Janet Richards

Janet Richards

What Classes Do I Teach?

  • Thursday Beginners and Improvers 5.45-6.45pm
  • Saturday Stress Relief 10.30-12pm

What Classes Do I Enjoy?

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
  • Vinyasa Yoga

My journey onto the mat…

My yoga journey started as I was approaching my 46th birthday, I became increasingly aware that I had to make some changes to my life as my wellbeing diminished.

I was working long hours in a demanding job and commuting from Carlisle to Newcastle on a daily basis. My family were neglected and I was exhausted. To make matters worse I am an insulin dependant diabetic and my sugar control was all over the place! I had heard about yoga and knew that it was supposed to be good for getting you fit, but more importantly for calming the mind and so I decided to give it a go.

It really helped and as time went by I felt better and better. In 2013 I went to India and completed 300hrs teacher training with Sonja Appel the founder of Sushumna Yoga in Goa, and I am an accredited Yoga Alliance Teacher and Trainer.

I have continued to develop my yoga practice and have completed a further 200hrs training in Yin Yoga  training with Paul and Suzee Grilley, Bernie Clark, Josh Summers, Rebecca Shepherd and Karen Kirkness.

I founded the Yoga Studio in in 2013 and teach the 200 hours Functional Hatha training with Emma. My experiences undergoing numerous trainings led me to create this wonderful programme for those wanting to become teachers.

I now enjoy coming to many more classes as a student – it is a wonderful place to recharge my batteries.

I look forward to sharing the oasis of tranquility that is yoga- with you very soon.

The Yoga Studio Carlisle

My advice to students is…

“Focus on how the pose feels and don’t worry about how it looks.”

“There is no such things as a perfect pose” – Paul Grilley