Your home for wellness in Market Harborough.
To inspire and generate excitement within the practice of yoga and movement with a team of local and passionate teachers.
To connect our community through awareness and thoughtfully curated classes, events and experiences.
H E L L O, N I C E T O M E E T Y O U
We’re Neil and Jenny, welcome to Optimum Yoga & Wellness studio. Come on in and find a welcoming space for you to energise, reinvigorate, unwind or just chill out. Whatever your vibe, we’ve got it covered.
Yoga is a transformational practice that encourages the union of body, mind and spirit. It helps to increase balance, strength and flexibility, it can also help with poor digestion, insomnia, anxiety… all sorts. It helps us tune into our body’s needs, rewarding us with a whole host of health benefits both mental and physical. With all these amazing health benefits, you would think it’s a serious practice, but here at Optimum You, we believe life is for living and having fun is a part of that. We look forward to welcoming you to our yoga community!
Neil strives to present yoga in it’s pure form, scientific and energetically in a way that is accessible to the modern practitioner of today. A fusion of ancient spiritual traditions from the East with the modern forms of yoga in the West, sharing his understanding of specific emotions or energies that are commonly set free during an asana. With a background in personal training he found yoga in the 90’s as part of his triathlon training. A former Paratrooper and 17 years as a Firefighter, Neil understands the need to remain calm and focused during highly stressful situations and as a multiple Iron Man finisher and ultra-runner, inc. Marathon Des sables, Neil appreciates the need for both mental and physical wellbeing. With a sound awareness of alignment, fused with elements of Hatha and Vinyasa, Neil teaches students to move in a meditative flow through class, transitioning from posture to posture. Making the whole practice a meditation through movement.
Also the founder of Hotpod Yoga Leicester, has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga after a juggling a fast-paced, corporate life in London. A self-confessed yoga nerd with over 20 years of practice, discovering different methodologies and lineages to arrive at the most important destination: Home. Back home in the body, mind and spirit. Jenny’s passion for yoga and healing has taken her to India, Thailand, Bahamas, across the USA and UK. Jenny continued her learning in Prana Vinyasa with Shiva Rea, Pregnancy Yoga, Well Women Yoga Therapy with Uma Dinsmore Tuli, TRE (Tension & Trauma Release Exercises) with Steve Haines, Menopause Yoga, Usui Reiki & Holy Fire Reiki and Crystal Bowl Sound Healing with Sound Healing Academy. She is also completing an additional 500 Hr Yoga Teacher Training in Ayurveda/Tantra/Hatha with Devanadi School of Yoga & Wellness. A Masters in Human Resource Management and previous roles as a HR Director and an Emotional Intelligence Trainer has become a springboard as she continues her dharma and purpose in supporting others to live life to their fullest potential. Combining her various modalities, Jenny weaves traditional and modern philosophies into her yoga classes and creates an inclusive, safe, non-competitive space for her students to practice yoga as a flow of consciousness and breath to find deeper meaning from their daily lives. When teaching she hopes to help others find balance mentally, physically and spiritually providing them with a practice that they can embody off the mat.
Trainings & Certifications
200 Hr YTTC, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Goa, India
200 Hr YTTC, Vinyasa, Hatha & Tantra Yoga, Koh Phangan, Thailand
ParaYoga Nidra, ParaYoga Master Training, Rod Stryker, Carbondale, USA
The Four Desires, ParaYoga Master Training, Rod Stryker, London
Vinyasa Krama, ParaYoga Master Training, Tanya Boigenzhan
Tantra Shakti, ParaYoga Master Training, Tanya Boigenzhan
Pregnancy Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Stroud, UK
Yoni Shakti, Well Women Yoga Therapy, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Menopause Yoga Teacher Training, Petra Coveney
Teaching Yoga to Seniors, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, London
Teaching Yoga to Children, Calm for Kids, London
Prana Vinyasa, Yoga Alchemy, Shiva Rea, 2017 – to date
Mythic Yoga Flow, Sianna Sherman, London
TRE®-Tension &Trauma Release Exercises, Modules 1 & 2, Steve Haines, London
Usui Reiki, Holy Fire Reiki, Miguel Chavez, Reiki Maya
Chanting: Yoga of the Heart | Bhakti Yoga, Janet Stone, online
Sound Healing with Crystal Bowls, Sound Healing Academy
Shibashi Tai Chi QiGong, Holistic Tai Chi QiGong Training Academy UK
National Council of Psychotherapists
International Coaching Federation (ICF)
Post Grad Cert in Business & Personal Coaching
Optimum Yoga Yoga & Wellness studio is conveniently located within 5 mins walk from Market Harborough town centre. All of our classes are led in an accessible and open format. You can see our prices and buy class passes online. Be sure to check our Studio Tips to help you get started and please complete an online waiver before arriving to the studio. If you are new to yoga or to the studio, we recommend taking a beginners or level 1 class to get started and read our New Students page.