About – Pol
Pol Qualified as a Yoga instructor in 2007 at Yoga-Indea in Mysore, India. He views yoga as an intelligent exercise system which can bring varied benefits. We are our own light upon our path. When understood, we eliminate any desire to listen to gurus, teachers, or anyone else who states they can teach or help us. Including these words. For to discard all linage, all of the past, or any form of outward inspiration, including yoga, is to refute all forms of authority. With this freedom, unhindered by any bias or conditioning, we are then truly free to inquire.
About – Paula
Paula trained and studied to become a Yoga Teacher with Brenda Louw at ChillOut Yoga in the beautiful surroundings of Aberfoyle, Scotland. She has also studied Vinyasa Krama yoga under Ramaswami, who was a student of T. Krishnamacharya. Paula mainly teaches variations of Hatha Yoga and specialises in Yoga for Complete Beginners. Paula also enjoys teaching yoga to young people and school teachers and regularly holds workshops on different aspects of yoga.
Paula’s interests are in holistic health and well-being. Her firm belief that we are all self-healers encouraged her to become a Reiki practitioner. Reiki translates as universal energy. It is a holistic energy healing system which facilitates healing in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms.
Paula deeply knows that she is and always has been on the right path. She acknowledged this in 2008 when she found herself walking the 764km of the ‘Camino de Santiago’. This meditative and enlightening walk across Spain took her 36 days and brought her to the door of Yoga, Meditation and Healing. She opened it and walked through and today, seven years on, the journey continues.
About – Eleanor
Eleanor is a cover teacher at Yoga Meditation Healing. She also Holds workshops at the centre. Eleanor originally began practicing yoga in 2008 due to a bad back, she found yoga removed the need for regular pain killers and it is an integral part of her physical, emotional and spiritual health. In order to learn more she undertook her Yoga Teacher Training with Brenda Louw at Chillout Yoga. She studied Sivananda yoga at the Sivananda ashram in Kerala, India in 2011, Chakra Yoga under Anodea Judith at Kriplau in America in 2012 and undertook further Chakra yoga study with Anodea Judith in Ireland in 2014.
Eleanor enjoys teaching general level hatha yoga in various forms and is particularly interested in the dynamics of the energy body and the chakras. She holds regular workshops on Yin and Chakra yoga and also runs a regular class at her day job working with women who have experienced abuse. She finds great reward in this and seeing the benefits students experience from their practice.
Eleanor also found Reiki in 2008 and since then has gone on to become a Reiki level 3 practioner. She has a regular yoga and meditation practice and in 2014 discovered shamanism whilst visiting a retereat in Tenerife (Three Times!!) that featured both shamanism and yoga.
Keiko was first introduced to yoga while traveling to Baja Sur, Mexico for an entrepreneur project in the summer of 2006. Learning yoga in Spanish was difficult, but she was intrigued with how she felt after each class, which ignited her curiosity in studying it further. When she returned home to California, she wanted to continue with her journey and began practicing Vinyasa flow yoga and absolutely fell in love. Passionate about the mental and physical practice that yoga brings, and how it helped her cope with everyday stressors in a more constructive way, she decided to do her teacher training. In 2013, she attained her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance certification through Corepower Yoga Tustin, California.
After her training, she moved to Scotland, and is currently studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow. She is interested in doing holistic medicine in small animals and has been studying nutrition, Chinese herbals and acupuncture to incorporate into her future practice. She believes that the mental and emotional health of an owner affects their pets too! Having studied psychology and social behavior for her undergraduate studies, she is interested in the power of the mind and how it changes our perception and how we live our lives. She has continued to explore mindfulness, and has been using yoga not only to increase flexibility in her physical body, but also in her mind to create space for growth and change. Keiko truly believes that yoga is beneficial for all ages, going through any stage of life.
Keiko teaches the Sunday Vinyasa Flow class at 10am and is also a cover teacher at the centre. Her classes are energizing and unique, linking breath to movement while focusing to build core strength and flexibility, finding balance in alignment, and practicing mindfulness.
Russell is a fully qualified RYT200 Yoga Teacher in Classical Ashtanga, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. He teaches levels from complete beginner to intermediate level. He trained and qualified with Yogacharya Barath Shetty at IndeaYoga in Mysore, India. He is very grateful for his time in Mysore as it greatly deepened his knowledge of yoga asana, not just to teach, but to also use it effectively to help people of all ages with any health issues that they may have.
He decided to become a professional yoga teacher to pursue what quickly became his passion and to use the knowledge he has gained so far to share the benefits of yoga with anybody who has the need or desire to learn.
Catriona’s passion for yoga was first ignited during a trip to India in 2009 where she realised that yoga allowed for tranquillity and respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. On returning to Glasgow, Catriona discovered Vinyasa Flow Yoga, established her own regular self practice regime and found that this helped calm her body and mind after busy days at work.
In 2013, Catriona embarked on a two month intensive Hatha Yoga course in Thailand. Following this she spent several weeks in an Indian ashram studying meditation and Sivananda style Yoga before going on to complete her teacher training in Ashtanga/ Vinyasa Flow in Goa, India. Catriona has also completed courses in Iyengar, Yin Yoga, Kids and Family Yoga which has given her a great passion and respect for all types of yoga. This is reflected in Catriona’s teaching style which, although has it’s roots in Vinyasa Flow, fuses aspects of various yoga traditions.
Catriona has a keen interest in how yoga philosophy, practice and techniques can improve mental health and wellbeing. She holds regular classes with the NHS and local charities, combining this with her work as a mental health social worker. She prides herself on offering a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment, equipping individuals from all backgrounds with skills to better deal with stress, improving health and well-being.
Natalie qualified initially as a Power Vinyasa Yoga teacher (RYT 200) in London in 2015. She went on to qualify as a Teen Yoga teacher, then trained in Functional Anatomy with Forrest Yoga Guardian, Jambo Truong and has received 1-to-1 lessons on teaching yoga to children in Primary school from Michael Chissick (Yoga At School). Natalie also takes the pregnancy yoga class at Yoga Meditation Healing. Prior to becoming a yoga teacher Natalie held Senior Management positions at L’Oreal Ltd, for over 15 years. She is passionate about yoga and on sharing the the confidence, peace of mind and general health and well-being that yoga provides, with others.
About Shahana – Pilates Teacher.
Shahana has been Professionally involved with body work, fitness coaching & Pilates for many years, she has a deep understanding of the body and uses her knowledge within Pilates and these other modalities to help individuals create a healthier body and lifestyle. Shahana is qualified to teach Pilates for pregnancy, or to assist recovery from back pain. Her classes are open to both men and women. Her West End Pilates classes are now being held at Yoga Meditation Healing. You can contact Shahana for further information and advice about her Pilates classes in Glasgow at the “Contact Us Here” Link below.
Yoga truly is for everyone, no matter what age or level of flexibility – The various classes held at Yoga Meditation Healing strive to reflect this belief. For details of all Yoga & Meditation classes, Workshops, Retreats, or Complementary Therapies we offer: Contact us Here: