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Teachers

Hayley Locke

Yoga Teacher

Hayley qualified to teach Yoga in 2017 after completing the British Wheel of Yoga’s Teacher Certificate and Foundation course. Prior to her 2 year training she experienced different styles of Yoga and Pilates classes over 15 years, alongside working in the homeless sector. More recently she has worked in mental health and has been fortunate to teach Yoga at Folkestone Mind and Touch Base Care.

Stephanie Fancy

Pilates Teacher

After two decades in the music and film business Stephanie moved to Whitstable with her young daughter intent on leading a less stressful life.

She began practicing Pilates and was amazed at how it changed her body and sense of well being. Stephanie went on to train at the Pilates Institute in London under Michael King and qualified in 2004 and has been teaching both group and one-one sessions ever since.

Helen Taylor

Meditation Teacher

After working in Human Resources for over 20 years, Helen decided that wellbeing needed to be the focus in her daily life and work. To that end she trained as a meditation teacher and life coach with the aim of restoring balance, control and presence in her own life, whilst helping others to do the same in theirs. Helen is now self employed and enjoys evolving her meditations to ensure they fit into family and clients lives.

Sharon Saker

Yoga Teacher

Sharon has been actively involved in the world of health and wellness for 30 years and has worked professionally around much of the globe. As an adolescent she enjoyed participating in a variety of sports, dance and activities – a passion that has never waned. Her earliest Yoga Training was in the Satchidananda style, but she has since spent decades drawing from the insight and experience of many of the most respected teachers in the world. Sharon believes that one style does not suit all and that Yoga, Pilates and other Healing Arts can be fantastic for everyone, as long as you choose a style which meets your current needs.

Hayley Johns

Yoga Teacher

Hayley has over 10 years of teaching experience and over 25 years of her own practice, bringing a super down to earth, mindful style to the mat. Always learning she loves to share where she is at. Guiding students to embody through movement (and stillness), asking you to feel and connect to the breath in a way that’s comfortable, providing you with an opportunity to look at your habitual patterns (on and off the mat). Working in a fully inclusive space, all bodies welcome.

Monica Marini

Yoga Teacher

Monica is a passionate, engaging and a very experienced yoga teacher. Her multidimensional approach meets students with personable and individualised attention encouraging a safe and reflective self-practice. Since completing her initial training almost a decade ago, Monica has studied with international leading teachers including Rod Stryker, Doug Keller and Gary Carter. She is currently training with Sarah Ramsden to teach Yoga to Athletes and in Sports accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals.

Chloe Tully

Yoga Teacher

Chloe began teaching yoga in early 2016 and is Yoga Alliance Professionals certified. She is passionate about yoga and the healing and health-giving benefits that a regular yoga practice can provide. Chloe teaches a range of styles of yoga, from Vinyasa Yoga – a dynamic, flowing and creative style of yoga, right through to slow and soothing Restorative Yoga. She teaches classes which make yoga accessible for all, from beginners to more experienced yogis.

Emma Epton

Yoga Teacher

Emma is a senior yoga teacher with over 20 years experience, teaching Yin yoga and functional yoga. She also facilitates a 200ht YTT and runs further education programs with her company Yoga Reloaded.

Emma has completed trainings with Cecily Milne of Yoga Detour and Tom Myers of Anatomy Trains. She is also an FRC mobility specialist and movement educator.

Jess Croucher

Yoga and AntiGravity Teacher

Jess started attending yoga classes when she moved to Whitstable in 2001. She completed an intensive Ashtanga Teacher Training in 2005 whilst also working full time in education. Jess then took time out to have a family and trained to teach children’s yoga in 2017 which she loves. Jess then started her 300-hour teacher training with The British Wheel of Yoga in 2018 which she is due to finish in June this year. Jess really enjoys teaching a Flow-based class which comes from her background in Ashtanga yoga. She is also very excited to be adding Aerial Yoga to her areas of expertise!

Joy James

Yoga Teacher

Joy has been practicing yoga and meditation since 2010 and will complete the British Wheel of Yoga teaching certificate in June 2019. Joy is passionate about teaching yoga that is relevant and accessible and encourages students to be curious and explore what works for them. Joy studied yoga and meditation with Emma Slade for 7 years and has since attended classes and workshops with various experienced and well-respected teachers including Peter Blackaby.

Joy previously worked as a music therapist for 18 years and has developed a compassionate and inclusive approach to working with people to empower them to bring about positive change.

Liz Foreman

Yoga Teacher

Liz studied to become a pregnancy yoga teacher at The Active Birth Institute, London. She was fortunate enough to train under the renowned pioneer of Active Birth Janet Balaskas and set up her first class in 2006. I further studied at the Victor Foundation, Kent and is continually attending yoga courses to further her teaching. At the heart of Liz’s teaching is the belief that we are all working with different bodies and life experiences that can affect our posture, flexibility, strength and confidence. Liz considers it an honour to be able to help ladies through such a milestone in life.

Clare Ruff

Pilates Teacher

Clare qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2008 at Kings College London. She has worked for the NHS and private sector specialising in treating Musculoskeletal conditions. Clare completed her training with the APPI to become a Pilates instructor and has been teaching for the last 7 years. Clare advocates the use of Pilates for rehabilitation from injury, conditioning and general fitness. 

Patrick Hewlett

Tai Chi Teacher

Patrick has been practicing tai chi and related arts for over 20 years. He has taught internationally in the US, The Bahamas, India and Ibiza. Originally from a martial arts background, Patrick discovered tai chi and qi gong in his teens and has been passionate about these transformative and life-enriching arts ever since.

Louise Matthews

AntiGravity Teacher

Louise has always had an interest in fitness and well-being, having run several marathons and practiced pilates for several years and with a background in dance.

We all know about the important link between exercise and mental wellbeing and after seeing the benefits that AntiGravity fitness could offer, being an all-encompassing way of mixing exercise and mental health for the mind and the body propelled her to decide to train as an instructor.

Carmen Fearnley

Yoga Teacher

 Carmen Fearnley graduated from Yoga Alliance International certified teacher training at Spirit of Yoga in 2013, and has since run her own yoga studio in Australia. She brings to class the more spiritual aspects of traditional Hatha yoga, combined with elements of Satyananda inward focus and peaceful acceptance of all that is. 

Having worked as a spa therapist since 2012, she comfortably offers gentle posture alignments throughout class, with a nurturing touch and overall relaxing studio ambiance.