Yoga Teachers – Meet The Team

Our team of yoga teachers are all certified and insured to teach Iyengar Yoga. All teachers work at the centre here in Maidstone as self-employed practitioners.

Lin Craddock

Yoga Teacher

Having studied and practised Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years, Lin’s passion and dedication for the subject is matched only by her knowledge and ability as a teacher. Lin has qualified as a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher and continues her...

Having studied and practised Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years, Lin's passion and dedication for the subject is matched only by her knowledge and ability as a teacher. Lin has qualified as a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher and continues her studies making regular trips to India.  

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Leo Bunyard

Yoga Teacher

Leo is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. She takes the foundation and beginner classes at the centre here in Maidstone, and also teaches around the Ashford area. Her interaction and intuitive communication skills bring a mature and caring approach to her teaching.

Leo is a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher. She takes the foundation and beginner classes at the centre here in Maidstone, and also teaches around the Ashford area. Her interaction and intuitive communication skills bring a mature and caring approach to her teaching.  

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Wendy Newell

Yoga Teacher

Wendy has been practising Iyengar yoga for over 20 years, and teaching it for the last 10. She is a certified intermediate teacher whose classes are clear, precise, and enjoyable.

Sam Davies

Yoga Teacher

Practising for over 15 years, Sam’s relaxed and friendly approach brings a special element to her teaching. Sam is passionate about the subject and teaches at an intermediate level.

Practising for over 15 years, Sam's relaxed and friendly approach brings a special element to her teaching. Sam is passionate about the subject and teaches at an intermediate level.

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Erika Hanna

Yoga Teacher

Erika’s wonderful charm and warmth of character comes across in her teaching. Erika’s classes are good fun and full of energy, she currently runs a monthly workshop on a Wednesday morning. Erika travels to India regularly and has been practising...

Erika's wonderful charm and warmth of character comes across in her teaching. Erika's classes are good fun and full of energy, she currently runs a monthly workshop on a Wednesday morning. Erika travels to India regularly and has been practising yoga for over 25 years.

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Tom Payne

Yoga Teacher

Tom has been practising Iyengar Yoga for over 10 years and has now qualified as an Introductory Teacher. Tom’s calm and caring approach creates an ideal environment for new students to learn Iyengar Yoga.

Tom has been practising Iyengar Yoga for over 10 years and has now qualified as an Introductory Teacher. Tom's calm and caring approach creates an ideal environment for new students to learn Iyengar Yoga.

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Anna Torikian

Yoga Teacher and Admin

Anna arrived at the studio on the first day of opening and has been here ever since! Anna plays a key role in the centre, and runs the administrative side of things. Her passion for Iyengar yoga inspires her, and her wish is for everyone to be able to experience all of the benefits that regular practice of yoga can bring to enhance your life. Anna is an Introductory Teacher, with 10 years practice and experience of Iyengar yoga, having been taught by Lin.

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I have practised Hatha yoga on and off for about 12 years (more off than on normally!) and have attended about 6 different classes in various places with but have never enjoyed the yoga as much as i am now. I feel very at ease in the class. Lin creates a lovely atmosphere where no-one feels inhibited (in previous classes i have felt pressure to get it right by very serious and somewhat overbearing teachers!). Lin explains things very well and the demonstrations really help to see exactly what i should be doing.

Jo McAuley

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PUNE FEBRUARY 2017 At the end of January a friend and I set off for RIMYI, the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India and the home of the Iyengar family.  Although this was our...

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Contact the Maidstone Yoga Centre

You can contact us via the enquiry form below, which goes straight to our customer service team, or you can use any of the following methods:

Visit us at:

3 The Broadway

Maidstone, Kent ME16 8PS

Call us on:

01622 685864