Our Team

I offer Yoga Workshops and Retreats with my wife Francesca, with whom I have created Pure Yoga Cheshire Studios in Macclesfield. Here’s more information about her.

Francesca Giusti

 My teaching combines asana, Pranayama and meditation to appreciate the joy of the present moment.

 I was born in Italy and I have lived in different countries since my early twenties – from England to Egypt and Spain, to Australia and Ireland. I moved to Macclesfield in 2012 after meeting my now husband Andrew on our teacher’s yoga retreat in India.

I initially trained as a yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia, after practising  Ashtanga yoga for several years. The wealth of the teachers’ wisdom opened a door to philosophical investigation and practices such as pranayama and meditation, which I incorporates into my practice and teaching.

I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with David Curtis from Dublin, who is a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller. I was also drawn to the Iyengar Yoga method, and I studied with Sarah Powers deepening my practice of Yin yoga.

Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

I spend time with my teacher Clive Sheridan attending his 3 week retreat in India, as well as shorter retreats with him in Europe.

I am one of the original teachers with the Ekhart Yoga team since 2010, and I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

“[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”