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.
Hannah is a holistic therapist and owner of The Aroma Room at Studio 70. She has a VTCT in Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage. She offers a wide range of massage and holistic treatments for relaxation and well being. She has had a long and varied career working in beauty, retail, health and childcare.
Her specialty is aromatherapy massage with 20 years experience offering this treatment. She custom blends essential oils for your physical and emotional requirements. If you would like to have less muscular tension, better joint flexibility, improved sleep or generally want to feel better then make massage part of your healthy lifestyle. Her extensive training means she can use a range of techniques to offer you a personalised treatment.
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.