Our teachers at Yoga Healing Glasgow have come together through their own personal yoga journeys; be it through training though the same yoga schools, or through a student/teacher relationship. This has forged a strong foundation in our approach which can be felt in the continuity of our teaching.
Our students can easily move between our classes and teachers or they can stick to one teacher. There really isn’t any hard rules, only personal preference. Below you can read more about our teachers and how we can support you on yours.
Daily @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Although there was toe-dipping going on over the years Anthea considers 2000 the year she began yoga and considers June Mitchell to be one of the most influential people in her life. From only weeks with June Anthea began her daily yoga practice and graduated in 2004 as a Yoga Teacher with June Mitchell and Julie Hanson ( CYS Scotland) Over these formative years Anthea went to every workshop going and also studied Natural Nutrition, Ayurvedic Therapies, Reiki and The Metamorphic Technique.
In 2004 Anthea continued her training in India and Thailand, which included deepening her own personal yoga practice for 6 months with Pattabhi Jois and 3 months with Rolf & Marcy Naujokat. She then went to Prana Nature Cure Yoga Hospital in Tamil Nadu where she learned about the administration of yoga therapies, kriyas (cleansing techniques) meditation and pranayama (breath-work) techniques for therapeutic benefits.
On her return to the UK Anthea hand-picked the premises of Yoga Healing Glasgow which was known as Bodysense at the time and owned by Mari MacRitchie. When Marie re-located her business to Largs Anthea was given the opportunity to take over the premises and it was then in 2009 that Yoga Healing Glasgow was born.
You can read more at Anthea at the 1-2-1 yoga page or if you would like to chat to Anthea, please find her details below:
Mondays @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Ros Jamieson qualified as a medical doctor from Glasgow University in 1991 and currently works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. She has been teaching anatomy and physiology on the Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training Course with Marit in Glasgow since January 2012. Ros qualified as a Yoga teacher herself from this course the year before, and since has been teaching the Monday Yoga and Meditation classes at Yoga Healing Glasgow. Ros has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has a particular interest in energy flow and meditation. She has spent time studying and practicing meditation at Agama Yoga School in Thailand with guru Sahajananda. She has studied many texts on yoga philosophy and is continually improving her knowledge.
Ros has enjoyed bringing together her medical and yoga knowledge and has an appreciation of how they complement each other. In her teaching she aims to create a platform of medical knowledge so that the students can understand how yoga poses, pranayama and meditation work on a physical level. Ros’ teaching aims to be stimulating and interactive and relevant to all students irrespective of their background.
If you would like to chat with Ros, please find her details below:
Monday & Wednesdays @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Kerry started Pilates whilst working in an office and was suffering from common lower back pain associated with long hours spent at a desk. Having found that Pilates relieved her back pain and increased her overall feeling of well being, she decided to train as a Pilates teacher and to learn why and how the method worked so well. Once Kerry completed the course she couldn’t wait to share the exercises with others and still enjoys teaching as much as when she started! Kerry has a Mat Pilates (Level 3) CYQ Central YMCA qualification and continues her development through various Hanson Pilates workshops (Ante and Post Natal Pilates and Modifying Original Moves) and the APPI’s (The Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute) Small Equipment and Shoulder Rehabilitation training courses
If you would like to chat with Kerry please find her details below:
Tuesdays @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Rhona’s first experience of yoga was at class of Yoga Healing Glasgow’s founder, Anthea Simpson’s. From that first class she was hooked.
Although not a naturally flexible person, Rhona soon began to feel the powerful benefits of a dynamic yoga class on her body as well as on her mind. Her practice moved from one class a week to two then she started attending workshops and practicing at home. Yoga became part of her life.
Rhona wanted to learn more so she decided to study to become a yoga teacher through Chi Yoga School (CYS) under the guidance of June Mitchell and Julie Hanson, two highly regarded teachers. She completed her 200-hour teacher training in August 2010.
Rhona’s heart lies with a dynamic form of yoga and has practiced Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga for several years. She is always learning through her study of yoga and she believes that both the physical and spiritual aspects of the practice have changed her life immensely.
If you would like to chat to Rhona, please find her details below:
Tuesdays @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Marit first practiced Yoga in 2000 with a comprehensive one month Yoga course in Rishikesh under Swami Vivekananda Saraswati at the Agama Yoga School. Since 2000 she has practiced several different styles of Yoga, predominantly Iyengar, Hatha, traditional Kundalini Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga, and traveled to different parts of Asia and Europe on retreats increasing her understanding of the whole Yoga system. Since her introduction to this amazing system she has consistently studied and practiced Yoga leading her to where she is today.
