Welcome to Gem Maryan Yoga

I am an experienced yoga teacher and trainer based in Glasgow.  Helping to run Finnieston Yoga Shala with Cathy Moran from Ashtanga Yoga Glasgow.

I have been teaching yoga for just over 7 years and practicing for too many to count!!  Originally I trained as a Bikram Teacher and used to teach Bikram, Hot Vinyasa Flow and Absolute Hot A.

The past 6 years I have been fully dedicated to Ashtanga Yoga and have a daily Ashtanga practice, I practice full intermediate series and some of third. I am a competent practitioner but also a competent Mysore style teacher. My speciality is teaching Yin yoga which is a great complement to Ashtanga. I train teachers in Yin and from September 2019 the studio will be running a 200 hour teacher training in Ashtanga and Yin Yoga where I am the lead trainer.

I am also a mum, I have a 17 year old daughter and YES I am old enough...someone once asked me if I was 12 when I had her! I took that as a compliment and one of the many benefits of a daily yoga practice ......you'll never look your age for as long as you practice!

Teaching style

Teaching wise; some would say I am a strong teacher - most of my students/clients DO say that. Yes, I am a strong teacher and I want you to be strong too! Yoga is a transformational practice which can help you to live a healthier, more balanced life.  I put a large emphasis on becoming self - aware; in body, mind and Spirit. I weave some of the philosophy of yoga into the practice and classes but anatomy, alignment and energetics are my strong areas of teaching.

If you would like any more info and you can't find it on the website then please feel free to contact me via email.

Much Love. Gem xox

Upcoming Events

  1. 50 Hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training August 2019

    August 24 @ 18:30 - September 8 @ 17:30
Gem has been my Yoga teacher since the start of February 2018. While I have found Yoga a challenge, I believe Gem’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm as my teacher has been the driving force behind my progress over the last year. Along with a contagious enthusiasm for all things Yoga goes an easy manor, a good sense of humour and seemingly endless patience. The latter much appreciated! Whether you are thinking of taking up Yoga or are already practicing I would thoroughly recommend Gem’s classes.
Steven Blair

” Yin is a wonderful practice and Gemma is an exceptional teacher, generous, fun and sensitive. The course is so well structured and comes from her substantial experience and knowledge. I leaned about yin, anatomy, energy, about teaching, about what my students might need and, as a bonus, I learned so much about my own practice! Thank you Gem, for changing my approach to yoga and bringing more balance into my teaching and my life. I loved every minute of it.” 

Laura Gonzalez (Yoga Teacher)

“Gemma is a very versatile and brilliant yoga teacher. She teaches different styles of yoga and she is very competent in everything she teaches. She is also very knowledgeable in every aspect of yoga. I started practicing with Gemma since 2017 and immensely enjoy being in her class.  For me she is one of the best yoga teachers I have ever come across. She is very genuine and supports her students to develop and grow in their yoga practice. My Ashtanga practice is much better ever since I started practicing under Gemma’s supervision, she will make you work hard and will not stop until your practice is good. Her own practice shows that she works herself very hard to improve her practice. She is constantly new things about yoga and passing it on to her students. I feel very lucky that Gemma is my yoga guru.” Mamta Kanabar

Mamta Kanabar

Ayurvedic Yoga Massage: You know when you find that one hairdresser and you won’t go anywhere else if you can help it? Gemma is this for massage. Pure magic. Plus, the towels smelled like clean laundry and the room was lovely and warm.

Elaine Melville

I’ve probably been to nearly every yoga teacher in Glasgow and Gem is the one for me. Her classes are challenging, yet never out of my depth. Her presence and patience is such a calming force and her intuitive knowledge of the body is always reassuring. I would recommend Gem to both beginners and advanced yogis who are looking for a full-hearted practice in an wholly unpretentious setting. This studio is all about the yoga. However much you put into your practice is how much you will get back. I, for one, appreciate that. Thank you, Gem.

Anna Roszak

Love the Friday evening yin session it marks the end of the work week and leaves me calm, focused and stretched ready for the weekend. The perfect start to the weekend.

C Scade

Gemma is the best yoga teacher ever. She guide you in the position with clarity but she’s also not always too serious. She’s dedicated and I enjoy all her Yoga class, from ashtanga to yin.

I Epifano

Gemma’s Yin yoga class is fantastic, I always feel more relaxed and calm after and it helps restore my body after a week of regular ashtanga practice. I look forward to it every Friday! Gemma is a wonderful teacher and we are lucky to have her in Glasgow!

M Achard Brown

It was my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my partner gave me a choice for a gift. Either a lovely Harris Tweed bag ( I’m crazy about herringbone and Harris tweed) or a massage with Gem. I chose the latter and last Friday I had a 90 minutes massage with her. No amount of harris tweed bags in the world can compare to what I experienced that Friday! I can only say, she does not charge nearly enough for it. I feel like a new person. Every part of my body feels better than ever. Don’t think about it anymore, just book it and go for it! You will not regret it. You’ll be sad that it’s just 90 minutes. Thanks Gem for an amazing experience!

G Carrillo

Gemma is an excellent teacher and really enjoys every minute of your class. I really feel like I benefited so much in a short space of time due to Gemma’s enthusiasm.

J Spence

Finnieston Yoga Shala
The Hidden Lane
Argyle House, 1103 Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8ND
Email: [email protected]

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