Our Team

Vanessa found her love of yoga through desperately trying to find ease in her tight and tired muscles when marathon training. With 9 years of teaching experience in schools behind her, she craved freedom and creativity and decided to make a change. In moving to Australia her love of yoga continued and it was here she decided to combine her skills as a teacher with her love of yoga. Now successful studio owner and experienced yoga teacher you will find Vanessa sharing her passion for yoga and mindfulness here at Calm.

Having written our teacher training and CPD courses and taught over 200 students, many of whom have become successful teachers, she knows the course like the back of her hand! She is here to help you with all your needs and manage communication throughout your training

— Vanessa Davies, Course Director

Blair has extensive experience in functional movement, an international endurance coach since 2011, coaching athletes from amateur to elite level. Practicing yoga since 2012, Blair aims to bring people the same magic this ancient discipline had brought him; fitness, strength, a form of stress relief, a way of coping with the increasing pressures busy working life brings, and a generally happier, healthier approach to life

He is passionate about sharing his knowledge with teacher training students by drawing on his extensive yoga teaching experience. His favourite areas to teach are business and marketing and loves to engage in lenghtly philosophy discussions that will leave you pondering the purpose of life.

— Blair Davies, Course Teacher

Natalie’s passion for yoga began when recovering from an illness. Having previously kept active with high intensity workouts, she was advised to try yoga as a stressed out 20 year old to help her body recover. However what she found was much more than just a physical workout - stillness and breathwork changed her approach to life, as well as helping her manage her stress and anxiety levels.
After completing her own teacher training at CALM in 2019, Natalie has enjoyed additional movement, meditation, anatomy and breathwork related training courses and is eager to share her real-life teaching experience to encourage an informed and adaptable way of teaching yoga. She is looking forward to welcoming you into the safe and inclusive learning environment of the studio.

— Natalie Clough, Course Leader

Chris teaches anatomy on our YTT course, with the intention to make learning accessible and relatable to yoga. He’s fascinated by movement and mindfulness, bringing over 20 years experience as a physiotherapist and more recently as a yoga teacher, graduating with Calm in 2020. He also teaches tai chi and qigong, incorporating these elements into his anatomy classes. He enjoys lifelong learning and is developing an interest in lifestyle medicine whilst currently studying vegan nutrition. He’s happiest on the water stand up paddleboarding!

— Christopher Davenport, Course Tutor & Anatomy Lead