Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

All of our teachers at Ishvari Yoga are 200 hour accredited through various yoga schools.  Our teachers offer varied classes in both classic/hatha yoga as well as many styles of flow yoga.  All of our teachers are friendly and welcoming and all classes offer adaptations and progressions to suit all levels of students.

Please read below to find out more about our teachers.

Sammy - Yoga Teacher

Sammy qualified as a yoga teacher in 2018 through the YMCA 200 hour accredited training program here is Sammy’s story…..

Working as a holistic and remedial massage therapist for many years, I often found when treating clients with muscular skeletal injuries or postural complaints that I was using yoga asanas as a solution to improve posture, repair injuries and release tight or painful muscles.

I have been involved in fitness all of my life; firstly as a Ballet dancer and later in weight training but found the impact of this discipline was beginning to cause reoccurring injuries so I began to look for something new. 

I have been attending yoga classes for many years and always enjoyed the serenity of this discipline, it was only when speaking with one of my massage clients about how yoga and mindfulness had impacted her life in such a positive way that I became hooked on the idea of becoming a yoga teacher.

After becoming an accredited yoga teacher I began teaching classes in local village halls. Having found The Studios at Ashfields Polo and Carriage Club and then Redricks Lake, we now have a beautiful and serene environment as the perfect backdrop for our classes.

Alison - Yoga Teacher

Alison qualified as an Apanaveda Yoga teacher with the Apanaveda school of yoga.

Alison brings a mindful approach to yoga, pairing gentle yoga movements with breathwork to allow awareness of the body and serenity of the mind. Alison’s classes are suitable for complete beginners of all ages and abilities, or for students looking for a breath focused discipline to their practice.

Alison also offers a weekly meditation class allowing students a space to practice mindfulness, focus of the mind and to train attention and awareness, achieving a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.

Alison teaches with a zest for life, a passion for yoga and a belief in mindful movement with breath awareness, helping bring peace to mind and body. Teaching with integrity and care.

Sian - Yoga Teacher

Sian has been teaching for over three years now, after completing her first training at a Buddhist temple in London she then went on to complete her 200hr Yoga Alliance Accredited Vinyasa teacher training before moving onto to other areas such as functional anatomy, TRX and suspension yoga training, dynamic yoga, yin, meditation and mindfulness with various world class teachers.

After being diagnosed with a long term pain condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, yoga helped Sian take back control over her own health, happiness and wellness. Medication helped to a degree but she didn’t want to spend the rest of her life taking tablets, it seemed like a short term fix for a long term problem. Sian made the decision to try and manage the TN herself and explore other options. She finally found yoga and as the cliché goes, it really did change her life. Physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. As a result Sian is making it her mission to share with you the magical benefits of the practises and what ever else she has learnt along the way. 

Laura - Yoga Teacher

Laura is a 200hr accredited teacher with CamYoga. Laura has been a dedicated yoga student for over 10 years, practicing both Ashtanga and Jivamukti. Yoga is a very important aspect of Laura’s life – it is freedom and release, allowing space for self discovery. 

Laura’s classes are dynamic, fun and challenging, taking inspiration from both Ashtanga and Jivamukti, set to an upbeat soundtrack. 

Rafaella - Yoga Teacher

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Rafaella is a Peruvian yoga teacher who loves sharing her version of the practice.  Yoga took over her life over 6 years ago where she found peace after a broken heart.  Rafi completed her 200hrs teacher training with Fringe Yoga in 2018, followed by pregnancy yoga training & Rebozo massage. 

Rafi loves holding spaces for women, running regular women’s gatherings and incorporates this aspect of her teachings in her classes. 

Rafi’s classes are planned from the heart, she is constantly trying new things develop and grow her yoga and spiritual studies.  Yoga is freedom,  it is what connects us deeper to all that is.  It is here where we grow, explore & discover new things”

Jodie - Yoga and Childrens Yoga Teacher

Jodie trained as a dancer and has spent 6 years teaching dance in China, Australia, USA and Japan. Through the stressful and sometimes painful life as a dancer, Jodie found yoga to be the most beneficial compliment, both mentally and physically, to dance.

Her initial relationship with yoga has deepened throughout her practice. Jodie believes whole heartedly in yoga’s transformative nature, and respects the power that yoga possesses to keep one grounded, focused, accountable, and aware of even the smallest moments on and off the mat.
She has been practicing seriously for several years and became a 200 hour RYT through Himalaya Valley, Goa in 2019.

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