our teachers

CONTACT MADIRA

hello@nomadyogadundee.com

0781 777 4292

Madira Gregurek

FOUNDER OF NOMAD YOGA DUNDEE

My Yoga journey started 1994 in Jaganath Puri, India, where I dedicated 4 years to living, breathing and dreaming Yoga in all its limbs within Yoga Baladeva Ashram.  With the founding of Hot Yoga Dundee in 2014, I have sought to empower students to be strong, flexible and easy in their bodies, peaceful and clear in their minds, and playful in spirit.

My classical training provided me with a lifetime of respect and dedication towards Yoga as a spiritual, physical and healing practice.  I have been passionate about Yoga, dance and the arts all my life and I believe in the transformative potential of these mediums for personal and social change.  It was the Yoga asanas that took my curiosity towards further movement-dance studies, and my completing an MA in Dance Performance at the University of Limerick in 2006.  I noticed flow and softness in my Yoga practice and teaching, being influenced by Body-Mind-Centering movement techniques and the Authentic Movement therapy technique.

Alexander Technique & Pilates training in Ireland enriched my teaching allowing me to confidently work with people with spine, shoulder and hip injuries.

I have taught communities of sportsmen and women, dancers and students in Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, England, Croatia and India.

Being a teacher here at Nomad Yoga Dundee gives me the opportunity to contribute and to share my experience, knowledge and passion for yoga with you.  We understand that every student has their individual reasons and needs for practicing, and whether it’s physical, emotional or spiritual,  and we will provide a welcoming, supportive environment for you to have the most positive experience.

Yours,

Madira

Madira Gregurek

FOUNDER OF NOMAD YOGA DUNDEE

My Yoga journey started 1994 in Jaganath Puri, India, where I dedicated 4 years to living, breathing and dreaming Yoga in all its limbs within Yoga Baladeva Ashram.  With the founding of Hot Yoga Dundee in 2014, I have sought to empower students to be strong, flexible and easy in their bodies, peaceful and clear in their minds, and playful in spirit.

My classical training provided me with a lifetime of respect and dedication towards Yoga as a spiritual, physical and healing practice.  I have been passionate about Yoga, dance and the arts all my life and I believe in the transformative potential of these mediums for personal and social change.  It was the Yoga asanas that took my curiosity towards further movement-dance studies, and my completing an MA in Dance Performance at the University of Limerick in 2006.  I noticed flow and softness in my Yoga practice and teaching, being influenced by Body-Mind-Centering movement techniques and the Authentic Movement therapy technique.

Alexander Technique & Pilates training in Ireland enriched my teaching allowing me to confidently work with people with spine, shoulder and hip injuries.

I have taught communities of sportsmen and women, dancers and students in Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, England, Croatia and India.

Being a teacher here at Nomad Yoga Dundee gives me the opportunity to contribute and to share my experience, knowledge and passion for yoga with you.  We understand that every student has their individual reasons and needs for practicing, and whether it’s physical, emotional or spiritual,  and we will provide a welcoming, supportive environment for you to have the most positive experience.

Yours,

Madira

CONTACT MADIRA

hello@nomadyogadundee.com

0781 777 4292

CONTACT MARC

mzhamilton993@msn.com

07783638141

marc hamilton

Marc has travelled to fulfil his passion for Ashtanga Yoga and to learn from teachers who have many years of experience in this area.  Over the years he has regularly travelled to Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as London, and has recently returned from India.  It is also becoming an annual pilgrimage to travel to Crete to practice with and learn from a well established Ashtanga teacher there.

He learns as much as he can during these times and takes what he has learned into his daily practice and teaching.  He is enthusiastic about Ashtanga and is intent on building an Ashtanga community in Dundee.  Unlike other cities in Scotland Ashtanga is lacking in Dundee and he is looking to be a big part in changing this.  

The Ashtanga practice is perfect for increasing strength, flexibility and general fitness.   With its emphasis on the breath and movement it increases and channels energy and provides stability and focus.  Because this level of energy and focus is available in the practice, he believes that a sense of humour is important and uses a light hearted approach so that the practice is also fun. 

marc hamilton

Marc has travelled to fulfil his passion for Ashtanga Yoga and to learn from teachers who have many years of experience in this area.  Over the years he has regularly travelled to Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as London, and has recently returned from India.  It is also becoming an annual pilgrimage to travel to Crete to practice with and learn from a well established Ashtanga teacher there.

