Find a Qualified ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ Teacher

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Teacher Register 

Yoga teachers listed on this page are already qualified and experienced yoga teachers who have additionally trained (or are training in) in the specific specialised evidence-based ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme.

The very best way to learn how to help the health of your lower back through the ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ (YHLB) programme is to attend the 12-class YHLB course taught by a trained and qualified YHLB teacher, along with the YHLB Resources Pack (book, practice sequences, hand-outs and Relaxation tracks).

This single course will empower you to self-manage your back comfort and health for the long-term (forever!?).  Expect to gain additional positive mental and physical health benefits.

The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs has been assessed and approved as a ‘British Wheel of Yoga’ (yoga governing body for Sport England and Sport & Recreation Alliance UK) Recognized Centre for excellence in training and standards’.  

Alison Trewhela (University of York lead yoga consultant and YHLB programme designer) continues to train teachers in the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs programme.  Teachers listed on this YHLB Teachers’ Register are self-employed.

We apologize if there is currently no teacher in your area.  We met our aim to have 300 trained in the UK by the end of 2013 and we are continuing to build on demand, maintain standards and quality whilst supporting existing teachers.  You could ask a few experienced yoga teachers in your area if they would be willing to train.

PLEASE NOTE – DISCLAIMER:-  In order to teach this yoga programme effectively and safely, the experienced yoga teachers who taught for the trial were fully trained in how to deliver the 12 class plans in this specialised ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ course. We take no responsibility for anyone trying to teach without having prior training in this programme nor for anyone following this yoga without being taught by someone specifically trained via the specialised ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ Teacher Training Course.  This yoga programme was designed for those with general ‘non-specific’ recurring/episodic/persistent low back pain.

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Trifold Info Leaflet vSept2018

To find a teacher, please contact them individually to ask to be put on the Wait-List for their next 12-week course.  

(Those in brackets are not currently teaching YHLB.)  

Please note – you will need to pre-book for courses, ideally at least a month or two before a course start-date, so please make contact early to express your interest.

Methods to find a Teacher:

  1. Coming soon – Interactive Map of UK Teachers (N.B. Trainee Teachers listed below will not show on this Map, but they may be teaching YHLB, so please Trainee section below)…. or
  2. Search and contact teachers in the TRAINED AND QUALIFIED TEACHERS ON YHLB REGISTER section below for teachers, listed by County (and Country, e.g. WALES) …. and/or
  3. Search and contact teachers in the TRAINEE YHLB TEACHERS section towards the bottom of the page for teachers, listed by County.  These are potentially looking for students to teach their first course under mentor support.
  4. Search and contact teachers through Regional Team Pages (shown directly below, at the top of the register if there is a relevant downloadable Team Page for your area)…. or

YHLB Regional Team Pages Here –

Click to view and download pages showing Teachers, Class Locations and Days.

CORNWALL TEAM Enquiries and Bookings – [email protected] YHLB Cornwall Teaching Team Courses 2018

North West YHLB TEAM Page – Download here YHLB Team North West Teacher Page for website….. (Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire, North Wales border)

South West YHLB TEAM PageDownload here YHLB-Team-South-West-Teacher-Page-for-website-2018  ….. (Avon, Cornwall (Team with central bookings), Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire)

Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

Teacher Register


Please contact the teacher(s) nearest to you.
(Those in brackets are not teaching currently.)

(Avon, Bath. Angela Roberts (2013))

Bedfordshire, Langford.   Neelam Rajani – [email protected]  (2017)

Bedfordshire, Northill.  Freda Dodsworth – [email protected]  (2017)

Bristol.  Sara-Jo Cameron – [email protected] or [email protected]  (2015)

Buckinghamshire, Amersham, Chesham. Barbara Dancer – [email protected] (2013)

Buckinghamshire, Brill. Sue Garrett – [email protected] (2017)

(Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes.  Pippa Fenton – [email protected] (2014))

Buckinghamshire.  Lynda Lucas – [email protected]  (2015)

Cambridge. Deborah Hempstead – [email protected] (2013)

CHANNEL ISLANDS, Jersey, St. Saviour. Lisa McCabe – [email protected]  (2015)

Cheshire, Stockport.  Sue Williams – [email protected]  (2014)

