We’re pleased to introduce you to our happy team of teachers. Just click on a name to see more…
Jasmin — Hatha, Restorative & Ashtanga Teacher
Jasmin’s interest in Yoga began over 15 years ago, as a fitness instructor and avid kung-fu practitioner she became hooked to the calmness Yoga created. After several years of a dedicated Yoga practice she travelled to India and trained as a Yoga Teacher. She has been teaching Yoga for over 12 years and is E-RYT 500® Hatha Yoga teacher, a 200 hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher, a BWY Diploma Holder and Yoga Alliance Practitioner. Keen to bring stillness into her practice and teachings she holds qualifications in Restorative Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Yoga Nidra. As a student of Zen meditation she believes it is the mental benefits of Yoga and meditation that nurtures everyone. A qualified Psychologist and Supervisor, she is the founder and Course Director on the Bahia Yoga Teacher Training Programme. Jasmin enjoys good humour, creating a vibrant yet peaceful environment within her sessions. She leads the Dynamic & Ashtanga Yoga sessions.
Jake — Hatha Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Jake began his Meditation and Yoga journey over 18 years ago and has developed and deepened his practise and over the recent years expanded his teachings within the UK. Jake trained at Gaia House with Christina Feldman and has spent many years on various meditation retreats before embarking on his own teachings seven years ago. He is a respected teacher within Insight Meditation and as a Theravada Buddhist he is well informed to lead the Meditation teachings at Bahia Yoga. As a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Jake is keen to share the benefits mindfulness and meditation can bring in a practical and real way. He teaches on the Yoga Teacher Trainings with Bahia Yoga and runs Mindfulness Courses and Meditation classes for all abilities at the Yoga Studio. Jake also runs the Yoga and Meditation Courses which run twice year. Jake brings a real sense of ease, calmness and openness to his teachings.
Jatta — Hatha Yoga and Dynamic Yoga Teacher
Originally from Finland, Jatta arrived to Nottingham in 2000 to study. In 2008 she moved with her husband to India and became involved with a local volunteer group, working as an English Teacher in a Primary School and women’s workshop in one of the poorest slums in Bangalore. She had always loved music and dance and used to attend Bollywood Dance classes, and in this same dance studio she experienced Yoga for the first time: “I found the soothing calmness after Yoga practice a great balance for my stimulating life in the busy city of Bangalore.” Since returning to Nottingham in 2011, she continued with a regular practice and enrolled on the 200 hours Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Programme at Bahia Yoga and is a popular teacher at the studio. She likes the gentler and soothing style of Hatha but also enjoys the more dynamic aspect of Ashtanga and combines both styles in her personal practice. When not teaching, she’s a full time mum to her son. Jatta’s teaching style is intuitive, intelligent and full of depth and kindness. Her classes will leave you feeling fully refreshed and restored.
Roxy — Hatha Yoga teacher
As a teenager, Roxy trained in athletics and the discipline and focus have served her well in her current roles as an actress, featured on ITV, and as a Yoga teacher. Roxy was 17 when she first she began Yoga through watching a DVD belonging to her grandmother. Yoga kept on ‘popping up here and there’ yet Roxy’s busy work schedule, late nights and indulgence in take-away foods meant it was some time before Yoga became a permanent fixture in her life. These days Roxy is integrated in the full mind, body and spiritual benefits Yoga offers. She has a wider interest in the philosophical and holistic side of Yoga and is the ambassador for the Vegan Society for 2014. Roxy gained her 200 hour training with Bahia Yoga. Her Sunday workshops include flowing and dynamic poses to detoxify the body, Roxy also takes care to integrate restful poses and some chanting to create stillness.