Meet the Team at Studio
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500HR+ REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
As an avid runner, Kelly has always understood the benefits and importance of stretching but it wasn't until living in rural New Zealand that she discovered yoga.
After attending a local class, she was hooked + slowly began to feel both the physical and mental benefits yoga has to offer. Kelly continued her practice, until ten years later when she decided to train as a yoga teacher in Melbourne, Australia where she taught until she decided to permanently return back to her hometown in Manchester.
Over time, her practice has evolved and strengthened, finding her own style, providing a soft, gentle and nurturing environment as well as a strong + alignment based practice. Kelly teaches Vinyasa, Mandala and Yin Yoga as well as courses for beginners and managing stress and anxiety.
200HR REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Katie takes a relatable and modern approach to teaching and is passionate about creating a safe, welcoming, space for her students. Alongside movement of the body, Katie has a great passion for meditation, mindset and qualified as a life coach in January 2021. Movement has been a part of Katie’s for as long as she can remember in the form of dance however first met a yoga mat in 2012, and quickly it became a sanctuary from niggles of anxiety that met her love of movement. She completed her 200 hours of vinyasa training in 2020 and has taught at Studio38 ever since.
200HR REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Jay has been in the fitness industry for around 13 years, working in various Health Clubs as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer. He started regularly attending hot yoga classes in Bury and quickly began to notice how this ancient practice benefited him on a physical and emotional level. He came to the realisation that this was something he could see himself teaching others, showing the world the huge advantages of practicing yoga.
Now a fully qualified Rocket and Level 4 Yoga Teacher, he personally love to practice Vinyasa Yoga, inversions and arm balances. His teaching strengths are his ability to correct technique, making sure students move safely and efficiently. Jay gets so much job satisfaction and enjoys watching students progress in their own yoga journey, always encouraging people to explore their potential.
200HR REGISTERED ASHTANGA TEACHER
Sammy-Jo began her yoga journey in 2009 practising asana in the form of Ashtanga Vinyasa and in 2016 was introduced to breath work, kriyas and pranayama practice under the guidance of her teacher Vicky Shields. Through these practices she has developed a greater awareness and understanding of the effect the breath has on the mind and body, firstly through practice and then delving deeper into the science and research of the breath. Through regular implementation of these practices she has developed a more rounded and nourishing personal yoga practice for the mind and body, which has improved her overall health and well-being.
Sammy-Jo is a Senior Teacher and has studied Asana, Pranayama and Ayurveda. After completing her 200hr Teacher Training she began to teach own yoga classes to groups and individuals. Through her teaching she aims to give people practices and knowledge to help them gain greater awareness of themselves (body and mind). She does this by supporting students with breath-work, safely finding alignment both on physical and subtle body level, balance and focus both in their practice and day to day life.