Dan has been exploring his relationship to yoga for over half his life. He isn’t sure that he has the answer to all of this, doubts that he ever will and suspects that there doesn’t even need to be one. He has slowly stripped away as much of the surplus yoga ‘packaging’ as he can and has ended up teaching and practicing as simply as possible, breathing, moving and not thinking too much.
Dan was the original spark for Yoga Like Water, a systemless practice and teacher ‘untraining’ where every individual is simply encouraged to be true to themselves in the way that they practice and share their understanding of yoga. Needless to say it has grown into an ever expanding, mutually supportive family with a life of its own and you can’t ask more than that from your yoga. When Dan isn’t running his training programmes you can find him in amongst the waves in Devon, or collaborating with online yoga platform Movement For Modern Life to create insightful takes on your yoga practice.
Jambo is a multi-disciplinary practitioner who specialises in functional anatomy and psycho-spiritual practices that are related to yoga and bodywork.
One of the few selected Forrest Yoga Guardians and co-founder of Yoga Bodyworkers, Jambo spends his time studying, researching and teaching in order to demystify a practice that we love to practice.
Jambo holds a degree in Complementary Medicine with special interests in Muscle Testing and Classical East Asian Medicine. He is a speaker and participates in research around Well-Being & Complexity studies and is associated with University of Northumbria & Cape Town.
Jambo also shares his passion for psycho-somatic practices he has gleaned from apprenticing with various leaders from a variety of native traditions as well as aspects of psychotherapy.
Ash loves to tell stories, explore them, and ask what they mean. The thing is, we’ve all got a story that will break your heart, make you sigh, make you fall off your chair in tears of laughter and joy. What is ours? Where is it held in our bodies? And how, as teachers, do we help our students illuminate their own stories – help hold them up to the light and help embrace what is found there?
4 years studying Classics at Oxford, a few years after as an English teacher, one book published and with another in the works has given Ash notebooks full of daydreams, a bookshelf full of fairytales and a handy flair for weaving a tale.
Story is one of Ash’s most useful tools for teaching Yoga. Her toolkit is varied however – bodywork, inversions, partner work, animal walks, singing, silliness, journalling, a kick-ass playlist, a juicy yoga nidra… all find their place, depending on the students that she meets on the mat that day. With these tools Ash hopes to gently guide her students to a place of visceral connection that feels authentic, intuitive and deeply healing.
Ash teaches her story-based Yoga style on workshops, retreats and trainings throughout the UK and abroad. Ash also runs the annual Yoga Campout where yogis move, eat and dance together over one magical weekend. Wherever she is practicing, Ash seeks to offer a Yoga that is accessible to those who wish to enter a held space without judgement. guarding the yoga mat as a safe place of play and exploration.
Having lived the nomadic lifestyle for 5 years or so, travelling and teaching in Asia, Ash is now happily settled in Bristol where she walks her polar bear of a dog every morning at dawn.