Meet our expert retreat team
Sally Parkes: Yoga, pre & post natal yoga and Pilates
The Hacienda, Spain: 13th - 19th June 2015 and 5th - 11th September 2015
Florence House: 6th - 8th March 2015, 10th - 12th July 2015 and 13th -15th November 2015
Brooklands Barn: 5-7th December 2014
Anna Smith: Hatha and Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Paula Hines: Hatha and Restorative Yoga
Her commitment to studying yoga as a teacher and student is ongoing. Paula greatly enjoys learning from students and is eternally grateful to all the teachers she has had the good fortune to practise and study with. Paula is also a writer with script-writing credits for the BBC. She is currently penning a monthly column for OM Yoga Magazine and the ‘Yoga 101’ blog for Urban Lucy, for whom she is also an ambassador. Paula is also a senior teacher and lecturer on Sally Parkes' 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Paula will be teaching on the following retreats:
Tilton House: 10th - 12th October 2014.
Florence House: 6th - 8th March 2015, 10th - 12th July 2015 and 13th - 15th November 2015
Liz Downes: Yoga and Pilates
Lizs' teaching draws on many influences over the years and Liz has her own down to earth style based on her experience in Classical and Modified Pilates practice as well as workshops with physiotherapists. After teaching in the fitness industry for twelve years, teaching a whole range of classes from Body Balance to Zumba, Liz has now come back to where she started, with Hatha Yoga. She chose to train with Laxmi Yoga as Sally Parkes' thorough yet informal approach matched her own style of teaching.
Liz finds using flowing sequences helps to focus the mind and provide a challenging and comprehensive workout for the whole body. She believes Yoga is always a journey, within each individual asana and within our practice itself. There is always more to give, more to release and more to learn. Yoga is an ancient and enduring tradition, we practice to learn and to grow - the arrival will always be on the horizon.
Jo Tison, Yoga and Reiki
"I completed my 200 RTY Yoga Alliance USA in Rishikesh, India where I fully immersed myself in India and the traditional Yoga culture. I also qualified as a Reiki Master in India. I love working with energy and see a great importance in recognising that everything is a vibration of energy and by aiding the flow of energy through our Chakras and bodies we can notice a number of improvements at various levels"
Jo works from the heart to share yoga and Reiki and works on the basis that everybody is different, due to individual past experience, wearing emotions in our bodies and having dominating Chakras and varied lifestyles we experience a different world to each other through our minds and bodies. By working in this way Jo offers a bespoke experience to her clients.
Jo will be teaching at the following retreats:
Jo Poxon: Beauty and Holistic Therapist, BABTAC
"With nearly 20 years experience in the industry, my philosophy has always been simple...to realise each and every client is different and to provide a personal service that will make you feel special. I enjoy meeting new people and being able to practice at these yoga retreats when you are in such a tranquil and relaxed environment helps me to work to my full potential and deliver to you not just a treatment but an experience." Jo Poxon.
Jo uses a combination of products including Dermalogica products as well as beautifully blended oils by Tisserand for massage.