MCY’S HANDPICKED TEACHERS
What started as a class taken once a week in the local sports centre has become a passion and a way of life.
After starting a new job and enduring six months of sleepless nights, Judi was dragged along to her first yoga class by her Mum – an act of desperation on her part. In a very short time her weekly yoga class worked its magic, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. And provide some much needed sleep too. Further workshops inspired Judi to seek to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga by enrolling in the Yoga Scotland Foundation Course. Gradually yoga became more than just something to be done in a weekly class. On completion of the course Judi was so eager to continue her yoga journey she enrolled on the CYS Yoga Teacher Training programme. It was here Judi’s enthusiasm for Ashtanga yoga was ignited – the flow of breath and movement, the discipline of a challenging sequence and the respect and humility that comes from practicing in an ancient tradition.
Judi owns and runs MCY and is a Senior Teacher on the CYS Teacher Training Programme. She has been practicing yoga since 1998 and spent three months of practice and study at the KPJYRI in Mysore, India in 2012.
ROSE ANN MCKEAN
Rose Ann has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 2005 and over the years it’s taken her to London, Thailand, Goa and the home of Ashtanga, Mysore in Southern India. She’s studied with SHARATH, grandson of the famous Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, both in London and in Mysore as well as studying with a number of well known authorised and certified teachers including John Scott, David Keil, Petri Raisanen, Paul Dallaghan & Kino McGregor. She’s also studied pranayama with O.P. Tiwari and Ayurveda with Diana Kras, a consultant with Maharishi Ayurveda and an approved trainer for College of Ayurveda (UK).
Rose Ann is dedicated to teaching traditional Ashtanga yoga and loves sharing her knowledge and experience. Her classes offer an approachable teaching setting with the emphasis on enjoying yoga while never losing the traditional teachings passed down from teacher to student.
Angela started her yoga journey in 2003 and was instantly hooked on the light, open feeling that it gave to both her body and mind.
In 2008 she graduated from Chi Yoga School with her teaching qualification (Yoga Alliance), keen to share the benefits of yoga practice with others. Angela was also awarded her ‘Yoga for Kids and Families’ teaching qualification from Rainbow Kids in 2011.
With experience of both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles Angela appreciates the benefits that a knowledge of various teachings offers. In 2011 she added to this a love of aerial yoga realising that there is even more fun to be had in the world of yoga!
Angela currently teaches a variety of mat based classes, Aerial Yoga classes and Funk Soul Yoga workshops, as well as running a number of successful Aerial Yoga Teacher Training courses throughout the UK.
“It is my aim to spread the message that yoga is for everyone – no matter how flexible of inflexible!”.
Nicola has been practicing yoga for many years and hasn’t looked back since attending her first Ashtanga yoga class with June Mitchell in the old Peckhams Building in 2005. As she became more committed to a life of yoga she went on to complete her teacher training with June Mitchell and Julie Hanson at CYS Yoga Teacher Training in 2009.
She’s been teaching regularly near her home in Stirling since then and we’re delighted that she’s now joining us in the big city!
Nicola blends her knowledge and experience of the Ashtanga practice with seasonal aspects to create a flowing yoga style suitable for all. Having overcome her own health issues, Nicola knows regular yoga practice heals the body and the mind and can aid recovery, physical and emotional, from the curve balls life throws at us.
Her mantra? Stretch, breathe & relax!
Forrest Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher, Glasgow, Scotland
‘Do not wish to be anything but that which you are, and try to be that perfectly’
Katie is a certified Forrest Yoga teacher and Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra teacher who specialises in supporting people to find greater balance and wellbeing in their lives. She brings a unique combination of skills in mind and body therapies, which enable her to create a safe and healing environment in her classes and provide delightful hands-on adjustments and assists.
Katie has been teaching yoga since 2013 and practicing the discipline personally since 2007. She found that her regular Forrest Yoga practice supported her through a confusing period of change in her life in her early thirties. It was this experience that inspired Katie to study the discipline in more depth and ultimately to become a teacher. She completed the Forrest Yoga Teacher Training with Ana Forrest in 2013, and iRest Yoga Nidra with James Reeves in 2014.
Katie is committed to studying yoga and related disciplines in more depth as a way of continuously developing and enhancing her teaching and healing practice. To date Katie has completed a year-long mentorship programme with Forrest Yoga Guardian, Sandra Robinson; trained in Functional Anatomy with Forrest Yoga Guardian, Jambo Truong; Indian Head massage with Siobhan Lappin; and Reiki Level 1 with Laurie Paterson. She regularly attends yoga and meditation workshops and retreats to deepen her own personal practice.
As well as being a dedicated teacher, Katie currently works as a Development Coach for Insights, specialising in leadership and personal development. She holds a Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of Abertay, 2015), an MSc in Learning and Development (University of Edinburgh, 2010) and a BA Hons in International Business and Languages (University of Strathclyde, 2002).
Katie is fully insured by Yoga Alliance UK and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200).
Carlo came to yoga quite late in life (his words!) at 49 trying to alleviate years of chronic pain after having a hip replacement. After his first few classes he was completely hooked, he felt better physically and mentally and has practised nearly every day since.
Having experienced the benefits of yoga himself Carlo decided to leave a successful career in IT in favour of spreading the transformational and healing power of yoga.
Carlo has been practising yoga and meditation since 2007. He’s a graduate of the CYS Glasgow Yoga Teacher training programme here at MCY and has spent time in Mysore practising at the KPJAYI under the guidance of Saraswathi Jois. He has also successfully completed courses on Yoga and Mindfulness for Addiction Recovery, Yoga for Anxiety and Depression and Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue.
Ana has been practicing yoga since 2010. She has a special interest in health and wellbeing and the inner workings of the heart – she’s currently working towards obtaining her PhD degree in Cardiac research! Ana holds a master’s degree in Exercise Science (University of Glasgow, 2013) and a BSc in Physiology (University of Glasgow, 2012).
Claire left her first yoga class exhausted and exhilarated in equal measure!
She was looking to improve her fitness but was a bit fearful of exercise in general. Beginning (somewhat unwittingly) with a Power Vinyasa Yoga class, luckily it was love at first breath…
Claire’s desire to share her experience of yoga as a whole-life practice which truly does wonders for our minds and hearts as well as our bodies gradually grew. She completed the CYS Glasgow Yoga Teacher training programme here at MCY and as a passionate learner continues to train in yoga at every opportunity.In fact, Claire loves teaching so much that she recently left a career in administration to pursue a postgraduate degree in Primary Teaching where she wants to drive forward the inclusion of yoga into the school Health and Wellbeing curriculum.Expect a class with Claire which is challenging, curious and fun – smiles are positively encouraged!
WANT TO TEACH YOGA AT MCY?
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WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.