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Sumiya has been practising various forms of yoga for many years.

 

She is a fully qualified and certified Yoga teacher and completed her teacher training with Paul Dallaghan at the Centrered Yoga Institute in Koh Samui, Thailand in 2010. Sumiya was teaching yoga in Sydney until her return to the UK in March 2012.

 

Sumiya's training is in ashtanga vinyasa yoga, a dynamic form of yoga that moves through a series of postures in a meditative way. She continues to practice and explore this form of yoga with leading ashtanga teachers from around the world.

 

Sumiya's teaching is based on the ashtanga method but often adopts a gentler approach as required. She also has a keen interest in the philosophy of yoga and enjoys chanting and meditation.

 

Before training to teach yoga, Sumiya was a lawyer in London and Sydney. Through this she brings a genuine understanding of the pressures of a corporate environment and the importance of time out.

 

Love & Lentils started as Sumiya's travel blog in 2010. The idea was that if love and lentils could be found in each place she visited, there would be enough to survive and to thrive. She did both and had a wonderful journey of exploration through Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.

 

 

Rosie first practised yoga 20 years ago but really fell in love with it 10 years ago when she began to have a regular practice and realised how much good it was doing her on and off the mat.

 

Rosie completed the British Wheel of Yoga and Yoga Alliance accredited Triyoga Teacher Training with Anna Ashby and Joey Miles.

 

Her own practice is Ashtanga and this influences her style of teaching although she firmly believe in adopting a gentler approach when required and on clarity and sound alignment. She teaches in a down-to-earth and open manner and feels that a sense of humour is a great friend to have along in the yoga class.

 

When she is not teaching or practicing yoga, Rosie can be found looking after her son, wrestling with the veggie plot or walking the dog on the Downs.

 

 

 

Somewhat of a yoga nomad, Gaye has practiced yoga for many years starting with Bikram yoga. Yoga made complete sense to her body and mind and over the following years She has moved through many styles of practice including Iyengar and Astanga. When Gaye finally decided to take her practice further it felt serendipitous that she stumbled across Baptiste Yoga - which oddly is a combination of the principles of all three.

 

"The edge is the point in every pose when you are still within your capacities but are challenging yourself to go just a bit farther. Stepping up to this edge & daring to leap is how you break through and thus find new ways of being " Baron Baptiste.

 

For Gaye, it is about stepping on to your mat and allowing yourself to truly be in the moment - letting go of resistance, of thoughts, fears and judgement and staying open to what comes up on the mat.

 

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