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Gary Layzell

Gary Layzell

Yoga Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

I first qualified as a gym instructor nearly 30 years ago after falling in love with weight training and a healthy lifestyle. Qualifying enabled me to take a much deeper dive and pass on techniques to others.

After years of growing both a family and a business I decided to revisit my love of health and fitness by qualifying as a personal trainer, but with age came wisdom and I soon realised that people need a truly holistic approach to heal and grow so I added qualifications in NLP, CBT and Life Coaching.

The circle was only complete however when I discovered my own love for a spritual path and yoga practice some 10 years ago eventually leading to my first 200 hour teacher training in 2019. I now offer a full Mind, Body and Spirit experience through Holistic Mindspace where my clients can explore all aspects of themselves to live a happy and healthy life.

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Suzanne Hunt

Suzanne Hunt

Guest Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

Suzanne has over 28 years of experience in both healing and body work within a multitude of forms including Tantric and Tao bodywork. She is the proud founder of the ‘Somasutra School of Healing and Modern Tantra’ and her practitioner abilities enable her to coach her clients within the realms of Trauma and Emotional Release, Breath work, as well as connection and Intimacy Coaching.

The path of healing resonated strongly within Suzanne from a very young age; her born gift and desire to learn and harness her abilities has led her to gain a wealth of knowledge which, in-turn filters through to her clients; gaining them a greater understanding of themselves whilst being held by her in a place of safety and compassion.

Suzanne is passionate about empowering people to access the correct tools through her teachings to help themselves on their own personal journey to healing.

Suzanne owns a well-established hair and beauty salon in Colchester, is a fully trained BLAST practitioner for trauma and PTSD related issues, she Co- facilitates with various tantra academies, is a certified practitioner of ‘Soma Breath and a Certified Tantric Journey Educator’ and practitioner at the ‘Academy of Modern Tantra’. She runs workshops, works on a group and one to one basis and has an incredible passion for empowering couples to find a deeper connection and for individuals to find a deeper level of self-awareness.

Suzanne is a naturally powerful healer who has gained mastery over her kundalini energy, she uses antient techniques alongside fully tuning-in and surrendering into her body in everyday life but especially when working alongside her clients. Her skills are vast, and her intuition means treatments are as unique and individual as her clientele. Whether you are in need of healing, trauma release, in search of connecting with a deeper understanding of your sensuality (personally or as a loving couple), in need of a safe place to unashamedly heal intimate issues, are going through a spiritual awakening or even want to learn how to be more present in your existence; Suzanne will teach you the importance of connecting your mind , body and breath and that pushing past boundaries of discomfort are the key to surrendering and fully expanding into who we all truly are. Opportunities for growth are limitless; we all have the ability to step into our power.

Suzanne is passionate about instilling the importance of self-belief, worthiness, and ownership of personal choice in her therapy sessions. She heals from a place of deep understanding, unconditional love and uniquely passes over the reins of empowerment for her clients to steer themselves into healing under the wing of her experienced assistance.

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Geraldine Cosnuau

Geraldine Cosnuau

Guest Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

Geraldine is French borne living in the UK following 11 years in Hong Kong. She is the co-founder of ‘’Little Cosmic Wave’: A Hong Kong based holistic educational platform for children with programs including:

  • Universal Wisdom Teachings
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Earth connection
  • Science of Consciousness
  • Nutrition
  • ONENESS workshops
  • whole brain integration games & so much more!

Following 15 years working in the art world internationally she moved towards education at the beginning of her spiritual awakening journey 8 years ago.
Since then she has been studying with the SAMADHI training for the Soul in Hong Kong and bringing these wonderful teachings to children via programmes at the centre and via ‘Little Cosmic Wave’.

Her heart’s wish is to bring these very useful programmes to our local area.

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Sophia Howard

Sophia Howard

Guest Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

Sophia’s curiosity about yoga and meditation began in her late teens although a deep connection didn’t happen until a decade later when attending pregnancy yoga classes. After many years attending weekly yoga classes, Sophia completed BWY 500Hr Level 4 TT diploma in 2016 with Paul Fox & Carol Price and has been teaching regular community classes since then.

Sophia discovered Ayurveda whilst on a path to find a greater sense of balance in her mental and emotional health. She has always had a deep connection to nature and it was through this nature connection that she found Ayurveda. Sophia feels that both her yoga and nature practices make more sense and have a deeper value now with her understanding of Ayurveda.

During 2021 Sophia worked personally with Emma Newlyn, then training with her to complete Level 1 & 2 Yoga, Ayurveda & Holistic health.

Sophia says that her practices continue to evolve as she remains an eternal student and is excited to see where it continues to flow.

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Tansy Jane

Tansy Jane

Guest Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

 

Tansy is a Certified Forest Bathing & Natural Mindfulness Guide and ICF Personal Evolution Coach, utilising Nature as a tool for inspirational growth and wellbeing.

Tansy walks alongside groups and individuals outside in Nature to support them on their own journey of connection and evolution and works remotely with clients further afield.

Growing up she held a huge passion and love for dance and movement therapy and achieved a BA in Dance. Her love of working with the body and finding expression and connection with it has been rebirthed into her work with Nature.

Tansy leans toward a somatic approach of tending to the body through sensory and physical awareness to find guidance and enhance wellbeing. Previously a writer and presenter for Wellbeing Radio, she is deeply passionate about sharing her work with others and spreading the word on the meaningful benefits of connecting with Nature.

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Gabrielle Zeter

Gabrielle Zeter

Yoga Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt, Colchester, Suffolk, CO7 6XS

When Gabrielle Zeter went to her first yoga class in 2012 it changed her life in a radical but also soft and gentle way.

