Shamayoga Teacher Training - The Tutors

Steve Avian

Steve has over thirty years experience of Yoga and has been teaching Yoga as a process of self-discovery in his classes and workshops for over sixteen years. He has studied yoga in the UK, India, Europe and the USA and regularly enjoys travelling and exploring ancient traditions.

Olivia Lester

Olivia Lester has been practicing Yoga for 15 years, and has been running classes and workshops in Sheffield for over 8 years, having trained at Morely College, London. She is also qualified to run active birth, pregnancy and post-natal Yoga classes.

Jude Richie

Jude Richie is a qualified doctor and registered yoga teacher (RYT-YA). She has taught anatomy to medical students at Sheffield Teaching Hospital. Jude is also the author of Muscles, Bones and Skin (link to

Lesley Lister

Lesley Lister is a Business Mentor and Facilitator, using her business and marketing experience to help small businesses succeed. She established and managed her own environmental consultancy business for 10 years and was awarded an MBE for Services to the Environment. More recently she has set up a successful business as a Massage Practitioner, and has also worked as a textile designer and run creative projects in schools.
Lesley is a mentor with the Prince’s Trust on the Enterprise Programme as well as working with individuals and small businesses.

Jude Fox

Jude has been practising yoga for over 30 years.
She completed the British Wheel Foundation Course in 2006, and then went on to the Yoga Teacher Training with Shamayoga and Steve in 2007.
Since then Jude also qualified to teach Yoga for Pregnancy and Baby Yoga and Massage with YogaCampus. She trained with YogaBugs to teach Yoga for Children too. She has been teaching the "Teaching Yoga to Children" module for the Shamayoga teacher training course since then.
Jude has taught the above in and around Hull for the past 10 years, as well as at local community camps and festivals.
She currenty teaches classes in adult Hatha yoga, Ragamuffin Yoga for Parents and Toddlers.