Yoga, Meditation, Wellbeing and Gentle Exercise in Teesside
Meet The Team
We are a socially conscious, local, grass-roots Community Interest Company with wellness at the heart of our mission.
Our team teach Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi Chuan and Chair Based Yoga and Exercise classes across Teesside.
Managing Director & 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.
Director and Session Facilitator
Ella is an Occupational Therapist and founder of Eric Knows, a Community Interest Company that supports those with Autism and Disabilities. Ella runs community groups and works with a neuro-divergent team, developing a website where it is easy to find accessible places and days out for all. Ella is keen to develop fun, engaging Chair Exercise sessions for Autistic adults with mindfulness practices involved. www.ericknows.co.uk
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.
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. Steph specialises in Pre-natal and Post-Natal Yoga.
Dr Anqi Shen
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. Anqi is skilled at adapting practice for a range of abilities.
Maria is a Senior Teacher and has travelled far & wide to study & practice Yoga with world renowned teachers. Maria is a keen Mysore Ashtanga Practitioner and Teacher. Over the last decade her focus has been to share all she has learnt locally at home in Teesside. Maria teaches classes for The Halo Project Survivors Friendship Group. www.yogateesside.com
Chair Yoga & Exercise Teacher
Louise is a trained Yoga teacher and Chair Exercise Teacher. She looks after our ‘Keep Moving Teesside!’ Chair Yoga and Exercise classes on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, as well as running workshops and courses for AMALAwellness. Knowledgeable and friendly, she makes the classes really accessible and fun.
Tai Chi Teacher
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.
Cafe AMALA Chief Volunteer
Trish supports our Cafe AMALA sessions across Teesside. Supporting new starts in class and helping Aimee and Louise serve tea, coffee and cake. Trish is an integral part of AMALAwellness and the whole team is grateful for her time and dedication to our Cafe AMALA sessions.