Body and Soul Yoga


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Then ask about our 5 Class Pass or Drop in Payment Options

Yoga classes (in person AND zoom) in Romford, Gidea Park and (coming soon!) Upminster - combining classic Hatha with flowing Dru sequences - suitable for everyone.   New students and complete beginners especially welcome - expect small, friendly and supportive groups with a mix of ages and abilities.   Modifications and chair alternatives offered when appropriate.

1-1 Zooms

  • Not ready to join a group class yet? 
  • Want to learn more about yoga before you start?
  • Class times don't fit into your routine?
  • Want to develop a home practice but don't want to commit to weekly classes?

If any of the above apply to you, why not arrange a 1-1 zoom?  There are a limited number available and we can arrange to meet at a mutually convenient time.  

The first session will consist of a discussion to decide your personal needs followed by a short practice.  A recording of the session will be made available to you and you will receive a home practice programme based on our discussion.

After that you can book a follow-up block of 4 zoom 1-1s building on the initial session.  Alternatively you may choose to join a group class.  

Whatever you decide there is no pressure to book anything further after our first meeting.  It could be that you only need one session to help you with a particular aspect of your practice eg breathing, modifications or alignment.     

Initial zoom (1 hr) = £10

Follow ups x 4 = £40



Dru comes from the Sanskrit word "Dhruva" and is the north star, the still point around which the universe revolves.

It is the same stillness that can be experienced in Dru Yoga and Meditation.


New starters and complete beginners 

always welcome

Click the CLASSES AND VENUES button for a full description of in person and zoom classes


Click the BOOK A CLASS button to view the class calendar and book your class

EMAIL [email protected] 
or send a message via the Contact Page 



Drop-ins usually available - book online or email to check

Full timetable of in person and zoom classes this week


(not listed on the booking timetable)

Email [email protected]
to book the new Monday lunchtime class (long term cover)

at Thames Chase, Pike Lane, Upminster starting 26th September - 12.15 to 1.30pm

Mat based class for all abilities - traditional yoga with Dru sequences
£11 Drop in / £10 if you pay monthly in advance

Phone HAD on 01708 476554
to book the new Tuesday afternoon class
 at HAD 
 (Havering Association for People with Disabilities), 1a Woodhall Crescent,
Hornchurch RM11 3NN (hut in car park off Wingletye Lane)
 starting 27th September - 1.30 to 2.30pm

Chair and Standing based - Breathing, Brain Training and Hand Exercises

£4 - mixed ability, accessible class - open to all


Meditation and Face Yoga - restarting soon

Facebook: Free Yoga with Body and Soul

Recordings of all past sessions remain available to use whenever group members want. 
 Ad hoc sessions will be livestreamed during the summer at regular intervals.
Send a join request if you haven't done so already
(no charge for the private Facebook group).  

Weekly Timetable (in person)

Guaranteed in person place for Pass Holders
 (zoom & recording - included with class passes / £6 for others)

Signature 75 minute traditional Dru/Hatha mat class -
Sunday - Stretch and Flow Yoga

RAFA Club, Carlton Road, Romford - 10.30am to 12.00 midday 

Recording afterwards available to Pass Holders

6Weekly Timetable  (zoom)

Book online or email for links (included for Gold Members / £5 per class for everyone else)

Relaunching from this Sunday - 4th September

  • Tuesday:         Home Practice                                   10.30 to 11.30am 
                                Backcare Yoga                                    6.00 to 7.00pm
  • Thursday:       Movement & Mindfulness            11.00am to 12.15 
  • Friday:             Gentle Stretch & Yoga Nidra        6.00 to 7.00pm
  • Sunday:          Stretch and Flow (Blended)            10.30 to 11.45am

Payment Options

Try a class - then ask about buying a 5 Class Pass

Five RAFA Class Pass (valid for 8 weeks) = £50* (includes unlimited zooms + recordings)

Five Zoom Class Pass (valid for 8 weeks) = £25* (zoom of your choice + unlimited access to others + recordings) 

RAFA Class Drop-in: £11 (subject to space) / Zoom Drop-in: £6

*Pass Holders can access unlimited zooms, recordings and downloads for the entire 8 week period their passes are valid, with nothing extra to pay.  Amazing value only available with Body and Soul Yoga!

Email [email protected] for more information

Then book online: BOOK A CLASS 

Payment by bank transfer (email for details) or cheque - email me for details. Cash is accepted for outdoor classes if you don't do online banking (correct amount only please, in a plastic bag or envelope).

Reductions for mid-block starts.  Click Payment button for a week by week breakdown:



Ad hoc livestreams in the private Facebook group:

Free Yoga with Body and Soul

Recordings available afterwards in the group

  • Recordings of the 2020 Facebook yoga classes are still available for free access in the private Facebook group: Free Yoga with Body and Soul.
If you use You Tube please remember to click Subscribe - it costs nothing, helps Body and Soul Yoga and gives you easier access next time.

September Theme: Empathy

My empathy holds space for other people's feelings, and that is a wonderful gift.

Quote of the week:

"I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person."

Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American Writer

Email [email protected] if you would like a yoga class at your club or company.

Individual instruction, small groups and one off sessions. Why not get together with a few friends or work colleagues and have a yoga party? Great for clubs, hen nights and wellness events.

Sessions by zoom until Covid restrictions are lifted.

Popular options from traditional mat yoga include Chair Yoga, Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga.

Cost negotiable depending on location and requirements but as a rough guide: 

From £30ph 

Moon Journal.

Join Ingvild Skodvin Prestegard's online community as we follow the moon's journey through 2022.

New Moon:

As the New Moon returns I am filled with immense gratitude. I spend time in nature and feel how connected I am to the earth and the seasons. I feel humble and thankful.

Affirmation: I am grateful.

What our students are saying

The RAFA yoga sessions have been great for my posture and mindfulness.

 The classes are relaxing and help me reset for the week ahead.
Thank you Mary!  I will be booking in my next class again!  

Lisa (Sunday Stretch and Flow - 6th Feb 22 - Silver Member) 

Thank you for my individual session. It was very good, I was able to see where I need to put more attention and adjust the exercises to my personal needs, it was really very helpful.

Lidia (1-1 Individual In Person Session - Jan 22 - Gold Member) 

Mary gave a great yoga session at R.A.F.A today. R.A.F.A is a comfortable, airy venue for the much needed stretch and flow after the festive feasting. I can start my week with positivity and a good sense of well-being from the yogic breathing, stretch and affirmation. Looking forward to rejuvenating my body and soul next Sunday. 

Maria (Sunday Stretch and Flow - 9th Jan 22 - Gold Member) 

Thank you so much Mary for visiting our club.  We all enjoyed your Dru Yoga demonstration and hopefully will continue with what you showed us!

Eastbrook Ladies Group (Visit Sept 21)