Having always believed she was no good at any sports, Gabrielle started to feel physically stronger. With physical strength came mental strength. And then yoga connected her to so many beautiful people and opened up so many doors including Reiki, essential oils and retreats in Sri Lanka!

It came to a crescendo in 2020 and 2021 when Gabrielle qualified as a yoga teacher, deepened her mediation and spiritual practice, and became a practitioner of Cacao. She came home to her heart.

Gabrielle returned to Same Star Yoga in March 2021 to take Modules 1 and 3 of their Yoga Teacher Training and Faye and Samantha met her right where she was and she instantly felt at home.

Gabrielle says “I know this is Same Star’s offering to all yogis who step foot in this magical studio. I am so excited to be continuing my learning with Samantha with advanced mentorship in Yin Yang Balance and to be part of the team both on reception and on the mat.”

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Claire Missingham

Claire Missingham began yoga practice 1996 at Jivamukti in NYC. Studied directly with Sri Pattahbi Jois in Mysore for 10 years. Teaching began in 1999, by touring the world as private yoga teacher to bands/musicians, actors and fashion designers.

Authorised Asthanga teacher, Jivamukti certified 2005, Kundalini Yoga level 1+2 certified 2016. Opened UK’s first Vinyasa Teacher Training in 2009, have trained + mentored over 500 international teachers.

Yoga Journal contributor + writer since 2007. Original teaching faculty at Yogaglo in Los Angeles 2013-2019. Senior teacher at Triyoga for 15 years. Awarded ‘grandmother’ status (Senior teacher with 10,000 hours teaching) status with Yoga Alliance in 2004.

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Dawn Wright

Dawn Wright

Guest Teacher
Towns Green Farm, Park Rd,

Dawn Wright is a Senior Yoga Teacher who has been practicing for over 30 years and teaching for over 22 years.

She is also a professionally qualified coach working with clients to support both individual transformation and heart-led business development.

Dawn is passionate about yoga, sharing her knowledge and supporting the personal growth of all those she works with. She is known for being warm, practical, non-judgemental and supportive in her approach to training, and has been training and mentoring yoga teachers for over 12 years.

Dawn’s journey with Yin yoga started in 2004 with a workshop with Sarah Powers and she had gone on to study extensively with leading yin teachers over the years; Sarah Powers, Bernie Clarke, Norman Blair, Josh Summers and Jo Phee. Dawn has been running Yin Yoga teacher training courses since 2017 and has trained hundreds of yin yoga teachers during this time.

We are thrilled to welcome Dawn Wright to guest teach at Same Star Yoga and look forward to welcoming her for 50 hours Yin Yoga training in the autumn of 2022.

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Explore all of the yoga classes we have to offer. From Hatha to Flow we have classes to suit everyone.

Nikki Slade

Nikki Slade

Guest Teacher
Towns Green Farm, Park Rd, East Bergholt, CO7 6XS

Nikki Slade is a leading pioneer in the field of chanting and core voicework in the UK. Nikki has inspired thousands of individuals to chant and has brought her unique approach to companies including M&C Saatchi, Deutcshe Bank and Cisco.

She has also worked extensively with recovering addicts at The Priory Hospital, Start 2 Stop and Wandsworth men’s prison.

She has been resident Kirtan leader at triyoga London for 20 years and has released 4 Kirtan Albums. In 2016 Nikki was the founder of the 1st accredited Learn to Lead Kirtan Training in the U.K Nikki is the author of The Healing Power of Chanting.

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Gaye Gorman

Gaye Gorman

Yoga Teacher
Park Road, East Bergholt

Gaye found her calling for yoga in Colchester where her journey began 30 years ago attending a weekly class at the adult education centre which she commited to for 15 years before studying to become a teacher. Her then teacher planted the seed telling her she should pursue teaching. A ten month foundation course in  2003 with The British Wheel of Yoga then led her to completing their 3 year Diploma in 2008. She then went on to receive her Yoga For Children Certificate in 2010 also with the BWY.

During 16 years of her teaching Gaye still remains a student with continued  studying becoming a Yoga therepist in 2013 with Yogaforbacks.uk specialising in treating back conditions and is registered with backcare.org

She says ‘I have a passion for helping people relieve their back conditions and blend my back care training and tailor my teaching keeping the health of the spine a priority in all styles I teach so yoga can be experienced as a therapy not just as a form of exercise.

As the styles of Yoga ever evolving her teaching has organically grown with the changes. With her roots still set deeply in the principals and teaching Hatha, she now teaches Vinyasa, Power Yoga and the contrast that is Yin. Gaye loves to share the benefits of deep relaxation and Meditation from her own experiences of being a lifetime student of Yoga Nidra so completed her certificate in 2021 along with Yin with Yoga Alliance Professionals. In 2018 she joined Faye to obtain her Thai Yoga massage certificate.

Gaye teaches thoughtout Essex and Suffolk through her own business Buddhas & Butterflies Yoga for Men & Women and runs her ‘Down to Earth’ Yoga retreat days seasonally throughout the year. Her Yoga therepy allows her to provide besoke programmes for 1:2:1 sessions for all ages, her eldest client being 94! She has taught GB world championship medallist and 6 time British champion Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor, teaching her some techniques to overcome her nerves at the top of the slopes when she first starting competing.

As well as traditional Hatha, threaded through Gaye’s style of teaching is also a holistic approach connecting with the elements and the seasons from Dru Yoga and blending the practice of mindfulness from Tibetan Yoga working with the mind, body, breath and spirit all connected at its deepest level. Her classes are a balanced combination of fun and energy, and contrasting peace and relaxation, catering for all different personalities. She combines her knowledge of anatomy within her teaching being sensitive to her students needs and encourages them to do what they can for their own mobility.

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Explore all of the yoga classes we have to offer. From Hatha to Flow we have classes to suit everyone.