Our Story


Where it all began...

Founded in September 2017 by Vanessa & Blair. We had our opening party on the 27th September, cakes and bubbles galore!


CALM Yoga Teacher Training Launches

With the first 20 students eager to begin their teacher training journey! In 2020 we have our fifth cohort running!


Derby studio opens

We get the keys to Derby, hurrah! We ask Gary and Jimmy if they can build it all in 28 days, they laughed.. They did it in 26!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Dave with the idea, we get all the gear and off we go! Launching SUP and SUP Yoga!


Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat

Blair failing to follow common sense and use enough sun lotion. We ran the most gorgeous retreat in Sri Lanka with the most amazing people!

CALM at Home

Kicking and screaming, we finally launched our online portal to make CALM classes affordable and accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Welcome to Calm, a family run business in the heart of the Midlands and your retreat from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life.

Many people don't know that before becoming a yoga teacher, our founder Vanessa spent 5 years working as a primary school teacher. She fell in love with yoga and the benefits it could bring when trying to ease her tight and tired muscles when training for the London marathon. At this point she started to crave more freedom and creativity and decided to make a change and move to the beautiful gold coast of Australia.
It was here she developed her love of yoga further and where she decided to combine this love with her skills as a teacher. After completing her yoga teacher training, she started teaching in village halls around the local area. It was in seeing the positive impact yoga had on people’s lives that she decided to set up Calm, as a safe, non- judgmental environment where people are encouraged to be the very best they can be.

Since starting out with our first studio in Burton-on-Trent two years ago, Vanessa's husband Blair has trained as a yoga teacher and they can both be found in our Burton and newly opened Derby studios sharing their passion for yoga. At Calm we are passionate that yoga is for everybody. You don't have to look a certain way or be extremely flexible to benefit from a yoga practice.
At Calm we believe in the importance of taking time to focus on you. If you are looking from an escape from the stresses of a busy day-to-day life why not visit one of our warm and welcoming studios and give one our classes or workshops a try?