classes & courses

A regular yoga practice helps us learn about ourselves. Over time, we re-discover the capacity of our bodies to move well, and of our minds to pay attention. We get better at being present. If you want to go deeply into the practices of yoga, to work with yourself intelligently, and compassionately, and to find ways of taking yoga off the mat and into daily life, these classes are for you!

Meditation Course - monthly sessions in Stroud

Hatha Yoga and Meditation - weekly class in Bristol

Hatha Yoga and Meditation - 3 weekly classes in Stroud

Yoga for Chronic Pain - weekly class in Stroud

Yoga Days and Workshops - NEXT YOGA DAY FOR ALL - Saturday 12 October 2019 - Yoga to reduce anxiety and stress


Moving with Change - weekly class in Stroud

NEW - Course for Women - with Hannya Melrose - 5 days, over 9 months, in Stroud

Includes YOGA DAY for WOMEN - Saturday 18 January 2020 - Yoga for the depth and stillness of Winter

Pregnancy/Birth Preparation Sessions/Postnatal/Mum & Baby Yoga - for individuals and couples in Stroud

Saturday morning yoga sessions for mums;- occasional class, Stroud


Weekly classes run in blocks, roughly corresponding to school terms, with a short break at Christmas and Easter, and during the month of August. You can come and try a class before committing to a block. Please contact me if you would like to do this.

Dates this term: Classes finish Monday 8 April. 
Next term starts from Wednesday 24 April to Wednesday 24 July.

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Meditation Course - monthly sessions in Stroud

This is a friendly class, which meets one Friday evening each month to practise some meditation techniques from the Yoga tradition. Each session is structured around a particular theme (eg the breath), with some movement, time to make notes, share experience and ask questions. The class is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. 

Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Dates: Friday 5 July, then after the holidays: 13 Sept, 11 Oct, 8 Nov, 6 Dec. And then in 2020: 17 Jan, 14 Feb, 13 Mar, 3 April, 15 May, 12 Jun, 10 July
Time: 7.00 - 8.30pm
Cost: £50 for 5 sessions, booked and paid for in advance; £100 for whole course (11 sessions); 12 per session. Preference given to those who can commit to a minimum of 5 sessions.

Contact me for further information or to book a place - places available

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Hatha Yoga and Meditation class in Bristol

Suitable for students with 2+ years of yoga practice.
Contact me if you would like to try the class out.

Time: Mondays, 6.15-7.45pm
Venue: Redland Friends Meeting House,
126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6JE 
Cost: £100 for a block of 10, which you can spread out over 12 weeks; £12 for a trial class.

location map for Friends Meeting House


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Hatha Yoga and Meditation in Stroud - 3 weekly classes

There are three weekly classes in Stroud.

The Monday class has been running since September 2012, and is particularly suitable for students who have not done much yoga before, or who are looking for a fresh approach.
The Wednesday classes - the earlier class has run since September 2015, and is suitable for students with a year or more of experience.
The later class has been running since September 2010, and is an intermediate/advanced class, suitable for students who have done at least 2 years of regular yoga practice.

Do get in touch if you would like to try a class out.  

Times: Mondays, 9.30-11am; Wednesdays, 6-7.30pm & 8-9.30pm
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Lane End House
142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Cost: £90 per block of 10 sessions, which you can spread over 12 weeks so there are 2 flexible weeks; £10 for a trial session.


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Yoga for Chronic Pain - 10 week programme

Learn a progressive series of simple movements, including pain-relieving poses, and relaxation practices. Regular, sensible movement, practised with attentive curiosity, allows the body to adapt, both structurally and neurologically, so that we learn to re-experience ourselves in a more comfortable way.  A small, specialist class, suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced practitioners.

Time: Wednesday mornings 9.30-11am
Dates: next course will start 25 September 2019
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Lane End House
142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Cost: £100 for the full 10-session course, including resources for home practice

Contact me for more information, top-up classes, or to book a place on the next course


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Yoga Days and Workshops


The next yoga day will be 
Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Theme: Yoga to reduce Anxiety and Stress
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud
Cost: £50
Bring: Vegetarian lunch to share

We are living in a period of great uncertainty, and many of us are experiencing a rise in our anxiety levels. At the same time, our lives are increasingly busy, fast-paced, and we often face conflicting pressures.
This day will be very practical, looking at yogic tools we can use to address the tension, over-thinking and restlessness that come from stress and anxiety. We will use a balance of asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, and meditation in order to quieten the mind, relax the body and bring peace to our hearts.
There will also be time for reflection and discussion and, weather permitting, some time to be outside in nature.

