Nicky Palmer (Organiser and host)

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Nicky has a background in education and psychology and worked for many years in mental health, then drug and alcohol services. She has a psychology degree, a teaching qualification and post graduate training as a counsellor. More recently she has been involved in running music events (which she also DJ’s at).

She has loved yoga for many years now. Her first teacher in 2002 was her best friend (since she was 9!) Jane Collins (see below). She completes her Yoga Teacher training at the end of this year. She has an interest in ideas around yoga, mindfulness mediation and well-being and used mindfulness to help people with emotional issues when she was a counsellor.

“I’m excited about the potential of yoga and mindfulness to help people to live happier, healthier more peaceful lives”

Nicky also loves spending time with her little girl Melody and walking in the Peaks with her friends and family.

Simon Barth (Yoga Teacher)


Simon has trained in classical Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyassa styles of yoga in India and has taught yoga in Goa for five years.  Simon has also taught yoga in Malaysia, Malawi and the UK. He can currently be found teaching yoga in and around Sheffield, U.K.


With a background in psychology, counselling and NLP, Simon tries to offer a little more of an “inner journey” through yoga.  His background as a teacher and then mentor in mainstream education gives Simon a special understanding of the barriers to learning and a sensitivity to the individual needs of the learner.


Simon is known for his engaging style and great sense of humour as well as the blissfully relaxing guided meditations at the end of his classes.


Jane Collins (Yoga Teacher)

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Jane is a very experienced and popular teacher in Sheffield and the Peak District (Yoga With Jane Collins) and set up and ran the ‘Escape Yoga Studio’ in Matlock for many years.Her classes are full of warmth and humour as well as expert teaching. Her passion for yoga, and for life in general, is inspiring and infectious!
Jane holds the British Wheel of Yoga accredited teaching diploma, a highly respected qualification in the yoga world. Jane has also trained with Anne Marie Newland, from Sun Power Yoga. In addition, she has trained extensively with Francoise Freedman (Birthlight) and is qualified to teach Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga, Baby Yoga and Fertility Yoga and also to train other yoga teachers in these areas.
Her teacher training courses are highly acclaimed here in the UK as well as in Russia and Turkey, where she holds trainings yearly. This year she is also booked to train teachers in China, next year in Germany and in previous years has taught in Singapore.

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