Meet the Faculty

Madhura Bhagwat

Head of Tribe Academy - Head of Yoga at Tribe Yoga
(E-RYT 500, YACEP, Yoga Therapist, Ayurveda Consultant)
Madhura has been on her yogic path for a little over 14yrs and primarily involved with teaching in yoga teacher training. Being born and raised in an Indian family exposed her to yoga philosophy, eastern psychology, ayurveda and mantra chanting at a very young age. Her primary focus has been to offer authentic Yoga and Ayurveda education in the most accessible way to suit a modern lifestyle while passing on the Yoga traditions in the purest form.
She holds experience as the director, course curator and educator of 200 and 300Hr YTTCs. Madhura is a highly respected yoga teacher trainer. Her classes balance contemplation with sweat, long – held asanas & a healthy dose of alignments. They are insightful, inspiring, challenging, energetic, functional and progressive as she weaves in movement, breathwork, chanting and primordial philosophical talks. Her passion for yoga traditions, profound knowledge, curiosity, humbleness, humour and deep connection with her students give her the ability to transmit the deepest scriptural teachings in a way that is clear, meaningful and applicable.
Her work is based on her inquiry into intuitive wisdom arts and focused at empowering her students with tools to develop embodied awareness to tap into all the felt sensations, untie and melt what is stuck within, allow discomforts to resurface and cultivate the art of embracing all that arises with compassion and courage. Madhura is also a yoga therapist, ayurveda consultant and educator and works mainly with women’s health and well-being. She practices what she preaches and emphasises on the importance of living yoga instead of practicing yoga. Studying with Madhura is an enjoyable and transformative experience.
She is a double bachelors in Politics and Law. As she continues her further education here in Edinburgh, she will also be the Head of Tribe Academy.

Lara Jane

Head of Cycle, Barre & Pilates
A former professional dancer, pocket rocket Lara has been working in the fitness industry for over ten years. Lara is passionate about teaching in a way that is accessible yet challenging, but always fun! An anatomy geek, you can expect strong and clear instruction alongside the best party music in Pilates, cycle, and barre. In yoga, expect creative strong flows and an inclusive atmosphere.
Qualifications include BA Honours in Professional Dance. Level 2 ETM. Indoor cycling. 200hr YTT and Basi Pilates.

Louise Alexander

Leith Walk Studio Manager
With a background in dance, movement has always been an important part of Louise's life. Her classes might be high energy or calm-depending on whether you are in yoga or cycle- but you can always expect positive and inspiring coaching. clear explanations, and anemphasis on moving your body in the way that works for you.
Expect banging playlists, powerful motivational coaching, and a lot of fun while you get stronger week by week. When not at the studio, Louise can usually be found hanging from an aerial trapeze.

Evelyn Hurtado

Senior Yoga Teacher
Evelyn is a free spirited yogi! This unique fire cracker, born in the Dominican Republic and raised in NYC with roots in: Jivamukti, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, and Flow Yoga. Her classes are uplifting, playful, creative and humorous. Inspired by movement, music, dance, strength, joy, freedom and expression. Her style is a wave like dance flow of movements, an elegant yet strong practice. Evelyn offers many variations and adjustments to suit everyone’s needs. You will leave fully stretched, relaxed & full of life!


Lena is an experienced and empathic Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncturist and has been working in clinical practice for over 16 years. Her passion for holistic health extended to teaching Hatha, Forrest and Aerial Yoga. She has taught the principles of TCM, with authenticity, to yin yoga teachers and birth workers to enrich their knowledge and understanding of Qi, channels and other fundamental principles. Furthermore, she also assists women in birth preparation, pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care as a doula. Being Scottish-born, second generation Hong Kong Chinese has given Lena a unique understanding into the application of this sacred and ancient way of living in these modern times.

Dr Raj McCrea-Routray

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.

Dr Carrie McCrea-Routray

Carrie graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2004, completing GP training and gaining further qualifications in child, 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 working with athletes throughout Scotland and has developed special interests in mental health in sport, female athletes 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 Fiona Wilson

Fiona is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of clinical psychology experience and the owner and practice director at The Edinburgh Practice.
Fiona has been present and supportive of Tribe Yoga and Tribe Academy since 2015 and now lectures on the 200 hour YTT programme. Fiona has a PhD in Psychology (University College Dublin) and a further Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (University of Edinburgh) as well as postgraduate training in Global Mental Health (Harvard University).