About Soul Seeker Yoga

Hello! My name is Janine Cade, I am a certified Hatha Raja Yoga Teacher and I am owner and teacher at Soul Seeker Yoga.

I’m passionate about yoga and love to share that with anyone who is interested. I feel truly grateful every time I’m in front of a class – it’s a constant source of inspiration to watch clients flourish in their yoga practise and there’s  never a class that doesn’t fly by!

Yoga came to me as a teenager when I first began experiencing the numinous in the Universe, my passion for the inner journey has been with me ever since. I’ve been a constant student of life, curious about human motivations and seeking to understand myself as fully as possible. In my 20’s I had my first experience of physical yoga when Ashtanga Vinyasa burst onto the scene in London and I loved it. My physical practice followed the ebb and flow of life but in more recent years became very devoted and soon after that I knew my dharma was to teach.

Following qualification I taught in local halls and community spaces in Inverness but wanted to create a more nurturing and bespoke environment for my growing student body. Unable to find spaces to meet that criteria, I came across 1 Market Close our first home, in the Summer of 2018 and knew I’d found the space that was so needed in Inverness, a space for an intimate, dedicated yoga studio. Fast forward two years and we’re feeling very grateful to have been able to move into a new larger premises just around the corner at 33-35 Union St! Our new space is still warm and inviting but much bigger and we’re able to offer generous space for social distancing and all covid-19 safety protocols.

At SSY Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Power, Hatha, Yin and Restorative Yoga classes are taught as well meditation and mindfulness.  You can find out more about the specific classes taught at the studio here and below you can find out about the other teachers who are part of our team here at SSY. I feel truly honoured and lucky to know them and have them teaching at the studio.

 

Fiona Salmond-Smith

My journey with yoga began when I was 19, it was love at first asana! It all made sense, though as I continued to practice I wanted to seek more and so decided to become a Sivananda Yoga Teacher. From there, I taught at an established holistic studio in York. Travel and living overseas continued my exploration of different styles of yoga which deepened and developed my practice extensively, especially my travels to the source of yoga – India; immersing myself in a yoga ashram and onward on my spiritual journey. Further to these studies, the pregnancies of my closest friends prompted me to research further into how yoga may assist in pregnancy. It’s huge benefits encouraged me to qualify as a pregnancy yoga teacher, combining yoga with an awareness of the medical perspective of pregnancy. Yoga is such a gift, one which I believe we should all afford ourselves in our busy lives. It’s given me a sense of purpose, fulfilment and inner harmony. I look forward to meeting and practising with you!

 

Maya Rios

Yoga found me by accident when I was attempting to heal an injury. Very quickly I realised that it’s much more than just a physical practice and since then I’ve been using it as a way to heal not just my body but also my heart and my mind. Yoga has held me together over the most intense periods of my life by giving me a safe space to find peace. My family background is immersed in medicine, both traditional Chinese and Western and with this grounding I’ve developed a keen interest in how the human body works. In addition, my mother is a highly dedicated meditation teacher who’s helped me develop a strong meditation practice. Whenever I teach, I always try to make the practice as safe as possible, drawing from my knowledge of anatomy, the subtle bodies and meditation. I want your practice to be a safe place that’ll help you develop strength and flexibility as well as guide you to find the quiet and peace that is within yourself.

 

Natallia Maguire

Hello! I’m a yoga teacher with over 12 years experience in the health and fitness industry. My style of yoga teaching is a mix of Flow and Hatha. It’s  best described as a fusion of strength and stretch, play and mindfulness, precision and flow inspired by my years of teaching Pilates, Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Dance and other disciplines. I can’t wait to practice with you!

 

 

 

 

A bit more about the Studio

Soul Seeker Yoga is a stunning studio space located on the ground floor at 33-35 Union St, a wonderful listed building in the historic centre of Inverness. A large space, warm for our yoga practice and the room to be properly socially distanced. A calm and serene space, at Soul Seeker Yoga classes are limited to 10 participants, so clients feel truly nurtured and safe.  An entirely different experience from yoga in a gym or local hall, yoga in a dedicated space has to be experienced!

The studio features quality, eco friendly mats and props, so all is provided for your practice. At this time, if you have your own mat, we do ask you to bring that with you, though do have mats available to borrow. We’re happy to continue the use of our other yoga props as the materials used (cork and bamboo) are naturally anti microbial and transfer risk is very low. We have a rigorous set of covid-19 protocols in place to ensure your safety.