Contact me
 to book a place, to suggest a topic for future days, or for more information.

Previous topics have included: Working with the Chakras, Yoga and the Elements, Discovering the Koshas, Are you Sitting Comfortably, Coming to our Senses, The Heart Space, Yoga for the Darkest Nights, Spring Cleanse, Springing into Spring, Letting go into Autumn, Working with the Mantra OM, Developing a Personal Practice,Yoga & Mindfulness, My Friend the Breath.

I am open to requests for future subjects/themes you would like to focus on.  Contact me here to make a suggestion.



Dates: September 2019 - May 2020 : 4 Saturdays, plus a day of yoga = 5 days
28 September; 23 November; 18 January (day of yoga); 28 March; 16 May
Theme: Embodying the Feminine : for evolution & transformation
Suitable for:  Women at all stages of life are welcome, and no previous experience of yoga is necessary.  We warmly welcome both those who have already done some Living from your Feminine Power workshops, and those who are new to this way of working.  
Time: 10am-5pm on each day
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud
Cost: £275 for all 5 days; £240 if you wish to omit the yoga day
Bring: Vegetarian lunch to share

This is a 4-day course, with a day of yoga mid-way through (so, 5 days in all), over 9 months.  We will be using the template of the seasons, mirrored in the creative cycle, menstruality, menopause, and the wheel of each individual life, from birth to death. These days will offer a deep and creative mix of time together and time alone, reflection and discussion, movement and stillness, time outside in nature, and inside, in a beautiful and well-held space.  We are 2 experienced teachers, and our aim is for a group of women to come together over these 9 months, to immerse ourselves in the work, in a way that enriches and transforms each of us. 

YOGA DAY (for women only)
Date: Saturday 18 January 2020
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Theme: Yoga for the stillness and depth of Winter 
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud
Cost: If you are participating in the Course, this day is included ; £50 for other participants (space allowing)
Bring: Vegetarian lunch to share

During winter, the Earth's energy is withdrawn back into herself: plants rest, animals hibernate, the light has retreated and the weather is often cold. It is a time of being grounded, internalised and still.
Working with this seasonal rhythm, we will use the wisdom of yogic perspective to help us stay healthy and warm in the depths of winter. The stillness and heaviness of winter is a wonderful time to practise stillness of mind. We will balance the quiet practices of meditation and yoga nidra with some dynamic movement to help keep lethargy and sluggishness at bay, and spend some time outside (weather permitting), to help us remember we are part of this larger life cycle.
The day will also include time for discussion and personal reflection, and some tips from Ayurveda for self-care during the winter months.  It is a day for women only and participants on the Course will be given priority.

If you'd like to book a place, or have questions, please do get in touch.

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Yoga Classes for Women 

Friendly and supportive yoga for women classes, run from my yoga studio, on Slad Road (see map below).
No need to bring any equipment.

Yoga for women only - Moving with Change - a weekly Women's Yoga Class
Time; Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm 
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Lane End House, 142c Slad Road, GL5 1RE
Cost: £15 for a trial session; £72 for 6 classes with one flexible session (these are 2-hour sessions)

For many years I taught weekly group classes for Pregnancy Yoga and Postnatal (Mum/Baby) Yoga.  I no longer run weekly group sessions, instead I offer individual and couple sessions, and dedicated Birth Preparation sessions.
 can be arranged at a time to suit you
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Lane End House, 142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Cost:  normally £40/45 for a 60/75 minute 1:1 session, less for a series of classes booked and paid for together.
This includes a recording of what we do so you can practise at home.  
For a Birth Preparation session for you and a partner, the cost is £70 for a 2.5 hour session, or £50 if part of a group session, including hand-outs and recordings to take home.




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Saturday mornings of yoga for mums, 10am-1pm

"Thanks for another magical yoga session on Saturday.  I came away feeling nourished and rejuvenated." Kath

Dates and time: next date tbc
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Lane End House, 142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE 
Cost: £25 per session
I also offer recordings from these sessions, at a small additional cost, for inspiration and guidance with home practice.

These occasional Saturday half day sessions are an opportunity for you to nourish yourself deeply, so that you can return to the work of mothering with renewed energy. All mums are most welcome - whether you have a baby, toddler, teen, or grown-up child. Sessions are also suitable for mums in the immediate postnatal period (from about 4 months to 2 years after the birth of a baby). The morning includes practices to develop strength, stamina and energy, with sequences which you can safely do at home, healing and energising breathing practices, and a deep relaxation. There is time to catch up with each other over a cup of tea.

Places are limited to a maximum of 12 women, and need to be booked in advance. 
Contact me for more information or to book a space.

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