Body and Soul Yoga

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(Online and Outdoors)

Email [email protected] for more information

Then book online: BOOK A CLASS 

All classes £5 pay as you go OR £20 for 4 weeks unlimited


£20 per month for unlimited classes (at present covers ALL zoom and outdoor sessions).  This is the best option if you plan to do more than four classes in a month.  Includes access to zoom recordings to use whenever you want up to a week after the live class (link emailed to you on request).

November Lockdown update: 

1-1 sessions in the Bandstand OR via zoom will replace the Tuesday bandstand classes during November.  Included in the monthly membership.  See below for details and email to book your slot (check online calendar for availability between 10am and 3pm). 


Individual classes are £5 each.  Pay after your first class by bank transfer (email for details) or cheque.  Cash is accepted for outdoor classes if you don't do online banking (correct amount only please, in a plastic bag or envelope). 

Stretch & Flow Yoga every Sunday from 10.00 to 11.15am

Zoom Presentation class: just turn off your camera and go with the flow

Movement & Mindfulness every Thursday from 11.30am to 12.45pm

Zoom interactive class - chair and standing movement leading to seated mindfulness practice

Evening Yin and Deep Relaxation every Thursday from 7.00pm to 8.15pm

Zoom interactive class - gentle and passive stretches in this mat based class leading to 15 minutes total relaxation 

Evening Backcare Programme every Tuesday from 7.00 to 8.00pm

Zoom interactive class - ideal for people with back issues looking to increase their confidence to get moving in a supportive group environment


  • On Demand 1-1 Tuesdays (Bandstand OR Zoom)
  • Book any hour slot between 10am to 3pm
  • Email to confirm (choose between outdoors in the Bandstand OR zoom)

I will tailor a half hour tutorial for you personally - this is a great opportunity to learn a Dru sequence or master an asana (posture) you find difficult.

TUESDAY GROUP ZOOM (from my garden to yours!) 

12.00 to 1.00pm - Book online for link (this class will only go ahead this week if there is sufficient interest).  

Group zoom and 1-1 tutorials replace the Tuesday Bandstand class during lockdown. 

Tuesday Bandstand Class 

(cancelled until further notice due to latest lockdown restrictions)

MORNING            -    11.00am to 12.00 midday

AFTERNOON       -    2.00 to 3.00pm

£5 per class (cash, cheque or bank transfer)
5 places per session  - booking essential to ensure social distancing   

Please bring your own mat and wear layers you can easily take off/put on.  Classes go ahead whatever the weather.  

One to Ones 

Usual rate for a one hour private class (£30) - via Zoom at a mutually agreed time

For November only why not take advantage of the Tuesday lockdown special and enjoy a 30 minute 1-1 included in the £20 unlimited deal - see above.

This service is available for individuals, family groups or friends.

Why not have a Zoom Yoga Party and split the cost?
Email [email protected] to arrange a free consultation/chat 


Book Club: Friday 7.00 to 8.30pm

Once a month - Facebook group and possible in person meetings TBA

Free recordings of this year's Facebook livestreams are still available in the private Facebook group: Free Yoga with Body and Soul.  

To join you will need to answer three questions including the confidential health declaration.  New students, including complete beginners, welcome (subject to completing the health declaration).

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Never practised yoga with an online class before?  Worried about using Facebook?  

Read my blog (regularly updated on my new look website).

November Theme:  Hope


"I believe there is hope in all situations."

Quote of the week: 

"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."

Anne Frank (1929-1945), German Diarist

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 followed by shared lunch 1.00 to 2.00pm 

£5 Trial class, then new flexible CLASS CARD £55* for 6 classes or £30 for 3 classes to be taken any time within 16 weeks (6 card pass) or 8 weeks (3 card pass) - *includes after class food from Body and Soul Picks  

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.


Raphael Park, Main Road, Gidea Park

£5 pay as you go - dates to be confirmed

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  

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 and one off sessions.  Why not get together with a few friends or work colleagues and have a yoga party?  Great for clubs, hen nights and wellness events.

Popular options from traditional mat yoga include Chair Yoga, Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga.

Charges negotiable depending on location and requirements but as a rough guide:
From £30ph for regular bookings
From £50ph for one off sessions


Moon Journal.

Join Ingvild Skodvin Prestegard's online community as we follow the moon's journey through 2020.

New Moon: 

As the New Moon returns I am filled with immense gratitude.  I spend time in nature and feel how connected I am to the earth and the seasons.  I feel humble and thankful.
Affirmation: I am grateful.

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): 
CURRENT BLOCK: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March & 5th April
NO CLASS: Easter Sunday - 12th April 
First Class: £5, Then £30 for 6 weeks OR £8 drop-in
Thursdays (Golden Lion):
Flexible payment option .......
£55 for 6 classes or £30 for 3 classes* 
(to be taken any time within 16 weeks (6 class card), 8 weeks (3 class card) OR £12 drop-in -
price includes a light lunch from the Body and Soul Pick List and social time afterwards
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 Multiple Class Card is valid for 16 weeks after purchase.