Marit considers Swami Vivekananda Saraswati to be her foremost Kundalini and Hatha Yoga teacher with whom she has studied in Thailand for about 20 months of intensive study over the years. In addition she studies with Sahajananda, the teacher she considers to be her guru, an Advaita Vedantic teacher, meditation of the Ramana Maharishi lineage. Marit has spent many retreats from a few days up to months at a time in solitude or in a group, in silence, practicing and studying this meditation technique.
Marit qualified as a Yoga teacher in the UK with CYS (Chi Yoga School) Scotland, completing a year long training and qualifying in the summer of 2005 with June Mitchell & Julie Hanson. She is also a qualified teacher under the Agama Yoga school.
Marit now teaches on Tuesday evenings; beginners to advanced classes in general Hatha Yoga. Marit also gives lectures, workshops, seminars, private classes, etc. as well as runs Yoga Teacher Training in Glasgow, London, Preston, and Finland as a director and founder of Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training.
Marit loves Yoga, for what it continues to bring into her life, and loves the fact that she is lucky enough to help bring these amazing tools into other peoples lives.
If you would like to chat with Marit, please find her details below:
Wednesdays & Thursdays @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Alanna first discovered yoga and meditation practice whilst backpacking through India and Nepal in 2001 after gaining a BA (Hons) degree in Psychology in 1999. On settling in Glasgow in 2002 she discovered June Mitchell’s Ashtanga class at the Chi Yoga Centre, and was instantly drawn to this dynamic, graceful practice which synchronizes breath with movement.
In 2009 she qualified as a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher (RYT 200) under the tuition of June Mitchell and Julie Hanson of CYS. In the same year she completed training with Amanda Reid of Samadhi Family Yoga (New Zealand) to teach Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth, and Yoga for Post Natal and Infants in 2011.
Alanna has 10 years experience of working in social care; in the fields of mental health and homelessness. Throughout her working life she has undergone extensive mind-body related training ranging from working with trauma and mental distress, supporting recovery within mental health services to mindfulness based interventions. Alanna has particular interest in mindfulness and in 2007 she completed a 7 day professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine led by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD & Saki Santorelli EdD,MA in San Francisco, California.
Alanna’s personal practice and teaching continues to be deeply influenced by mindfulness meditation and dynamic asana practice. She regularly attends workshops conducted by international yoga teachers to continue to develop her personal practice, and is always learning with an open heart.
Alanna is a mother of two energetic boys and is deeply grateful for the gift that sustained yoga practice has provided in helping her cultivate compassion and humour through the adventures of motherhood! Yoga has allowed Alanna to become more deeply connected to life, far reaching beyond the mat. The practice offers her a more meaningful way of being in the world, which allows daily life to be more grounding, enriching and joyful. The transformative nature of regular yoga practice continues to inspire Alanna to create an environment for others to learn from their own unique experience of yoga, one breath at a time.
Alanna teaches a general level Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga for Pregnancy at Yoga Healing Glasgow on Wednesday evenings and Yoga for Mum and Baby on Thursday mornings.
If you would like to chat with Alanna, please find her details below:
Wednesdays at Yoga Healing Glasgow
Alan’s experience as a teacher has led him to share practice with people of all ages and levels of ability. This ranges from working with the public on behalf of studios, clubs and leisure facilities in the Glasgow and Lanarkshire area’s and also with individual fitness professionals and other Yoga teachers. His most notable appointment being to administer a sports specific flexibility routine for the senior level players of Glasgow Rangers Football Club. Currently he is studying Sports Coaching in the Outdoors and wishes to see a traditional approach to Yoga complimented through the continual development of sports related science.It is his understanding that asana should be discovered by finding the easiest and most natural way with which to make use of the body and as a result of finding this functional approach, then create the foundations for a strong practice.Although teaching this class at a level suited to those with no previous experience of the Ashtanga system, Alan would also like to invite students at a more advanced level to this session, as a way of revisiting the basic principles of practice, in the hope that they may deepen their understanding of what it truly means to practice Yoga.
If you would like to chat with Alan, please find his details below:
Seasonally @ Yoga Healing Glasgow
Anna has been practising yoga since 2005, coming from a dance background. She completed the Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training Course in 2011 and is keen to share the wonderful things she has learnt. Anna is interested in using yoga to help live in tune with nature, combat stress and unite the mind, body and spirit. Yoga has transformed her life and it can transform yours!
If you would like to chat with Anna, please find her details below: