Derekthedog Yoga Teachers

☀️Our wonderful team of experienced and dedicated teachers

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Fran Allen
Whether dynamic or restorative Fran's unique classes are safe, informed, focused, breath-based and meditative. A co-founder of DerektheDog Yoga Centre, her teaching is deeply inspired by and rooted in the source of the ancient Indian yogic practices on all aspects of joyful living and well being. Fran has been teaching yoga since 1996 and in Exeter since 2002 her yoga classes including hatha, ashtanga vinyasa, very gentle, yin flows, pregnancy Yoga, chair yoga and meditation. Spent 12+ years living in Asia working, teaching, studying and travelling extensively. Fran received direct one-to-one instruction in the Yogic tradition of direct oral transmission from Guru to disciple. She received teachings in this way directly from three Yoga masters in India. For several years Fran has also been a practitioner of Tantric Buddhism, and received teachings, initiations and empowerments directly from Lama Olé Nydahl and H.H.17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje. As a lifelong practitioner Fran feels inspired to share her wealth of knowledge and direct experience, influenced by the teachings of Sadhguru, Patanjali, Krishnamacharya, Ashtanga Vinyasa. Fran has a dedicated sadhana taught by Sadhguru from the Isha Foundation. She is also a certified British Wheel of Yoga teacher and specialises in trauma responsive yoga.
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Andrea Durant
Andrea shares a compassionate, holistic approach to Yoga. She currently teaches in Exeter & for the 'Life Centre' in London. Her teaching is influenced by Ashtanga Vinyasa, Swami Satyananda, Kundalini & Buddhist Studies. Andrea has a an extensive wealth of knowledge and experience & has been teaching for 30+. She was the first teacher to bring Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to Exeter in 2001. She currently runs Mindfulness course & teaches on The Devon School of Yoga, foundation and teacher training courses. Andrea teaches a weekly zoom class on Mondays 10-11:30am. Email for zoom code.
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Martha Chester
Having practiced Yoga for more than 20 years, I have felt the positive effect it has had on my body - more importantly - my mind. It has woken me up to a world of self-healing and spiritual abundance. I completed my Kundalini Training Level 1 and 2 between 2007-2010 and am now part of the worldwide Kundalini Yoga teacher training team, running Level 1 Teacher Training programmes here in Devon. I'm passionate about teaching Yoga to teenagers and adults alike.
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Graham Bidwell
Graham is a local practitioner, student & teacher of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Qualified under Martha Chester & The Amrit Nam Saravar Yoga School. He discovered yoga over 10 years ago as a way of managing stress & the positively transformative effects. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantra & relaxation. This combination brings awareness, strengthens mind & body, & breaks free from limited beliefs & fears. Something for everyone, regardless of age, fitness, occupation & experience.
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Caroline Burgess
Caroline trained as a teacher with the Devon School of Yoga 500hrs and her background is in alternative therapies, crystal healing, flower essences, shamanic healing, colour therapy and mindfulness practice. She began her own journey in 2000, enjoying the process of learning and sharing. Caroline teaches Holistic Hatha Yoga and integrates asana, flow, breath, mantra, mudra, pranayama and visualisation. Live and zoom classes on Friday mornings 10:00-11:15am.
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Leah Edwards
Leah completed her 500hr Yoga teacher training with the Devon School of Yoga.
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Saghar Nasrien Amozgar
Saghar is Persian in origin and arrived to the UK in 2000 after 8 years of study in India, completing her PhD in Psychology and her journey of discovery into yoga, meditation, and traditional ayurvedic massage.
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Alice Chapman
Alice is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher with a personal interest in pre and post-natal yoga and also yoga for women’s health.
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Wendy Brooking
Wendy teaches Scaravelli Yoga .
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Duncan Hulin
Duncan is the principal teacher, founder & director of The Devon School of Yoga.