Nathalie Manning - Founder of Wellness 108 Nathalie founded Wellness 108 (then called TotalLife108) in March 2017 in order to share the therapeutic value of Yoga and her love of the practice and its philosophy. "After being diagnosed with M.E. in 2009, I decided to choose Yoga over conventional treatment. I soon fell in love with the practice, the philosophy of Yoga and as my practice deepened, my health improved and life began to change. Later, through my work in a Community Rehabilitation centre for those recovering from addiction, my desire to share the transformational power of yoga grew as I noticed the benefit that others began to have by practicing a more mindful and physical response to stress & mental health issues. This insight, along with my own personal experience, was the building block from which I completed my yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and am able to share this journey with others . Passionate that Yoga remains accessible for every body, I am delighted that my classes our inclusive, friendly, non-dogmatic and most of all, fun! Today I am honoured to share this journey with such wonderful people and teach a range of classes and workshops. I wholeheartedly encourage anyone, regardless of flexibility, strength or level of fitness to step on to the mat and practice Yoga”
Nathalie is fully accredited with the organisation of Yoga Alliance Professionals and teaches Vinyasa classes for all levels, regular restorative flow & Yoga Nidra workshops & lifestyle events.
Gemma Davies - Info coming soon Gemma teaches our Power Hour & Yogalates classes
Grace Segger With over twelve years experience in the health and fitness industry, Grace has worked at various health clubs and gained knowledge across several disciplines to ensure her clients have the best possible support, no matter what their need is. Alongside Grace’s first step into fitness as a personal trainer, Grace also began teaching classes and it was here that yoga found its way into her life. The holistic balance to the adrenaline fuelled personal training was the perfect combination for her. A life-changing trip to India for intensive teacher training was the catalyst for the formation of Grace Thorne Yoga. Away from work, Grace finds the balance in life with two young children keeping her busy, as well as finding pockets of time to continue practising & developing herself. With a real passion for finding new techniques, routines & ways to implement exercise into busy lifestyles, Grace also has an interest in food & nutrition which plays a big part in both her family life and her professional life.
Grace teaches Yoga for Over 60’s every Friday at 11 - 12 noon and Lunchtime Hatha every Friday at 12.30 - 1.15pm.
Henry Hebron “I first got into yoga after realising my current sports (rugby and cricket) were no longer serving my body justice. After recovering from 2 hip operations, yoga stood out as the perfect alternative to improve my mobility and physical health. As my yoga practice developed, I was able to move a lot better and I am now able to weight train all because of my new found skill in yoga. When I embarked on my travels to India last September, there was no better way for me to begin my quest than a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. I loved every minute of it and I can now confidently practice on my own, using this new skill to keep my body in top condition to accompany everyday life and training. I am now sharing what I have learned with the world as I now believe that everyone, no matter your ability, can benefit from incorporating yoga into their life. This not only keeps my body functioning in training, but I can now walk the dog without a limp due to the care and attention I give my hip every day. The strength I have built through yoga has also surprised me, so any lads that think they can't sustain or build muscle, I urge you to take a class or look up male yogi’s - the physical strength you need to practice is quite something. I like to incorporate some strength exercises in my own practice, but the beauty about yoga is that you can make it as challenging as your body allows - everybody is different and at different levels. The benefits of yoga really should be enjoyed by everyone even if its just simple stretches to loosen up key joints in the morning, and I can't wait to share my knowledge so that you can incorporate yoga into your own life and see the benefits unfold for yourself"
Henry teaches Beginners Vinyasa every Thursday 7-8pm.
