Our Shining Devis

Lauren McAvoy

Yoga

 

I trained at the Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Kagyu Samya Dzong, YogaLondon. I am qualified as an Ashtanga Vinyasa/ restorative based teacher as well as pregnancy yoga, yoga therapy, Reiki and crystal healing.

I have been practicing yoga internationally for over 10 years, teaching in Australia, Bali Indonesia, Kerala India, Merkaba Portugal, and London.

Yoga philosophy is the heart of my practice. Without it yoga for me is just exercise. Breath, patience, acceptance, gratitude, and non-judgement are the foundations for my practice.

Through my practice I hope to spread inner calmness, a healthy sense of wellbeing; fit, strong and lean bodies. Working on core strength, alignment and breath control which helps to nourish and nurture our bodies, detoxifying the #mind, #body and #soul.

On my yoga journey I learned to be true to myself, true to my nature. It helped me achieve a personal balance. I became more aware of the blessings in life – full of love for everything around me, everyone, myself, my Atman. A pure sense of unity. My passion grew. And still does every day.

Shine Bright

Lauren

Rona Breading

Pilates

 

Hi I’m Rona. My background is gymnastics. I started coaching when I was 14 and passed my first coaching exam.  I became a fully qualified coach at 19 and I’ve run a club for over 20 years, whilst working in Banking/IT in the city.
After having twins in 2001, I decided to go into adult fitness and qualified in 2008. This enabled me to work around the children and I taught mainly Pilates whilst still doing 2 days in the city.
I am level 3 in Pilates, Personal Training & GP Referrals. I also qualified in spin/RPM/Stages, Boxercise, Core stability, Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Reformer Pilates and Pilates for people with orthopaedic conditions.
In 2011 my bank shut down and I went into teaching full time which I love.
In my spare time, not that I have much, I still enjoy training at an Adult gymnastics club and running around after my 3 children.

Shine Bright

Rona

Lou Alltimes

Yoga

 

I found my way into a yoga class about 7 years ago. I had absolutely no idea what I walking into, except, I probably wasn’t flexible enough for whatever the hour had in store for me. Ironically, something I find many people saying to me now. An hour later, I came out hooked. I hadn’t even thought about the flexibility, but what I had found was something much better. Something that helped me with my mind. Each class I went to, I found it was the same, week after week, the buzz of energy that rushed through my body and the more I practised, the more I started to learn about myself. I was never gifted with flexibility as a child, and I found that I held a lot of my past in my body. Throughout my practise, I found a way to meet with past emotions that I had turned my back on and it became a gift to me as I gained a new skill, to listen to my body and me. I gained strength and flexibility as I went, however that to me was only an added bonus. Inevitably, it led me to delve into the philosophy of Yoga and I decided to deepen my practice and knowledge, by completing my 200hr teacher training with Yoga London, becoming fully accredited by Yoga Alliance in August 2018. After completing this, I decided to share my love and passion and started to teach, my main practice being Ashtanga Vinyasa. I love the way movement, can allow you to free your body from the mind and truly open to expression, liberating the spirit. To say I am qualified as a Yoga teacher is a truth, but I am forever a student to life and Yoga. I believe Yoga offers us all something and it is up to us individually, to take what we need from it, whether that be spiritual, mental or physical strength, each one can be met and offered to all. I invite you to the mat, to let go of all preconceptions, all judgements, all worries and explore what Yoga brings for you.

Shine Bright

Lou

Liana Oldham

Yoga

 

Hi I’m Liana, I started practising Yoga more 20 years ago in Brazil where I fell in love with the intense Ashtanga practice that requires stamina and concentration not only to learn poses but to follow class in Sanskrit and chant mantra. Soon after, I took on the Yengar style which is very much focused on alignment with the use of equipment. A few years later, I attended various Pre-Natal and Hatha classes and realised how Yoga made my day better.
Becoming a mum and migrating to England led  to a career break from the Media Industry. Years later I qualified as a BodyBalance Instructor which blends together Tai Chi, Pilates and Yoga. More recently I became a 300 hour Yoga Teacher and I’m committed to make Yoga accessible to all.

Shine Bright

Liana

Sam Maguire

Yoga

 

 Passionately believing Yoga and meditation are for everyone, Samantha makes them accessible to all with a dash of humour and a pinch of philosophy. With a background in Psychology and as a Wellwoman Yoga specialist, she supports women through the transitional stages of life teaching Yoga for moon phases, fertility, pregnancy, menopause and beyond……to mindfully connect clients with their changing physical and emotional bodies. As part of her continuing professional development, Samantha is currently training as a Yoga Therapist with Yogacampus London and as such teaches therapeutically with an appreciation of the healing, nurturing aspects of Yoga.

Shine Bright,

Sam xx

Iraz Keeling

Yoga

 

I have been practicing yoga since 1998 however it became my passion 7 years ago when I began to train with my long-term teacher Victoria Adamson, on a one to one basis.

My desire to learn more about the art and science of yoga led me to my graduation from Apanaveda School of Yoga. I have been a teacher since June 2018.

I also studied advanced Pranayama under the discipline of Swami Gitananda and Classical Pranayama with Victoria and took part of Inner Engineering course of Sadhguru.

During my study, I had the chance to practice and explore different approaches to yoga and I found myself deeply drawn into the simplicity and profoundness of the works of the late Vanda Scaravelli and some of her students. Since then my practice has been influenced by this approach of yoga, in which the postures become frameworks to explore our relationship with the gravity, the breath, the space and the spine via our sensory field. Graduation was a new beginning for me to deepen my knowledge of philosophy, anatomy and movement; to be able to study deeper with some wonderful and inspiring teachers. I have been evolving as I meet new inspirations and find more freedom in my own journey as a yogi. My classes are shaped around that personal exploration and discovery promoting a quality of being rather than quantity of doing.

