Our Teachers & Staff

Our teaching family is small, and we like it that way! It means we can get to know you and support your practice on a friendlier and more personal level. We love hearing how we can craft classes that serve you better so come and have a chat with us. We often host other guest teachers at the Barn too.

Ashley MacDonald

Ashley is the Founder of YATB.  Her yoga practice has been evolving for more than 20 years. She’s explored a confetti of styles over the decades, and is passionate about all forms of movement. Her training has ranged from Restorative and Pregnancy Yoga to a more specialised focus on Trauma Sensitive Yoga with the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute.  Ashley is a yoga teacher trainer for Barefoot Body Training and has nearly completed her diploma as a somatic movement therapist/educator. 

Georgie Barnes

Georgie has practised yoga for over 14 years after initially seeking something to ease persistent back pain, and it absolutely worked! She was hooked on the physical ease a regular yoga practice gave her along with both the buzz and calm she felt from each class.  Georgie did her specialised training in Pregnancy yoga with Rachael Moore at CamYoga.  When not practicing and teaching yoga Georgie is busy with her three children.

Melanie Thompson

Melanie has been practising Pilates for over twenty years. Although she started postnatally, her practice has continued to support her through post-run niggles and lower back pain. She loves how Pilates can be tailored to suit anybody and gets great satisfaction from seeing people improve in fitness and strength and being able to alleviate pain and discomfort.

Emma Fryer

Emma formalised her love of yoga by training as a teacher with Barefoot Body.  She has been covering classes for Ashley since 2020 and started her own ‘Reset’ classes in 2021 after qualifying in yoga nidra.  Emma found yoga such a huge benefit to her struggles with anxiety and depression she is keen to give back and perhaps help others who may also benefit.

She also dabbles with essential oils and making mala bracelets.

Clare Wayman

After almost a decade of falling in love with the practice that is Yoga, Clare will soon be approaching the completion of her teacher training with Barefoot Body Ltd. She looks forward to sharing with others a practice which has helped her navigate through life’s highs and lows, as well as bringing her closer to discover more about her self than ever before.