MEET THE TEACHERS
Madeline Diaz Meiners – Founder/Manager
I discovered my passion for Yoga in Argentina, while running a dance and percussion school in Buenos Aires. Having developed my skills through personal practice, and learning first-hand the benefits of Yoga physically, spiritually and mentally, I discovered this was my true vocation. I returned back to the UK to embark on a three year intensive 500hr YTTC teacher training course at The Mandala Yoga Ashram. I trained in the practice and philosophy of Satyananda Style Yoga, including Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathing), Meditation, and Yoga Nidra. I teach a wide range of styles from the traditional Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, to Mother and Baby and Pregnancy Yoga and even Yoga in Chairs.
Mind and Body Yoga was established in 2014, and as my experience grew, so did my classes and student base. In March 2015 I opened The Hot Yoga Studio in Adlington, and sought the help of the best teachers, who travel long distances each week, to assist with the studios ever increasing popularity and demand. In March 2017 we opened our neighbouring studio in Preston, Trybe Hot Yoga, followed by Ananda Yoga Retreats Ibiza ltd in September 2017. Although I spend a lot of my time in Ibiza, when I am in the UK I have a regular Wednesday morning and Thursday evening class at The Hot Yoga Studio Adlington. I find the space at The Hot Yoga Studio better than any other to teach in. Due to the class sizes they seem so much more personal than any other studio I have taught in.
Laura completed her 200hr YTTC in Ashtanga Vinyasa in India, after falling in love with yoga in her second life. Knowing that yoga was about more than the asana, Laura allowed the ancient studies of yoga to become her daily focus. Her training was rich and devoted to exploring the Eight Limbs of Yoga which Laura has beautifully captured in her teaching.
Yoga Alliance certified, Laura teaches from the heart and provides a nurturing space for students of all abilities to connect with their own practice. With a particular love for teaching in the heat, Laura is inspired by dynamic flows that challenge the physical and mental layers of the self, creating a moving meditation whilst establishing inner strength and peace.
Following a 10 year career teaching Dance and Musical Theatre in Further Education, yoga was the ultimate healing tool to help repair and strengthen Tracey's body and mind after injury. Elements of yoga had always been present in her contemporary dance training, unfortunately it took nearly 20 years to realise that those 'stretches' were indeed yoga postures!
Tracey is passionate about encouraging her students to embrace the uniqueness of their bodies, and draws upon a wide variety of styles from Iyengar influences to Vinyasa Flow and Yin, to create the perfect blend for her classes. She enjoys creating classes that allow both freedom of movement and a strong sense of postural awareness... always sprinkled with a smile and a touch of humour.
She found her flow again through her physical and spiritual yoga practice, and believes it is the perfect combination to balance body, mind and soul
Jess’s initial introduction to yoga was a home practice around 8 years ago, mainly focusing on the fitness aspect. After attending various classes at local studios, her love for yoga grew. During a year of travelling in Australia and Asia she found her love for the mental wellbeing benefits of yoga, along with a deeper understanding of the spirituality. In 2017 she attended a yoga retreat which really inspired her and gave her the push to book her YTTC in India. Jess’s classes are Vinyasa flow based focusing on a strong connection of mind and body. Jess loves to teach people of all levels, making her classes a comfortable place for anyone to come to. She loves to introduce new people to yoga and see them leave with a smile on their face.
On return from India, Amy’s goal is to share yoga to everyone and anyone that wishes to feel the magic. Amy’s yogic journey took her on her first solo trip to Southern Goa to partake and complete a 200hr Ashtanga vinyasa YTT course. Amy strongly believes in yoga for all, incorporating modifications throughout all her teachings yet she encourages self-expression and creative movement throughout her flows. Amy first found yoga after participating in a taster class at the studio and felt instantly connected, as if the missing piece of the puzzle had finally been found.