He learns as much as he can during these times and takes what he has learned into his daily practice and teaching.  He is enthusiastic about Ashtanga and is intent on building an Ashtanga community in Dundee.  Unlike other cities in Scotland Ashtanga is lacking in Dundee and he is looking to be a big part in changing this.  

The Ashtanga practice is perfect for increasing strength, flexibility and general fitness.   With its emphasis on the breath and movement it increases and channels energy and provides stability and focus.  Because this level of energy and focus is available in the practice, he believes that a sense of humour is important and uses a light hearted approach so that the practice is also fun. 

CONTACT MARC

mzhamilton993@msn.com

07783638141

JEN HART

 Jen started her yoga journey in Glasgow 2013. Previously a complete beginner, she stumbled across a class at her local leisure centre and has never looked back. The class, a hybrid of Hatha and Restorative yoga practices, quickly became engrained into Jennifer’s routine as she saw the benefits in mind and body.

Learning the true power of the breathe pranayama techniques inform Jennifer’s yoga philosophy significantly. Her passion for the synchronising flow of breath and movement are central to her practice owing to their deeply powerful restorative properties.

The plethora of benefits and the transformative power Jen felt from practising yoga inspired her to undertake yoga teaching training. Jennifer obtained a Yoga Alliance approved, 200 hour Hatha Raja Teacher Certificate from YogaJo’s in Milingavie, Glasgow. Over this year long training course Jennifer gained extensive knowledge and understanding of Asthanga Practise, and has since implemented this into part of weekly personal practise. Jennifer is currently offering beginners classes at the studio.

Jennifer has recently started a postgraduate masters qualification in Sports Science and Nutrition and is keen to explore and deepen her knowledge of the physical and mental benefits of movement. 

CONTACT JEN

weeyogi82@gmail.com

07783972434

CONTACT DOMINIQUE

dominiqueadams88@googlemail.com

0772 255 8853

dominique adams

 Dominique began her yoga journey here at Hot Yoga Dundee, after her first class with Madira she fell in love with the practice and how it made her feel…it instantly became huge part of her life. 

Incorporating her love for travel & wholefoods with her new found love for yoga, holidays & days away were planned around her practice. Dominique loves experiencing different styles, teachers and studios around the world. Favouring Hot hatha flow yoga & Ashtanga, these styles will influence her classes.

Through her practice of yoga Dominique has evolved and grown, finding joy, mindfulness, space & freedom as well as learning to slow down & just breath in her day to day routine (this helps when working in busy ,fast paced pizzeria).

Enjoying the immense benefits yoga brought to her life, on and off the mat, Dominique then travelled to India where she trained in Traditional Hatha Yoga at Ayuryoga Eco Ashram and immersed herself in the beauty & colourful culture of the country where the lineage began.

Dominique is continually inspired by the transformational powers of yoga and is excited to share her passion with others in the very studio that she discovered the magic.

 

 

dominique adams

 Dominique began her yoga journey here at Hot Yoga Dundee, after her first class with Madira she fell in love with the practice and how it made her feel…it instantly became huge part of her life. 

Incorporating her love for travel & wholefoods with her new found love for yoga, holidays & days away were planned around her practice. Dominique loves experiencing different styles, teachers and studios around the world. Favouring Hot hatha flow yoga & Ashtanga, these styles will influence her classes.

Through her practice of yoga Dominique has evolved and grown, finding joy, mindfulness, space & freedom as well as learning to slow down & just breath in her day to day routine (this helps when working in busy ,fast paced pizzeria).

Enjoying the immense benefits yoga brought to her life, on and off the mat, Dominique then travelled to India where she trained in Traditional Hatha Yoga at Ayuryoga Eco Ashram and immersed herself in the beauty & colourful culture of the country where the lineage began.

Dominique is continually inspired by the transformational powers of yoga and is excited to share her passion with others in the very studio that she discovered the magic.

