Akasha Team

Owners
Jo
Owner
Nuala
Owner
Reception / Studio Team
Zoe
Studio Team
Charlotte
Studio Team
Vanessa
Studio Team
Elodie
Studio Team
Instructors
Alex
Pilates Instructor
Alex has been in the fitness industry for over 20 years. Starting his career as a self defence/martial arts instructor, Alex later graduated in Sports Science and Physical Education followed by Personal Training and Physiology of Exercise. Once Alex started practicing pilates he realised how it would be possible to apply its principles to everything else he was doing. From running, cycling, lifting weights, or just as it is – pilates was the missing link. Alex’s sports related qualifications are vast, but include matwork, reformer, advanced nutrition and pre and post natal.
Read More
Steph
Pilates Instructor
Steph is a qualified Level 4 Personal Trainer with over 10 years experience in the industry. Fitness has been her passion from a young age and after trying Reformer Pilates, Steph fell in love with it and decided to qualify as a Pilates instructor. Steph is also qualified in Yoga, exercise referral, pre and post-natal and nutrition and weight management.
Read More
Amy
Pilates Instructor
Amy has been practicing pilates, both mat and reformer for 10 years and finally took the plunge to train as an instructor in 2015. Amy trained with JPilates under Jo Cobbe in mat, reformer, pre and post natal as well as barre. Amy has recently swapped her full time job in wine, fitting the pilates in around it, to work full time teaching pilates and barre and hasn’t looked back.
Read More
Kelly
Pilates Instructor
Kelly qualified as an instructor in Pilates, Reformer, Barre and Cadillac with Joanne Cobbe at JPilates in London. Kelly started her practice on the Reformer 3 years ago and hasn’t looked back since. Prior to her Pilates training, Kelly participated in boot camps and gym based exercise, and whilst she loved the sessions, her lower back suffered. Physiotherapy failed and Kelly sought to remedy the problem herself, frequenting Akasha as a client on a regular basis for several years! Teacher training and regular Pilates based sessions have totally rectified her back issues and she maintains her back is now the strongest part of her body! Kelly is dedicated to teaching, which is now her passion, and in her own words, “I’m so excited to be on board, It’s my dream come true!”.
Read More
Wendy
Pilates Instructor
Wendy is a qualified physiotherapist whose main area of expertise is in rehabilitation. She trained at Guys Hospital and has over 30 years experience. She has practised yoga and pilates intermittently for over 20 years but hasn't looked back since finding Akasha. Having felt its benefits first hand she decided to train to teach Reformer classes and is passionate about the results she has witnessed. Her wealth of knowledge further enhances her classes which she has now been teaching at Akasha for a year.
Read More
Carol
Pilates Instructor
Carol’s journey began when she attended her first reformer class at Akasha in December 2014. After her first class she was hooked, soon attending 3 classes a week. With a desire to share her passion for pilates, Carol qualified as a mat & reformer instructor under the tuition of Jo Cobbe of JPilates. At the beginning of 2019 Carol left her full-time job of 27 years to focus on teaching Pilates and hasn't looked back since.
Read More
Tracey
Pilates Instructor
Tracey had been practicing Pilates for more than 10 years when she decided to train as an instructor. She initially signed up for the Mat Pilates instructor course at JPilates in London but was inspired to continue to her Pilates Masters Certificate, which includes The Reformer Collection, Cadillac, Wunda Chair and Barrel Collection. She is passionate about Pilates and continues to be a regular client at Akasha.
Read More
Gemma
Pilates Instructor
Jade
Pilates Instructor
Gail
Pilates Instructor
Gail has always been a fitness enthusiast and in 2016 left her full time job as a biologist to pursue a career in fitness and wellbeing. She completed her mat training with JPilates and has since added barre and reformer to her repetoire. She loves to challenge clients so they see progress, knowing they've worked hard but leave with a smile on their face.
Read More
Laura
Pilates Instructor
Nicola
Pilates Instructor
Vanessa
Pilates Instructor
Vanessa has always been a fitness enthusiast and has been practicing Mat Pilates for 20+ years to combat lower back issues. She started Reformer when we launched in 2014 and when we opened the new studio in Ware Vanessa took the plunge to train as an instructor with J Pilates in London. She is passionate about Pilates and the benefits regular sessions can have on the body
Read More
Sian
Yoga Instructor
Sian is a RYT 200hr Yoga alliance accredited Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. Sian delivers classes that both challenge and calm the body, mind and soul. Sian's classes are suitable to all levels, beginners, total newbies or experienced yogis.
Read More
Tracey
Yoga Instructor
Tracey has had an interest and been practicing yoga from the age of 12 and initially self-taught through books whilst at school. Since then it has always been an important and integral part of her life and fundamental to her upbringing. Tracey has always found that practicing Yoga and Pilates makes her feel revitalised and is great exercise for bringing balance and harmony to body and mind. She began her teacher training in 2004 and is now fully qualified as an Advanced Hatha Yoga teacher & a mat Pilates teacher.
