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Meet the team

Highly qualified Yoga Teachers and Therapists

​Support through your journey into health & wellbeing

​Integrate treatments with practices

​Each carry specialised knowledge

Meet Your Yoga Teachers

“Yoga is bringing fitness in body, calmness in mind, kindness in heart and awareness in life.”  

Amit Ray, Yoga The Science of Well-Being

Melanie Knox

Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher;

Creator of Clarity Yoga Shala

Teacher Training, Ashtanga Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Thai Massage, Sonic Massage

Melanie loves working with people who feel overwhelmed, find spaciousness in their mind and body so they feel connected, centred and expansive so they can  100% present with the people whom they care for the most.


She merges intentions, with breath and joint free movement with her knowledge of energy lines that run through the body to help you recognize your own inner strength, resilience and amazing abilities.


“I love it when the spark of life starts to shine through the practitioners eyes; the joy when people get a breakthrough and the community which grows as people find connections between fellow practitioners.  It is also an honor to be able to create a space where people can just simply relax and enjoy their own personal sanctuary.”

Jessica Horn

Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher

Teacher Trainer, Mentor, Vinyassa Flow Yoga,

Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga Meditation, Pre & Post Natal Yoga

Jess teaches Yoga and Meditation for busy people, providing a place of calm sharing the amazing tools of yoga to help you access the space and tranquillity within.


She loves working with the breath to help you access the intelligence of the body as you are skilfully guided from one yoga posture to the next with ease.


“I truly believe that the tools of yoga that we have available to us can be a catalyst for inner and outer peace, when the practice becomes our way of living.”

Emma Arscott

Yoga Alliance RYT 200

Vinyassa Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga Teacher

Emma has a unique gift in helping beginners feel relaxed and comfortable as they embark on their new journey into yoga, by creating an environment which feels wholesome and healing


Here are some of the comments from individuals attending Emma’s classes:


I felt nervous and self conscious but am really glad I came’

‘I felt amazed at how much my body could actually do’

Emma brings her experience of teaching in Peru, with reiki and formal training in India to create classes which are fun, creative and mindful. This wonderful combination  helps people to dissipate the stresses from professional and domestic life interweaving breath, movement and dynamic meditation.


 “A lot of people don’t believe in their own capabilities and are shocked at how much they can really do.  It builds confidence.” Emma

Lisa McLaughlin

Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Yoga Teacher

Hatha, Yin and Ashtanga Yoga,  Beginners yoga classes

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Hi, I'm Lisa. I’ve practiced yoga for almost 20 years.  I practice  hatha, yin and ashtanga yoga.  I’m grateful to have been trained and inspired by all my teachers, including  Melanie Ashley, Dr Andrew McGonigle and Norman Blair and qualified as Yoga Alliance 200 hour yoga teacher. This along with my formal teaching profession equips me to articulate the subtleties of you in many ways, making it accessible for all to enjoy


What I do:  I co-ordinate the mind, body and breath in mindful movements to strengthen and nourish the body and to still/calm the mind. The practice is great for beginners and those who wish to deepen their practice.


Why it works:  The practice gives us an opportunity to create space, to notice the sensations in the body and thoughts that appear and  to respond compassionately and with kindness to them. We then move this into our lives to be responsive, compassionate to life rather than reactive to it - taking yoga off the mat and into your everyday world


Why I do it: I love sharing the practice of yoga so that others can feel rested, revitalised and empowered.

Meet Your Therapeutic Team

Clarity Yoga St Albans

Mahesh Varu

Ayurvedic Dr/Lifestyle Consultant

Mahesh is currently unavailable due to hospital committments

Mahesh is a highly qualified Ayurvedic Dr who helps people optimize their health through integrating dietary, psychology, herbs and oils to optimize your physical health and state of mind.


Coming from a University teaching background, Mahesh specializes in nutritional disorders and helping people experiencing stress, anxiety and depression.




           The key is to understand your core constitution with the elements of nature and balancing diet and lifestyle for your optimum health.

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Lucy Adamson


Lucy has 15 years experience working in a variety for fields – including 10 years working with children and young people in local schools. 

She specialises in mindful practices and works holistically to help you integrate all aspects of your life so you find a place of comfort and peace.




          Sometimes you just need to talk ... especially if you are at a cross roads.

Joanne Mullins
Joanne Mullins

Massage Therapist

Joanne has over a decade of experience in assisting clients to release aches, pains, knots and niggles irrespective of if the cause is gardening, being slumped over a laptop or exercise.  She is very familiar with the concept of the mind-body connection and knows the impact the stress and anxiety have on the body.

Joanne tailors the treatment to the client based on her extensive tool kit of techniques and experience, often clients report feeling looser, more flexible and reduced pain at the end of her treatments.

Having worked in IT, it was issues with her own poor posture that triggered her training as a massage therapist and then as a Reflexologists.  Her interest in personal and spiritual development combined with life's challenges from changing career, relationship break ups that led her to train as a Reiki practitioner and a coach.

Clarity Yoga St Albans

With a wide range of yoga and treatment practices Clarity is the perfect place to enhance and extend your yoga journey. The guidance is calm, instructive and spiritual. I would highly recommend.

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