 

 

CONTACT DOMINIQUE

dominiqueadams88@googlemail.com

0772 255 8853

Emma Simpson-Faichney 

Emma has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years – she first started going to classes as a teenager with her mum, discovered she absolutely loved it and has been practicing ever since!  She finally took the plunge to begin her journey towards becoming a yoga teacher in 2018 and completed her 200hr YTT at Yoga Jo’s in Milngavie earlier this year.
Emma discovered Madira’s classes when she was at Blossom Studio, many moons ago, and has been following her around Dundee since then.  She is delighted to be teaching at Nomad Yoga, especially as it’s the beginners class –  she says it will be so special to be part of so many yoga journeys.

 

CONTACT EMMA

emma.simpson@live.com

CONTACT EVY

evykoutzas@gmail.com

0772 255 8853

Evy koutzas

Originally from Chicago, Evy moved to Dundee in December 2016. Evy’s yoga journey began in graduate school as she sought a method to release stress from work and studies, as well as incorporate fitness into her lifestyle. Her interest in yoga emerged slowly at first; however, upon experiencing heated vinyasa, she eagerly created a consistent practice, finding unexpected and powerful mindfulness connections on her mat that were far beyond her initial fitness hopes.

Evy completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training in 2012 through CorePower Yoga in Chicago and has furthered her knowledge with a restorative yoga course, a 50-hour Yin and Myofascial release training, and continued education workshops.

As a teacher, Evy strives to provide an inclusive and inspiring environment where her students feel challenged yet supported- empowered through a practice that is strengthening and meditative. Each class will connect breath to movement, explore strength, and cultivate self-acceptance.

 

 

Evy koutzas

Originally from Chicago, Evy moved to Dundee in December 2016. Evy’s yoga journey began in graduate school as she sought a method to release stress from work and studies, as well as incorporate fitness into her lifestyle. Her interest in yoga emerged slowly at first; however, upon experiencing heated vinyasa, she eagerly created a consistent practice, finding unexpected and powerful mindfulness connections on her mat that were far beyond her initial fitness hopes.

Evy completed her 200-hour vinyasa teacher training in 2012 through CorePower Yoga in Chicago and has furthered her knowledge with a restorative yoga course, a 50-hour Yin and Myofascial release training, and continued education workshops.

As a teacher, Evy strives to provide an inclusive and inspiring environment where her students feel challenged yet supported- empowered through a practice that is strengthening and meditative. Each class will connect breath to movement, explore strength, and cultivate self-acceptance.

 

 

CONTACT EVY

evykoutzas@gmail.com

0772 255 8853

becca Simpson 

Becca embarked on her Yoga journey in Dundee in 2016, when she began attending classes at a university gym. The purely physical nature of her yoga experience quickly evolved into a well-rounded appreciation of yoga’s spiritual and holistic benefits. A series of training courses and retreats solidified Yoga as a lifestyle and on-going journey for Becca. Some of these courses included a Yoga outreach training program with Edinburgh Community Yoga, that guided participants on how to make yoga accessible to all, and a 3 week (200hour) Hatha/Vinyasa training program in Bali that emphasised linking breath with movement.

 Following her time in Bali, and having just graduated from an Anatomical Sciences degree at Dundee University, Becca decided to travel for 5 months through Asia, New Zealand and Australia in honour of her love of travelling and experiencing other cultures.

 Yoga was a particularly useful tool for stress relief during Becca’s studies, as its regular practice of clearing the mind and centring oneself helped with managing the workload and demands of university life. Becca’s background in anatomy also provides her with a unique perspective on the physical aspects of yoga. She has a specialised understanding of how the body moves and is connected and for this reason has adopted the belief that yoga should be something that is accessible for everybody no matter their physical abilities, economic situations or mental health status. Becca has attended chair yoga classes taught to those who are unable to stand and endeavours to ensure that everybody feels welcome and comfortable in her classes.

 Yoga has become instrumental in Becca’s life in both mental and physical realms and she wants to share this with anybody who wants to understand the transformative nature of yoga.

