Studio Yoga Teachers

Tamsin Kelly is a British Wheel of Yoga Teacher.

Tamsin has been practising yoga for more than 20 years and teaching for since 2008.  Her classes focus on increasing strength and flexibility in equal measure, improving posture, stamina and core stability.  She teaches a style of Hatha Yoga which links breath and movement, integrating mind and body. Tamsin believes you’re never too young or old to benefit from yoga and her classes are suitable for all levels of fitness and ability, including beginners. She is also a qualified Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs teacher, a specialist 12-week yoga programme, clinically proven to reduce recurrence of low back pain.

Tamsin is trained to teach children from 3 – 12 years and has taught children for many years, including those with learning difficulties such as autism.  Tamsin is a REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level III yoga instructor.  She continues to study anatomy and yoga philosophy with her own teachers, Gary Carter and Michael Hutchinson.

Carolyn Ryan teaches Iyengar Yoga

This style of yoga focuses on precision and the correct alignment of the body in the yoga poses. This ensures that they are safe, as well as effective in improving posture and increasing stamina and flexibility. Students will gain a greater awareness of their body, improve concentration and learn how to relax.  Carolyn has been teaching at Studio Yoga since it first opened. Her classes are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced yoga students. Carolyn gained her teaching qualification through the Iyengar Yoga Association.

Jo Dowey teaches Hatha Vinyasa Yoga

Jo is a Yoga Alliance certified teacher and trained with Anne-Marie Newland at Sun Power Yoga.  She is a relaxed and conscientious teacher and this shows in her hands-on adjustments, explanations of poses and care spent on alignment, ensuring everyone feels happy and comfortable at all times – teaching us to have fun and move effortlessly through life’s challenges.

Imogen Annan teaches Hatha Yoga

Imogen first discovered Yoga when pregnant with her first child and started practicing regularly 13 years ago. Exploring and noticing the mind-body connection, using the breath as the link between the two has been transformative. Her classes connect breath to movement to improve flexibility and strength, encourage relaxation and calm the nervous system.  The pressures of modern life make it really difficult for people to relax, recharge and reboot and can also have an impact on posture and movement patterns and habits. Imogen is very interested in functional movement and economy of movement. Developing and practicing positive movement patterns on the mat can be beneficial for everyone, not just flexible people!

Imogen is a Level 4 British Wheel Yoga Teacher and has taken Gary Carter’s Anatomy and Myofascial movement for teachers course.

Naomi Hurst runs monthly Sound Baths

Yoga teacher Naomi Hurst is passionate about the benefits of Sound. She offers small intimate Sound Baths every month at Studio Yoga.  A sound bath is a self-guided meditation aided by soothing sounds from a number of deeply melodic instruments.  This could include crystal singing bowls, symphonic gongs, wind chimes, rain sticks and other percussion instruments.  There is no movement,  but we recommend participants lie on their backs to absorb the vibrations fully through their body as well as their ears.

Naomi is a registered Yoga Alliance Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher.  She has practised yoga for over a decade and completed her 200 and 300 hours Ashtanga teacher qualifications in Mysore, India.  Her Yin qualification was completed with Bernie Clarke and Diana Batts. She hopes she can help you find what you’re looking for in Yoga, whether that be soothing relaxation, increased strength and flexibility or a good cardiovascular workout. Above all Naomi’s classes are lead from the heart.

Martha Cook teaches Pilates (Body Control Pilates)

Her classes focus on strengthening deep postural muscles for greater fitness and stamina, encouraging students to work towards greater flexibility, walk taller, enjoy a flatter tummy and keep joint or spinal problems under control.  Classes aimed at beginners, improvers and intermediate classes cater for all abilities and are also suitable if recovering from injury.  Martha trained as a Level 3 Matwork Pilates teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2017.

Gail Loudon is a Mindfulness teacher

Dr Gail Loudon teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). She qualified as a Medical Doctor in 1984 already with a strong sense of the connection between mind and body and the need for a holistic approach in her medical practice. She has worked as a GP and as an Elderly Care doctor in hospitals, which she continues to do. Gail is also qualified as a Medical Homeopath and a Reiki Master. She has practised mindfulness for five years and trained as a teacher with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice (CMRP) attached to the Psychology Department of Bangor University. She continues to train with the CMRP to deepen her own practice and experience.

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