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Daphnee, Yoga & Pilates Teacher.

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Health And Fitness Education Endorsed Yoga Teacher

Poole based.

Level 3 Yoga Teacher.

Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates.

Level 3 Excercise for Older Adults.

Member of CIMPSA.

Part of the CYC Community Yoga Collective

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Hello, I’m Daphnee.

I am a level 3 qualified yoga and pilates teacher in Poole and Bournemouth. I teach weekly classes online and in person at the Branksome Community Centre in Poole, and I always have room for more students in my class! My classes are welcoming and dynamic, and I tailor my classes to a range of abilities to suit my students, from those who are complete beginners to those with lots of experience.

My yoga journey began 10 years ago in Montreal, Canada and I have been lucky enough to learn from some incredible teachers on my travels.  These teachers, and my love for the practice, inspired me to complete my yoga teacher qualification with the HFE (2018), here in the UK. 

I then discovered pilates a few years ago, whilst recovering from major surgery. This form of controlled exercise has significantly helped me to strengthen and tone specific areas, allowing me to become stronger and healthier than ever before! I completed my pilates teacher qualification in 2021.

My passion is for empowering and supporting adults of any age to take control of their physical and mental well-being. I carefully consider each person’s individual abilities to enable them to reach their higher potential.

I always love welcoming new students, so get in touch with me to find out more about my classes and how I can help you to achieve a better you.

Get in touch with me to find out more about my classes, and how I can help you to achieve a better you:

What you need to know before class:

In light of COVID-19, we have strict safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone. In order to maintain a safe environment, we ask all visitors to please carry out the following practices:

  • Maintain social distancing and contactless interaction.
  • While travelling to class and your designated area within the yoga class, please wear a face mask at all times. Once you are set up and on your mat, masks are optional.
  • Please bring all of your own equipment, inlcuding mats, towels, blocks, blankets, water bottle, and any other items you may need during the session.

Thankyou for your understanding and I look forward to seeing you at our next session!

my vision.

In these extra-ordinary and often difficult times we are all passing through, I feel compelled to connect with my community here in Bournemouth and Poole. I am passionate about giving people the tools they need to cultivate lasting, self-transformation and maintain their overall state of wellbeing.

Both Yoga and Pilates are considered incredible practices for maintaining both mental wellness and good physical health. They offer an integrative approach to strengthening the relationship between our mind and body, which can reduce anxiety and promote mindfulness and a sense of calm.

I am passionate about both physical and mental vitality and the effect a strong body can have on the mind. I am committed to sharing my love and knowledge of both practices, making it accessible for every body, at any level.

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Eva Athanasakou Athens, Greece

I have joined Daphnée’s Gentle Pilates for over 50 classes, and I am so glad I took this decision.
Daphnée is an excellent teacher, very professional, and knowledgeable about body physiology and anatomy. She always has an effective exercise plan for any physical difficulty or pain we complain about in our bodies.
The experience with Daphnee’s Pilates class is wonderful and I enjoy it very much.

Kieran Doyle Bournemouth

Daphnee's understanding of anatomy and physiology is second to none and her ability to tailor sessions to an individual's needs is top quality.

Isabelle Struk-Thibert Laval, Quebec Website

I am so grateful for Daphnee's online yoga classes. I had to create a new routine for myself while doing everything from home, and these yoga classes have helped me move, stretch, and clear my mind. Daphnee always makes sure everyone is comfortable in each pose. I cannot recommend her enough. I am very lucky to have such a great yoga instructor.

Louise Coggins Westbourne

I've been practicing yoga for years, but never noticed any real improvement despite attending weekly classes. Over the last 2 months with Daphnee, I have discovered muscles I never even knew I had! This is the calmest, strongest and most positive I've ever felt and I always float away from Daphnee's classes feeling lighter and about 5 inches taller!

Claire Rowlatt Southampton

I am really enjoying getting fit, Daphnee’s classes are really interesting & always different , some moves are difficult for me but it’s no trouble as she has everything worked out to help me and my abilities.
I am new to this but looking forward to many more, it’s something I look forward to.

Zoé Montréal

Daphnée is an amazing teacher. She is very calm and positive. After each classes, I feel so powerful and energised. She takes the time to ask everyone which part of the body you want to work on. If you're searching for a yoga class, this is the one !

Claire Montréal

It feels wonderful to do yoga with Daphnée. She is an amazing teacher with so much grace, softness and full of harmony. She's not only teaches yoga, she makes you live your own emotions, your inner power which leads you to feel a total well being altogether.

Nicola Website

I've been really enjoying Daphnee's online classes! What a great way to practise yoga during lockdown.

Marleen Poole

I’m so glad that I joined Daphnee’s yoga class. She is very professional and always asks for our individual needs. Her class helps me to focus and is also challenging which I absolutely love about it. I simply feel great and relaxed afterwards, like I have achieved something very special for myself.

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