Our Teachers

Teachers at Yoga Space Yorkshire

Name: Emma Ropner

Classes: Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Gong Baths, Women’s Network Group

Emma is a certified Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra teacher and Gong practitioner and is the founder and owner of YogaSpace Yorkshire. She trained with KRI certified yoga schools in London and Portugal (Karam Kriya) and is a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.  Emma is also trained in Mandala Flow taught by Julie Montagu who runs The Whole Self Yoga School. She trained with James Reeves at Triyoga, who teaches the acclaimed Yoga Nidra IRest method. She has trained with Vicky Fox (Triyoga) to bring a therapeutic form of yoga ‘Yoga for Cancer’ to  YogaSpace Yorkshire to support those in the area.

She learned her Gong craft from two gongmaster Gurus; Mehtab Benton from the USA who has teaches all over the world, and continues to train with Sheila Whittaker who is the lead trainer at the College of Sound Healing. Emma offers the gong during the relaxation in her Kundalini  yoga lessons, plays the gong as part of her yoga Nidra class and offers a dedicated gong bath experience class. Emma has two gongs, Mercury and Chiron.

Emma’s vision is to bring yoga and wellbeing into the heart of the Yorkshire countryside and make it available both to locals and to residential retreat visitors and anyone visiting this part of North Yorkshire who seeks a mid-week yoga practice.

Emma teaches throughout the week – see the timetable.

Emma holds residential retreats here at YogaSpace Yorkshire in collaboration with visiting guest teachers.

Emma  is available for private lessons. Please ask.

Private Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra, private Yoga for Cancer, or Private Gong Practice

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Tel: 07833 231348
Email: emma@yogaspaceyorkshire.com

Emma is a certified Kundalini Yoga, Yoga Nidra teacher and Gong practitioner and is the founder and owner of YogaSpace Yorkshire. She trained with KRI certified yoga schools in London and Portugal (Karam Kriya) and is a member of Yoga Alliance Professionals.  Emma is also trained in Mandala Flow taught by Julie Montagu who runs The Whole Self Yoga School. She trained with James Reeves at Triyoga, who teaches the acclaimed Yoga Nidra IRest method. She trains extensively in London at a yoga studio with expert teachers and recently trained with Vicky Fox at Triyoga, to bring a therapeutic form of yoga, Yoga  For Cancer  – back to Yorkshire and the studio.

She learned her Gong craft from two gongmaster Gurus; Mehtab Benton from the USA who has teaches all over the world, and continues to train with Sheila Whittaker who is the lead trainer at the College of Sound Healing. Emma offers the gong during the relaxation in her Kundalini  yoga lessons, plays the gong as part of her yoga Nidra class and offers a dedicated gong bath experience class. Emma has two gongs, Chiron and Mercury.

Emma’s vision is to bring yoga and wellbeing into the heart of the Yorkshire countryside and make it available both to locals and to residential retreat visitors and anyone visiting this part of North Yorkshire who seeks a mid-week yoga practice. She is currently training in a holistic yoga therapy which will be taught at YogaSpace Yorkshire in 2020.

Emma holds residential retreats here at YogaSpace Yorkshire in collaboration with visiting guest teachers.

Emma  is available for private lessons. Please ask.

Private Yoga, Yoga Nidra , Private gong yoga, private yoga for cancer class.

Join the newsletter for updates about all these events to know more and join in. We are waiting to welcome you here.

Email: emma@yogaspaceyorkshire.com

Text: 07833231348

Amy Manancourt
Amy ManancourtHatha and Yin Yoga, Early Hatha Practice
I am a dancer and have always been interested in Yoga, but for about 5 years of practice I didn’t really get what the excitement was about however in 2017 I gave myself the challenge to practice yoga and breath work everyday for one month, as a super busy person my mind was always racing and I liked being active; sometimes in that month all I could give myself permission to do was 5 minutes of deep breaths and that was it.