Cheshire, Chester (also North Wales). Eileen McCann – [email protected] Tel: 07813 534 495 (Trial Teacher 2007)

Cheshire, Frodsham. Joanne Gelling – [email protected]  (2016)

(Cheshire.   Annette Todd –  [email protected] (2013))

CORNWALL – handles enquiries and central bookings for its Cornwall Teaching Team through YHLB Cornwall Hub at [email protected]

Cornwall, Truro, Penryn, Falmouth. Alison Trewhela – [email protected] (Trial Team and Designer of the YHLB yoga programme. See below 2005)

Cornwall, Falmouth. Amanda Brown – [email protected], Tel: 01326 318776 (see 2007)

Cornwall, Truro, Chacewater.  Ruth Sandall – [email protected]  (2014)

(Cornwall, Falmouth, Mylor. Julie Taylor – [email protected], Tel: 01326 378112 (Trial teacher 2007))

(Cornwall, Penzance. Caroline Skajarowski  (2012))

(Cornwall, Penzance. Judith Van Dop (2007))

Cornwall, Launceston, Bodmin, Plymouth. Emma White – [email protected] (2012)

Cornwall, Bodmin, St. Austell, Wadebridge. Amanda Ridgewell – [email protected] (2012)

Cornwall, Newquay. Sue Thornton – [email protected]  (2014)

Cornwall, Perranporth.  Dr. Anna Huette – [email protected]  (2016)

Cornwall, St. Austell, Truro.  Julie Kingston-Dalford – [email protected]  (2018)

Cornwall, Wadebridge, Newquay.  Annie Kelly – [email protected]  (2017)

Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness.   Polly Warnock –  [email protected] (2013)

Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness. Debbie Friend – [email protected] 01229 474238 (2012)

Cumbria, Cockermouth and Whitehaven. Linda Allam – [email protected]  01697 323286  (2012)

Cumbria, Penrith. Jackie Watts – [email protected] (2012)

Cumbria, Penrith. Gill Hunter – [email protected] Telephone: 01768 879294. Mobile: 07788 461356 (2013)

Cumbria, Appleby.  Jo Chapman – [email protected] (2015)

Derbyshire, Chesterfield and Mansfield.  Sally Kennedy – [email protected]  (2018)

Derbyshire and Nottingham. Rachel Jennings – [email protected] (2012)

Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, Hartshorne.  Sandra Da Silva – [email protected]  (2014)

Devon, Tavistock, Okehampton, NW Plymouth, Exeter. Sonja Armstrong – [email protected] Tel: 01822 610805 (2012)

Devon, Ashburton, Exeter, Chagford. Christine Willis – [email protected] (2013)

Devon, Exeter.  Janet Hockley – [email protected]  (2014)

Devon, Newton Abbott, Exeter.  Kathy North – [email protected]  (2013)

Devon, Kingsteignton.  Mary Neal – [email protected]  (2013)

Devon, Okehampton.  Sarah Hale – [email protected]  (2018)

Devon, Totnes, Newton Abbott.  Claire Parker – [email protected]  (2014)

Devon, Totnes.  Guinevere Wearne – [email protected] (2015)

Essex, Clacton-on-Sea.  Vania Theocharides-Brown – [email protected]  (2014)

(Essex, Colchester.  Louise Fortunato  (2013))

Essex, Dunmow (and Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire).  Claire Wainwright – [email protected] (2013)

Essex, Great Oakley.  Gaye Gorman – [email protected]  (2014)

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Keeley Beech – [email protected]  (2018)

Essex, Saffron Walden. Deborah Armon-Jones – [email protected] (2013)

Essex, Stansted.  Dina McDonald – [email protected] (2017)

Essex.  Lynda Lucas – [email protected]  (2015)

Essex, Wivenhoe.  Lynne Stephenson – [email protected]   (2017)

Gloucestershire, Gloucester. John Ferrabee – [email protected] Tel: 01242 222356 (2007)

Gloucestershire, Cheltenham.  Kate Plummer – [email protected] (2015)

Gloucestershire, Painswick.   Kim Brockett –  [email protected] (2013)

Gloucestershire, Stroud.  Frankie Duggan – [email protected]  (2016)

