Taylor Selby

My Classes

My classes are both creative and dynamic, while always encouraging students to connect to their breath to get out of their minds and truly feel into their bodies. I always strive to energise and inspire through my classes hoping students will leave class feeling better than they did when they came in. I pay extra attention to sequencing as well, by making sure the class is set up with clear and steady focus providing a positive and calm atmosphere that allows students to find the mental push they need.

My Yoga Journey

My yoga journey began in 2013 when I took up yoga as a cross training exercise to complement the long distance running I was doing. Six months later, yoga changed for me from a means of stretching into an all encompassing body and breath connection. I discovered that yoga was doing so much more than releasing tightness in my physical body, and realised it was truly a release for my mental and emotional body as well. The body awareness I began to cultivate was so powerful that I decided I wanted to learn more and share it with others.

My Credentials

I completed my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Peacebank Yoga Studio, accredited by Yoga Alliance, in April of 2016 in California. I have been teaching full time since July of 2016, and began my teaching at Google Headquarters in California. I moved to the U.K. in July of 2017 and have been teaching full time in Leeds ever since.


Becky Hill

Becky Hill

My Classes

I teach hatha yoga and yin yoga, and lead the Yoga Beginner courses at Yoga Kula. My yoga training has had a strong anatomical focus, meaning I have a sound knowledge of how to practice safely within your own body’s limits. My classes focus on exploring what’s best for you, right here and now, and I’m a big fan of using yoga props and modifications to help with poses. You can expect a relaxed class that reminds you of the important fundamentals of yoga, both physical and philosophical.

 

My Yoga Journey

I have been practising yoga since 2008, when I joined an Ashtanga class to increase my strength and flexibility. Since then, I’ve developed a deep love of yin yoga, which helps me find stillness and sanity in an increasingly hectic and confusing world.

 

Like most people, I don’t have time to practise the physical poses every day, so I look for ways to incorporate yoga into my daily life – whether it’s a quick ‘ragdoll’ pose whilst waiting for my food to cook, a simple breath exercise whist sat in traffic, or a daily reminder to be kind to myself and others, I try to make yoga a part of my day-to-day routine!

My Credentials

I trained with Simon Low’s Yoga Academy, where I qualified as a 200-hour registered yoga teacher in 2013, and have been teaching ever since. I’ve also trained with Donna Farhi, Julie Gudmestad and Paul and Suzee Grilley. I’ve completed level 1 of Martha Peterson’s Somatic Exercise Coach Training, and have recently undertaken 60 hours intensive yin yoga training with Norman Blair, plus an in-depth ‘Yoga for Stress and Burnout’ course with Yogacampus

 

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Catharine Rosenthall

My Classes

My classes involve a balance of effort and surrender. The emphasis is always on listening to the breath and constantly listening to the body, to ultimately find steadiness and calmness of the mind.

My Yoga Journey

I discovered yoga in my early 20’s after attending class with my Mum. Yoga has influenced my life on every level since and the decision to become a yoga teacher was a massive turning point in my life.

My Credentials

I completed my yoga teacher training in 2014 with a 500hr diploma with The British Wheel of Yoga. Following this I have trained in pregnancy yoga, kids yoga and yoga nidra. As well as a yoga teacher I have been teaching pilates since 2007.


Clare Kerrigan

My Classes

My classes integrate a balance of mindful, strong and dynamic Hatha, taught with warmth and support. Breath focus is key throughout the class, helping to quieten the busy mind and encourage greater peace.

My Yoga Journey

I went to my first yoga class in my teens. When I left I felt more peaceful and connected than I had for a long time. I kept going back – curious about feeling so calm and happy at the end of the class. Yoga has been a constant companion since then. Years down the line – deciding to become a yoga teacher has been one of the best decisions I’ve made, in every way Yoga has played a major part in my life.

My Credentials

I completed my teacher training in the UK with Yogacampus in early 2014.
Since then I’ve specialised in teaching Yoga Nidra – yogic sleep, a deep mediative state of consciousness and also Well Woman Yoga Therapy teacher training, which is a nourishing and restorative practice that honours the cyclical nature of women’s lives. I enjoy mentoring teacher trainees with Yogacampus.

