Meet the Teachers – Courses and Retreats are offered throughout the year with professional, qualified and respected Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Reiki, Health and Fitness experts. The following information tells you something about these talented people and the courses and therapies they offer.
Steffi Goddard – Artist, Yoga Teacher and Reiki healer in Residence
Steffi has spent her professional life as a successful artist and art teacher. She has an impressive list of collectors worlwide and regularly exhibits her work in galleries in England and Spain. Steffi has also practiced yoga all her life, and is a qualified yoga teacher and Reiki healer. Her dream was to open a retreat in Spain where she could bring individuals together to experience art and yoga and for other professional teachers to do the same. She is a naturally patient teacher and will encourage you to try something new or develop existing skills. She has developed an Art and Yoga holiday which does not require a high level of skill in either subject to enjoy the benefits of this type of retreat and regularly works alongside other professionals who bring their groups to the cortijo with art meditation/visualisation session. The synergie between art and yoga is such that they create a balance and work in harmony together using colour, shape and form. On an Art and Yoga retreat you will enjoy the benefits of daily yoga sessions, explore your creative side in the art studio or out on location in the beautiful countryside of Andalucia, use meditation and relaxation to help unlock your creativity and most of all have fun with lots of laughter and good food.
Chloe Watts – Yoga Teacher and Gong Master
Chloe Watts, ‘My Happy Body’
, is a professional yoga teacher and personal trainer. The groups she brings to Las Salinas always enjoy her youthful energy and dazzling smile. She believes exercise is just one factor contributing to overall health. By combining a healthy diet, meditation, yoga and stretching, exercising, gong baths, laughing and massage, overall health can be achieved and this is what she calls ‘holistic fitness’. Looking good is an external result of our bodies functioning at their peak, and her holistic fitness philosophy is the best way to achieve this. Chloe is also a qualified gong meditation practitioner and regularly holds gong bath sessions at the cortijo.
Ram Inderpreet Kaur – Kundalini Yoga
Ram Inderpreet has been a passionate teacher of Kundalini Yoga since 2010. She discovered it during a period of serious illness and it brought such remarkable and instant transformation on a physical, mental and spiritual level that she knew she had found her path. She signed up for teacher training after just one class and is now a KRI certified Level 2 (500 hour) teacher and trains other yoga teachers as they embark on their own healing journey. Her teaching invites a deep connection to your soul, allowing you to experience yourself at a different level. This is fun, do-able and transformational yoga that brings strength and flexibility not only to your body, but also to your mind and spirit. Ram Inderpreet’s workshops combine a powerful physical practice with the magic of mantra, sound current, breath and deep meditation, opening a space for profound self-discovery and self-healing. Her retreats offer a joyful dive into the teachings and practices of Kundalini Yoga, the legacy of Yogi Bhajan, whose technology is needed more today than ever before. No experience is necessary, just an open heart and an open mind…
Jen Reid is a Kundalini Research Institute certified Level 1 Instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She reached pensionable age a few years ago and now delights in pursuing her many interests, not the least of which is her daily yoga practice. Nidhān Avtār Kaur is her given spiritual name. It means something like ‘earthly embodiment of treasure’. She tries hard to be a treasure to others in her teaching, and is keen to make the benefits of kundalini yoga accessible to everyone. Not just about the strength and flexibility of the physical body (though that benefits too), kundalini yoga is a wonderful technology for dealing with the stress, speed of change and information overload that are today’s reality. Yoga and meditation practices hold much promise, now being confirmed in medical studies, for helping alleviate mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, as well as for physical ailments such as low back pain. You may have read about a Kundalini meditation (Kirtan Kriya), which is being recommended for those with dementia and their carers for the management of stress. Jen will be delighted to introduce you to the technology and treasures of Kundalini Yoga.
Julie Brealy – Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist
After a successful 20 year career as a semi -pro sportswoman, Julie decided to channel her passion for fitness to help others who wanted to achieve but didn’t know how to start. Julie is a certified Personal Trainer, Master Kettlebell Trainer, running and sports coach and Weight Management and Obesity Specialist and premier designer of some of the top weight loss bootcamps in the UK.
Julie has worked and studied health and fitness for over 15 years and what sets her apart from other trainers is her down to earth attitude and incredible motivational techniques to inspire everyone she works with to reach goals they never thought possible.
Believing in total body fitness Julie’s programmes are not one hit wonders as she believes in working with you to ensure that you see and feel results quickly while at the same time building a strong foundation for your future health.
Julie’s personal passion for fitness has seen her seek out the best national and international coaches and trainers to continually develop her own skills and knowledge and these are passed on to you though her dynamic and creative style of training.
Karen Harvey – Yoga Teacher, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist
Karen has had 25 happy years working in the fitness and well being industry. Her approach is warm, friendly and inclusive. Karen has achieved balance in her own life – being a mother of 3, grandmother of 4 and Yoga teacher to many. She has extensively travelled India in her quest to deliver authentic Yoga and Meditation. Karen is enthusiastic to share her knowledge to create a healthier, happier you.