OM Yoga


Kate Hamilton-Kapur
Bodnant Welsh Food, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-Cafn, North Wales, UK, LL28 5RP

07778 134846


Teaching Team

Here at OM YOGA we have hand-picked an experienced and vibrant team of teachers to bring an exciting and changing programme of Wellness classes and workshops to the Pochin Room, a quiet, spacious room with a view, above the Farm Shop at Bodnant Welsh Food.

We are so proud to introduce you to our Dream Team......


Kate Hamilton-Kapur

"I teach the Yoga that works for me...when I arrive on my mat, I treat it as my sanctuary. Life can be hard, joyful, beautiful, exhausting! And so I move mindfully, I focus on my breath and see what happens, and I teach from this space of being in the moment.

The peak of my classes is after the movement, when we sit together for 5-10 minutes meditation before a deeply nourishing Yoga Nidra. My classes are all suitable for beginners."

Kate teaches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.

Book a Class with Kate

Natalie Gray

Natalie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and teaching for the last 4 years. She studied at Sampoorna Yoga in India which opened her mind to the ancient Indian philosophies and teachings.

Her passion and experience lies in Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga and awakening the Chakras. Natalie focuses on how each Asana feels rather than looks, making this style of Yoga accessible to all and encouraging creativity, fun and time to pause and find our centre.

Natalie teaches a 90 minute class on Saturday mornings.

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Phil East

Phil was introduced to Tai Chi in 1988. He was 19, grappling with depression after the death of two school friends in a car accident and failing his A levels. He went to Australia for 6 months backpacking, and was introduced to Qigong and he knew he had found a special practice.

After 17 years working Mental Health, Phil decided to help people to find peace and tranquillity through gentle but precise movement, breathing and emotional release techniques that make up a Qigong practice.

Phil teaches Qigong on Tuesday mornings.

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Natasha White

"I am passionate about helping to improve the quality of people’s lives through exercise, fitness, Pilates, Yoga, plenty of fun and laughter. I love to explore new ways to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.

As a specialist working with women’s health and families, built strongly on years of experience and gained knowledge, my passion is to support women through all stages of womanhood; pregnancy, motherhood, the stages of menopause and ageing health"

Natasha teaches Kids Yoga Club, Parent & Toddler & Family Events.

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Helen Jackson

Helen’s style of teaching is compassionate, light-hearted and grounded. She aims to guide people through movement and breath practices, simply noticing and tuning into sensations, cultivating mind-body awareness. She believes yoga has the capacity to support healing and wellness for everyone.

Inspiration for her classes often comes from the cycles of nature and the seasons. She loves exploring how what we learn on the mat can be of benefit off the mat.

Helen teaches on Tuesday evenings: Beginners Yoga & Mindful Vinyasa.

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Ayla Gowling

I want to help people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to feel their best. Everyone has their own reasons to come to the yoga mat; there is room for everybody in my classes!

In September 2020 I completed my 200 hour Multi-style Yoga Teacher Training with Green Yoga International, so I'm new to teaching but I put my heart and soul into fun and purposeful sequencing, and hope to help guide people to live a life filled with happiness and gratitude.

Ayla teaches on Wednesday mornings & Friday evenings.

Book a Class with Ayla

Love the class and the Pilates is helping with stiffness I have from working in front of the computer so much. It is delivered in a relaxing, step-by-step class that flies by! The instructor is so friendly and welcoming. As for Bodnant, it adds to the calm and mindfulness, helping me to take time out from the busyness of life and to make time for myself.

- Nia Thomas, Pilates Student

Sasha Jones

"As a qualified Sports Rehabilitator I have a passion for helping people live an active and pain free lifestyle. I thoroughly enjoy teaching Pilates as I feel this gives people the tools to try and self-manage any injuries they may have or just as a gentle form of exercise that may prevent these from occurring.

As a lover of Pilates myself I decided to train to teach in 2017 through APPI and began teaching Pilates in 2018."

Sasha teaches on Mondays and Thursdays.

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Poppy Backshall

After struggling with my mental health from childhood and into adulthood, I started incorporating mindful movement practices into my, and realised that life could be joyous and free. This sparked my passion to help others to learn to find freedom from movement, which led me to completing my YTT with Rishikesh Yoga school in India in 2019.

My yoga classes are all about encouraging you to move in a way that works for you, in the hope that each practice feels like a mini celebration of life.

Poppy teaches on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings

Book a Class with Poppy

Jane Barnes

"I love sharing the transformational journey of yoga and seeing the positive results. I teach stressed out people how to relax through yoga, pranayama and meditation.

I teach techniques to use on a daily basis, helping students to combat the negative impact of stress. Through carefully designed sessions, stress melts away, leaving the students feeling freer in mind and more flexible in body...ready to embrace life!"

Jane teaches Vinyasa Yoga on Monday Evenings..

Book a Class with Jane

Marta Swierk

Marta is the founder of The Pilates Academy North Wales.

"The Pilates Academy North Wales was created on foundations of Body Art
Science International (BASI®) - it is true to the Art of the Body
movements, true to Science following the latest research, while true to
the original principles of Pilates workout.


Tillie Jones

"I'm originally from Cardiff in South Wales, a fluent Welsh speaker and have recently returned to live in North Wales after living for 7 years in New York City. I'm a mother, a yogi, and a Yoga & Ayurveda holistic teacher.

I love to help people who are eager to live healthy, fulfilling lives, to find tools and techniques to connect deeper to themselves and to flourish through mind body spirit union.

In 2020 I decided to become a certified teacher & studied virtually with a wonderful school called Jai Wellness and received my 200 hour teacher training as a Yoga and Ayurveda Holistic Teacher."

I love your classes, a friend told me about them, I am very grateful! I love them and leave feeling energised but calm, nurtured and peaceful. Nice to have the social contact, (socially distanced of course) so I don’t feel so isolated as I live alone.

- Patricia Sharpe, Yoga Student