Meet The Teachers

Debbie Jenkins

Yoga, Fitness & Nutrition Coach


  • Level 2 CYQ Exercise to Music & Circuits Instructor
  • Level 3 CYQ Personal Training & Nutrition Award
  • Level CYQ Pre & Post Natal Exercise Prescription
  • British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Hatha Yoga
  • Yoga Alliance Ashtanga & Vinyasa Teacher Training Award
  • Yoga Alliance Yin Yoga Teacher Training Award

Debbie has been coaching and teaching group and one to one Fitness since 2004 in a variety of settings, Staring out working for Cannons Leisure at Courtney’s Gym in York. then branching out into her own community based fitness and yoga classes.

In 2011 Debbie opened her own Group & One to One Studio ‘Millfield Fitness’ offering community style classes in a private studio. As the studio has expanded, Debbie now Co-Directs Millfield Fitness Studio & The Health & Events Company with Lucy Nickson.

With Debbie’s background in Yoga and Fitness and Lucy’s background in Pilates & Barre it made sense for them both to work together.

The workshops and Retreats were added to provide a more immersive option to current and new clients to expand on Yoga, Pilates and Wellbeing Practices whilst also providing people with well needed rest and self care.

Lucy Nickson


  • Barre Concept Instructor Award
  • Level 3 Mat Based Pilates Award
  • Level 3 Pre & Post Natal Pilates
  • Pilates Reformer and Apparatus
  • Currently working towards Level 3 CYQ Personal Training Award

Lucy started her teaching career while studying Performing Arts at Guilford School of Acting and loved it so much that when she returned back to her home turf she started working for Millfield Fitness. Lucy and Debbie got on so well and had the same vision for Group & One to One Coaching they now run Millfield Fitness Studio & The Health & Events Company together.

Guest Teachers

In June 2019 Angela Jervis-Read from Toronto. Canada will be teaching alongside Debbie for their Intermediate/Advanced Yin & Vinyasa Yogis Retreat at Deighton Lodge.

Angela is a well known specialist Yin & Vinyasa Teacher. Teaching in her home town in Canada and also leading workshops and teacher training in the UK and in Europe.

Find out more about Angela at

Angela will be teaching Yin, Vinyasa and Inversions Workshops on our Teachers & Experienced Yogis Retreat at Deighton Lodge 23rd-26th June 2019