Our Teachers

Valerie Johnston

Val has been practicing Hatha Yoga from her 20’s, later on discovering  Ashtanga Yoga,  Aerial Yoga and Yin Yoga.

Her love was for the practice, the variety of styles and the idea at this stage, was to pass on this passion to her 3 young children, leading her to train with Rainbow Kids.   After being repeatedly asked to teach other children and their parents, as well as her growing interest of a yoga lifestyle,  encouraged her to  sign up to study her first 200hrs under Julie Hanson, with the intention to now share the benefits, following with a further 300hrs.

The following year saw her graduate as an Aerial Yoga Teacher and  was also the beginning of her Yin Yoga Journey, studying extensively in Advanced Yin Yoga Teacher Training, taking her training hours to over 1000 and becoming Glasgow’s Sweaty Betty ‘Stretch’ Ambassador.

5 years ago, she opened a beautiful little studio, Our World Yoga in Glasgow’s West End, growing organically, from word of mouth.

Ahimsa is at the heart of all her teachings and in Jan 2019 Our World Yoga will be offering the opportunity for other yogis to study ‘The Power & Grace of Yin & Yang’,  with this belief at its core.  The first 200hr Teacher Training course, scheduled to commence mid January with a 300hr course scheduled for Summer 2019 and Jan 2020.

Siobhan Fitzgerald

Currently on a degree in Pranayama and Yoga Therapy in India with my teacher and mentor of the past 15 years, I value all my experience in this field and am grateful I can help others do the same.  Teaching for over 20 years and at present in continuous Advanced Pranayama study at Kaivalyadhama.”

Siobhan  runs courses on  Pranayama, Indian Head Massage & other holistic therapies, please keep your eye on events, they are not to be missed.

Lee Sowerbutts

If you get the opportunity, you must come along to one of Lee’s suspension training classes at the studio, or one of his workshops on Health & Nutrition. His approach and the community he gathers is encouraging and supportive.  You just know you are in the right hands when Lee is about, he walks the talk and sees the picture as a whole.  His wealth of knowledge on anatomy, health and nutrition has been accumulated over many years of study and training.  Prepare to laugh, sweat and learn! – He’s not one of the West Ends most sought after Personal Trainers for nothing 🙂

Sandra has been teaching Pilates for many, many years, also a highly regarded Master in Tai Chi.  Sandra is also a dance choreographer, working with a group of amazing adults with disabilities within the community and bringing them to the stage every year to showcase their talents.  We are privileged to have her on board as part of the team.  

She makes you work hard, you will see results,  she’s a girl with a big heart and a great playlist.  No one ever regrets getting up on a Sunday for Sandra’s Pilates Class (…and lets face it, you still get a lie in!).

Welcome to our newest team member….Jackie McCann!

I’m delighted to add Jackie to our team. Jackie will be running heated evening Pilates classes this year. She is turning our Wednesday nights HOT!

I have practiced Yoga beside Jackie for probably over 6 years, we have kept each other going through several hot yoga challenges for charity. An amazing gal with wonderful energy…lets give her a big Our World Yoga welcome.

Introducing our second Newest Member to the Team….We are absolutely delighted to have Katie White, come on board.

Katie has been a yoga student for over 18years. Katie leads students towards a stronger body and softer heart through skilled sequencing and consistent anchoring to breath and the present moment. Her classes are playful, fun, prepare to sweat and melt, moving in a safe and mindful way.

Katie will lead a monthly Saturday morning Power Vinyasa Workshop with Peak Pose/Challenge as well as get you up early on a Tuesday morning at 7am for a 60mins class. She is also teaching our 9.30am Power Vinyasa Tuesday class! All she asks is that you show up again and again. “It may not get easier but you will definitely get stronger.”