Current programme

One to one lessons:


Sessions run throughout the year, they are arranged around the availability of the individual and with the practice designed according to the individual's needs.  It is generally recommended that the individual attends sessions every three to four weeks and practises on a regular basis in their home consulting their teacher via email or telephone if they have a query. Sessions take place in Wine Street, Bradford on Avon. Fees £35 per hour. The initial consultation session is free of charge.

Group classes:

The next Monday evening group classes will be 10 week courses on the Yoga of  Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar. Mondays are from Monday 30 September until Monday 9 December 2019 from 6.45 - 7.45pm with half term on Monday 28 October. The fee is £70 for the term

payable in 2 installments of £35 for each half of the term. Drop fee is £10 per session.

The Friday morning group class starts on Friday 4 October for 10 weeks until Friday 13 December 2019 from 10am until 11.30am. There is a  half term  break on Friday 1 November. The fee is £80 payable in 2 installments

of £40 for each  half of the term. Please ask about drop in for this class.This is at the Quaker Meeting House in  Bradford on Avon 1 Whiteheads Lane BA15 1JU.

There is now a new 1-2pm lunchtime group class in Larkhall, Bath at The New Oriel Hall, Larkhall, Bath BA16 6RA. This class lasts for 8 weeks and starts Friday 4 October until Friday 29 October 2019. There is a half term break on Friday 1 November 2019. The cost is £60 and is payable from the start of the course. Drop in fee is £10 per session


Bradford on Avon

The title of the next workshop in Bradford on Avon is 'Yoga & Mind' and it will explore the relationship between yoga and the mind. We will explore Chapter 1 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras that relate to the mind, which is so central to yoga.

We shall look at the activities of  mind and the the yoga idea of citta vrtti nirodah, the aim of yoga, which is to encircle the flux of the mind and keep the attention on a chosen object in a peaceful flow.

There will be three practices involving asana, pranayama and sound which will link to the theme of the workshop.


As numbers are limited by space, please book early. Materials and refreshments and a light vegetarian lunch will be provided. The fee is £45.


This workshop will take place on Sunday 6 October 2019  10.00 am until 4.30pm at 39 Wine Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1NS



The workshop is as for Bradford on Avon and is on Sunday 3 November 10am-4.30pm at the Goose Green Centre, 62 East Dulwich Road London SE22 9AT. The fee is £60.



The aim of the sangha is to practise and improve our chanting of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedic chanting. Meetings are held every couple of months in Bradford on Avon and are open to all interested in chanting.


The date for the next session is Sunday 10 November from

2pm - 4.30pm with a break in the middle for drinks and refreshments. 

TSYP Foundation Course:

January until June 2020, Larkhall, Bath

Dates: Jan18/19, Feb, 15/16, March 21/22, April 25/26,

May 16/17, June 20/21 ( 72 hours contact course,

6 weekends )

Venue: New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall,

Bath, BA16 6RA

Preliminary Meeting to assess interest Saturday 30 Nov 2019,

39 Wine Street, Bradford on Avon, BA151NS

TEL. 01225 635244

The course is a 72 hour contact course designed by 'The Society of Yoga Practitioners', held over 6 weekends for students or teachers who wish to know more about the tradition of the great yogi Professor T Krishnamacharya and his son, TKV Desikachar.

This unique approach integrates practical teachings about asana, pranayama, use of sound and meditative techniques,

with the teaching of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra-s and other texts. Above all, it emphasises the importance of adapting yoga to the individual. A large part of the course will be about the art of developing home practice tailored to your specific needs and

how to adapt this as circumstances change. Also, it is an ideal way to deepen your knowledge of yoga prior to taking teacher training.



To provide a structured course in the tradition of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar in order:

  • to deepen experience and study in this tradition

  • to encourage personal development for committed students

  • to provide a sound basis for those who wish to continue towards TSYP teacher training

    and/or further personal development




  • By the end of the course participants will have an awareness and appreciation of the teachings of T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar

  • have a basic knowledge and understanding of the history of yoga

  • have an overview of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and its importance as the key yoga text

  • be aware of a range of asana and be able to practise them appropriately

  • have knowledge and understanding of some pranayama techniques and be able to

    practise them appropriately

  • know the definition of meditation (YS III, 2) and have explored meditative practices

  • be able to plan a simple personal practice 

  • have explored and experienced the role of sound in yoga

  • know the definition of mantra and have practised some mantra

  • be aware of some basic principles of ayurveda

  • be aware of the basic rules of Sanskrit pronunciation and be able to pronounce key Sanskrit terms from the course



Teaching methods: 

  • lecture, whole group discussion, small group discussion & reporting back to whole group, question & answer, experiential practices 




  • learning checks through informal review in group




  • 85%. Time with tutor to make up missed course days, suitable fee 




  • 72 hours minimum up to a maximum of 80 hours, over a minimum 6 month period 


Certification: TSYP


Who is eligible?


  • By personal tutor assessment (via individual lessons or class attendance) or by recommendation from TSYP teacher or interview as required 


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