Lorraine's background has always been in health and wellbeing. Training in Glasgow as a general nurse and then leaving the profession to bring up her family. Her Passion with yoga began twenty years ago when she discovered ashtanga yoga and began to dig deeper into yoga and all its amazing benefits. Fascinated with how synchronising movement and breath can bring equilibrium to the body took her down the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga and then onto taking the plunge and becoming a qualified yoga teacher. Lorraine came across HotYoga some years back and quickly became an avid fan and wanted to share how amazing it can make you feel with regular practice. "Yoga has been my absolute anchor when things have got rocky in my life, I simply couldn't survive without it" Lorraine is a qualified Health & Wellness Coach, Yoga Teacher, Holistic Therapist, Aromatherapist and is is the creator of the therapeutic 'Shen Facial' which she has developed over a number of years. She is also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Recently Lorraine has qualified as an Oxygen Advantage Instructor, teaching the amazing benefits of Breathing Techniques to help with anxiety, stress and athletic performance.
EVITA TARACKOVA - YOGA TEACHER
I began practicing yoga 5 years ago after I first moved to Scotland. At first, after moving, I felt like I’d been thrown out of my comfortable little rowing boat and into entirely unknown and unsettled waters. Gradually Yoga became a bigger and bigger part of my life. Eventually, I am finding myself here - on the mat at Yogabodi and I am hoping I can use the experience of my own voyage to help steer a course for the Yoga journeys of fellow Yogis. When I started, my yoga practise was purely physical, nobody ever mentioned yogic principles of Yoga or maybe they did but I wasn't ready to listen. Sometimes being your best self comes easily, sometimes it's a wee bit of a struggle...or is it? Apart from yoga I love plants and gardening - I would quite happily live in a greenhouse! With kindness and friendliness - Namaste
CATRIONA McFARLANE - YOGA TEACHER
Before discovering Hot Yoga (or any kind of yoga!), I’d always had a preconceived idea that yoga was for sexy, sporty, bendy types - which I, most definitely, was not. One of my favourite things about teaching is being able to encourage those who are yet to discover and reap the benefits of the mind-body connection. Yoga is for everyone and I feel it is my job to help break down barriers for those who perhaps feel as intimidated as I once did.
I like to approach my classes with an spirit of curiosity without force and observance without judgement. Consistent practice remind us that life is a continuous journey with no end game and it is up to the individual to decide what his/her body needs in the present moment.
After two and a half years of developing my personal practice, I decided to undertake teacher training with the Absolute Yoga Academy in Thailand. It was here that I picked up my mantra for life both inside and outside the studio: “Never let a stumble in the road be the end of your journey.”