The Tree Room - Yoga Instructors

Our Yoga Teachers

Read about some of our Yoga teachers and Instructors here then
  simply choose a class that best suits you from the class timetable page. 
Call the teacher direct to check availability, prices and book your space.

Caroline Ardulini  
Slow Flow Yoga  
Hatha and Hatha Flow Yoga & Yoga for Kids 

Yoga Alliance registered and insured.  Caroline will lead you on an inward journey through traditional yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work) with a smattering of yogic philosophy. Holding each asana just long enough to find the correct alignment and stillness within, coupled with graceful and mindful movement between each. Caroline emphasises the importance of deep and even breathing to facilitate a meditative practice that leaves one feeling strong and flexible in body, balanced in mind and energised yet calm in spirit. Believing that everyone and anyone can benefit from yoga. Caroline is a dedicated practitioner, teaching with love and a heartfelt dream of aiding students to find happiness and feel the magic within. 
"If you can close your eyes and breathe, you can do yoga. The action is on the inside” - unknown source.

For more info help yourself to a flyer in reception or visit: 
/ 07817266784 / / Facebook: Greenheartyoga /
Instagram: g.r.e.e.n_h.e.a.r.t_y.o.g.a 

Christina Sjöström
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor

Christina offers a dynamic and physical style of Vinyasa Flow Yoga creating a nurturing space for all aspects of your being – body, breath, mind and spirit. Each practice is thematically organised and includes a brief meditation where you’re given the space to learn from and apply yogic philosophy to your own life. The bulk of the class is devoted to a series of creative, playful, at times challenging sequences of postures designed to strengthen and stretch your whole body allowing you to embody the theme of the practice. Each class closes with deep relaxation to seal in the benefits of the postures. Suitable for all levels of practitioner. 
For more details see If you wish to book, or have a query, please contact:, or 07724 391704. Find me on Facebook: Christina Yoga Colchester.

Sarah McCaskey 
Accredited Yoga Instructor
Sarah offers weekly yoga nidra deep relaxation classes at The Tree Room – simple breath and body awareness exercises are followed by a guided relaxation with sound bath. She believes passionately that yoga has something to offer everyone no matter what age, ability, shape, size, health condition or experience and has shared accessible yoga with hundreds of people since she founded Your Space in 2010.
Having studied movement and meditation since 1980 including hatha, astanga, yoga nidra and laughter yoga, contemporary dance and ballet, tai chi and capoeira her classes weave together many movement inspirations. Teaching certificates include Sivananda Yoga Vedanta TTC, Yoga Professionals TTC and Satyananda yoga nidra training.
She runs gentle hatha yoga classes locally and also leads workshops and retreats such as laughter yoga, walking yoga, kirtan heartsong and sound journeys. She is holistic therapist offering reiki with sound healing, Thai yoga massage and Indian head massage in the Colchester area.

Srina Patel 
 Hatha Yoga

Srina teaches a classical form of hatha yoga with emphasis on breathing, yoga postures, and relaxation. Themes are explored such as the link between asana (yoga posture) and breath, posture and alignment, and mindfulness. Classes typically offer 90 minutes of balanced yoga practice. Starting with breathing exercises (known as pranayama), students are then introduced step-by-step, to an invigorating blend of flowing sequences to warm up the body and mind, followed by various asanas held for 1-2 minutes each. Ending with 10-15 minutes of guided relaxation. Each session is designed to leave participants feeling both relaxed and energized. The combination of asanas aim to stretch and strengthen the muscles, balance the internal systems of the body (such as the digestive and nervous systems), support a healthy back, reduce stress, and promote overall health and wellbeing. Individual needs and goals are also considered and incorporated wherever possible. Srina studied for her qualification with Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, and her teaching style is influenced by the spirit of the Sivananda tradition. She is also a member of the Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). 

Contact Srina: Tel: 07835730593 / Email: / Website: yoga / Facebook:

Louise  Fortunato 
British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher
Integrated Yoga Therapist and Mindfulness Trainer.  

Louise Fortunato is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and foundation course tutor, an integrated yoga therapist and an experienced mindfulness trainer.  She has extensive training and teaching experience in her fields and has a particular professional focus on stress management, emotional upheaval and the therapeutic applications of her disciplines. She has created Paths to Peace ( to bring together mind, body and breath based practices to help people overcome stress, anxiety and trauma, to help cope with chronic illness and pain, and to assist clients in achieving greater levels of health and life satisfaction.  Louise teaches yoga in small group settings, offers group mindfulness and relaxation courses and 1:1 personalised yoga therapy and mindfulness programmes.
Louise's Christian faith complements the work that she carries out, which together with her philosophical understanding of yoga, benefits her work as a guide for deeper spiritual connection, should this be an additional area of interest. 

Contact Louise on 01206 272453 

Arlene McGill   
Hatha Yoga Instructor   

After feeling run down, Arlene realised her ‘on the go’ lifestyle missed out time to recharge. Yoga classes encouraged Arlene to listen to her body, which in turn rejuvenated her outlook and energy levels. The constant stimulus of modern life has an impact on the body, and Arlene sees yoga as a way to reconnect and release tension.   Her classes explore breath awareness incorporated with slow, held postures to strengthen the body-mind connection.   Classes are well-suited to those new to yoga or anyone looking to relax and unwind. Foundational postures are explored to establish a yoga practice that renews both body and mind. 

