan.

Eden is also a student and teacher of Anusara under the guidance of her UK teacher Bridget Woods Kramer.

Eden's greatest teacher has been her transition into motherhood. Having to relearn her body and her yoga practice has taught her greater humility and compassion, especially for women.

Eden taught across London for 10 years. She built a yoga community in South East London where she led monthly 2.5 hour workshops and co-created and taught a breathe and de-stress course/retreat.

Eden moved to the Bay Area in 2014 and joined the YogaWorks team in 2015. She teaches weekly vinyasa and restorative classes at YogaWorks in Palo Alto CA. She also taught a special prenatal series at the studio and is planning a workshop for Spring 2018.


Eden's classes are playful and challenging, while incorporating precise technique to ensure safety and a greater flow of energy. She believes that our yoga practice is our playground.

Eden also teaches private yoga sessions tailored to individual needs related to issues such as lower back pain, stress, illness and injuries. She also acts as a mentor to new teachers and students in yoga teacher training programs.


Due to popular demand here are several playlists used in Eden's classes. Enjoy!

Yoga flow playlist

Melting yoga playlist

Restorative yoga playlist

online classes

Here are a few short classes that Eden has filmed to guide your home practice.

Rise and flow with Eden at Yogarise
A short, energetic practice with a focus on kidney loop and pincha mayurasana (forearm stand). Filmed at the fabulous Yogarise in Peckham.

Lower back flow with Eden
A 40 minute flow class focusing on supporting the lower back and strengthening the abdominal muscles.

Gentle flow with Eden
Restorative flow practice to wind down.


“Finding Eden was a revelation for my yoga practice. I always enjoyed her classes which are inspiring, restorative, fun and playful with a focus on the foundation of every position while also pushing your boundaries. Eden guides you skillfully and with in-depth knowledge through asanas giving you space to grow and to build strength under professional care.”
“Eden is a warm and generous teacher who teaches with playfulness and precision to detail. She is a natural teacher who brings yoga to life and, through her sharing, inspires you to do the same. Her class is a real refuge each week. ”

“Eden is the first teacher that has shown a genuine understanding of my individual yoga practice. Her fun and playful approach to yoga and her warm, genuine and sunny personality make her a vital weekly part of modern life. Needless to say, I miss her terribly.”
“Eden reinvigorated my commitment to yoga. Her classes are fun and un-intimidating but always rigorous. She is terribly missed and has proved impossible to replace.”

“I continued to practice with Eden until I was 7 months pregnant. She modified the poses for me accordingly and intuitively knew what would work and how I was feeling. As a teacher and a friend she is sorely missed in London.”

past classes

Eden taught yoga in South East London, with classes in East Dulwich, Forest Hill, Honor Oak Park and Peckham Rye. She also was a regular cover teacher at the Life Centre and Triyoga.


9:45am – 11am at Yoga Rise, Peckham
Vinyasa Open Level
Creative flow grounded in precise technique


7:30pm – 9pm at FH Space, Forest Hill
Vinyasa Open Level
Creative flow grounded in precise technique


8pm – 9:15pm at Gaia Studio, East Dulwich
Vinyasa Open Level
Creative flow grounded in precise technique


10am – 11:15am at Eden's home studio in SE23
Yoga playground, babies and toddlers welcome

past courses & retreats

Rejuvenating weekend retreat in Surrey
(Sold out)

Friday 25 till Sunday 27 April 2014
Join us for a long weekend to gain an insight into how simple yoga and meditation techniques can offer the calm and quiet needed to help you relax and reduce stress levels.

The programme will include regular yoga and meditation practice, group discussions about the effects of stress on your mind and body and how to manage stress triggers outside walks, and delicious vegetarian food, all situated in beautiful surroundings.

Breathe & De-stress Workshops in East Dulwich

A stress management programme at Goose Green Clinic of Osteopathy using the tools of yoga & meditation with Katrin Heuser & Eden Mendel. For a full course description and booking click here.

past workshops

Goodbye London

Saturday 10 May 2014, 10 am – 12:30pm
Come and celebrate our community with a playful practice reviewing alignment. Bring a pose that you'd like to explore.

Arms, Shoulders, Neck and Head

Sunday 6 April 2014, 10 am – 12:30pm
A detailed look at the upper body. We'll play with using muscular energy while maintaining length in the spine.

Hips Workshop

Sunday 9 March 2014, 10 am – 12:30pm
Following on from the January foundation workshop, we'll focus on the position of the hips in all of the standing poses. We'll also work on hip openers and end with some luscious restorative poses.

Back bending Workshop

Sunday 9 February 2014, 10 am – 12:30pm
Back by popular demand, this playful workshop takes a meticulous look at the technique behind back bends. I will be taking requests so come with your favourite, or better yet, least favourite back bend.

Building your foundation- an in-depth look at the feet, legs and hips

Sunday 19 January 2014, 10 am – 12:30pm
Begin your year with a focus on the basis of your practice. Bringing awareness to the lower body, particularly the feet, can have a profound influence on your yoga practice and your posture. Come get grounded in alignment as we kick off another busy year!

Home Practice for the Holidays

Sunday 8 December 2013, 10am – 12:30pm
Calm yourself before the storm! A calming, juicy practice that you can bring home with you to help get you through the hectic holiday season and transition you into the new year. Followed by a holiday party lunch at delicious Ganapati in Peckham!!

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