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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Jo Welch - Treasurer
Jo attended her first yoga class in 1999 was instantly hooked, practicing yoga ever since and exploring several different approaches along the way. She qualified as a yoga teacher under Yoga Master Premananda (Steve Harrison) in “The Living Yoga Method™” which weaves the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga into flowing sequences and now teaches gentle yoga at classes in Fair Oak and Eastleigh.
Working for the BBC on live news programmes, Jo loves the peace and balance that yoga brings to her life and aims to spread that feeling to others. Jo enjoys taking the teachings of Yoga into our everyday lives, both on and off the yoga mat, in order to make a deeper connection with our body and mind. Having enjoyed the variety of classes and teachings offered by the SYA for many years she is now pleased to be able to give something back by looking after their accounts.
Jo’s website... Ananda Yoga
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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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Angela Trumper - Event Bookings and Membership
Veronique Dumont - Secretary
Veronique is originally from Canada but has been in the UK for over 6 years now. She has been practising yoga since 2011 where she quickly fell in love and soon established a strong personal practice. Shortly after, she integrated yoga’s philosophy and lifestyle as much off the mat as on and completed her 200h YTT training in Sun power Yoga created by Anne-Marie Newland in London.
Primarily trained and working as an English language teacher, she shares her passion for Yoga in the evenings.
Off the mat, even if quite busy, Veronique enjoys cooking, travelling, learning new skills as well as trying to attend as many events and other classes when she can. Joining SYA was a blessing and she feels very grateful for all that it brings.
Veronique's website ...Vero 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 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.
BA (Hons), Phys Ed Cert, PGCE, E-RYT-500, CYQ-YMCA Dip, MCMA
Raising funds on behalf of Edith Coombes - c/o Piam Brown Ward Southampton
Sarah is passionate about yoga and the benefits it can bring to absolutely everyone that ventures onto the mat. She has been practising regularly for five years with intermittent spells for over twenty. Her love for yoga led her to qualify as a Yoga Teacher on the Yoga Alliance Professionals 200 hour Teacher Training course in 2019.
If Sarah’s not practising yoga you can most likely find her in her garden, having outdoor adventures or listening to music and podcasts. She is committed to environmental issues and fascinated by how we can improve our health and wellbeing through yoga and other related modalities.
Sarah is looking forward to connecting with other Yoga teachers and being part of the SYA community.
Hazel has been practising Yoga for 15 years and her weekly practice developed from an opportunity to relax and find calm to a passion and a way life, and she completed her 200h YTT in 2020.
She is passionate about movement for physical and mental wellbeing. She weight trains regularly and likes to weave elements of her gym work into her Yoga flow. She firmly believes that Yoga is for everyone and that the magic lies in making time for yourself and for movement and relaxation in a non-judgmental environment.
When she’s not on her mat you may find her walking with Phoebe her whippet, reading a good book, creating something on her sewing machine or enjoying the sunflowers in the Charente-Maritime, France.
Hazel’s website www.hazelmairyoga.com
Email Hazel at email@example.com
Natalie's’s website www.yogarise.co.uk