Our Teachers


Grace Bowker

 

I have been teaching yoga for over 12 years and have developed a style inspired by a blend of yoga traditions including Ashtanga, Kripalu, Iyengar and Sivananda yoga. I regularly attend continuing education workshops and have been lucky enough to work with some highly influential teachers such as Bo Forbes, Seane Corn, Jason Crandell and Paul Grilley.

From my own experience of living with a long term auto-immune condition, I have learned the importance of supporting myself using yoga and and regular massage to help let go of built up tension and relax.  The combination of Yoga's meditative breath work and the magical power of touch have given me the tools to help heal and balance my life. For me, teaching is about spreading the gift of yoga and all its benefits, not just the time spent on the mat, but making it part of your daily life.


Jamie Blowers

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Jamie Blowers has been studying movement seriously for over 20 years. Jamie trained in Contemporary Dance at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance and at The London Contemporary Dance School primarily, followed by study at The Cunningham Dance School in NYC.

Jamie discovered It’s Yoga International in 2007 and qualified in their Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher training program.
After Teaching full time for two years Jamie trained as a Rocket® Teacher and has now been teaching Yoga for 10 years and training teachers in Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga® for six years. Jamie has just been awarded Senior Yoga Teacher status by The Yoga Alliance U.K.

Jamie teaches and leads teacher trainings in London and around the UK.

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Jo Davey

Jo is a certified 500 hour, fully insured teacher with over 10 years' of experience.

Whilst living in Sydney, Jo was introduced to Ashtanga yoga.  On her way back to England she spent time under the tuition of Sri K. Patthabi Jois and his grandson Sharath in Mysore, India.  She completed her teacher training with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2006 and soon after trained to teach yoga to children with special needs, with Jo Manuel at the Special Yoga Centre in London.  Five years later, whilst pregnant with her first baby, Jo trained to teach pre-natal yoga with Judy Cameron, a wonderfully inspiring midwife. 

Jo has experience of many styles of yoga; Ashtanga, Sun Power, Yin, Restorative, Hot Yoga and for the last ten years, Jivamukti Yoga, under the guiding hand of Andrea Kwiatkowski.  Her teaching draws upon all these influences. 

Jo’s practice continues to evolve as life takes its twists and turns. Yoga has provided her with a strength and comfort ever since she first tried a class, and she looks forward to sharing the benefits of the practice with you. 

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Justin Iles

My name is Justin Iles and  I have been meditating regularly since 2008. I am certified by Bangor University to teach mindfulness and I am fully insured.

My meditation practice began when I was a student in Beijing. To begin with I went along to a weekly class, but during the summer holidays I spent nearly every day with my teacher. My lessons included many hours on the mat and a lot of time in nature and in the various hospital wards learning first-hand about what it means to be human. 

The Sunday night sessions offer a space for like-minded people to come together and study the art of meditation. It always amazes me when people say that they tried meditation once for 5 minutes and couldn’t do it, they somehow expected it to be a natural ability and are surprised at how tricky their minds are. Meditation is an art form and like any skill, time is needed to gain mastery. The untrained mind is said to be like a naughty monkey, swinging from tree to tree, but with a bit of skill and a whole lot of patience, the mind will begin to settle and insight will grow.

I have studied various forms of meditation over the years and find that within them all is a common essence; this is what I teach, the essence, without all the other stuff. Broadly speaking this includes developing a broad, non-judgemental continuous awareness, learning how to work skilfully with difficult emotions (I have a particular passion for teaching people how to work with deep depression – for many years, depression was a frequent visitor in my life but we seem to have settled our differences and become good friends) and developing positive mind states such as compassion and equanimity. I try to keep things simple and keep to what is important.

I hope that these evenings will be enjoyable to everyone who comes and we can all learn from each other.

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Cheng Jie

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Cheng Jie is the Taoist name of James Screeton who teaches Taichi. He is currently studying TCM acupuncture at Lincoln university and is also a  24th generation disciple of the Chun Yang Cheng Wudang Daoist sect. He has spent time studying and living at the Five Immortals Temple at Wudang, first going in the summer of 2015 and then again in the summer of 2017. He is studying various forms of martial arts including various styles of Taichi and Kung Fu and is an official Taichi teacher for the ITSWA school of Chinese martial arts.

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Atmashant Kaur

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Atma has traveled internationally, training and practicing the teachings of Yogi Bhajan and serving people to reach their full potential though yoga and meditation. On completion of her Kundalini instructor training with Karta Singh and Amrit Nam Sarovar, Atma continues her training at practitioner level under the guidance Shiv Charan Singh.

Atma is a member of the Kundalini Yoga teachers association and adheres to their ethical code of conduct and professional practice. Atma enjoys studying the sacred scriptures and is currently completing an M.A Theology. 

