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Yoga Scotland Tutors


Teacher Training Hatha Tutor – Edinburgh

Jackie le Brocq

Jackie started doing yoga 33 years ago with Swami Mukti Devananda Saraswati in Vancouver, trained as a yoga teacher with SYTA (Yoga Scotland’s predecessor) 25 years ago, served on the SYTA/YS committee for eleven years variously as treasurer, Chairman of the sub-committee which wrote the teacher training syllabus and chairman of On Going Training and these days can manage to teach an entire class with her reading glasses on her head!
She enjoys mantra chanting and has worked with Muz Murray and produced a CD of Mantra for the teacher training course. Her main influence in the last ten years has been Swami Rama and the Himalayan Institute which focus on meditation as the core of yoga practice. She regularly goes to HI retreats in London. Netherlands, Pennsylvania and India and has made a relaxation CD based on HI practices. She runs yoga and walking days, yoga and meditation weeks and weekends and is a tutor on On Going training days.

Teacher Training Hatha Tutor – Edinburgh

Judy Cameron

Judy has practised Yoga for many years and has been teaching Pre and Postnatal Yoga since 1995.

She trained initially in South India at the Sivananda Vedanta Ashram in Kerala. She subsequently went on to train for a further 2 years with Janet Balaskas, Lolly Stirk and Yvonne Moore at the Active Birth Centre in London. It was at this time that she came to understand how a more intuitive approach to Yoga, based on the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, could transform her practice. She continues to explore this way of working with the ground, the breath and the spine – most recently with Gary Carter, Christine Borg and Peter Blackaby.

Judy qualified as a Sivananda Teacher in 1995 and later with the British Wheel in 1999.  She has since completed a diploma in Baby Yoga (Birthlight) and is certified to teach Yoga for the Special Child. Judy has recently retired from the NHS as a midwife.  She continues to run a variety of classes – Yoga for Pregnancy, Birth Preparation workshops, HypnoBirthing, Postnatal and Baby Yoga. She also teaches weekly Hatha Yoga classes in Kinloch Rannoch and regular study days/workshops in Perth.  As Director of YogaBirth Teacher Training and Module Provider for the BWY Pregnancy and Postnatal Modules, she has a deep interest in passing on her knowledge to other teachers.


Cathy Swan

Teacher Training Hatha Tutor – Glasgow

Cathy Swan

Cathy started practising yoga as a teenager in the late 1960’s. She qualified as a yoga teacher with Yoga Scotland in 1985 and has taught classes, workshops and seminars since then. Cath has studied with many different teachers and styles of yoga and her teaching reflects this varied background. She has been a tutor on the Yoga Scotland Teacher Training Course since the late 1990’s.


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Philosophy Tutor – Teacher Training

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth has spent her career in education with experience of working at all levels of the education system from primary to post graduate, as well as in community and adult education. Her subjects have been English, adult literacy and philosophical enquiry. She developed and taught an Introduction to Ayurveda course at Edinburgh University Open Studies Department and is currently the Yoga Philosophy tutor on the Yoga Scotland Teacher Training courses in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Elizabeth trained with Yoga Scotland and teaches yoga and practices Ayurveda in the Scottish Borders. She holds a Diploma with the European School of Vedic Studies.

Tina Gilbert

Anatomy and Physiology Tutor – Teacher Training

Tina Gilbert

Tina began practising yoga back in 1999 and in 2005 qualified as a yoga teacher after training with the Sivananda International Yoga School. Tina has been teaching in Edinburgh and West Lothian since 2005 and is also a Mindfulness Meditation trainer for the Mindfulness Association. Tina has taught on the Mindfulness one year program as well as running many 8 week programs.

She has combined her passion of yoga, meditation and Clinical Nurse Specialist on Oncology and runs specialist yoga and meditation for people with cancer. You can find more information on her website:


Foundation Course Tutor

Sue McLennan

Sue has been practising yoga for over 40 years and teaching for over 30 years. She studied in India during the 1980s both at the Sivananda ashram and the Institute of Yoga Therapy in Kerala, South India. Since her studies with Dr B P Pillai she has maintained a strong connection to the lineage of Swami Sivananda Paramahamsa and her practice and teaching is based on these teachings.

