About Me

I teach dynamic, creative and inspiring Vinyasa flow classes and deeply nourishing restorative workshops.

My purpose is to help others find freedom and ease in their body and mind, guiding my students to get the most out of their lives and live more presently so that they might find lightness and joy in each moment.

Teaching is my vocation and for all of my adult life I have taught drama, dance and musical theatre in schools and colleges. As such I have a deep insight into how people learn and grow and nothing gives me greater pleasure then seeing my students develop.

I qualified as a yoga teacher in 2009 and have taught hatha, vinyasa and restorative classes alongside my full-time job, until 2017 when I closed my eyes and took a leap into the unknown to become a full-time yoga teacher.

Yoga has helped me personally overcome serious injury, cope with stressful times and become more present and aware. I want nothing more than to bring yoga into people’s lives so that they might discover the wonderful benefits of this ancient system:

  • Improved posture and awareness of the body
  • Increased flexibility, ease of movement and relaxation
  • More stability, strength and courage
  • A calmer and more focused mind
  • A sense of enquiry and self-study

What my students say...

Louise

Bishops Waltham Class

I took the plunge last January to get back to yoga after a break of several years and found Gemma!

Gemma has a positive and encouraging approach to her classes. I have found myself more self aware and am learning to listen to my body more.

I am definitely more flexible as a result of my practice and find the class a great compliment to the other exercise I do and often a challenge!

I love the different focus that Gemma puts on each class – it always seems to be just what I need. I am hooked and would encourage everyone to give it a try!

Jack

Bishops Waltham Class

Gemma is a fantastic teacher with loads of experience teaching classes of all shapes and sizes! I have been attending one of her smaller classes at the Health Space in Bishop’s Waltham.

The studio is bright and airy (with underfloor heating – a plus on cold, wet mornings!), and the classes are small so you get personalised modifications and support throughout the practice.

So far the classes have been very informative as well as practical and I am slowly working my way towards being stronger and more flexible with Gemma’s guidance. Each practice has been focussed on a different aspect of yoga or a part of the body which has made for really productive and engaging sessions.

Gemma makes everybody feel really comfortable in themselves and usually has a cracking playlist on the go for each session too!

Lou

Curdridge Class

I joined Gemma’s yoga class last April. I was a little apprehensive going along by myself and meeting new people as I hadn’t practiced yoga for a long while.

I was greeted by warm smiles, a relaxed atmosphere and I immediately felt at ease and welcome. I really look forward to my yoga class every week. I feel stronger, more flexible and most importantly, I feel calmer!

I’ve learnt to breathe and take two when things get a little stressed. Remembering my yoga meditation, helps me learn to be CALM and CARRY on! I am grateful to have found yoga, it is now part of my life.

I really recommend joining one of Gemma’s classes. Do something for you 🙂 x