Katy Appleton, founder & director of appleyoga

Katy Appleton, founder & director of appleyoga

Katy Appleton, Founder & Director of appleyoga brings to yoga more than 25 years of expertise in movement through ballet, Pilates, body tuning, breath and energy work. She is an internationally recognised teacher of Vinyasa Flow and is known for bringing the true essence of yoga alive in a student's body mind in creative, dynamic and life transforming ways.

Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, vinyasa yoga teacher and Ayurveda expert

Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, vinyasa yoga teacher and Ayurveda expert

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher and wellness and spa writer, Insiya Rasiwala-Finn grew up in Bombay, India, but lives between Vancouver, Canada and Santa Cruz, CA! Formerly the marketing manager for yoga clothing success story lululemon athletica, Insiya left to pursue her goals of freelance writing and teaching yoga. She has written on holistic health and travel for magazines such as Asia Spa, Conde Nast Traveler, LA Yoga, The Tyee, My Yoga Online, Elephant Journal and Luxury Latin America.

Kerry-Lyn Stanton-Downes, psychology

Kerry-Lyn Stanton-Downes, psychology

Kerry-Lyn fundamentally believes in two principles – firstly that we all crave to make meaning of our experiences and secondly that we are conceived in relationship and as a result have a built in desire to be ‘in relationship’ - with ourselves and others.

Ruth Larkin, baby yoga & massage

Ruth Larkin, baby yoga & massage

Following on from a background in dance and musical theatre, Ruth found Sports Massage in 2006 thanks to an inspirational treatment and subsequently trained at the North London School of Sports Massage graduating with Credit in her Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy.

Linda Zurak, Pilates

Linda Zurak, Pilates

After leaving a ten-year career in the financial industry, Linda graduated in 1999 from The Pilates Center, one of the most rigorous Pilates Training Programmes in the world. Although her intention was purely to open and run a studio, this movement technique was the start of what has become a lifelong quest for spiritual growth, connection and expressing her gifts in the world.

Kicki Hansard, anatomy & physiology

 Kicki Hansard, anatomy & physiology

Kicki Hansard is a certified birth and postnatal doula with experience in all aspects of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting. Since 2002, she has been preparing couples for the arrival of their baby and supported many of them through the birth and postnatal period. Kicki is also a doula course facilitator and has trained over 500 aspiring doulas through her company, the BirthBliss Academy. 

Susie Anderson, trained with appleyoga

Susie Anderson, trained with appleyoga

After years of practicing yoga and seeing the positive effects on her own life, Susie trained to teach yoga to share her passion and inspire others ~ “The physical and mental strength I get from yoga is very inspiring, I often walk away from my practice stronger from the inside with a heartening feeling that anything is possible. The sense of presence yoga brings to my life is a great joy and as a result, the space that opens up allows me to be more creative in everything I do”.

Hayley Pedrick, trained with appleyoga

Hayley Pedrick, trained with appleyoga

Hayley is a functional medicine practitioner and yoga enthusiast. She came to yoga initially because she thought it would be a good form of exercise - a gentle way to stretch and tone her body post-pregnancy. Looking back she laughs, “I had no idea what I was in for. Yoga has given me gifts beyond my wildest imaginings.”

Christopher "Hareesh" Wallis, yoga philosophy

Christopher "Hareesh" Wallis, yoga philosophy

Christopher Wallis, also known as Hareesh, was introduced to Indian spirituality at the age of seven and initiated into the practice of yogic meditation at sixteen. His degrees include a B.A. in Religion and Classics from the University of Rochester, an M.A. in Sanskrit from U.C. Berkeley, an M.Phil. in Classical Indian Religions from Oxford, and a Ph.D. on the traditions of Śaiva Tantra from Berkeley.

Emma Heald, appleyoga teacher and mentor

Emma Heald, appleyoga teacher and mentor

Emma came to yoga gradually, trying out different styles until discovering appleyoga on a retreat to Morocco.

This retreat was the catalyst from which Emma jumped into her appleyoga Teacher Training. The training created the foundations for becoming an appleyoga teacher, teacher training mentor, pre/post natal teacher.

Natasha Moutran, appleyoga teacher and mentor

Natasha Moutran, appleyoga teacher and mentor

Natasha completed her 200hr Teacher Training with appleyoga, going on to continue her studies with appleyoga, training as a pre & postnatal yoga teacher. She is very grateful to all the wonderful and inspiring teachers that have helped her on her journey and enjoys sharing her skills, knowledge and insight with her students.

Chris Swain, anatomy & physiology

 Chris Swain, anatomy & physiology

BSc (Hons) Ost BA (Hons)

Following an initial degree in English Literature at UEA in the early 1980's, working on an organic farm and as a carpenter in Norfolk, Chris graduated as a prize winning osteopath from the British School of Osteopathy in 2000.

Nikki Slade, kirtan & voicework

Nikki Slade, kirtan & voicework

Chanting is a divine yoga/the yoga of sound or 'nada'.It is a sublime and ancient practice that is the gateway to connecting with our own true nature. 

The vibration of the sacred syllables in each chant reverberate deeply in the soul of every human being.

Leila Sadeghee, ethics

 Leila Sadeghee, ethics

To Leila, yoga practice is a matter of the heart.

Her background in therapeutic bodywork, energy healing, and teaching yoga has given her a refined view of the body as a register of the spirit, and a site of transformation.