3 Court Mews
268 London Road
Cheltenham GL52 6HS
Mary has been teaching yoga in Cheltenham since 2013. Mary began practicing yoga in 2001. After moving to England from the US, Mary completed a 500 hour yoga teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She continues to enhance her knowledge by regularly attending trainings and intensives. In addition to her main training, Mary holds certificates to teach restorative yoga, yin yoga, pregnancy yoga and well woman yoga.
Mary’s classes are welcoming and lighthearted. They are built around creating classes that are well rounded, mixing challenge with gentle aspects. Pranayama (breath control practices) and continued awareness of breath are a key components. Mary weaves aspects of subtle body and yoga philosophy into her classes.
Mary has created a serene boutique yoga studio to provide the benefits of yoga to the Charlton Kings community.
“You shine a beautiful light on yoga and I remember those early studio days enjoying your Sunday morning classes. Your inclusive and reassuring style of teaching has left a mark on me that you may not be aware of.” Claudia
“I feel a strong connection to you, a real fondness for you, and your yoga teaching has brought me a lot of calmness and happiness, as well as strength and bendiness :).” Alison
“You have enlightened me and thanks to your caring, professional teaching and altruistic teaching you have given me an immense gift – the love of Yoga. Thank you…” Maureen
Reut went to her first yoga class at fourteen years old and since then yoga has become an integral part of her life. She found that practicing yoga made her feel physically and mentally strong and improved her sense of connection with herself. It also just felt really good! And she also hopes to bring that sentiment out in her students.
Yoga has led the way for her to reveal the deep connection between the mind and body. Reut is also a Natuoprath, and has a special interest in health and nutrition. She incorporates her knowledge and experience in these fields into her yoga practice and classes.
Reut completed her 200 hour vinyasa teacher training in Cheltenham and pregnancy yoga training in London. Reut’s classes focus on breath and movement, while remaining both strong and lighthearted, utilising the practice to become more present and aware of body and mind. This creates focus and stillness, vital in our busy lives, generating a sense of calm and vitality.
I was initially drawn to yoga to complement my gym based fitness. Within a few classes I was hooked, drawn by not only the effect Yoga had on me physically but also emotionally and mentally.
Yoga teaches you how to really listen to, and connect with, your body, your breath, and your mind. This connection is fundamental not only to my own personal practice, but also to my teaching.
Drawing from the flow of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga and also the more passive and longer held postures of Yin yoga, my classes include a combination of flowing postures and held postures, to challenge the body in different ways, enabling deeper exploration of the practice and all the positive effects that Yoga brings.
I hope that you will leave my classes feeling not only more flexible, stronger and invigorated, but also calmed, balanced and restored.
Helena means in ancient Greek ‘Bringer of Light’.
She grew up in Clifton, Bristol, spent time in Ecuador, Japan and Belgium, though her main home is Cheltenham. Whilst living in Japan as a young woman she was influenced by their Buddhist and Shinto traditions.
Back in England Helena trained as a Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor. This lead to her interest about how the mind effects the body and vice versa, and I became a Neuro Linguistic Programming Therapist. Following this Helena’s wellbeing and happiness profoundly shifted when then studied Nutritional Healing.
Her regular Yoga practise progressed to her training in India as a teacher. She is very grateful to her Yoga teachers in India for inspiring her to share her light, be authentic and live her life with purpose and service.
Helena loves teaching Yoga and Meditation. For her Yoga is a lifestyle, She does not just teach a set of stretches, She shares ways of releasing tension, connecting to yourself, becoming more spiritual, mindful, confident, kind and compassionate.
Jo is a compassionate and intuitive Advanced Yoga teacher (Yoga Alliance International). Her sessions are friendly, fun and delivered with a down-to-earth approach. They’re suitable for those new to yoga and experienced yogis alike, and are designed to revitalise your spirit and restore balance to your mind and body.
Jo is also a Reiki Master/teacher, Meditation teacher (BSoM) and Sound Massage Therapist (Peter Hess Institute).
I took my first yoga class to release hip pain from spending hours in front of the computer and found that it not only helped relieve aches and pains, but it also helped me to connect with my inner self and approach life differently. Over time, yoga taught me to accept uncomfortable situations andto become comfortable with them. For example, in an unpleasant posture or position, controlling our breathing and not using resistance to hold it, lead us to embrace it positively.
I attained the Yoga Alliance RYS 200 hours Teacher Training and started teaching Hatha and Vinyasa styles for all levels. My classes are focused on positive change in the body and mind by developing flexibility and strength, building up your confidence with emphasis on working at your own pace, listening to your body, being present in the moment and simply enjoying movement.
Breath and movement are all you need for a deeply effective yoga practice that soothes and replenishes all at the same time.
The feeling of safe space and gentle guidance is what first drew me to yoga, and informs my classes as a teacher in encouraging others to recognise their own internal rhythms and work at a pace that’s right for them. For me it’s very little about achieving end goals, and more about what comes to light through the process of learning – all the while creating a feeling of space in both body and mind.
I completed my 200-hour Teacher Training in 2021 and have since taught outside my working office hours with other projects including children’s yoga and trauma work. In that time it has been the greatest of pleasures to stand alongside others realising their own capabilities within a studio setting and beyond.
With that in mind, I very much hope to welcome you to class and share in the benefits of yoga both on and off the mat.
I was first introduced to yoga many years ago when I was a teenager and went with my mum to a local village hall in South East London. Over the years that followed, I dipped in and out of yoga depending on where I was in my life.
Fast forward to 2003, I moved to Cheltenham where my path lead me back
to yoga and I haven’t looked back since! In October 2018 I completed my 200 hours teacher training in Cheltenham with the Yoga Alliance International and since then I’ve been teaching around my full time job.
I’ve always kept physically fit but I love that yoga goes further and provides both the mind and body with fulfilment which feels so good!
My classes are based around vinyasa style and the practice will provide a blend of gentle challenge along with mindful movement. My teaching style is relaxed and down to earth, rooted in making everyone feel welcome and included. I encourage everyone to find their own space, stay in the moment, without any expectation so they leave feeling nourished and with a sense of self investment.