We’re pleased to introduce you to our happy team of teachers.
Hatha, Restorative & Ashtanga Yoga Teacher
20 years ago whilst 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 Beginners Yoga Wednesday evenings.
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 also runs the Yoga and Meditation Courses which run twice year. Jake brings a real sense of ease, calmness and openness to his teachings.
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. She worked 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. She 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. She 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. Jatta teaches Wednesday 7.30pm Dynamic Yoga. Thursday 7.45pm Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Saturday morning 9.30am Hatha Yoga.
More updates to follow with our Yoga Teachers – watch this space for the rest of the team.
Nikki – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Tuesday 5.45pm Beginners & 7pm Level 1 to 2
Vicky – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Wednesday 6pm Beginners
Jenny – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Thursday 7.30am Breakfast Class & 7.45pm Level 1 to 2
Chris – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Thursday 10am Functional Yoga
Bhavna – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Friday 12.30pm Lunchtime Yoga
Jo – Hatha Yoga Teacher – Friday 6pm