MEET THE FOUNDER

YOGA HUB LEAMINGTON was founded by retired professional dancer Martina Knight. Martina trained in ballet and contemporary dance from a young age, and gained a BSc in Sport Science from the University of Turin (Italy) before moving to London and completing an MA in Performance at London Contemporary Dance School. She has toured professionally with companies such as Henri Oguike Dance, Leila McMillan, Tom Dale Company and Tavaziva Dance as well as spending 7 years performing internationally with dance-circus and aerial company Motionhouse.

In 2018 she became a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga teacher and her teaching journey began. She specialises in Hatha and Vinyasa Flow yoga with a clear emphasis placed on the connection between breathing, continuous movement and flow.  In 2019 I also certified as a Pregnancy yoga teacher with Yoga Mama London. 

Since retiring she graduated from the Clore Leadership Emerging Leaders course and in June 2019 she completed the Leadership Through Influence Programme with Arts Connect. 

 

She has also completed a Level 2 in Counselling Skills from Warwick University 

before becoming an accredited coach through Culture at Work. (equivalent to ILM level 7). 

 

She set up YOGA HUB LEAMINGTON in April 2020 .

 

" I have practiced yoga throughout my career as a way of supporting my art form both physically and mentally. Yoga has helped me achieve a focussed state of mind on stage, helping me deal with the stresses and pressures of delivering performances of a high standard but also as a way of connecting with myself, my spirituality and the way I relate with the world. 

 

I have always been interested in the connection between movement and yoga. Pursuing a connection between body ,breath and mind in a creative and mindful way.

 

I am passionate about teaching and supporting each individual, building awareness, confidence and compassion through the use of movement.

Yoga Hub was born as my way of sharing my practice with others in a  liberating, mindful , joyful and spiritual way."