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 & 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.

Amber Hockridge

My name is Amber and I am a qualified Pilates Instructor. I completed my Pilates Training in London and I am so excited to bring my style of Pilates to Ironstone Wellness Centre! 

I am extremely passionate about connecting the mind and body as one and making sure my clients leave with a smile on their face and noticing a difference in how they are feeling. I like to challenge the whole body and focus on the Pilates Principles: Concentration, Control, Centering, Precision, Flow and Breath. I truly believe the benefits of Pilates can help you in your everyday life. 

My motto is to be kind to your mind and body, but with my sessions you will always feel the burn…you have been warned!! 

I can’t wait to meet you in the studio!! 

Amber x 

Brenda Redpath - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre


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. 

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. 


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!

Helen Braithwaite Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Helen Braithwaite

I first started practising yoga in 2012.  I had a young son and needed some ‘me time’!  So I took a 30 days for £30 offer at a Hot Yoga studio and never looked back! 

I practised Bikram for 5 years before switching to a more geographically accessible Sun Power Yoga class in 2016.  Sun Power Yoga offered local training, so in 2018 I took the plunge and qualified from their 200 hr SPY/SPY Kidz programme.  After this I did CPD in chair based yoga for the elderly and Hotpod Vinyasa Flow. 

Prior to turning my yoga hobby into a career I worked in mainstream education for over 12 years as a secondary school teacher. I believe that yoga is for anybody and every body, regardless of age or ability, from babies to the twilight years!  I also believe yoga is vitally important to an individuals and indeed the community’s physical, emotional and energetic wellbeing. 

My Vinyasa style classes help to keep clients supple, happy and in the moment rather than worrying about the past or what’s yet to come.  Movement, Mindfulness, Meditation is the way forward!

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.

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.

Mandy Blair

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to move! Running with abandon, swimming in cold seas, playing sport with friends, dancing like no-one was watching – I have always been fascinated by the physical potential of the human body and mesmerised by movement. This passion ultimately led to gaining a degree in Human Movement Studies and I am life-long learner, constantly updating my own understanding as research continues to inform our quest to improve our wellbeing.

I am a firm believer that movement is medicine, integral to our physical and mental health, helping build our resilience and imperative to living our best life. It all starts with finding a way of moving that you love; that energises you, brings a smile to your face and keeps you wanting more – this is where I come in! I derive huge pleasure in helping others find and nurture their love of moving and enjoy all the benefits this brings. I specialise in women’s fitness and help women feel good about themselves, helping them to move well and have fun in the process. At Ironstone I teach Barre, my classes are challenging, fun and supportive – moving together brings us joy and helps us build communities. If I had to summarise my philosophy in just three words they would be strength, grace, passion. Hope to see you at the barre soon!

Martine Henderson

I have been teaching classes around 12 years now since the birth of my daughter. I have always had a passion for fitness and love the way it makes me feel and I thrive on seeing others benefit from the classes I teach. I teach a huge range of classes from high impact classes to Pilates. I did my Pilates qualification 9 years ago and love controlled workouts and enjoy helping people with their specific goals.

In the last two years I have spent a lot of time on HIIT workouts which is short bursts of high impact moves but short recovery. I believe this type of workout is a great fat burner and as the sessions are shorter it allows even the busiest of people to exercise and see great results in a short period of time.

I look forward to seeing you in my classes in the near future.

Natasha Lazarus-Wells - Trainers Ironstone Wellbeing Centre


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.

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.

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!

Sally Miller Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

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.

Sarah-Jane Dye

Hi my name is Sarah-Jane I am a newly qualified yoga teacher, who took the leap to retrain after redundancy in May 2020.  I have practiced yoga on and off for 10 years, but have adopted a daily practice after suffering with anxiety

It has truly changed my life.

I have been teaching Yoga and mediation techniques remotely over lockdown, so looking forward to getting face to face or mat to mat with people !

My style is relaxed and fun, I encourage my students to listen to their bodies and develop their practice at their own pace. This allows for a deeper understanding of the postures and the opportunity to embrace the mental benefits that yoga offers 

I look forward to meeting you in the studio 

Szilvia Kirk - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

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

Sue Wood - Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Sue Wood

I’ve been teaching vinyasa flow, pregnancy yoga and slow flow yoga for about 8 years, more recently having undertaken Teen yoga training. I’d say I’m at my absolute happiest teaching with grass under my mat and blue skies above in the local park, in my garden, further afield at UK festivals and more local retreats. I love the sense of freedom and self confidence I’ve found through teaching yoga and I can’t wait to share my practice with you. Expect to move through different dynamic sequences, to both listen to and challenge your body and enjoy the calm and release from the everyday. 

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