Meet the Team
Inspiration is a form of energy; it expands and draws you into it
FOUNDER OF TARGET HEALTH GROUP & AERODYNAMIC YOGA
Senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK
International Therapy Examination Council (I.T.E.C.) for Massage & Reflexology
Member of Independent Professional Therapists International (I.P.T.I.)
I am fascinated by people; the differences and the similarities that make us who we are
I have been motivated for the last 27 years by a desire to understand the term ‘stress’; what it means to each individual and how they are affected by it. My experience as a Massage Therapist has shown how individual our reactions are to stress and how deeply the body can be affected.
Aerodynamic Yoga was inspired by watching how sports people deal with stress. Their constant struggles and striving to achieve and to be better, the trials and tribulations they face when having to cope publicly with disappointments. Due to watching Formula One since 2007 I have learnt about aerodynamics, drag reduction and energy efficiency.
I had a ‘eureka’ moment when I discovered that my yoga practice was essentially concerned with drag reduction!
I studied massage and reflexology in London (ITEC 1991) and lived and practiced there until 2004 when I decided to move to Spain (Catalunya). I continued to massage whilst learning Spanish and in 2007/08 I studied Dynamic Yoga in Barcelona (EYA). Spain was fun but I really missed England! I returned to Southampton in May 2012 with my massage couch, an inspired mind and my Spanish dog Cato.
Since we’ve been back I’ve managed to put my ideas into action and founded both Aerodynamic Yoga and Target Health Group. We moved into our studio on Bedford Place in central Southampton in August 2014 and everyone loves it there! I’m really enjoying meeting new people and facing the challenges I set myself. Cato loves the change in the seasons, the existence of squirrels and basically being a celebrity in the City!
We’re both very happy to be here!
Join the Team
If you would like to join our dynamic team of therapists and physical instructors at Target Health Group and have proof of qualifications (original documents please), please send your email and details for attention of Heather Langley to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self
– The Bhagavad Gita
I love teaching others and I feel very passionate about yoga being for everyone regardless of their physical aptitude.
– Tahlia Miles
Ashtanga & Rocket Yoga Instructor
Registered Nurse – The Nursing and Midwifery Council
Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hours – The Yoga Alliance
For a long time, I have struggled to fit my yoga practice into my schedule; working as a nurse means that no two weeks are ever the same. After 5 years of practising with DVDs alongside the occasional drop in yoga session, I realised that my progression was limited. It was time to take it to the next level!
In October 2015, I travelled to Thailand to take part in a month long intensive Yoga Teacher Training course with All Yoga. During this time I studied three forms of yoga. The first of these is the traditional form of yoga called Ashtanga which refers to “the eight limbs of yoga”. It involves synchronising a dynamic and flowing sequence of progressive postures with your breathing that in time evolves into a moving meditation.
The second form of yoga is a variation of Ashtanga called Rocket yoga. This style is fast flowing and fun as you are encouraged to play with the postures and find your own interpretation which in turn promotes creativity and confidence in practice.
Lastly, I studied Yin Yoga which is a gentler, passive and incredibly therapeutic style of yoga.
With 7 years of nursing experience, I am deeply grounded in holistic care and I bring with me a deep understanding of physiology and well-being.
In my spare time I am a competitive power-lifter and enjoy rock climbing, cycling and cooking. I look forward to getting the chance to meet new people and teach you the joys of yoga!
I want to make a difference in people’s lives by treating the underlying cause of their suffering returning them to restored health and a pain free life!
Sports & Remedial Massage Therapist
Member of the Institute of Sport & Remedial Massage
City & Guilds L3 Certificate Massage Therapy
VTCT level 3 Diploma Sports Massage Therapy
BTEC Level 5 Professional Diploma Clinical Sport & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapy with The London School of Sports Massage (July 2016)
Emma is our resident Clinical Sport & Remedial Soft Tissue Therapist.
She is passionate about making a difference to people’s daily lives through her work and is looking to specialise in treating a wide range of sporting and repetitive strain injuries and chronic musculoskeletal complaints. Emma treats her clients using a variety of soft tissue techniques with the aim of restoring and promoting efficiency and ease in posture and movement, whilst working to reduce pain brought on either through poor posture and movement or stress-related injury or lifestyle.
Emma is passionate about healthy living & leads an active lifestyle through swimming, going to the gym, and in particular running She is a member of Solent Running Sisters, regularly taking part in running events and has personal experience of the recovery journey from impact-related injuries.