Barry Elms MA BSc(Hons)
Macologist – Yoga Teacher – Musician
Barry has a wide range of experience including teaching, yoga, Indian philosophy, music & mantra performance, graphic and web design, marketing, social media, event planning, accounts, and IT support. He ran a small business in the health and wellbeing sector for over 15 years, during which time he worked with social and education partners such as adult education centres, children’s centres and yoga training schools. Barry holds a Bachelors degree in computing and media, a Masters degree in Religious Studies, and a post-16 teaching qualification. He is also a qualified yoga teacher and chi kung instructor and experienced kirtan (yoga mantra music) facilitator.
Barry has many years experience of working with IT, including Apple Mac, iOS and Windows. His Bachelors degree (MediaLab Arts) was primarily based on Apple Macs, he taught IT at Plymouth College of Art, and has managed all IT aspects of running a small business. He is currently Assistant IT Manager at Resonance Limited, a social impact investment company.
As a yoga teacher, Barry’s specialist subjects are yoga philosophy and yoga therapy. Barry is an Independent Yoga Network 1000hr Yoga Register Teacher; he trained with: the Devon School of Yoga (holistic yoga), the Yoga Biomedical Trust (yoga therapy), Birthlight (pregnancy/postnatal yoga), the University of Wales Trinity St. David (history and philosophy of yoga) and Tai Chi Nation (chi kung). He is a Senior Tutor at Devon School of Yoga where he teaches on their foundation, teacher training and postgraduate courses.
Barry plays harmonica, guitar and bass (mainly blues and folk) and can be found at jams and folk events around Devon and Cornwall. He has many years experience playing the harmonium and leading Kirtan (Yoga mantra music events) – he currently leads the kirtan evenings on Devon School of Yoga courses, and has experience of leading groups of 2 or 3 people up to 100 and more.
In his spare time Barry regularly practices yoga and chi kung, and enjoys attending classic car events in his old Mini Cooper.
Contact Barry at: barry [at] elmsgrove.com (change [at] for @ before sending)
January 2019, Launceston, Cornwall
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