Kapotasana adjustment

Gentle yoga for Peri and Menopause with Elena Riu


Are you experiencing symptoms of Peri/Menopause? Are you looking to explore options and acquire tools to better manage this mighty powerful transition with more information and understanding and counteract the negative narrative around this natural stage in a woman’s life?
These sessions will aim to address stress and anxiety, fear and enable us to self-regulate within a supportive and safe environment.

Firstly- I wanted to say a belated thank you. SO MUCH. For an excellent workshop on perimenopause on the 12th. So much info, so many helpful thoughts and ideas- it was wonderful to be in a place with like-minded people and not feel completely 'arrrgh what's going on?!”
Participant, menopause First Aid Workshop 2022

Teacher: Elena
Time: Thursdays 9.30-10.45am
Dates: 4 sessions - May 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Price : £12 per session to drop in or £40 for all 4 sessions

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Yoga beginners/consolidation course

A course for yoga beginners and for those with some experience who have found it tough to maintain their yoga over the past two years of the pandemic. We will spend time on key yoga poses using our breath to support the movements. Over eight weeks our practice will build into a yoga flow for strength and balance, with relaxation to close the sessions.

Yola has been practising yoga for over 25 years. When a non-yoga friend commented “… and you still have to practice?!” she realised how much more she wanted to learn, and promptly enrolled for the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation course with Bram Williams in 2017. Following this, Yola completed a 300 hours Teacher Training course with Tara Fraser in 2022, and can’t wait to develop her yoga teaching skills and experience.

Teacher: Yola
Time: Thursdays 6.15-7.15pm
Dates:  to be arranged


Iyengar yoga course

5 week Iyengar yoga course with Julie de Senneville.  A general level class with basic classical yoga postures taught slowly and thoroughly with attention to detail.  Suitable for any level of experience and ability.  Join anytime during the course dates.

Teacher: Julie
Time: Wednesdays 9.40-11.10am
Dates: February 23rd - March 23rd
Price: £65 for 5 week course

BWY Foundation Courses and Teacher Training courses 

The 60-hour Foundation course is designed to explore yoga in more depth. It includes practical and theoretical work on asana, pranayama, concentration and meditation as well as topics such as the history of yoga and the different paths and schools of yoga as well as an introduction to basic yoga philosophy - the yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Hathayogapradipika and more.
This course is intended for students who would like to develop their knowledge of yoga further as well as for those wanting to train as teachers as it provides them with a good introduction to our Certificate and Diploma teaching courses.  

The longer Teacher Training courses involve a more in depth look at teaching techniques, lesson planning, anatomy, modifying and adapting postures for all needs, and teaching practice within the course.  

We are planning courses for 2021 beginning in the Spring.  Please email if you are interested.

BWY Foundation course level 1 with Federica Panichi 

BWY Foundation Course 60h accredited training

By taking this 60h accredited training course you can expect to broaden your knowledge and experience of yoga, either for your personal interest and study or as preparation for teacher training. Even if it is not a teaching qualification in its own right, the BWY Foundation Course is the standard entry requirement for the BWY Certificate and Diploma teacher training courses.
The minimum entry requirement for the Foundation training is two years’ experience of practising yoga in any style with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher. You may be asked to attend a class or a short informal interview prior to acceptance on to the course. 
In case social restrictions are still in place, we might be able to start the course online via Zoom.

Course Content
The course is roughly 50% practical (asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, mudra, kriya) and 50% theoretical (philosophy, history, anatomy, theory of energetic body, etc.). There is no compulsory homework, although further study for your own interest is advised and supported. And there is no test or exam! The aim is to broaden your own knowledge and experience of yoga and to consider in which areas you may like to develop your own practice in the future.
The course provides a comprehensive grounding in basic practical techniques taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins yoga. It is an ideal preparation for those who may wish to train as yoga teachers in the future, but it is equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.

The Teacher
Federica Panichi will be the main tutor, supported by experienced guest tutors. Freddie is an experienced BWY teacher and is also qualified as an assessor of trainee teachers. She is a part of the Yoga Junction team since 2007. Freddie is a student of Tara Fraser. She has been practising different styles of yoga mainly with tutors inspired by the teachings of Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar in particular. Her classes focus on flowing sequences of poses with attention to the coordination of breath and movement, proper body alignment and anatomical understanding, but do not follow one strict method or routine of postures; instead, they invite mindfulness and quality of awareness throughout. Freddie is a versatile teacher and teaches Hatha Yoga as well as Vinyasa-based classes, which vary according to group level, physical ability and fitness, and range from gentle to vigorous, from a beginner level to intermediate and more advanced. For further information, visit her website
Yoga Junction


Nigel (Yoga Junction’s director) - [email protected]
Freddie (course tutor) – [email protected] (exclusively for the course) and [email protected]

Dates and Price