OUR TEACHERS

Mary Devereux

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

Sam Tinkler

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 Hilltout

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 Fellows

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).

Helen Birt

Hello everyone, I am Helen – nice to meet you!
I have just arrived in this lovely part of the UK from the flat lands of the Netherlands.

Whilst overseas, I really missed the hills, so it is now delightful to be surrounded by such lush undulating countryside!
My yoga teaching is an ongoing journey and has corresponded with my physical journey around the globe. I am a qualified Yoga Alliance Yin and Vinyasa teacher, having been trained in the Netherlands, I was inspired by the spiritual yoga classes which followed the teachings of the philosophical guru Ram Das and yoga teachers such as Sarah Powers.

I therefore, love to combine the practical asana elements of yoga with inner awareness, so that we can dive deeper into the true nature of Yoga. I also love using breathwork and including relaxation in the practice, as well as the core fire, when we need it!

Each of my classes have their own flavour. Each season brings a new rhythm and a new energy level. Join me when you can, I am looking forward to meeting you on the mat Helen

Charlotte Coates

Charlotte’s passion for yoga started in 2013 after relocating to Cheltenham.

To complement strength training she soon realised the value yoga had on her mind as well as her body. Working in an office meant that her time on the mat was valuable and necessary after a long days work.

After completing 200 hr Vinyasa Teacher Training in 2016, Charlotte left her full time office job to become a yoga teacher and massage therapist.

Knowing how every single body is different and everyone goes on their separate journeys throughout the day, Charlotte encourages that connection with the body and mind, helping to ensure her students get what they need from their practice at that time. Charlotte’s classes are fun, dynamic with some strong poses to push her students to get the most out of their precious time but then allows space for softness.

Her love for music comes across in her classes, and she strives for people to enjoy themselves and find their flow.

Emma Linley

Hi I’m Emma! I’ve been practicing yoga regularly since around 2008 and in October 2018 completed my 200 hours teacher training, more recently I’ve also qualified as a Menopause Wellness and Sleep coach. 

I’ve always kept physically fit but I love that yoga goes further and provides both the mind and body with fulfillment which feels so good. 

My classes provide a blend of gentle challenge along with mindful movement. My teaching style is down to earth and rooted in making everyone feel welcome and included.

Alongside yoga, I’m a wanderluster and love to be on a sunny beach or snowboarding down a mountain!

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