Meet the Team

It’s safe to say we’re just a little bit choosy about the teachers we have in our team.  Over the years we’ve worked with many inspirational teachers, some well-known and others less so and for us, what makes a great teacher boils down to three important things:

  • An ability to convey instruction with clarity, safety and laughter, always meeting each student’s needs at that moment, in that class.
  • A humility born of knowing they are here to guide and support, working alongside the student, not in front or above.
  • An emotional connection with our yoga community, our space and our vision.

The teachers we are privileged to work with here at the studio and around the world have all these and more and we feel deeply blessed that they choose to be part of our evolving Lime House Yoga team.

Jock Orton

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I did my first two teacher training’s with no intention of ever teaching yoga, I just wanted to further my knowledge for my own practice. It was my first teacher Bridget Woods-Kramer who dropped the bombshell on me that she needed cover for that Saturday’s class and there was no one else to do it that forced me into teaching my first class. I absolutely loved it…….. completely terrified……… but loved it!

 

It is said that we all come to healing in our own time and this was true for me when in 2000, I fell down a mountain snowboarding, breaking my back in four places and shattering my collarbone. After numerous unsuccessful operations, I decided to take matters into my own hands so that I might stand a chance of being mobile by the time I hit forty.

 

I began a regular yoga practice and as the ancient saying goes – ‘when the student is ready the teacher will appear’, I moved back to Cornwall at the same time as Bridget Woods-Kramer, a world renowned Anusara teacher. I spent six years studying and teaching with Bridget and have developed a style that is physically challenging with attention to posture and alignment and above all, playful. My experience has taught me to cherish the physical practice of yoga, but it is the connection between mind, body and soul that inspires my practice.

 

In the last few years my personal practice has moved towards Ashtanga and have undertaken Ashtanga teacher trainings with David Swenson, Manju Jois and John Scott. I am now a good friend of John’s, with whom I practice regularly and have assisted him on his teacher trainings and CPD weeks for his 200 hour students. I am humbled to be in a small select group of John Scott 500 hour certified teachers.

 

I have been teaching for 15 years and over this time I feel deeply privileged to have been taught by some of the worlds best teachers from a range of different schools of yoga, including Richard Freeman, David Williams, Sianna Shermann, Rod Stryker, Doug Keller, Bruce Bowditch, John Friend, Nancy Gilgoff, and Doug Swenson. In my classes I call upon the teachings of all of my teachers to best serve my own students, with a blend of the styles, techniques and adjustments I’ve learnt along my yoga journey. I am also co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga and The Retreat with my partner Emma and a dad to two wonderful daughters who constantly inspire and challenge me to be more present in the world and on my mat.

 

 

 

 

Emma-Louise Campbell

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Curiosity, enthusiasm, interest and instinct have guided me towards bodywork and yoga.  I am fascinated by the human body and believe that both yoga and massage are truly wonderful experiences and can help us to find harmony with ourselves.

I have exercised most of my life and have felt certain stress relieving benefits but nothing speaks to me as powerfully as the complete well-being that I feel after my yoga practice.  I delight in both the movement and stillness that I discover and I find the ‘well-being’ contagious.  Yoga calms my mind and I find a deeper way of coming into my body than exercise alone offers.  For me it’s the missing piece, that understanding of the union between mind and body.

I had been curious about yoga since I was a teenager where I discovered a friends mother practising.  I then spent my life dipping in & out of various classes and styles, even attending pre/post pregnancy yoga classes with both of my children.  8 years ago, I met Jock and so began my regular yoga practice with him.  I was immediately drawn to the style of Anusara Yoga and Jock’s wonderful interpretation of it and I knew I was hooked.

In November 2014 I had the privilege of completing my Yoga teacher training with Doug Swenson.  Doug began his study of yoga in 1969, the year I was born.  His style of yoga ‘Sadhana Chi’ is an evolution of Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Power, Yin and Restorative Yoga with the goal being to create a holistic balance between learning & teaching, power & softness, intellect & fitness.  This simple approach resonates a great deal with me and my personal practise is a reflection of his teachings.  Some days I have the energy to approach a powerful Ashtanga practice and other days I need the restorative effects of a more Yin based approach but all the while paying particular attention to the correct alignment of my body.

I try to spend as much time as I can with my mat and am excited to be joining Jock to assist and teach on the Yoga FUNdamentals class.  As well as teaching yoga I continue to investigate body-centred and spiritual approaches to holistic health using various massage techniques including ‘Thai Yoga Massage’ and the wonderful ‘Chavutti Thirumal’ (massage by foot pressure), also known as the dance of the Hindu god Shiva.

Aimee Stapleford

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I joined my first yoga class when I was 15 and fell in love with the practice. Back then I had no injuries and found the physical asana/postures easy and effortless. As I went through my later teens I lost my connection to my practice and rediscovered my passion in Australia whilst living there.

