Meet our team of passionate Climbers and Yogis whose dream is to share what they love with you!
Naf has been a climbing instructor and coach for over 7 years and has coached competitive youth teams and adults in Manchester, UK, Australia and Canada. He holds the Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI), Climbing Wall Development Instructor (CWDI) and Development Coach awards.
Naf’s technical approach to climbing means he has an amazing ability to see how climbers of all abilities and strengths might tackle any problem.
His calming aura has given him the nickname “Captain Zen” and you get absorbed by that calmness when he’s coaching you.
Naf is also a qualified 200hr yoga teacher and has helped bring yoga to the climbing community with a passion for injury prevention, flexibility and alignment in preparation for climbing.
Kat started teaching yoga 7 years ago as an add-on to her aerial circus teaching and obtained the 200hr yoga teacher qualification. After seeing so many aerialists get injured through imbalances, including herself, she wanted to offer a way to bring the body back into harmony.
Kat has also been climbing for 10 years and saw many of the same injuries and imbalances in climbers.
Now teaching both climbers and aerialists yoga as a way of bringing more awareness to the body and the breathwork that goes with working through difficult moves both on the Mat and in the air.
Lewis absolutely loves climbing, being outside, and having adventures! He has been climbing almost his entire life and instructing for the last 5. He holds the Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) & Climbing Wall Development Instructor (CWDI) awards.
Having fun at the crag is his favorite pastime and to him, sharing his passion with new climbers is one of the most satisfying experiences. His fun and friendly attitude helps you to feel comfortable and confident on the wall.
Whether it’s messing around on funky boulders, seeing how long he can keep fighting on the sport routes, or having a pop at big wild trad climbs Lewis is always excited to be there!
Had such an incredible day at the intro to outdoor climbing with Kat, Naf and Lewis! Everything was amazing from the yoga to the climbing to the hype and atmosphere. I love indoor top rope and was feeling quite nervous about climbing outdoors and I instantly felt at ease. I learnt so much from them all and cannot wait to attend the next event! Just an absolutely brilliant day, thank you guys.
Kat and Naf are both excellent teachers and practitioners of yoga. They create a calm and relaxed environment and ensure the moves are accessible for everyone from novice to expert. They’ve done my mind and my body a world of good! Can’t recommend them enough.