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About Yorkshire Yoga & Therapy Centre

Yorkshire Yoga was founded in 2005 to provide a welcoming and inclusive venue in which all of the community could experience the benefits of yoga. It became a charity a few years later.

We are an approved centre and training venue for the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). BWY is recognised by Sport England and The Sport and Recreation Alliance as the National Governing Body for Yoga in England.

The yoga centre provides group exercise classes taught by qualified instructors in Yoga, Pilates, Nordic Walking as well as well-being and natural stress relief techniques.  There is also the option of individual classes.

We believe that everyone should be able to participate in yoga, which is why we offer a range of classes suitable for different levels of ability and health.

The charitable aims include not only assisting in the treatment and care of adults and children of all ages suffering from physical and or mental disabilities, but also to research, develop and advance the study of yoga, related therapies or sport as a means of improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of the community.

You can support our charitable activity through our Local Giving page here…

Meet our Team…

Chris Cox

Chris joined Yorkshire Yoga as Centre Manager in the summer of 2018.  He has a background in community sports management and is passionate about bringing yoga to all in the North Yorkshire community.

Rachel Clark
Trustee and Tutor

Rachel is a Knaresborough resident who brings the charity in-depth knowledge of local communities and skills from a 20-year career in the NHS (both Primary and Secondary Care). Her work here included innovative, senior management and development roles in hospitals and GP practices.

Rachel cares passionately about health and well-being.  A past student of Pilates she now lives with chronic illness and uses yoga and mindfulness to improve her wellbeing. She is a student of mindfulness with the  Mindfulness Association.  Rachel joined the board in 2017 and brings a passion to see the centre thrive.

Monica Uden

Monica spent 40 years working in special education, the last 21 as a headteacher of three special schools. Since retiring she has run her own consultancy business advising special schools.

She has become involved with a number of charities and is the trustee of a national charity delivering research into children’s speech and language difficulties.  Monica is interested in health and fitness and has attended Yorkshire Yoga’s classes for many years.

Charles Dzvairo

Charles joined Yorkshire Yoga as a Trustee in the Winter of 2019.  His background is in Finance and Financial Accounting and he brings his dedication and conscientiousness to the Centre.

Lou Moore
Trustee and Instructor

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