some nice comments…

Peaceful, inspiring place… I joined Fiona and other seven wonderful people for a Yoga Teacher’s Retreat. It was an amazing experience, exchange of skills and knowledge, boost of confidence and injection of motivation and deep relaxation. The house, yoga studio and food are spectacular! I loved the quiet neighbourhood and beautiful nature all around. Katy, North London

My one to one classes with Fiona were excellent. I had neglected my yoga for a few years and needed to find my way back into a regular practice. Fiona’s gentle and intuitive understanding during my class, was an extremely positive experience. When my life has calmed down after these busy summer months, I will be rebooking my one to one class.  She is a very fine teacher indeed. Sue, Bondleigh

A lovely venue and a charming host, full of wisdom and an excellent vegan cook. I spent a lovely Yoga Nidra day here. A lovely, peaceful day….many thanks James, Livaton

Had a wonderful retreat day at the yoga farm! Fiona (Sundari) was so kind and thoughtful and tailored the yoga classes to our needs. Had delicious indian vegetarian lunch and a walk through the meadows to look at the trees planted. Such a beautiful and healing place with lovely energy. Would highly recommend. K, Exeter

I really enjoyed my day on the summer solstice today at viveka gardens. It was wonderfully led by Fiona in such a gentle clear way to hug all into finding out so much about the benefits of yoga. What a stunning place. It was such a treat to have time to reflect and look inward. Thank you to Fiona and all there today. B, Kingsteignton

I stayed at Fiona’s yoga farm for just one night, but felt like I’d really found a home and that I’d been there a week. It was so utterly beautiful and had a peace and serenity that meant I slept and slept and woke so refreshed. It was wonderful to meet Fiona too, to be made so welcome, to feel so relaxed, and to have so many fascinating conversations. I will definitely return! R, Oxford B&B

What Sundari has created here is really special! So much thought and wisdom put into making a spiritual and cleansing environment… I felt welcomed and accepted – and left feeling refreshed. Thank you, and to all the yogis who shared this lovely teachers’ retreat. Jasmine (Ishvari) Teachers’ Retreat, May 2018 

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

After a profound evening of Yoga Nidra, I couldn’t rate Viveka Gardens or Fiona more highly; Fiona is incredibly warm, welcoming and a master of her art, I felt immediately comfortable and held. Viveka Gardens has a great energy in which to practise and I look forward to going back again and again! J Chittlehampton

I love my yoga sessions at Viveka Gardens – it’s a very special place & a real pleasure to have somewhere like this in Mid Devon. J, Crediton

Staying at Viveka gardens gave me so much energy and inspiration. I was there for an advanced teachers retreat and I was so uplifted by the amount of natural energy from the land, flowers and abundant wildlife. There is so much potential there…I found it already like a mini Findhorn. You can see already the positive effects on the surrounding land due to the yoga and spiritual practices held there, in the way that it’s so alive! The perfect place to rest, recharge and connect with nature. Emma Brown, senior yoga teacher Sadhana Intensive Peer Refresher, August 2017

At Viveka Gardens Fiona provides an idyllic setting for spending some time with ourselves, and a day retreat offers an opportunity to simply take some time out from our daily routine for a fresh perspective. Sharing her knowledge and experience, with gentle and loving guidance, Fiona invites us to move towards greater connection with ourselves, our environment and the people around us. JM, Okehampton (Divine Mother Nidra Day retreat)

I thoroughly enjoyed my whole experience and look forward to applying it to my life in the future. Fiona’s voice is entrancing and the whole was totally lovely LG, Yeovil (Yoga Nidra Day Retreat)

Thoroughly enjoyed the day – like a holiday Rob, Crediton (Yoga Nidra Day Retreat)

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. A good balance between practice and chat and facts. Fabulous food. Safe and peaceful environment conducive to spiritual growth. Many thanks!! SB, Crediton (Yoga Nidra Day Retreat)

After my first Yoga session with Fiona I spent the rest of the day in a very relaxed and contented state of mind. The following day I experienced a surge of energy and vitality accompanied by a positive and clear mental state. My sensory perceptions seemed heightened, colours, sounds, taste appeared enhanced. Amazing. Glenn, Torridge (1-1 bespoke sessions)

Wonderful atmosphere in the old Church House. A very peaceful, natural, authentic class by Fiona. Will be back! Hannah, Sticklepath (about class at South Tawton)

