Island Yoga UK
Forged in the volcanic fires of the Canary Islands (our home at the time) we started life as 'Island Yoga Tenerife'.
Since 2019 we have been based in Essex, England, and are now Island Yoga UK.
We have a simple philosophy - to help people lead healthy and happy lives free from pain and suffering.
Lets move into bliss together!
A yoga partnership based on love.
Although we collaborate with many different people, there are two of us at the heart of Island Yoga UK - Davinia and Jamie.
The dreaming began for us in 2013, during a five month motorbike journey around India, when we were both certified as 200hr RYT Hatha Yoga teachers at Indea Yoga in Mysore.
A year later, our son was born. (A true manifestation of our love & spiritual belief)
Then came a period of continued practice, study, teaching & growing until finally we launched our yoga business.
After teaching yoga part-time in England we ran our successful business (Island Yoga Tenerife) at a thriving ecological resort in The Canary Islands.
In 2019 we returned to England and have been sharing the love as Island Yoga UK since then.
We continue to study and practice under the guidance of our guru Yogacharya Bharath Shetty and are supported by a network of more than 1500 teachers worldwide - our 'Indea Yoga family'.
Most weekends we spend by the sea or exploring in our motorhome.
Davinia worked for ten years as a professional makeup artist in Spain before moving to England. Always passionate about helping others, she now specialises in Yoga Therapy, as a healing practice, for conditions like scoliosis, spondylitis, osteoporosis, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. She manages her own psoriatic arthritis condition with yoga & nutrition.
She teaches Hatha, Vinyasa & pregnancy yoga and also shares her interest in crystals, energies & sound healing. She's currently studying Ayurveda to understand more about natural ways of healing the body and mind.
Jamie has lived and worked in six different countries. Now a dedicated yoga and spiritual practitioner for more than 20 years, he brings a wealth of diverse knowledge to his classes. With many years in the hospitality industry and experience as an English teacher and a Scuba diving instructor, he is also a qualified hypnotherapist and freediver. He teaches Hatha yoga and runs regular workshops for Mediation, Pranayama, yoga philosophy and The Five Tibetans.