About Mike McMaster Yoga
200 hr Yoga Alliance certified experienced yoga instructor based in Matlock, Derbyshire, UK. I specialise in Hatha Vinyasa yoga and have been teaching professionally since 2015.
After completing my TeenYoga diploma in September 2015, I started teaching a weekly yoga class for teenagers in Matlock, Derbyshire. I later transitioned to teaching a weekly adult yoga class while I was training for my 200 hour Yoga Alliance certificate. I have been teaching regular weekly classes since finishing my training in November 2016 and now teach both beginner and intermediate to experienced yoga students.
The main style of yoga I teach is called vinyasa yoga and specifically looks at moving the body with the breath. Vinyasa is part of the hatha yoga tradition and translates as ‘to place the breath in a special way’ or ‘place’. The physical side to a yoga practice (asana) is a very small part of the true essence of yoga and I teach a variety of other techniques that are integral to a true practice and compliment one another, such as traditional breathing techniques (known as pranayama) and meditation, honoring a path of yoga that has been practiced for thousands of years.
I take inspiration from many different backgrounds, traditions and disciplines. My teachers include David Sye of Yogabeats, Troy Hadeed and Ryan Leier of One Yoga, Leslie Kaminoff of Yoga Anatomy, Wendy Snongjati and Sharon Price of Pure Light Yoga School and more recently, Andrea Kwiatkowski, Jivamukti yoga, but my main inspiration always comes from people around me, the people who come to class, my family and friends.
My classes can be challenging (rest and modifications are always an option), and so it’s always advisable to get in touch rather than dropping in for a class.
I offer classes that are safe, friendly, enjoyable, educational and holistic to what I feel is the true essence of yoga.