Hampshire, Andover.  Tamsin Kelly – [email protected]  (2016)

Hampshire, Havant, Portsmouth.  Sanjay Patel – [email protected]   (2014)

Hampshire, New Forest.   Ruth Bush – [email protected]  (2015)

Hampshire, Southampton.  Sarah Stoner – [email protected] (2013)

Hampshire, Winchester.  Rebecca James – [email protected]  (2016)

Herefordshire (and S. Shropshire), Leominster.   Jane McLean –  [email protected]  (2013)

Hertfordshire, Amersham.  Barbara Dancer – [email protected] (2013)

Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted.  Jane Gilbert –  [email protected] (2013)

Hertfordshire, Hitchen. Idunn Rodziewicz – [email protected] (2017)

Hertfordshire, Knebworth.  Julia Lawrence – [email protected] (2013)

Hertfordshire, Watford.   Mala Gupta – [email protected]  (2017)

Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. Deanna Sloan – [email protected] (2013)

Kent, Bromley.  Pat Dyson – [email protected]  (2014)

Kent, Cranbrook.   Charlie Hartley – [email protected]  (2016)

Kent, Dartford, Sevenoaks. Susannah McCarthy – [email protected], 07432 603321 [email protected] (2012)

Kent, Edenbridge.  Lina Newstead – [email protected]  (2015)

Kent, Tonbridge.  Leila Madar – [email protected]  (2014)

IRELAND (N), Co. Antrim, Belfast, Newtownabbey. Miriam Chambers – [email protected] Tel: 07834 187551 (2013)

IRELAND (N), Belfast.  Gill Henderson – [email protected] (2018)

IRELAND (N), Co. Tyrone, Dungannon.  Madeleine McBride – [email protected]  (2014)

IRELAND. Co. Clare. Helen Rich – [email protected] (2013)

IRELAND, Dublin.   Marie Feirtear (hospital-based) –  [email protected],  00353874176546  (2015)

IRELAND, Co. Kerry.  Nita Desai – [email protected]  (2018)

IRELAND, Co. Wicklow, Ashford.   Angelika Renger –  [email protected] (2013)

Lancashire, Bury.   Sharon Jennings – [email protected]  (2014)

Lancashire, Lancaster, Morecambe, Preston. Karen Holroyd – [email protected] Tel. 01524 416919/ 07932175443

(Lancashire, Lancaster, North Yorkshire. Karen Braddon-  [email protected] (2013))

Leicestershire, Hinckley. Jayne Hill (2013)

Leicestershire, Loughborough.  Laura Sharpe – [email protected]  (2014)

Leicestershire, Melton Mowbray.  Helen Baker – [email protected]   (2018)

Lincolnshire NE, Grimsby.   Carol Hawkins –  [email protected] (2013)

Lincolnshire, Lincoln.  Sue Rook – [email protected] (2015)

Lincolnshire, Louth.  Sarah Hudson – [email protected]  (2018)

London, East, Walthamstow.  Arlene Dunkley-Wood – [email protected] (2013)

London North.  Sam Wood – [email protected]  (2016)

London, City, Kensington and East. Charlie Taylor-Rugman – [email protected]  (2014)

London, North.  Julia Moore – [email protected]  (2014)

London, North, Harrow, Middlesex. Lesley Isaacson – [email protected] Tel: 01895 639942 (Trial teacher 2007)

London North.  Maggie Guy – [email protected] (2017)

London, West, Twickenham, Richmond.  Ann Reilly – [email protected]  (2014)

London, South East, Bromley Kent.  Pat Dyson – [email protected]  (2014)

(London. Judy Lynn –  (Trial teacher 2007))

(London. Jude Boardman  (Trial teacher 2007))

(London. Sharon Klaff  (2007))

(London. Diana Broad (2007))

(London. Suzanne Cundy  (2007))

(London. Patsy Sparksman  (Trial Teacher 2007))

Manchester. Janis Thompson – [email protected]  (2013)

(Manchester. John Aplin – [email protected] (Trial Team – see below 2007))

(Manchester. Julie Royle  (Trial Teacher 2007))

(Manchester (Greater), Bolton, Bury. Carole Burke  (see below 2007))

