introducing our wonderful teachers
"I am a 200 hr certified yoga teacher, who runs regular classes, from her base, in Elie, and in St. Andrews. I have traveled widely and have practiced yoga in Sydney, Cape Town, Spain and India. My attitude to yoga is that it is for everyone. It is not about being good, or bad, it is about focusing on the breath. This focus can reduce anxiety, bring mental clarity, bring inner calm and peace and make one more able to express oneself and well as open-up creativity and improve physical well-being."
Yin Yang & Flow Yoga
Meet Ari, who teaches an upbeat vinyasa flow on Tuesday mornings! Ari is a second year from North Carolina, studying SD and economics. She completed her 200-hour training in power vinyasa in spring of last year. She is practicing her favorite pose in her favorite place in the second picture, a headstand on the beach! Ari says “My class consists of a powerful flow with fun music, come check it out soon!! 🤩🧘♀️🌷🌈”
Power and Vinyasa
Hi all! My name is Emma Van Peenen and I'm a second year from Tucson, AZ. I recently completed my Yoga Teacher Training in Amorgos, Greece, and am so excited to share my passion with others. I am looking forward to meeting fellow yogis, and can't wait to see everyone on the mat.
Vinyasa, Power and Hatha
Emily Goggin has been practising yoga for the past 5 years and got certified as a teacher during Summer 2020. Yoga helped her immensely in a journey to improve her mental and physical being so she would like to give back by leading others in classes that will help them feel rejuvenated, refreshed, powerful, and confident.
Beginners, Power and Vinyasa
"Hi! I am Gowri. I am a third year, studying Economics and Management. I have been practicing Yoga for the last 4 years and completed my Teacher's Training Course in the summer of 2019 from Sivananda Meenakshi Ashram in Madurai, India. I took classes for YogiSoc last year and thoroughly enjoyed it! Yoga is a way of life and I hope to give back to the student community by helping each student feel stronger, energised, confident, and relaxed after each session."
Luis recently completed his yoga teacher training with East+West Yogis, which promotes a blend of ancient eastern traditions with modern movements and flows. Coming to his classes, expect more than just physical exercise.
My favourite pose is goddess pose; not just because it is powerful, but because it is vulnerable at the same time. By opening our body fully, we invite energy into the most personal parts of our being.
Emma began practicing yoga during her undergraduate degree. She attended an ashtanga class not really knowing what it was but was instantly hooked! She loves the structure and repetitive element of the style as she can switch off from distracting thoughts and just move her body in tune with her breath. She still enjoys practicing and teaching ashtanga but also finds a lot of fun in the creativity of vinyasa too.
Alongside teaching yoga she’ll be working as a Research Assistant at the university's Sea Mammal Research Unit having completed a master's degree in the department last year.
Emma’s favorite yoga pose is a supine spinal twist which is perfect after a long day sat at the desk!
Vinyasa and Ashtanga
Caz McIntee is a former street puppeteer and practicing artist who began her yoga practice aged 19 with a teacher who learnt from TV. It was fab. Fast forward 30 years, practising and learning from gurus in tropical South American jungles, martial arts experts in Asia to local Scottish kilted wonders, Caz has found yoga to be a trusty salve for creating balance, space, strength and a deeper connection to life. Deciding it was time to give back and share this wonderful practice she now leads classes in Vinyasa, Beginner Flow and specializes in Yin.