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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...

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...

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

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 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, which includes processing the memberships, planning events, and working closely with Lin on promotional and marketing issues.

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 currently training to become an Iyengar Teacher and we look forward to her teaching at the centre soon.

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Introducing My Yoga Tutor

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After trying all sorts of yoga classes over the years, I went to an Iyengar yoga class run by Lin about 5 years ago. It was exactly what I had been looking for but never found in other schools of yoga taught in the UK! For a start, I have arthritis in my knees and back problems which had caused difficulties for me in other yoga classes. Iyengar yoga (and Lin's training in remedial yoga) has made a huge improvement to my 
mobility. Apart from this, I like the emphasis on yoga as a philosophy and a mental as well as a physical discipline which Iyengar yoga provides. And I've made some really good friends!

Phillipa St George

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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

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01622 685864