I am so grateful to Fi for introducing me to Yoga. Her Hatha class is a real highlight of my week and helps energise my body and calm my mind every Tuesday. I love it! I would recommend Fi’s classes to anyone looking to try yoga or develop their practice. Simon, South Tawton

I really enjoy Fiona’s Hatha Yoga Classes. Her class is a good balance of pranayama, asanas and yoga nidra. I always leave the class energized and relaxed, which is such a good combination. I feel very lucky to have found Fiona in Devon. Marie Tholstrup Greve, Jacobstowe

I thoroughly enjoy my trips to Viveka Gardens. The feeling of retreat definitely resonates with me, and the practice is incredibly authentic – helping each of us to relax and discover more about how our bodies should move and feel. Fiona brings a genuine and honest approach to yoga, and has a knack of making you feel completely comfortable – especially with her enchanting mantras! The soup after practice usually involves some delicious pulses and organic vegetables – in a vegan yogi way – what a wonderful way to finish! I feel totally revitalised by the time i leave, within a matter of two hours! Amazing. Sophie, North Tawton

I love my yoga sessions at Viveka Gardens – it’s a very special place & a real pleasure to have somewhere like this in Mid Devon. Jo, Crediton

Fiona’s years of experience and extensive knowledge of yoga theory is evident in the way she provides background information on the reasons for the postures and processes, which adds a wonderful extra dimension to yoga practice. Vanessa, Bow (The Habit of Rest workshop)

Fiona’s classes are well run and very informative. The location of Church House in South Tawton is peaceful and relaxing, and very appropriate for the classes. I found the yoga nidra class to be incredibly relaxing, and very well taught. I would recommend the classes whole heartedly. J, South Zeal

I never knew I could switch off, until now! S, Moretonhampstead

I loved participating in the Chanting workshop! the content felt full and rich. I enjoyed the fun warm up exercises to begin with which I didn’t know about. I feel Sundari shared a wealth of knowledge with us and held space with heart for us to practice chanting and explore the topic together. There were opportunities for practising leading a chant and playing the harmonium – yey! I felt excited and safe enough to have a go under Sundari’s guidance and with the support of the group also. All in all it was a really positive experience and I feel encouraged and inspired to build on it. I have a new respect and appreciation for all the teachers out there that make leading chants look so easy. And – great handouts! I feel blessed, thank you. Teresa (Chanting workshop)

Deeply nourishing workshop thank you. Fiona holds a lovely safe space and executes it impeccably and in a very personable way. Gavin Frank (Autumn Yoga Nidra Workshop)

I had never considered having a coaching session until I won a free session with Fiona. I highly recommend it even if you don’t think you need it! It made me realise I could use my time more effectively, especially as I am studying alongside work. She gave me some useful ways of punctuating my routine with yoga asanas and refreshed my attitude toward yoga practice. LL (one-to-one, coaching option)

Fiona led a wonderful Yoga Nidra workshop which was very nourishing and calming to mind body and soul. She explained the origins and theory behind this powerful practice as well as guiding us through gentle yoga exercises and three yoga nidra meditations. These allowed me to relaxed far more than I had for quite a while and I found the workshop really inspiring. I look forward to practising further yoga nidra and trying some of Fiona’s other workshops. Claire, October 2016

I highly recommend Fiona’s yoga. I’m a newbee to it all and happy to find some of it involves simply laying still and connecting to the body! Good to know as my last yoga experience was painful and off putting. This is like a gateway yoga! Go on, you know you want to! DH (gentle class with yoga nidra)

I felt very relaxed after the session, quite floaty and intrigued by this and novel experience. I didn’t really understand to begin with but lying there it sort of became clear and I developed a bit of an understanding. I had a very deep sleep that night. JL (gentle class with yoga nidra)

Yoga nidra offered me new insight into my creativity and this insight infused the following week positively. Invoking the feeling of gratitude (can be part of the process) really resonated and the seed metaphor too. BC (gentle class with yoga nidra)

I found Yoga Nidra  a safe, soothing and very relaxing experience. Sundari lead the class thoughtfully and with care acknowledging my disabilities and age restrictions so that I was comfortable sitting in a chair whilst allowing a more able member of the class an opportunity to benefit from floor work. I was aware of a gradual release of tension during the gentle movements and breathing consciousness. By the end of the meditation a calm feeling of wellbeing washed over me. I was peaceful and rested in mind, body and spirit. Susan (gentle class with yoga nidra)