Our yoga teachers live and breathe yoga. They are yoga geeks. Highly trained, often with multiple certifications. They have esoteric knowledge about the sutras and the psoas and practical knowledge of neti pots and liver cleanses. They also adore green smoothies, local cafes and dark chocolate.
Our staff are super friendly yoga converts. They are highly organised and have in-depth knowledge of Mindbody, so if you have any questions regarding your accounts, then they are the ones to ask.
Our karma yogis are selfless servants of the HYS community. They keep the studio in tip top shape. They wash mats, sterilise blocks, scrub showers, mop floors, fold towels and juice juices. Send them lots of love and prayers of gratitude.
Growing up with a fast-paced, constant-driving, coffee-drinking, standard New York diet and lifestyle kept me frazzled and depressed. Finding the discipline of yoga was the perfect calling to bring energizing activity, compassionate thinking, and spiritual vitality back to my life.
I’m excited to share the wisdom learned from various teachers and yoga styles to bring consciousness and gratitude everywhere.
Certification & Education…
White Cloud Monastary Nei Gong – 2006
Study Abroad at University of Sheffield – 2006-2007
BA in English Literature from State University of New York – 2008
Yoga Oasis Teacher Training with Mary Grace – 2011 (200 hrs)
Adjustment Clinic with Abby Hoffman – 2013 (18 hrs)
Life of a Yogi Teacher Training with Sri Dharma Mittra - 2015/2018 (500 & 800 hrs)
In 2011, I moved to England, became a hot yoga teacher and started teaching in Sheffield. In 2012, I assisted at the Hot Yoga Doctor’s teacher training program and led the meditation component. My teaching centers around the values of alignment, acceptance and appreciation and I love to share theories and strategies for happy and healthy living from yoga, meditation, coaching and of course, science.
Over the years I’ve struggled – I’ve been angry, sad, frustrated, lonely, negative, and generally unhappy. And each time, I’ve found that yoga is the best tool to change my state and feel connected, tranquil and alive – now I’m here to help you find true peace and joy within yourself. I believe that yoga has the power to transform your life because it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – changing your body, your thoughts, your emotions and your actions so that you can create the life you want.
Certification & Education…
PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of Waterloo – 2006
Reconnective Healing Level 1 & 2 Training with Doug Devito – 2010
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz and Robert Scanlon – 2011 (200 hrs)
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz – 2012 (500 hrs)
Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 Training with Frances Goodall – 2013
Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy – 2013
Introductory Workshop in Rosen Method with Ingrid-Maria Nordgren and Annabelle Apsion - 2015
Rebecca is Yoga Alliance 200 hour certified and also trained in Hot Yoga, Sports Yoga, Rainbow Kids Yoga, and Teen Yoga. Rebecca teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin.
Rebecca is an expert in sports yoga and running- any sporting questions she's the one to ask!
"I love Rebecca's classes. They are always interesting, inspiring and I leave feeling well worked and completely re-energised at the same time. I always feel nurtured and welcomed."
"After class I feel active, sweaty & energised, deeply relaxed at end! Thanks!"
Hilary is Yoga Alliance 200h qualified and also has trained in Kid's yoga and laughter Yoga. Hilary teaches Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa.
"Hilary is an incredible teacher, her vinyasa's are strong, sweaty and so much fun, and her yin's are beautifully relaxed. Whatever the class, I come out feel totally awesome."