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 Tiverton
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
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)
Below are comments from London teaching
When I booked my Meditation Workshop, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am highly engaged and excited by the physical side of yoga, but always felt I was missing something from the practice – disliking many of my yoga classes for being half yoga and half personal training session. So I decided to get more involved in the meditative/mental aspects of yoga by signing up for Fiona’s meditation workshop. Spending time with Fiona was like hanging out with an old friend and everything she described about meditation kept me strongly engaged. It helped that I was really interested and excited about the topics, but she complemented that by having answers to all my questions, and usually just left with me with more questions and ideas. Since the workshop I have been practising meditation alongside my yoga practice and have been feeling much calmer, more in control of my anxieties and generally more centred. Thanks Fiona!
Jocelyn, March 2016
This is the real deal – proper Sivananda yoga taught by a great teacher, and you can also get a quick fix of ashram-style life: lovely vegetarian cooking, meditation and satsang, even karma yoga… And you can dip in and out as you please. Sundari’s space is the hub of all this activity – and it feels very calm and welcoming. Thank you Sundari for creating such a great place for yoga in Clapham!
Jon, Clapham, Dec 2015
A beautiful and unique yoga studio in a calm location. Fiona is experienced and welcoming and this is the only place that I can find in Clapham that teaches Sivananda yoga. We even got given the most delicious vegetarian food after Satsang.
Robin, Clapham, Dec 2015
Had a lovely class yesterday at Viveka Gardens – yoga farm. Fiona Sundari Law is a lovely teacher, humble and knowledgeable, and I like her attention to details. A proper Sivananda style class. There were students of different levels, but Fiona Sundari made sure that we all benefited from the class, allowing more advanced variations to whom who needed them and making us feeling comfortable. I also stayed for Puja and for a super yummy soup.The space is so lovely and cosy. And so quiet and easy to reach. Will be back on Wednesday at 7.15.
Francesca, Jan 2016
Sundari is a great teacher, so enthusiastic about yoga and life being a close to the land experience she is an inspiration.
Sheila, Jan 2016
Recently we moved to London and was looking for yoga class. But our point was to find not only body exercises, but more classical way understanding what yoga is. And we found it. Body exercises, chanting and meditation, all steps to fulfill all parts of human being`s needs. Even food after lesson was heavenly tasty! The place itself is cosy, comfortable and has everything you need, enjoyed practice there. Thanks!
Maxim and Nelly, Jan 2016
Sundari is a great yoga teacher and she also offers some really fantastic workshops. Today I went to the chanting workshop & there was so much great information & practical application. It was ideal for someone new to chanting, or to those who have been chanting for years. I love the way that she asks you what you are looking for from the workshop and incorporates that too. We even got to have a go at playing her harmonium ourselves. There’s also a delicious lunch afterwards!
Camilla, March 2016