After an accident, which resulted in lumbar spine injury, I was invited to a local class with a friend as a form of pain management. This lead me to my inspirational and deeply knowledgeable teacher Nicky Knoff. I felt instantly connected to my body again as a result and my strength, ROM (range of motion) and mood seemed to improve after every class. After 3 months my back pain, which had persisted for years disappeared and I was hooked!

I took my 200hr teacher training with Nicky in 2009 and continue to study with her today.

My teaching and love for the therapeutic effects of practice eventually lead me towards my Level 7 certificate through the Knoff Yoga System. It was at this point I decided to focus my attention towards yoga therapy and to deepen my knowledge. I studied with Duncan Hulin, gaining a post graduate diploma in Yoga Therapy through Devon School of Yoga in 2012. I am the founder of Synergy Yoga and now specialise in yoga therapy for mental health, women’s health, injury rehabilitation and back-care. I also hold a Level 3 counselling skills certificate, am a ROXY yoga and outdoor fitness ambassador and love to create and illustrate yoga inspired art in my spare time.

I teach a collective of alignment focused sequencing, incorporating flow and creativity and specialise in Restorative sequences designed to replenish mind, body and soul. Through a concoction of compassion and humility I encourage students to travel home to their bodies, to rest back into ‘being’ rather than the ‘doing’ of practice.

Louise McCutcheon

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Louise has been practicing and studying yoga for 10 years. Immersing herself in Anusara yoga, then qualifying as a Vinyasa Flow teacher in 2016.

Louise’s classes are refreshing, joyful and balanced.

She combines Myth, Mantra & Mudra with a carefully considered selection of poses in a graceful Vinyasa flow.  The way she sets the scene with stories and music invites you on a gentle journey with your practice that will leave you feeling inspired.

Her calming voice, clear instructions and focus on breathing techniques help her students to quieten their minds and listen to their inner truth.

Emma Rowse

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My passion for food began early when mum insisted that each of her three children learn a dish and cook once a week as a way of contributing to the running of our home. I loved the process of taking great ingredients and turning them into something delicious and even more, the pleasure of sharing food with others. I can still remember the excitement of cooking my first recipe from memory. In my early teens I took over cooking for the whole family, teaching myself from a well-worn copy of the Cranks recipe book. Cooking and sharing food with people I love is one of my greatest pleasures.

My yoga journey began in 2002 with an Iyengar class, which gave me a wonderful grounding in good posture and a focus on safe alignment. In the intervening years I have discovered as much benefit from yoga for my mental wellbeing especially during periods of extreme stress, as for my physical health. I happily remain a yoga student, relishing this one space in my week where I can be solely focused on my practice and calm my mind. In co-creating Lime House Yoga, I have been able to combine my love of yoga with my love of growing, cooking and eating delicious, healthy food and sharing it with likeminded people. I manage the studio and cater for our workshops and retreats.

Alongside Lime House Yoga, I run my own management consultancy company working with the NHS, local government and voluntary organisations to improve the delivery of care services across the South West region. I am the co-founder and director of Lime House Yoga and The Retreat, a qualified coach, trustee of Volunteer Cornwall one of our local Cornish Charities and am setting up a community woodland social enterprise in West Cornwall.

Lucinda Pimlott

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The practices of yoga and meditation have been a way of life for me since 1998, although I had no idea in those early days to what extent they would profoundly change my life. It has been a journey of learning to trust that we are in exactly the right place at the right time.

I began teaching over 25 years ago, and even though in the beginning the subject was different, teaching has been my path since I left university. In 2000, I was initiated into the practice of Buddhist meditation with Goenkaji in the Vipassana tradition and since then have been taught and inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh and teachers from the Insight and Thai Forest traditions.

In 2005, my first yoga teacher, Beth Shay, took me under her wing as an apprentice. I then went on to train formally in the Anusara tradition and have been teaching yoga for 12 years. More recently, I have been practising with senior teachers in the Iyengar tradition and am grateful for the insights and guidance that all of my teachers have brought.

My classes include a mixture of flow and close attention to alignment in asana, pranayama and meditation. For me, the science of yoga can only be understood through embodiment of the teachings.
Om mani padme hum

Jodie Mather

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Jodie began her journey into body work when she studied Sports Science at Oaklands College in St. Alban’s. She then went on to gain a BSc honors in Sports Rehabilitation at St. Mary’s College (University of Surrey), Twickenham. On her return to her home in Barbados she began to practice Anusara yoga and instantly fell in Love, she has since practiced and studied a variety of styles through 13 years following this path of Bliss.

Through her love of the body, she went on to complete a 500hr certification in Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI/Anatomy Trains) in Seattle finding through this practice an even deeper appreciation and Love for structure, function and integrated movement.

This deepening awareness led her to complete her yoga teacher training (RRYT200hr) with School Yoga Institute in Peru as well as continue her self-study through various retreats, training, immersions and workshops. She aims to combine her knowledge of the body, especially the fascial connections throughout, with freedom of breath and movement helping to assist others in making these connections themselves.