(Manchester. Shirin Marshall)

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Rosemary Bennett – [email protected] (2013)

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Philippa Bellis – [email protected] (2013)

Merseyside, Liverpool.  Carole Griffith – [email protected]  (2015)

Merseyside, Wirral, West Kirby.  Kate Knowles – [email protected] (2013)

Merseyside, Wirral, Wallasey.   Ann Simmonett – [email protected]  (2013)

Norfolk.  Anne Mercer – [email protected] (2017)

Norfolk (North).  Elaine Smith – [email protected] (2018)

Norfolk, Norwich. Jackie Jones – [email protected] (2013)

Norfolk, Norwich. Kerry Radley – [email protected] (2013)

Norfolk, Norwich.  Maria Widdrington – [email protected] (2013)

Norfolk, Mattishall. Liz Bosworth – [email protected] (2013)


Northumberland, Haltwhistle (also Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Glynis Johnston – glyn[email protected] 07989 737865 (2012)

Nottingham.   Alexandra Thompson – [email protected] (2015)

Nottinghamshire, Kimberley.  Susanne Stanley – [email protected]  (2017)

Nottinghamshire, Hucknall.  Alison Columbine – [email protected]  (2017)

Oxfordshire, Bicester.  Elaine Whittaker – [email protected]  07917 453224  (2014)

(SCOTLAND, Angus.  Dorothy Wilson – [email protected] (2014))

SCOTLAND, Angus.  Cheryl Lang – [email protected]  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Dumfries and Galloway, Lockerbie, Dumfries. Susan Neal – [email protected]  (2013)

SCOTLAND, Fife, Dunfermline.  Linda Gerletti – [email protected]  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Fife, Dunfermline, Edinburgh.  Clare Taylor – [email protected]  (2015)

SCOTLAND, East Lothian, Edinburgh.  Linda Forbes – [email protected] (2014)

SCOTLAND.  East Lothian, North Berwick.  Nicola Bourke – [email protected]; Tel: 07766 174462  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Edinburgh.  Bijam/Jenni Connaughton – [email protected] (2014)

SCOTLAND, Glasgow.  Lindsay Bunch – [email protected]  (2016)

SCOTLAND, Glasgow, Kirkintilloch.  Lucine Techer  (2014)

SCOTLAND, Perth and Kinross, Luncarty.  Rachel Mitchell – [email protected] (2014)

(SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Crieff.  Patricia Ace  (2014))

(SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Aberfeldy.  Emma Burtles – [email protected]  (2015))

SCOTLAND, Renfrewshire, Lochwinnoch.  Karen Keen – [email protected]  (2014)

Shropshire and Herefordshire   Jane McLean –  [email protected] (2013)

Shropshire, Bridgnorth.  Jenny Scott – [email protected] (2018)

Somerset, Weston-Super-Mare.  Adrienne Fouracre – [email protected] (2014)

(Somerset,  Bath.   Angela Roberts – [email protected] (2013))

Somerset, Bridgwater.  Shelagh Gotto – [email protected]  (2014)

Somerset, Shepton Mallett.  Jo Webb – [email protected]  (2014)

Somerset,  Evercreech, nr. Shepton Mallett.  Barbara Saunders – [email protected], Tel: 01749 831283  (2014)


Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.  Maxine Thomas – [email protected],  (2014)

Suffolk, Ipswich.   Louise Carpenter –  [email protected]  (2013)

Suffolk, Ipswich.  Caroline Glason – [email protected] (2013)

Suffolk, Saxmundham.   Mandy Beaumont – [email protected] 07921 582436  (2014)

(Suffolk, Woodbridge.  Elly Lloyd (2014))

Suffolk, Nedging Tye.  Wendy Woo-Lake – [email protected]  (2014)

Suffolk, Pakefield.  Deborah Beaumont – [email protected]  (2014)

Surrey, Esher.  Christine Pitt – [email protected]  (2014)

Surrey, Epsom.  Emanuela Williams – [email protected]  07533 102292 (2014)

Surrey, Lingfield. Yvonne Chapman – [email protected] (2014)

Surrey, Reigate.  Sharon Warnock – [email protected] (2016)

