Diane opened Bath Yoga Studio, ten years after starting her journey as a Yoga teacher. She still leads group classes at the studio as well as being a Yoga Alliance Senior Teacher for her 200-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training course for The Academy for Yoga Training. www.academyforyogatraining.com
She has trained with some of the world’s leading Yoga teachers, including Ana Forrest, Shiva Rea and David Swenson. She is also a fully accredited Yoga Sports Coach, and has worked with Mark Webber as well as professional footballers, swimmers, triathletes and track and field athletes.
Diane has written for National sports magazines and her retreats have featured in the Guardian and Sunday Times. She also happens to be a Guest Presenter for the Champneys Wellness and spa brand.
Five years ago, following a series of health crises, I changed my path and began a journey into holistic health practise. I qualified as a Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner and as an Indian Head Massage therapist.
More recently, I became a student of Eden Energy Medicine, a wonderful practice which empowers us to work with our body’s many energies to help us heal and to thrive.
In 2019, following many years of practising and loving yoga, I qualified as a Hatha Yoga teacher with Diane Lee and the Academy for Yoga Training in Bath.
Working from a traditional Hatha base, I weave in Eden Energy Medicine techniques to balance and align our energy flow, shifting blocked energies and bringing vitality into our bodies. I believe these two practices work amazingly together and I am excited to share this journey with you.
Interweaving breath and movement, Bree's classes find a balance between effort and ease, between strength and stability.
Creating a moving meditation, Bree allows a space for people to connect the mind and body through dynamic movement, breath, and play.
Her accent may give her away as she is originally from Chicago but has been living, practicing, and teaching in the UK for the last four years.
Trained with British Wheel of Yoga Bree teaches Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.
After 6 years in london’s media industry, feeling depleted, I set sail to India to train in Sivananda Yoga, in a beautiful ashram in the Himalayas.
Next stop Buenos Aires, teaching on a rooftop; a very magical way to begin. Back in London, I completed further training with Tara Stiles in Strala Yoga and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli in Pregnancy Yoga. These two women have had a big influence on my Yoga practice.
While pregnant with my daughter, I started a prenatal class & Mum & Baby class at London Fields Yoga. It was a joy to support other women through pregnancy, birth and motherhood.
Dawn has had an ongoing relationship with yoga for over 30 years. Her interest was intensified six years ago after attending Diane Lee's Yoga classes which led to Dawn training as a teacher in the first cohort of the Academy for Yoga Training, Bath.
Dawn encourages her students to find space in postures, breath and mind to provide a balance to the demands of 21st Century living. She has a particular interest in Yin Yoga and enjoys bringing elements of this into all her classes.
Experienced at teaching complete beginners to those who want to complement their chosen sport, Dawn likes her classes to be accessible for all ages, abilities and levels of physical fitness and for students to achieve a sense of joy and well-being.
Esmeralda discovered yoga at the tender age of 12 and has been teaching since 2015. Originally from Winchester, Esmeralda lived in Paris for 10 years and has had the honour to share yoga with diverse students across the world. She is also a certified Thai Yoga Massage therapist and brings this compassionate touch to her hands-on assists and adjustments.
Esmeralda believes that yoga is for everybody and every body, she is a strong advocate for body liberation & loving the skin you're in. Her classes are light-hearted and playful, yet rooted in a deep understanding of biomechanics and safety. They are safe, nurturing spaces in which to bring body, mind & spirit into harmony.
My philosophy is "Yoga for everyone" and I enjoy mixing yoga styles so that I can adapt to the individual needs and level of my students. Together we focus on breathing techniques and movement to improve the flow of “prana” (our life force) which relaxes our body and quietens the mind. We also work on increasing flexibility, for example, releasing tension on lower back muscles and hips.
Having realised the impact practising yoga had on improving my own health and back problems, in 2015 I decided to train as a yoga teacher and deepen my understanding of its many benefits for the body as well as the mind. I am a qualified Ashtanga teacher and my passion for yoga has led me to expand my practise to include flow, Hatha flow and dynamic flow at all levels.
Yoga is a journey of continuous learning and discovery, therefore I continue to develop my knowledge through regular practice and study (training courses) which I can then bring to my classes.
Jessica is a Yoga teacher, personal trainer and holistic therapist, which provides her with an extensive understanding of the body.
Her classes are always suitable for all abilities, through offering different options for each posture, which ensures everyone is able to feel the benefit from their class; whether this is your first Yoga experience or you’re a more practiced Yogi!
Jessica has a calm, encouraging and non judgemental approach to her classes, always with a different approach, a relaxed vibe and little fun too!
My love of Yoga began in 2012. After moving across the country, finding a new home and school for my boys and recovering from a serious illness I was exhausted, stressed, and I was down but not out. I needed to heal.
