Clare began her yoga journey in 2012 after a spinal injury. Having been given a fairly bleak prognosis from doctors, Clare took to yoga as a means to ease her pain and restore her health and movement. In 2017 she began her teaching path, undertaking a 300HR Yin TT with Dhugal Meachem. Since then she has completed a further 200HR Hatha and a combined 500HR Ashtanga training with Kino McGregor and Tim Feldmann. She has deepened her knowledge by attending trainings & workshops with David Swenson, Sharath Jois, Manu Jois and Laruga Glaser
Her dream is to create a beautiful, harmonious yoga space, offering yoga for all whilst respecting the traditions of the various styles of practice. In her role as Studio Lead at Yoga On The Edge she hopes to help to create a space and a forum for teachers to enjoy guiding practice whilst flourishing in their journey too. For students she would like to welcome all to explore all that yoga has to offer and cultivate the practice they need for their own self-development.
Trish has been a shiatsu practitioner for over 20 years and a yoga instructor for more than a decade. She has a unique and intrinsic knowledge of physical and emotional wellbeing as well as a thorough understanding of the body. Through her work as a dual practitioner Trish pays particular attention to how stress and illness impact our physical and mental elements, and how bodywork and yoga can be used to release and support it.
Trish has trained through the Shiatsu School Manchester, The British Wheel of Yoga and has attained a post graduate diploma in teaching mindfulness from Bangor University. Trisha’s classes embody her knowledge of internal dynamics, mindfulness techniques and 5 Element Theory. She works with individuals who wish to address issues such as posture, anxiety, and many chronic health issues.
In the east, for thousands of years, certain men and women have dedicated their lives to discovering their own deepest truths and sharing them with other. Lineages of wisdom have been carried forward, teacher to student, generation after generation. A true yoga lineage is rare. John, whose spiritual name is Jai Shiva, is the new generation of the ancient lineage revived by the great Krishnamacharaya. John met Hannah whilst travelling in India where their love of yoga and all things spiritual sparked an instant connection.
Jane enjoys guiding people through a spiritual, compassionate and restorative yoga class. At home she enjoys the more active and core strengthening Vinyassa classes.
In 2018 Jane’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and used yoga as a way of coping with this traumatic time. Following his death Jane chose to train as a yoga teacher as she had a powerful sense that she needed to share it with others. She began teaching various types of classes but found that slow flow and restorative classes inspired her the most.
She hopes that through her own continual journey she will be able to inspire, teach and pass onto others the tools of yoga she has acquired which includes handling stress, anxiety, grief and bringing about a better sense of well being.
Rachel specialises in both yin and restorative flow classes.
Yin yoga stretches and targets both deep connective tissues between the muscles and fascia throughout the body. The aim is to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. It also helps to regulate the body’s flow of energy.
All mat based postures supported by the bolsters blocks and other props, allowing body weight and gravity to do the work. Holding posture for time and letting go of any effort in the body.
Just as in dance, vinyasa flow links every moment together, there is no stop and go.
This is why the magic of the practice lies in the transitions. Gracefully linking each position to the next becomes a moving meditation, a graceful dance between effort and ease. Tying it all together with the breath creates the magic.
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