Meet The Team
I first got hooked on yoga 19 years ago when pregnant with my first child and haven’t stopped since! Initially, I started my teacher training in Iyengar yoga and then continued training with the British Wheel of Yoga. My teachings and personal practise reflect this fusion of both the precision of alignment based yoga and the fluidity and energy of Hatha Flow. I have gained Senior Yoga Teacher status with Yoga Alliance and I am also an Associate of the Active Birth Centre, London, with whom I trained in Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga and Active Birth Techniques. 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 bit of hard work thrown in too!)
Contact Adele: 07900954292 | email@example.com
I first discovered Yoga 16 years ago when I thought I’d try out a class to ‘chill out’ after having pounded the gym for 2 hours. The majority of the class was by no means relaxing and I realised there was SO much more to Yoga. It challenged my body and mind in a way that no other form of exercise had done. I was eager to explore as many styles of Yoga as I could, so over the years I have practice Ashtanga, Bikram, Iyengar, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow and Power Yoga to name a few. I was particularly drawn to Sun Power Yoga whilst I was living in Leicester which is a combination of Sivananda, Ashtanga and Iyengar. Wanting to deepen my knowlege and practice even further, I completed the teacher training course under the guidance of Anne-Marie Newland and qualified as an instructor in 2013. My classes draw upon my Yoga experiences so far and no two classes are exactly the same. Join me for a class and you can combine a strong & dynamic yoga practice, in a fun and informal atmosphere where you can explore your ability and challenge yourself. Prepare to sweat… we get moving!
Contact Amanda: 07590 842639 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Contact Andrea: 07748 116592 | email@example.com
I was recommended to take up yoga to mend my injured back, I did, it mended my back and I was hooked. I love how good you feel after a yoga class, how you can get stronger, more flexible, increase your stamina & balance whatever your age. Not only does your body benefit but your mind does too … it just makes you feel good! I love that you never stop learning in yoga and the challenge of finding ways to pass that knowledge on to my students. I qualified as an Iyengar teacher in 2011.
Contact Cath: 07974936365 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Classes are open to all levels and complete beginners are always welcome.
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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
Contact Kate: 07795 418266 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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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I first stepped onto the mat in 2003, and fell in love with the practice instantly. I’d always loved movement, having started life off as a dancer. Practicing yoga gave me that same joy and sense of being totally connected and in the flow.
I completed my first teacher training in 2007, and have been fortunate to study with some of the most skilled yoga teachers in and around Chicago where I am originally from.
I love to bring awareness to the subtle refinements in the postures. In my classes you can expect to move with the breath, while also focusing on refining the alignment in each and every pose. For me yoga is a moving meditation, so while you challenge yourself to build strength and flexibility, you’ll also be getting out of your head and into your deeper knowing, hopefully coming off the mat with more presence and peace of mind.
Contact Liz Waters: 07732 574017 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Contact Maria: 07949187982 | email@example.com
I am a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 11 years teaching experience. Specialising in Restorative, Prenatal and Hatha Yoga, I enjoy balancing the physical challenge of postures with the calming journey towards inner peace. I am registered with the British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight and Yoga Alliance USA.
I discovered Restorative Yoga in 2014 whilst living in Canada, at the busiest time of my life, when I truly needed to pause and recharge. The practice is wonderful and is now my go-to to keep calm and connected. I’ve enjoyed teaching Yoga Nidra guided relaxation since the start of my teaching career.
My studies with the UK’s leading relaxation expert Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, have inspired me to offer Restorative Yoga classes & Yoga Nidra relaxation to promote peace of mind – especially to folks with fast-paced lifestyles. I teach in a caring and relaxing way; my approachable nature comes across in class to leave students feel strong and nourished.
Contact Maryline: 07495 210874 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I found my way back to yoga several years ago, having happily trotted along to Hatha as a girl with my father. I count myself lucky to have practised with a range of truly inspirational teachers during my travels since then. Having completed my initial training years with CamYoga and TeenYoga, my on-going training is with Tiffany Cruikshank (all Yoga Alliance International accredited). I love sharing the therapeutic benefits of yoga – be it to find strength and suppleness, to heal or to access daily calm. My classes seek to nourish the soul and give rise to a smile.
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I am an established baby massage instructor and have been teaching for over 5 years. My qualification is with Hands on Babies and is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives, Independent Therapist International and International Complementary Therapist Association. 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 complete change. I took baby massage with my daughter when she was a baby, now 10! And I believe it has so many benefits for parent and baby. I still massage my daughter nightly as she enjoys it and helps her feel calm and settled.
Contact Susan: 07900867933 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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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