Yoga Teachers

Monica Rottmann

Favourite pose Natarajasana (Dancer's pose) - I love the feeling of being in equilibrium - finding the perfect balance. Why did you start doing yoga? I suffered from chronic tension headaches and was a stress merchant needing to learn how to relax. Why did you become a teacher? I've hated every job I've ever had [...]

Nic Matthews

Favourite pose Resting squat (malasana)- great for the hips, low back, ankles and digestive system and can be done anywhere. Why did you start doing yoga? I started doing yoga for stress relief and to improve flexibility.  I quickly discovered there was so much more to it than that.  I've tried many different styles of yoga, including [...]

Dee Hughes

Favourite pose? Savasana because it was one of my most challenging to enjoy being still and quiet. Why did you start yoga? I suffered for many, many years with a chronic debilitating illness and yoga really helped me to face the challenges of that. It truly gave me my life back. Why did you become [...]

Heather Kinang

Favourite pose? Handstand, because I struggled with it for so long. Overcoming the fear factor, overcoming the feelings of being inadequate etc.  Why did you start yoga? I did my first yoga class when I was 21 as part of my High School Teaching degree. It felt good and I had no idea why. Why [...]

Cat Pham

Favourite pose At the moment, legs up the wall is my go-to pose to release tension in my legs and lower back after a long day. It helps me to unwind and is gentle on my back and hips. Having the support of the wall (or couch or bed) is restorative and makes it easy [...]

Ruth Warren

Favourite pose? At the moment it is Ardha Chandrasana (Half moon pose). It has taken me a while to achieve some balance poses, and this one has taught me how to go slower, focus and breathe – in my yoga practice and throughout each day. Why did you start doing yoga? Addicted to the gym [...]

Suzie O’Connor

Favourite Pose? Tough question – Constructive Rest Pos with some deep conscious breathing is my favourite pose to unwind after a busy day, it’s like a calming balm for my body and mind. Because I sit at a desk all day, I also love back-bending poses like supported fish or puppy pose to unravel the [...]

Renae Stevens

Favourite Pose? Gomukhasana -  from the Sanskrit words Gow (गो, Go) meaning "cow", Mukha (मुख, mukha) meaning "face" or “mouth”. This pose is miraculous for my hips and sacral iliac joint. Why did you start doing yoga? When I was 18 years old I was studying at art school and I was struggling with the long hours of sitting, eventually, my [...]

Eliza Gill

Favourite pose Tough question and I'm tempted to say my favourite poses are the poses that I find the most difficult as they very quickly and obviously point out the lessons I need learn - straight up in your face, no backing out.. But who doesnt love savasana? Savasana is my favourite. Why did you start [...]

Nicole Sanders

Favourite Pose? Triangle pose – trikonasana. It's an incredible release in the chest, upper back and shoulders.  And an awesome stretch for the thighs and hips. I especially love the feeling of opening up my hips. Why did you start doing yoga? To create time for myself and reduce my stress levels. Running was my addiction [...]