Well Team

JOE
Yoga Teacher / Holistic Therapist

Joe studied Hatha Yoga and Prana Kriya Yoga in Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India under the tutelage of yogi Ashokanada. With over 10 years as a Tui Na massage therapist (deep tissue acupressure) and previously working as a personal trainer, Joe has a vast understanding of the body and its innate healing power. Joe rehabilitated himself from a serious back injury using Tui Na, Prana Kriya Yoga and Himalayan Hatha Yoga as primary tools.

He now lives a pain free, happy and able life and loves to share the positive benefits that these techniques can offer; helping people to get out of pain, improve their health, gain clarity of mind and develop internal strength.

Joe teaches:
Yin Yoga
Mondays 6 – 7pm
Prana Kriya Yoga
Mondays 9:45 – 11am


PAUL
Thrive Programme / Structural Integration

Paul uses Structural Integration (Rolfing), dynamic functional movement and manipulation of the ‘magical’ fascia to bring balance, poise and power into your life. In sessions Paul frees and lengthens your stuck and painful body and mind patterns, old and new, for good.

Paul has worked on many continents and with many different walks of life . He has been inspired and blessed by the Massai medicine man in the rift valley, and journeyed with the Yawa-nawa shaman. Paul studied Rolfing at the foot of the rocky mountains with the fairest native american shaman rolfer on record. He has been lucky enough to be befriended and gently guided by many incredible practitioners from near and far who have shared their wisdom freely.

Paul shares that we are much more than we have been taught and is fascinated by human potential. We are all much more than we realise and being lucky enough to see people expand and grow is what gets Paul up in the morning. Whether it is clearing old pains and problem, resolving lifelong emotional burdens or a complete metamorphosis, Paul’s experience is that everyone can Thrive.


DAN
PT / Sports Massage

Dan has nearly 20 years experience as an elite athlete, high performance sports coach and personal trainer. He believes in an integrated approach and draws influence from his personal experience in many areas including elite sport, martial arts, yoga and uses movement and mindfulness to help his clients become more at one with their bodies and into a state of wellness.

Dan encourages his clients to focus on health and having fun and at the same time to challenge the limits of what their bodies can do. You can expect it to be like no other exercise you’ve ever done.

Dan is available at Well for sessions in movement, weight training, boxing and outdoor training which includes our awesome NEW rig.


THOMASINA
Network Chiropractor

Dr Thomasina Craster has 18 years of experience as a chiropractor and has run her own practice for 17 years.
She trained for five years at the University of Glamorgan, Wales, and graduated in 2005 as a fully qualified traditional chiropractor and doctor of chiropractic. She is registered with the General Chiropractic Council and a member of the United Chiropractic Association.

She specialises neurologically and is certified at the highest level to practice a revolutionary technique called Network Spinal Analysis and its closely related system of Somato Respiratory Integration (SRI) breathing exercises. Network Chiropractic is a very gentle, no crack required technique, especially helpful for chronic, long standing issues by releasing stress and trauma from the body. 

Dr Thomasina runs SRI breath workshops and day retreats called Clear days to help access the trauma stored in the body that holds us back from fully healing all aspects of our lives. 

Dr Thomasina practices
Network Chiropractic
Tuesday’s 10am – 1pm
Thursday’s 3pm – 6.30pm


MIRELLA
Yoga Teacher

Mirella is an enthusiastic and outgoing person who has always enjoyed learning and improving. She believes, upon discovering the practice of yoga 8 years ago, it has changed her approach to life and situations completely.

Studying the depths of the practice in India was one the best experience of her entire life (after giving birth to her daughter of course).

She is qualified in Ashtanga, but loves mixing the practice up with other poses too, to keep her classes fresh and innovative. She loves what she does and passing the same passion on to her students. There is so much to learn from each other in every class.

At Well Bath, Mirella offers Hatha Flow. Mirella welcomes all levels into her classes; the yogis will be tested and the novices made welcome and nurtured.

Mirella is a favourite in the yoga community. We are lucky enough to have her expertise at Well Bath.

