At Valley View

The team



Jaz has practised yoga since she was 13 and, in true yin/yang style, is also a black belt in mixed martial arts.  Jaz grew up in Golden Grove as did her father and grandfather before her, and its roots run deep in her free spirit. But she also likes to fly high, as in bungee jumping, and most recently completing the Three Peak Challenge with her dog.  Jaz is involved in many aspects of the Yogandspice programme, in Yoga classes and outdoor activities, and will be here to welcome you and show you around.  She also helps care for the furry and feathered inhabitants of the site.



Catherine moved to the Whitby area in 2004 when she bought a small holding for a complete lifestyle change.  She always assumed that she was a ‘city person’ but has embraced the country life and, whilst still loving to travel, always loves to come home; “I can’t imagine my family and I living without our sea view, the star filled skies and varied landscapes we have here”.  Catherine enjoys searching for fossils and going for woodland walks with her son, Joe.  She also enjoys reading, Tai Chi, travelling and caring for her varied menagerie.  Catherine works in the office at Yogandspice and is here to help you arrange your perfect retreat.


Karen qualified in Swedish Body Massage and Indian Head Massage in 1999.  She grew up in Whitby and likes to infuse the warmth and hospitality of her seaside upbringing into her massage.  As a true local she is a mine of useful information.  Karen is also interested in Reiki and energy-based healing.  Outside of work Karen enjoys singing, walking the dog along her native coastline and spending time with her family and friends.