Teachers of the East | Podcasts (scroll down for more!)

September 2018

Melanie Willsher

Melanie Willsher runs her own studio in Aylsham, Melanie Willsher Yoga, also teaching weekly in Norwich. She talks in detail about Vanda Scaravelli’s approach to yoga practice and the ways in which we can find more freedom in the body.

January 2019

Cata Parishwain

In our January podcast we are talking with Cata Parishwain, founder of the Wellhouse Foundation based in Aylsham. She shares with us her yoga and Buddhist journey from illness to health and the work she does with children and young people with both yoga and Forest Schools. She is also about to open Norwich's first Zero Waste shop called Re.Source on Timber Hill.

October 2018

Abby Hoffman

Abby Hoffman teaches Ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga in Norwich. Here she talks about practice, yoga education and dance.

March 2019

Jackie Heffer-Cooke

In our March podcast Jackie Heffer-Cooke of Zen Mama in Norwich shares her fascinating journey from TV executive to yoga teacher specialising in pregnancy and baby yoga as well as Hypnobirthing.

November 2018

Jane Aldiss

We meet Jane Aldiss, a senior yoga teacherin the Yasodhara Yoga tradition of Swami Rhada. She currently teaches in Oulton, Norfolk and shares her journey as well as giving a fascinating overview of this tradition.

June 2019

Barbara Ives

In our June podcast we talk to Barbara Ives who tuns the beautiful Bhuti Yoga Retreat space in Norfolk. She talks about her journey into yoga and what led her to set up her own studio, amongst other delights!

December 2018

Lou Kitchener 

In our December podcast for the end of 2018 we are talking with Lou Kitchener. Founder of Happy Om yoga studio in Norwich, Lou brings a particular depth of knowledge from her training in Ayurveda into her practice and teaching. She also speaks about her love of chanting and the Goddess principle and the ways in which they nourish the heart of her practice.

February 2020
Gemma Carey-Clarke
Starting off the 2020 podcasts is the lovely Gemma Carey-Clarke who I spoke to about her specialist work with children with a variety of additional needs. She also talks about her contribution to a study of yoga in schools last year in Norfolk.