Our Instructors

Our teachers

Jo Turner

Qualifying in 2015 with CamYoga and now a 500 YA accredited teacher, Jo has worked with teachers whose influence has been far-reaching.

‘I teach slow flow, hot26, hatha, yin and restorative yoga. My teaching is slow, progressive and inclusive with the philosophy ‘come as you are and do what you can!’  

To date I have worked with the following teachers;

Restorative Yoga, Anna Ashby

Hot 26 Jozef Weiwel, CamYoga

Ashtanga A, Joey Miles

Yin Yoga Immersion Norman Blair

Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training, Rachael Moore, CamYoga

Yoga Therapy Module 1 with Yoga United

Diane Bondy, Yoga for All

Chair Yoga, Richard Kravetz

I love travelling and Yoga so our holiday retreats give me the chance to combine them in one of the most beautiful regions of the World. I look forward to meeting all of you there, both on and off the mat’.

Lucy Leslie

 Practicing for over 20 years Lucy is a Senior Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance and a British Wheel of Yoga L4 Diploma Teacher.

‘My teaching is about the functional & practical application of yoga as it applies to busy, hard-working people. I try to teach intelligent, useful movement & self inquiry in equal proportion; I invite my students to think about the why of it all, I’m into providing yoga that supports people with responsibilities, homes, families & jobs. If yoga is primarily about acquiring a steady mind, then I want to offer as many ways to achieve that as possible in my classes.

If you come on these retreats with life’s usual burdens on your shoulders, I want you to leave with a bit more space, both physical & mental & perspective. We provide a non-competitive, relaxed place, where you can listen to the subtle messages of your body & acknowledge where you’re really at.

I am a Yoga Alliance 500hrs SYT & I have a British Wheel Diploma & I am Level 3 Reps as well as being a certified Pregnancy & Postnatal Yoga, Hot Yoga & Restorative Yoga teacher. I am also a BWY Children’s Yoga Teacher with full, enhanced DBS.

I love restorative & Yin yoga & l love seeing clients readying themselves for a deeply relaxing session, getting their eyebags on & cosying up. I also am in awe of the power of pranayama, seeing the change in people’s practice when they access breath rather than effort. I also love to see people metamorphosize; to rid themselves of pain or restrictions’.

David Upson

An ex-Olympic athlete, David is a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Sports Coach and is passionate about building a strong core and balance in both a physical and metaphysical sense.

‘I actually started yoga back in my early 20’s.  As a full time athlete preparing for the 1984 Olympics I needed to find something to release the body from the strains of training.  Back then it was the norm to over-train.  When the body is faced with such extremes, injuries are frequent.  

I completed my first 200hr teacher training in 2013 with YogaWorks, the oldest yoga school in America. I took a second teacher training with Katy Appleton at “Appleyoga”; she was the teacher in the Geri Yoga video and it became something of a quest to train with the teacher that enabled everything that had come since my tentative steps back to a life without pain.

Recently I’ve completed a 500hr Yoga Sports Science teacher qualification and can now call myself a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Sports Coach.

;I make classes have a nice flow, so that everyone can keep up. Having a bit of fun in the class is important to me; life can be tough and we can be even tougher on ourselves, so a smile, laugh and wobble gives a moment to relax. I hope that in some small way I can help people fall in love with Yoga, move a little easier, feel a little calmer.