Teachers at Earth Yoga Sanctuary

Karen West

Hi, I’m Karen & am really happy that you’ve taken the time to read my story.

I am a certified Yoga Teacher having trained in the classic Iyengar style. I have been teaching since 2006 and through the search for balance, my classes have evolved to include Vinyasa (Flow) with emphasis on Iyengar’s principles of breath and alignment.

 

17 years ago I stumbled across yoga in a search to find a new exercise routine that would transform both my body & my mind. Knowing almost immediately that this new passion was life changing, I decided to dedicate 3 years of my life to embark on a yoga teacher training course with the Young Yoga Institute in South Africa. After 3 years of intensive studying & training I was certified as a teacher. My journey into spiritual learning had only just begun. 

 

With a personal interest in Physical & Mental Health for the young I completed the YogaBugs instructor training in 2010.

 

In 2017 I started imagining my life as exempt from the corporate world and becoming a full time teacher. Little did I know how scary & rewarding living and breathing that reality would be!

I studied further with Sally Parkes and completed my Pregnancy & Post Natal training. I studied with the Teen Yoga Foundation and am proud to be the Teen Yoga & Mindfulness Ambassador for the Swindon area. I was also fortunate enough to spend last year training with Sarah Ramsden, the Man United & Man City Yoga Coach. After a gruelling course I am thrilled to be qualified to teach yoga to Athletes & Sports enthusiasts. Now that’s a tough crowd!

I have finally also completed my reiki training and am very proud to be a Reiki Master.

 

Over the years, the more I practiced, taught & studied, the more yoga began to infiltrate every aspect of my life.  I began to see life as what happens between breaths. I began to see people as souls on their own unique spiritual journey. I learnt the immense power of cosmic energy and the importance of keeping it in balance. I became stronger, physically, mentally & spiritually. Emotionally I became more acute.

I am inspired every time I practice, every class I teach.  I am passionate about helping my students learn open their hearts thereby finding acceptance & compassion. I want to help them learn to relax their soul, letting go of the negative and ultimately finding their inner peace & strength.

May I be fortunate enough to see you on the mat soon.

 

Namaste’  

Karen

Jen Dublin

Hi I’m Jen,

 

My aim when I started teaching was to bring something that made yoga approachable to any level and all walks of life.

 

 I will always be a student of the practice and don’t take myself to seriously. In my classes, I love to combine a spirit of playfulness and a laid back atmosphere this includes laughing and asking questions, taking breaks and trying out challenging poses.

 

I always include a guided relaxation as sometimes it’s hard to turn off the mind, let’s face it life can be stressful. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling that you might of had some fun, feel restored, nourished and balanced (and maybe leave your tensions and worries behind!) 

Love and light

Jen 

Adriana Mattos

Hi I am Adriana,

 

I’m passionate about Fitness and Dance. I had my first Fitness training in 1989 back in Brazil, Aerobics, Body Conditioning and Step.

 

In 1990 I began to teach Ballet and Jazz and in 1995 finished my degree in Physical Education.

 

In 2002 I joined the Les Mills tribe teaching Bodycombat, Bodybalance and Bodypump.

 

Currently I’m teaching Pilates, Bodybalance and FitSteps (dance based fitness class) in Swindon and surrounding areas.