Claire McCarthy

I have owned a cruelty free, organic, vegan hair salon in Nantwich now for 10 yrs. I travelled extensively in my younger years and in India loved the yoga life. I did a few courses then life and my son and business took over, as it does. My son is 24yrs now and at 52, I really wanted to go back to how Iife used to be. Yoga and exercise and more travel.

I started this journey with a random idea to rent the small shop next to my organic hair salon. I would rent it out, as a studio space, initially, do my yoga course and slowly move out of hairdressing, A sort of retirement plan. The shop proved to be too small so I viewed the unit at the back of my shop and fell in love. It is one of the oldest salt stores in Nantwich from the 1600’s.

This was in January 2020, so it’s been a long road to finally open. 3 lock downs, builders couldn’t get materials and money was always running low. It’s been a double edge sword for me. I have met so many crazy, beautiful and kind people, who will be my forever friends. On the other hand, I have had so many anxious and tearful moments where I thought I just couldn’t carry on alone on this road, with two businesses a mortgage and three rented units to pay for.

Then out of the blue a friend suggested I called Krystina as she thought she may be interested in working with me. Then she appeared, an angel in yoga pants. She truly has been my support and is now my full-time studio coordinator, yoga teacher and friend.

My idea was to create a warm and welcoming space that was a focus for our community’s well-being. The growth of our community and collaborations with like-minded businesses has been beyond my expectations. Not only do we offer various yoga styles, fitness and nutrition, we are now able to help our clients with mental health, meditation, sports and remedial massage and workshops to advance their practice.

It really has all worked out well and I am excited for the future of our little community at Bakers Yard.

Now to find the time whilst running two businesses to do my yoga teacher training.

Kristyna Vopickova

Yoga doesn’t ask you to be more than you are. Yoga is journey of love to everything, everyone and most importantly to yourself… That’s my main believe, I wish to share with you and to make it to playful and fun experience.

I have been practicing yoga for more than 11 years. I wasn’t born as a natural yogi or gymnast and I understand exactly how it feels when you come first time to the class and everyone seems to be super strong and flexible. However, that is not what is yoga about. I would love to show you how to enjoy all the elements of yoga. Every single yogi – all of you – are becoming part of my yoga journey and so part of my heart.

I love nothing more than sharing, exploring and guiding you to become happier, healthier and more confident human beings. I love helping you to come closer to unity of body and mind, to find the self-love.
When I started with yoga, I really enjoyed dynamic styles of yoga as Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga but with the time I felt in love with more steady styles which brought more steadiness and clarity into my practice as Hatha Yoga and Yin Yoga. I absolutely cannot wait to welcome you on the mat and enjoy all the yoga fun with you all.

Claudia Johnston

I have been practicing Yoga for around 20yrs following an end to my Dancing & Acrobatics.

I qualified as a Yoga Teacher in 2013 with the a British School of Yoga and then qualified as a , Pre and Post Natal teacher and Kids Yoga Teacher and am now entering my 6th year of teaching Antenatal Yoga. I qualified for Barre in 2019 and Pilates in 2020.

I have taught Yoga in many local schools and businesses and have a plethora of private clients whom I teach at home. 

I am very excited to be able to continue my Antenatal Yoga teaching at Masters of Yoga where we will be focussing on our breath work and practicing postures conducive to both pregnancy and labour and of course not forgetting our guided relaxation. No prior yoga experience is necessary but please consult with your midwife beforehand. 

I’m equally excited to be able to offer Barre classes at Masters of Yoga – a hybrid of Ballet, Yoga and Pilates aimed at toning the legs, buttocks, core and improving ones Posture… Think Ballerina elegance coupled with Dance Music! No previous Ballet experience is necessary but you will feel the burn! 

Vicky Jones

I teach Kundalini Yoga and Meditation.
I love seeing the transformational power this practice has on people’s lives and how people can have a dynamic but personal experience of mind/body/spirit union.


Come along to MY kundalini yoga class for an hour of transformational pranayama, kriya (movements/exercises) mantra (chanting or scares sounds) meditation and deep relaxation.


Each class is different and will support you to clear physical/emotional blocks and experience your true self.

Jessica Fleet

I started practicing yoga because I thought it would help with my running and other classes at the gym and soon became addicted.


