The Tree Room - Class Instructors
Yoga and Holistic Health Centre - Focused on your well-being
The 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.

Dawn Lucht de Freibruch
Accredited Yoga Instructor
Kids Stardust Yoga

Dawn's classes focus on helping you to find your way to a calm, stretched, strengthened and relaxed body.
The aim is to listen to your body, self-expression, breathing, body awareness and ultimately being you. It’s not about being able to touch your toes or be bendy but about living the connection between your mind, body and soul.
Dawn combines Hatha and vinyasa flow yoga to create a yoga that's right for you and your body. Dawn and Caroline Arduini, from GreenHeartYoga, offer kids yoga classes, holiday workshops, yoga parties and much more! Dawn is a qualified Rainbow Kids Yoga Instructor. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Babaji

Contact Dawn: 07715 465121 

Srina Patel
Hatha Yoga
Srina teaches a classical form of hatha yoga to all levels 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 

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

Ian Bentley
Yoga Instructor
Restorative Yoga and Yoga and Drumming Workshops

Ian was drawn to yoga to help manage a long standing lower back pain.  From there Ian developed a deeper interest into the broader benefits of yoga. This has led to a desire to learn more and share the benefits of both yoga and meditation. 

Ian qualified as a yoga teacher in the summer of 2017 and has supplemented this with a meditation teacher training qualification. Ian lives in Norwich and spent much of his professional career working in the fast-paced world of operational management in the NHS. Ian has since changed careers and now works full-time as a Yoga teacher helping him to share yoga and meditation to help others be the best version of themselves.
Ian is building on his recent teaching training certificate by assisting his teacher train new students to become yoga teachers. 

Ian is also a Reiki Master and plans to teach Reiki in 2018, he also incorporates Reiki in 1 to 1 Restore and Revive session with clients. Ian combines restorative yoga postures with, Reiki, sound and vibration. This combination provides a calming therapeutic hour that leaves the clients feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Tel - 07877 358163

Elaine Fletcher
Yoga Teacher

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

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
07920 130 968

Sarah Lane 
Yoga Instructor

 “It is important to work on all aspects of yoga to give balance to minsd, 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

Ceri Lee
Yoga Instructor

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. 
website, or check out her Facebook page: yoga-light
Contact Ceri /  07780 680679  

Sarah McCaskey 
Yoga Teacher

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.
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.

Arlene Moya
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.

Heidi Pascual
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher

RYT 500 Yoga Alliance and BWY certified

Heidi’s yoga journey began in 2009 and since that time, my soul journey has been beautifully transformed. She has a successful full-time career, sharing Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, workshops, festivals, worldwide retreats and yoga community. 

Heidi has completed a thousand hours of training with world renowned international tutors who have instilled authenticity and inspiration into my practice and teaching. My time in India allowed authentic insight into the history, tradition and practice of yoga.
Heidi offers authentic, creatively inspired Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Indian philosophy, live music, sound experience and restorative yoga. 

As a writer and teacher of Literature, I am innately inspired by language and art; therefore creative narrative, classical yoga texts and mythic story infuse my choreography. These creative qualities are woven within precise alignment of classical asana, designed with a balance of alignment, yoga assists, form and flow; pranayama, Indian philosophy and meditation.

Christina Sjöström
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teacher

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.

Zoe SmithBritish Wheel of Yoga Trained Teacher / Reiki Master TeacherZoe is teaching chair yoga classes at the Tree Room. Chair yoga aims to give you the experience and benefits of classical yoga, even if you have mobility issues or find regular yoga a challenge.

It is a gentle form of yoga that promotes flexibility, strengthens muscles and deepens personal body awareness. 

Zoe’s classes promote well being, incorporating healthy breathing, alignment and balanced energy flow. Encouraging students to ‘Shine out from the Inside’ and inviting them to courageously and skillfully explore the boundaries of their perceived limitations. You will leave her classes feeling empowered and renewed.

Classes are gentle and suitable for everyone.

Booking for classes available: 

Contact: / 07967 348089

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