Read More
Emma
Yoga Instructor
Emma is a qualified 200hr registered yoga teacher, having completed her training with the Fringe.yoga method, a unique vinyasa flow balanced with therapeutic Yin Yoga. Journeying around the elements - feel your connections to the Earth, flow with the fluidity of Water, delve into your fierce inner Fire and experience the freedom of Air.
Read More
Kirsty
Yoga Instructor
Kirsty teaches Hatha Yoga and a Hatha flow style of yoga that introduces simple flow sequences. Kirsty is a level 4 qualified instructor having completed her training in 2015 at The British wheel of yoga. Kirsty continues her training attending regular courses including learning functional range conditioning and animal flow exercises which are often brought into her classes.
Read More
Penny
Yoga Instructor
A trained yoga instructor specialising in pre and post natal yoga as well teaching baby yoga for parents & babies and baby massage.
Read More
Jen
Instructor
Jen is a 200HR RYT, having completed training with The Power Yoga Company in 2019. Expect a strong, dynamic flow designed to build strength and deepen your practice, focusing on breath and alignment. Jen loves guiding students through their practice, seeing them grow and supporting them on their yoga journey
Read More
Jo
Barre Instructor
Jo attended ballet from the age of 3 and trained professionally from the age of 13 at Tring Park School for Performing Arts then a 3 year diploma course at Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts where she qualified as an ISTD dance teacher. She’s worked commercially as a dancer for a number of years in the UK and during her time travelling in Australia. She has taught the ISTD syllabus to children in Modern and Ballet. Jo attended barre classes for several years and has fallen in love with it. She is now a qualified BarreConcept instructor which is accredited internationally.
Read More
Therapists
Steph
Sports Massage Therapist
Steph is a Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist. She studied at London School of Sports Massage and qualified in 2016 and is a full member of ISRM (Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage) As a Soft Tissue Therapist, Steph assesses, treats and rehabilitates minor and chronic musculoskeletal conditions and pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses. Although sport can be a common factor with many of her clients, this is far from being the main issue she deals with.

For my information or to book an appointment contact:
Email: stef89@hotmail.com
Mobile: 07921659917
Read More
Stortford Park Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists
We are a friendly and approachable team offering a wide range of physiotherapy treatments. Whether you are struggling with a new injury or have suffered for a while, we can help. As well as being registered chartered physiotherapists and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), we have all completed extensive post-graduate training in musculoskeletal medicine and the Watson Headache ® Approach. Having worked together for the last 10 years - and with a combined professional experience of over 45 years - we are committed to improving your quality of life. To make an enquiry or book an appointment contact us at info@stortfordpark.physio
Read More
Tranquil Retreats
Lucid Light Experience
The Lucia No 3 is one of the leading light device for wellness, consciousness expansion, relaxation and meditation. A Lucid Light Experience session effortlessly creates quick and sustained deep relaxation. Each session is unique to you as you lie in front of the lights, relax and let go. Your experiences and benefit from using the Lucia No 3 can develop and change over time ranging from resetting your nervous system and lowering stress levels to opening up to experience deeper levels of awareness and shifting your consciousness. The lights used in the Lucia No 3 include a unique combination of wide spectrum solid light as well as LED lights which is relatively high quality comparatively. The effect of the experience shifts your brain from the everyday waking beta state to deeper levels of brain wave states – you could experience shifts in consciousness through all levels of brainwave states such as alpha, theta, delta and switch between them during a session. Brainwaves play an important role in your mental state and wellbeing, deep relaxation and healing take place during some of these important restful brainwave states. The Lucia No 3 effortlessly switches your brainwave state into a more harmonious coherence having a positive effect on (but not limited to) the following: - Stress or burn out - Increasing clarity of mind - Enhancing creativity and production - Expanded states of consciousness - Transformational experiences The Lucia No 3 can assist in learning to meditate as well as deepen meditation experiences, it can take you beyond deep relaxation as you become more mindfully aware in assisting to bring you into a space of balance, expanded awareness and transformation to realise your true potential. If you would like to book a session contact Leena on 07984665331
Read More
Beautiful Soul Reiki
Reiki Therapist
Hello and welcome to 🌸🙏🏻Beautiful Soul Reiki 🙏🏻🌸  My name is Denise and I am a fully qualified Reiki Master and Teacher. Reiki has helped so many of my present clients to regain their health and wellbeing, and I am delighted to be opening a Reiki clinic here at Akasha . My clinic will be open every Saturday 12-8 pm Reiki is a gentle hands-on or distance energy healing technique. It does not act purely on a physical level, but works holistically, eliciting a healing response: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By healing on all these levels, harmony and overall wellness to the person is restored. If you haven’t tried Reiki yet, then why not book a session with me for an hour of healing and deep relaxation at dslreikihealing@gmail.com🙏🏻
Read More