Mirella teaches:
Sol Power Yoga
Mondays 11:30am – 12:30pm
Tuesday – Friday 9:45am -10:45am


RUTH
Yoga Teacher

Ruth has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, starting her practice with her mum when she was first diagnosed with depression at 14. Over the years yoga has been a key part of her toolkit in maintaining her wellbeing.

She specialises in ashtanga and yin yoga and has trained with the British Wheel of Yoga, Yoga Alliance and most recently with world renowned Ashtanga teachers David Swenson, Danny Paradise, John Scott and Lucy Crawford. Ruth encourages students to cultivate awareness of both their body and their breath and most importantly to love and find joy in their practice.

Students describe Ruth’s classes as ‘rewarding, explorative, creative and authentic’.

Ruth teaches:
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Thursdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Yin Yoga
Mondays 6 – 7:15pm
Thursdays 6:45 – 7:45pm
Ashtanga Inspired Yoga
Tuesdays 6 – 7:15pm


ILONA
Yoga Teacher / Acupuncturist

Ilona began practising Satyanandayoga in Sydney Australia 2009. She was struck by how quickly this gentle style of yoga dropped her into a place of stillness and heightened awareness. This revelation inspired her to delve deeper into yoga’s offerings, and she completed a Diploma in Yogic Studies and Teacher Training from the Academy of Yoga Science. 

Ilona is particularly inspired by the healing and uplifting bhakti yoga practice of mantra chanting and singing kirtan in community.

She is a practising Registered nurse of 25 years and has a background in Traditional Chinese medicine. Ilona happily shares her time between the RUH Trust and Well Bath.

Ilona teaches:
Gentle Hatha Yoga
Fridays 12 noon – 1:15pm


ALEX
Personal Trainer

Alex has developed his craft over ten years from diverse coaches. His biggest influence comes from understanding that the body needs to be set up to perform correctly. The other major influences are a passion for Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics.

He is a dedicated coach who aims to get a clear understanding of his clients on both a physical and metal level in order to get the most out of what they want.

He believes a great relationship and understanding of the body is the key to a client’s success.

Alex covers training for all types of people, from circuit work to complex compound lifts to movement and flexibility. He also covers some specialist areas, these include Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics based calisthenics work, such as the Rings and Handstands.


JESS
Yoga Teacher

Jess is an experienced yoga teacher, personal trainer and holistic therapist and therefore has a deep understanding of both the mind and body. She has worked in some of the most prestigious gyms, studios and hotels in the Bath area, and is very excited to share her knowledge and expertise. She has a very friendly and warm approach to teaching and ensures everyone feels comfortable and welcome. Jessica believes that yoga is something to be enjoyed by everyone, whether you are looking to find more mindfulness, improved strength or greater flexibility.

Jess teaches:
Mind Body Flow
Thursdays 11:15am – 12:15pm Fridays 1:30pm – 2:30pm


Harriet
Yoga Teacher

20 years ago, Harriet stepped away from a career in performing arts to embark on a yoga teacher training that transformed her physical and mental well-being entirely. 

A year or two into facilitating classes, Harriet felt a strong pull towards doing more work around pregnancy and birth. She studied with Françoise Freedman at Birthlight and discovered the power and joy of women practicing together in circle and supporting one another at this time. 

Harriet was particularly struck by a deep need for community and connection for families and how much we have lost that in our society today.

She also began supporting families through their birth journey as a doula and was blown away by the power of birth and the transformational effects of people’s birth experiences. 

Since that time Harriet has had the privilege of working with hundreds of women and families and has had 3 children herself. She is also currently studying to become an antenatal practitioner with Blossom antenatal and runs the home birth support group in Bath, as well as attending regular birth workers meetings at the local maternity unit to keep updated with any changes in policy.

Harriet is a firm believer that the learning continues with each and every family she meets and feels very fortunate to be part of women’s pre and postnatal journeys at Well Bath!

Harriet teaches:
Pregnancy & Postpartum Yoga
Mondays 1pm- 2:15pm


Arnie
Social Media

Arnie helps to run the social media over at Well Bath; from organising competitions, creating connections and building the Well Bath community. Arnie’s passion for creativity and developing content allows him to bring innovative ideas to the team. Whilst Arnie is early in his journey of holistic health, he’s always ready to try new things and learn more!


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