one to ones and small groups

In real life here at Viveka Gardens or online with zoom.

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 and kind teacher

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 zoom.

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

 I had 3 sessions one to one with Fiona at her lovely studio in the peace and quiet of mid Devon. I wanted to go deeper with my current practice and working with Fiona, I certainly did that! She is patient and encouraging and listens to what you need in both your body and heart. My practice at home has definitely stepped up a notch with postures that I thought I couldn’t do. Thanks so much for your insight and guidance. I’d highly recommend some one to one sessions whether you have just started or have been practising for a while. Well worth it. Caroline, Bow

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my 1-1 lessons with Fiona as she is extremely approachable and knowledgable and the lessons were tailored to my ability, which as a beginner to Yoga was great and she adapted the exercises to suit me. I would recommend Yoga to everybody as I use it as part of my daily routine now as it is a lifestyle change and the physiological and psychological effects of yoga practice are extremely beneficial. Viveka Gardens is a very positive space to practice Yoga and with Fiona you’ll be with a teacher who has great expertise. Moira, Copplestone

My husband and I had been searching for a while to find the right yoga teacher and as soon as we stepped into Viveka Gardens and were welcomed by Fiona we knew we had come to the right place. As beginners we began with three 1:1 sessions where we could focus and build our confidence. Each session lasted 90 minutes. Fiona has created a positive and calming atmosphere in which to practice yoga but it’s also a learning experience with Fiona sharing further knowledge beyond just practising the yoga asanas/postures. Fiona is a positive and encouraging teacher and you’re in an environment where you can both push yourself or stay within your own level of capability until you gain more practice and confidence. The 1:1 sessions have been a great starting point giving us the confidence to practice at home although we will continue to come to the weekly classes. If you’re looking to give your mind and body a positive, healthy relaxing and invigorating experience you should look no further than Fiona at Viveka Gardens. It will leave you wanting more! Ingrid & James, Morchard Road

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. Matthew, Crediton

How to develop your yoga practice? How to integrate yoga into your routine? Fiona Sundari has an advanced coaching diploma 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

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

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

Private tuition can be carried out at Viveka Gardens or online. 
 1-1 (or a bubble up to 4) 90-minute session: £70; 3 sessions £180 – see Ts & Cs

Also available: VOUCHERS printed on embossed card, blank inside for your message, supplied with envelope. More info and contact