Ardha Chandrasana

Our Teachers

“The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.”  - B.K.S. Iyengar




All classes and workshops at Just Yoga are conducted by teachers who hold the international Iyengar® Yoga Certification Mark, a symbol of excellence and authenticity in teaching the Iyengar method in its purest form.


Our teachers are dedicated to the practice and teaching of Iyengar Yoga. They maintain and develop their teaching abilities by attending Professional Development Days, Workshops, Conventions, Classes and training with more senior Iyengar teachers.

Melanie Palmer

Proprietor & Iyengar Yoga teacher

Melanie is the current proprietor of Just Yoga and has been involved since it opened in 1993. "I started practising Iyengar® yoga in 1990, originally to help with a problematic back. My back grew stronger and my interest turned to the educational process of yoga. I was inspired to start teacher training in 1998. Yoga has enriched all aspects of my life."

Melanie has studied with the Iyengar family in the UK and in Pune India.

Melanie is a Level 3 certified Iyengar yoga teacher (Previously Junior Intermediate Level 3 /Senior Intermediate 1, 2, 3)



Iyengar Yoga Teacher

"Yoga has not only helped my physical well being but has also given my life a sense of calmness and clarity. After many years as a student at Just Yoga, I trained as a teacher and now find bringing the many benefits of yoga to others rewarding and satisfying.”

Hilary holds the Introductory Level 2 certificate.



Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Clare is joining Just Yoga in September she will be teaching a new Introductory course on Thursday evening.

I am qualified to teach at Introductory Level 2.



Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Kirstie joined Just Yoga this year she teaches the Monday morning classes. More info to follow

 I am qualified to teach at Introductory Level 2



Iyengar Yoga Teacher

"I have been practicing Iyengar Yoga since 1984. I first taught at the Just Yoga studio shortly after I qualified as a teacher in 1995, and after a long break have now returned.

I am married with two grown sons, live in Burgess Hill, and also work as a graphic designer. I have always found Iyengar Yoga to be a great support in my domestic and working life and take great pleasure in passing it's benefits onto others.


I hold the the Introductory and Junior Intermediate Level 3 certificates.



Iyengar Yoga Teacher

"I have practiced Iyengar Yoga for over 18 years and it has changed me externally and internally. I originally started yoga for stress and immediately felt I’d come home. I began to feel calm and controlled and had reserves of energy, in listening to my body I began to develop inner stillness and a sense of balance. I began to bring the same focus to all areas of my life, the flexibility strength, stability and sanctuary I find in Yoga practice empowers me to live a more fulfilled and happy life. I am dedicated to sharing this joy with others in teaching Iyengar Yoga.”
Helen has studied with the Iyengar family in Pune India.

Helen is qualified to teach Junior Intermediate Level 3.