Be guided and supported by Wild Wolf’s teaching Team.
PACK LEADER | YIN | RESTORATIVE | LOVE TO LAY DOWN | PREGNANCY | MAMA & BABY
Different ways of moving have always been in my life; I love the energy of dynamic practices and training and have discovered ways to balance and complement this by going more ‘yin-side’. I come from an education background, which led me to teaching children yoga alongside my other practices such as Yin and Yang Yoga, restorative and pre and post-natal Yoga.
PACK COORDINATOR | ENERGISING FLOW & MEDITATION | WILD FLOW
I like to be challenged in physical activities and love to move in a different ways, weather it comes through a sweaty gym class to a slow pace yoga class. I also like to be in a place where it challenges my mindset to grow as a person and how to involve this in our daily lives to be able to love balanced and healthy. So as a yoga teacher I am intrigued at at the mental state of mind to discover the deeper layers of a practice beyond just the physical. I have a mischievous side and like to approach my classes with a big dose of fun to balance out the hard work. You will also find me at the studio behind the computer helping to run Wild Wolf’s smoothly!
WOLF PACK ASSISTANT | POWER FLOW | SLOW FLOW & WILD STRETCH
At the studio I am behind the scenes of all things visual, creative, and sensory. With the sole purpose of ensuring that whoever arrives experiences warmth, inclusivity, comfort and of course, tea. I help maintain a space that is open and safe, encouraging strong human connections, mindful movement, inner-curiosity and self-discovery. As a teacher I try and encourage power, strength and levity in my classes, not just in the physical sense. The inherent power and strength that comes in moments of silence and stillness, and the levity that comes with a smile and a breath.
SOCIAL MEDIA QUEEN | YIN | WILD FLOW
I teach Yin and Wild Flow and also manage the social media, so you’ll often see my plugging away on my laptop at the studio or helping to host. I used to do my mum’s yoga VHS’s as a teenager and totally fell in love with all things yoga. My teaching style is light and fun. We don’t get too serious but we breathe a lot and we get in deep. I’m inspired by water and fluidity. I like to move in ways that unravel the spine and counter balance the more linear ways of our daily movements. My classes are a journey on the mat as opposed to a series of postures – flowing seamlessly with exploration.
Power Yoga | Intro to Yoga
Yoga is a powerful tool that can help us perform better at the things we love, whether that’s in our professional, personal or leisure lives. I aim to hold a safe and inclusive space for people to take control of their bodies and explore movements that can free up the common aches and pains that come with modern lifestyles. As a teacher, and as a student I continue to study a multitude of yoga and movement disciplines from tradition yoga systems to free movement, and share the most appropriate in fun, creative and liberating sessions that are accessible to all ages and levels of experience.
WILD FLOW | WILD STRETCH & BREATH | YIN
I have lived a life infused with Yoga since I was a young teenager. While studying a degree in Public Health in 2004 I discovered the dynamic Ashtanga Yoga practice and moved deeply into the Mysore form. Studying in India brought me closer to the sister school of Yoga, Ayurveda. My fascination with nutrition and healing plants continues to grow in the form of teaching and conducting one to one consultations. My travels have lead me to study with many yoga schools and I love bringing this rich blend of styles to the Wild Wolf community.
SLOW FLOW & WILD STRETCH
I think my yoga would usually be described as accessible. Demystifying the ancient ways of yoga and presenting it in a way that is both useful and meaningful to the general population in this day and age, maybe with a side helping of dad jokes. My own practice (and therefore what I guide) is all about the pathway to embodiment, a physical and mental practice of self inquiry, not obsessing over “perfect postures” but about what comes up within as we transition from place to place. Taking it slow as life is too fast in the city. Listening and feeling deeply. We are all different and I think our yoga practice should be too.
ASHTANGA | YIN & YOGA NIDRA
I am a firm believer that there is always an option for everyone and keep my classes as accessible as possible so will give opportunity for you to soften your practice or really challenge yourself depending on what you feel you need, which inevitably will vary from day to day. I currently assist my teacher, Melanie Cooper, with her teacher training as well as her Mysore classes, both of which are a great resource to further my knowledge and experience which is very important to me. I like to keep classes focused but not too serious so expect to have fun too!
