Emma Gartside, Studio Owner, Yoga Teacher

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Emma is the owner and founder of Upward Frog Yoga, opening the studio in January 2019.

Originally trained as a power vinyasa teacher in a Baptiste-affiliated studio, Emma has also trained in restorative yoga with Adelene Cheong and yin yoga with Norman Blair.

Emma’s teaching style is encouraging, welcoming and challenging and her classes attract students of all ages and abilities. Everyone is treated as an individual and encouraged to develop their own practice at their own pace.

Away from the studio, Emma works on her own practice, collects and reads yoga books and enjoys spending time with Shadow, family and friends. She has a grown up son and lives in Stockport.


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training
30 Hours Yin Yoga Teacher Training
30 Hours Restorative Yoga Teacher Training
30 Hours Assisting Training
20 Hours Art of True North Alignment Teacher Training
Emergency First Aid
Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher E-RYT200


Claire Morgan, Yoga Teacher

Claire Morgan Yoga Teacher at Upward Frog Yoga Studio Stockport

I first started practicing yoga in 2015 as a form of fitness. After a few lessons I quickly realised that yoga was of something which I could use in all parts of life, by following yoga philosophy to be conscious and grateful. In 2016 I travelled the world and was lucky enough to practice yoga in 9 different countries. I experienced many different teaching styles and use elements of these to influence my own teaching.

I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Mysore, India and now teach a variety of styles including Hatha, Vinyasa and restorative yoga. Yoga is a great way to help release any thoughts, worries or negative feelings from inside.

Within my classes I will help guide you through this process, providing you with an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere to help release your energy.


200 Hours Yoga Teacher Training