“Yoga takes you into the present moment, the only place where life exists”
Our faculty of trainers are highly skilled and deeply inspiring. Their range of knowledge and experience culminates in a well-rounded, comprehensive training. They will guide you deep into the practice of yoga and deep into yourself. Their varying experience offers a variety of lenses from which to view this ancient practice from the traditional to the functional; from the spiritual to scientific. Each of them brings something special to the training and you will feel supported by each of them.
My interest lies in sharing the potency of traditional teachings in a way that is relevant and accessible. Through nearly a decade of teaching and my own direct experience, I have witnessed the healing capacity of yoga and its ability to intelligently unravel the holding patterns in the body and mind. I believe the living tradition of yoga offers a roadmap to navigate our conditioned responses and behaviours and awaken a more complete understanding of the self.
Christel has always been inspired by movement work. Growing up as a dancer, she has a natural way of using her body to express herself, and yoga has helped her find freedom through movement. Christel’s focus is to use yoga as a tool to become aware of this close connection that already exists between our mind and our body. Christel brings all of her own yoga and healing experiences to her teaching, and is known for holding a safe space for everyone to be exactly who they are.
Growing up with a background in competitive figure skating, Cass’s journey with yoga began at a young age. Beginning as a way of maintaining flexibility and mobility. Cass’s practise has since shifted to focus on building strength, by combining elements of functional movement into her sequencing. This has led her to explore the different ways in which each individual’s body moves and changes shape. As a result of various yoga teacher trainings, a Pilates mat certification, and functional movement trainings, Cass incorporates a wide range of non-traditional movement patterns, and focused biomechanics cueing into her teachings and personal practice.
DR. CARRIE MCCREA-ROUTRAY
Sports and Exercise Medicine Doctor, Anatomy Teacher
Carrie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004, completing GP training and gaining further qualifications in child health, women’s and sexual health before going on to complete Sports and Exercise Medicine training. With over 11 years of experience in high performance sport Carrie has worked in a variety of sports settings including professional football, rugby, hockey and aquatics. She has a depth of experience of working with athletes throughout Scotland and has developed special interests in mental health in sport, female athlete issues, anti doping and yoga sports medicine. As a retired hockey player and trained yoga teacher Carrie uses her professional knowledge and personal experience of sport to guide her medical teaching.
DR. RAJEEV MCCREA – ROUTRAY
General Medicine, Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician,
Rajeev graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and is a recently retired cricketer. He has been practicing both General Medicine and Sport and Exercise medicine for the past 8 years. His work ranges from youth development to high performance environments in a multitude of settings including professional football, boxing, cricket and disability sport. He combines his unique knowledge as a yoga teacher, doctor and former athlete to his work and his teaching, thus providing a novel learning opportunity for students.
*Additional Guest Lecturers and Assistant Teachers may vary by training.