Anthea Aireton-Downer

Anthea is the Salisbury Yoga Studio founder and a Senior Yoga Teacher. Anthea started teaching public classes in 1990 and has been based in Salisbury for the past 11 years. In addition to qualifying with the British Wheel of Yoga, she has studied Ashtanga with David Swenson, Vinyasa Flow with Shiva Rea, Yoga Therapy with Doug Keller, Somatic Yoga with James Knight. Since 2012 she has studied extensively with Yogi Ashokananda in India and the UK.

Anthea teaches a variety of Hatha Yoga classes; her teaching fuses dynamic movements with the structural alignment of Himalayan Hatha. Her style has been influenced by her love of traditional Prana Kria which focuses on the breath and Pranayama (breathing techniques).

Anthea is passionate about the therapeutic aspect of yoga and offers Structural Yoga Therapy on a one to one basis. She teaches the Wellbeing Group for Salisbury District Hospital and specialises in Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga & Meditation.

Anthea also runs Yoga Retreats and Teacher Training Foundation Courses on behalf of the Academy of Yoga & Meditation.

In all her classes, you can expect to be both supported and challenged, whether you are a beginner or a more accomplished yogi.

Lindsay Marchment

Lindsay started his yoga journey in January 2016 at the age of 50. Curiosity quickly lead to yoga became a regular part of his day. Since that very first class Lindsay has lost over two stone in weight. Simply through a dedicated yoga practice his fitness levels and flexibility has increased substantially. Yoga has also helped him to manage an ongoing knee injuries sustained from years of running and weightlifting. Lindsay has studied regularly with Yogi Ashokananda and gained his Teaching qualification following intense training with Yogi in India.

Lindsay has specialised in the practice of Yoga Nidra, he is passionate about the health benefits of this meditational practice and runs regular – not to be missed – Hatha & Yoga Nidra Fusion classes on a Monday evening. Lindsay also has studied meditation and passed his exams earlier in 2019 with Distinction.

Alison Firth

Alison originally trained in Ashtanga with Brian Cooper, however over the years as her practice deepened she transitioned from this strong Yang style into the more grounded Yin Yoga which, at the time, complemented her work as a physiotherapist.

Having retired in 2020 Alison continued her studies with Catherine Annis and Garry Carter. in 2021 she returned to Salisbury Yoga Studio and teaches an eclectic style that combines the stillness of Yin with the fluidity of Scaravelli inspired techniques.

Tilly Maylen

Natalie, also known as Tilly, has practiced yoga for over 10 years. She has recently embarked on the journey of completing her 200hr yoga teacher training course in 2023.

Tilly enjoys all types of yoga but has a special love for Vinyasa flow and Yin. She especially loves the of emotional and mental health benefits Yin can provide.

Off the mat you can find Tilly sipping coffee and enjoying nature with her family and French Bulldog; Django.


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