We’re pleased to introduce you to our main teachers.
Lead Yoga Teacher
20 years ago whilst Jasminder (Jasmin) was a fitness instructor, and an avid kung-fu practitioner she first came across Yoga. Hooked to the calmness it created in her life she continued practising for several years before embarking on her teacher training in India. 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 of Bahia Yoga. And the 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 Ashtanga classes Monday 5.15pm and specialist classes for more experienced students, Wednesday 7pm and Sundays 10am. Once a fortnight she runs the Thursday morning breakfast class at 7.30am.
Jake began his Meditation and Yoga journey over 20 years ago and has developed and deepened his practise. 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 brings a real sense of ease, calmness and openness to his teachings.
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Bhavna was introduced to Yoga from a young age, later finding the physical aspect of Yoga in her late teens. She has been teaching at Bahia Yoga for two years now. Her classes are taught in a slow and steady, classical Hatha style, taking influence from her practice. Bhavna’s intention behind teaching is to create a safe space for students to come and practice without judgment or pressure. Teaching students to learn how to pace themselves and listen to their bodies; connecting more with their breath and inner self, noticing a sense of release as well as uplifting, and grounding energy. She loves all aspects of Yoga, from chanting, breathwork, meditation to the asana practice. Her classes involve precisely all of those. Allowing you to feel the vibrations of chanting, the release and movement of energy through asana practice, the stillness and connection through meditation and the feeling of vitality through pranayama.
More updates to follow with our Yoga Teachers – watch this space for the rest of the team.
Bhavna – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Monday 10.30am Beginners Yoga and Friday 12.30pm Lunchtime Yoga
Suzanne – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Tuesday 6pm Hatha Yoga
Geeta – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Saturday Morning 9.30am Hatha Yoga