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 since discovering its joys and benefits after a juggling a fast-paced, corporate life in London. Jenny weaves yogic principles and life understanding to enhance everyday physical and mental health performance. She creates a 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. Jenny has trained internationally in numerous different yoga lineages and continues to be inspired by teachers such as Rod Stryker, Shiva Rea and Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. 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. Her purpose is to nourish, enhance, and regenerate the body; bring stillness to the mind, and balance overall for personal development.
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, London
Pregnancy Yoga Therapy Teacher Training, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Stroud, UK
Yoni Shakti, Well Women Yoga Therapy, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Teaching Yoga to Seniors, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre, London
Teaching Yoga to Children, Calm for Kids, London
Prana Vinyasa, Yoga Alchemy Online, Shiva Rea, 2017 – to date
Mythic Yoga Flow, Sianna Sherman, London
TRE®-Tension &Trauma Release Exercises, Modules 1 & 2, Steve Haines, London
Chanting: Yoga of the Heart | Bhakti Yoga, Janet Stone, online
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.