meet the team
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.
200HR+ REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Having always been drawn to free movement after a background in dance, when Jenny moved to Manchester 5 years ago she began to use yoga as a way to help stretch out muscles after weight training but enjoyed the dance like flow to the class. Pretty soon after, she fell in love with not just the asanas but the meaning behind them and began a life long commitment to using yoga to understand her body and mind further.
After completing her 200hr Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, she began teaching straight away and found great satisfaction in seeing her students progress physically but also mentally through the power of pranayama and meditation. Jens teaching style echoes her values, by focusing on intertwining the mind, body and soul into often challenging yet accessible sequences.
200HR+ REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER
Becca first came to yoga for the physical benefits, loosening up after a days dancing. However whilst living in London, she found her mental and physical health deteriorating due to modern day pressures and fast living and so looked deeper into yoga and hasn’t looked back since.
Becca passed her 200hr Teaching Training with Yoga Haven last January and has since completed 50hrs of specialist Yin training with Josh Summers. She’s incredibly humbled to get to share her practice with each and every soul that steps foot in the studio. Whether you’re here for the physical, mental or to simply get out the house she keeps her classes dynamic, lighthearted and laced with yoga philosophy and pranayama. ‘Super excited to join the team at 38 and look forward to meeting you on the Mat’ - Becca.
PREGNANCY, POSTNATAL, BABY YOGA & HYPNOBIRTHING PRACTITIONER
Ashleigh is passionate about supporting new mums and also a little bit obsessed with birth and how AMAZING women are. She believes all women deserve to have an empowering birth experience and be well informed to make the right decisions for them. Ashleigh started to teach pregnancy yoga and hypnobirthing after the birth of her daughter just before the pandemic. Having a new baby in lockdown made her realise just how important a good support network is and that's exactly what she aims to provide in all her classes. Ashleigh says 'Pregnancy yoga is a fantastic way to feel great during pregnancy and prepare for birth and beyond. I aim to provide a safe space for women to rest, relax and reconnect. I also teach hypnobirthing so you can expect some deep relaxation techniques to help prepare for birth and set you up for a great nights sleep, as well as learning some tips for a positive birth experience. Suitable for women in second and third trimester. Everyone is welcome whether you are an experienced yogi or an absolute beginner.'