In 1990 Barbara Gordon opened the Sunra Yoga & Holistic Health Centre in South London, specialising in many styles of yoga & alternative medicine. She ran the centre & also worked there as a yoga teacher, counsellor & masseuse.
In 1996 she sold the business to realise her dream of living & working in the sun. Barbara currently lives & works in the Sinai, India during winter & London & Ibiza during summer.
Barbara has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. Born in Scotland, she started her yoga studies in London & from there went to The Sivananda Ashram in Val Morin Canada to study with Swami Vishnudevananda in the Sivananda style of teaching yoga. Sivananda is a soft gentle style of yoga with emphasis on breathing & relaxation.
Barbara then returned to London & set up the Sivananda Centre. Since then she has taught over a quarter of a million people yoga & trained many of London's now leading teachers. She teaches yoga, facilitates courses all over the world & to date has certified over 250 yoga teachers.
All Yoga Teachers Training Courses run by Barbara Gordon & Sunra Yoga are accredited by the Yoga Alliance, recognised internationally.
Barbara is currently excited about the launch of Sunra's new programe 'Managing Diabetes'.
The Sunra Team
Yoga Teacher - Dive Instructor - Yoga Diver
A professional Recreational & Technical Dive Instructor for 15 years & Yoga Teacher for 5, Monica Farrell lives & works in Dahab teaching yoga & diving.
Monica's encouragement, patience & care are traits our visitors comment on time after time.
Since pioneering Yoga Diving in 2002, Monica has spent her time between teaching Yoga Diving & Yoga Courses, assisting with Sunra Yoga Teacher Training Courses & promoting the benefits of Yoga and Diving throughout the world.
Rochelle has been living and working in Dahab for the last 18 years. A former Diving Instructor, Rochelle now oversees all reservations and marketing for Sunra.
With her wealth of knowledge of the area she's able to offer lots of additional information & assist in your booking process from start to finish. With a passion for people, Rochelle's friendly, bubbly & energetic personality is something our guests comment on continually.
Ali has been practicing yoga since 1992 & teaching since 1998.
Since qualifying she has lived in India, Egypt, Australia & the UK & enjoys sharing her teaching through regular classes & yoga holidays.
Tai-Chi Instructor - Masseur
Mike started practising Tai Chi in Stratford, East London (England) in 1998 under the guidance of Sifu David Levey, a protege of original Yang style family descendant Sifu John Ding.
Mike has been an active martial artist ever since delving into different aspects of the genre including yoga, not suprisingly a very close relation of Tai Chi. Energetically spiritually & technically, ultimately the mind-body connection, connected by breath.