Meet The Team
I first discovered yoga 24 years ago and haven’t stopped since. I have completed many, many yoga training courses over these two decades, including British Wheel of Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga and Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga. I have gained Senior Yoga Teacher status with Yoga Alliance and am also an Associate of the Active Birth Centre, London.
My teachings and personal practise reflect my trainings – with a mellow fusion of the precision of alignment-based yoga; the dynamic fluidity of Hatha Flow; the art of surrendering in Yin Yoga; the exploration of our energies and the mindful exploration of asana. Although I take the discipline of yoga very seriously, my aim is for my classes to be fun, friendly and accessible to all (with a little hard work thrown in too!).
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I like to draw upon the different styles I have practiced on my Yoga journey so my classes are always imaginative, varied, dynamic and energetic with a focus on alignment, strength building and moving with the breath.
I teach yoga to everyone; athletes, pregnant ladies, rehabilitation, beginners and more advanced yogis. I adapt the class to suit the group or individual and their personal goals.
My teaching style is clear and informative but also fun and my classes are informal so students feel at ease and feel confident to explore their ability. I hope that my passion and dedication comes across to my students so they can also feel the incredible benefits of Yoga
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I discovered Iyengar Yoga when I moved to Manchester 17 years ago and was an instant convert. The joy for me was to leave my busy, hectic life behind during the class and focus completely on the yoga. I benefited from yoga through all three of my pregnancies and I qualified as a teacher in 2013. As a teacher, I love helping others discover and enjoy yoga and all of its many advantages to the body and to the mind. In particular, the use of props in Iyengar Yoga which enable everyone to have a go and gain from the poses. I am now starting on the training for the Junior Intermediate Level One qualification, attending the Manchester Institute of Iyengar Yoga.
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After training as a professional dancer and working in the industry I wanted to put my knowledge and skills to use by combining my passion of dance with a fitness program to make exercising enjoyable. No matter who I’m teaching, I thrive on seeing my clients grow and develop as they discover what they can achieve.
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Jane & Sarah
Yogi sisters Jane and Sarah are passionate about health, wellbeing and all things fun!
Sarah and Jane teach skilful alignment of the body and mind through a mixture of dynamic movements and restorative postures. Their yoga classes focus on restoring balance in body and mind. Sarah and Jane love to challenge their student’s self-limiting beliefs by taking them out of their comfort zones. Their systematic approach to complex arm balances and inversions enable students to safely challenge themselves.
Sarah and Jane have a playful style, creating a welcoming environment for all. Their friendly nature is well suited for complete beginners to yoga. Those with underlying health problems or injuries can seek advice on yoga therapy from Sarah, formally a registered public health nurse.
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I have been practising Astanga yoga for over 15 years and began teaching in 2010 having completed my Yoga Alliance 200 hour RYT Teacher Training in 2008. I’ve been fortunate to have practiced in Mysore, India and trained with some inspiring yoga teachers.
I love teaching and am honoured to be able to teach yoga and to pass on what I have learnt to others.
I have recently embarked on further training and I am currently working towards my 500 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher qualification and have spent 2015 attending recognised courses in Mindful Yin, MBSR Restorative Yoga Therapy, Rocket Yoga and have become a qualified Pregnancy Yoga Teacher RYPT in Pre and Postnatal Pregnancy.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
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Growing up with a love of sport, from gymnastics, five a side football and horse riding, I discovered yoga complimented my eclectic range of physical actives. Not only did yoga improve my body’s strength and flexibility but also had the same effect on my mind!
After practicing many styles of yoga over the last 20 years and finding each one brought new experiences (including helping me through pregnancy) I finally decided to train to be a teacher under the instruction of Conrad Paul, the yoga therapist and founder of Yoga Professionals.
My love of yoga has grown over the years as my knowledge has increased and my classes reflect that whatever your age or level of fitness, yoga can benefit everyone and have further continued my training in Sports Yoga with Sarah Ramsden, Yoga teacher to many Premiership Football Clubs
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Maria was introduced to Yoga back in 1997 whilst living in Florida. It was here that she began studying several different styles of Yoga such as Iyengar and Ashtanga. She has then continued her Yoga journey practising with various teachers across the U.K. and Australia.