India has played a big part in my life and I go back to Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas each year to immerse myself in practice and philosophy. In the UK I continue to practice with great respect and gratitude to my wonderful teachers Liz Lark & Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.


Fabiano Culora

My Classes

My personal ongoing practice underpins my work as a therapeutic witness and compassionate teacher. My sessions explore body-mind connectivity, experiential anatomy and the relationship between expressive moving arts and therapeutic processes.  I offer students support in the form of a release based, somatic approach to yoga whilst maintaining the deepest respect for the transformational possibilities that arise.

My Yoga Journey

My background is in drama and dance but my relationship with Yoga began in 1995 as a student of traditional Hatha forms. This companionship has taken taken my practice down many paths meeting many styles along the way, as my body-mind needs shifted through my life’s journey which is constantly evolving.

My Credentials

I originally trained as a Pilates teacher and continue to explore structural integration from a holistic perspective. I have been practising as an Integrative Bodyworker for the last 12 years and have taught all over the world, everywhere from the US to Iceland and Russia working with people in need of physical, emotional and psychological support.


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Helen Ince

My Classes

Always inspired by my own time on the mat, my classes are designed to support people wherever they are on their yoga journey. I enjoy offering modifications to support individual needs and encouraging people to take it at their own pace. I always try to create a focused yet fun environment; we work hard, giggle and relax!

My Yoga Journey

I first came across yoga in 2000 when I moved to Leeds from Wigan but it wasn’t until 2007 when a car accident left me with neck and shoulder issues that my interest turned into a passion. Practicing a range of hatha, Ashtanga and Rocket yoga not only helped with my injury by building up my strength but it made me feel fantastic. I began to realise the benefits regular practice has on the mind, body and spirit. Yoga, particularly the wonderful Ashtanga system, has been a constant in my life since then.

My Credentials

I completed my 200-hour It’s Yoga teacher training qualification in August 2011 and have been teaching regular weekly classes ever since. I attend workshops with many respected teachers such as David Swenson and Matthew Sweeney. I have a regular Ashtanga yoga practice under the guidance of KPJAYI Level 2 authorised teacher Joey Miles and also enjoy studying with Marie Hallager Andersen at Kula’s early morning Mysore practice.


Lara Heppell

My Classes

My classes have a meditative focus, where breath awareness, mindful movement and flow are important, opening up space in both the body and mind, an invitation to unfold. My classes aim to build inner strength, stamina and tone, with integrity, whilst at the same time inviting you to relax, let go and have fun.

My Yoga Journey

I have been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching for twelve. Originally trained in dance, I discovered Dynamic yoga in 2000 and was hooked and went on to train as a Dynamic Yoga teacher with Godfrey Devereux, the founder of “Windfire Yoga”.

My Credentials

In 2008 I travelled to India to study yoga, philosophy and Vedic chanting . I then went on to train in children’s yoga and Pre and Postnatal yoga and  Well Woman Yoga therapy . My most influential teachers now are Uma Dinsmore Tuli, Judith Hanson Lasater and Angela Farmer. I’m also a registered Doula and Mizan abdominal massage therapist assisting women at the birth of their babies and with their womb health . More recently I’ve undertaken extensive training in Restorative yoga and Hypnoyoga for birth.


Elena Fernandez-Corugedo

My Classes

My classes are accessible and inclusive and, with the support of the breath, aim to strengthen, stretch and relax both the body and mind.

My Yoga Journey

I first began practising yoga in my thirties, primarily as a way to escape from the stresses of everyday life, however, in the last few years yoga has become a much bigger part of my life. I love the way yoga makes me feel physically and emotionally, the things it teaches me about myself, my relationship with the world, and the people I have met whilst immersing myself in it.

My Credentials

I completed my teacher training with Yoga Campus in 2016. I have studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater.

