Get to know our friendly team of FRYOG Teacher Trainers below…
Amanda began practicing Hatha Yoga in 1987 and has been teaching Comprehensive Hatha Yoga since 1997 having studied for 3 years under the excellent guidance of Swami Satyaratnananda Saraswati at Yoga Seekers in Windlesham, Surrey in the Satyananda or Bihar tradition. In 2002 she also completed the 7 day Hatha Yoga Intensive residential course at the Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales, and has attended numerous CPD days over the years with expert teachers such as Ianthe Hoskins, Philip Jones, Dr Robin Munro, Peter Blackaby and Gary Carter. Since qualifying she has taught regularly in both the Public and Private sector . Since 2000 she has also led therapeutic Hatha Yoga and Yoga Nidra groups at an internationally recognised rehabilitation clinic in Windsor.
In 2002 she became a course Tutor and Assessor for FRYOG and has successfully taken many students through their teacher training years, some of whom have gone on to become course tutors. She has also held the post of FRYOG Chairman for 3 years and Training and Standards Officer for 3 years both of which are voluntary posts (Karma Yoga) for the Society and she is currently Director of Teacher Training. She is an IYN (Independent Yoga Network) Elder and an ERYT-500 and YACEP (continual professional development provider) for Yoga Alliance USA.
”Over the years my life and my body may have changed, but my Yoga practice has always been a good friend, I like to think of it as “an evenness of mind, a peace that is ever the same, a refuge in these uncertain times”.
She is married to Richard and they have a son Joe who is 30, and more recently the lovely Goldendoodle Ned joined their family.
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Sheila has practised yoga and meditation for most of her adult life and has been teaching others since qualifying with FRYOG in 1984. Her main interest is in health and healing through working with the elements and this has led her to study with leading Viniyoga and Ayurvedic practitioners. She is also trained in Thai Yoga Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reiki and Reflexology. All these skills are now combined into ‘Integrated Yoga Therapy’ which she offers from a practice near Totnes, Devon.
Integrated Yoga Therapy is a person-centred and holistic approach to restoring balance and wellbeing. Whatever ‘dis-ease’ a person presents with, be it long-standing and chronic or resulting from recent trauma there will be a way of releasing tension and finding relief through subtle energy channelling, focused movement and deep relaxation. Added to that there is the ‘self-help’ element of enabling students to develop their yoga practise at home.
In the words of the African-American poet Nayyirah Wahead: ‘And I said to my body softly ‘I want to be your friend…..it took a long breath and replied: ‘I have been waiting my whole life for this’. In a nutshell, this is what Shelia does – she shows people how to make friends and be kinder to themselves.
Added to that Shelia tutors training courses on behalf of FRYOG: the Foundation Year; 200hrs; and the top 500 hrs for qualified teachers.
Telephone: 01803 732012
Debbie’s background of yoga is of mixed lineage, weaving together different styles of yoga from different traditions creating a well balanced and heart centred approach to her classes. She is an experienced teacher leading classes , workshops and teacher training at her yoga studio in Bude, North Cornwall. www.yogabude.co.uk
Debbie also teaches the FRYOG International teacher training diploma and organises workshops in the UK and yoga retreats in India.
”I teach what I practice and I practice what I teach but my deepest belief is that if you allow yoga to unfold your Body , Mind and Spirit, the practice will change the way you see the amazing world in which we live.”
Mobile Phone : 07929 661245
Vicky has been practising yoga for 16 years and teaching for 7.
She qualified in July 2008 with The Friends of Yoga Society International and hasn’t looked back since, teaching classes to all abilities from gentle restorative yoga to advanced, challenging, strong and energising classes. She is very passionate about the way yoga leaves you feeling and its benefits and enjoys sharing her knowledge.
Vicky teaches traditional Hatha Yoga, offering classes to suit your individual personal abilities and needs. She uses The Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques), The Bandhas, Relaxation and Meditation to achieve good posture and flexibility, ease stress and anxiety and to release tension. All working to improve your health and well-being and to obtain a calm focus and well balanced life to help deal with everyday challenges, mentally, physically and emotionally.
Tel : 07761977537
Aimee is an experienced Hatha Yoga Teacher and has been teaching general public yoga classes for 10 years. She also teaches classes in the corporate environment and for teachers in schools as well as providing personalized one to one sessions for Breathe and Triyoga.
