Yoga Teachers


Sam Ahern

Sam Ahern

Sam has been practising yoga for over 15 years, teaching in New Zealand, South East Asia, Costa Rica and most recently Colombia.  Returning to her roots, she completed the 500hr IYN certified teacher training with the Devon School of Yoga and now teaches traditional Holistic Hatha Yoga, focusing on a balanced practice that strengthens and detoxifies on every level, bringing us home to rest in our own true nature.  Sam is also a Reiki Master, Shamanic Practitioner, founder of Devon Mala Tree and teaches Shamanic Yoga workshops throughout the South West.




Jessica H. Akiki

Jessica Akiki

"Coming an extensive background in fitness as personal trainer in various disciplines, I discovered Yoga in 2002. Since then it has taken an integral part of my life throughout my happy times and challenging ones. It taught me how to build an honest and kind relationship between body, mind and breath. Yoga shows the way to build strength and spaciousness, resistance and release to find equilibrium and freedom of movement. Practices are done in a peace loving environement, opening a door for wholeness, clarity and healing using traditional yogic concept such as physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation."




Alice Chapman

Alice Chapman

Alice is a yoga teacher & yoga therapist specialising in pre and post-natal yoga. Her classes offer a safe, nurturing and supportive space for women to explore the experience of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Alice has been teaching yoga since 2008 and has studied in India and the UK. She is a teacher trainer for the Devon School of Yoga and also teaches on the school’s post-graduate yoga therapy course. Alice completed her initial pregnancy yoga teacher training in 2010 with Jane Mackarness, and then went on to train as a yoga therapist with the Devon School of Yoga. In recent years Alice has focused on her young family and continued her training in pre and post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore Tuli. Her approach to yoga and life is strongly influenced by her practice of Vipassana meditation as taught my SN Goenka.



Tania Rose Fox

Tania Rose Fox

Tania offers heart-oriented, grounding yoga classes, sharing yoga as a practical & meditative pathway to personal healing, self-validation, and harmony. She teaches with sensitivity, depth and humour, creating a safe, relaxed space in which you are free to nurture or challenge yourself as you wish. She began practicing yoga in 1995 and teaching in 2012 (training with the Devon School of Yoga). She studied with DSY Director Duncan Hulin for ten years; for several years she was devoted to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga (including studies with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff) until a transformative trip to Hawaii in 2015, when she discovered heart-opening, nurturing, feminine Wisdom Flow Yoga and Yin Yoga. Tania’s offerings are rooted in a nature-based spirituality; she is also a trained cacaoista, and Thai yoga massage therapist.



James Russell

James Russell

James teaches a holistic approach to yoga. He has been practising yoga for two decades and teaching yoga for twelve years. James trained in India, Nepal and the UK. In India, he studied at Yoga Vidya Gurukul (YVG) and in the UK with the Devon School of Yoga (DSY). James has completed two teaching diplomas. He also holds a certificate in Advanced Yoga Studies from YVG and a postgraduate diploma in Yoga Therapy from the DSY. James has trained with senior and respected yogacharyas, including Srivatsa Ramaswami and Sri Vishwas Mandlik. His principal teacher is Duncan Hulin with whom he has studied regularly for the past eighteen years. James is a tutor for the Devon School of Yoga and a member of the Independent Yoga Network.



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