Jessie-May Cable - Information coming soon! Jessie-May teaches our Prenatal Yoga course starting 22nd June 2019
Justine Telling My yoga journey began in 2014 when I secured a place in the London marathon. The long early morning runs, pounding the pavements, were starting to take their toll on my body. As a gift, my Mum kindly bought me a 1 month unlimited hot yoga pass to stretch out my ever increasing list of aches and pains. My first few classes were a struggle and I definitely didn't connect to yoga. I struggled to hold the poses, I ached, it hurt and the idea of trying to hold downward dog for 5 breaths seemed impossible. After a few weeks I started to feel the physical benefits, which encouraged me to persevere. I soon fell in love with the feeling of clarity in the mind and the feeling of being present in my body after each class. At this point I had no idea that yoga would completely change the way I view life. What I have learnt through yoga is more than just physical postures. My mind is happier and at peace and I have seen a shift in the way I view myself. Yoga has moved me away from fear and judgement, which gave me the confidence to qualify as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Alliance teacher. Yoga has also given me the courage to follow my dreams and become a full time yoga teacher after 15 years of working in the Corporate world. Yoga is my passion and I love being able to share the mental and physical benefits of yoga with my students. I look forward to teaching each and every yoga class and it is an honour to be able to share the many teachings of yoga with so many people. Justine teaches Lunchtime Vinyasa Yoga every Tuesday at 12.15 - 1pm and Power Yoga on Thursdays at 11am - 12 noon.
Kerry Conway “An adventure from the outside in to the inside out” Kerry is a creative seeker of experience, adventure and truth and was first drawn to the practice of yoga 14 years ago as a tool to compliment her career in dance, music and art. Like many, her experience of yoga began with more emphasis on the physical body and along the way she experienced a disconnection within herself as the highly charged and competitive industry in which she worked swallowed her confidence and creativity. It was when Kerry began using meditation as a tool throughout pregnancy and birth and her asana practice helped her adjust to her changing physical form that she began to understand how yoga can truly enhance life’s experience. With this understanding, a serene stillness that invited new ideas and inspiration came along, as well as a sense of wonder in herself, in other people, and the world around. It was from this place of joy, experimentation and fulfilment that she embarked on her teacher training knowing she wanted to share the experience of yoga to others, help them enjoy life and what it has to offer in the most fulfilled way. Kerry is dedicated in creating space for magic to enter, expecting the unexpected, accepting and embracing where we are and what we have today. She looks forward to meeting and connecting with the unique and eclectic growing community of individuals at Wellness 108. Kerry teaches Led Ashtanga Primary every Tuesday from 7.15 - 8.45pm.
Liana Oldham My Yoga Journey started over 20 years ago in Brazil when I stepped into an Ashtanga Yoga class to destress from a demanding and successful career in the Media Industry. I remember the overwhelming feeling of chanting mantras and hearing commands in the ancient Sanskrit language whilst sweating immensely. I was very intrigued on how much was going on and how all that comforted my heart. I had to go to that class again and again as noticed not only physical benefits but mental ones too. I added Iyengar Yoga to my week routine and years later, I was fortunate to practice Pre-Natal Yoga during my three pregnancies. I am very happy that breath awareness and focus on the present moment made giving birth moments I hold very close to my heart. Finding the balance between work and building a family made it hard to step into a yoga studio. Migrating to England raised stress levels and I experienced some unhealthy moments. My former yoga teacher encouraged me to read only one book and step on my mat if I couldn’t attend Hatha Yoga classes. A little bit of discipline and faith made me feel myself again. After a long career break, it only felt right to dive deeper into Yoga and share my passion and experience with others. In 2017, I became a Fitness Instructor to teach BodyBalance, and soon after I qualified as a Yoga Teacher where I deepened my knowledge about this way of life that unites mind, body and soul. Hope to meet you soon!
Liana teaches Balance Flow every Monday at 11am - 12 noon and Vinyasa for All Levels every Sunday at 8.30 am - 9.30 am (every 1st Sunday of the month with Nathalie)
Vikki Kavanagh Vikki Kavanagh started teaching children’s yoga in 2014 with the ambition to bring yoga to children’s lives so that it is more than just an exercise but “about touching hearts and not just toes.” Having qualified to teach Yoga to Children at the Special Yoga Centre under the guidance of Jo Manuel Vikki continued her yoga training and has completed a Foundation Course and level 4 Certificate in Teaching Yoga with the British Wheel of Yoga. Vikki also teaches family yoga, works with local schools in after school clubs and/or PE lessons. Vikki is a meditation and mindfulness teacher for adults, children and teens. "as a teacher of yoga to children we are teaching as much about gratitude, self-belief and love of life as we are teaching stretching and breathing exercises."