Welcome to the Team Andy, Gemma & Julie - Meet Our Newest Yoga Teachers
Andy's Class Schedule:
Tuesdays @ 18.30 Jivamukti
Saturdays @ 10.00 Jivamukti
You can also catch Andy teaching some Friday Nights at Shelford & at our monthly Kirtan at Central
I'm a 300 Hour Certified Jivamukti Yoga Teacher based in the beautiful medieval market town of Saffron Walden - close to Cambridge and less than an hour from London.
My classes have a strong, playful dynamic with attention paid to meaningful connection with students, disciplined practice and positive intention. I teach a number of regular weekly public classes, co-host kirtans in and around Cambridge, offer private tuition to individuals, groups and businesses and assist my teachers both locally and in London.
I'm also proud to be part of the Yoga for Syria team with some hugely inspiring beings, which puts on a yoga festival regularly and donates all the proceeds to an amazing grassroots organisation which takes aid direct to the mothers and children in need.
Gemma's Class Schedule:
Tuesdays @ 13.00 Yoga Flow Open
Mondays @ 10.00 Yoga Open
Wednesdays @ 18.30 Yoga Open @ 20.00 Yoga Beginners
I was a keen fitness enthusiast. Weight lifting was a large part of my regimen. I tried my first yoga class in 2008 after reading an article in a fitness magazine called stretch for strength. I wanted to improve my Olympic lifts, flexibility and reduce muscle hardening so I began attending one hatha class per week at my local leisure centre.
Little did I know that four years later I would have almost completely swapped the gym for the yoga mat. Like many other people, I started to notice the "feel good" feeling. Not just the physical benefits of a regular yoga practice but also the more subtle (and not at first obvious) improvements to my health, well being and sense of self worth. These are just a few of the many beneficial aspects which have fed my interest and love for yoga ever since. So much so that I began my journey of becoming a teacher in November 2013 with the British Wheel of Yoga. My goal is not only to deepen my own understanding, but more importantly to help others facilitate their own "feel good" feeling.
Julie's Class Schedule:
Fridays @ 13.00 Yoga Flow Open
From a very young age I have found solace and enjoyment in physical activity. For most of my younger life this need was met by high impact aerobic type exercise and many gym memberships. I came to yoga in my late thirties when I found an amazing teacher and over time have developed an abiding love of the practice.
I discovered through the regular practice of yoga a strength and agility of body and mind that had been elusive. As the years have passed I have been inspired to share the practice of yoga by the many excellent teachers I have had the pleasure to work with.
My personal style is eclectic. Some days I need a highly energetic and dynamic yoga and will look to a strong flow practice. On other days I find joy in a gentler approach. My desire to teach arose spontaneously from the pleasure I found in my personal practice and my wish to share this with others. My teaching style therefore aims, as far as possible, to be specific to the students on any given day.