I found a class in the centre of Bath, just once a week to start with and I began to practice Yoga with Diane Lee. I rapidly started to feel the health benefits. Each class helped me to grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. So much so, it inspired me to train to become a teacher and I competed the Yoga Alliance certified ‘Academy For Yoga Training’ Hatha Yoga 200hr course in September 2018.
As students of Yoga, with all that it has to give us, I will share my love and passion with you on this wonderful healing journey.
Kara has been working as a freelance dancer, choreographer and teacher since graduating in 2002, with a 2:1 BA Hons in Creative Arts: Dance and Visual Arts. Alongside her dance training and career, Kara has been practicing yoga for 11 years over which time her passion and interest to learn more has grown and she then qualified in Vinyasa Flow Hatha Yoga, a style which compliments her dance experience.
Kara aims to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere to her classes as well as challenging and embracing the needs of each individual. In her own practice and teaching she is interested in exploring the connection between Yoga and dance and how each can help tap into the creativity within us. Her experience as a University Dance Lecturer enabled her to become Student Liaison Officer for the Academy for Teacher Training courses.
Katie trained at YMCAfit in Bristol, and teaches Hatha Yoga to all abilities.
She is passionate about sharing the amazing gift of yoga with others, helping them feel the benefits she has experienced from practice.
She encourages every student to take their own journey on the mat, allowing them time in the day to connect mind & body.
I started practising Yoga about 9 years ago after a friend recommended Diane's classes, I was hooked after the first class!
Yoga has become my passion and a vital component in dealing with the stresses and strains of everyday life having suffered from anxiety attacks for many years. Yoga has really helped me to overcome my anxiety and to live a happier life.
I qualified as a yoga teacher in 2019 through the Academy For Yoga Training completing the Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga 200hr course and the 40hr Yin training.
Lyn was a qualified fitness instructor in the 80’s and 90’s before taking up yoga as a hobby in 2000. She has mainly focused on Ashtanga yoga and has practiced Iyengar, Sivananda and Forrest yoga.
Lyn has completed Forrest Yoga teacher training and Advanced Forrest Yoga teacher training with Ana Forrest. She has undertaken the Forrest Mentorship Programme with Forrest Guardian Sandra Heider.
Lyn has assessed students on both the Forrest Yoga Mentorship Programme, and the Academy for Yoga Training, and most recently completed Intensive Ashtanga Yoga teacher training with David Swenson.
I am an enthusiastic and outgoing person who has always enjoyed learning and improving my life and the life of those around me. Discovering the practice of yoga 8 years ago has changed my approach to life and situations completely.
Studying the depths of the practice in India has been the best experience of my whole life (after giving birth to my daughter Penelope of course :) )
I have qualified in Ashtanga but I love mixing the practice up with other poses too to keep my classes fresh and innovative. I love what I do and I love passing it on to my students! There is so much to learn from each other in every class.
Natalie has been teaching yoga for over 10 years and has a wealth of experience in the fitness/health industry. This definitely comes across in her informative and creative style of teaching that enables the student to learn more about themselves so they begin to understand their yoga practice at a deeper level.
Natalie trained with highly regarded Ashtanga teachers David Swenson and John Scott, and her love of Vinyasa Flow, also led her to study with Meghan Currie and Jason Crandell. Natalie to draw the most of out her students as she works to encourage a healthy balance between strength and flexibility to ensure that each practice is safe and well rounded so that everyone's yoga practice lasts them a lifetime.
Robyn comes from a preforming arts and educational background, which shines though in her fun, welcoming and inclusive yoga classes.
Robyn’s style of teaching is dynamic and powerful, taking all the best bits form a variety of different traditional yoga lineages and sprinkling on a touch of modern flow. Robyn makes sure everyone gets all the benefits from yoga without taking themselves too seriously!
My yoga journey started as a teenager when at 14 I started going to weekly classes with my mum. Since then I have practiced Iyengar, Bikram, Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Scaravelli and most recently Ashtanga.
As a teacher I see my role as being sharing my passion and love for yoga with my students and hopefully inspiring them to find their own path with yoga in a safe and welcoming environment.
I have trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and with the Yoga Alliance. I am also looking forward to undertaking Ashtanga teaching training with John Scott in 2017.
Trish has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 25 years, initially as a fitness instructor, then into management, education and marketing work. A knee injury led Trish to yoga about 15 years ago and she went to Diane's classes in Larkhall for years, and she was inspired to become a teacher!
The Yoga bug caught, and Trish did the BWY foundation course and then qualified with Yoga Professionals. Not surprisingly, given her background, Trish's style of yoga incorporates her fitness background. She is passionate about making yoga accessible and fun.