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About Beinspired

Because the way we live our lives affects the way in which we treat our planet”
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Based in beautiful Guernsey, Beinspired offers a regular schedule of yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga & wellbeing retreats, yoga videos, meditation and relaxation audios, Reiki attunement sessions, gatherings to celebrate the wheel of the year, and written articles and books.

Beinspired’s intention is to inspire and empower individuals to realise their true potential in life so that they can lead more fulfilling lives. In so doing, Beinspired hopes that people may live more conscious, authentic and creative lives, in touch with their heart and soul, standing up for what they believe in and making a positive difference to their relationships and to the world.

Beinspired also seeks to build a community where individuals can be themselves without fear of prejudice and may safely discover, embrace and share their unique gifts with the world. We are one!

Our Teachers


Emma Després

It was an aching body, frenetic mind and depressed spirit which initially brought Emma to yoga. And what started as a purely physical practice has become so much more than that, so that over time she has gained a deeper understanding of the mind and its limiting and fearful nature, and a profound awareness of energy, heart and nature so that yoga and Reiki have become both a spiritual practice, a healing art and a way of life to her.

Emma is passionate about many things, but especially family, yoga, Reiki, Guernsey, Nepal, the moon, sea swimming, soaking in the bath with a good book, women's health and wellbeing, realising our potential, and living a life of purpose. 

Emma has developed an eclectic approach to teaching, healing and life in general, which encourages the heart to lighten, the body to awaken, the energy to flow, the spirit to shine and compassion for all beings including Mother Earth.

Emma has published a book called "Dancing with the Moon", which details her spiritual journey through IVF.  She has also recently published a book called “Namaste”, about trekking to Everest Base Camp and the lessons she learned. Both are available for purchase on Amazon.


Vicki Eppelein

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Vicki started practicing yoga in Guernsey in the Channel Islands in 2003. During her early years of yoga, she developed a passion for the Ashtanga Yoga tradition and attended many workshops and retreats with a variety of inspiring and internationally recognised yoga teachers.

In 2009 she completed her 200-hour teaching training with Brian Cooper and Michael Gannon at Union Yoga a UK Yoga Alliance training centre. Since then she continues to attend workshops and retreats to develop not only her teaching skills but also her own practice. She still has a love of the Ashtanga yoga system but since her early days of yoga, her practice and teaching has now evolved to include more of a vinyasa flow based style with strong focus on the breath and relaxation.



We can get a bit carried away with qualifications. These sometimes become irrelevant in the practice and the teaching and the benefit that might be gained from both regardless of the qualifications, but…

Emma qualified as a Yoga Alliance registered teacher with Lance Schuler of Integrated South Pacific Yoga Academy (INSPYA) in Byron Bay, Australia in 2005 before undertaking further training with the Byron Yoga Centre. She has since travelled the world extensively and has been greatly influenced by the teachings of Emil Wendel, Lance Schuler, John Ogilvie, Rod Stryker, Doug Swenson, David Swenson, Julie Gudmestad, Cyndi Lee, David Life, Stewart Gilchrist, Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Sophie Whiting and the teachers at the Brighton Buddhist Centre. 

Emma is eternally grateful to both Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and Sophie Whiting for helping her to come home to herself and inspiring freedom in practice. Jai Maa! 

Emma is a student of Ayurveda with the Ayurvedic Institute and is studying Vedic chanting with Helen Macpherson.

Emma also holds a Diploma in Advanced Yoga Teaching (Hatha Yoga) and a Diploma in Yoga Therapy from the British School of Yoga. She has also completed Level 1 & 2 of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training in Canada. Emma is also a qualified Children’s Yoga Teacher and a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher. Emma is also a UK Reiki Federation Master Teacher. She also has a Diploma in Holistic Therapy CHA.


Beinspired is commited to supporting the community through various charitable events. Emma loves the fact that by practicing yoga or Reiki, one not only heals the self but also heals the planet in the process - and if you can raise money in the process then this can only be a good thing. It's all about giving and receiving.