Body and Soul Yoga

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January Theme:  Awareness

AFFIRMATION:  I am aware of what is around and within me.

Quote of the week: 

"And now we welcome the new year (and new decade), full of things that have never been."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian Poet

Yoga classes in Romford and Hornchurch combining classic Hatha with flowing Dru sequences - suitable for everyone.  New students and complete beginners especially welcome at all my classes - expect small, friendly and supportive groups with a mix of ages and abilities.  

Mid block starts and drop-ins usually available.  Modifications and chair alternatives offered when appropriate.

email: [email protected] to book


Stretch and Flow Dru Yoga - morning in Tesco Community Room, Roneo Corner 

Every Sunday 10.00 to 11.30am  

£5 Trial class, then £30 per 6 week block (£8 drop-in) 
Classic Hatha yoga blended with flowing Dru activations, EBRs and sequences suitable for all abilities including complete beginners.  
Please bring a mat if you have one.  Blocks and Blankets provided.

Movement and Mindfulness (over 50s) - morning in The Golden Lion, Romford

Every Thursday 11.30 to 12.45 

£5 Trial class, then new flexible CLASS CARD £48* for 6 classes to be taken any time before the end of April - *includes after class refreshments  (£10 drop-in)

Fun, easy to do movements - standing or chair based only.  Suitable for everyone including people who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor.  The last part of the session introduces chair based breathing and mindfulness techniques.  

Drinks afterwards are included in the trial price for first timers.  Drop-ins still available at £10 for anyone who really wants it!

No mat required.  Just wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring water and a blanket or shawl.


Raphael Park, Main Road, Gidea Park

Sunday afternoon workshops starting in February (six Sundays throughout the year)

£5 pay as you go

A fantastic way for all the family to try yoga in a fun and informal environment, get outside and get moving.  


Yoga is completely free to New City College (NCC) students and staff (term time only).  Participants are invited to "pay forward" with donations to Our Mala - a charity that works with refugees and asylum seekers, helping them to overcome trauma with yoga, English classes and other support.  

Email [email protected] to book - and always email to  cancel if you can't come.

Yoga for ESOL - NCC Redbridge (Ilford Site), Balfour Road - opp. station,
Room 12 Second Floor

Monday 4.00 to 5.00pm AND/OR Wednesday 12.30 to 2.00pm   

Ladies only class for all physical abilities - combining a fun, Bollywood style warm up and gentle yoga with language learning (ESOL) - suitable for all English levels from pre-entry to advanced.  It is held in a studio room and incorporates videos, powerpoint presentations and slides via the Smartboard facility.  Mats supplied.

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Mary Griffiths

Email [email protected] if you would like a yoga class at your club or company.

I take bookings for individual instruction, small groups or one off events.  Why not get together with a few friends or work colleagues and have a yoga party? 

Popular alternative options include Chair Yoga, Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga.

Usual rate: £30 per hour

Moon Journal.

Join Ingvild Skodvin Prestegard's online community as we follow the moon's journey through 2019.

Full Moon: 12th November 2019

A time for exploring my depths.  I am not afraid of who I am.  Accepting and loving all of me I bathe in the moonlight as I explore my shadow and all that she is.
Affirmation: I accept and love my shadow.

Moon Journal Facebook Community Page

Email to book courses or check drop in availability
[email protected]

Uniting Body and Soul with Yoga

Sunday morning class - Tesco Community Room, Roneo Corner 
email [email protected] to reserve your place


Review Service

Ask Body and Soul Yoga to your class/studio or send us a product sample and we will publish an honest, unbiased review on our REVIEW page including a link to your website or Facebook page*. 

Email [email protected] to arrange a visit.

* Subject to our approval conditions

Guest Blogs

Kirsty McArdle who, until last year, headed the Clear Village project in charge of Bedfords Park Walled Garden and now devotes her time to healing workshops:; and 

Kate Gardner, a fellow Yoga Professionals qualified instructor living the life in Ibiza.  Kate uses DoTerra Essential Oils to enhance her yoga practice.  She also leads pre and post natal groups from her island home:     

Got something to say?  If yoga has inspired you or changed your life in any way why not share it?  Let us know if you would like to write a guest blog and we'll publish your article on the website.

2020 Winter Dates
Mid block starts welcome subject to space (see below for full terms and conditions)

Sundays (Tesco Community Room): 
12th January - £5 for everyone, then
NEXT BLOCK: 19th & 26th Jan / 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd Feb 
First Class: £5, Then £30 for 6 weeks OR £8 drop-in
Thursdays (Golden Lion):
RESTARTING: 9th January - £5 for everyone including refreshments afterwards
Then new flexible payment option .......
Pay £30 for 6 classes* (to be taken any time within 16 weeks) -
additional £3 payable separately on attendance for refreshments 

All classes* run continuously throughout the year (with occasional exceptions eg Easter and Christmas).  Block payment guarantees your space and results in a substantial di
scount on the drop-in price.  Mid block starts are usually available and new starters can receive the discount by paying for however many classes remain in that block.  Let us know if you are planning a holiday or have already made an appointment within the block - it may be possible to only pay for the classes you will attend (drop in rate would apply if your plans change).
Payments are not refundable but it is sometimes possible to transfer a pre-paid class to a different venue subject to availability and terms and conditions.  
The Golden Lion Six Class Card is valid for 16 weeks after purchase.