Author Archives: Vivien

New Online Class Starting in January

Exciting news! I will be starting a new mixed ability online class on Thursday mornings from 13th January onwards. The class will be 10am to 11.15am and will be via zoom. You just need a space to practice and a mat! New students will also be asked to complete a short confidential health questionnaire.

If you’d like to find out more, or to sign up, don’t hesitate to get in touch.





Classes Start 13th September

It’s almost the Autumn and it’s brilliant that our live classes will resume the week beginning 13th September! Please check out my class timetable under Classes.

As the government restrictions have now been lifted we will not have to socially distance, but I’m aware we want to remain safe and comfortable when we practice together. With this in mind, we will aim to keep some space between everyone’s mat as much as possible, and we won’t be sharing yoga equipment.  If you can also bring your own water bottle that would be brilliant. If you have any queries please email me or call me on 07766 562025.

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat.




Classes return in September

Live classes will be returning the week beginning Monday 6th September. Please check out the timetable on my classes page and get in touch if you’d like more information.

Wishing you a safe and happy Summer time.



Happy International Yoga Day 2021

It is International Yoga Day on 21st June, and also the Summer Solstice. A hopeful time when we can welcome the light and take time to reflect on how yoga and meditation can help us feel healthier and happier. Each time you come to your mat you allow your mind and body to become whole again, you find greater harmony and a renewed sense of the truth of your life.

This year, when we have all struggled to manage in such difficult, stressful times, yoga can play such an important role in our lives. It’s accessibility and simplicity are truly a gift, you just need to get on your mat, if only for a few minutes, to feel better.

Wishing you a happy International Yoga Day, and a joyful Solstice.

Three things that can not long be hidden, the sun, the moon, and the truth. The Buddha



Spring 2021

As we move into the Spring and the world reawakens around us, it is helpful to take some time to reassess what you would like to build on this Spring, and what you would like to let go off.

Reflection and renewal are an ongoing part of our yoga journey. As part of looking after ourselves we need to recognise what holds us back, and what nourishes us, what we no longer need and what fulfills us. Then you too can embrace the Spring and continue to grow.

A Purification

At the start of spring I open a trench
in the ground. I put into it
the winter’s accumulation of paper,
pages I do not want to read
again, useless words, fragments,
errors. And I put into it
the contents of the outhouse:
light of the sun, growth of the ground,
finished with one of their journeys.
To the sky, to the wind, then,
and to the faithful trees, I confess
my sins: that I have not been happy
enough, considering my good luck;
have listened to too much noise;
have been inattentive to wonders;
have lusted after praise.
And then upon the gathered refuse
of mind and body, I close the trench,
folding shut again the dark,
the deathless earth. Beneath that seal
the old escapes into the new.

Wendell Berry

Wishing you a happy Spring!


Winter Yoga

At this difficult time as we move into the Winter, I am continuing to offer Audio classes for those of you wishing to practice yoga remotely. These classes are suitable for all abilities. Please get in touch if you would like to sign up for these classes email hidden; JavaScript is required

We can make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves strong, the amount of effort is the same. Pema Chodron




Peacefulness and Light

For all of you trying to cope at this difficult time, this poem can speak to us all. Sending you all peacefulness and light in these dark days.



In the Time of Pandemic

And the people stayed home.
And read books and listened, and rested and exercised,
and made art and played games,
and learned new ways of being and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses, and made new choices,
and dreamed new images,
and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully,
as they had been healed

Kitty O’Meara

Spring Workshop – 22nd March

My Spring Workshop on Sunday 22nd March is now fully booked, but please get in touch if you would like to go on the waiting list. All abilities are very welcome, cost £18 for enrolled students and £21 for non enrolled. email hidden; JavaScript is required

Autumn Workshop – Sunday 17th November

My Autumn workshop, will be on Sunday 17th November, 10am to 1pm in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. We will explore the shift towards the darker time of year, balancing the body and breath with grounding practices to help us generate and conserve energy. This workshop will also include simple chanting and breath work. All abilities are welcome.

Cost £18 for enrolled students, £21 for non enrolled. Please email me for me for more details or to book your place email hidden; JavaScript is required


Autumn Yoga

Welcome to the season of Autumn. A time of shifting patterns all around us as we move away from the Summer and the light starts to draw in. Autumn is a great time to take stock, to reassess how we feel and begin anew. Yoga helps us tune in to the changing patterns we experience within ourselves, it helps us connect with who we really are and start to take care of ourselves a little more. If you haven’t tried yoga before it’s a good time to start exploring – you never know what you might discover!