Meet the Team

It’s safe to say we’re 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. 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 of 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 qualities 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 trainings 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 a Saturday’s class 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 have been teaching for 19 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 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.

 

Join Jock’s classes at Lime House on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Thursday and Saturday mornings.

 

 

 

 

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

Amy Hughes

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I began yoga with my mum at 17, in 1997. It has been a way of grounding, healing and developing a richer interiority ever since. I started teaching as an Anusara Yoga Teacher under the mentorship of Bridget Woods-Kramer in 2005. I first went to India with my family at 16 and I have returned many times to travel and study. I lived in an ashram for the winter of 2007 in Haridwar to study chanting and philosophy. In 2008, I began a daily Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. I studied and teacher trained with John Scott as an Ashtanga Teacher.

In 2016 I sought out a female teacher and studied a 3 year Mysore apprenticeship with (learning Ashtanga’s fourth series from) Sarah Durney Hatcher. Whilst I am currently questioning the strict power dynamics in lineage-based yoga systems – these teachers shared their rich insights with me kindly and generously, and for that I am grateful. I find regular chanting, pranayama, restoratives and meditation practice (and a lot of chocolate) help to balance the dynamism of my current practice.

 

My extensive training in the two yoga styles inform my teaching; though the history of both have been marred by the behaviour of their founders, many of the practices have offered me great solace throughout my adult life and it is this healing potential I attempt to share. I teach Ashtanga Vinyasa in the assisted self practice (Mysore) method without dogma. I believe in adapting the practice to each person’s individual constitution and life in order to make the practice accessible and maintainable. I have a student centred, compassionate approach that offers students choice and voice regarding their evolving practice. I also still enjoy teaching vinyasa and restorative classes. These are themed and sequenced around specific bio-mechanical alignment principles to help students to practice intelligently and pain free. Philosophy, pranayama and meditation are woven into the fabric of every class. I am a Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.

 

Find Amy at Lime House on Mondays for Gentle Vinyasa 6:30-8pm and Wednesdays for Deep Release and Restore 7:45-9pm.

Fi Lundie

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Fi is a tremendous trio of Yoga Teacher, Chartered Physiotherapist and Specialist Soft Tissue Therapist.

 

She first started practising as a student of yoga 20 years ago in Australia while travelling.

 

in 1993, Fi qualified from Bath School of Physiotherapy and after gaining post-graduate experience, spent 12 years living and working in New Zealand. Fi received her training in Soft Tissue, Massage and Sports Therapy in Christchurch in 2006. During her time in NZ she badly injured her back and pretty much had to learn to walk again.

 

On returning to the UK in 2015, she worked as a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and Sports Massage Therapist and a friend advised her to ‘check out Lime House Yoga’. Three years later Fi managed to make it to studio, knocked on the door, was greeted by Jock and felt like she was meeting an old friend. She practiced as student with Jock for a year, before completing her 300hr Yoga Teacher Training here at Lime House in 2019. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology now plays a strong part in her yoga teachings.

 

Fi says, ‘I’ve come a long way in a few years under the guidance of amazing teachers and the nurturing environment which is LHY. My favourite practice is morphing and evolving – my basis/foundation in Iyengar is invaluable for rehab and physio. Starting Ashtanga with Jock built up my strength, so while Iyengar makes you stable, controlled, and aligned, the combination of both gives the best of all worlds.

 

Yoga is infinite. Physio is the centre of my wheel and now yoga surrounds it, keeping everything oiled, keeping it turning.’

 

Find Fi at Lime House on Tuesdays for Beginner’s Yoga 6:15-7:30pm and Wednesdays for Foundations Yoga 9:30-11am.

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.

 

Find Louise at Lime House on Tuesdays teaching Vinyasa Flow 9:30-11am and Mums Yoga 11:30am-12:30pm

Henry Miles

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Henry started practicing yoga in 2011 and has been teaching functional movement and capoeira for over 10 years. He undertook his first Yoga teacher training in 2016 and is qualified in Ashtanga and Yin.

Having taught multiple movement practices over the years, Henry has developed a diverse teaching style full of different ideas with a strong focus on making his teachings playful. Henry also works as a Paramedic within the NHS and his knowledge of the body means he provides intuitive adjustments and modifications to suit all body types.

Henry’s personal practice is Ashtanga Vinyasa and he is currently practicing the Advanced A Ashtanga series. However, he has a contemporary style to teaching yoga and uses a student led approach. He creates classes where his students have time and space to explore their own practice, being informed by modern understandings of anatomy, as well as ‘traditional’ ideas of alignment and therapeutic yoga practices.

Find him in his evening class at Lime House Yoga – Ashtanga Vinyasa Level 2-3, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm.

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.

 

Find Emma teaching at Lime House on Tuesday evenings for Rocket Yoga 6:30-8pm.

Aimee Stapleford

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Aimee is a Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Coach, Yoga Therapist and Ayurveda Diet and Lifestyle advocate with a keen interest in Trauma-informed practice.

 

Since 2009 Aimee has been studying and sharing the incredible benefits of holistic approaches to Wellbeing in her private practice and groups. She is passionate about walking the path to Wellbeing alongside others. Autonomy and a client-led approach is foundation to the relational work that she does with her clients, be it as a private client or a participant in studio/group sessions. She believes that self-government, empowerment and agency is at the belly of the facilitator/participant relationship and her sessions are paced and tailored to the needs of the individual.

 

Aimee says, ‘As a Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach, my toes are thoroughly buried in the sands of holistic work. My background in Counselling studies, Yoga Therapy and all things Wellbeing enables a creative, person-centred approach, be it in a group or 1:1 setting. I understand the importance of acknowledging our emotions, patterns and beliefs from having studied Counselling Level 3 through the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). As a student of TCTSY (Trauma Centre Trauma Sensitive Yoga) I endeavour to continue to learn and grow in order to enhance my work as a facilitator, mentor and volunteer.

 

I pull from my experience, knowledge, creativity and intuition and combine multidisciplinary techniques such as Yoga, Ayurveda, Diet and Lifestyle guidance to facilitate clients and students to live a more balanced and happy life. I hope we get to journey together soon.’

 

“Aimee’s specialised and tailored yoga has been a great source of relief to me during a challenging time, when medication could only heal so much. Aimee has offered me invaluable wisdom and coping strategies to self-regulate my pain and symptoms. Her treatment has afforded me respite from my symptoms and, also, an opportunity to strengthen my body and move forward in my recovery. It has been incredibly empowering and of immense relief to me”.  Kate, Cornwall

 

Find Aimee at Lime House for her Restorative/Yin Yoga Class on Friday mornings 10-11:30am.

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.

Paramaguru Bobji

Paramaguru Bobji

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Paramaguru Bobji joined the team in 2018 and slotted straight in. He has shown that Seva (selfless service) to others is the most important part of any spiritual practice. His Seva is shining example of how to live a life worth living. This is the true path of yoga, it lies at the heart of karma yoga, and asks us to serve others with no expectation of reward. The cleanliness of the floor after his job is finished is a shining example to all of us……… all pranam to his little lotus feet…….apart from he doesn’t have any……just little wheels that get clogged from time to time with hair and dust.