SYA Committee

Julia Linclau - Chair

Julia has been practising yoga for 20 years and has been an SYA member for 10 years. She qualified as a yoga teacher with Yogacampus in 2018, becoming SYA Chair shortly after qualifying. She combines teaching yoga with her part time job as an accountant.


She loves SYA for the community spirit and the adventure of experiencing a wide variety of tutors.


Off the mat Julia walks and cycles in the great outdoors and plays with her jazz band. 


Julia's website .. Juli Yoga

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Sara Wilson - Treasurer

Sara has been a member of SYA for 14 years and was elected treasurer in 2016.  Her aspirations to be a yoga teacher go back at least 20 years, and these were finally realised in 2018 when she qualified.


Sara feels that she has benefited enormously from the SYA community and looks forward to it continuing to prosper and evolve.


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Verity Reynolds - Event Bookings and Membership

Verity has been practising yoga for almost 20 years and has been a member of SYA for almost 10 years. 


She enjoys being the booking secretary for SYA which she has done for the last two years. 


She loves attending the monthly sessions (slightly fewer than she used to as she now has two small children!) as she enjoys experiencing a wide range of teachers and spending time with others who enjoy practising yoga. 


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Jackie Cheng - Secretary

Jackie is a qualified yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals since 2018 when she also became a SYA member.


She works as a busy full time GP and has practised yoga regularly to help with balance and resilience for the last 10 years. 


She also loves the adventure of exploring the world, trying her hand at cooking new recipes and when time allows dabbles with playing piano.


She is pleased to be part of the SYA team as Secretary, helping to bring together like minded souls for invigorating and enlightening varied yoga experiences!


Jackie's website ...Chi Yoga

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Anne Gibson - Events Publicity

Anne has been practising yoga for over 25 years and qualified with the Inner Yoga Trust in 2008. She is a passionate advocate of yoga as essentially a meditative pathway towards developing awareness of body and mind, and has moved increasingly towards a Scaravelli-inspired style of yoga.

She joined SYA about 8 years ago and believes strongly in its eclectic, open and friendly ethos.

Off the mat she is a keen gardener and allotmenteer who also draws, paints, writes, cooks, knits and sews and, since retirement from academic librarianship, loves being involved with the elderly as a volunteer.

Julia Chilcott-Coombes

Julia has been an SYA member for over 10 years. Julia is a yogi with many years’ experience. Julia considers herself a lifelong student of Yoga. Her journey so far has included teacher training with Ashtanga school of Yoga, Mysore, The Sivananda Centre, Neyyar Dam, Kerala and CYQ YMCA Level 3 Diploma as well as recently qualifying as an Ayurveda Consultant. Julia also enjoys the playfulness of regular Acro-yoga sessions.


Julia is passionate about sharing the joy of combining the practice of the traditions of yoga and the science of Ayurveda and regularly teaches courses on this.


Off the mat Julia combines her love of yoga with a fulltime teaching job, Ballroom and Latin dancing and makes sure she has lots of timespent sharing the joy of being a grandmother to five lovely grandchildren, who also all enjoy yoga.

Julia Chilcott-Coombes

BA (Hons), Phys Ed Cert, PGCE, E-RYT-500, CYQ-YMCA Dip, MCMA

Tel: 07854162937

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