Yoga Teacher/Founder- Zoe Taylor
Beginning her yoga practice in 2010, Zoe traveled extensively through Europe, Australia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal building on her experience and understanding of the benefits of yoga not only to herself but those who choose to practice with her. Zoe’s classes include a strong Vinyasa flow for those looking for a dynamic, creative, sweaty, physical practice. Hatha Yoga which delves into the tradition of yoga as medicine for the body and mind. Yin as a grounded, deep, therapeutic, mindful release of the joints and connective tissue. Yin Yang to balance out the energies of change and consistency, busy-ness and stillness, holding on and letting go. All of the practices incorporate, philosophy for the body, mind and spirit helping you along your journey on and off the yoga mat.
Yoga Teacher- Juliana Schmuke
Juliana started her yoga journey 10 years ago in Sydney, Australia and has been practising, learning, and teaching yoga ever since. Originally from New Zealand, Juliana offers an engaging, challenging, fun, and enthusiastic teaching style which radiates positive energy and warmth from the moment you step into her class. Juliana’s vinyasa classes always focus on the importance of alignment, mindfulness, and breath, and getting back to the foundations of the practice. Expect strong, well-paced classes creatively sequenced to a a mixture of traditional and not so traditional music. No two classes will ever be the same.
Yoga Teacher- Deepa Bidd
Deepa is a certified 300hr Forrest Yoga Teacher, an Advanced Clinical and Remedial Massage Therapist and Reflexologist. She is currently completing a 500hr advanced teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. Deepa has worked with a range of people from all walks of life: new mums, people with cancer and terminal illness, people who have suffered physical and emotional trauma. Deepa’s experience and ongoing training has helped to develop an intuitive sense for locating restrictions in the body where, often, there is an emotional aspect attached. Her sessions focus on improving body awareness and creating more space and freedom in the body.
Yoga Teacher- Kit Emilson
At Ministry of Yoga Kit teaches a creative dynamic Strong Slow Flow yoga where the transitions are as important as the positions, and where each class usually differ from the other. Kit also practices the Slow Living Lifestyle; Slow Food, Slow Travel, Slow Yoga;”back to the roots”. In a Slow Yoga class, we combine deep and slow breath with slow transitions and repetitive movements. Slow Yoga is a grounded, focused and meditative yoga. Kit has practiced yoga for more than 15 years. She is a RYT200 Yoga Alliance teacher, trained with True North Vinyasa. Kit, who is a Swede living in Lisbon, has a background in banking and she is a registered district nurse. Besides teaching at Ministry of Yoga, and at studios in Sweden, Kit is a partner in Simplyrewind.com.’
Yoga Teacher Carolina Castro
Carolina is originally from Portugal. Her yoga journey began in 2016 when she tried her first Vinyasa class with Marta Metrass in Koh Phangan. She easily acknowledged the benefits of yoga went beyond the physical body. After 18months of intensive daily practice she went to Mexico to take the 200Hr Teacher Training, credited by Yoga Alliance at Yandara School.
At the end of 2018 she traveled to Bali, Indonesia to teach at Down to Earth Retreat hosted by Irene Ciuci and Lisa Quarticelli. In Bali she had the chance to practice yoga with the best teachers in the world and attending to several healing therapies and workshops, helping her build her own unique teaching style. Carolina has been a teacher at MoY since September 2018.
Yoga Teacher Lena Sundermeier
Since 2004 Lena has worked as a gym & group fitness instructor as well as personal trainer and sports therapist. In 2012 she discovered Ashtanga yoga which she felt was strongly linked with her idea of a balanced mindset and healthy body.
As her interest grew she decided to practice at the source of Ashtanga yoga in Mysore, India at the Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute to deepen her practice and learn more about the philosophy of yoga. Since then she follows the path of Ashtanga yoga, traveling back to India whenever she can and likes to share the beauty of this yoga tradition through her teachings.