These are the Yoga instructors that will be teaching your Yoga classes in 2022. Each and every one of them is highly skilled and experienced, but just as important: they are always friendly and approachable.
Manager & Yoga Teacher - Vassiliki
Alex is an RYT600 qualified Yoga Instructor, Reflexologist & Reiki Practitioner.
Following successful careers as a Dancer and then as a TV Executive, she finished her first Yoga Teacher Training in Athens and went on to expand her studies in India, now collating 100s of hours of international teaching experience, including leading on Teacher Training Courses.
Her specialities are Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow and Yin. She also enjoys holding Nidra, Restorative, Meditation, Pranayama and Relaxation classes and inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long term health goals. She is an avid SUP Yoga instructor.
Alex previously went on a Healthy Options holiday as a guest in 2015 and enjoyed it so much she set herself the goal to work for us one day. 2022 will be her 6th season with us and she couldn’t be happier to continue her journey with us, Alex now lives most of the year in Vassiliki!
Alex’s teaching style is fun and naturally flowing. She combines her knowledge of anatomy and the breath to create a safe space to practice in and give her students the opportunity to explore the mental and the physical aspects of Yoga.
“I enjoy creating a balance of calmness and power when I teach and I allow my dance background to influence my classes in part. I want my students to leave feeling energised and happy!”
Alex’s sessions include emphasis on breath, energy, flow, anatomy, alignment and relaxation; postures which will invigorate the physical and mental being, leaving you with a general sense of change, growth and wellness.
Alexandra Bowley will be available from 30th April
to 2nd October
Fitness Teacher - Vassiliki
Hi! I’m Goda - Holistic Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist and certified Yoga Teacher.
My biggest passion and purpose is to share possibilities of healing and self-discovery through conscious movement, breath & touch, acceptance, embodied awareness & self-care.
I was born & raised in Lithuania, although I have lived in the UK for over 9 years where I studied and worked in care, mental health/disability as well as taught Fitness, Movement and Yoga.
Making my way through life trying to understand my own journey of trauma and all that comes with it, I’ve started to incorporate all aspects of disciplined training and Yoga into my daily routine and found out that I’ve received the most important gift of life – the most effective tool to heal, both mentally and physically.
As I continued to work in the Mental Health sector as well as being a PT, I’ve felt that my purpose has started to reveal itself and since April ‘20, I have been travelling and working in Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Lithuania and Bulgaria, teaching all aspects of Fitness, Yoga and Movement in camps, on beaches, mountains.
I recently completed 126hrs of intensive Thai Massage training and this has been... simply put, life-changing, both personally and as a tool to introduce to others. Last year I completed an extensive Anatomy course and got certified to teach Yin Yoga as well. I added a Classic Massage qualification to my list and completed Thai Massage levels 4 & 5 earlier this year.
My core values are compassion, cooperation, accountability, dedication and integrity that I live by and bring to my classes, practice, one-to-one coaching and treatments. I emphasize individuality, inclusivity & accessibility in all that I offer and look forward to working with you on your fitness journey this summer!
Goda Ramonaityte will be available from 30th April
to 2nd October
Pilates Teacher - Vassiliki
I am a qualified Pilates Mat instructor including Equipment and Advanced Pilates. After spending a few years being a secondary school teacher and a Pilate’s enthusiast, I decided to merge the two together and become an instructor!
I like to provide open and welcoming classes as well as engaging the physical and mental benefits of Pilates. From being involved in multiple sports myself, my Pilates classes have an emphasis on injury prevention, posture re-alignment and core stability, while also educating clients on the purpose of various movements.
I’m looking forward to meeting the Healthy Options clients and being part of the team this summer.
Thomas McCaffery will be available from 30th April
to 9th July
Yoga Teacher - Vassiliki
I’ve always been a free spirit and have been travelling around the world for the last 9 years to experience different cultures, broaden my horizon and follow my hospitality career. About 4 years ago in New Zealand Yoga came into my life when I needed it the most and it has given me a whole new quality of physical and mental well-being.
Yoga became part of my daily routine after years of self-practice: helping me grow, heal and connect to myself on a deeper level of self-love and understanding. I caught my passion and love for teaching on my spiritual journey while living in Costa Rica and got certified at the magical lake of Atitlan in Guatemala with a RYT 200hr training. This experience has truly changed my perspective and I have been following my calling ever since.
I love to be creative with my classes and workshops which include pranayama, mindfulness, spirituality, alignment and fun free movement exercises to allow everyone to intuitively connect to their unique body and mind. My specialties are Yin & Yang, Hatha and different styles of Vinyasa flow, like power and intuitive Vinyasa. I also enjoy guiding restorative meditations and journeys to balance the flow with stillness.
My goal as a teacher is to help my students connect with their body and soul on a deeper energetic level, to pass on the practice of mindfulness and to have everyone leave their class feeling happy, liberated and empowered.
Stefanie Foerster will be available from 30th April
to 2nd October
Pilates Teacher - Vassiliki
Alannah is a qualified mat Pilates Instructor and graduate with a BA (hons) in Dance and Drama.
Originally from the Republic of Ireland, Alannah moved to Scotland in 2019 and has been continuing her passion for teaching through the art of Dance, Pilates and Yoga. Alannah teaches regularly with Pilates Scotland in different locations throughout Edinburgh.
Alannah has an evolved passion for creating a healthy mind-body connection through Pilates. With her experience she hopes to bring an exciting and engaging touch to Healthy Options.
Alannah hopes to include mindfulness and a level of control and balance to her classes in Vassilliki and cannot wait to get started!
Alannah Jordan will be available from 10th July
to 13th August
Pilates and Barre Teacher - Vassiliki
Aoife is a qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates instructor and a 200hr RYT with My Vinyasa Practice and has been teaching regular classes with Pilates Scotland, Norton House Hotel & Spa and The Yoga Transformative.
A recent graduate of Performing Arts Studio Scotland, Aoife completed her BA in Dance and Drama. During her studies she trained in the aerial arts with Aerial at Edinburgh College and Tribe Fitness Dublin. Aoife also had the opportunity to perform alongside All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre in the Paisley Halloween Festival in 2019 and at the Hidden Door Festival with Cirqulation Cabaret 6.2 with Delighters Theatre in 2021.
One of Aoife’s biggest passions is correct alignment both physically and mentally. She believes that creating links between the mind and body can benefit your everyday life in the smallest but most effective ways. Incorporating her knowledge of dance and yoga, her Pilates/ Barre classes create a practice focused on strength, elongation and alignment. She is a firm believer that movement creates movement and hopes to inspire that in others. Aoife is super excited to be a part of the Healthy Options team this summer!
Aoife Kane will be available from 15th August
to 2nd October
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