Executive Officers & Admin
Our team are all committed members who volunteer their time and expertise to promote Friends of Yoga and it’s aims.
The Executive Officers are Friends of Yoga members who are elected to office at the Biennial General Meetings, usually held in September.
The next Biennial General Meeting will be held on Saturday, 19th September, 2020. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the easement of lockdown and travel restrictions, this year’s meeting will be be held virtually. More details to follow. If you have any comments please contact email@example.com
Could this be you?
We are looking for a New Chairman. Do you have the skills and commitment needed for this important role?
Here is a summary of the activities required within the Chair role
• Provides leadership, direction and support to members of the Executive Committee and understands role of each member.
• Objectively and impartially Chairs twice yearly Executive Committee meetings and monitors that any decisions and actions agreed are implemented.
• Chairs Biennial General Meeting
• Co-ordinates the Executive Committee to ensure that current and new, internal and external policies, procedures and regulations are in place for the effective management of Friends of Yoga
• Recruits new Executive Committee members
To find out more please contact our secretary Christine Clist
01730 894281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris has been interested in yoga and attended classes on and off for over 40 years, originally just from a physical prospective but since training as a teacher in 2002 her yoga has taken a more holistic approach.
Why did Chris become a Teacher? Her husband and some of her friends knew how much she believed in the benefits of yoga and that she enjoyed it so much that they would often say why don’t you take up teaching. So when a FRYOG training course presented itself fairly locally it was an opportunity not to be missed.
A short while after qualification in 2004 Chris covered classes for another yoga teacher during her maternity leave and has continued with that class and others since then.
01730 894281 email@example.com
Director of Education
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.
Could this be you?
Diploma Board Officer
We have a vacancy for the role of Diploma Board Officer. If you have some spare time to support Friends of Yoga we would love to hear from you!
Please contact Christine Clist in the first instance for a job description and an application form.
Tasha has been practicing Yoga since 2012 and felt an instant connection to the practice. She completed her FRYOG Foundation course in 2018 and studied for her 200hrs RYT qualification under Victoria Bedford.
With a strong background in business, software and computing, Tasha plans to specialise in child and teen yoga, empowering the next generation with Yoga to help them navigate the pressures of the digital age.
Off the mat, Tasha lives on a small farm with her husband and two children, she enjoys reading about, anything nature related and making memories with her family.
Zoe English (née Smart)
Public Relations and Events
Zoe completed a BWY foundation course in 2008, and immediately discovered a passion for yoga and its benefits. With a new found appreciation for how yoga can address and support modern day life, there was no hesitation to her training with Friends of Yoga to become a teacher and spread the word!
In 2010, Zoe completed her 200-hour teacher training with Amanda Coulson and has gone on to enthusiastically teach her students the mind body connection. She qualified as a Yoga Therapist with Real Yoga in 2019 so as well as teaching group classes, also provides therapeutic yoga practice to individuals living with a medical condition.
Now living in West Sussex, she has two whippet-cross rescue dogs that are adored by her and her husband, and who enjoy being walked on the beach near their home every day.
Membership Officer Rachel Sutcliffe firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor Tasha Wellstead email@example.com
Website Officer Jo Standen firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Protection Officer Pattie Sandham email@example.com
Public Relations Officer and Events Co-ordinator Zoe English firstname.lastname@example.org
BCYT Representative Patricia Cronin email@example.com
CNHC Verification Patricia Cronin firstname.lastname@example.org
North Helen Sutcliffe 07967169365 email@example.com
Midlands Amanda Green 01494 446232 firstname.lastname@example.org
West Miranda Shaw 07958 708 719 email@example.com
East Michelle Busuttil 01508 518790 firstname.lastname@example.org
London Aimee Newton 07968 160657 email@example.com
South East Tamasine Hoad 07989 646675 firstname.lastname@example.org
South West (North) Kamna Sarna (Kay) 07961 214 596 email@example.com
South West (West) This post is vacant! Could you fill it?
South West (South) Amy Davies (Nee Billings) 07403297914 Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org
South Victoria James 07917 448344 email@example.com
Overseas Cornelia Walker 07779379082 firstname.lastname@example.org
Areas by County
North: Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Eire, N. Ireland, Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire
Midlands: Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire
West: Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, West Midlands, Wales
East: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Rutland, Suffolk
South East: Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex
South West (North): Avon, Berkshire, Wiltshire
South West (West): Cornwall, Devon, Somerset
South West (South): Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight
South: Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex