Meet the People of Studio 70 Yoga
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, really enjoying the benefits yoga brings to calming body and mind. Michelle completed her Teacher Training in 2013 (CYTT200) with Brenda Louw from Chillout Yoga in Scotland.
In June 2017, Michelle completed Skills in Action, a 40 hour advanced teacher intensive with Natalie Rosseau. This has given Michelle the skills to craft exceptional yoga classes in a fun, nurturing and supportive environment. Michelle's main styles of teaching are Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga. A focus is placed on self enquiry and mindful movement.
Michelle worked for 20 years in Social Care, prior to taking the leap to teach yoga full time in 2016. This has given Michelle the skills to work with underserved communities and marginalised groups of people. If you work for a third sector organisation, Michelle is happy to liaise with you around delivering yoga on an outreach basis. Copies of PVG checks can be provided.
Energy healing is another area of interest for Michelle and she is a qualified reiki practitioner. At the moment, Michelle is a Shamanic Apprentice, studying under Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday at the Shamanic Centre in Edinburgh.
Laura has been teaching Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga in Glasgow since 2015. Laura was inspired to open the studio with Michelle by the amazing yoga community in Vancouver where she lived for 2 years.
She has studied with Brigitte Longueville, David McAmmond, Natalie Rousseau, Jules Mitchell, Michael Stone and many more inspiring teachers. Laura graduated from a 200 hours Teacher Training in 2015.
She teaches classes with a focus on embodied movement and awareness of breath and sensation. She encourages people to approach their practise with lots of compassion, self love and humour. She wants people to feel amazing in their bodies and to learn to connect with parts of their body that feel stuck or shut down.
After coming into contact with her first yoga experience, Lorraine felt like her world had changed for the better. It was the beginning of a new journey, learning to respect the spiritual aspect of her well being as well as the physical. Lorraine started to practice yoga 2-3 times a week noticing how it calmed her mind, gave focus and made her appreciate the smaller things, while strengthening her body and improving flexibility.
Whilst travelling the world , a chance encounter with a fellow backpacker led Lorraine to 200 hour teacher training in Rishikesh, India in January 2015. Lorraine's time in India and the 200 hour YTT changed her in ways she could never have imagined. Lorraine describes the benefits of a daily asana and meditation practice has incredible, improving both her physical and mental wellbeing. This new outlook on life also gave her the confidence to leave a long career in corporate finance.
In June 2016, following intense study at City of Glasgow College, Lorraine gained an HNC in Complementary Therapies. Qualifications awarded are Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology and Stress Management. Lorraine has since enhanced her skills, successfully completing courses in Deep Tissue Massage and Pre/Post Sports Massage. Lorraine believes that the combination of Yoga and Holistic Therapies have many health benefits that are essential for self care of the body, mind and spirit.
In April 2017 Lorraine completed 50 Hours Yin Yoga teacher training with Sarah Lo, who has been endorsed by Sarah Powers. Lorraine's yoga classes are accessible to everyone, regardless of their age ability or background. Turn up, roll out a mat, connect with your breath and have fun.