 

CONTACT SELENA

selenaputri97@gmail.com

selena PUTRI

Selena is mixed Malaysian/Danish, currently studying in St Andrews but not knowing where in the world life will take her next – she is a nomad at heart, who feels most at home on her mat. Selena discovered a love for yoga in 2016, from the very first class she took with Madira at the University of St Andrews gym. There, she learned of a yoga that moved beyond the boundaries of the physical, and formed an entire discipline, way of life, and mindset on its own. Since then she has never looked back, and along with her love for yoga has come a greater love and appreciation for life and the simple things in life.

For three years, Selena has nurtured her yoga passion, attending a yoga retreat in Turkey summer of 2018, and now enjoying daily morning yoga to the St Andrews sunrise. For Selena, it has been the flow of asanas, lessons of mind-body connection, balance between control and surrender, and the tuning in to breath, which have been most valuable in training her whole being to face any adversity and find inner peace. She strongly believes that in the noise of today’s world, we all benefit from taking time to come inwards and develop one’s own relationship with one’s self. Having completed teacher training, Selena now embraces a new chapter in her yoga journey as a teacher, and is committed to daily growth and learning from sharing her practice with fellow nomads. 

Outside of yoga, Selena is completing her final year of undergraduate studies in Art History & International Relations, enjoys outdoor running, gardening, videography, cooking creative plant-based dishes, and hopes to one day open her own plant-based café.

 

 

selina putri

Selena is mixed Malaysian/Danish, currently studying in St Andrews but not knowing where in the world life will take her next – she is a nomad at heart, who feels most at home on her mat. Selena discovered a love for yoga in 2016, from the very first class she took with Madira at the University of St Andrews gym. There, she learned of a yoga that moved beyond the boundaries of the physical, and formed an entire discipline, way of life, and mindset on its own. Since then she has never looked back, and along with her love for yoga has come a greater love and appreciation for life and the simple things in life.

For three years, Selena has nurtured her yoga passion, attending a yoga retreat in Turkey summer of 2018, and now enjoying daily morning yoga to the St Andrews sunrise. For Selena, it has been the flow of asanas, lessons of mind-body connection, balance between control and surrender, and the tuning in to breath, which have been most valuable in training her whole being to face any adversity and find inner peace. She strongly believes that in the noise of today’s world, we all benefit from taking time to come inwards and develop one’s own relationship with one’s self. Having completed teacher training, Selena now embraces a new chapter in her yoga journey as a teacher, and is committed to daily growth and learning from sharing her practice with fellow nomads. 

Outside of yoga, Selena is completing her final year of undergraduate studies in Art History & International Relations, enjoys outdoor running, gardening, videography, cooking creative plant-based dishes, and hopes to one day open her own plant-based café.

 

 

sabrina simpson

Sabrina grew up in Canada, where she was involved in many sports from a very young age. She is an outdoor enthusiast, so if she is not in the Pilates Studio helping clients achieve their goals, you will find her on the hills; walking, running, mountain biking, skiing or travelling. Recently she mushed a team of huskies across the Arctic from Tromsø Norway to Kiruna Sweden.

Moving to Scotland in 2002 she has been there ever since.

She is a Second Generation Master Teacher and Educator trained by Internationally Acclaimed first generation teacher Lolita San Miguel. She completed the Pilates Master Mentorship Programme, in Palm Beach Florida,  July 2016.

Sabrina’s Pilates qualifications also include; Body Control Pilates Matwork, with recognition as a Master Mat Teacher. She also has the Body Control Reformer Certificate, Cadillac Certificate, Chair Certificate, Pregnancy 1 & 2, Pilates for Children Foundation, Pilates for Children Ages 12-16, Pilates for Bone Health (Osteoporosis), Pilates for Golf.
Other qualifications include; Diploma in Personal Training – Premier Training International; First Aid, Optimum & Sports Nutrition, Circuits, Body Massage & Sports Massage Therapy, Fitness Training Award; Ante & Post Natal, Older Adults, Sports Specific, Weight Management in 2002, Power Studio Cycling – First Marketing, and Stability Ball Training Level 1 & 2 – Education in Action.

Sabrina’s outlook towards life is always be learning, overcoming fears and look for new challenges.

CONTACT SABRINA

info@pilateswithsabrina.com

07825551107

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