Totnes Yoga Day - Saturday 23rd September 2023


The day of yoga is an inclusive and open day presenting different styles of Yoga led by vibrant & passionate local teachers.

"Yoga has been a constant support and joy to me over the years, and even when my confidence is low, I crawl to my mat. When I'm bouncy and vivacious, I delight in the calm of deep relaxation.

Old vices are no longer a draw, as I can find highs in my breathing and delight in the changes of my body as it moves through time. It is such a privilege to be in a human body, and to feel spontaneous delight and joy is one of the many facets that yoga lends us endlessly.

To be amongst others who have touched upon this expanse of bliss and are actively seeking to share it is one of the deepest and fulfilling realisations of this incredibly rich collective of yoga teachers, I encourage you to make the most of them!"


Yoga Day Time Table Move Forward

Room 1

Room 2

9.30 - 11.00

Vinyasa flow


Anusara yoga


11.15 - 12.45



Vinyassa flow


12:45 - 13:55

 --- Lunch --- 

14:00 - 15:00

Myth & Lore behind Asana


Sacred Chanting

Chloe Ceska

15:00 - 15:30

--- Break --- 

15:30 - 16:45

Gentle Yoga

Slow Flow, embodying mudra, Tarot & magik


16:45 - 17:00

--- Short break --- 

17:00 - 18:30

Restorative Acro Yoga

Natalie & Adam



19:30 - 20:30



Yoga Day Time Table Birdwood House

Room 1

9.30 - 10:30

Hatha Yoga


10:40 - 11:45

Anusara inspired


11:45 - 12:00

--- Short break --- 

12:00 - 13:00 



13:00 - 13:45

--- LUNCH ---

13:45 - 14:30

Talk Satya & Ahimsa.. truth & non- harm


14:40 - 15:40

Yin Yoga


15:40 - 16:00

--- Short break --- 

16:00 - 17:00

Scaravelli inspired


17:10 - 18:00

Yoga Nidra



Sound bathing


09:30 - 11:00 - Move Forward - Room 1

Jade - Insight Vinyasa

What is the potential of your body? What is the potential of your mind?

Leaving everything else aside, bring your mind present. From that place feel your way into reinhabiting your body, first in stillness and then in movement.
Together let's explore the potential of the body; stretching, holding, strengthening, balancing and ultimately, playing. Feel your grace as you flow with your breathe and observe your mind as you gently meet your body and boundaries.
Stay with your experience as we journey through the practice, reaching a physical peak (yang) and then cooling back down into stillness (yin) and shavasana with guided insight meditation.



09:30 - 11:00 - Move Forward - Room 2

Emma - Anusara

Anusara means to "flow with grace"

So, we begin by inviting a sense of ease and effortlessness. We will not insist on anything, rather turn towards our true, peaceful nature. The essence of who we are already that is innately well, whole and full of grace.

We will then move through a slow yet dynamic breathe-led flow to create space in the body-mind, mobilise the joints and build strength.

09:30 - 11:00 - Birdwood House

Katie - Hatha Yoga

Katie will be offering a Hatha style yoga session on 23rd September, bringing you many of the facets of this extraordinary science.
We will focus on breath, strength, flexibility, balance, mudra gestures, intention and rest.
She will Bring in some wisdom from the sages, from the friends of the collective, and her own personal practice, a light hearted session bringing us together with the dance of our wonderful lives.

11:15 -  12:45 - Move Forward Room 1

Natalie - Ashtanga

There are many series’ of ashtanga, but we will be working on series 1. This style of yoga includes standing, inverted, twisting, balancing poses, mantras, chanting, and controlled breathing. Linking the breath with the movement allows your body to become comfortable in each pose.
A dynamic series of poses, and transitions, we use the breath as a pause to absorb and deepen into each pose.

11:15 -  12:45 - Move Forward Room 2

Lara - dynamic vinyasa flow 

Lara will be teaching a 1.5/ 1 hour long dynamic vinyasa flow.

