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I started practicing Yoga in 2002 after my partner passed away. Through Yoga I found a way to manage my grief, connect to my breath and start to heal. Yoga has been part of my life since, helping to manage life’s ups and downs, including two pregnancies.
I find a huge joy through practicing and love to share this with others. I offer a friendly, innovative and nurturing approach to Yoga, My classes are accessible to all from complete beginners to regular practitioners. I work with you and your practice. Be prepared to go to your edge and be supported with every breath.
I am a 200 hr qualified Yoga Alliance teacher in Vinyassa and Hot Yoga. I am also qualified in Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga through Poppy Perinatal.
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My name is Lumina and I’ve been teaching Hatha Flow Yoga classes for 10 years. I’m originally from a small town in Ohio, USA, where I got into meditation in grade school and started practicing yoga when I was 16. I took a year off my university studies to attend my first Yoga Teacher Training at Yandara Yoga Institute in Mexico. It was during this training in 2009 that I experienced a great shift in my life and developed the skills I would need to share the practice with a heart-centered approach. Since then, I have taught classes in Chile, USA, Mexico and the UK. I started teaching in Bristol in January 2015. The next year, I went to Spain to begin my advanced teacher training with Frog Lotus Yoga International and have continued training with the Bristol School of Yoga. I am looking forward to my next training this September to become certified in Pregnancy Yoga from Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. (*update, Lumina is now a qualified Pregnancy teacher)
I am always humbled by the deep well of learning available in studying the history, theory and practice of yoga. I am so excited to be a part of the Flamingo Centre, to share this extraordinary practice and to help guide students in the process of reconnecting with their breath, their bodies and their true selves. My classes are sometimes low and slow, sometimes uplifting and fiery, and they always carry an emphasis on cultivating awareness by aligning movement with breath, and mind with yogic teachings. I organise sequences that are accessible to all levels, challenging students to explore, express and experience their own body–mind connection.
Hatha Yoga – Mondays 18:30
Yoga has been a part of my life for over ten years.
Tired, stressed and disillusioned with busy city life in my early twenties, I first turned to yoga simply as a way to switch off.
I soon became addicted to that hour of peace on the mat, going to more & more classes and discovering yoga to be the key to regaining balance in my mental, physical and emotional health.
I completed my 200HR teacher training in Goa, India in 2017, enabling myself to share the gifts that yoga has given me to others.
My classes are authentic expressions of my personal experience and are rooted in traditional Hatha style; involving performing sets of physical postures as well as breathing and meditation techniques at more of a slower pace.
I regularly draw from my wider training in holistic health to show how yoga can be incorporated as a tool for everyday living; helping to relieve stress, improve focus, increase energy, and so much more.
I offer an inclusive and friendly approach in my teaching style, making yoga accessible to every and anybody.
Debbie usually teaches:
Wellbeing Yoga – Sundays – 19:30
DEBBIE IS CURRENTLY WORKING ABROAD
Debbie has trained in India and the UK, qualified as 500 hr RYT and has been teaching for over 9 years. She is excited to be joining the Flamingo Flock.
Her main aim in any Yoga class is for wellbeing and connection to self to be experienced. She delivers through breath practices, postures and guided relaxation.
Debbie’s previous career as a professional dancer and dance teacher inspired her passion for Yoga from a range of traditions, leading her to develop an interest in the connection between movement, breath and spirituality. She tends to work intuitively and loves to work with any ability from seasoned practitioners to beginners, so at her classes except to feel calm and find a sense of peace.
More recently she has noticed how people need to slow down from their busy lives and developed Restorative workshops where people get to truly relax and unwind using props and bolsters, verse and music.
Debbie recently trained in Shamanic Healing and is soon going to be offering healing sessions as part of her retreats and workshops.
Hilary is currently spending time travelling and practising with her teachers in India and will be teaching blocks of classes (plus sharing the Wednesday evening class with Karina) and workshops at The Flamingo Centre when she is at home in the UK.
Hilary’s first experience of Yoga Asana practice took place over 13 years ago in India. Having trained as a ballroom dancer she understood the connection between rhythm, breath and movement and quickly fell in love with challenging sequences of postures demanding focus, discipline and commitment. As her practice deepened she began to seek more knowledge of the rich philosophy of Yoga ‘beyond the Yoga mat’ and she continues to learn and grow travelling regularly to India.
Hilary has enjoyed many styles of Yoga including Iyengar, Hatha, Sivananda, Yin and Ashtanga Vinyasa. Hilary has completed both a residential, 200 hr immersion training course in India and a longer duration 200 hr UK based teacher training course (both registered with Yoga Alliance UK/USA). She also attends regular CPD workshops. Her classes are a hybrid of styles based on her personal practice and experience. Most importantly, she tries to ensure that her classes are true to the devotional practice of Yoga, as she is; Hilary has a daily, early morning practice.
‘The practice of Yoga enables us to find space, to focus and turn our attention inward; working with awareness to create the very best possible version of ourselves. When practiced regularly, with sincerity and commitment this influences our behaviours in life generally and our consideration for others. Working with this subtle inner alignment builds a strong and grounded physical, mental and spiritual well-being, helping us to be ‘fit for life’. I endeavour to explore and deepen my practice, share with others and make every breath count.’
Yoga with Hils…beyond the Yoga mat… ’There’s a place where it’s calm and quiet; everything is still, in perfect balance, at peace. Yoga can unlock this place by quietening the mind and reducing the noise and chaos of life. We can master our mind, restrain the fluctuations of our thoughts and unlock this place of self-realisation and peacefulness.’
Hatha Yoga – Thursdays 17:30