Our Fabulous Class Teachers

Rhona MacLean – Gyrotonics Teacher

Clinic Hours: Sunday – Friday
Sun-Thurs 8am-8pm by appointment only
Gyrokenesis Class Monday   13.00 – 14.00

Rhona Maclean is the founder of Edinburgh Body Tonic and a certified GYROTONIC ® instructor. Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, Rhona is a trained ballet dancer who studied at Ballet West and graduated in 2001. She went on to have an international career as a professional dancer before falling ill with the rare neuromuscular illness myasthenia gravis and autoimmune Graves Disease, which left her unable to continue her dancing career.

Rhona became interested in the Gyrotonic method of exercise and began having sessions herself. She’s very aware of the positive effect the Gyrotonic method has on her health and now uses it as remedial tool to maintain her excellent health and general fitness.

Rhona was so enthusiastic about the amazing benefits she found from Gyrotonic exercise that she trained as an instructor in New York and San Francisco. She has previous experience teaching in other studios and is now delighted to be opening Edinburgh Body Tonic.

As a former ballet dancer, Rhona has an in-depth understanding of the body and is perfectly placed to craft Gyrotonic sessions to help clients get exactly what they want from their sessions. She’s absolutely passionate about the remarkable benefits of the Gyrotonic system for those of all backgrounds, abilities and needs.

Rhona very much looks forward to welcoming you to her peaceful, private studio.

Where to reach Rhona:
Phone: 07810 234 618
Email: info@edinburghbodytonic.co.uk
Website: https://edinburghbodytonic.co.uk/

 

 

Fay Denwood – Yoga Class Teacher 

Monday Class

Fay has been practicing yoga for 8 years with it increasingly becoming more of a part of her daily life until taking 200 hours teacher training and beginning teaching this year (2018).

With a background in dance, Fay enjoys fluid and dynamic practices that really assist in opening the body and these are the kind of classes you can expect to find her teaching, hopefully with a bit of fun along the way. Fay has also worked in healthcare for over 10 years, and in combining these two areas of knowledge, Fay has a good understanding of the physical body and how yoga and meditation can improve overall health and peace of the mind. Off the mat, she can usually be found out and about stargazing and connecting with mother nature.

Where to reach Fay:

Email: puravida@yogawithfay.co.uk

Joanna Bednarek – Kundalini Yoga Class Teacher

Mondays

Joanna got introduced to Kundalini Yoga in 2015 and very quickly realised how this dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, meditation, mantra and relaxation, brings balance to the body, mind and soul.

In 2017 Joanna decided to deepen her own practise and signed up for 220-hour course Aquarian Teacher Level I with the Jivan Mukta Academy. After she became qualified, she started teaching regular classes at OMH Therapies on Monday evening.

Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of self awareness, is an uplifting practice that helps us to work through and release any emotional blocks, stress and post trauma that is stored in our  bodies.

With a background in complementary therapies and over 10 years’ of extensive training in Germany, Poland and the UK, Joanna believes in holistic approach  to health and well-being. She truly sees Kundalini Yoga as powerful tool to clear the subconscious mind and any blockages preventing us from being healthy, happy and holy.

Where to reach me:

Telephone:  07742490969

Email: bednarekj@hotmail.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1610236109067555/about/

Esme Lopez – Yoga Workshop Teacher 

Thursday Class

Esme is originally from Madrid (Spain) but have lived in Scotland for half of her life so she considered herself half Scottish, helped along by the fact that her husband and 2 children are most definitely Scottish. 

Esme is a very embodied yoga teacher, she has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2008. She runs her own Vinyasa yoga classes around Edinburgh, teaches privately as well as corporate classes. At OMH she runs Yin Yoga Masterclass and Myofascial Release Workshops monthly as she feels her therapeutic approach to yoga is best way to assist her students to relax and nourish the body.

As well as yoga Esme is also a Reiki Master, a Bach flower practitioner and a Kineseologist. She runs Yoga Retreats in Scotland and in Spain and she is available for hire. 

Where to reach Esme:

Email: esme@yogawithesme.com
Website: www.yogawithesme.com
Phone: 07800 850 307

Gary Young – Mindfulness Coach

Gary is the founder of The Mindful Enterprise CIC, a social enterprise launched in 2017 to help tackle the rising problem of mental health issues. The enterprise delivers mindfulness and well-being training to the business sector and uses the profits to deliver subsidised mindfulness training to the education sector and deprived communities. 

Gary is a mindfulness and well-being coach and facilitator, providing courses for individuals here at OMH. He also provides 1:1 well-being coaching sessions.

Prior to moving into well-being, Gary spent over 20 years in the corporate world before a dedicated journey of healing and self-development where he explored reiki, theta healing, transformational breath, yoga and shamanic healing. In 2015 he began his journey with mindfulness and has trained to teach through the Mindfulness Association.  

Gary believe’s passionately in the power of mindfulness to optimise health and wellbeing, boost performance and unlock our innate human potential.

The Mindful Enterprise C.I.C
Email: info@themindfulenterprise.org
Website: themindfulenterprise.org
Phone: 07803 584139