Body and Soul Yoga

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April Theme: Vision

AFFIRMATION:  I paint the detail of my vision from my own perspective.
Quote of the week: 

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer."

Harriet Tubman, American Abolitionist

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 (£7 drop-in subject to availability)
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.

Mindfulness and Movement - morning in The Golden Lion, Romford

Every Thursday 11.15 to 12.30 (followed by option to stay for coffee and chat)

£5 Trial class, then £42 per 6 week block (£10 drop-in subject to availability)
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.
No mat required.  Just wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring water and a blanket or shawl.

Beginners (Candlelit) Yoga
- evening in Hollieslocks Salon, Hornchurch
Every Thursday 7.30 to 9.00pm

£5 Trial class, then £42 per 6 week block (£10 drop-in subject to availability)

Yoga meets mindfulness with the added element of candlelight (asthma friendly battery powered candles) and an extra long relaxation to finish.  Also suitable for all abilities especially complete beginners.  Leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for bed!
Please bring a mat if you have one.


Outdoor Yoga and Movement - morning in Lodge Farm Park, Main Road, Gidea Park

Starting Tuesday 30th April - 10.00 to 10.55am

£3 pay as you go, no need to book just come along 

Fun, accessible, taster yoga anyone can do.  Children and buggies also welcome (no charge for under 14 year olds - but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult).  Wheelchair users welcome (modifications will be offered).  Meet by the outdoor gym equipment (paved area opposite the children's playground) for registration, followed by 45 minutes of lively warm ups and standing sequences - no mats needed.  Wear loose layered clothes and trainers/soft shoes.   The session will end just before 11.00am giving people time to join the free council walk around Raphael Park (across the road) if they want to.  

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



Yoga for ESOL - afternoon in NCC Redbridge (Ilford Site), Balfour Road - opp. station

Wednesday 12.30 to 2.00pm

£44 for 5 weeks - enrolling NOW for 24th April -
email [email protected] to reserve your place

Ladies only structured course for all physical abilities - combining 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.  Worksheets and mats supplied.

Yoga for Beginners - late afternoon in NCC Redbridge (Ilford site as above)

Monday 4.00 to 5.00pm

Cost and enrolment date to be announced

Mixed gender beginner class (male and female) suitable for everyone - not just speakers of other languages.  Mats supplied.

Email ASAP if you are interested in this class as a minimum number is required before it can start.


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.

New Worm Moon: 6th March 2019

Time for making space - meditate to lay foundations for change and development.  
Affirmation - I make space for myself

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

Two new bloggers join our growing team this month: 

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.

2019 Spring Dates
Sundays (Tesco Community Room): 
PAY BLOCK: 31st March / 7th, 14th, 28th April / 5th, 12th May 
     (No class on 21st April - Easter Sunday)
Thursdays (Golden Lion and Hollieslocks Salon):

PAY BLOCK: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April / 2nd, 9th May

All classes* run continuously throughout the year (exceptions to this are due to venue availability eg Easter).  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.
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.  

*Yoga for ESOL is a structured 5 week course supported by NCC Redbridge and running during term time only (£5 Trial and Transfer options not available at this venue)