Our classes are about you, not us. You won’t be left twiddling your thumbs while we crack out our latest moves. We know that being a great instructor is about leading a class, not showing you what we can do. So whatever your reason for turning up, whatever your ability, we’ll help you every step of the way.
Lead Sweat instructor and yoga teacher trainer, Ali, began yoga while living in Thailand as a way to stay fit. While her first class filled her with terror, as she struggled to touch her toes, she soon got over her nerves (and her tight hamstrings) and has never looked back. Ali completed her teacher training with Absolute Yoga in Asia in 2007 and has since gone on to complete her advanced yoga teacher training and is now a Yoga Alliance Certified Senior Yoga Teacher.
An avid runner, Jules always felt she wasn’t really exercising if she didn’t work up a sweat. Too much high impact activity forced Jules to find an alternative exercise regime. Inspired by the fitness-led approach at Sweat, she decided to give yoga a go. She soon found that our yoga classes gave her the all-round workout she desired. Jules graduated from our teacher training programme in 2017 and, after teaching part-time alongside a corporate role, ditched the day job and joined as a permanent member of the Sweat team.
Carly’s search for a new hobby led her to her first yoga class and she loved it. As an already practicing Pilates instructor, Carly was instantly keen to learn more. She graduated from Sweat’s teacher training program in 2018 and now teaches yoga and pilates full-time.
Lucinda was so inspired by Sweat’s no nonsense approach to yoga, that she decided to throw in the towel on her London commute and join the Sweat team! She completed her initial teacher training in 2015 and has continued to learn and grow as an instructor ever since, taking on more and more classes. She now combines teaching with her full-time position as manager of our Milton Keynes and Buckingham studios.
Claire started practising yoga over 10 years ago. An avid Sweaty, she took the leap from practitioner to teacher in 2017, graduating with flying colours from Sweat’s yoga teacher training programme. Keen to add more strings to her bow, Claire has since trained in other forms of yoga and now balances teaching with her full-time PR job.
Kirsty is the founder of Sweat. Seeing a need to deliver yoga to people who didn’t want the incense and gongs often associated with it, she hung up her corporate suit and went off to teacher training with Absolute Yoga in Asia in 2013. Kirsty loves the amazing combination of cardio, strength and flexibility a yoga class can deliver and brings her no nonsense approach to life to her teaching.
A true fitness fan, but sadly suffering years of injuries, Kelly was able to find balance in her training regime with our classes, without compromising on the workout she loved. Kelly joined Sweat’s yoga teacher training programme in 2018, realising a dream she had had for some time to take her yoga to the next level. Kelly now combines her yoga teaching with her full-time role in HR.
A speech and language therapist by day, Sarah was first attracted to yoga as she strived for a healthier lifestyle. It didn’t take long until she was hooked and she completed her teacher training in Florida in 2012. Flow yoga is Sarah’s passion and she likes nothing more than to rock some strong moves to a funky playlist.
Jade began yoga classes in her early twenties hoping to find something to help manage her back pain which resulted from a childhood injury. She went to a class as a last ditch hope and quickly became hooked, relinquishing her prior status as a self-confessed couch potato. A few years later she went from being in Sweat’s first ever yoga class to joining our yoga teacher training programme. She graduated in 2018 and now teaches for Sweat as well as hosting her own classes in Oxfordshire.
Lisa started practicing with Sweat not long after the studio opened in 2014. A hairdresser by trade, she spent a lot of time in her car and found the combination of yoga and Pilates just what she needed to address her ongoing back issues. Lisa was so amazed by the positive impact on her quality of life that she decided to quit the day job and train in various forms of yoga and the Joseph Pilates Method to teach full-time.
Susie made the jump to yoga teaching after quitting her job in PR to train with Absolute Yoga in Thailand in 2016. Susie loves yoga for its transformational qualities and the fact it gives you a simultaneous mind/body workout. Susie has since completed teacher training courses in vinayasa flow and yin yoga and enjoys putting to work what she’s learnt in our classes.
Mei-Li started yoga as she wanted to make her body stronger and more flexible. She started to take classes regularly and soon began to realise many more benefits. Yoga made her feel more energised and healthy, as well as happier, mentally calmer, and less stressed. Keen to share her love for yoga with others, Mei-Li signed up to Sweat’s Teacher Training Programme and graduated in June 2018. Mei-Li now balances teaching yoga with working full-time in retail buying.
Anna loves being active! She grew up playing team sports, running, hiking and horse riding. Sporting injuries and back pain caused her to give yoga a go in 2011 and she was amazed by the all-round impact it had on her not just physically but mentally too. Anna completed her yoga teacher training qualification with Sweat in 2018.