Monday & Thursday evening Practice Classes 7 – 8.30pm

These 90-minute traditional hatha yoga classes consist of

  • breathing exercises
  • sun salutation warm up
  • held yoga postures
  • final relaxation
  • then vegan souper soup and chat together, 30 minutes or so

Develop a more meditational practice with longer held postures and more challenging variations. For those familiar with the Rishikesh sequence, done the Newbies course with me, or experienced and willing to adapt. Choose one night prinicipally, but there may be scope for moving between the two if you have to miss a class for some reason (not guaranteed).

5-session block: £62.50

Mon 22/Thurs 25 April – Mon 20/Thurs 23 May

Bank Holiday Mondays will have sessions. If you can’t make the classes you can substitute into Thursday or Wednesday if there is space.

second half of term begins 3 June, exact dateas tbc

Booking form (right) has info with how to pay – please get in touch before booking to confirm there is a place
Or £15 drop in (please check for availability)

Newbies Plus Wednesdays evenings 7 – 8.30

These 90-minute taught classes  are as above but are the continuation for a group that has done the Newbies course once or twice. Expect a developing technique and deepening understanding of the classic class. Suitable for people with some previous experience and ideal for people new to classes with Fiona as a ‘conversion’ course to the sequence Fiona teaches.

5-session block: £62.50 or £15 drop in

April 24 – May 22

Booking form (right) has info with how to pay there is space in this group, go ahead and book

If you are a complete beginner or wanting to gain confidence, consider 1-1s or a small group

Gentle Yoga Online for folk with Chronic Conditions Tuesdays 7 – 8.30 ONLINE

for the online class please arrange a pre-class consultation
This not only gives you a chance to explain your needs, wants and any health conditions, but also helps you feel at home

These 90-minute sessions include

  • gentle yoga moves
  • some classic gently held postures
  • breathwork
  • concluding 20-minute yoga nidra

This gentle class is for people with chronic autoimmune conditions such as RA, fibro, CF, Chrone’s, weight issues, long covid or anyone that has a difficult relationship with their body through physical pain, limited movement, or fatigue. Full info and booking here Gentle Yoga

£54 for 6 classes to use within two months, £10 drop-in includes a free first class if you are new with no obligation

Experienced, kind teacher for friendly sessions in real life in the lovely yoga studio at Viveka Gardens Retreat Place in Mid Devon and online

read what people say – some nice comments

Viveka Gardens: how to get here


Viveka Gardens is keen to make yoga available to all – bursaries for those on benefit/low income Please contact to discuss

one-to-one and small group sessions

more info

+ if you are just starting yoga or rusty, private tuition will give you a great boost

+ if you are a long term practitioner you will get fresh inspiration and insight

+ if you are older, stiff or recuperating you will benefit from very gentle exercises at your pace for new flexibility and vitality