Ardour Family, Dance, Yoga and Wellbeing Tutors

Our team have carefully selected approachable, skilful and empowering teachers to deliver a variety of dance style and fitness classes, as well as experienced practitioners delivering weekly yoga classes, and regular mindfulness and mental well-being courses.

A distinctive part of Ardour Academy includes life coaching and counselling session with experienced and accredited counsellors and psychotherapist which can be booked in advance.

Danielle – Yoga Tutor

One of my teachers once told me that “until you have been practicing yoga for at least 10 years, you are still a beginner.” 20 years of practice and teaching down the line and I now realise how right she was! There is so much to learn and in turn, share...

Cristina Sciarrillo – Yema Dance

I am a Performance Artist and the Creative Director of Yema Dance, an Afro-Brazilian Dance Platform, based in Cardiff, South Wales. In 2008, I started a degree in Performance Studies and Sceneography at Aberystwyth University. I then continued onto my...

Sara Sirati – Kizomba Tutor

Sara: nothing in life quite managed to fulfil me or make me feel satisfied until I discovered dance again as an adult. I loved my gymnastic and dance classes as a youngster, but dancing as an adult had more of a purpose! I knew I wanted to keep fit, I...

Tara Sirati – Kizomba Tutor

Tara: I have grown up in a family where dance and music were a strong part of our upbringing, although I never gave much thought or attention to either! I was dragged to a Kizomba class 7 years ago and I immediately fell in love with it! I understood the...

Jess Li – Flexibility Tutor

Jess: I have done gymnastics since I was little and still do it now; and I have coached gymnastics for the last 12 years. Also I've been doing aerial silks for 4 years. What I would love to achieve in these classes is to break the myth that flexibility is...

Sue Pesticcio – Tango Tutor

Sue: I have been dancing and continuing to study Argentine Tango for the last 18 years. Being one the first members of Tango Y Nada Mas - Cardiff (the first tango club in Wales) I have learned with some of the best visiting maestros from Argentina. While...

Mat Roblin – Yoga Tutor

Mat: I love and get excited about Yoga. I’m an Ashtangi at heart. I believe that when people are flexible enough, they are capable of great things. I’m a bendy so-and-so and as such I’m still working to build stability and strength. This also means I...

Sky Sirati – inspirational Guru

Sky: This might surprise you but I’m actually a great dancer and in fact I jump on anyone that tries to dance. My human thinks that’s inappropriate but I just don’t see it! I had a tough start to my life and was rescued by the Ardour family. I wouldn’t...