Bodywise | Yoga and Natural Health

Yoga Teachers

Below is a list of the Yoga Teachers working at Bodywise:

Christine Howitt

Christine Howitt is a Yoga teacher based in Manchester, UK. She is a founder member of the successful Bodywise Alternative Health Centre where she teaches regular classes and workshops, as well as working one to one on a more therapeutic basis. She leads workshops nationally and internationally as well as being part of the teaching... Read more

Jane Craggs

Jane Craggs has been practising and studying yoga for 16 years and teaching for 10. She originally trained as a teacher whilst living in Spain and on her return to the UK set up Yogaspace and subsequently Manchester Yoga Shala, a collective of teachers committed to bringing authentic yoga to those who may not ordinarily... Read more

Janine Hurley

Janine first started practicing yoga and mindfulness 12 years ago when she was pregnant with her son, Jude. Following her own pregnancy she became passionate about the benefits that yoga and breathwork can bring to pregnant women and help ease the stressful transition into motherhood and beyond. She found that this mindful practice had a transformative... Read more

Lisa Jones

My introduction to yoga came quite early as my dad was a dedicated yoga practitioner when I was growing up, although it wasn’t until I moved to Manchester in the early 1990’s that I started developing my own regular practice, as it supported my body, mind and health throughout my career as a professional dancer.... Read more


My yoga practice began in 1998 when I started attending yoga classes taught by Padmadarshini and Christine Howitt at Bodywise in Manchester. After many years of exploration in my own yoga practice, I started my teacher training with Simon Low and the Yoga Academy in 2006, qualifying in 2008. In recent years I have been... Read more

Maryline Higham

Maryline is a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher with 10 years teaching experience. Specialising in Restorative and other forms of Yoga, she enjoys balancing the physical challenge of postures with the calming journey towards inner peace. She is registered with the British Wheel of Yoga, Birthlight and Yoga Alliance USA. Maryline teaches in a caring and... Read more

Padmadarshini (Rosey Cole)

In my classes I offer a practice that will support you to feel more relaxed and at ease in yourself. Yoga is very effective for unravelling the physical and emotional stresses of daily life. Imagine feeling calmer, more grounded, kinder and more accepting towards yourself, your body softer, more open and alive. These are just... Read more

Paul Betesh

Paul has been practising yoga for over 20 years and teaching for over 10 years. He has had the benefit of some great teachers in yoga, meditation, shamanism, life, the universe and everything! He has studied Iyengar, Ashtanga, Sivanannda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest to... Read more