I  am a certified Relax and Renew® teacher and I completed a 50 hour Yin training last year.  Most recently, I completed a further post-graduate restorative training. 


Rachel Woolhouse

My Classes

My classes provide the opportunity to challenge yourself, to feel a greater sense of connection to yourself and to become inspired by the practices of yoga, whilst working in a way that encourages you listen to and better understand your body.

My Yoga Journey

I had the good fortune to stumble across yoga in 2009, whilst studying French and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Since my first yoga class, I became aware of the powerful effect of yoga practice on my mental state and feel an immense gratitude for this practice, which has completely changed my life. It is this feeling of gratitude that motivates me to teach.

My Credentials

In 2010 I began practising Ashtanga yoga with Level 2 Authorised teacher Paul Kleesmaa and upon my return to Leeds I began daily practice with Level 2 Authorised teacher Joey Miles.

I have travelled to Mysore, India, on four occasions, to study with Sharath Rangaswamy at the KPJAYI, the source of the Ashtanga method. I have also been assisting in Joey’s morning Mysore-style Ashtanga classes since 2013.

I have been certified to teach by the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance, having completed a two-year alignment focused Hatha Yoga training with Joey Miles and Anna Asbhy at TriYoga London.

I began practising meditation in 2010 and since beginning Vipassana meditation (in the style of S.N. Goenka) in 2011 I have completed a 10-day silent meditation course annually and continue to maintain a daily meditation practice. I have also studied with former monk and renowned philosophy teacher Carlos Pomeda with whom I have been introduced to meditation practices from a number of different schools of yoga.


Angela Sykes

Angela Sykes

My Classes

I combine a fusion of East meets West in my sessions which allows a deeper connection to the roots of the practices whilst ensuring accessibility and clarity. I encourage students to be accepting for what ‘is’ in the present moment and let go of external comparisons.

My hope is that students step off the mat feeling inspired, nourished, balanced and able to continue with their day with a sense of peace and heightened inner wisdom. I believe yoga is the most effective tonic for modern life and am dedicated to using it to support deep change in both individuals and communities. As humans we require connection – yoga supports deep connection. It goes way deeper than just taking a class!

My sessions range from dynamic to soothing – I work in a sensory/holistic way with sequences to nourish the body, mind and soul. Expect to be guided in creative yet meditative asana practices with time for breathing practices, mudra, mantra, wisdom and meditation – all set to music to immerse you even more deeply into the experience and your practice. Each of my classes ends with relaxing massage (I am trained to a high level in a range of Ayurvedic styles of massage).

My Yoga Journey

I started my journey into well-being and yoga when I lived in Japan and deepened my practice by living in India. I set up Kula to grow a like-minded yoga community in Leeds. Yoga is such a big part of my life and has allowed me to transform from a person who felt exhausted, in physical pain, angry/sad a lot of the time to a person who can ride the ups and downs of life and face challenges with courage, heart and a peaceful smile.

My Credentials

I have studied with world-renowned teachers in both India and the west including BKS Iyengar and his associates in Pune, Bharat Shetty and the Kumar brothers Vijay and Vinay in Mysore, India. My further training in the UK and India has been vast and varied with senior teachers including David Swenson, Shiva Rea, Julie Gudmestad and Jambo Dragon. I have been studying yoga for almost 20 years and teaching for over 10 years.

I continue to expand my yoga knowledge with regular further yoga study and opportunities for self-inquiry, personal development and deeper transformation and healing through vipassana meditation, jung shim, fasting, Ayurveda, regular trips to India and more recently a passion and interest for plant medicine and the transformational power of ceremony. 

Angela is a Senior Yoga Teacher (SYT) accredited with Yoga Alliance Professionals, and is the founder of Yoga Kula Leeds and a yoga teacher trainer. She leads the Yoga Kula Leeds Teacher Training Course. Angela is longest standing Sweaty Betty Ambassador, and has appeared on the cover of Yoga Magazine and has been featured in the magazine on several occasions. Angela loves writing about her transformation and often writes blogs for the Yoga Kula Blog Page.