YOGA TEACHER I OWNER I DIRECTOR
Kathy's approach to yoga is one that honors the need for individual self study with the aim of improving interpersonal relations and common-unity. Kathy has studied yoga since 1999, with teachers such as Duncan Wong, Shiva Rae, Desiree Rumbaugh, Bikram, Larry Shultz and Iyengar.
Kathy loves all things about yoga, its lifestyle, the way it makes your feel and the desire to always come back to the mat. Kathy was led to yoga like many others to stay fit and feel better in our own bodies. From her very first hot yoga class she was hooked and the rest is history. It was her quest and journey to discover as much as she could about this amazing practice and truly enjoys sharing that love with others. She has owned 3 other yoga studios, is a yearly presentor at Om Yoga Show in both Manchester and London, and Soul Circus Yoga Festival. Kathy also leads yoga certification programs in 200 hour Hot yoga and Vinyasa yoga teacher training & a 300 hour advanced yoga teacher certification. She is highly regarded in the yoga community both here and in the USA , earning the title of senior yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance UK and experienced yoga teacher US, along with being named a yoga elder with the Independant Yoga Network.
Kathy runs a number of trainings and retreats yearly and loves to travel and share her experience and knowledge with others. She is the proud founder of World Yoga Retreats, Yoga University, Therapeutic Yoga and Accessible Chair Yoga. She continues to learn and grow her knowledge in order to enhance the wonderful world of yoga.
She has over 15,000 hours of teaching experience and holds a Sports Yoga Certification, Vinyasa yoga certification, Anusara inspired teacher certification, Hot Yoga certification and a masters degree in Physical Science. Kathy continues to learn and share her knoweldge of yoga- "the journey is the destination..."
Dancer turned Yogi Kyle has been immersed in the performing arts since the age of 9, studying acting, dance and musical theatre. He grew up in Belfast and performed in various shows Combining his outgoing personality and excellent dance training (BA Hons in Dance) he also found his real love in his Yoga practice. With 9 years of teaching experience and through his Yoga training, Kyle loves nothing more than giving back through his teaching and helping others look, move and feel better about themselves. Whether it’s the physical benefits, mindfulness or just a calm and relaxed body and soul Kyle’s dynamic and versatile teaching style suit all levels and needs.
“The best things in life have happened to me through giving back and helping others,”
Luisa Marie Quinn
Luisamarie has training and certification in martial arts, kick boxing and personal training. She has travelled around Spain to share her passion for fitness, helping people reach their goals and truly believes that exercise helps us not only physically, but also mentally. Luisamarie attended her first yoga class with the Black Lotus Intro offer and has been hooked ever since, this experience has been an eye opener to spiritual development, constantly learning and improving her knowledge in a totally different environment. In 2019 Luisamarie received her Hot Yoga Diploma and 200 hour Vinyasa Yoga Certification from Yoga University. She looks forward to teaching others the joy of yoga.
Emma Tuvera Brooke
Emma Tuvera 200hr RYT *Vinyasa Yoga*Rocket Yoga*Hot Yoga* Emma’s yoga journey began after the birth of her second child when she was looking for a way to ease herself back into fitness. She instantly fell in love with the practice and its many challenges and rewards, and has never looked back. With past experience in leading circuit training and Boot camp classes, Emma now mixes her creativity with teaching and enjoys putting her own “twist” on each sequence. She has completed 200hrs teacher training with Yoga University at Black Lotus Yoga. Emma strives to create an uplifting environment in every class. She uses her grounding energy to make everyone feel at ease and comfortable enough to let go. She aspires to guide others with gentle encouragement and to help them reap all the benefits of yoga.
In my early 20s I attended my first Bikram yoga class, looking for a way to keep fit without going to the gym. Walking into the studio the heat hit me like a wall! I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. I found the heat mentally torturous, physically draining and entirely detoxifying. I walked out of the class as though I was floating on air!
A few years later I stumbled across Ashtanga yoga and fell in love with the challenging dynamic flow of rocket and vinyasa and have never looked back.
Yoga for me is not a work-out, it is a work-in. It’s become my sanctuary, allowing me to open my heart pushing myself in ways I could never imagine both on and off the mat.
Soon it became more than the asana, and I wanted to delve deeper into the true path of yoga, studying spiritual scriptures, and Sanskrit.
Yoga is one of my main loves & it changed my life dramatically. I battled depression in my late teens through to my early 20's and yoga has been a huge factor in helping to bring more awareness to my physical, mental and emotional self. Mental health is being discussed a lot more openly now but there is still many that disregard it.
It is a blessing to be able to share the benefits that I have found through Yoga and my intention is to get many more people to at least try Yoga, to open there mind to how it connects you and gets you to feel more.
II am a polyglot with a passion for languages that translates to the human body and the nature of its movement & functionalities. I have been involved in numerous competitions/ shows/ performances from the age of 5, which have led me to have many injuries and even more rehab where I learned the depths of injury prevention and movement/ exercise to tackle these. It is my pleasure to share my experience and knowledge with you.
Friends describe me as loving, intuitive and passionate - I promise to dedicate myself entirely to you and your practice. The warm and inclusive atmosphere we’ve built here at Wild Root Yoga is guaranteed to leave you feeling full of good vibes!
When we practise together, our goal is to make peace with who we are and to love ourselves as we are. The perfect pose will follow with dedication and time. We’ll dive into a broad range of postures, meditations and spiritual learnings - nurturing your body and sharpening your conscience.
Fighting kidney failure at a young age left me feeling stressed and emotionally exhausted. But after years of ups and downs, I discovered yoga and began exploring mindfulness. It changed my whole outlook on life and taught me the joy there is in living!
My calling is to help you to stay happy, healthy & motivated. So, whatever you’re seeking, call or email me today to get started on your journey.