Zoe James Yoga

Zoe James

Zoe is the founder of Blooming Bamboo.

Zoe has been practicing yoga for almost 2 decades and teaching for 7 years. She loves the healing and transformative power of yoga and finds it a joy and an honour to bring yoga into the lives of others.

Zoe believes that variety is the spice of life and believes we should have a balance of BOTH yin and yang in our lives. Dynamic yoga will get you sweating and yin yoga is still and quiet where the poses are usually held for between 1 & 7 minutes.

She teaches most styles of yoga as well as our pregnancy, postnatal and yin yoga. She loves working with pregnant couples through the incredible Hypobirthing courses. 


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Eileen has been teaching gentle mindful vinyasa flow classes in Australia for many years. She has recently returned to the North East and we are delighted to have her on our team.

She will be leading a traditional Hatha based gentle Vinyasa flow yoga. Vinyasa meaning a gradual progression or step-by-step approach connecting one posture to an other, uniting the breath and movement in the steps for a smooth flow to create strength and balance in the mind and body helping us to feel calm and revitalised. Her classes end with a gorgeous guided relaxation/meditation.



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Jasmine trained from an early age in various styles of dance including ballet, tap and modern. At the age of 15 she discovered she had hypermobility following a back injury during trampolining training. As a result of this diagnosis she knew she had to keep her body strong and had to find ways to help rehabilitate in order to reduce the pain she was experiencing. In the process of trying to strengthen her body she discovered Pilates which considerably changed her whole approach to exercise and rehabilitation.

Since discovering Pilates she has never looked back!  “I can now say that most days I am completely pain free!”

Jasmine keeps her classes interesting by doing something a bit different every week, using different equipment or focusing on different aspects of Pilates and she finds that clients love being challenged differently every week.

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Yoga has been a part of Kay’s life from an early age and she was drawn to it as it always seemed so enchanting. She dipped in and out of yoga over the years but struggled with a consistent practice as ‘life always got in the way’.
When Kay’s youngest daughter became seriously ill, she found yoga again. Yoga helped her in every aspect, bringing more clarity and helping to ease the stresses that she had in her life at the time.
During this difficult time Kay really understood and experienced the benefits of having a consistent practice and something she embraced fully.
Kay felt compelled to complete her Yoga Teacher Training to be able to extend those benefits to others who may also have felt overwhelmed with life stresses. Kay fully believes that Yoga can help anyone and is a gift she feels privileged to share with you.



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Leigh qualified as an ‘Exercise to Music Teacher’ in 1994 and previously practiced Tai Chi and Qi Gung and loved their gentle flowing movements. She has practiced yoga for a number of years and found Dru yoga when she was sent to a treatment centre in Scotland for her neck and shoulders. She then decided to train as a Dru Yoga teacher to share its benefits with others.

Dru is a graceful and potent form of yoga, based on soft flowing movements, controlled directed breathing and visualisation. With its foundations firmly set in ancient yogic traditions, it works on body mind and spirit – improving strength and flexibility, creating core stability, building a heightened feeling of positivity and rejuvenating your whole being.

Designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, it is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime.



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Margaretta trained as a yoga teacher with the British School of Yoga and is an experienced tutor of yoga, holistic therapy and stress management with over twenty years experience.

She specialises in teaching an easy, gentle yoga flow. Suitable for anyone especially older and less able people. Her sessions end with a gorgeous relaxation or meditation, leaving you feeling ready to face the day ahead.


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Rae first experienced yoga in 2017 after taking a hot vinyasa class. She was instantly hit with the overwhelming feeling that (after years of mental health issues) this was something she desperately needed in her life. She became hooked on the transformative effects yoga had on her, emotionally, physically and spiritually. 
In 2018, she travelled to the birthplace of yoga in the Himalayas and had the honour of learning from some fantastically knowledgeable yogis. Here, she completed her 200 hour teacher training certification specialising in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga. 
Passionate about spreading the yogi magic with the world, and with a focus on “flowing”, Rae teaches Vinyasa yoga… bringing synchronised movement and breath together to achieve a full body work out, Rae’s classes are grounded in reality while respecting the time-honoured wisdom that is yoga. 



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We're looking for brilliant wellbeing teachers to join our team. If you would like to bring your class to Blooming Bamboo, drop us an email and let us know.