Teachers

Grace teaches ordinary yoga 9.30 am and 6pm

Grace Annand

I have been teaching yoga in Uckfield for 14 years and now I manage the Uckfield yoga studio.

20 years ago I went to my first yoga class and in 1999 I spent 6 months in India staying in ashrams, going to classes every day and learning as much as possible about yoga. In 2004 I completed teacher training with the Pranava school and then I did the diploma with BWY. I call my classes ordinary yoga – there is a philosophical theme each week, focus on breathing well, moving our body and connecting to the self . We come together to practice, each person exploring their personal source of wisdom to create a balanced, complete and happy life. Yoga practice is a tool to help us develop our awareness and being together with others on same path can support and inspire us, please join us you will be very welcome.

 


 

Alarna teaches meditation Wednesday 11 am

Alarna Lloyd

My meditation journey started when I knew I required a more positive outlook to life. Consequently, to find a way to clear my mind of daily chatter and anxiety I tried guided meditations and got hooked by finding that calm state during and after meditating. After a year of trying many meditations I booked onto a meditation teaching course. I am still loving and learning more about it through daily meditations and through other meditators. I thank meditation for giving me a calmer, happier life. I find daily meditation helps me focus during the day to complete tasks better, I enjoy the small things in life more, also finding that inner spark that is just me. I have enjoyed running classes in the last 4 years and relish people’s discovery of what helps them. I appreciate the creative process of writing meditations. I sometimes enjoy bringing crystals into the experience. Having that helpful power of meditating in a group is a great start. It’s a wonderful class for beginners or those already practicing – https://www.facebook.com/AlarnaLloyd/


lunchtime vinyasa Wednesday 12.30 pm

Annie Cheadle –  

I began my yoga journey over 4 and a half years ago when I stumbled across a class at my local gym on my pursuit of happiness.Spring of 2015, I ventured to Goa to complete my 200hr teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa flow at the Kranti Yoga School.  It took me about a year and a half of practising yoga all over the world (I was an international air hostess FYI) before I realised that I had to be brave, take the plunge and teach yoga full time. I was already teaching privately and balancing both jobs side by side but something had to give. My teachings over the year have developed into a style that we could perhaps call creative functional dynamic vinyasa flow but that’s ridiculous so to be as inclusive as I can be, my yoga is for every body.

 Elements of anatomy are commonly woven into my classes to help educate you about your body and to encourage consistent refinement in asanas and a deeper connection with your physical body. You can expect to be challenged physically and mentally, to be encouraged to get comfortable with the uncomfortable, you will strengthen and lengthen, receive hands on assists and lots of laughs (I am assumptive of my ability to entertain clearly!).

07899043440  FB – Annie’s Yoga  www.anniejaneyoga.co.uk

 


Sarah Hunt – vinyasa flow Sundays 10.30 – 11.45 am

Sarah Hunt

I teach Vinyasa Flow yoga which is a dynamic style of yoga where poses flow from one to the next led by the breath.  My classes are challenging and dynamic but I aim to create an environment which is light hearted and inclusive with options offered for all levels. I believe that yoga is much more than throwing shapes but at the same time our physical practice can become a moving meditation which brings calmness to the mind both on and off the mat.

https://www.facebook.com/yogawithsarahhunt/

 

 

 

 


AMY DIER

Amy teaches Mondays  + Thursdays 7.30 pm
I studied for my 200 hour certification under Yogacharya Lalit Kumar at the Himalaya Yoga Valley in 2017. Whilst I was in India, I was inspired by ancient yogic philosophy and how to apply it to a modern world. I’m interested in helping people connect back to the self and the planet through Yoga.
My classes are Ashtanga based, which include pranayama breath techniques and meditation as well as  physical Asana. I’m excited to be teaching at Uckfield Yoga and sharing this wonderful practice and journey with you.

 

 


 

Jane Spencer relaxation
Jane Spencer – meditation Thursdays 10.45 – 11.30am £5

JANE SPENCER

This is an informal, relaxed class to help you understand how to meditate and encourage you to keep going! Jane has been practicing meditation for over 20 years and was trained by The Brahmrishi Mission to teach mantra meditation.  Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome to  join this friendly, supportive class.

http://www.janespencertherapies.co.uk

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Louise teaches Wednesdays 9.30 – 10.30 am and 6-7 pm

Louise Cartland
My yoga journey began in my teens (over 40 years ago) and I am fortunate to have been taught many different systems of yoga. I qualified to teach in 2004 and I will never stop learning as yoga is constantly evolving which I find fascinating. My class includes some of the most beneficial aspects of my favourite styles paying attention to maintaining a healthy spine and overall rejuvenation. It incorporates a flowing series of postures following the breath, moving with awareness and mental focus. I like to draw attention to subtle, anatomical details to avoid injury and sometimes include face yoga. Backgound healing music aids the de-stressing process so you emerge relaxed and revitalised.


Julie teaches beginners class Tuesday 11am + satyananda Thursday 6 pm
Julie La Rooy
I started my yoga journey in my 20’s, I have studied under many teachers both in the UK and in New York, Hong Kong and India. I have been teaching for about 19 years. Initially I trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and later with Satyananda Yoga (Bihar school) under Swami’s Vedantananda and Pragyamurti.
My motivation to move from attending a weekly yoga class to training as a teacher was a desire to share with others the benefit I gained from yoga. Especially in using the breath to remain calm, controlling stress and anxiety.
I am really interested in creating a calm and supportive environment in the sessions and helping people to learn to be more aware of their bodies, breath and the state of the mind.
This class is aimed at anyone beginning yoga, for people with body restrictions and for anyone who wants a less dynamic class. It will incorporate simple asana, pranayama (breathing practices) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).

