The Yoga Studio

The Yoga Studio can be found at 3A Paddons Row, Tavistock, PL19 OHF. Paddons Row is a pedestrian-only lane, accessed from Brook Street, almost opposite the road which runs down behind the market. It can also be accessed by steps leading down from Old Exeter Road.

Paddons Row is within walking distance of Tavistock Bus Station. Buses also stop at the Co-op in Brook Street which is only a minute’s walk away.

For those travelling by car, there is some free parking to be found near Kings on Pixon Lane which is a short walk from the town centre. Alternatively, all the long-term town car parks are now £2 for all day parking. During the evenings there is free parking to be found on Brook Street.


Yoga Classes

I am a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher and a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher. I also have a BSc in Sports Science and Sports Psychology. I have been teaching yoga classes for 15 years and am experienced in teaching students of all ages, abilities, experience, and fitness. My class content is based on sound scientific knowledge from both my yoga teacher training and my sports science and sports psychology studies.

In all of my classes the focus of each class is different each week and covers a range of yoga experiences from strengthening and flexibility movements and postures, to relaxation techniques, to joint-freeing, and to balance and stability.

All of my classes are suitable for everyone as I ensure that all postures and practices are modified for the individual. To guide the practice of those who wish to have a more specific class level and focus I offer three types of classes: Gentle Yoga, Yoga For All Abilities, and Core Strength and Stability Yoga.

Gentle Yoga is particularly suited for those who wish to avoid some of the stronger postures or who have health conditions which means they need to keep their exercise gentler or slower.

Yoga For All Abilities is, as the name suggests suitable for all ages, level of experience, and abilities.

Core Strength and Stability Yoga particularly focuses on conditioning the muscles of the torso and postural muscles in functional movements. The core is much more than just the abdominal muscles and includes the back, shoulder and hip stability, and muscles of the pelvis. These muscles are worked in all planes of movement to replicate the demands placed on the body in daily living and in sports activities.

My Yoga Class Timetable can be found here.

Information about The Yoga Studio can be found here.

Individual & Small Group Yoga Sessions

Individual yoga sessions are generally 60 minutes long.  Sessions can include posture work focussed on health, strength, or flexibility according to your needs and can include breathing practices and relaxation.

Sessions can be tailored to meet your individual goals. Goals may include:

  • physical health improvement: perhaps reduction of back or joint pain or a desire to feel stronger and able to move better;
  • emotional or psychological well-being: perhaps learning how to deal with stress more effectively to reduce potential negative health impacts;
  • lifestyle changes or personal development: yoga is about so much more than just physical movements and postures and sessions can be tailored to help you in a life-coaching way.
  • sports training or conditioning: yoga can enhance any sports training and performance in various ways. (If this is your interest you may also wish to see my other website Swim Bike Run Yoga.)

Sessions can be booked as a one-off or as a regular weekly, monthly or fortnightly event and can take place at your home, workplace or at The Yoga Studio. Sessions can be for you as an individual or with a friend or small group. I charge the same rate for a group of up to 3 people. (Larger groups can be catered for at differing rates according to size.)

Please contact me for more information.

Yoga Retreats

My 2018 yoga retreat will be 3rd to 9th June near Granada, Spain.

The retreat offers a chance to spend time enjoying daily yoga sessions in the company of a small group of people. I will offer a morning yoga practice to start each day, a later morning asana workshop, an afternoon meditation practice, and an evening restorative yoga practice or relaxation.

All yoga sessions are optional. You can at any time choose to opt out and simply enjoy the surrounding countryside. Or bring a partner of friend even if they do not wish to participate in the yoga sessions.

The retreat estate is 4 kilometers from the town of El Gastor, known as the balcony of the The White Villages of Cádiz, due to its altitude. The property is on 250,000 square meters of land protected by automated security gates nestled in Andalucia’s spectacular national park, Sierra de Grazalema. Visitors can walk freely about the estate during their stay, enjoying the quiet and peaceful environment which is perfect for a yoga retreat. There are also swimming pools, tennis courts and hiking trails to enjoy.

The Granada retreat is located 1 hour 30 minutes from Malaga airport.  You can also fly into Jerez airport which is 1 hour away or Sevilla airport which is 1 hour 30 minutes away.

The venue is well connected by road and buses. Transport can be arranged from the airport to the retreat.

The cost of this retreat is £750 (per person when two people sharing a room) but I am offering an Early Bird Price of £690 for anyone who books (and pays full balance) before 30th September 2017. Please contact me if you would like further information.

Payments for the deposit or balance of this retreat can be made via my Shop page. Costs quoted are per person based on two people sharing a room.  Please ask if your requirements differ from this.

When booking retreats please be aware of my terms and conditions.