Teachers

Our teachers have their own unique way of teaching, each student will have their own unique preference, together we do Yoga.


Louise Power: 07904 924673

My background is in nursing having spent 25years in Health Care. I also studied movement and dance from a young age culminating in graduation from Bailey Cox Academy. My passion for health, wellbeing, fitness, movement and flow led me to do my Yoga Teacher Training in 2010 with Steve Avian at Shamayoga School, Sheffield.

Upon opening the studio in 2014. I wanted to create a space that enhanced the whole yoga experience. I focus on small intimate classes incorporating personal interaction to enhance practise and development of mind, body and soul to result in a feeling of health and wellbeing for all students.

Yoga is my passion in life. The way I teach and practise is always evolving. I love the flow and movement and use this feel in all my classes, teaching a modern approach to a traditional form. Exploring the body and mind through breathing in movement, stillness and relaxation.

GENTLE IS THE NEW ADVANCED

I am no different than you. I have a life that can be challenging and at times frustrating. To make the decision to choose yoga has been life changing for me and therefore I endeavour to pass on the gift of physical and mental health to all my students.

Come and feel for yourself the Power of Yoga.

Louises' Classes 

Yogalicious

Exploring the body and mind through breathing, in movement, stillness and relaxation. A blend of Hatha Yoga Flow, postures, balances and relaxation. With focus on alignment for a safer, stronger, deeper practise. The result should always be that we create length and space in the body, achieving that in a safe and supported way, using muscle energy and core stability to protect the joints. Find your centre and the mind will follow opening the body in a safe way.

Suitable for all

Gentle Yoga for Over 60s

Our new Gentle Yoga for the over 60s & those who want to take it just a little bit easier. In this class will introduce you to the many aspects of yoga. You will learn to explore the body and mind again through breathing, in movement, stillness and relaxation. Due to the nature of the class we will use chairs, props and cushions to allow you to get the maximum benefit from your yoga practise. No pressure, No competition just come along and enjoy. an Emphasis on alignment you will be guided through hatha yoga flows, postures. 


Leila Braithwaite : 07958 968953

French born I and was first introduced to yoga when I moved to London about 20 years ago. Living in London was a very stressful time with a lot of pressure "living the rat race" -Practicing yoga in London gave me peace and helped me to improve my flexibility, the quality of my sleep and much more.This was the beginning of a life changing journey.

Since London, I have continued my yoga practice over the years and yoga has helped me juggling demanding jobs, family life, and other difficult times I went through. Yoga continues to give me strength, balance and focus.

I wanted to share the practice of yoga with other and decided to take the yoga teacher training in 2013 with Steve Avian at Shamayoga School. Since then I have been teaching in Louise's wonderful studio "Power of Yoga" where Louise has created this beautiful space that captures the essence of yoga. It is a wonderful feeling to share my passion for yoga with others and help others to relax, improve their flexibility and learn breathing techniques.

I continue my learning journey, I have been to various yoga retreats in France, and learnt other styles of yoga through different yoga practitioners. Yoga continues to help me in my everyday life, balancing work, being a mum and maintaining strong relationships with my loved ones. 

Leilas' Classes 

Monday Morning Yoga

A great way to start your week exploring the body and mind through breathing, in movement, stillness and relaxation. Hatha based yoga practice using core strengthening exercises, vinyasa flows and balancing poses.

Suitable for all

Power Yoga

Body centred for optimal health. Increase strength, focus and flexibility Suitable for those who want to increase strength both in the body and mind. Using core strengthening exercises, vinyasa flows and balancing poses.

Not suitable for beginners

Beginners

New to Yoga but still don't feel like trying our mixed ability classes ? In our six week blocks we will explore the many different aspects of Yoga. A modern approach to this traditional form of yoga exploring the body and mind through breathing, in movement, stillness and relaxation. With an increased a sense of well being you will learn how to feel more relaxed adopting a calmer approach to life. Yoga helps improve core, strength, stamina, tone and flexibility. Maximum 10 per class in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Adaptations are given throughout with no competition or pressure. By the end of the block you will feel confident to perform the Sun salutation and join in out mixed classes or stay a little while longer whatever suits you.


Charan Sira :07779 133890

Presently On Maternity Leave 

Charans' love for health and fitness drew her into a change of career and she now motivates and inspires people for a living.

As a Personal Trainer, Yoga Teacher, NLP Practitioner, Wellness Coach and a Pharmacist, Charan breathes and lives all things healthy and empowers people to make healthier choices.

Charan uses Pranayama (breath work) and Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) to quieten the mind and awaken the body. Yoga practice then becomes a journey of discovery of the body and consciousness rather than just a physical practice.

Charan has been practising yoga for over 15 years and has enjoyed the benefits of yoga in her life, both physically and mentally and wants to share this with others. Her classes are well balanced and adapted for all abilities.