To my surprise through that month my life completely changed I became aware of my breath and more present in my body, my eczema healed up, I become connected to others and nature in a deeper way and as my time commitment to practice increased as my stress levels reduced I developed a healthier relationship with time and and was able to prioritise my time for self care.

One month of commitment to myself transformed my life, I know anyone can have that and that is super exciting!

Tel:
Email: amy@yogaspaceyorkshire.com

Alexandra Percival
Alexandra PercivalTai Chi Instructor, Pre-Natal Yoga, Post-Natal Yoga, Speciality Tai Chi for Parkinson's and Arthritis Care
BHSc (Hons) MCSP, BSc (Hons) MSST Chartered Physiotherapist, HCPC Registered.

In 2006 Alex graduated from Teesside University with a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree. She went on to have a carer within the NHS, while working for the NHS Alex attended York st John University and graduated in 2013 with a BHSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree.

Since then she has worked as an NHS Physiotherapist and also within a private practice. As well as carrying out a range of Physiotherapy treatments she has a passion for and regularly practises Chi Kung a form of Tai Chi.

This consists of adapted Tai Chi exercises that have been developed using the principles of Tai Chi and are based around Chi Kung.

Tel: 07799 068656
Email: alexandra@yogaspaceyorkshire.com

Pam Ashworth
Pam AshworthPilates Instructor
I’ve always been interested in exercise and, as I got older, determined to keep my body toned and supple.

Pilates works for me as it is all about strengthening and toning without the energetic jumping around of the “gym bunny”. I enjoy and find the stretching very beneficial and strengthening making an amazing connection between the mind and body.

Pilates has definitely strengthened my back and given me a more toned and flexible body, better posture and fitness. My general well-being has improved whilst going through a very stressful period in my life. Pilates has rehabilitated my body from a succession of riding accidents.

As Joseph Pilates said “if you have an inflexible spine at 30 you are OLD. if you have a flexible spine at 60 you are YOUNG”

Tel: 07974 978253
Email: pam@yogaspaceyorkshire.com

Rachel
RachelYoga Fundamentals Instructor
Rachel began her personal practice in her late teens. As a climber and fell runner yoga provided a space to recharge and explore body movement in an alternative way.

Later the practices and philosophy of yoga began to inform how to move within the landscape without pushing and with more mental and physical balance, yoga came to inform all aspects of life.

Training at first with the British wheel of yoga, and then as a experiential yoga therapist with Yoga Anubhava through the British based Sara Delamore and Indian based Dr Mukund Bhole.

Rachel guides you through a practice to find space and clarity within your internal frame, helping you to engage with each practice at a level that is right for you, encouraging each student to think openly and independently. You will find the practices precise but without limitation, fun and reflective, encouraging and supportive and encompassing all aspects of the eight limbs of yoga.

Tel: 01748 886460

Tom
TomWellbeing Class Instructor
Tom was diagnosed with Parkinsons in 2017 and is raising awareness for this condition by helping others through the organisation of this session.

He is our co-ordinator for our Speciality Tai Chi lesson on Monday led by Alexandra. He helped write some of the lesson practice – the class benefits from Tom’s first hand knowledge.

Enquiries and bookings for this class are made with Alexandra.

Emma Robinson
Emma RobinsonJivamukti Yoga Instructor
I’m incredibly excited to be able to offer The Jivamukti method yoga practice to you all. Jivamukti yoga is a vinyasa practice which uses the conscious breath and the setting of a higher intention to help bring about an equanimity of the mind and the ability to embrace the authentic embodiment of the yoga practice. The Jivamukti practice includes the study and understanding of the ancient yogic teachings discussed in a modern context whilst exploring their relevance in the world today, call and response chanting, the physical asana practice and meditation.

The Jivamukti method is appropriate for all abilities with modifications offered to the student. The student is required to bring an open mind to the practice, as according to Patanjali, whatever is in your mind whilst you are performing an action will determine the result of that action.

