Casey is registered and insured with the UK Yoga Alliance and received her 300 hour training certification from Yogadarshanam Mysore, India whilst living in the Middle East. Casey’s classes focus on a combination of authentic Hatha Yoga and Flow with an emphasis on core strengthening. She’s not shy about making you sweat whilst also making you smile and her classes leave you feeling the benefits to your physical body whilst your mind is calm, relaxed and refreshed. Her classes also focus on the key benefits of each posture as you move through your practice one step at a time.
Casey believes that everyone can benefit from yoga and prides herself on creating a warm and friendly atmosphere where it is possible to escape the stresses and challenges of everyday life in a safe and welcoming environment.
Additionally, Casey is trained in the Yoga Bananas® Technique and a qualified children’s yoga teacher for 3-11 year olds. She has also completed the Hotpod Yoga Teacher Training programme and worked with Nicola Batten to help launch Hotpod Yoga in Saffron Walden.
Casey teaches Yoga Core, Traditional Hatha Yoga, Beginners Hatha Yoga and Gentle Yoga. Casey teaches morning and lunchtime classes throughout the week and also on Tuesday evenings.
Andy teaches Beginner Vinyasa Flow on Thursday evenings.
Donna qualified as a Personal Trainer relatively late in life after having three children and a solid 12+ years of fitness obsession. She runs her own business, Aspire Fitness, working closely with clients to help achieve their fitness goals.
She follows a holistic approach to fitness and believe that it’s not just about exercise but that diet, lifestyle, emotional and mental well-being all play a role in our overall health.
Before having children Donna spent time in Mental Health Care working as an outreach worker. She is also a qualified counsellor and worked as a volunteer counsellor for a local Women’s Aid refuge. After having her first son she was appointed a Non Executive Director with Epping Forest Primary Care Trust.
3 years ago Donna trained as a children’s fitness instructor and set up and ran Kidzbootcamp- an outdoor exercise class for children.
Having had 3 children Donna now has an full understanding of how body, mind and lifestyle changes after kids. When juggling work, home and children we often put our own health needs to the bottom of the list.
When Donna is not gym training (or being ‘Mum’) she practises Yoga incorporating aspects of flexibility and core stability into training sessions.
Donna teaches Yoga Pop on Monday evenings.
About 15 years ago, Nicola stumbled into a yoga class after finishing a session at the gym and she was instantly hooked. She enjoyed the classes for both the physical and mental improvements that she experienced and was keen to learn more. Nicola moved to Essex in 2012 and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Diploma in 2013 at Camyoga, where she also discovered barre classes. Enjoying how the barre complemented her yoga practice, Nicola completed her BarreConcept Teacher Training at Camyoga in March 2014. She went on to teach both yoga and barre until March 2015 when she took a break to have her baby. Nicola is now the director of Hotpod Yoga Saffron Walden which started up in February 2016 and she now returns to teach her beloved barre classes at Thaxted Yoga on Friday mornings.
Nicola teaches Barre classes on Friday mornings.
Tracey has had an interest and been practicing yoga from the age of 12 and initially self-taught through books whilst at school. Since then it has always been an important and integral part of her life and fundamental to her upbringing. Tracey has always found that practicing Yoga and Pilates makes her feel revitalised and is great exercise for bringing balance and harmony to body and mind. She began her teacher training in 2004 and is now fully qualified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher & a mat Pilates teacher.
Tracey teaches Pilates classes on Wednesday mornings.
Theresa completed the BWY Teacher Training Diploma in 2004, followed by the Birthlight yoga for pregnancy Foundation course and more recently trained in Ayurvedic Massage in India and Ayurvedic Yoga Massage level 1 & 2 in London.
Theresa was first introduced to yoga at the age of 18 and from then on she regularly attended classes and workshops working alongside a variety of teachers. Her personal practice has been strongly influenced by the vast disciplines of Hatha yoga from BKS Iyengar, Vanda Scaravelli and the Bihar School of Yogas teachings. More recently she has found huge spiritual inspiration from Jivamukti yoga and Kundalini yoga.
Theresa lives with her partner and their dog. She is passionate about the food that she eats and tries to live the most healthy and conscious life she can and encourages her students to do the same.
Theresa teaches Restorative Yoga classes on Monday mornings.
Aga has been practising Iyengar yoga for over a decade. She went to her first yoga class after reading a yoga article on her 18th birthday. Yoga has been present in her life since then. She is registered with Yoga Alliance Professional in UK.
By coincidence Aga was drawn to Power Yoga which derives from Ashtanga. She loved the flowing nature of the practice with one asana leading to the next. With elegant and beautiful sequences that you can change and modify each time you practise, we’re sure you’ll love Aga’s newest class. To Aga, the most important aspect of her yoga practice and teaching is to understand each posture whilst realising one’s physical abilities and restrictions. And this is where Aga would like to help. Vinyasa Yoga is great for strengthening the body and mind, adding rhythm and meditation to movement whilst clearing the mind. She would like to give as much as possible and share what she knows in a way that people understand. She wants to share with you just amazing how yoga is for all shapes, sizes and abilities.
Aga teaches Power Yoga classes on Saturday mornings.
Jemma began teaching yoga in 2014 and since then her interests and love for yoga have been changing and evolving. Initially she felt drawn to teach simply because she loved attending classes and practicing yoga and also felt it would be a great alternative to working in an office job.
However since then Jemma’s passion for teaching has taken on lots of different aspects mainly due to her own experiences. Jemma now feels compelled to provide people with a welcoming environment to reconnect with their own strengths and capabilities.
Jemma is fascinated by mindfulness and meditation so this trickles into her teaching often. She love all styles of yoga and will always allow them to influence her teaching style however she teaches predominantly Hatha and Vinyasa style classes.
In 2016 Jemma’s life changed for the better after giving birth to her son and it was from there that she began a journey into how yoga can support pregnant women and women in the post-natal stage.
Jemma teaches Mum & Baby Yoga on Mondays as well as Pregnancy Yoga on Thursdays.
Zoe is registered with Yoga Alliance International and completed her Hot Power Yoga teacher training in 2016.
Having practised yoga since her late teens, Zoe’s yoga mat quickly became one of her best friends: the place that she could go to lift her mood, leave her day behind, get grounded, reconnect or just to have fun! Zoe is keen to share the mental, emotional and spiritual, as well as the physical benefits of practising yoga.
Zoe strives to create a friendly, all-inclusive space where everyone is accepted for who they are and where individual experience is encouraged. She appreciates that everyone’s body, and therefore poses, are unique so she won’t try to force you into positions your body can’t possibly get in to.
She is passionate, committed and down-to-earth and will guide you through a challenging and invigorating power yoga practice which speaks to your body and mind.
She doesn’t take herself too seriously and hopes you’ll join her for some yogi-fun on Tuesday evenings.
Zoe teaches Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga on Tuesday evenings.