Body and Soul Yoga

Venue Information and Classes

In Person Yoga

RAFA Club 

Carlton Road, Romford (opposite Lodge Farm Park rear entrance)

Nearest Parking:

Carlton Road carpark for Lodge Farm Park - Free (Display ticket but no payment required!)

Asda Supermarket carpark and street bays - free on Sundays

Check out streets off Carlton Road towards Gidea Park end if Romford is busy 

Sunday Stretch and Flow

10.30am to 12.00 midday

(in person AND zoom option)

Olivewell Store 

216-218 Main Road, Gidea Park RM2 5HA

Opposite The Harvester and Ship Pubs

Nearest Parking:

Free street parking in surrounding streets - check restrictions, many only apply up to 10am -

I recommend: Repton Avenue (second turning from Balgores Lane on the right (turn into 
Balgores Lane from Main Road coming from Gallows Corner end) 

Take care in Crossways as there is a midday restriction (no parking from 12.00 to 1.00pm)

Harvester car park: £1 for 2 hours (opposite)

Lodge Farm Park - Main Road Entrance car park: Free (5 mins walk)

Tuesday Chat and Chai

11.00am to 12.30 midday (in person only)

Deermead Court
77-83 Junction Road, Romford RM1 3AX
(Nr Railway Line, turn left at Carlton Road)

Nearest parking:
Carlton Road carpark for Lodge Farm Park - Free (Display ticket but no payment required!)
Asda Supermarket carpark - charges apply

Free street parking available in streets off Carlton Road (approx 10 mins walk towards Gidea 


Wednesday Chair & Mat Yoga

10.15 to 11.15am (in person only)

Online Yoga 

Zoom Sessions open 10 minutes before official start time to allow for setting up and chat.

Presentation classes are taught without stopping and (within safety limits) participants are welcome to do their own thing without being observed or corrected.

Interactive classes are more personal and I may stop to watch the participants and offer individual corrections and adjustments. It is up to participants to choose whether they have their camera on or not. However, I recommend cameras on for interactive classes in order to get maximum benefit from the session.

Monday Evening Meditation
10.15 to 10.45pm

Tuesday Backcare Yoga

6.00 to 7.00pm

Thursday Movement & Mindfulness
11.00am to 12.15pm

Friday Home Practice Yoga
10.00am to 11.00am

Gentle Stretch Yoga
Floating class - email to negotiate a mutually convenient time

Class Descriptions

Stretch and Flow Yoga

Signature Body and Soul class incorporating fun warm-ups followed by Energy Block Releases, sequences, body preps and postures leading to 15 minutes of complete relaxation and bliss.   This class takes place at the RAFA Club in person and is livestreamed at the same time via zoom (only the teacher appears on the screen).

Wellness Yoga

Fun, informal class suitable for everyone - ideal for mental well-being and for anyone wanting to try yoga without being too serious.

This class is not currently on the timetable but will be added if there is sufficient interest and a suitable time and venue becomes available.

Standing and Chair Yoga

Accessible class for all ages and abilities - chair options throughout, mat based challenges for those who want it.  Held in Deermead Court's large community room there is plenty of space to spread out.  Open to everyone with discount for Deermead residents.

Backcare Yoga

Zoom interactive class - ideal for people with back issues looking to increase their confidence to get moving in a supportive group environment.  This class uses the tried and tested Dru Backcare programme.

Movement and Mindfulness

Zoom interactive class - chair and standing movement leading to seated mindfulness practice.  This class is ideal for anyone wanting to try mindfulness as an introduction to meditation.   We start with a short discussion (not recorded), then continue with a short seated practice leading to standing activations and sequences.  We practise the Dru Kriyas to prepare for meditation and finish with a seated mindfulness practice.

Home Practice Yoga

Zoom interactive class from my patio (weather permitting) to where-ever you choose to be.  This class follows my own personal home practice so you will be encouraged to move in ways that feel good to you.  An ideal way to start your own home practice by sharing mine!

Gentle Stretch Yoga

Zoom interactive class - gentle and passive stretches in this mat based class leading to 10 minutes total relaxation.   Surround yourself with cushions, bolsters and blankets to make yourself cosy and comfortable.  There is no standing in this class - just seated and supine stretches.

Family Yoga

Zoom interactive class for children aged 6 and upwards with a participating adult. All ages, with or without children, are welcome to join this fun, upbeat session. 

This class only takes place if there is sufficient interest - email to let me know your individual requirements. Recordings are only made available with the consent of participants.

Chat and Chai (Coffee Morning)

An opportunity to meet each other and talk about yoga (or anything else you want).  There is no charge - other than the cost of coffee or beverage of your choice - and it is open to everyone so bring friends, family, children (even animals are welcome).

We meet in the Olivewell Cafe in Main Road, Gidea Park.   If there is sufficient interest we may have occasional lunches at Raphaels Restaurant too.

Monday Meditation

Zoom interactive and Facebook livestream - new to Body and Soul this year.  The Monday evening session will form a course taking us on a journey into the deeper practices including panayama, mudras, mantras, the chakras and the Koshas.  Join the live session or watch the recording at your convenience and use to develop a regular meditation practice.  

One to One (Individual) Session

Available to Gold Members only - book one session per 10 week block.  You will be given a personal programme to develop a regular home asana practice and work on whatever area you want to.

Use the Tuesday afternoon slots or arrange a mutually convenient time to meet on zoom or even in person (depending on location and time).

Private Group Yoga

Ask about one off or regular group sessions - on zoom OR in person.  The session can be anything you want eg Traditional Mat Yoga, Chair Yoga, Wellbeing, Chi-Ball, Dru Yoga, Yin Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Mindfulness or Meditation.  The choice is entirely yours.