Body and Soul Yoga

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September Theme: Acceptance

AFFIRMATION:  I accept life as it happens, and I accept myself and others just as we are.

POSE OF THE MONTH: Camel (Ustrasana)
Quote of the week: 

"We cannot change anything unless we accept it."

Carl Jung, Swiss Psychoanalyst

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 12.30 from September 2019 

£5 Trial class, then £48 per 6 week block (£10 drop-in) - price includes the cost of coffee and cake OR a drink to share afterwards

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.  The cost of coffee and cake or a drink from the bar is included in the class price.
No mat required.  Just wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring water and a blanket or shawl.


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

Last chance to join us this year - next Tuesday 24th September 10.05 to 11.30am 

£3 - 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 60 minutes of lively warm ups and sequences.  Wear loose layered clothes and trainers/soft shoes.   Allow extra time to enjoy a really relaxing full savasana under the trees or leave before the relaxation if you prefer.   

This is a fantastic way for all the family to try yoga in a fun and informal environment, get outside and get moving.  Bring a mat if you have one although a limited supply of mats will be available to borrow.


Yoga is completely free to New City College (NCC) students and staff.  I do not receive any money for these classes but invite participants 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.  Link and details on the ESOL section of this website.

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

Wednesday 12.30 to 2.00pm - starting soon

Term time only - NCC students need to register this interest as a minimum number is required before the class can start
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.  Worksheets and mats supplied.

Yoga for All - late afternoon at NCC Redbridge (Ilford site as above), Room 17

Every Monday during term time 4.00 to 5.00pm -  no need to book, just come along

Suitable for everyone (male and female) - not just speakers of other languages.  Mats supplied.

Email [email protected] to confirm your place. 

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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 Moon: 30th August 2019

A time for listening to myself.  How can I ensure I remain healthy and strong this autumn and winter?  I plan ahead for myself, ensuring I have support where needed.
I make supportive plans 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

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 Autumn Dates
Mid block starts welcome subject to space -
you can use advance payment at a different venue within a block and subject to availability
(see below for full terms and conditions)

Sundays (Tesco Community Room): 
CURRENT BLOCK: 11th, 18th, 25th Aug / 1st, 8th, 15th Sept
Thursdays (Golden Lion):

NEXT BLOCK: 12th, 18th, 26th Sept / 3rd, 10th, 17th Oct

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.