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.
Jilly began practicing yoga in 1999 and in 2007 she enrolled for the CYS Yoga Teacher Training programme at the Chi Yoga School. There, Jilly was taught under the exceptional tuition and guidance of Julie Hanson and June Mitchell.
Jilly loves Vinyasa and Seasonal Flow where she can combine postures into a flowing and rhythmic sequence to invigorate, strengthen and sculpt body and mind. She’s dedicated to sharing the practice helping her students find wellbeing, flexibility, vitality and stress release.
Gemma started her love affair with yoga over 7 years ago, there has not been many days when she has not been on the mat, so all in all that clocks up a fair amount of hands on mat experience. She has a strong Ashtanga practice but also likes to mix it up with Vinyasa and Hatha Flow as well as Yin Yoga.
Gemma believes that as a teacher it is fundamental to be continually updating skills through courses and workshops to help with both professional development and personal practice. She started her yoga teaching career as a Bikram teacher and then continued her yoga education with June Mitchell the Director and founder of CYS Scotland.
She’s very interested in the continual development of the spiritual side of practice and holds firm in her belief that when there is regular practice the spiritual aspects will take on a profound relevance in the life of the practitioner.
Gemma is deeply committed to teaching yoga to all levels of students and places a strong emphasis on alignment and building strong foundations.
Jenn trained as a Pilates teacher in 2013 and is certified in Pilates with Mat Pilates (Level 3) CYQ CYMCA qualification, registered with REPs, as well as being certified from Balanced Body University with a Balanced Body Mat Instructor qualification. She uses this wide base of Pilates education and practice to adapt to a range of tuition for all bodies for postural corrections, following injury, help preventing future injury, enhanced sports performance and optimising lifestyle.
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!”.
WANT TO TEACH YOGA AT MCY?
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