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Joti Nidhan Kaur

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I'm a Buddhist practioner currently studying on the foundation programme with Akshobya Buddhist Centre in Nottingham.  I am also training in Kundalini yoga with The Sahej Academy,  I have several other qualifications in yoga therapy, fitness, massage, reiki and reflexology and an honours degree in Health Studies - BSC (hons)

I have all around experience in meditation and other spiritual practises and after years of self study and self growth,  I believe that we don't need to adhere to 'one only' religion or practise but we can adapt and build our own practise to suit our own needs and beliefs. The true thread that lies beneath all my beliefs will always be Buddhist and the benefits of meditation have been invaluable to me .  

My mission is to share what I've learnt and teach others in a fun, down to earth, positive and happy environment the benefits of meditation and yoga . 

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Charlotte Lumley

I have  been practicing yoga for 5 years, having initially discovered it to be a useful tool to calm my mind.  Since adopting a regular practice, I have found benefits extending to every corner of my life. Over the last two years I shared my experience with friends and family, hoping that yoga could bring light to their lives in the same way it has mine. The result was so wonderful that I was inspired to travel to India to become a certified yoga teacher. I am registered with the Yoga Alliance.

My teaching qualification was multi-style, but my preferred styles are Hatha and Yin. 


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Aga Postola

My name is Agnieszka (Aga) Postola. I have been practising yoga for about 15 years. At some point I really wanted to share my passion and the goodness I received from yoga with other people. I completed a 200 hour Hatha Yoga course and became a certified and fully insured Yoga teacher registered with the Yoga Alliance. 

I am excited to be teaching the first early morning classes at Central Wellness on Fridays from 6:30 to 7:30. To learn more about these classes or to book in, please get in touch with me.

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Stevi Pullen

My name is Stevi Pullen and I’m a qualified Theraplay informed Counsellor Triple P parenting practitioner and kids yoga dance teacher. I have over 17 years experience of working with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings.

I’m extremely passionate about all beings but have a strong pull to work with children and young people to help them unveil the bright light within. They are the future and key to bringing about more consciousness in the world. They are my favourite people to be with as they see the world with wonderment and curiosity.  This truly is a blessing and refreshing in this judgemental world. I want to give them space for self-discovery and an awareness of self and instil in them the fact they are a part of something much bigger than themselves.

Yoga is not a destination but a journey.  That said, I will continue to learn read attend workshops ongoing CPD and training.

I can’t wait to see you on a magic mat, riding into a fantastic yoga adventure!   

 

Sian Toop

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My name is Sian and I am a fully qualified and insured 200 Hour Yoga Teacher. I first attended a yoga class at a local gym about five years ago and was instantly hooked! I love yoga, the positive impact it has on my body, stretching and strengthening muscles, the positive impact it has on my mind, teaching me to be patient and still and overall, the positive impact it has on my life. I love the feeling that I can switch off from the outside world when I step on my mat, that all that matters at the point in time is if I am in Down Dog or Balancing Half Moon.

I trained at the Kripalu School of Yoga & Ayurveda in Massachusetts, USA, under brilliant teachers that included Michelle Dalbec, Coby Kozlowski, Steven Leonard and Kari Harendorf. I found Coby’s honesty and enthusiasm for making ancient yoga teachings accessible to the “householder” and I found Michelle’s ability to effortlessly break down yoga postures to offer the most inclusive option inspiring and my aim as a yoga teacher is to bring these skills into my classes.

Kripalu Yoga is a compassionate and inclusive yoga practice suitable for all ages and all ability levels. The goal of Kripalu Yoga is to empower people through the practice of yoga to live a more fulfilled life. I love teaching beginners and watching them fall in love with the yoga practise and I am also qualified to teach yoga for pregnancy.

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Liz Underwood

Liz Underwood has been teaching yoga for over 11 years. She trained at the Nosara Institute, whose teachers; Don and Amber Stapleton were some of the original teachers at The Kripalu Institute. A yoga related injury led her to read "Anatomy & Asana, preventing Yoga Injuries" by Susi Hately and in 2012 she went to Canada to train in Susi’s Yoga Therapy Certification programme. Liz is now one of only four teachers across Europe to have qualified with Susi.

Liz has over 10 years experience in teaching Pregnancy Yoga and is also qualified to teach Mother & Baby Yoga. Her nurturing approach led her to train in Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater.

An interest in healthy movement for mind and body led Liz to Somatics and she continues to train with Martha Peterson.

Liz creates an environment for exploration and enquiry through Therapeutic Yoga and Somatics which she describes as an intelligent movement practice, one that makes sense to the mind and body, helping her students and clients to deepen their awareness and connection of mind, body and breath.  

Liz specialises in Therapeutic Yoga and Somatic classes and is available for private consultations in Lincoln.

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