This class will include the perfect does of strength, balance and flexibility. We will warm the body wisely before exploring a different peak pose and closing with gentle relaxation. You are not expected to make anything happen, you are just encouraged to allow whatever wants to happen to unfold in its own time and rhythm. The main aim is to just bring home the present moment one breath at a time and have fun. Expect beautiful music to accompany the practice and to perhaps get a little sweaty.


11:15 -  12:45 - Birdwoodhouse

Gina - Hatha Fusion Flow

Letting go for Vitality!
Where Kundalini awakening meets Hatha Flow. Increasing power and vitality and bringing us into the here and now!
Join us for dynamic Hatha Flow class interweaved with powerful healing kriyas, energy medicine and sound technology. Ancient wisdom combined with modern science to conquer the ‘monkey mind’.
Warm welcome to all levels but expect to be playfully challenged to your edge. Expect to laugh, smile, sweat.

14:00 - 15:00 - Move Forward Room 1

Ione - Myth and Lore behind the Asana Practice

Myth and Lore behind the Asana Practice
After lunch come and listen to a/some legend/s about Ganesha, the elephant–headed Lord, with his good–natured and sagely way and full belly,
sitting on his under–sized vehicle, the mouse. What isn't there to love? There will be Myth, Mantra, Mudra. You are welcome!

14:00 - 15:00 - Move Forward Room 2

Chloe Ceska - Sacret Chanting

Coming back to the heart of who we are with mantra. In the love, strength and holding of the mantra circle we create space to deeply listen, and tune into the vibrations of our own hearts as we chant with the heart songs of others.

14:00 - 15:00 - Birdwood House

Pippa - Integrated yoga,Somatic, scaravelli inspired ...

Integrated yoga, Somatic, scaravelli inspired, elements of hatha yoga, Pippa brings you a beautiful mix of integrated yoga which takes you on a journey with her through your experience to witness the body, mind and breath connections .

15:30 - 16:45 - Move Forward Room 1

Joy Prater - Gentle Yoga

Each Gentle Yoga class will include postures and exercises that can be modified for each individual, depending on ability and familiarity with yoga. Joy's classes will usually be a mix of gentle dynamic exercises, longer held postures and deep relaxation.

15:30 - 16:45 - Move Forward Room 2

Libby - the Yin of the afternoon

A slow hip–opening, introspective practice based on the theme of the Hermit archetype in the Tarot.

A session in–keeping with the Yin of the afternoon, her class will also include a short dharma talk at the beginning with pranayama & mudra.

15:30 - 16:45 - Birdwood House

Helen Bodiley - Scaravelli inspired

My approach to Yoga is mainly influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli.
It is a practice which focuses on tapping into the inner intelligence of the body by gently cultivating a deep listening and greater awareness.
Working with movement and stillness, and also breath and gravity, I focus on helping to undo tensions and tightness in the yoga postures, so that students can begin to discover a freer more easeful understanding of their bodies and themselves.
This practice is nourishing, enlivening and relaxing, and is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience.

17:00 - 18:30 - Move Forward Room 2

Natalie & Adam -  Restorative Acro Yoga

Acro yoga is a mix of yoga asana acrobatics, partner or group movement and Thai massage. Acro Yoga holds the elements of Yoga such as, union, connecting with breath, looking after your mind and body.
Acro Yoga gives Yoga a chance to leave the ground to fly.

17:00 - 18:30 - Move Forward Room 2

Justin's Scaravelli-inspired class;

Coming to the practice both playfully and responsively, we can restore a deep fluidity to the body,
tuning to the soft, circular waves of breath, and feeling the deep pull of the ground from beneath.
Dropping down softly into ourselves,
we can enter into a lived intimacy with the actual present texture of our sensations.

17 - 18:30 - Birdwood House

Nidra/classical Hatha Yoga with Jane

A 40–minute practice at the end of all your stretching :)
Deep systematic relaxation, going within to the place where you and I disappear.
A brief overview of the Himalayan tradition practice, and time for a few Q & As too.