Lead Yoga Teacher
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.
I help out on the reception desk at Yogafurie part-time and I spend the rest of my time with my
mobile catering business on the festival circuit. I have always loved yoga, I have been practising it since I was 15 years old. I think it’s amazing how it can take all the stresses of everyday life and just melt them away. Now that I am working in a hot yoga studio I have discovered a whole new side to yoga and I just love the way that the heat enhances your movement and focus, so if I’m not at the reception desk you will definitely see me in one of the classes! 🙂
Administrator and Receptionist
I am receptionist and administrator at Yogafurie! You will find me at the front desk (drinking gallons of green tea), providing a warm and friendly welcome to everyone entering the studio and booking people into their classes. I will also be keeping up with the administrative side of things when the studio is a little quieter.
I have been practicing Ashtanga yoga for around 5 months now and I am amazed at how it helps my mind and body on a daily basis, so I am super happy to be working in a place which enables people to get these incredible benefits too! Please feel free to come to me with any questions about classes, products or just for a chat!
Behind Reception Desk
I’m Skelly. I’m well travelled for a skeleton, I’ve been to Germany and back and I’ve made guest appearances at other studios around Bristol.
When I’m not making a great double act with Ed, I’m busy hanging out behind reception.
I know A LOT about Yoga as I’m around for a lot of the Teacher Training and other courses. If you have any questions, I’m quite easy to get a hold of as I’ll always be at the studio.
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!
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.