Ed Wood is the Lead Hot Yoga Instructor of Yogafurie. Ed has a keen understanding of human anatomy and a broad, deep appreciation of Yoga practice, philosophy and principles.
Ed Wood started Yogafurie Hot Yoga back in 2012 and has seen it grow ever since. Ed Wood also runs hot yoga teacher training courses.
He brings all this experience to his friendly and informal classes.
Ed has always been interested in the anatomy and eastern practices. Before becoming a hot yoga teacher, Ed was a Tai Chi instructor. Ed has a background of martial arts, including as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
My yoga practice has helped me navigate some curve balls in life. Still trying to figure this great journey all out, but I can attest that the quality of attention cultivated on the mat has grounded my perspective and brightened my outlook. What may start as simply breath and movement (vinyasa) could spiral into an entire emotional, physical and even spiritual transformation!
I have so many inspirations in yoga and bring a flavour of it all to my classes. My style is energetic and uplifting which invites people to feel at ease and playful. From powerful flows to deep relaxation and meditation, I weave themes and postures into a fluid practice.
Teaching in stages allows students to discover for themselves a practice sweet to their own needs. I cue alignment, breath and sensation so as to support and guide our movement.
Take a step onto the mat and tap into that delightful power source within!
Having come to yoga as a way to stretch out after years of running way too many miles, I soon found there was a lot more to it than that. Running was my meditation an escape into oneself, a journey of being free of all barriers and insecurities. My passion for yoga grew and grew; trying many styles of practice and felt they all had something so wonderful to offer. I completed my yoga teacher training with Ed in 2016, and from here the journey as a teacher became very exciting, the fact that you can always continue to learn and I hope to share all of my inspiration and teachings of yoga with you guys!
I like to offer a fun dynamic stretchy practice with a fluid mindful technique, a lot of love and a little bit of banter.
Classes are themed around an inspirational topic to offer an intention for practice, supported by the breath and always encouraging of being in the moment.
I believe the mains things we must possess as a good teacher are devotion, humility and compassion. There are many different branches of yoga, all relevant and valuable and at the end of the day, all-reaching for the same source. The practice on the mat is the practice for the real life off the mat.
Julia’s passion for the body and its movement was what lead her into the world of yoga! Having a love for teaching and generally just working with people; she has been a personal trainer and fitness coach since 2011. She was introduced into the realm of fitness and wellbeing through her background and study in dance and theatre. This allows Julia to use her knowledge of anatomy, injury management (pre/rehab) and postural analysis (alignment/j
Julia first ignited her love for yoga after completing an 80hr immersion with YogaFit; focusing on anatomy and applying yoga to ‘every body.’ Then to complete a 200 hr training with world renowned Forest-insipired yoga teacher, Les Leventhal. This is where Julia developed a strong vinyasa practice, confident teaching style and un-denying interested and love for a strong, powerful practice.
I believe yoga is a powerful tool to help us see more clearly the behaviors and patterns that hold us back from being the very best versions of ourselves. As well as creating strength in the body it allows us to shift emotions and really experience what is going on in our bodies and our minds, my teacher used to say to me “if you’re in your head, you’re dead’ and I love this; shifting energy through moving our bodies is such a simple tool with such profound effects. I teach a very powerful flowing class, which I feel, is the perfect way to get out of our heads and back in to our bodies.
The rest of my time I work as a freelance photographer for a number of charities as well as pursuing more arts based personal projects.