Founder – Vicky Leitch
Harbour Yoga was founded by Vicky in May 2014. Having spent many years working in Investment Banking, most recently as a Chief Operating Officer, Vicky left the corporate world behind to follow her dreams and focus on teaching yoga. Vicky has been practising yoga for longer than she cares to admit to (around 25 years) and has tried a number of different styles including Iyengar, Bikram, Vinyasa Flow and general Hatha. She has studied under some truly inspiring teachers including Louise Beglin at the Brighton Natural Health Centre, David Sye at YogaBeats and Veva Eickelberg, Yoga with Veva. While living and working in South London she discovered Hot Power Yoga in Clapham and fell in love with its dynamic, challenging classes (and as someone who feels the cold, the warmth was pretty welcome too!). She completed her RYS200 Yoga Alliance certification with Dylan Ayaloo and Craig Norris at Hot Power Yoga and and spent a further year developing her skills through the HPY mentorship programme. She continues to learn and enhance her knowledge and teaching by attending regular workshops and classes with senior yoga teachers.
Vicky has also trained and is accredited with TeenYoga, the UK’s only national training programme targeted specifically at supporting teenagers with yoga. She teaches secondary school children both within schools and in studios.
Vicky is now living and teaching yoga in Farnham and aims to build the Harbour Yoga community in her new home.
Angela qualified as a teacher in 2014 with Seasonal Yoga. She teaches gentle flowing classes in tune with the energy of the seasons.
She has been practising yoga for over 25 years having started taking classes with the wonderful Monette Goetinck in Los Angeles (who was 85 years old when she began). Her love of yoga has stayed with her, evolving over the years as she settled into life in Surrey as a mother to 4 boys.
Charlotte loves practicing all types of yoga, talking about it and sharing this passion with others. After years of having hew own personal practice she decided to travel to Bali to complete her Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance certified) and begin teaching. Charlotte’s classes are suitable for all levels, creating variations to make postures more accessible for beginners or push more experienced students. Her classes allow students to breathe, be mindful and have fun together.
Charlotte teaches our Thursday evening Flow class.
Naz started practising Yoga whilst living and working in New York. After spending a decade in the Corporate environment, Yoga provided a platform to explore the mind and body on a physical and spiritual level. Naz completed her 200hr Vinyasa Yoga with a renowned New York studio-Sonic Yoga and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. Naz’s classes are sequenced to provide a challenging yet nurturing practice focusing on breathing and alignment. Naz’s classes follow the the style of Vinyasa flow found in New York studios, each class is designed to take you on a physical, mental and spiritual journey.
Sam teaches our candlelit yin classes. She was trained by Norman Blair, one of the UK’s leading Yin teachers and trainers. During each class Sam expertly leads students on a journey to release connective tissue and fascia. Her beautiful lilting voice the perfect guide as you sink into stillness.
Victoria found her love of yoga in New York in 1999. In her own words, ‘After my first class I walked home floating on air. Clearly I was onto something and my yoga obsession began.’ In 2004 she tried Bikram yoga in Thailand which was hotter than hot! But it didn’t put her off and she soon became a regular Bikram practitioner, appreciating the benefits of practicing in the heat and the meditative element repetition of the same series can bring. 18 years since her yoga addiction began Victoria has practiced many different styles of yoga; hatha, vinyasa, yin, nidra, ashtanga to name a few. In 2016 she decided to take the journey further and completed her 200hr Yoga Alliance Professionals training hoping to share her varied experience and ongoing passion with others. Again, in her own words, ‘Yoga is for fun, yoga is for your mind and body but most of all, yoga is what you want it to be. See you on your mat soon x’
Victoria teaches Hatha Glow at Harbour.