Poole Yoga Centre
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Meet the Teachers

Kelly Funnell
Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga. Pregnancy Yoga
07703 069966
www.facebook/yogapooledorset

I have practiced yoga for nearly ten years and gained my teachers qualification through the British wheel of yoga.

I teach gentle Hatha yoga with a focus on the breath, calming the mind and relaxation.

See my facebook page for other classes in Broadstone.
Magda Ricci
Yoga, Stott Pilates, Zen-Ga, Dance
07760 401185
I have been a Yoga teacher since 1998, with a Diploma from the Institute of Yoga in Milan and later integrated my studies with BWY in UK.
I am a qualified Stottpilates matwork instructor since 2007 and in 2013 became a Zen-ga instructor and in 2014 for Exercise for Older people.
My passion for African dance led me to join the Kaidara Dance Company in Turin, Italy 1997-1999 performing in various theatre in Italy and abroad. I still dance and teach African Dance, Belly Dance and Zumba.
Suzanne Bright
Gentle Hatha Yoga, Yoga Therapist
07788 437471
I was first introduced to yoga 27 years ago when I was pregnant with my first child, this was to be the start of a lifelong passion for me.

I became certified under The British Wheel of yoga in 2005.I am a qualified Occupational therapist and a specialist stroke therapist.

I teach in the Hatha style of yoga with small and friendly classes to suit all abilities including beginners.
Charlotte Couse
Sivananda yoga, Yoga Alliance RYT 500 hours
07765 378975
www.suryachandrayoga.co.uk

I have practised yoga for over 20 years and am an advanced level Sivananda teacher, having trained at the organisation’s ashrams in Austria, the Bahamas and India. Sivananda is an accessible, yet challenging form of yoga.

A typical class begins with breathing (pranayama), sun salutations and 12 basic asanas (but with countless variations). It ends with a deep relaxation.
Josie Pridmore
Hatha Yoga, Sivananda trained
07850 477287
www.healthathand.co.uk

Josephine received her diploma from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram, India in 1983.
She also attended classes at the Iyengar Yoga Institute, London with senior teachers. Josephine taught in London from 1983 – 1993 and combines both disciplines in her classes.
Louise Trew
General Yoga, Mindfulness and Pregnancy Yoga
07749 805213
www.yogalouise.co.uk

I have practiced yoga for over 30 years and started teaching children's classes in 2005. I have experience of many yoga styles and trained for over 4 years with the British Wheel of Yoga to teach adult and pregnancy yoga.

I teach various styles over the course of the week but I ensure the classes are suitable for everyone of all abilities so that as many people as possible can benefit from the wonderful thing called yoga!

See my website for classes in other venues.
Sabrina Amar
Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga
07828 525 452
http://www.facebook.com/sojollygoodyoga

I started yoga as a way to stretch out tight muscles after running but then I became a regular practitioner completing my 200 hour vinyasa yoga teacher certification in 2014 and a 80 hour yin yoga training.

I love the physical and mental release that a challenging and balanced yoga practice provides. Yoga is about connecting with yourself. I hope to help all students find that experience.
Val Goodier
Gentle Hatha Yoga. Pranayama.
07902 532903
As a Medical Doctor the physical, mental and emotional benefits of Yoga are clear to me.
My aim is to share these aspects with a great emphasis on combining the work on the BODY with that of the BREATH and the MIND.

Together these can and do have a profound influence on the state of the mind and beyond.
Yoga Philosophy informs my own practice and I aim to share some aspects of this which helps to integrate each class into a coherent whole.
Emma Bell
Pilates, Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
07849 564164
I have been teaching modified Pilates for 5 years and been a Physiotherapist for 8. I am an APPI Pilates instructor. Our emphasis is based on tailoring each exercise for the individual by visual or verbal cues and hands on adjustments.

I have specialised in matwork with a variety of equipment and am qualified to teach people who have back pain, post surgery, management of sports injuries, post natal strengthening, osteoarthritis amoung many other conditions.
1 to 1 also available
Leanne Jones
Hatha and Jivamukti Yoga. Thai Yoga Massage
07766 221848
I started practicing yoga in 2008. I am passionate about sharing yoga with others.

My Hatha classes are open to all, are themed & focus on breath and alignment in order to find steadiness in mind and body.

My Jivamukti yoga classes are in Vinyasa style where the poses flow and are coordinated by the breath. The classes are dynamic and you will often break a sweat, they incorporate Yogic philosophy, chanting, pranayama, meditation, & hands on adjustment with inspiring music.
Mark Allcock
Scaravelli Inspired Yoga, Aikido instructor
01929 405868
www.yogawithmark.co.uk

I have practiced yoga for over 20 years starting with Iyengar Yoga and in the new millennium Ashtanga Yoga. This encouraged me to do a daily self practice.

Early in 2004 I found my present yoga teacher Diane Long who lives in Italy and studied with Vanda longer than any other student (over 23 years). Diane encouraged me to teach yoga and I have completed a formal teaching qualification with The British Wheel of Yoga.

See my website for classes in other venues.
Sarah Bladen
Zen Yoga, Meditation, Chakra Dance
07527 063778
www.oncloudzen.com

I teach Zen Yoga & Meditation and continue to practise with my mentor Zen Master Daizan Skinner Roshi.

I spent a year at an ashram in South India where I practiced kundalini yoga/meditation and spiritual healing.

My yoga classes combine the above disciplines and include dynamic breathwork, restorative postures, deep meditation with healing music. Chakradance is a fun, freestyle dance practice using music to activate and balance our chakras. Everyone is welcome.
Anne Simpson
Gong Bath. Facebook: @gongbathswithanne
07979 808599
I have been involved in spiritual development for many years: I trained in Reiki, holistic massage, Indian head massage, aromatherapy and reflexology. Although I loved them all, nothing has had quite the impact on my heart like the gongs.

The first gong bath I attended (which I knew nothing about at the time), left a lasting impression when I felt the effect on a cellular level – the feeling was awesome.

I am eager to share the magic of the gongs as widely as possible.
Wendy Haring
Course Tutor and Master Classes
07719 879798
www.wendyoga.co.uk

Wendy is trained to run British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course Level 1, Foundation Course Level 2, the Level 4 Diploma & Certificate Course for Teachers and Integration Course, as well as Vedic chant classes.

See my website for classes in my home studio.
Mirja Dharani
Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa
07919 001252
www.dharaniyoga.com

Mirja (pronounced Mirrya) loves practicing and teaching yoga, and is overwhelmed by the fulfilment and happiness yogic life brings.

She studied with a Swami and a local yoga master in India for a couple of months in villages of Tamil Nadu. Since then she has been practicing yoga in its many forms every day.
In 2011 Mirja trained as a yoga teacher in the Integral Yoga tradition. Since then she has studied, practiced and taught Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin styles of yoga.
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