When she returned to Scotland in 1993, she became registered with the Scottish Yoga Teachers’ Association (now Yoga Scotland) and has been one of the Foundation tutors since the course was set up in 2002. She finds it a privilege and a pleasure to share her love of yoga to foundation course students as they deepen and enrich their practice and study and move on to the next stage of their yoga journey.
Sue lives and teaches in the Scottish Borders. She co-founded the Scottish School of Yoga Therapy in 2013 and is the main tutor on their first training course.                   

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Foundation Course Tutor

Carol Godridge

Carol has been teaching yoga for 12 years in South West Scotland, in the tradition of Swami Satyananda and the Bihar School of Yoga, India. Shel is a Yoga Scotland registered teacher, who holds the British Wheel of Yoga Yoga for Children Certificate and the London Satyananda Yoga Centre’s Yoga Nidra Certificate.

Carol found yoga later in life, at the age of 53. It had such a profound effect on her that she trained as a teacher so that she could bring this wonderful science to others. Now, well past normal retirement age, yoga gives her the physical and emotional resources to continue to do so.

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Living Yoga Hatha Tutor

Marjory Watt

Marjory has taught yoga for over 30 years and been a passionate practitioner since her early teens. She completed her training as a yoga teacher with Yoga Scotland (then SYTA) in 1985 and has taught yoga and meditation consistently since then.

Apart from teaching regular classes Marjory has run her own Yoga and mindfulness seminars for many years and presented workshops and training on specialised areas of yoga to a wide variety of organisations. Many of these have taken the form of continued professional development.

Marjory became a Foundation Course Tutor for Yoga Scotland in 2006 and taught on the Glasgow Foundation Course for four year’s she then taught on the Aberdeen Foundation Course for one year  before becoming the Tutor for the Living Yoga Study Group.

As well as Marjory’s life as a Yoga Teacher/Tutor Marjory is an Art Psychotherapist, Psychodynamic Counsellor and a Reiki Master. Marjory firmly believes that each area of her work informs the other and brings enrichment to them all.

Marjory’s yoga journey has been exciting, full and diverse and extremely rewarding.

Ali Freeman

Foundation Course Tutor

Ali Freeman

Ali was introduced to the philosophy of Yoga and the practice of pranayama 32 years ago when he travelled in India. He has been practising ever since.  Ali completed his training  with Yoga Scotland in 2006.

Ali practices yoga because it gives him a vocabulary for his own experience. He like the simplicity of the Sutras particularly that they apply to anyone of any belief system whether scientific or religious. Ali is eclectic and follows no one school of practice and believes that each of us has our own practice to discover. His role, as a Foundation Course tutor, is to help others along on their own journey of self-discovery. Ali considers himself a lucky man who loves his job.

Foundation Course Tutor

Sandra Cook

Sandra has practiced Yoga for more than 30 years. She has trained with various teachers, qualifying as a Hatha Yoga Instructor with Yoga Scotland in 2006 and has been a member of the British Wheel of Yoga since completing a course in Yoga for Pregnancy in 2008. Sandra teaches a variety of ad-hoc and weekly classes throughout Aberdeen, which include one-to-one or group sessions. She also arranges and instructs at workshops, both at a local and national level. Sandra has passed stage 1 of the British Sign Language course and is qualified in first aid. She firmly believes that making Yoga part of your daily routine brings long term rewards for your body and mind. Her enthusiasm for Yoga has engaged a wide variety of students, of all ages and abilities.

 Foundation Course Tutor

Rona Main

Rona has been practicing Yoga for 18 years and teaching for 10 years.  Yoga and family have become her vocation.

Rona trained as a Yoga Teacher during time spent in London, qualifying in 2007 with the British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma.  Teaching in the Inverurie area of Aberdeenshire, she agrees that Yoga should be accessible to all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Gratitude, openness and collaboration are at the heart of her practice.

Hatha led, her style draws on a mix of traditional and modern teaching influences in asana, pranayama and relaxation.  She works closely with the breath in all aspects of asana practice, often with sequences, encouraging Students to build strength and flexibility at their own pace.

Identifying what can disturb inner peace, and helping Students find Santosha through Yoga, is a recurring theme she builds upon.  Although work-in-progress, this includes Rona’s own personal exploration into a more minimal and uncluttered lifestyle.

Rona also teaches children and youngsters in schools, and has recently incorporated more restorative Yoga and meditation into her adult classes.

Rona is a co-tutor for the Yoga Scotland Aberdeen Foundation Course and believes this is a very rewarding step for Students seeking a deeper appreciation of Yoga and an enhanced practice.