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.
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.
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
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
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.
Rebecca Wraith :07598761683
I began practising yoga in the mid 90’s whilst studying A level Sport and immediately noticed both physical and mental benefits. During university I became more interested in alternative health and spirituality and in 2002 trained as a Holistic Therapist. In 2006 I began my Yoga Teacher Training at Shamayoga School and have been teaching ever since. My experience includes working at leisure centres, village halls, clinics and detox retreats both locally to Sheffield and Chesterfield and also in North Devon where I lived for 5 years. Since qualifying as a yoga teacher I have had two children and practiced pregnancy yoga, meditation and breathing techniques which really helped with my pregnancies and childbirth. I also worked as an outdoor activity instructor for a number of years and find yoga amazing for re-balancing my body after sport. I recently studied with Sarah Ramsden Yoga Coach for professional footballers and athletes. In addition to yoga I hold a qigong qualification with YMCAfit and have studied with a number of qigong teachers including Sifu Mathew Cohen of Sacred Energy Arts. I currently teach at Power of Yoga and run retreats in North Devon. I also work one to one with clients providing sports and holistic massage alongside yoga and meditation. My mission is to make mind body spirit practices accessible to everybody and I have set up a YouTube channel to help me spread the word of the amazing powers of yoga!
Friday Morning Fusion
My class Friday Morning Fusion This early morning class brings movement to the body fusing together a variety of yoga and qigong styles. We tune into the cycles of the moon and the seasons to enhance our chi and promote our energy levels. Yoga flows, static stretches, breathing techniques, qigong and meditation are included in this class.
Suitable for all
Siobhan Grantham 07515516174
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.