MCY Teachers

Teacher: Judi Farrell

Judi Farrell

What began as a class taken once a week in the local sports centre has become a passion and a way of life.

After starting a new job and enduring six months of sleepless nights Judi attended her first yoga class – an act of desperation! In a very short time her weekly yoga class worked its magic, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety.

Further workshops inspired Judi to seek to deepen her practice and understanding of yoga by enrolling in the Yoga Scotland Foundation Course. Gradually yoga became more than just something to be done in a weekly class.

On completion of the course Judi was so eager to continue her yoga journey she enrolled on CYS teacher training at Chi Yoga School, Glasgow. It was here Judi's enthusiasm for Ashtanga yoga was ignited – the flow of breath and movement, the discipline of a challenging sequence and the respect and humility that comes from practicing in an ancient tradition.

Judi owns and runs MCY and is a Senior Teacher on the CYS Teacher Training Programme. She has been practicing yoga for 16 years and spent three months of practice and study at the KPJYRI in Mysore, India in 2012.

For more information please contact Judi on info@merchantcityyoga.com / 0141 255 0689

Teacher: Anna Daintrey

Anna Daintrey

Anna has been practising yoga for over 7 years, coming from a dance background.She recently completed the Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training Course with Chi & Co and is keen to share the wonderful things she has learnt.

Anna is interested in using yoga to live in tune with nature, combat stress and unite the mind, body and spirit. Yoga has transformed her life and it can transform yours!

Contact:email: yogawithanna@yahoo.co.uk tel: 07866 446284

Teacher: Alanna Dearden

Alanna Dearden

Alanna first discovered yoga and meditation practice whilst backpacking through India and Nepal in 2001. On settling in Glasgow in 2002 she found June Mitchell’s Ashtanga class at the Chi Yoga Centre, and was instantly drawn to this dynamic, graceful practice which synchronizes breath and movement.

In 2009 she qualified as a Yoga Alliance accredited teacher under the tuition of June Mitchell and Julie Hanson of CYS (RYS 200). In the same year she completed training with Amanda Reid of Samadhi Family Yoga (New Zealand) to teach Yoga for Pregnancy and Birth, and Yoga for Post Natal and Infants in 2011.  Alanna has particular interest mindfulness based interventions and in 2007 she completed a 7 day professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine led by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD & Saki Santorelli EdD, MA. Alanna’s personal practice and teaching continues to be deeply influenced by mindfulness meditation. She regularly attends workshops held by international yoga teachers to continue to develop her personal practice, and is always learning with an open heart.

Alanna is a mother of two energetic boys and is deeply grateful for the gift that sustained yoga practice has provided in helping her cultivate compassion and humour through the adventures of motherhood!

Yoga has allowed Alanna to become more deeply connected to life, far reaching beyond the mat. The practice offers her a more meaningful way of being in the world, which allows daily life to be more grounding, enriching and joyful. The transformative nature of regular yoga practice continues to inspire Alanna to create an environment for others to learn from their own unique experience of yoga one breath at a time.

Teacher: Angela Meiklem

Angela Meiklem

Angela started her yoga journey in 2003 and was instantly hooked on the light, open feeling that it gave to both her body and mind.

In 2008 she graduated from Chi Yoga School with her teaching qualification (Yoga Alliance), keen to share the benefits of yoga practice with others. Angela was also awarded her 'Yoga for Kids and Families' teaching qualification from Rainbow Kids in 2011.

With experience of both Hatha and Ashtanga yoga styles Angela appreciates the benefits that a knowledge of various teachings offers. In 2011 she added to this a love of aerial yoga realising that there is even more fun to be had in the world of yoga!

She has had the pleasure of experiencing many teachers' styles including Julie Hanson, June Mitchell, David Swenson, Paul Dallaghan, David Keil, James Boag and David Sye.

Angela says:"It is my aim to spread the message that yoga is for everyone – no matter how flexible or inflexible!"

Teacher: Jilly Walsh

Jilly Walsh

Jilly began practicing Yoga in 1999 and in 2007 she enrolled for teacher training at the Chi Yoga School. There, Jilly was taught under the exceptional tuition and guidance of Julie Hanson and June Mitchell. Jilly’s class is Vinyasa and Seasonal Flow - designed to invigorate, strengthen and sculpt the body and mind by combining postures into a flow & rhythmic sequence. The practice promotes overall wellbeing, flexibility, vitality and stress release. The aim and focus of the class is to attain a higher level of health and fitness.