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Instructors

The masters of body transformation

Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre
Alex Trotter

Alex Trotter

Hi! My name is Alex and I am a certified LYT Yoga® Method teacher (200hr). I am also a Physiotherapist who specialises in Neurological Rehabilitation.

 

As a Physio, I am passionate about teaching people of all abilities how to move better for optimal health, wellness and happiness. I believe that everybody should be able to enjoy freedom in movement and I love the strength, mobility and adaptability that LYT Yoga® offers, and most importantly the chance to forget the stresses of the day and have Fun!

 

I teach mindful yet playful and creative functional yoga for all abilities, underpinned by knowledge of the body to ensure a safe and adaptable practice to suit each individual. My classes have a strong awareness of postural alignment and core integration, to help you move optimally both on AND off the mat.

Amanda Templeton-King

I’m Amanda and I’m a 200 hour certified yoga teacher in hatha, vinyasa & yin styles.

I began practicing yoga as a hobby but after each practice, I noticed a feeling of calm wash over me. It was this sense of peace that got me rolling out my mat day after day, whether it be for 10 minutes or longer, yoga quickly became a way of life.

I believe yoga to be healing for our mind, body and soul, and I wholeheartedly believe yoga offers something for everyone. All you need is your breath and an open mind to feel its magic.

Brenda Redpath - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Brenda Redpath

Hi my name is Brenda and I have been a fitness  instructor for over 25 years specialising in many different types of fitness but I especially love to teach Yoga and Pilates. My class will improve your core and back strength, make you leaner, stronger and more flexible for a healthier and fitter mind and body. I look forward to welcoming  you in my classes. 

Atim Arden

I look forward to welcoming you to yoga practice at Ironstone Wellbeing Centre; and hope that you get inspired to have a consistent practice as a great way to de-stress, focus your mind, strengthen your body, and improve your flexibility and sense of balance. You’ll also get the chance to have fun and make some great friends along the way.

Slow flowing sequences with mindfulness and breathing techniques influence my style of yoga. I like to focus on helping to improve posture and strengthen the back and core; as well as give kind options for knees, shoulders, wrists and anywhere else that needs your kind attention. As a Hatha yoga teacher, my style is also influenced by traditional and creative influences from India and around the world such as: Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Viniyoga, Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. My first introduction to yoga was in Sydney, Australia in my early twenties and it has proved to be a great way of life for me. One of my favourite quotes is “Yoga is not about being good at something, it’s about being good to yourself.”

Carly Capps

Carly Capps

My name is Carly and I am a certified Pilates teacher. I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years, I’m obsessed with form and my background is in British Powerlifting.

I believe in teaching the foundations of Pilates to get your form spot on. My special skill is adapting exercises that will work best for you. I also know when to push you that little bit further! 

I love Pilates and I think that’s obvious in the way I deliver my classes. I look forward to meeting you. 

Dominic Rushmore - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Dominic Rushmore

Born and bred in Northamptonshire I worked as a school teacher and in IT before directing my career towards Chinese Health systems and now my work is centred around offering Tai Chi, Qigong as well as Acupuncture and Tui Na

An instructor member of the Longfei Taijiquan Association and a certified instructor both of Daoyin Yangsheng Gong (Exercises for general Health) and of Tai Chi for Arthritis, also I am a member of the Chinese Internal Arts Association and the Guizhou Tai Chi Research Institute.

I have over 25 years teaching experience in a wide variety of contexts – regular classes, hospitals, day centres and nursing homes.  I have a particular interest in Tai Chi for more specialised health contexts, in particular falls prevention. My membership of the Tai Chi and Chi Kung Forum for Health is an expression of this. Classes are suitable for almost anyone. Energise yourself whilst harmonising mind and body!

Ella McKnight - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Ella McKnight

I have been practicing yoga for around 5 years after my mental health issues began to take over my life. In 2019 I made the decision to become a yoga teacher, studying for my Level 3 Yoga Teacher Training Diploma. Yoga is my main passion in life and I want to be able to help people feel a moment of calm and relaxation. 

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Hannah Coates

Yoga has played an increasingly large role in my life.  What started as a hobby, became a passion, eventually developing into a lifestyle. I aim to practise yoga both on, and off of the mat, bringing a sense of gratitude and acceptance to every day.

I am a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher, having undertaken my 200 hr training with Vikasa Yoga.

My style is a blend of Vinyasa and Hatha, and my classes aim to unite breath, body and mind. My flows feature pranayama, asanas and meditation. We practise with heat,exploring challenging asanas that test our physical and mental strength, and improve our flexibility.  This effort is rewarded with a guided meditation, and a relaxing savasana, allowing you to return to your day with a peaceful state of mind. See you on the mat!

Isobel Mann - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Isobel Mann

I started dancing and in particular Fitsteps as a way to get fitter and De-stress. Dancing never seemed like exercise as it was fun. I am now a qualified Fitsteps Instructor the dance fitness designed by strictly’s Ian Waite, Natalie Lowe and Mark Foster.