After sampling various forms of Yoga Maria found herself drawn to the creativity and dynamic movement of Vinyasa Flow. As her love and commitment for Yoga grew she became inspired to teach.
Maria completed her Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training in 2011 and now teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga at various locations around Manchester and Cheshire, she also co-owns Tranquillite Retreats a beautifully converted French farm in South-West France, where alongside her husband she runs Yoga Holidays.
Since her teacher training in 2011 Maria has continued her studies with Yoga, anatomy and holistic therapies, this has deepened her knowledge enabling Maria to offer a more personalised approach to students, and one that supports the integration of mind, body and spirit.
Maria’s style of teaching is dynamic, creative and fun she encourages you to work to your potential incorporating breathing and relaxation techniques to help you focus the mind and connect with your body, thus creating inner harmony and peace which results in a greater sense of wellbeing.
Registered with Yoga Alliance UK RYT200 & RYTP (pre & post natal, baby yoga) BACP Accredited
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Exercise is my passion and I believe that it is such a great tool to help with life’s challenges.
Before training as a Yoga Instructor, I worked as a fitness instructor for 13 years – teaching body attack, body pump and balance classes. However, after a foot injury some years ago, I took up yoga and the benefits to both body and mind blew me away – so much so that I trained as a yoga teacher so I could share these benefits with others.
The combination of my fitness experience and yoga training has given me the opportunity to offer classes that help to build fitness, stamina and strength whilst also maintaining mobility and flexibility.
Outside of the yoga studio, you can find me, teaching Religious Studies I have taught Alevel Buddhism and Ethics. I love reading,walking my dogs and running.
Sofie teaches Vinyasa, Yin & Restorative yoga. She completed her initial training years with CamYoga (foundation & 200h) and with TeenYoga, before happily stepping to her Yoga Medicine 500h with Tiffany Cruikshank to layer her understanding of how the human body functions and how that can be optimised when fusing the strengths of western medicine and eastern energetics.
Sofie has worked alongside the balance team the University of Manchester & NHS Trust to offer yoga therapy to patients suffering chronic dizziness. She is also one of the supporting staff for the Yoga Alliance 200h Teacher Training hosted by Proper Northern Yoga, Kendal. And importantly, she serves as one of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessors for our Teen Yogis!
Inspired by the natural world, her teaching respects the effect that the seasons have on the physical and energetic body. Her passion lies in sharing the therapeutic benefits of yoga – be it to keep the body strong and supple, to heal or access daily calm. Yoga weaves into everyday life and inextricably connects our community. We are of the earth.
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I am an established baby massage and baby reflexology instructor and have been teaching for over 6 years. My massage qualification is with Hands on Babies and is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, Independent Therapist International and International Complementary Therapist Association. My Reflexology Technique qualification is with Mind, Body & Sole. I am fully insured and I have DBS clearance. My background is within communications in the media – a huge change but following a family relocation, I saw becoming an instructor an opportunity for a a new career. I took baby massage with my daughter when she was a baby, now 10! I believe massage and reflexology has so many benefits for parent and baby. I massage and perform reflexology with my daughter nightly as she enjoys it and helps her feel calm and settled.
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Studying both Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga has given me a deep insight into how to move beyond the limitations of mind and body. I encourage all students to start with their breath, which is linked to the mind and therefore our thinking. Structural alignment helps build the outer alignment whilst our breath connects us within.
I aim to make yoga fun and accessible to all with safe modifications to suit all bodies! I’m Senior Yoga Teacher with over 1000 hours of YA Trainings, in Asana, Advanced Anatomy & Advanced Pranayama. A dedicated Yoga practice since the late 90’s has transformed both my life from University Lecturer/Designer to Yoga teacher in 2006 as I observed its significant effects on my creative ability and levels of stress. I am one of the few westerners to be a direct student of Sri OP Tiwari, one of the few remaining Yogic Masters and sources on authentic teachings of the science and philosophy of Hatha Yoga and Pranayama in the world today and I have spent over 13 years studying with Paul Dallaghan, assisting him on his world renowned teacher trainings at Samahita Retreat in Thailand.
See www.ashtangamanchester.co.uk for full bio
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