I now practice almost daily, and whilst I still think of it as a great physical workout (I love “power yoga”), I have discovered great mental benefits of my practice too.


Yoga is truly an all-encompassing practice for the body, mind and soul. I completed my 200 hours YTTC at Kranti Yoga in Goa, India.


During my training I specialised in Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. I also teach pranayama and mindfulness classes and enjoy learning about yoga philosophy and how we can apply this to our day to day lives.


My yoga journey began as a form of exercise that I turned to after causing myself injuries from doing other forms of exercise.


Over time my practice evolved from just the physical aspects of yoga and I became curious about yoga’s philosophy and lifestyle which led me to complete my first 200-hour yoga teacher training to enhance my knowledge, I completed this in Mysore, India.


Two years later the opportunity arose for me to complete a second 200-hour teacher training course with Tribe Yoga at the Ministry of Yoga in Crewe and it was then that I decided that I wanted to share my learnings with others. Why? because I truly believe that no matter what your age or ability yoga is accessible and can be beneficial to all and extends beyond the mat, so much so that this sparked a desire in me to become a certified Pre/Postnatal Yoga teacher with baby yoga & massage trained by appleyoga and am very excited about sharing this with mama’s to be, new mama’s and their babies.


Currently I teach mixed style yoga that is suitable for all levels; expect to feel stretched (in a good way), calm and relaxed after joining me for a practice.


I stumbled upon yoga my first yoga class, back in 2017  – and I haven’t once looked back since ! It only took me a couple of sessions to fall completely in love with the practice of yoga. Before long I was sowing and reaping all the wonderful physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of the practice. It just feels SO GOOD and SO RIGHT “ Most people have no idea how good their body is designed to feel” – Kevin Trudeau.

After seeing and experiencing the compelling and transformative changes yoga made in my life on and off the mat. It was a no brained when the opportunity to do my 200hr teacher training with tribe yoga at the ministry of yoga came along in 2018.

I’ve been teaching and sharing the healing practices of yoga ever since. My training was heavy inspired and influence by Ashtanga vinyasa. I’m an asana ( posture practice ) girl at heart ! But over the years my own self practice/self study has took me on quite the rollercoaster of a journey.

I’ve come enjoy and really appreciate the more subtle practices of yoga – pranayama ( breath work), meditation, yoga nidra ( yogic sleep) mantra/ chanting, study and application of yoga philosophy.

I truly and whole heartedly believe yoga is an accessible and universal practice that has something to offer to everyone no matter how big or small. It’s doesn’t discriminate, it doesn’t require you to have any prior knowledge, ability or experience.

All it asks is that you turn up, in the present moment YOU ! If anything yoga welcomes you to come with all your baggage, faults and flaws. How else are we going to iron and smooth out those kinks ? Yoga is an incredible tool for self care, my wish is for everyone to enjoy, share and experience this.

Ryan Howell

Since passing my first fitness qualifications in 2011 I’ve been blessed with the opportunities to work around the country with companies ranging from a large corporate gym in London to helping open a large brand new independent gym here in Cheshire.

Giving me the chance to work with clients ranging from professional athletes to clients that had never set foot in a gym, working with clients on a one to one basis is my true passion and more rewarding than I ever thought possible that’s why I’ve taken the steps to create roadhouse barbell a completely exclusive 1 to 1 Personal Training facility equipped for the the perfect tailored session

Sensei Clare Challinor (2nd dan)

My karate journey started when I was 6 years old in Haslington and Sandbach under the instruction of the late, great Sensei Dave Warburton.
Having trained on and off for the past 34 years in between starting a family and traveling I have learnt that a karate journey is ongoing and never ends when you achieve a black belt status that many aspire to.  
I obtained my instructor qualification and gained my 2nd Dan in 2020 at the age of 40.
I have made it a goal to share as much of my knowledge to guide and nurture students to have the same passion and respect for the sport as I do.  I have obtained competition  medals for Kumite and Kata at regional and international level and strive to carry on entering and coaching students to enter too.
Karate teaches not only self defence, awareness and confidence it also teaches discipline.  It is always important to understand that hard work will get you to your goal whilst enjoying the journey and there is no short cut to get through your belts.


To book your space at karate session on Wednesday 5:30 PM click book now button