Additionally she is a member of the Executive Board for FRYOG and holds the position of Training and Standards Officer.
Aimee is also a qualified Osteopath; graduating from the British School of Osteopathy with a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. She is a registered member of the General Osteopathic Council and the British Osteopathic Association and her knowledge of yoga also enriches her osteopathic treatment due to her understanding of mindfulness and exercise prescription which are as essential part of patient management.
Aimee’s unique combination of training in both osteopathy and yoga position her to add a therapeutic element to her yoga classes and specializing in adaptation of yoga for people with injuries, stress and chronic illness. With a very thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology and the mechanism of injury and health of the human body, she uses this in depth knowledge to provide CPD training for yoga teachers.
Helen has been practising Yoga since she was a teenager and qualified with FRYOG in 1979. She runs weekly classes and workshops, including CPD days in Derbyshire and is an assessor and tutor trainer for FRYOG. Her teaching expresses her firm belief that Yoga is beneficial for all and should be accessible to everyone. Because of her long experience and involvement with Yoga her style is eclectic but with roots firmly in the traditional. Among Helen’s specialisms are Tantra and Ayurvedic Yoga.
Helen is also a complimentary therapist running her own practice ‘Serenity Yoga and Therapies’ in Matlock offering a range of therapies, one to one Yoga and Counselling. Please contact Helen for further information including details of future Diploma Courses and Yearly Retreats in Lancashire and France.
Swami Satvikananda has been practising Yoga for nearly 40 years and teaching for over 20. She teaches Satyananda Yoga Classes, Pregnancy Yoga Classes, Baby Yoga classes and Meditation as well as Individual Yoga Therapy for various medical conditions at the Yoga Room, a small Satyananda Centre in Ottershaw, Surrey. She has a Satyananda Teaching Diploma, a FRYOG Yoga Teaching Diploma, BWY Teaching Diploma and a full Yoga Therapy Diploma from the Yoga Biomedical Trust plus their diplomas in Pregnancy & Childbirth, Low Back Pain, Nervous Conditions, and Asthma & Respiratory Conditions. She is Birthright trained for both Pregnancy Yoga and Baby Yoga and has studied Optimal Foetal Positioning with Jean Sutton. Swami Satvikananda also has a BWY Diploma for Teaching Yoga to Children and for many years she has been running FRYOG Teacher Trainer Courses and is a BWY Trainer to Teach other Yoga Teachers the Teaching Yoga to Children Module as well as being a BWY IST Tutor in ‘Well Woman Yoga’.
Mobile Phone : 07941 453466 (TEXTS ONLY)
Landline : 01932 872587
Address : Otterbourne House, Chobham Road, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey. KT16 0QF
Nickie has been practising yoga for over 20 years and been a FRYOG teacher since 2002 and completed her Satyananda teacher training in 2011. She believes that the tools of yoga should be available to everyone and aims to teach authentic practices in such a way that each individual can access the tools that are relevant, helpful and accessible to them at each stage of their life.
Nickie currently runs weekly classes on the Isle of Wight together with one2one sessions for individuals. She also works with people with a wide variety of ongoing health problems and special needs. In addition, Nickie holds regular workshops and weekend retreats, and is also a tutor for the FRYOG Foundation and teacher training 200 and 500 hour courses.
Tel 01983 854062 or 07799 032824
Lucy Barlow & Donna Poingdestre
Based in Southsea, Portsmouth on the South Coast of the UK, Lucy & Donna have taught extensively in their local area, collaborating often on workshops and fundraising yoga events.
Lucy has been teaching for over 9 years, and is a teacher of Perinatal Yoga (for pregnancy, birth & beyond) with Birthlight and a Yoga Therapist (she is currently completing her studies in this specialised training with the Devon School of Yoga).
Donna has been teaching in & around Southsea since gaining her FRYOG diploma in 2004.
Her background in social care, encompassing a wide range of client groups, has informed the development of Donna’s teaching for clients experiencing problems with drugs & alcohol and with their mental health.
Donna & Lucy welcome students from all yoga backgrounds, and offer a deeply experiential learning environment to allow you to really feel and embody the practical applications of yoga philosophy, theoretical knowledge and yoga practices on the syllabus, whether to deepen your own practice of yoga or to enable you to learn to teach the yoga you love.
Lucy & Donna invite you to embark on a journey of yoga education that will offer real opportunities for personal growth & transformation.