Gillian is an experienced Yoga Teacher and fully qualified Yoga Therapist having practiced yoga for 21 years and taught for over 14 years.

She furthered her initial studies with a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course before undertaking her teacher training with Triyoga London in 2005 (British Wheel of Yoga accredited).  Gillian has also studied Pregnancy and Post-natal yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Yoga Therapy for 21st Century Conditions through Yoga Campus, Restorative Yoga with Anna Ashby, and Opening Yoga to Everyone with Matthew Sanford, a yoga training for people with disabilities.

Gillian has also completed a full 600 hour diploma in Yoga Therapy including clinical experience with Yoga Campus (British Council of Yoga Therapy Accredited) .

Drawing inspiration from the different styles of yoga she has practiced over the years and from the therapeutic, healing practices she has learnt during her Yoga Therapy Diploma, her philosophy is that yoga is for all and her teaching is compassionate and adaptive. 

She believes yoga can be beneficial for anybody.


Over the course of 14 years Gillian has taught many different types of classes including private yoga sessions, gym based yoga classes, pregnancy and post-natal yoga, restorative yoga,  yoga for tired teachers at a special needs school, yoga for people suffering from mental illness at a secure mental health unit and yoga for adults with learning disabilities in residential care centres. She also led gentle yoga sessions as part of a Social Prescribing Mindfulness programme for pain management at a local charity. She currently teaches weekly classes at The Yoga Barre studio in Ilkley as well as online weekly sessions.


2019-2021 (YogaCampus London) Yoga Therapy Diploma

2017 (British Wheel of Yoga In Service Training – Bijam Jenni Connaughton) Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

2016 (British Wheel of Yoga In Service Training – Lesley Isaacson) Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

2013 (British Wheel of Yoga In Service Training – Gary Carter) Yoga & Kinaesthetic Sense

2012 (Triyoga Soho, London – Matthew Sanford) Opening Yoga to Everyone – Teaching yoga to students with disabilities

2011 (Anna Ashby & Chris Swain) Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

2010 (Sitaram – Uma Dinsmore Tuli) Pregnancy & Post-natal Yoga Teacher Training

2010 (YogaCampus , London) Yoga Therapy for 21st Century Conditions (IBS, depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, M.E. and sub-fertility )

2009 (Sitaram Yoga – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli) Incorporating the pre-natal & post-natal student into a group class – Uma Dinsmore Tuli (BWY Course)

2005 – 2007 (Triyoga Soho, London) Yoga Teacher Training Diploma (with distinction) – British Wheel of Yoga Accredited Teacher

2005 – (British Wheel of Yoga – Julia Wheatley) Yoga Foundation Course