~ About Me ~

Certified dru yoga teacher

Hi, my name is Kayla! After many years of drifting between different styles of yoga, I was instantly hooked after attending my first Dru Yoga class. I fell in love with the accessible and nurturing practice which eventually inspired me to take my journey further by qualifying as a yoga teacher.  

As well as a qualified yoga teacher, I’m also writer. It’s one of my joys to bring these two passions together and make space for creative practitioners and authors to be their best creative selves in my workshops and retreats.

Yoga that transforms

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Dru Yoga has its roots in Hatha yoga, and its practice includes postures, sequences, breath work, meditation and mudras. Dru comes from the Sanskrit dhruva, which refers to the stillness that can be experienced in yoga and meditation. 

Unique for its practice of keeping joints relaxed and soft during movements (a bit like Tai Chi), its sequences and postures always start with, and focus on, the spine.

This yoga practice offers an opportunity to experience asanas (postures) on all levels – physically, emotionally and mentally. 

It can be a powerful tool of transformation to bring about better health, vitality and emotional balance. It reminds us that, just like the Yew tree, we too have the power to renew ourselves and our lives from the inside out.

"This solitary tree! A living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay; Of form and aspect too magnificent to be destroyed."
Yew-Trees by William Wordsworth

Student
testimonials

Kayla is a very kind and patient teacher. Her passion for the benefits of yoga really come through in the lesson and it is an all round excellent for deep relaxation, body and mind realignment and stretching - highly recommendable to those who are new or well versed in yoga.
Elle S.
Ilkley
I had a relaxing a most enjoyable yoga class with Kayla. Her soothing, calming voice immediately made me relax and helped me to clear my mind and enjoy the yoga experience. The stretching exercises were easy to follow and improved my posture and general wellbeing. I can highly recommend a class with her.
Cathy
Otley
Kayla offered a lovely welcoming and calming space. Her sessions were a good pace, a balance of challenging my body a bit but gently. She suggested adaptations without prompt, recognising different body shapes and abilities. Her soft, clear voice made the sessions grounded and soothing.
Jen M.
Leeds