Contact Arlene on 07983 567283 / e-mail to book a class.

Dawn Lucht de Freibruch 
Accredited Yoga Instructor
Kids Stardust Yoga

Dawn's classes focus on moving over posing and helping you to find your own way to calm, stretch, strengthen and relax your  body. The focus is on listening to your body, self-expression, breathing, body awareness and being you. It’s not about being able to touch your toes or be bendy but about making the connection between your mind and your body.
Dawn combines Hatha, vinyasa and ashtanga yoga to create a yoga that's right for you.
Contact Dawn: /
Tel: 07715465121

Ceri Lee
Accredited Yoga Teacher

Ceri has been a professional yoga teacher since 2001, is registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN) as a 500-hour+ teacher, and has over twenty years of practice and experience.  Her classes are classically based, incorporating a balance of breath focus, asana, and relaxation, built around a classical Sivananda format. 
Ceri’s experience has shown that the breath is the key to connect with vital energy, and with a mindful approach, yoga can be a powerful tool for strengthening and healing the mind and body.  Her style is inclusive, adaptive and accessible to all.  This is fundamentally influenced by her broad spectrum of training, including certified Remedial Yoga training with The Yoga for Health Foundation, and advanced yoga qualifications in Sivananda Yoga.  ‘Health is wealth. Peace of mind is happiness. Yoga shows the way.’ Swami Vishnudevananda
website, or check out her Facebook page: yoga-light
Contact Ceri by e-mail: / tel: 07780 680679  / / Facebook page: yoga-light

Heidi Pascual 
Energetic Yoga Flow class

Heidi teaches Vinyasa Flow yoga classes, workshops and retreats in the U.K, Europe and India.
As a writer and teacher of Literature, Heidi is innately inspired by language and art; therefore creative narrative, mythic story and poetry infuse her choreography. Her love of nature and beauty, movement and music, culture and tradition are expressed through practice of yoga and these elements inspire her sequencing.  Tapas has burned brightly and Heidi has completed a thousand hours of foundational and advanced training. Her time in India allowed authentic insight into the history, tradition and practice of yoga.  Yoga to enliven the body; music to open the heart, tradition to inspire the spirit; love to lift the soul.

Contact Heidi - / / 07814 245194


Elaine Fletcher 
Yoga Instructor

Elaine has now been teaching for more than twenty years. Yoga has been an invaluable tool for her- maintaining a sense of wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally.In 1994 she qualified as a teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga and has since gone on to do further training. Elaine's approach to asana has been influenced by working with well respected teachers , Peter Blackaby and John Stirk who draw on their knowledge from osteopathy, to encourage practice that focuses on the natural alignment of the body. Utilizing the role of the breath to create movement and release tension is also key in refining awareness and promoting a sense of well- being. Elaine teaches a wide variety of classes and also offers one to ones or very small groups - this can really give the opportunity to tailor the practice to individual needs.As a Diploma course tutor with the British Wheel of Yoga for more than ten years , Elaine enjoys nurturing students as well as promoting the skills and knowledge necessary to gain the teaching qualification. 

Elaine can be contacted for details and to book a place at one of her workshops or classes on 07866 808739 or at  website

Sarah Lane 
Accredited Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher & Holistics Therapist & Tutor

Sarah is a creative teacher and incorporates not only a mixture of her favorite styles (Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa), but also tries to include her experience as a massage therapist and occasionally include self-massage techniques, self-reflexology and even Thai partner yoga. Sarah teaches a beautiful blend of Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa Yoga, classes may include starting off with visualisation and pranayama (breathing techniques) to bring the attention to the body and to the present, gently warming up movements, linking breath and movement, then moving on to gentle Vinyasa; stimulating energy and heat in the body, classes also include Yin postures, holding each posture for 3-5 minutes, encouraging the body to open slowly creating a deeper stretch and allowing the mind to soften and slow down, then classes usually finish off with meditation or Yoga Nidra.   
 “It is important to work on all aspects of yoga to give balance to mind, body and spirit.”

Sarah also teaches a variety of Holistic Practitioner Courses, including Reiki, Massage, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Couples Massage, Ear Candling, please visit her website for a complete list and more details. 

Contact Sarah on 07593 590888
To Book a yoga class/see prices & Packages:

Jonathan Hallam
Yoga Instructor

Jonathan teaches mindfulness meditation and yoga classes at the Tree Room. Both classes are centred around exploring one's own wisdom through developing awareness and self-compassion. Mindfulness meditation is a wonderful way to practise present moment awareness; to gently focus and guide awareness back over and over, as it drifts in a busy mind to the past or to the future. In this way mindfulness promotes a sense of peacefulness and ease without the need to try to be peaceful. Jonathan's yoga classes are based on classical yoga with other influences including self-shiatsu, womb yoga and Buteyko breathing. Each individual is encouraged to listen to their own needs and practise with compassion; to find the point between effort and effortlessness; and to enjoy the progress which is available right now.  Both classes are available for complete beginners and experienced yogis alike. Jonathan is passionate about sharing the message that yoga is for any body; and that with practise flexibility and strength naturally increases over time.

Booking for classes available at / Contact: / 
07920 130 968

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