Fitsteps gives the best of both worlds, the cardio and energy of Latin and the grace, balance, core strength and tone of ballroom.  Join me at one of my classes for a strictly fab-u-lous fitsteps workout and experience, fun dance and fitness with like-minded people in a friendly environment.

Jennie Keech

Jennie Keech

Hi my name is Jennie and I have been teaching in the fitness industry for nearly 15 years. My passion is Mat Pilates, love practicing and teaching.

I teach Mat work (STOTT Pilates), giving people structure in an encouraging environment in which to learn with instructions and appropriate focus. I enjoy helping people to improve their health and fitness by building confidence to become stronger, leaner and better aligned. I look forward to seeing you in class. xx

Joanne Maroun Ironstone Wellbeing

Joanne Maroun

Hi I’m Joanne. Yoga has been present in my life since I was a teen. I trained professionally on the BA Musical Theatre course at The Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, I have since worked professionally as a performer. Alongside my training as a performer I continued to attend attend weekly yoga classes, back then I noticed instant differences in my well-being after my weekly classes. 

I have 9 years of teaching experience in Singing/Acting working with young people, teenagers and adults of all ages. In recent years I found myself getting more and more pulled to not only practising yoga asanas (poses) but yoga principles, I eventually found myself practising yoga & meditation daily. I completed my 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ashtanga Vinyassa as well as gaining qualifications in Mindfulness.

Yoga has since become a sanctuary for me and a key to living a lighter more happier life, these skills have been integral to my growth, enabling me to live with a real zest for life. My aim is to pass these skills onto my students.

Karen Churchill Ironstone

Karen Churchill

I have 21 years of experience in teaching mainstream Hatha Yoga.  I worked as a freelancer for Virgin Gym for 18 years and have also run my own community based classes for many years.

I have a special interest in making yoga available and accessible to all,  regardless of ability.  My passions are relaxation and the meditative aspects of yoga as well as the energetic and healing perspectives of practice.  I am also a Reiki Master. In the past I have taught yoga to people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, and for many years, taught chair yoga to a group of people with a visual impairment.

It is my belief that, yoga should, where possible, be “person centred” i.e. the persons’ needs, requests and requirements should take priority over an “off the shelf” approach to practice. I’m so looking forward to joining the team at Ironstone as it seems immediately apparent that your philosophy is one of overall wellness and that the centre takes a holistic approach to health.

Marie Newton - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Marie Newton

I started my Yoga practice as a way of improving my general well-being, as part of my drive to do more of what makes me happy. I completed an intensive 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course with Camyoga in November 2017. My personal Yoga preference is a vinyasa/dynamic practice. My aim for all of classes is to be accessible for all, fun and relaxing and hope to help my students become more aware of their bodies and breath.

Natasha Lazarus-Wells - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Natasha Lazarus-Wells

I have always been into my fitness and athletics with sprinting being my absolute passion in my early years, however I knew this would never pay the bills! Having settled into a good office job and starting my own family I manage to juggle these with my desire for fitness, but my burning desire to actually work in the fitness industry was too strong!!

I therefore, some 7 years ago, gave up work to teach, initially cardio-vascular and strength classes such as Bodypump, Body Attack, Metafit, HIIT and Spin, pushing myself to the extreme. I then had the opportunity to attend a Pilates class, which initially didn’t appeal to me as I assumed it would be slow and easy. How wrong could I have been!! I haven’t looked back since. I qualified as a Pilates Instructor and now teach at four different gyms as well as running public classes in my community, and I absolutely love it.

For those of you who have done Pilates you will know what I mean, for those of you that haven’t you must try it and what better than to try it with me at Ironstone Well-being Centre. I am warm and friendly and my classes will be as personable as you want them to be, pushing you if you want me to or just helping you to improve class by class on your posture and core strength. Look forward to seeing you at my Hot Pilates classes at Ironstone.

Olivia Rose - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Olivia Hickman

I qualified as a yoga teacher with a distinction in 2009 and I’m also a faculty teacher for Yoga Rhythm Teacher Training School.  I love sharing a variety of different styles of yoga with my students which include restorative, hatha, yoga rhythm, hot yoga, yoga nidra, femiyin and vinyasa flow.

Olivia Holland - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Olivia Holland

I began practising yoga 10 years ago after moving to a new country, and quickly fell in love with this magical practice. I felt such a huge shift in my being that I took my first teacher training in 2013, and I have never looked back.

I love to explore different styles, to move, to breathe, to feel more connected, and to keep learning. I have been lucky to take training’s in Vinyasa Flow, Bikram Yoga, Yin, Restorative, and most recently HIIT Pilates. I am also a certified Teacher Trainer. I love to pull elements from all my studies into my teachings, and I feel incredibly fortunate to share my passion, to hold space for others, and to witness the transformative power of yoga.

