The owner and founder of Flexi Soul Yoga, Nicky has been practising yoga intermittently since studying Dance and Drama at university. Nicky felt particularly drawn to the benefits of yoga whilst teaching in secondary schools and found the practice invaluable after having two small children! After completing the 200hrs Yoga Alliance certificate for teaching, she has taught in many differing venues, from studios in Cardiff to school halls. Nicky also holds certification with Cosmic Kids children’s yoga which enables her to teach 2-12-year olds and frequently offers workshops to schools. In addition, Nicky is qualified to teach Yin yoga, plus pregnancy yoga, post-natal and Mum and baby yoga having gained Yoga Alliance PYT Certificate. Nicky is also currently undertaking her advanced teacher training.
The classes aim to provide a warm, friendly environment without judgment – yoga is for everybody!
Ceri Elms is a Daisy Foundation Perinatal Educator offering Daisy Birthing classes and Active Birth Preparation Workshops. Ceri provides continuous perinatal support and perinatal education to mums and families in Abergavenny, Brecon and Crickhowell. Daisy Birthing classes and Active Birth workshops offer practical birth preparation, including effective techniques, birth positions, breathing and evidence-based education for labour, and relaxation and gentle movements to promote a more comfortable pregnancy.
Ceri is a trained breastfeeding peer supporter, a mum, positive birth advocate, a ‘tell me a good birth story’ birth buddy and a freelance TV producer, festival manager, and writer, contributing articles to upcoming editions of the Positive Wellbeing Zine for mums. She will be adding baby and postnatal classes as a full continuity of care throughout your pregnancy, labour and motherhood journey in the New Year.
Hello, I am Hannah, a yoga teacher from Llanover, Abergavenny. I have been practising yoga for 3 years and have been amazed by the physical and mental benefits. My classes are Vinyasa based with an Ashtanga Vinyasa influence. All my classes focus on alignment, technique, full body strengthening and connecting to the breath. We move through Sun Salutations, Asana sequences, and relaxation to close. I love to think of my own practice as a mini mindful discovery and this reflects in my classes. So whether you are completely new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all are very welcome. It would be lovely to meet you.
I first found yoga in 2006 when I was struggling to sleep after starting University. Since then I have returned to my practice after having my two children, each time with a slightly different body. I have learnt that whilst our relationship with our bodies may change throughout our lifetime, we can always find a way to honour and appreciate them for what they do for us, every single day. Through my teaching I aim to bring ease and mobility to the body, building strength and flexibility. My Yin Yoga classes focus largely on the lower body. In this slow, mediative class we hold postures for a few minutes, finding a place of stillness and grounding. I aim to create an environment where there are no expectations, of yourself or your body. Yoga is for everybody and everybody. I value each and every person who joins my class and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Hello, I’m Carolyne. My yoga journey started years back when I found myself living in Dubai trying to cope with a very fast paced lifestyle. Life as a writer in the Advertising world was fun, furious, a riot if you will… but increasingly wearing, so I turned to yoga as a way to bring back some balance. I walked into my first Hatha class and never looked back. For more than a decade now I have loved exploring the many styles and benefits of yoga from Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Budokon, to Hatha and Yin. Fast forward a few years (and a small child), proudly I have made the transition from student to Hatha teacher. Now I am looking forward to bringing a steady, flowing Hatha practice to the studio that’s accessible to everyone. Think ‘breath, body and mind’.