Charans' Classes

Rinse & Relax

A dynamic yoga practice, designed to challenge,awaken,detoxify and purify your body. This flow style class will help "rinse" away the stress of the day and guide you towards greater self - awareness, personal transformation, empowerment and stillness. Sculpt,tone and condition your body and mind.

Suitable for all 

Siobhan Grantham 07515516174

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Siobhans Class

Max Stroms' Inner Axis

Breath to Heal

Grace, Strength and Healing. Deals directly with stress,anxiety and sleeplessness. It produces a level of fitness that makes you feel better,sleep better and therefore function at a higher level,in your relationships,life and work.Inner Axis include breath based yoga movement and mindfulness and are accessible for all levels.

Suitable for all 


Steve Avian :07792 557105

Founder of the Shamayoga school. He is an internationally qualified (FRYOG- ICM) yoga teacher with over 30 years experience of yoga and has been teaching yoga for over 18 years. He has studied yoga in the UK, India, Europe and the USA. He is also a member of the Yoga Alliance and the Independent Yoga Network.

In 2005 I set up a Yoga Teacher Training School accredited to the Yoga Alliance that I have enjoyed immensely. So many amazing people have crossed my path and still do. My students teach me so much through the process of discovering what works for them. Essentially we are seeking the source together.

I think of yoga as an exploration, an invitation to play and to gain an experiential understanding of our potentials. We can put our discoveries to good use in the world. Yoga is of priceless value. It can offer one of the greatest means to surviving and thriving through these tumultuous times. Yoga can play a crucial role in the birthing of a new world, the vision of paradise deep within our hearts. May our journey begin anew.

Steves Class

Original Hatha Yoga

Classic alignment based Hatha Yoga to invigorate the body, uplift the mind and bring out the Yoga in you.Mixed level class for beginners and continuing students. Classes combine postures, sequences, breath awareness,mindfulness and deep relaxation.

Suitable for all 


Gail Stephens: 07545 767856

Registered Hatha Yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, having trained with Steve Avian on the Shamayoga Yoga Teacher Training Programme. I studied Mindfulness with Shaura Hall from the Minded Institute, completing courses in Mindfulness Skills for Practitioners and Yoga Therapy and Mindfulness for Addictions, both accredited by the Yoga Alliance. I also work with Yoga Nidra, and have studied with the Total Yoga Nidra Foundation.

My style of yoga teaching is best described as flowing Hatha yoga, with the emphasis on working with the breath to bring together the mind and body. My classes are suitable for everyone, from beginners to those with more experience. I also teach minded yoga, and yoga nidra.

Gails Class

Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga

From Worrier to WarriorA gentle blend of Hatha Yoga flow,Yin and Yoga Nidra working with the breath mind and body so you can find your breathing space leaving you feeling calm energised and focused.

Suitable for all                                          


Lizzy Davison 07792735787

“I’m a self confessed yoga addict with a love of the great outdoors and a serious surfing habit.  When I’m not teaching yoga you’ll find me yomping around on the fells, wild swimming and sea kayaking.  On a personal level, yoga and meditation has helped me to conquer depression and find a zest for life, it keeps me strong and healthy in mind, body and spirit.  The yoga I teach is practical and accessible and I want to pass on the skills I’ve learned to everyone. “ 

Lizzy gained her yoga teacher qualification with Zenways in 2015 and has been teaching regularly ever since in a variety of settings; sharing the yoga love with people from all walks of life and all age groups including athletes, professionals, NHS staff, older adults, boy scouts and people with learning disabilities. 

Lizzy continues her lifelong yoga and meditation journey with varied training and retreats, learning from other yoga professionals and Zen teachers along the way. 

Lizzy's Classes

Zen Hatha Yoga

A combination of mindful movement, yoga postures, pranayama (breathwork) and guided relaxation.  Her intention is to guide you towards increased strength, flexibility and balance in your body and to nurture stillness and contentment in your mind. Our yoga practice together aims to bring us into the present moment and guide us home to our true nature. 

Lizzy will help you to start where YOU are (rather than where you think you ought to be), it’s non-competitive, invigorating and we like to laugh too.  Postures can be adapted and modifications offered to enable you to enjoy yoga at your pace and to find that all important balance between effort and ease.

Suitable for all



Eric Wilkinson

Workshops at Power of Yoga

Fully qualified and insured Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist, having undertaken British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course, Yoga Alliance 200 hour teacher training and 300 hour Yoga Therapy Diploma course registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

Practising Yoga for 20 years and have been teaching regularly for over 8 years. have now been teaching regularly in Sheffield for over 8 years, and have experience teaching all ages, from children at schools, to older people in retirement homes. I additionally have a diploma in Anatomy and Physiology, Indian Head Massage, and Nutritional studies.

I am interested in Yoga for its physical, mental and spiritual benefits, and also as a way of living that is in harmony with nature, promotes understanding, compassion and peace, and offers a solution to the many ills of modern society. I believe that the power of transformation offered to individuals through the practice of Yoga can create a very positive effect through the rest of society.