Nancy took both Pilates mat level 1 & 2 trainings in Dubai and her instructor exam was completed in the UK through balanced body. Nancy also became a qualified bootybarre instructor with Tracey Mallet – Nancy has completed many trainings with Tracey – including, Sculpt, Flex n Flow and continues to learn from her.  Nancy took her 200hr Core Strength Vinyasa teacher training with Anya Hawkes.  

Nancy’s style is a creative flow, focusing on good form, alignment and body, mind connection.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion with a sense of fun as she continues her teaching journey. 


Lucy qualified as a 200hr Vinyasa Flow teacher in Bali in 2012. Soon, thereafter, she began teaching in Dubai.  Over the next few years, Lucy took her Pilates Mat – level 1 & 2 training with Laura Western & trained as a bootybarre instructor with Tracey Mallet.

In 2014 Lucy moved back to the UK and set up The Yoga Barre with her twin sister, Nancy.  Since Lucy’s return to Ilkley, she has studied Yin Yoga with Sarah Lo.  Trained with Sarah & Ty Powers on a 100hr residential in Wales – Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation. Took a private course in Vedic Meditation with The Soft Road and in late 2018 took part in the seven-day residential course – The Hoffman Process in West Sussex. 


Gillian has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and teaching since 2006.  She originally trained to teach with Triyoga, London.

Gillian has also completed a full 600 hour diploma in Yoga Therapy including clinical experience with Yoga Campus (British Council of Yoga Therapy Accredited)

Drawing inspiration from the different styles of yoga she has practiced over the years and from the therapeutic, healing practices she has learnt during her Yoga Therapy Diploma, her philosophy is that yoga is for all and her teaching is compassionate and adaptive.