Teachers

Grace teaches ordinary yoga 9.30 am and 6pm

Grace

I have been teaching yoga in Uckfield for 14 years and now I am running a 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 from 11 July

Alarna

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/

 


Carol teaches beginners class Wednesday 6-7 pm

Carol

My yoga journey began in 2012 as a result of suffering excruciating back pain for a number of months and was recommended to practice yoga daily as a means to alleviate it. It was Grace’s wise words all those years ago that led me to qualify as a yoga teacher in 2017 and I have remained passionate ever since. My new beginner’s class is targeted at people who were just like me, those that are led to yoga for a variety of reasons, who may feel that they are inflexible or slightly intimidated by the perceived images that the yoga industry seems to portray.  My classes are for every shape and size of body!  All that is required is an open mind and a willingness to explore parts of yourself that may feel dormant.  My training is Mindful Hatha Yoga, which emphasizes being present and kind to yourself, as well as a focus of bringing together the mind, body and breath in unison.

This class is aimed at those who may believe they “can’t” but are willing to give it a try and reflect upon how it makes them feel afterwards. It is a gentle introduction into the practice of yoga, in a safe space where you can access a quiet of mind.I continue to be an avid student with the hopes of sharing the joy and peace that yoga has given to me by bringing it to you.

www.facebook.com/Nemetonayoga/

https://nemetonayoga.wixsite.com/website  

 


Sarah Hunt – vinyasa flow Sundays 10.30 – 11.45 am

Sarah 

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/

 

 

 


 

Pilates teacher Thursdays 1.30 pm

Carine Roberts – Modified Pilates 

Carine completed a Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) degree at King’s College London in 2004. She has since worked in Orthopaedics at the Horder Centre, Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation at Burrswood and Elderly Rehabilitation in the community setting for Uckfield Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre.She is a qualified Modified Pilates Instructor and has completed Matwork levels 1, 2 and 3 with APPI (Australian Physiotherapy & Pilates Institute). She has been teaching Beginner and Intermediate Modified Pilates classes at Horder Healthcare Tunbridge Wells since September 2016. Carine enjoys a holistic and functional approach to rehabilitation, educating her patients about good posture, exercise and self-management.

 


 

Amy teaches Mondays 7.30pm, Wednesdays 11 am + Thursdays 7.30 pm
Amy Dier
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

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

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=janespencertherapies


 

Louise teaches Wednesdays 9.30 – 10.30 am

Louise
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
Julie 
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 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 Tuesdays 7.30 – 8.45 pm from June 19

 

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


 

Charlotte teaches lunchtime yoga Wednesday 1 pm

 Charlotte 

My yoga practice began when I was pregnant with my eldest son nearly 20 years ago and I have been practicing ever since. I previously worked as a school teacher to children aged from 5 – 18 years old. In 2016, I decided to combine my love of teaching with my passion for yoga by embarking on a 200 hour yoga teacher training diploma at Yoga Campus in London. I graduated earlier this year and currently teach a number of classes in my local community hall as well as teaching a group of teachers at a local secondary school. My experience of yoga is in Scaravelli yoga and, more recently, in gentle Hatha flow and dynamic vinyasa flow classes. These styles influence and inform my own teaching style through which I aim to make yoga accessible and enjoyable for everyone. My classes are friendly and inclusive with an emphasis on developing awareness of the body and mind through our practice of postures, breath work and relaxation. All levels of experience are welcome and options are given to adapt the practice to make it your own and to honour how you feel physically and mentally on your mat that day. Underpinning my classes are themes relating to our subtle bodies, to the energy that we can create and harness through our practice and the positive impact that this may have on our experience both on and off the mat.

contact by email yogawithcharhind@gmail.com


Richard teaches Friday 12.45-130 pm from 20/07

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           


traceytracey Yin yoga teacher starting yin class Sunday 15th July 6 pm, all welcom

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 classe 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 and balanced.

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 tol leave feeling refreshed and relaxed and the knowledge to continue the practice anytime you want.
 
My classes would 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 the 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)