Making It! Centre, Littleworth, Mansfield, NG18 1AH, GB
Mikala found Yoga around 6 years ago, first following Youtube videos to gain flexibility for Pole as she is also a qualified Pole Fitness instructor. After noticing the progression in her body, she started to notice the differences Yoga was having on her mind. Finding some stillness after a Yoga class was new for Mikala, and the love for Yoga and meditation grew from there.
Originally from Newcastle where Louise is from a dance and gymnastics background, however fell in love with yoga a few years ago. As a psychology masters student she is very passionate about the mental health benefits of yoga. Her lighthearted approach combined with her love for the practice, ensures a fun and dynamic class for all abilities.
Caroline began her yoga journey 3 years ago by practising at home using YouTube videos. After a few weeks, she began to notice the physical changes in her body, but the mental changes were what kept drawing her back to her mat. After a stressful day at work she’d leave her mat with a completely different headspace, feeling nourished in both body and mind. Caroline fell in love with Yoga so much, she quit her job as a Primary School Teacher, and went to Indonesia to do her Yoga Teacher Training. Also a qualified Personal Trainer, Caroline brings strength and empowerment to her classes.
Jo fell in love with Yoga almost 8 years ago while living in Hong Kong where she also undertook her Iyenger based training. From taking her very first class to becoming a teacher she discovered the many multifaceted benefits that yoga can offer. From the positive physical and mental effects to increased confidence and accepting things she could not change.
Jessica turned to yoga 5 years ago and trained in Bali. Purely at first for fitness reasons, it was a way of getting another workout into the week without being in the gym. With lots of dance & fitness history growing up, she came to realise that yoga and meditation was what was missing from her life. Jessica is eager to give back, to let others gain the power of yoga for themselves after never feeling more balanced and in tune with her own mind and body.
Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in classical dancing and inspiring anatomy geek, Victoria has always had a love for personal challenges that combines creativity, focus and body movement. Pursuing a classical Hatha training she completed her YTT200 with the AyurYoga Institute in 2015. Victoria strives to share her love and knowledge in all things biomechanics, so you can dance your ways through energising flows with her whilst powering up your bodily awareness and proprioception. Victoria is also certified in Personal Training and Thai Yoga Massage, which helps her to offer intuitive and beneficial physical assists during your practice.
Following a nursing career, Claire moved into the fitness industry where she has worked for the last 15 years. Yoga was seen as a natural progression for her. Claire qualified in July 2017 in the Sun Power yoga 200 hour TT diploma. She loves the link that yoga has with mind and body and uses her anatomy and fitness knowledge together to give a safe and effective work out.
Oli has a background in running marathons which naturally led him on to finding the benefits of yoga practice. A qualified Personal Trainer and Crossfit trainer, he has a keen interest in biomechanics and functional fitness. Having discovered through injury just how important self-maintenance of our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons can be he pursued a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Bali.
Yoga first came into my life when I was 15 years old playing around with my mother’s yoga video, using it mainly to stretch for my dance competitions. Fast forward 10 years and teaching has become a natural progression in my life. After I graduated from University and started working in the events industry I knew the corporate ladder wasn’t for me. I have always been into sports and fitness so this led me to train with a dynamic style of yoga, Ashtanga/Vinyasa at Sampoorna Yoga School in India. My classes are dynamic but grounding, always coming back to your own body and breath and closing the class with a relaxing savasana to reap in the wonderful benefits of your practice.