Michelle’s yoga journey began fourteen years ago, when she started to practice Hatha Yoga for relaxation and stress management. At a later date, she began to practice Vinyasa Flow on a regular basis. Michelle completed her Teacher Training in 2013 (CYTT200) with Brenda Louw from Chillout Yoga in Scotland.
Michelle's non judgemental and playful approach helps you to link movement to breath in a mindful way, where we pay attention to sensations that arise in the body and the fluctuations of the mind.
Michelle worked for 20 years in Social Care, prior to taking the leap to teach yoga full time in 2016. Michelle has taught yoga on an outreach basis to individuals with a wide range of needs including: learning disabilities, addiction, trauma, mental health. She has also delivered chair yoga to older adults.
Laura completed her yoga teacher training (RYT200) with Brigitte Longueville, specialising in Restorative Alignment, in Mexico. Having practiced different styles in Europe and North America she has become increasingly interested in how she can work with students to improve their posture and in doing so release locked energy.
Laura has worked previously as an educator and facilitator and brings her experience, patience and structured learning to the yoga studio.
In her classes she guides students on an internal journey to reconnect with the subtleties of their bodies using movement and breath work. Laura has a moving meditation philosophy and all her classes are built around mindful movement.
George got into zen and zen got into him when he lived on the southern
Japanese island of Kyushu. Since then he’s explored various ways to try to
remain aware of the quiet but deep peace and beauty of life regardless of
the loud but shallow worry and frustration. These included a few vipassana
and other retreats, transcendental meditation, an MBSR course,
hypnotherapy, wandering aimlessly around in the back of beyond and
A career in environmental sustainability made him suspect that good
decision making requires people to first be at peace with themselves. So
he qualified as a zen mindfulness and meditation teacher with zenways and
now really enjoys bringing people together to focus on a freer, fuller
life - the benefits being pretty much infinite to them, those around them
and the wider world.
Classes cover all levels and aims; simple tools to help let go of stress
and anxiety sit right alongside deeper states of being for seeing more
clearly into our true nature.
Elaine MacRaild is here to share her love of Yoga and birth with you. Yoga has been a big part of her life for over 10 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat.
She completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 with a Level 3 Diploma with Pamela Young and Liz Young, through Fitness Scotland. She has been teaching her own classes since Sept 2014. In 2016 Elaine also qualified as a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga Teacher, training with Judy Cameron.
Elaine's classes are creatively sequenced, with a spirit of playfulness and a little inspiration to help you deepen the effectiveness of your practice. She will help you connect with your baby your mind your body and your soul through yoga and when you leave your mat you will feel refreshed, nourished, balanced and connected.
I am passionate about supporting the transformation of negative and outdated emotional, mental and behavioural patterns to free ourselves, realise our potential and fully step into who we truly are. The work I do focuses on connections, connections to ourselves, to others and with the world we live in. I specialise in the areas of suicide and crisis and see these as gateways for transformation. I am a motivated, creative, and compassionate person who sees humanity with both its lightness and its darkness and am willing to ‘dance’ with both.I have worked on the frontline with people for 17 years, within the mental health and addiction fields, working with people who have experienced multiple traumas, those in crisis and individuals wanting to kill themselves.
I have worked in various services from a volunteer to project worker to management, as well as setting up and running a crisis intervention service for people at risk of suicide and/or self harm.
I love to dance and express myself through movement on my own and with others. I have been practising Movement Medicine for 9 years and am now a Movement Medicine Apprentice. I am also a Physical Theatre Practitioner and passionate about creative expression and storytelling.
I support people to reconnect to their bodies, and to themselves. Rebuilding a relationship with your body and your physicality can be an important step in transforming and empowering yourself. Most important to me is our reconnection to hope, joy and love; to our true selves.