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Jo, owner and founder of Funshine Yoga and manager for the Lake View Studio for all mums, teens, tweens, children, tots and baby classes.

I’m a qualified advanced baby/toddler yoga teacher with Birthlight and a children’s yoga/yoga dance instructor with the Young Yogis Academy. I’m also a qualified and Ofsted registered Nanny and I have been working with and supporting families for more than twenty years. I discovered yoga when I was working as Lucy’s Nanny (owner of Crawley Yoga Studios) and it very fast became my passion combining my love of children and yoga together!

I have been offering baby, children’s and mums yoga classes in Crawley, East Grinstead and Forest Row since 2015.

I look forward to welcoming you to my sessions!

Amber has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. She has trained with Ruth White, a long-term student of B.K.S Iyengar and more recently with Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga. Her approach is nuanced and based on extensive training in both asana and somatic sensory awareness work. Having three children herself, Amber is well placed to guide parents through a sequence that is both supportive and fluid to allow for the demands of little people! Floor work and standing postures are incorporated to encourage stability and ease in the body. To cultivate a meditative presence in the midst of life's vicissitudes is the heart of yoga for the parent. Expect to build a strong core and greater vitality.

Amber will be leading our Baby Friendly Postnatal class and Yoga Mamas “Stay & Play” Sessions!

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Kate,

I am a mum, yoga and dance teacher and yoga teacher trainer. I have been practicing yoga for over 20 years and working as a movement educator since 2001. As well as teaching adults I also teach yoga and dance in schools. I have a 500-hour teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga, and certificates in teaching post-natal and children’s yoga.

My classes are calm, nurturing environments where parents and children can move and learn breathing and relaxation techniques to help manage stress as well as strengthen and stretch the body. Yoga is about noticing your body rather than striving to achieve a goal and by using this kind and mindful approach I help people connect with both their own needs and those around them.

I will be leading mum & baby yoga and family yoga sessions and can’t wait to meet you.

Magdalena is passionate about yoga and mindfulness. She has been practising yoga for a few years now and is currently training to become a qualified yoga teacher. She loves children and worked as a teacher for many years. She has a three-year-old daughter, Amy, with whom she has attended pregnancy yoga, then baby massage and baby yoga, and finally toddler yoga and pre-school yoga with Funshine Yoga. She believes everyone can benefit from yoga as it improves balance and overall well-being. She is friendly, open-minded and happy to chat about anything.

Magda can’t wait to welcome you to Lake View Studio and to the Yoga Mamas play area.

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Katie, owner and founder of Blissful Bébé.

I started on this journey to support parents and their relationships with their babies when I became a mother myself 6 years ago and realised the importance of these early years of parenting and childhood. I offer baby massage, baby yoga and family story massage courses that are all focused on quality bonding time with your baby as well as a space to be nourished yourself.

I am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor with the International Association of Infant Massage, a Baby Yoga Instructor with Birthlight, a Story Massage Instructor (Best Practice Award) and a trained volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporter. I discovered yoga when I was pregnant and haven't looked back since! I love my work and am passionate about empowering parents and listening to babies. I am also trying my best to protect our planet for the sake of our next generations and so avoid plastic and waste wherever possible on my courses, choosing the best quality products available e.g. organic oils, glass bottles, metal lids etc.

I look forward to welcoming you to my sessions!

Andi trained to teach YogaDance for children in 2016 with the Young Yogis Academy. She is fully insured and DBS checked and has previously worked in Art Therapy, Dance, Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, Childcare and Community Development. She is currently training to teach Yoga to adults and is studying an MA in Dance Anthropology.

She has a passion for storytelling and is proud Mamma to three beautiful children.

Andi will be leading our Tweens and Teens weekly Classes and looks forward to welcoming you to the Studio.

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Lou qualified as a Teen Yoga instructor in October 2018, and has been running workshops & Teen Yoga classes for young adults in schools & venues in Sussex & Surrey; as a secondary school teacher and trainee adult yoga teacher, Lou believes that yoga practise is an inclusive and validating experience for young people. Lou has experienced first-hand the effects of continuous stress that today’s society places upon young people; her workshops and Teen Yoga classes enables young adults to find ways in which to manage feelings of anxiety commonly associated with adolescence growth and learn functional movement which helps to calm and strengthen the mind as well as the body.

Lou will be offering some amazing Teen Yoga Workshops and looks forward to meeting you.

Treya is a swimming teacher and a lifeguard. She loves children, and is delighted to support mums by playing with their children while they do yoga.

In September she is going off to Uni to study Therapeutic Physiology. She wants to learn more about child development and gain the skills to support families to love and thrive.

You will find Treya having fun in the Yoga Mamas play area.

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Kim trained to teach YogaDance for children in 2019 with the Young Yogis Academy. She is fully insured and DBS checked. Kim has previously worked in childcare and currently volunteers at the Forest Row preschool as well as assisting in a children’s street break dance class. Kim has trained in Reiki and Tibetan Bowl sound healing and has previously acted with a locally based theatre company.

She is a passionate singer and devoted Mum to her two children.

Kim very much looks forward to working with the 8-10-year age group.

Hi, my name is Izzy and I am a children’s Yoga teacher at Lake View Studio. I’m delighted to be part of this fantastic studio and share the magical benefits of Yoga with the younger yogis! I’ve taught Yoga to children for the last 4 years and loved every moment. I have taught at local nursery’s, pre-schools, and extra-curricular clubs. I’m always blown away by how well children respond to ancient Yoga techniques and I really can’t recommend it enough. The benefits of a Yoga practise for children are endless and I urge all children to take part. Alongside teaching Yoga, I perform at children’s birthday parties and attend Drama school.

Izzy can’t wait to meet you!

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