Director of the space, is there anything this man can't do? Yogi, personal trainer, climber and possibly a secret ninja? Giving the best hugs in Leeds, super kind, bendy and strong. Join Sam for his calm yet dynamic classes.
Kathryn has been practicing yoga since 2009. Over the years what started as a weekly Iyengar class in a church hall has developed into a way of life. Discovering Ashtanga yoga while living in London, she was drawn to the dynamic yet meditative feel of the practice and found it a great remedy to the hectic style of London life.
Kathryn completed her Yoga Alliance yoga teacher training with Stewart Gilchrist and Amanda Denton in 2015 and will be forever grateful for the knowledge, principles and energy they shared in her years spent practicing with them.
Kathryn has had the privilege to practice under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois in London, 2015 and at KPJAYI in Mysore, India in 2016. Since moving back to Leeds she continues to develop her yoga practice, learning lots from Joey Miles.
Kathryn teaches Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles of yoga, she believes that yoga is for everyone and provides an open, encouraging and inclusive space in which all students can learn
Lovely Alex is fast becoming Yogini of the year as far as we are concerned. Super positive, bubbly and mum of two, you will love her classes. We don't know where she gets her energy from but we all want a bit of it!! She loves Ashtanga Yoga so you can expect a fun and playful exploration of postures in her Ashtanga Fusion class.
Michelle was traveling in New Zealand when she started her Yoga journey. Trying yoga to increase comfort for skiing.
She discovered that yoga was not just about flexibility but the connection between mind, body & spirit that comes with an awareness of breath. Yoga started to change her life.
Her passion led her to India to spend time over the next few years doing teacher training and study with Trimurti. She is still first and foremost a yoga student and continues to learn through regular workshops and training with her teacher Jason Crandell. She has completed 300hr of advanced study with Jason .
She teaches dynamic styles of yoga influenced by her own practice and studies in India.
She aims for students to develop introspection, an understanding of their own bodies needs and to accept themselves as they are in each class.
Kayla came to yoga through a desire to do more for her mind and body. Practising for years as a private student with a Hatha teacher, Kayla wanted to understand more about yoga’s philosophy. So, in 2015 Kayla completed her yoga teacher training with Yoga Haven. Since then she has taught Hatha and Vinyasa regularly and in 2017 Kayla did her Restorative yoga teacher training in Tokyo, Japan at Sun and Moon, an amazing studio run by Leza Lowitz.
When out of the studio Kayla loves studying astronomy, travelling and reading.
Kayla’s classes suit all abilities. She has a really soothing ‘no pressure’, informal but encouraging teaching style and she can always help you adjust postures to your needs.
Sibylle found her way in to yoga Asana practice in 2008 after a rather hard and challenging accident. She found herself diving deeper into the magnificence of yoga, unfolding the layers of pranayama and meditation and has never since left it.
She has been lucky enough to learn and receive guidance from some truly amazing teachers (Shiva Rea, Cameron and Melayne Shane, Julia and Pascal Weiß, Collette Davis, Sandra Amtman and many more).
She completed her Prana Vinyasa Flow teacher Training in 2017.
She feels yoga is a thoroughly wonderful guide through challenging times, even more through life in general. Her own experience has deeply informed her teaching. Sibylle wishes for you to rediscover your natural rhythm of life and reconnect with your inner teacher, your breath.
Whether you're completely new or already deep into your practice you'll find what you wish within her classes. The particular wave sequencing allows to meet different levels where they need to be met.
From a young age Peter has been practicing meditations at Dharma centres which lead him onto yoga. Whilst practicing, he found the union between the breath and Asana(poses), increased his awareness of his inner spirituality and external environments
In the last 5 years of his life, he has worked within the mental health sector, where yoga is beneficial in assisting the day to day pressures of working life. He found that yoga helped him to manage this stress and strengthen his core being.
Since training and achieving a certified vinyasa qualification, Lefkada (Greece), he has furthered his practice with a combination of meditative dynamics and fluid movements. He finds vinyasa beneficial for the mind and body to work in harmony.
Sophie is a Hatha Yoga teacher as well as a contemporary dancer with professional training and experience in somatic practices.
The notion of curiosity is a key part of Sophie’s practice; the ever-changing body meeting the ever-changing world and all of those spaces in between!
Sophie's classes are based on a strong belief that Yoga is a highly physical and highly intelligent art - but most importantly, it is fun and can be also deeply relaxing.
Each class will invite you to explore and deepen your understanding of moving in coordination with the breath as a means to strengthen and stabilise the body on and off the mat. You can expect to be challenged physically but also soulfully in a safe, supportive and friendly space!
Izzy first discovered yoga by copying postures from a small orange book as a child.
After a varied journey through life, injury and experience, things eventually came full circle. Today Izzy is a playful and curious yoga teacher, dance artist and performance poet.
Through approaching yoga as a complete philosophy for health, she experiences the practice as a nourishing and ever-evolving home to return to. Deeply passionate about helping people to connect mind, body & breath, her creatively designed Hatha classes bring peace and presence to busy lives.
Focusing on alignment, fundamentals and flow to encourage greater freedom and awareness, sessions build to a dynamic practice, developing strength and resilience in body and mind. She is fascinated by discovering creative ways to re-pattern habits, reduce pain and promote healing for all.
Izzy feels that yoga offers a wonderful way to connect to life’s intelligence and return to our natural rhythm. She looks forward to sharing this with you!
Alan took up yoga at Trinity College Dublin in 1999, after several years of practicing Soto Zen meditation. In 2005 his teacher encouraged him to train as a yoga teacher with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (Kitzbuhel, Austria). He then taught full-time in Dublin before moving to England in 2007 to live with his Derbyshire-born wife.
Since 2007 Alan has continued to teach yoga part-time while also working in research. He has a PhD in neuroscience, and has worked in gerontology, public health and social care research. He currently works as an analyst for the NHS.
Primarily interested in meditation and the adoption of stillness in challenging asanas, Alan aims to help his students improve their physical health while also developing awareness of their own inner stillness.
Jenny left her previous profession as a lawyer following serious illness. In 2013 she discovered the practice of Yoga as part of her healing process. She was instantly hooked. She has maintained a consistent practice since, realising the transformational benefits Yoga can have on the mind and body.
In 2016 she commenced her 250 hour Yoga Teacher Training under Nichi Green and Brian Cooper. Teaching Yoga is now her full time career and passion and she hopes to share that passion and dedication with others. She is a compassionate teacher and enjoys supporting individual students’ needs with modifications where appropriate and encouraging people who are curious about Yoga to consider starting a practice. She teaches Ashtanga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa flow and Yin Yoga and uses Yoga to assist individuals as an adjunct to improve their primary sport or exercise regime.
A mum to two young boys, Jenny is also a qualified children and adolescent Yoga teacher, guiding children from pre-school age to adolescents with a light hearted and spontaneous approach.
Jenny continues to be a dedicated Yoga practitioner and student.