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 Bi-Annual General Meetings, usually held in September.
The next Bi AGM will be held on Saturday, 19th September, 2020 and as in previous years will be at the Reading Quaker Meeting Hall 10.00 am 4.00 pm.
Greta Dabek has come to FRYOG from a spiritual healing journey. In 2007, after Reiki Master certification, she was guided to integral yoga and passed her yoga, teaching certificate on 9th July 2011 after tutoring from FRYOG assessor, John Gent.
She joined FRYOG in 2011 after qualifying and attended regularly at FRYOG CPD days and bi-annual general meetings. Making new friends and benefitting from interaction with an active, diverse, yoga community was inspiring and led, in 2019, to co-authorship of The Golden Treasure Book of poems for inspirational meditation.
Yoga studies from 2011 led her to be able to qualify in other diverse areas: exercise to music, gym, swimming, aquatic exercises, Pilates, yoga, pre-and post-natal, children 5-15s and GP exercise referral. John Gent attended her external assessments.
With her qualifications and experience in teaching, accountancy and business administration she will help serve the FRYOG membership and the executive.
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.
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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.
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