I am very fortunate to have attended workshops by Bill Wood, Julie Martin, Pete Blackaby, Gary Carter and John Stirk. I study and work with Victoria Adamson on regular basis and with Bill Wood as often as I can.

I feel privileged that I will to be taking part of John Stirk’s ‘What lies beneath’ course designed for yoga teachers in 2020.

I live in Brentwood, Essex with my husband, son and three dogs.

Shine Bright,

Iraz xx

Lori Tomlin

Yoga

 

I am a Hatha, Vinyasa and Restorative Yoga teacher.

I first found my passion for yoga when I was experimenting with ways to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. I looked into the natural healing properties of crystals, became vegan and started making more environmentally conscious decisions. Out of all these things that I was learning and exploring, yoga really positively affected my mindset by giving me the time and ability I needed to focus on myself.

In November 2018, I decided to complete my yoga teacher training in Thailand and become a teacher in the practice that I love so much. The calm and serene environment there has influenced the type of yoga that I teach today. Therefore my classes are mostly Hatha based with a strong Pranayama and Meditation practice. I like to teach techniques that focus on deep and healthy breathing, mantras and an inner consciousness. I incorporate self love and self acceptance into my teachings, which I’ve found to be incredibly important.

Shine Bright,

Lori xx

Renate Mullins

Yoga

 

I am originally from Germany but have almost lived more years outside Germany than in…. Places which have formed me are Australia, South Africa, France and different parts of the UK. Yoga found me first in South Africa in 1999, but somehow the timing wasn’t right. A second attempt in the UK, in 2001, was far more successful and led to me doing my Teacher Training with Yoga Vidya in 2002 in Germany. After having lived in the Yoga Vidya Ashram for 7 months, teaching and working, I started up classes in Brentwood.

On my Yoga journey (now 17 years), I have worked on making Yoga available to EVERYONE! A lot of the techniques and skills I have learnt through Yoga, I could have done with earlier on in my life! Therefore I am aiming at Kids & Teens, wanting them to have these gems on their journey through life. And honestly, when looking at the fast changes in society, I am starting to the believe that these skills my actually become a necessity, rather then a “nice to have” for our next generations!

Shine Bright,

Renate xx

Sarah Green

Yoga

 

I’m a mum of one and yoga, gin & chocolate lover.

After 10+ years in sales and marketing, I turned a passion into much much more in 2017. I’ve practiced yoga in Thailand, India, the Welsh Valleys and Essex.

My classes are dynamic, sometimes challenging but always with the aim that we smile as we strengthen the body and mind.

Shine Bright,

Sarah xx

Nina Biodrowicz

Barre

 

I am a Certified BarreConcept Method Instructor offering Barre classes to general and special populations in South Essex. As a Personal Trainer and Women Health Coach, I also specialise in Pre & Post Natal Care.

My professional background is in Dancing when I joined the School of Dance at the age of 6. During my 10 years in the School of Dance I travelled Europe and performed traditional, folklore and ballroom dances as part of the Dance group called “Algi” (“Algea”). My passion for movement and active life style thrived throughout the years. I gained Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer REPs Level 3 qualifications (London, 2015) to deepen my knowledge. I ran HIIT, Indoor Cycling Classes, Circuits and I offered private PT sessions in various boutique styled studios in London before moving to Essex in 2016.

Since my real passion was always Dance and Ballet, in 2018 I decided to gain the professional qualifications that would allow me to teach Barre – Ballet inspired workout. Barre combines the technique of Ballet, Dance, Pilates precision, Yoga body alignment and Sports Conditioning performed to the energetic, upbeat music. I believe there is plenty of room at the Barre and I aspire to inspire others to let their inner Barre Belles shine at the Barre. I am qualified to run Barre classes for generic population and also for pregnancies and over 60’s. I teach Barre classes at Adagio School of Dance in Brentwood (Essex) and other fitness studios based in South Essex.

Shine Bright

Nina xx

Tash Schofield

Yoga

 

Yoga means to unite. It is not just about getting into different poses, it is so much more. I learnt this when I did my 200hr YTT in Bali with YogaUnion. I teach predominantly Vinyasa style with mixtures of Hatha and Restorative Yoga. I offer different intensities in my classes so everybody has the opportunity to explore different levels and see what works for them and their bodies. I will always work towards making my classes accessible to everybody who wishes to come along and share their energy with me. You can find me on my mat with an assortment of crystals and my Palo Santo in hand as I am extremely passionate about energies, the seven Chakras and crystal healing.

When I went to do my YTT I didn’t have the intention of becoming a teacher but more to better my practice as well as deepen the connection I have with myself. From teaching my first ever class in the most bizarre and intense thunderstorm I knew that I had found my home. To see movement with the breath and the joy it brings to people is a feeling like no other. My yoga practice is about being kind to yourself, accepting where you are at that exact moment in time and knowing that every movement you make is absolutely perfect for you.

My classes are intended to unite you back to yourself in a non-judgmental environment whether it is through a dynamic and sometimes challenging flow or a more gentle and mindful flow. I am honoured to help you take time for yourself, to work on yourself and unite with yourself.

Tashxx

Location:

18 Springfield Avenue | Hutton | Essex CM13 1RE

Contact:

Phone

01277 216 079

 Email

namaste@devi-devayoga.com

Opening times: 

Monday to Friday: 09.00 to 21.00

Saturday: 09.00 to 18.00

Sunday: 09.00 to 18.00

How to find us:

We are situated at the end of the parade of shops in Springfield Avenue.

We are between Billericay and Shenfield. (0.5 from Shenfield station )

There are plenty of free parking spaces outside and in the surrounding roads

 

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