Fiona is the owner of Santosha Yoga. Her full bio including a list of qualifications can be found here.
Fiona feels privileged being in a job helping people re-pattern, re-connect and restore their bodies to health. It gives her great joy seeing lives changed as clients achieve a new freedom, attitude and flexibility and a life without pain.
Chie is our Yoga Alliance Accredited Senior Yoga Teacher. Originally from Japan, she started practising yoga 13 years ago because of stress, poor diet and an unhealthy lifestyle. She has been teaching in Japan and New York for 9 years and completed her 500hr teacher training at Dharma yoga. She is also certified as a Prenatal Yoga teacher (Urban Yoga) and a children's yoga teacher (Karma Kids Yoga)
Yoga has been an important part of Jo’s life for over a decade. After 20 years in medical research and studying with world renowned teachers she finally made the move to follow her heart and start teaching yoga. She has a passion for practices that support individuals dealing with chronic stress, anxiety and depression, as well as conditions such as CFS/ME, fibromyalgia, and cancer related fatigue. She is fully qualified with Claire Murphy Yoga and a member of Yoga alliance
Jo decided to embark on the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course to share the benefits of yoga with others. She is now a qualified teacher and a member of the Yoga Alliance.
Jo's classes are practical, sipportvie and accessible to all, allowing students to develop at their own pace with curiosity, playfulness and integrity.
Emma is a qualified teacher after completion of 200hrs Yoga Teacher training with Claire Murphy Yoga and is a member of Yoga Alliance. Emma is also the director of Real Life Clothing.
Emma is married with 3 children and has found that practising yoga has provided her with a sense of balance and inner peace.
Cherish has been practicing Yoga from a young age and strongly believes Yoga has shaped her into the person she is today. Yoga has taught her how to live life with clarity, wellness and strength - which is exactly what she brings to every one of her classes at Santosha. She is grateful to her yoga practice and wholeheartedly dedicates the essence of Yoga into her classes.
Martina fell in love with yoga almost 20 years ago and is a passionate practitioner ever since.
Se is qualified with Claire Murphy Yoga UK, Sivananda Yoga Austria and Calm for Kids.
She is a member of the Yoga Alliance. Martina likes to share her love for yoga combining it with her passion to empower people and to nurture a sense of wellbeing and calm
Beverly was inspired on a trip to California to finally commit to a regular yoga practice and returned home to look for a teacher an venue that lived up to the one she found in America. Her search led her to the Santosha Studiio. Her love of how yoga makes her feel physically and emotionally made her decide to complete her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training with Claire Murphy Yoga. She now teaches our Yoga for Lunch class.
Nikki began practising yoga in 2010 to try to counteract repetitive movements in cycling and corporate life spent hunched over a desk or travelling for hours. This lead Nikki to undertake her RYT-200 teacher training with Sally Parkes Yoga and subsequently wanting to share what she'd learnt with others through her teachings.