Olivia Mitchell Pilates

Olivia Mitchell

Hi I am Olivia. I originally started my career in London working in corporate property. To unwind I regularly practiced Yoga and Pilates, with Pilates becoming my focus following an accident which required me to undergo spinal surgery.  Training others was something that I did a lot in the corporate world, so I decided to use those transferable skills and train as a Pilates instructor.

I whole heartedly believe that movement is an integral part of wellbeing and I focus my practice around controlled, precise movement and breathwork.  Pilates requires a mind to body connection, working together as a whole.  In Pilates we talk about core strength, and yes Pilates will certainly give you a stronger core, but it will also support your posture, help main mobility, flexibility and improve balance too.  The result is better health and functional movement.

In addition to Pilates, I regularly practice meditation, yoga & tai chi. I have a strong interest in wellbeing, nutrition, and women’s health, so expect me to share some of my knowledge of wellbeing in my classes too.

Paul Hodgetts Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Paul Hodgetts

Hi, my name is Paul and when I am not doing yoga, I enjoy playing golf, watching Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and cooking. I have been married for 34 years to my wife Judy and we have two grown up children, Chris and Katie.

Professionally, I worked most of my life in senior management positions within the computing industry. The pace and stress of this environment led me to search for an outlet that would provide calmness and stillness – I found this, and more, with yoga.

Yoga is a great tool to deal with life’s stresses. I have been practising yoga for over 10 years and recently gained my yoga teaching qualification in India under the guidance of Oceanic Yoga. It would be great to see you at one of my classes.

Sam Dignan Yoga

Sam Dignan

I started practicing Yoga and Pilates initially after an accident left me with severe spinal injuries as a way of strengthening and rehabilitating my body. After a spinal fusion to my lower back I knew that both a career and lifestyle change were needed to maintain a strong and healthy body and mind.

I started teaching Yoga in the UK in 2017 after spending a year training and teaching in Barcelona with Yogabody Yoga Teachers College completing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Trapeze certification. I now work for them part time as an Assistant Teacher Trainer. Since then I’ve also completed more than 400 additional hours of training in Aerial, Pilates and other mat based Yoga disciplines.

All of my classes are designed to work on strengthening the spine and core while relaxing both body and mind. I look forward to seeing you in class soon. 

Rebecca Lloyd Ironstone

Rebecca Lloyd

I rediscovered yoga eight years ago, having first practiced in my teens.  I have since gone on to qualify to teach a range of yoga styles and traditions, deepening her expertise through time in India. More recently I have completed Pose Barre training and this class has become one of my favourites to teach.

I aim to be a supportive and engaging teacher, inspiring others to improve, build their confidence and improve their fitness.  Yoga has helped me to recover from a back injury, build strength and flexibility.  I very much looks forward to sharing her passion for Yoga and Pose Barre with you!

Ruth Steel Yoga

Ruth Steel

Ruth has a background and BA(Hons) in musical theatre, she has enjoyed practicing Yoga for over a decade but it was following the death of her beloved Mother, seven years ago, that Ruth was drawn to a deeper spiritual practice as a tool to live with grief, take better care of ourselves and explore a meaningful connection to our inner being and the world around us. 

Ruth has studied with exceptional teachers in India, Edinburgh and Thailand with 600-hours teacher training in Hatha, Vinyasa, Vikasa and Pregnancy Yoga. Her teaching style is playful, inclusive and encourages continuing self-enquiry harnessing the power of breath. 

“Yoga is a vast practice but first and foremost, it is a state of being. We do not do Yoga, we are Yoga. Exploring this is transformational in my experience of life and it’s an honour to share a small part of it! I look forward to seeing you on the mat.”

Szilvia Kirk - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Sylvia Kirk

My name is Sylvia but people call me Sylvie. My life  has always been around fitness and well-being. I have been working as a fitness instructor since 2010. I have gained Pilates qualifications a few years ago and ever since teaching and practising this amazing core-strengthening training method. Recently I have also got trained as a Yoga instructor which was a dream come true for me as I believe Yoga is a way of life. Yoga has changed my life and I would love to show others how it can help to make a difference in theirs.

I feel so happy and honoured to have a job that is my hobby, to be able to teach classes, to connect with beautiful souls and simply having the opportunity to contribute to so many lives. I would love to see you in my classes whether it’s Pilates or Yoga, we always have a little giggle and lovely family atmosphere as I encourage friendships and social interactions amongst my participants. Come along and see how Pilates and Yoga can change your life for the better.

Find Your Perfect Class

You can choose from a fantastic range of classes and beginners courses at Ironstone Wellbeing Centre.

We’re confident you’ll find something to suit you. We offer everything from Hot Yoga and Pilates to Hatha Yoga, Women’s Wellbeing and Yoga, Pilates, Meditation and Mindfulness, Tai Chi, FitSteps, HIIT, Zumba, Seated Yoga, Children’s Yoga and much more. We look forward to welcoming you.

Ironstone Memberships to Suite Everyone

Whether you visit us five times a week or join us for an hour of calm a week we hope that within our variety of membership options there’s the perfect one for you. 

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