Welcome to Surya Yoga
If you practice yoga regularly, or you're thinking of trying yoga for the first time,
you have come to the right place.
Hi, I'm Debbie
Health and wellbeing are at the heart of my teaching philosophy. I aim to provide a safe and open environment where students are guided through a structured approach to yoga that centres on awareness of the breath, mindful movement and conscious intention.
Where it all began . . .
I've had a passion for the arts, movement and dance since I was very young. In my late teens, I moved to London to train in contemporary dance and went on to a lifetime career as a professional dance teacher, training and inspiring upcoming dancers and choreographers.
I started practicing yoga over twenty years ago when I took a course in dynamic yoga with renowned yoga teacher and writer, Godfrey Devereux. Over recent years, I was lucky to have met and studied with a number of gifted yoga instructors, including Ramesh Sapkota and Chrissie Gregory in Kathmandu, Fernando Pacheco in Bali, and Nina Vukas in Portugal.
I became a licensed yoga teacher after completing the 200-hour training with Spanda Vinyasa Yoga School in Portugal, and am now living in Harrogate and running classes at Soma Wellness Studio in Otley, West Yorkshire. My yoga practice is informed by various traditions, including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Yin Yoga.
This is a truly wonderful opportunity to share my
experience and passion for yoga.
I’m looking forward to making new friends and building a community of
togetherness, growth and continued wellbeing.
Godfrey was my first yoga teacher. I studied with him nearly 20 years ago and was inspired to start my lifelong yoga journey
Over the past three years, I've visited many amazing places. In Kathmandu, Nepal, I studied yoga with Ramesh and Chrissie, who are both very generous, gifted and inspiring yoga teachers
I studied with Nina at the Spanda Vinyasa Yoga School in Portugal, where I gained my Yoga Alliance (RYT) teaching qualification
Hi, thank you for visiting Surya Yoga.
Unfortunately, I'm no longer teaching yoga classes at Asha Studio in Paisley, as I've moved to Otley, West Yorkshire, in order to support my elderly mother.
A few months ago, I started teaching yoga in Otley at Soma Studio, but currently the classes are suspended due to the lockdown situation.
UPDATE - Monday 17th May 2021:
I'm glad to announce that my classes at Soma Studio, Otley are restarting this week on Thursdays at 5.15 - 6.15pm and Sundays at 500 - 6.00pm. Please visit the Soma website for further information and to book a class or course.
Soma Wellness Studio,
57a Kirkgate, Otley LS21 3HN
Tel: 07598 245078