Instructors

The masters of body transformation

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. I aim for my classes to be accessible for all, fun and relaxing and hope to help my students become more aware of their bodies and breath.

Olivia Rose

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.

Brenda Redpath

I am a professional Fitness Instructor with 28 years of teaching experiance. I teach clases in the Corby, Kettering area. My qualifications are in Zumba, Exercise to Music, Body Balance, Body Pump, Yoga and Pilates. Please come along and check out my classes, you wont be disappointed! I look forward to meeting you. :)

Paul Hodgetts

I have been practising hatha yoga for over 10 years. I trained in India and am Yoga Alliance qualified. 

Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.   

Hatha yoga is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run or heavy workout, yoga will help your body to relax while stretching, strengthening and lengthening the muscles you were just working on. 

 I invite you to take two breaths more to help you stay in the pose for a fraction longer and step beyond your comfort zone. 

By taking two breaths more, energy shifts to the upper part of your brain, forming and reinforcing new neural pathways, which will increase willpower and confidence.

Su hallam

I gained my first fitness qualification in 1991 which was the YMCA Exercise to Music. It is the main fitness foundation course which then can lead you into any course that you may choose. I have also trained to work with Older Adults, whether Seated Exercise or Functional Training for every day life, so I have an understanding of the ageing process.

I've loved teaching Aerobics, Circuit Training, Legs, Bums & Tums and Body Conditioning over the years but I've never enjoyed anything quite as much as FITSTEPS. I feel very lucky to have found Fitsteps and am very grateful to Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe for designing such a fantastic dance fitness programme. I am totally committed to every class that I teach, I love the fact that we are all learning together Ballroom and Latin dance steps. We are getting fitter and more toned.

Balance, Posture and Self Awareness and Control are very much a part of of it too.  We are having fun, so much fun, whilst working up a sweat.
I can see my class members becoming more confident all the time and I love to see them exchanging phone numbers, making friends.
I am a Gold Awarded Pioneer Instructor who trained under Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite.
I am also a member of REPs, the Register of Exercise Professionals.

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.

sally miller

I have practised yoga for more years than I care to remember. I qualified after being made redundant from the mad world of manufacturing ten years ago when I took the opportunity to take an alternative direction to my life’s journey.

Qualified through the British School of Yoga I have taught Hatha yoga mostly in standard studio classes but have also guided various groups including the mentally ill, seniors in homes, teenagers, cage fighters and Alzheimer’s suffers. My love of yoga comes from the fact that it is not discriminatory, treats everyone as equal and can be loved by all.

My style…. Challenging but fun.  Yoga incorporates all and as long as your mind is flexible you too may fall in love with this ancient practise.

It is the positive health effects both physical and mental that makes yoga so integral to my day to day life. Having suffered from chronic back pain and sciatica for many years I have always found yoga to be a wonderful relief. Having had a new hip twelve months ago the importance of practise has become even more special.  It is no underestimation that yoga has helped profoundly in my recovery - I wouldn’t be without it.

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

I am 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.

CARLY TURNER

Please contact Carly directly to book her classes (07398 770256)

I am a mat based Pilates Teacher, Personal Trainer and Psychotherapist. I have been in the fitness industry for many years and have a wealth of knowledge around correct postural alignment and form.

It is my wish to ensure that everyone I train is treated as an individual and I always bring a sense of warmth and fun to every session. I work alongside a Physiotherapist and we specialise in postural assessment and injury recovery.  Together we create effective plans to rehabilitate shoulder, neck and back injuries. Clinics will be available in September.

CHARLOTTE STEVENTON

I have ten years experience of Primary School Teaching, and have used my yoga experience to teach as part of the curriculum for almost all of that time.

I trained with Jo Manuel at Special Yoga in 2012 to be able to teach children, and then completed my 200 hr training in 2015 with Yoga London. Since having my son, the importance of children's emotional well being has been brought to the forefront of my mind, and I am now leaving primary school teaching behind to focus on children's yoga.

From September, I will be teaching in a range of schools across the county as schools begin to recognise the importance of children's mental and emotional wellbeing and how this can be integrated into school life and help them to learn. I wholeheartedly believe that yoga can really make a difference to a young person's life, and that they are learning lifelong skills to carry with them as they grow.

