Yoga teaching for groups and individuals.



I'm amazed by what yoga can do for people.  I only started yoga because nothing else at the gym fitted my schedule, but I soon realised there was more to it than just another class.  I'm particularly interested in how yoga recognises the link between the body and the mind, because I studied psychology and have a PhD gained through empirical research from a very positivist tradition.  That traditional science training was sometimes hard to reconcile with teachings over 4,000 years old, but I've found keeping your mind open can reap rewards.


Viv Ward

I qualified to teach at the 200 hour level with Friends of Yoga Society International (FRYOG), one of the oldest classical yoga teaching organisations in the UK, established over 40 years ago. FRYOG is a registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance (US) and member of the British Council for Yoga Therapy and Independent Yoga Network. 

  • Yoga is more than just another exercise class.

  • Yoga is more than just stretching and relaxation.

  • Yoga is holistic, but you can start your own journey from many places, so different people will get different things through the stages of their journey.

  • Psychological benefits include: relief from stress, anxiety, depression and improved concentration and feeling of well-being.

  • Physical benefits include: improved strength, flexibility and balance.

  • Many claims are made for yoga, and many are true - but not all.

  • You can't get more oxygen by breathing deeper for example, but you can alter the carbon dioxide levels in your body with beneficial effects.

Meditation is the only royal road to the attainment of freedom. It is a mysterious ladder, which reaches from earth to heaven, from error to truth, from darkness to light, from pain to bliss, from restlessness to abiding peace, from ignorance to knowledge. From mortality to immortality.
— Swami Sivananda