Yin Yan yoga classes
Sarah teaches Bliss class Fridays 11am

Sarah Lloyd-Morrison

A class of  yin yoga and relaxation.  Treat yourself to a wind-down to the weekend with this class which will be mainly floor-based.

Let go of tension with a blissful combination of yin yoga, where we hold the poses to release into the fascia, followed by some restorative postures.

Then we’ll dive into a deeply relaxing iRest yoga nidra guided meditation designed to restore your mind, body and senses to their natural state of true being.

 


Nick teaches ashtanga primary Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.45 pm

 

Nick Lee

“I’m on the start of my yoga teaching journey after qualifying a 200-hour alignment based yoga in 2016. I’ve practiced yoga for 10 years since the age of 16. I came into yoga at a low point in my life where I felt lost and afraid of life, afraid to live. Yoga has helped me vanquish my demons and develop a deeper sense of peace within myself. Throughout the years I have dipped in and out of many yoga forms in which I have pulled certain elements into
my teaching. I’m constantly evolving my understanding of yoga every time I step on the mat. I teach an ashtanga based practice with a heavy focus on breath, alignment and progression. Ashtanga is a sequenced based practice which involves taking five-ten breaths each pose.

 

 


Trina teaches Iyengar yoga Monday 1.15 – 2.30 pm

Trina Requena – Oceanspirit yoga – reawaken your natural connections.In today’s hectic and fast moving world, we often forget to give ourselves time for thought and reflection. We forget to nurture and
condition our bodies. We forget our connection to nature and to
ourselves. Come and take a moment to remember with me through the
practice of Iyengar yoga.
The truth of the matter is simply that we cannot carry on abusing our
minds and our bodies in the way that society encourages us to. We must
be mindfull of our actions not just on our yoga mats, but in all that we
do. Our children must be guided towards connection of the mind body and breath.  “Yoga with Trina is a life changing experience. The classes are not only fun and personalised but she enables you to take the practise into your everyday life. You feel like you are listened to and thought about during and after each session.The sessions are often developed and focused around a  theme. She helps you concentrate on making each pose secure and properly carried out, with clear repetitive instructions so that everyone understands what is best for their own body. Having attended many different types of yoga this has been an eye opener on how yoga should really be presented and taught.” Trina is full of life and energy and enthuses every class with her positive vibes.

Call me 07576350231 or email info@oceanspiritschool.co.uk 


Richard teaches Friday 12.45-130 pm

Richard Harding 

a Yoga and Movement facilitator and skilled bodyworker specialising in Arun Conscious Touch; an artist, poet; musician and gardener. He is passionate about consciousness, the body, its anatomy and ecology. His journey traverses the arts and sciences and ranges from dance training and performance and Fine Art Painting, to medicine working as a Paramedic Practitioner in the NHS. In 2001, he lived and trained in with Min Tanaka (Butoh dancer/farmer) at Bodyweather Farm, and DAnce Resources on Earth, Japan.His research, teaching and caring practices span 25 years . The Yoga he teaches is strongly  influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. He has recently become interested in  the deep  healing practice of Yoga Nidra.

If you need to relax – Richard is your man!

satbodhiyoga@gmail.com   www.satbodhi.wordpress.com           


Sarah teaches Scaravelli yoga Tuesdays 3pm from 18/09

Sarah Bristow

Sarah teaches Scariavelli inspired Hatha Yoga .You will enjoy a calm and restorative Yoga practice, with individual adjustments to your postures, deeply relaxing and strengthening.

‘my favourite day of the week, I couldn’t bear to miss it.’All levels of experience welcome

Sarah is a professional Acupuncturist, Shiatsu therapist and Yoga instructor, particularly drawing on the feminine to enrich your health and well-being.Sarah has been teaching and treating for over thirty years, developing and offering from a wealth of training and experience in the U.K. and Japan, of various Yoga traditions, and Oriental Medicine

please call or e mail for further information 07736546821 | be@sarahbristow.com

www.sarahbristow.com 


Tracey teaches yin yoga Sundays 6 pm

TRACEY KISSANE

Yoga  for me is the relationship that is built between the body, the mind and the breath. Yoga helps creates a space free from obstacles in our bodies opening up to sensations of freedom and release that I aim for my students to leave feeling from class. Yoga has been a part of my life since I was about 18 years old and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible  both on and off the mat. It has allowed me the opportunity to gain moments of clear perspective and balance .  

 I completed my 100 hour Therapeutic Yin Yoga & MyoFascial Release Teacher Training in February 2018 with Samdhana Yoga and currently completing my 200 hr teacher training with Realflow Yoga, allowing me to continue my yoga journey.In my classes I  aim to create a space of non judgement  and some inspiration to help you deepen your practice and leave your mat feeling refreshed, nourished .I have also been trained in Therapeuitic myofascial release techniques. In summary Myofascial Release is a ( self massage/ hands-on technique to roll your muscles and connective tissues. Using soft balls to release the tension in the targeted areas, It involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. The aim is to leave feeling refreshed and relaxed and the knowledge to continue the practice anytime you want.My classes  offer the combination of Yin yoga and myofascial release techniques both which are proven to be very effective ways of maintaining healthy, supple tissues and balance in the nervous system  and then to guide students into Yin Yoga postures in order to stress the tissues in the target area so as to increase circulation and improve flexibility. yin yoga which is a slow paced style of yoga with a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine (areas are especially rich in connective tissues)