Gail Taylor (Daya Jyoti) is an Akhanda Yoga Teacher and Accredited Personal Life Coach who trained in India with world renowned Himalayan Master, Yogrishi Vishvketu (PhD). Akhanda Yoga . As a teacher she draws together aspects of the traditional practice including posture (asana), breath-work (pranayama), relaxation, meditation and philosophy. Her teaching emphasises a connection with mind, body and breath and encourages compassion and non-competition, through embodying a joyful approach to yoga practice.
At Akhanda Yoga we say that yoga is a ‘work in, not a workout’. As a teacher she aims to make yoga accessible and emphasises that the practice becomes advanced when the practitioner experiences it at deeper levels of awareness. Gail also teaches Brahmaree Pranayama (honey-bee breath) and blended with natural meditation.
Mahesh has been a seeker all his life, and at the ripe old age of 19 he sat down with a closed group to meditate, this spark of wonderment would continue to the present day. With over 20 years of practice and a thirst for knowledge Mahesh has been a keen explorer on his spiritual path. Working as a young healer Mahesh found that he was drawn to work with people, and his day job cutting hair lead him to meet those in need of guidance and a sympathetic ear. After having his family and running business Mahesh is now looking for the balance in life, and yoga seems to have been the gateway to a more gentle way of life. Yoga led Mahesh to start a mens Meditation group called All Us Men in May 2017, this has been a great success leading him to deliver talks and yoga sessions at schools, work places, Dorset CID, and festivals. Mahesh has also written articles for Yoga magazines, hair industry, and for Lush on line, these have helped to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. Life is all about experiences and Mahesh loves to shine a light for those looking to explore yoga for the first time, or just to sit and be in the present moment.
Co-Founder and Head of Yoga programming at Tonic Retreats Pip is a Charter level 2, advanced yoga practitioner and teacher specialising in Ashtanga Vinyasa.
She integrates her extensive knowledge of traditional forms of yoga into a modern approach to yoga with an emphasis on alignment focused Vinyasa flow. She blends other movement disciplines into her classes as a Total Barre ® instructor, incorporating elements of Ballet, Pilates and Strength training.
Her intention is to enable students to feel empowered and to be individualistic in their approach; to experience their own path of self-realisation; to practice with joy and to always feel totally supported.
Nicky Friend has been a yoga teacher since 2002 and teaches a fusion of styles based principally on Sivananda but incorporating Astanga, Jivamukti and Hatha. Her classes uses the methods in these ancient philosophies to achieve an alignment of the body, mind and breath.
Nicky has appeared in Red, Cosmopolitan and Yoga magazine and has also been on the small screen helping various celebrities and athletes discover the joys of her particular Yoga.
All her students, whoever they are, all agree on one thing; that Nicky will make you work hard and leave you feeling a million dollars.
Saira is a Yoga Teacher and Holistic Therapist who has been running yoga retreats in Dorset since 2011. Saira first stepped onto a mat in 1989 as a teenager and found the spiritual aspect of the practice, helped her greatly as she moved through challenges in her own life and as she became a mother to her three children.
Her influence in yoga style comes mainly from Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, as well as Yin and Restorative Yoga. Saira’s yoga retreats have won many awards in recent years both locally at the Dorset Tourism Awards and at the South West Regional Awards. These awards show recognition for the way Saira and her team offer gentle support, guidance and share yogic wisdom and philosophy to help people heal, find peace, recover from trauma and grief, as well as simply relax and find sacred space to unwind and get away from the busy-ness of life.
Jesse and Lucy Warde are the visionaries and founders behind One for All Hot Yoga, a bespoke Yoga studio in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Jesse is a qualified Yoga teacher of the Barkan Method, and his teaching style encourages exploring the potential of the body through the practice of mindful movement.
Jesse will guide you through a Yoga Flow class to warm up the body and help you find the strength and balance you need to perform fundamental Hatha Yoga postures. This class will introduce beginners to the foundations of Yoga and will refine poses and transitions for the practising Yogi. Learn techniques that will take your practice to the next level - whatever that may be.
Lucy and Jesse Warde are the visionaries and founders behind One for All Hot Yoga, a bespoke Yoga studio in Bournemouth, Dorset.
Lucy is a dedicated mother, Yoga teacher and eternal student with a passion for Ayurveda, India’s sister-science to Yoga. Her classes are designed to move you towards health and healing whilst deepening your self awareness.
Get in touch with your body’s Yin nature through a practice that offers instruction in posture, breath, mind-body connection and a variety of techniques to optimise health and vitality. To practise Yin Yoga is to practise postures with relaxed muscles and to hold for a few minutes in each pose. In this class we will take our time to work slowly and deeply into the hips and legs
Bev Welch began teaching yoga over 10 years ago in Zambia at The Victoria Falls. Originally trained in Vinyasa Flow Yoga her love of different styles of Yoga and a keen interest in energy healing has led to a flowing fusion of Yoga and Qigong. Her classes are a moving meditation that include pranayama and mantra with an emphasis on listening to our unique bodies and understanding what they have to teach us. Last year she trained with Maya Fiennes to become one of the first Kunda Dance Teachers in the U.K.
David Tipper is a practicing sound therapist and teacher of yoga and mindfulness. As a sixth form teacher he also has a keen interest in supporting health and wellbeing within the education context. David’s aim is to empower people to engage in their own independent personal practice and to move towards better health and wellbeing.
David will be teaching a ‘Yoga and Sound’ practice which will incorporate asana, toning and instruments such as singing bowls and gongs. The tradition of sound within yoga practice is not new and David’s approach will bring together both traditional yoga practice and modern sound therapy techniques. Through this session we may move towards a greater sense of peaceful awareness in both body and mind. The class is fully inclusive and adaptable to suit the needs of differing abilities, ages and cultures.