one to ones and small groups

If you are just starting yoga, private tuition will give you the best start you can possibly have… and if you are a long term practitioner this approach will give you fresh inspiration and insight into your practice. For older, stiff or recuperating people very gentle, possibly chair-based, exercises bring fresh flexibility and vitality.

Fiona is an experienced teacher – read her bio here – and scroll down for some nice comments

Private tuition is useful if:

  • you have previous injuries or specific health concerns
  • you want to develop certain areas of your practice
  • you have a specific goal, such as increased flexibility or gently building bone/muscle strength
  • you feel inhibited in a public class
  • your schedule prevents you from going to group classes

call Fiona to discuss your needs on 01837 880050 or email via the contact page

1-1 tuition is an ideal way to develop your yoga practice. In this environment your specific health and development requirements can be met, and personal feedback given. The practice is done in a friendly, straightforward and warm environment allowing you to relax and fully experience the benefits of yoga practices.  Certain sessions can by done by skype/facetime/facebook video messenger.

A lot can be achieved in 60 minutes and 90 minutes allows for full relaxation. A short course of three sessions is ideal. Small groups (2 – 4 people) benefit too – couples, families, friends, colleagues – and mixed ages and abilities are more than do-able.

For beginners

  • Feel confident with fundamental techniques such as the yogic breath
  • Learn the basic postures and their benefits on physical, mental and subtle levels
  • Begin to understand the wider context of yoga

For more experienced people

  • Develop pranayama and practice advanced breathing exercises
  • Extend yourself with more challenging postures
  • Get tips and techniques for a more mindful practice

For less mobile, stiff or recuperating people

  • adapted chair-based practice
  • very gentle movements to bring back flexibility
  • increased vitality and feeling at home again in the body

As well as the practical side I was also interested in learning a little about the origin and history of yoga and it soon became  apparent that Fiona had a wealth of interesting and relevant knowledge which she was able to put across very clearly.  On the practical side, she not only demonstrated the various techniques and postures very clearly but also explained the reasons and benefits of doing them. She was able to adapt the sessions to my specific needs and requests in an intelligent and thoughtful way. All in all, interesting, beneficial and enjoyable. Would highly recommend. Alan, Chulmleigh

I signed up to do some 1-1 yoga sessions with Fiona to brush up my practice after a few years lapse. I found her an ideal teacher because she was open to my story and we worked on a routine that enabled me to continue alone at home. She knew when to push me a little further but was also sensitive to my limitations (arthritic hip). She’s very experienced and generous with her knowledge and the sessions with her are a great joy. Susy, Black Dog

I had 3 1-1 sessions at Viveka Gardens to help me build the confidence to practice yoga alone at home. Fiona is a very warm and welcoming person and an amazing teacher with a vast amount of knowlegde and experience to share. The yoga sudio is in a wonderfully peaceful location, It is full of natural light. Fiona has created a relaxing and inspiring environment to learn and practice in. Mathew, Crediton

Meditation (ideally a mini-course of 3 sessions)
It is well-evidenced that regular meditation leads to increased well-being and effectiveness in the world. It’s a training that leads to spiritual development. A 1-1 or small group allows for personal mentoring.

Coaching
How to develop your yoga practice? How to integrate yoga into your routine? Fiona Sundari has an advanced coaching diploma (2017) and also offers Life & Spiritual Coaching. This is charged on a sliding scale according to income bracket and so bursaries may be available for those on low income. Please be in touch to discuss.

Yoga Nidra
deep relaxation and connection

I had my first one to one yoga nidra class with Fiona. I did not know what to expect, I had not done any yoga before. It was awesome the emotional releases I experienced and for nearly a week after working through blocks I have had all my life. Thank you so much. L, Spreyton

As elderly newcomers  to Yoga we had 3 – 90 minute sessions with Fiona. On each visit we became quickly relaxed learning to use muscles we had forgotten existed. The whole experience was in enjoyable surroundings and we felt calm and refreshed by the visits. Fiona is a kind and understanding teacher with whom we look forward to continuing our exploration of Yoga. S & G, Coldridge

Yoga has always been on my wish list and discovering that Viveka Gardens and Fiona are just 5 minutes away from me, I decided to take the plunge. As a complete novice I felt that the one to one sessions that Fiona offers would be the best introduction and I was not disappointed. Fiona is an extremely warm and welcoming person, with a sense of humour too. She is so patient and knowledgeable, I very quickly felt at ease and comfortable at the sessions. I would most certainly recommend the one to one approach with Fiona, I came away from the first session feeling extremely relaxed and very uplifted with a sense that there was much more of this wonderful feeling to be experienced. I hope to continue within a group session when I have finished my one to one sessions. Nicola, Bow

Please contact Fiona Sundari if you are interested in private yoga classes for you, you and your partner or with small group of friends.

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Prices 

(3 sessions) 1 person 2- 4 people
60 minutes  £35 (£95) £40 (£110)
90 minutes  £45 (£120) £50 (£135)

please contact if you are on benefit

Terms & Conditions
payable in advance
three sessions to be completed within 2 months
24hrs notice of cancellation
2 rearrangements within 3 sessions (ideally none)

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Private tuition can be carried out at Viveka Gardens or at your home.
All you need is a quiet, warm (and preferably uncluttered) room and 60 or 90 minutes of commitment.
Invite up to 3 to join you (max 4 per group)

Also available: VOUCHERS printed on embossed card, blank inside for your message, supplied with envelope. Contact to arrange.