Meet the Teachers

A Practice for Returning Home with Heidi Chadwick

7 June 2017

Over the next few months, Heidi Chadwick will be offering a series of workshops which explore the deeper questions about ourselves and our yoga practice. We caught up with her to find out more about her teaching, her yoga practice and what we can expect from her upcoming workshops – Exploring & Creating Authentic Embodied Relationships On & Off the Mat.

Szilvia Gardian - Yoga & Sound

20 April 2017

Sound baths are a form of sound relaxation and meditation which enjoy growing popularity in the yoga community.

We caught up with Yoga & Sound teacher Szilvia Gardian ahead of her upcoming yoga and sound workshops, to find out more about the workshops and her connection to singing bowls.

Szilvia is teaching Introduction to Singing Bowls, followed by Pampering Yoga & Sound Bath on Sunday 21st May.

Beth Morgan

21 June 2016

After dabbling with various types of yoga, Beth discovered Kundalini yoga on a retreat in Egypt in 2007 and quickly realised how powerful this practice was, making her feel great both during and after.

Kundalini yoga allowed her to reach a place of peace in a particularly difficult and stressful time in her life, and she soon realised that she wanted to share this life changing practice with others.

Beth’s classes are a dynamic blend of postures, pranayam(breathing), mantra and meditation, which will teach you the art of relaxation, self healing and mental elevation. Her passion for music and mantras is evident in her powerful and uplifting classes which are taught in a loving, warm and compassionate way.

Susi Wrenshaw

15 June 2016

Susi is a yoga teacher and yoga therapist with over 1000 hours teaching experience.

Her informative, open approach empowers students to develop healthy and enjoyable movement of their body, balance their energy and find peace in the mind. Through her extensive training, teaching and daily practice she draws from many traditions and ancient texts to create flowing, breath-led classes working with the physical and subtle bodies.

Susi initially trained as a yoga teacher with Yogahaven, since when she has studied extensively within the DruYoga tradition, as well as with such leading teachers as Shiva Rea, Donna Farhi, Ray Long, Simon Low, Claire Missingham and A.G. and Indra Mohan.

As a yoga therapist, Susi is able to provide a safe and appropriate practice for anyone from the normally fit and healthy to the terminally ill and dying. She has also completed specialist training in working with trauma. She has been published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the book entitled Addiction and Performance (2014), and teaches communication at the University of Manchester Medical School and within the wider healthcare industry.

Fiona Finsbury

3 June 2016

Fiona has been practising yoga since the age of 14, when she attended her first class at the local village hall.

She was drawn to yoga for the physical aspect of the practice, and soon discovered the immense emotional and spiritual healing it can bring. After falling in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in her twenties, Fiona completed her 200 hours Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga teacher training with The Yoga People in London, and did a further 100 hours teacher training in Yin Yoga with Sebastien Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. She has recently completed another 100 hours in Mandala flow and Shamanism.

Laura Booth

18 May 2016

Yoga crept into Laura’s life at a time when she was lacking direction.

Through working initially as a yoga studio receptionist, the practice began to infiltrate her life and she became interested in teaching and sharing the practice.

Laura completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Yogahaven in 2014, and her 300 hour training with Sampoorna Yoga in Goa in 2016. As a young teacher, she feels completely blessed to have connected to this part of herself so early in life. Her asana practice has transcended her pre-conceived physical and mental limitations, and yoga has infiltrated her life in every way. Yoga brings Laura clarity and inner strength, enabling her to navigate her way through obstacles and fully appreciate every moment of her life. Her teaching encourages students to find their own personal flow within the practice, creating space in body and mind, body positivity, and inner strength.

Donna McCafferey

9 May 2016

Donna’s spiritual journey began after experiencing a solar eclipse in India in 1995.

Shortly after that, she took a silent Vipassana retreat followed by a number of others, which changed her as a person and prepared her for when she found yoga, via an Ashtanga Vinyasa class which she happened across on her way to the beach in Goa in 1998.

Sue Hodgkinson: Yoga teacher at The Life Centre North

7 April 2016

Sue has been teaching yoga full time since 2011, teaching hot yoga, vinyasa flow, yin and more. Sue is a 500 hr teacher with over a 1000hr teaching experience, qualified hypnotherapist, qualified in Thai yoga massage, diploma in yoga theory, studied at Salford University doing a H.N.D in media performance and a BA hons in performing arts. Other training includes; Claire Missingham adjustments Vinyasa TT immersion, workshop with David Sye, Ray Long anatomy, Roger Cole anatomy, Jiva Mukti with Durga Devi, freestyle yoga and immersion with Dharma Mittra soon to be doing 5oohr TT in New York with Dharma Mittra. In an interview with Sue she talks about what inspired her to take up yoga and how her journey is unfolding so far……