I will be running a four-week course at Yoga Space Yorkshire from Friday 20th March at 11:00. If you are ready to develop a sound body & mind whilst exploring the path to enlightenment, then please book into The Jivamukti Method yoga practice.

Kitti
KittiLunar Flow Instructor
I am looking forward to welcoming the YogaSpace Yorkshire community to my workshops and events that I hold in collaboration with YogaSpace Yorkshire. My area of expertise is helping women be free from trauma, pain and fear, in order to be their most authentic selves. My workshops and events focus on various self-development; overcoming heartbreak, finding inner peace, self-discovery and rebirth (Shamanic practices) and Reiki healing sessions. If you wish to book a session with me or a workshop, contact emma@yogaspaceyorkshire.com in the first instance.
I will also be collaborating with Emma on future women’s groups.
I look forward to meeting you.
Jade
JadeHatha/Vinyasa Flow Instructor
YogaSpace Yorkshire provides a wonderful environment for midweek ‘pick me up’. I will teach a grounding practice that focuses on calming the mind through pranayama (breathing techniques) as well as focusing on fluidity of movement to encourage freedom in the body.

Our practice will end with a heavenly savasana to allow body and mind to reap the rewards from pranayama and postures. All abilities are welcome to my class and I will offer adaptations of postures. I look forward to teaching in this beautiful space on Wednesdays. I will also be teaching on the rota for the Community Wellbeing Class

We are looking for lovely local teachers to join our YogaSpace Yorkshire team.

If you are local to the area, fully qualified and would like to teach a mid-week class and also have the opportunity to hold weekend workshops and retreats here, please contact Emma. Your class is waiting for you.

60-90 minute classes may also be available for the following non-yoga practices:

Zumba class, Ballroom Dance Class, Aerobics, Bums and Tums

We are open to enquiries from teachers who wish to teach in a dedicated wellbeing community.

Our Practitioners

Lulu Ferrand
Lulu FerrandCraniosacral Practitioner
We are lucky to have arranged for Lulu Ferrand RCST to be available on Saturday and Sunday. She is an experienced biodynamic craniosacral therapist and Chair of the Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK. Her website is www.luluferrand.co.uk.

Cranlosacral Therapy is a gentle hands-on therapy that tunes into the nervous system and allows the body to release deeply held traumas, either emotional or physical. The body can feel ‘listened to’ and Lulu’s clients have reported very profound results.

This is in addition to what is included in your program. Sessions last for an hour and will cost £65. If you would like to book, please email me.

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What do they say about Yogaspace Yorkshire?

The Women’s Group has been an amazing, welcoming, warm experience.
The positive energies and collective female wisdom has been brilliant – the thought provoking sessions followed by the yoga and final gong bath was the perfect balance – thank you Emma – and please can we do it all again!

Sally

I came on retreat and stayed at the cottages with my oldest daughter in June 2018 and January 2019.

Emma and Charlie are the perfect hosts they made us feel completely welcome in their beautiful home which sits in beautiful grounds surrounded by spectacular views of Yorkshire.

Emma & Beth

Yoga at Patrick Brompton Hall is a very special experience.
The beautiful and peaceful yoga studio is the perfect setting for yoga practice.

Cheryl

I have taken part in several Kundalini yoga classes during retreats at Patrick Brompton Hall and have loved all of them.
I was a novice to this particular yoga but the classes catered for all abilities and I was immediately made to feel comfortable.
I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my Kundalini yoga journey and I can’t wait to go back again soon!

Lynne

To sum it up with one word: love. The best yoga retreat I have been to.
Amazing teacher, wonderful hosts, beautiful facilities, gorgeous surroundings, and delicious food.
Absolutely loved every bit of it

Robyn

I have been to many different yoga retreats both in the UK and overseas and this one was by far the best.
My advice? Book it now!

Shana

I want to do your yoga Nidra class again – I slept so well. Thank you.

Helen

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