Teachers Lee Rowlands I began to practice Yoga in 2008, at the health club I used to work in. I mainly practised Ashtanga and kriya Yoga. However, for the last 3 years I have been spending 6 months at a time studying and deepening my knowledge of Yoga in India. I’ve attended various workshops and Yogashalas throughout Asia including – Ashtanga, Kundalini, Dharma, Hatha and Vinyasa. This year I decided to enrol with Yoga Alliance and complete my Yoga teacher training – RYS200. I am a certified Hatha and Vinyasa teacher. I have been traditionally trained in Rishikesh, India, comprising Asana, Anatomy and Physiology, sequencing of Yoga postures, Pranayama, Mantra theory and Philosophy, adjustments and corrections, Meditation, Yogic Therapy. Sarah Burns I started showing an interest in martial arts & yoga at young age but didn’t pursue it until I turned 20, spending over 25 years now studying & teaching Karate. My first taste of yoga was at the age of 18 but Karate was my first passion. After suffering an injury to my lower back I started attending regular yoga classes as part of my rehabilitation, that was 10 years ago that was it I was hooked!! Becoming a yoga teacher was a natural progression for me as I was already a Chiball Method teacher as well as a Karate Sensei. I’ve also spent some time in the MMA world helping run a cage fighting club with family members working with the likes of Ross Pointon UFC fighter and up & coming fighters. I teach traditional Hatha yoga classes, free style fitness yoga classes and Chiball & hot yoga classes, Children yoga & family yoga, Karate classes for all ages and self-defence courses. I qualified in auricular acupuncture due to my interest in traditional Chinese medicine & eastern culture. Gabby Byrne I owe so much to the teachings of yoga. The practices have opened up dimensions within me I never imagined existed. Like many I have done the long hard slog of the physical practices in India, with teachers standing on my back at 5am, battling at times with the idea of my own insanity, but without such experiences I would perhaps not be in the beautiful space in which I find myself now. In this space my mind is calmer and clearer, my body stronger and healthier and my heart has opened to depths which bring joy to every inch of my being. Allowing me to freely express endless compassion not only towards myself but to others, wherever they are on their infinite journey. For this I am eternally grateful and humbled by the ever present reality that this journey is in its infancy! My belief, what I embody and try earnestly to teach is that we must find our own truth. The teachings of yoga are tools to guide us on our unique journeys & I see it as imperative that we become our own teachers as honestly as we can. Self inquiry is of upmost importance and the yoga practices aid the depth of our ability to endlessly question with compassionate acceptance and without judgement or attachment to the answers we find. Yoga, for me, has become the art of observation, a method to release us from the madness of he mind. In my teachings on and off the mat, I encourage students to dwell in the position of the observer and enter into the space of their own hearts so they may find the answers to their life questions. As one of my teachers says “The practice is in the awareness, not in the asana!” In knowing this we can develop a practice of curiosity to intimately explore ourselves and question with humility the meaning of the life we have been given this time around, allowing us to embody our highest potential. I hope in sharing my beliefs I can guide people to a place of love so they may feel whole and smile with joy from within. Cecilie Rollo Bio to follow soon! Dionne Palmer Bio to follow soon! Frank Perry Bio to follow soon!