WILD FLOW | ENERGISING FLOW
Much of my life has been spent training in the creative body, diverse years studying movement, performance, opera and visual arts furthering my fascination with the body’s ability to creatively express. This inspires patience and playfulness in my classes in a weaving together of travels and studies in Vinyasa, Hatha, Jivamukti over the years. As well as public classes it’s a joy to teach internationally at festivals & work locally with community groups and schools to bring yoga and arts practices to more isolated communities. The root of my desire to teach and build yoga ‘union’ through community.
I love to share Energizing Flow & Wild Flow classes with the warmth of the Wild Wolf community.
I’m Lydia and my background is gymnastics. I have been coaching children and adults for three years. I am also a qualified Personal Trainer and improving people’s lifestyles and changing attitudes to training is central to all I do. Bringing gymnastics into your workouts is challenging and fun! I believe it’s important to enjoy what you do in an environment you enjoy being in.
I have always lived a life where movement is an essential part of being. I grew up as a dancer starting at the age of 4 & deeply fell in love with the lyrical contemporary discipline. I studied dance at many levels and it shaped my life as I grew up. Movement to me is, and always has been, a therapeutic practice of release. A way of finding joys and working through the difficulties that life brings up. I grew up in a nomadic family where my mother was a yoga and meditation teacher and my father a carpenter, and lived across many countries in many environments. Dance & movement for me was an anchor to coming back to myself when the landscape of life changed around me. I teach deep, slow, restorative practices where we can weave the poetry of life with the breath & shapes of the body. Finding this sweet spot where everything falls into a rhythm.
My aim as a teacher is to empower people to feel good about their bodies. To support my students in building strength and resilience. To help my students overcome their fears and obstacles and achieve their goals, whether that is going upside down in a hand stand, or being able to hold their own body weight or recovering from injury. I always encourage a playful process, life is short, so lets have fun! My ethos is to train in a way which is sustainable, placing emphasis on quality over quantity, and to build body awareness as the foundation for strength and mobility. I strive to continue learning as much as I can, honing my craft and becoming a better teacher so that I can offer excellence and learning of the highest standard. This is a continual process which involves studying with my movement mentors and also becoming an exercise scientist.
WILD CORE & BODY BURN
When I am not swinging through the air on my trapeze, I hold Wild Core & Body Burn classes at Wild Wolf’s. This is the studios signature mix of Barre, Pilates and core strength guaranteed to get your muscles fired up and burning. I teach with warmth and calmness but to an energetic rhythm that will keep you pushing through the sets and repetitions while you breathe through the burn! I aim to make everyone leave feeling worked and sculpted, muscles activated and lifted.
I have over 300hrs of meditation training, and countless hours personal practice, which is a lot of meditation hours! I try to create and hold a strong space, a space where you feel comfortable, supported and at ease. Helping you drop in deeper to the inner mechanics of the mind. In my classes you can expect relaxation and mindfulness techniques, as well as chakra balancing and gentle visualisations. You will be taken on a journey to discover your own internal space of balance and calm.
WOLF PACK RUN
I lead the Wolf Pack run crew out through the streets every Thursday with a different route each time, often themed to showcase the best of Bristol at eye level. Join me for seasonal runs through the spring time blooms, the bustle of a Harbourside summer, the colours of autumn and the crisp cold in winter! I lead a relaxed, slow but well rounded 5k with opportunities to stop when needed and friendly chat.
Meet Jodie also known as “Sunshine for breakfast” She’s our karma yogi that helps out to create our beautiful illustrations for our theme of the week. Jodie as been committed to the studio since the start. We love and support our Ray of sunshine fully!
Whilst on the path to becoming a yoga teacher I found Wild Wolfs Yoga, a sanctuary of love, support and knowledge that welcomed me with open arms into their wolf pack. As their first Karma Yogi my role has been to contribute to the general running of the studio – making sure it’s spick and span, incense and candles lit, tea brewing and ready for you to walk in and flow on our freshly infused yoga mats. I have a background in arts so I also have the pleasure of helping with lots of creative elements of the studio.
I have been truly fortunate to have studied ancient Yoga practice from Masters such as Sri Dharma Mittra, Ana Forrest and Ambra Vallo. And i now practise a Life Philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism-Compassion & Non Violence. I fully believe in my heart that eating a plant-based diet and practicing yoga are what helped me get to such a peaceful state of mind and a strong body.
I feel so blessed that I get to share my knowledge with my students at Wild Wolf’s Yoga!