Sylvia Kirk

My name is Sylvia Kirk 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.

Maira Swanson

No yoga, no peace. Know yoga, know peace, is one of my favourite mottos.  In the early 90s, I discovered yoga when my life reached an all-time low. Yoga gave me the permission to stop and listen to my body and inner voice.

Following many years as a Complimentary Therapist, personal circumstances led to a complete career change where I found myself in a challenging and stressful environment. Yoga became my personal survival kit. During this time, I qualified as a yoga teacher and introduced the benefits to employees who work within demanding situations, to help them restore balance within themselves. To date, I’ve taught yoga in HM Prisons, Special Needs Schools, NHS staff and Care Homes within our community.

I look forward to meeting, and guiding you through gentle stretches which will enhance your body, mind and spirit. 

Carly Armitage

I'm also known as Yorkshire Yoga Girl, originally from Leeds and now living in Rutland, sharing a passion for all things yoga and wellbeing. I'm a fully qualified and insured yoga and meditation coach, and holistic massage therapist. With training in India, Italy and the UK and teaching since 2015, my aspiration is to share my experience and learnings with others, with a specific interest in offering yoga to those who might not otherwise get an opportunity to practice.

My yoga teaching style is traditional Hatha with as much focus on proper breathing and relaxation as the yoga postures. My belief is that yoga is for everybody; if you can breathe, you can practice yoga. My sessions are relaxed and informal and most importantly I want you to enjoy your experience. 

My aim is for you leave any session with me feeling relaxed, revitalised and strengthened, mentally as well as physically. Come and join me and experience the true joys of yoga.

JESSICA DRAIN

My name is Jessica Drain and I’m the MamaBabyBliss teacher for Kettering and Mawsley, Northamptonshire. I run classes in pregnancy yoga, baby and toddler massage and yoga, as well as workshops for dads and yoga for new mums.

ALAN HATTON PERKINS

Shiatsu Therapist

Please contact Alan directly to book his treatments:

07450065275 / alan@shiatsuhealing.space

Shiatsu found me 15 years ago at a transitional stage in my life, after years of martial arts training and competitive Marathon running, I was ready to tread a softer path. Receiving my first Shiatsu treatment had a profound effect on me, not only did it improve my physical wellbeing, but it also completely changed my mindset, guiding me on a journey of self development and discovery, that led to the beginning of my formal Shiatsu training with the British School of Shiatsu in London.

During my training and since, I have given Shiatsu to people of all ages and backgrounds including children. I have supported people with the effects of stroke and terminal illness and have helped people manage depression, PTSD and other emotional problems. More recently I have been working with elderly residents of a local day care centre.

Dr Hind Al-Husain

Please contact Hind directly to book treatments and consultations: thehwc.co.uk/contact

Dr Hind Al-Husain runs a successful menopause service which she started after experienced the debilitating effects of peri-menopause herself while in her early 40's, and working as a registrar in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She found that the availability of knowledge and options for menopausal women as shockingly restricted and limited, for no discernible reason.

Dr Al-Husain offers evidence based menopause care alongside a successful menopausal skin clinic. Menopausal skin requires good hormonal balance, good nutrition and expert handling to ensure the best long term outcomes and while treatments like botox and fillers can be helpful, there is a lot that can be done to avoid injectables while maintaining beautiful, glowing, unblemished skin well into our 50's, 60's and beyond. Our skin is our biggest organ and areas other than the face need special attention as we age - vaginal/vulval skin in particular. 

Clinic appointments are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays - please ask at reception for a treatment brochure.

Gabby Matthews

I am a local Birth and Beyond Practitioner and Doula and have practised yoga throughout her life. I qualified in 2016 as a mother and baby yoga teacher and have since studied to become a Mindfulness Practitioner.  I'm is keen to share the amazing health benefits of taking time out and living  ‘in the moment’.  I have created a series of mindfulness sessions to help complete beginners learn how  to relax, breathe and reduce anxiety and stress in everyday situations.  My short, calming sessions will help lift your mood and relax your body.

In the Autumn I will also be offering relaxation sessions which will involve gentle movement based on opening the 7 Chakras and using hand mudras to focus the mind. 

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