Meet the team

Aimee Bell
Executive Director and Teacher

Aimee is a Yoga and gentle exercise teacher. Aimee has been practicing Yoga and Meditation since 2013. She founded AMALAwellness in 2019, setting up as a Community Interest Company in September 2021. She is passionate about Yoga, Meditation and the positive effects it can bring to individuals and local communities.
To read more about Aimee click here.
To read more about her experience and qualifications click here.

Steph Wall
Non-Executive Director

Steph is a massage therapist, reflexologist and Yoga teacher.
Steph has practiced Yoga for over 20 years, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the board.

Jess Forbes
Non-Executive Director

Jess is a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner who is passionate about making Yoga, Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques accessible to all. Jess has supported people in the local community with their wellbeing for several years, working for charities and non-profit organisations.

Dr Anqi Shen

Yoga Teacher

Anqi is teaching Gentle Slow Flow Yoga on a Monday in Linthorpe. Anqi brings a wealth of knowledge and practice to the team, sharing her passion for Yoga and Meditation with her students.

Claire Roberts

Claire is a keen Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and teacher. Claire has studied Yoga Asana, Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation and Philosophy with Himalaya Yoga Valley Centre. Claire teaches our Monday Evening Class in Kirkby, Great Ayton.

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Louise is a trained Yoga teacher and Chair Exercise Teacher. She looks after our ‘Keep Moving Teesside!’ Chair Yoga and Exercise classes on a Tuesday and Thursday, as well as running workshops and courses for AMALAwellness. Knowledgeable and friendly, she makes the classes really accessible and fun.

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Claire teaches our Tai Chi Chuan classes. She has been a practitioner and a teacher for over a decade, studying under world renowned teacher john Ding. Classes include Qi-Gong and meditation. Claire is very knowledgeable and loves sharing her passion for Tai Chi with the people of Teesside.

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