The 'Bude Yoga and Therapy Space' is a small independent yoga studio and treatment clinic that has been created by Debbie Avery and Mike Bourne. We dreamed of creating a holistic, peaceful, welcoming and professional space set in the heart of Bude, a wonderful seaside town in North Cornwall.
Mike and Debbie met many moons ago through our joint love of yoga and several years ago set up home in North Cornwall where Mike enjoys his love of surfing and Debbie combines her love of Yoga and walking.
This is the beginning of our dream and has been created for everyone no matter of fitness, flexibility, gender or age! Our aim is to build a safe space where we can share, laugh and grow together.
Debbie Avery (Shakeela)
Registered Osteopath & Exercise Therapist, BSc (Hons) Osteopathic Medicine, Dip. PT/ST, Dip. FRYOG
I have always felt passionate about health & fitness. My own journey has brought me the experience of being in the very best of health and also the frustration of being in pain and injured. I have competed at national and international level in Duathlon and worked with elite and amateur level athletes from numerous sports.
I am passionate about the healing power of nature. As a surfer I enjoy the connection with the power of ocean and the lessons it teaches me while reflecting the ebb and flow of my own life.
After more than twenty years as a Health Professional I still wake up every morning looking forward to my day. I find solace in the words of Siddhartha Gautama "the only way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others" for this is my daily mantra as I offer my clients all I can give to help.
Yoga Teacher, Dip. FRYOG
Influenced by my life experiences, my aim as a yoga teacher is to promote self-love, peace and awareness of the body and mind using the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga. Spreading a calm and connected energy, my intention in each class is to encourage students to feel and experience themselves. I guide students to move mindfully through asana, incorporating pranayama, mantra and meditation in an accessible way for everybody. My love of Yoga philosophy guides these practices. I live a Yogic lifestyle and allow this to lead my classes in a way that reflects my choices. Educating students to feel peaceful, renewed and empowered to take the many different practices of Yoga into their daily lives.
I am a mother to a young child, Zen, who inspires me every day to live the practices of Yoga both on and off the mat. I qualified with Friends of Yoga, who I am now an Area Officer offering workshops and continuous development days. I have a wealth of understanding of the Yogic philosophy and teachings which makes my classes both diverse and inclusive of all individuals.
– “you are what you believe. You become that which you believe you can become” – The Bhagavad Gita
McTimoney Chiropractor, MChiro LRCC MMCA MDMTA
I grew up on the North Cornwall coast and attended Falmouth School of Art and Design after A-levels before moving to London and working as a nanny, I then rather fell into office work and 8 years of corporate career and 3 redundancies later I decided to switch direction and trained in massage therapy in 2002. I then went on to study a number of disciplines before gaining the title Doctor of Chiropractic on graduating from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic in Abingdon.
I had my own clinic in Kent which I ran for 6 years with a team of complementary therapists before relocating to Oxfordshire in 2016 and opening a clinic with my partner. I spent a year working at an MS Therapy Centre supporting patients and carers with chiropractic care and have worked as part of an integrated team with chiropractors, osteopaths and physiotherapists among others over the years.
More recently I’ve developed a particular interest in strength rehab training and working with patients to improve core, back and body strength as part of my care approach. This has led to rapid and significant improvements in strength, balance and mobility for many of my patients and seeing the commitment and determination from them never fails to inspire me.
Away from clinical work I’m a professional artist exhibiting at galleries and events around the country and I’m currently undergoing intensive mentoring with the Newlyn School of Art. On the days I’m not in clinic you’ll find me in my studio working on paintings, making my own paints from locally gathered materials and generally making a good old mess.