Yoga Teachers

Please Note

Please check with each teacher whether they are currently offering their classes, courses or one-to-one sessions online

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

Christine Howitt

Christine is currently running her courses online via Zoom but not taking on new students at the moment. Keep checking this page for new information. 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... Read more

Gaby Porter

Gaby is an experienced yoga teacher and somatic movement exercise coach with over 20 years’ experience, offering classes and one to one sessions in south Manchester. She trained with Donna Farhi in 2008, and has assisted at Donna’s teacher training course, Lisa Petersen’s training in Ireland, and at many intensives. Gaby also draws on her... Read more

Jane Craggs

Jane is now offering her classes online via Zoom, please see below. Jane is currently running a restorative Yoga class every Wednesday at 3.30pm on Zoom. If you are interested in this class, send her an email at and she will send you the logging details. Jane Craggs has been practising and studying yoga... 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 running her pregnancy yoga classes online at the moment. Classes are held on THURSDAYS.Parent and Tot Yoga: NEW 7-week course starting 15th April 10.15-11am £54.Pregnancy Yoga: 11.30am-12.45pm.Parent and Baby Yoga: NEW 7-week course starting 15th April 1-2pm (Classes on 20th and 27th May 1.15-2.15pm) £60. Contact Maryline for logging information, pricing etc. Read more

Padmadarshini (Rosey Cole)

Padmadarshini is now offering her classes online via Zoom. With so much uncertainty that we all face, keeping our practice going will be such a resource for us. Let’s stay connected and keep our bodies moving, discharging the inevitable stress we are all under, finding ways to anchor and ground ourselves and do our best... 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, Sivananda and Yin Yoga and more recently worked closely with Donna Farhi whose style is closest to... Read more