About Us


Certified Yoga Teacher, Founder

My name is Sophie. I'm the owner of and teacher at Firefly Yoga. I took up Hot Yoga while at university and absolutely fell in love with yoga. 



During my final year of university I completed my Level 3 Yoga Diploma, Hot Yoga Certificate and Freestyle Fitness Yoga Certificate. I trained with Group X Training.


My My Level 3 Yoga Diploma included the following modules:

  • Underpinning the principles of teaching yoga

  • Health and safety for yoga

  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga (Level 2)

  • Planning a series of yoga sessions

  • Teaching a yoga session (practical assessment)


I also attended a series of practical days covering the following topics:

  • Yoga posture clinic

  • Learning to teach yoga

  • Breathing, bandhas, mudras and meditation

  • Freestyle Fitness Yoga (separate practical qualification)

My Hot Yoga Certificate included the following modules:

  • Anatomy and physiology for yoga (Level 3)

  • Health and safety for Hot Yoga

  • Hot Yoga assessment

I also attended several training days where we trained and practised teaching in the heat with the added challenges that it brings. 


I started teaching in June of 2017 in a number of different venues whilst working on getting my own yoga studio up and running.


Firefly Yoga officially opening in November 2017.


Yoga is both my hobby and my job. I believe with the right modifications yoga is and can be accessible to everyone!

Lara Prothero-Whittaker

Certified Yoga Teacher, Founder

My name is Lara. I started working at Firefly Yoga in September 2020. I have been practicing yoga for 6 years.


Before starting to work at Firefly Yoga, I completed my Level 2 Freestyle Fitness Yoga Certificate with Group X Training.

This certificate covered:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise

  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health

  • Planning a freestyle fitness yoga class

  • Instructing a freestyle fitness yoga class

I also attended a series of practical days which covered:

  • The history of Freestyle Fitness Yoga

  • Specific warm ups including mobility and body weight management

  • The Sun Salutation

  • Standing Postures

  • Floor Work

  • Advanced skills for teaching FFY

  • Practical demonstration classes

I am currently studying for my Level 4 Yoga Diploma and Hot Yoga Certificate.