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. 

Contact Ashley on hello@ashleymacdonald.co.uk

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.

Contact Emma on girlonarockx@gmail.com

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.

Contact Mel on meljthompson@aol.com

Beverley Nolan

I have been a yoga practitioner and teacher for more than 35 years, originally in the Iyengar tradition and then influenced by the world of somatics and Authentic Movement.

I draw on the principles of IBMT and BodyMind Centering® and the Feldenkrais® approach to intelligent movement, so always expect attention to detail and a slow mindful approach to moving through your practice with me.

Sarah Jordan​​

arah helps us behind the scenes with marketing and social media. 

Having had her own business from the age of 19, which culminated in an award winning hair and beauty salon in Cambridge, she now uses everything she’s learnt in 17 years of being in business to support other small businesses like ourselves.

Sarah is also a qualified and accredited Life Coach, utilising her personal and business experience to support individuals and business owners in living with more authenticity and joy!