Founder of Living Saucha
and Yoga Teacher
Abi is the founder of “Living Saucha”. Saucha meaning purity / cleanliness. The Studio at Living Saucha has been created for the sole purpose of bringing together the Yoga community by offering a beautiful, peaceful, boutique place, which will provide a safe and friendly space to allow growth and full immersion into ones own practice.
Abi’s practice is a Vinyasa Flow, which is playful, creative and fun.
Abi trained in her 200 hour teacher training at Frog Lotus, Suryalila, Southern Spain, which provided her with the foundations to progress and explore her own unique style of teaching.
Abi’s practice offers a playful Vinyasa Flow combined with breath work and meditation.
Expect to get warm and work the whole body by moving 360 degrees around the mat with creatively sequenced flows allowing opportunities to further explore arm balances and inversions.
Abi teaches classes and workshops at the studio and is now running regular retreats!
Abi’s path has been a fun and inspiring one so far! Join her on her journey as she continues to share her passion with others, offering a beautiful space for beginners right up to advanced Yogis to practice, creating a stronger, fitter future within the body, mind and soul.
After growing up in the area, Rachel left Newbury aged 16 to pursue her showbiz dreams. It was during her time at dance school that she was first introduced to yoga. She absolutely hated it. She couldn’t understand why anyone would want to stay still and breathe, when they could be running around dancing. It wasn’t until she graduated and had to face the ‘real world’ that she fell in love with yoga.
Her yoga practice became an integral part of her busy life in London, keeping her fit and healthy and able to better manage the stresses of her performing career.
12 years after leaving, Rachel returned to Newbury after a life-changing accident abruptly ended her career. Yoga has played a vital role in her recovery, which allowed her to go deeper into her practice and ultimately ignited her passion for sharing her experience with others.
Now a fully qualified Yoga Teacher, Rachel is creating classes that teach a sustainable yoga practice for everybody, no matter their experience, body type or health status.
Rachel also offers one- to- one sessions, and is particularly interested in how yoga can help people with Chronic Illnesses and other health conditions.
Katt first tried yoga whilst at University but started seeking yoga classes more regularly to help manage stress from her fast paced job in fashion and busy city living.
Yoga and mindfulness practices helped her find calm and balance off the mat. Wanting to know more about the ancient practice, she decided to quit her job, move out of London and travel to Costa Rica to do her 200hr yoga teacher training.
Following her training in Hatha/Vinyasa she spent a month teaching in a studio in Medellin, Columbia before returning back to the UK.
Katt is based in Newbury and offers moderate paced Hatha yoga classes for the beginner/intermediate student.
Each week her classes explore different asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing practices), nurturing the body, mind and soul.
Her students step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Kate was first introduced to Iyengar yoga 15 years ago and has since then travelled the world seeking out different styles of yoga from Forrest to Jivumakti and Rocket.
It was in India during her teacher training that she found her love for the Ashtanga Primary series and developed an understanding of how it soothes the body and mind. After three weeks Kate’s body became stronger, lighter, more supple and her mind less reactive.
Kate brings a unique perspective to those who seek more from yoga than a series of exercises. She encourages her students to move mindfully into their bodies through asanas, pranayama (breath work) and meditation, sometimes drawing on philosophy as a theme for the class. Her teaching style is firm yet compassionate.
Classes are a dynamic flow inspired by Ashtanga and Forrest yoga, combining strength, flexibility and caring for the more vulnerable areas of the body.
Expect to shift out of autopilot mode, be present, learn and explore both mind and body in a class with Kate. Laughter and fun are a by-product.
Kylie’s background was in dance, she studied at Elmhurst Ballet School and has a 1st Class BA Hons in Choreography and Dance as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
Having taught in schools for many years, Kylie’s yoga journey began in 2015, following breast cancer, she was left physically unable to return to her job, so she came to a class out of desperation to gain back her mobility, having no idea what a profound effect yoga would have on all aspects of her life.
Once she realised how yoga had helped her recover and overcome anxiety, depression and generally accepting herself for who she was, she knew she needed to share this with others.
Kylie completed her Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training with Yogabeez.com, then a 200hr YTT at Suryalila in Spain with Vidya of Frog Lotus International. So inspired, she then continued and did an Envision Yoga teacher training in Portugal and has recently done a Yoga for Cancer course.
Kylie’s classes focus on building people up to be able to practice Vinyasa flow, with a real emphasis on the connection between breath and continuous movement. Kylie also hopes to inspire a positive mindset and help people realise how to extend their yoga practice throughout their every day life, rather than confining it to the time they spend on the mat.
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Isobel originally trained as a singer, actor and vocal coach and has used yoga asanas in her teaching and performing for very many years, including a number of years as movement coach at the Opera School in Karlsruhe, Germany; teaching advanced singers how to move on stage and taking the warm-up sessions for their productions.
Seeing the beneficial effects of yoga on her vocal students (as well as on her own health and wellbeing) motivated Isobel to undertake full training as a teacher of yoga, meditation and mindfulness with Waking Minds Yoga (Yoga Alliance Certified).
Since then Isobel has been teaching regular classes at studios, gyms and leisure centres in Newbury, joining Living Saucha earlier in the year.
Isobel continues to teach voice and movement to actors and singers at all levels and also to trainee yoga teachers. Isobel is qualified to teach yoga to special groups, in particular older people and those with neurological conditions, teaching regular classes in yoga and singing to people with Parkinson’s for Parkinson’s UK.
Isobel will be teaching a gentle flowing class with emphasis on good alignment, making certain that every participant is able to find their way into the asana and to improve their flexibility and strength at their own pace.