Surrey, Walton-on-Thames. Faye Koe – [email protected]

Sussex East,  Battle.   Donna Sams – [email protected]  (2015)

Sussex East, Westfield.  Annie Cryar – [email protected] (2017)

Sussex East, Eastbourne. Sue Davies – [email protected] (2017)

Sussex East, Hastings. Laura Knobloch – [email protected] (2017)

Sussex East, Hove, Shoreham. Diana Dearle – [email protected] or [email protected]  (2017)

Sussex East, Uckfield. Penny Fairclough – [email protected] (2017)

Sussex West, Bognor Regis.  Margaret Simmons – [email protected] (2016)

Tyne & Wear, Gateshead, Newcastle.  Sara Jobling – [email protected]  (2014)

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Beverley Prevatt Goldstein – [email protected] (2016)

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (also Northumberland).  Glynis Johnston [email protected] 07989 737865 (2012)

Tyne & Wear, Whickham.  Christine Evans – [email protected]  (2016)

WALES, Aberystwyth. Sue Jones-Davies – [email protected] (2013)

WALES, Aberystwyth.   Lesley Wheatley  – [email protected] (2013)

WALES, Anglesey.  Angela Szczerba – [email protected] Tel: 0780 9832082. (2012)

WALES, Cardiff.  Padmasimha – [email protected] (2018)

WALES, Cardiff.   Louise McGrath  – [email protected] (2013)

WALES, Cardiff.   Diana O’Reilly    – [email protected] (2014)

WALES, Caerleon nr Newport.   Sue Baynham-Evans – [email protected]  07894 741041  (2014)

WALES, Ceredigan.   Lesley Dever – [email protected]  (2017)

WALES, Conwy Rhos-on-Sea (and Cheshire). Eileen McCann – [email protected] Tel: 07813 534 495 (Trial Teacher 2007)

WALES, Flintshire,  Mold.    Kate Surry – [email protected]  (2018)

WALES, Glamorgan,  Aberdare.   Giulia Terrile – [email protected]  (2015)

(WALES, Powys.  Catherine Genevie (2013))

WALES, Powys.   Katy Jones  – [email protected](2013)

WALES, Powys, Swansea.   Jan Anthony   – [email protected] (2013)

Warwickshire, Rugby.  Leigh McLellan – [email protected]  (2016)

Warwickshire, Warwick.  Anne Mercer – [email protected] (2017)

West Midlands, Birmingham.  Elizabeth Duckworth (2014)

West Midlands, Birmingham.  Monica Douglas – [email protected]  (2014)

Wiltshire, Chippenham.  Caroline Carty – [email protected]  (2014)

Wiltshire, Salisbury.  Susan Stephenson – [email protected]  (2018)

Wiltshire.  Sarah Stoner – [email protected] (2013)

Worcestershire.   Jo Harper – [email protected]  (2014)

Worcestershire, Worcester.  Mari Singleton – [email protected]  (2015)

York. Anna Semlyen – [email protected]  07891 989310 (Trial Team – see below 2007)

York. Angie Pearson – [email protected] (2016)

York. Rachel Hammond – [email protected]  (2016

(York. Jean Lavers (Trial Teacher 2007))

Yorkshire North, Pickering. Shirley Gilroy – [email protected] Tel: 01751 477233 (2012)

Yorkshire North, Harrowgate. Rachel MacLennan-Jones – [email protected] (2013)

Yorkshire South, Rotherham. Sharada Rao – [email protected], Tel: 07723 059364 (2013)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield. Helen Clay – [email protected] (2013)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield.  Rebecca Allen – [email protected]  (2017)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield.   Rachel Quinn – [email protected] (2013)

Yorkshire West, Normanton.  Jacqui Jones – [email protected]  (2014)

(Yorkshire West, York, Leeds. Helen Newman – [email protected] (Trial Teacher 2007))

(Yorkshire West, Leeds. Liz Stephenson-Payne (2013))

(Yorkshire West, Wakefield. Nicky Kendrick (2012))

(Yorkshire West, Huddersfield. Anita Smith (2013))




FRANCE, Milly, Normandy.    Heather Redwin  – [email protected]  (2015)

FRANCE, Paris.  Ann Moradian – [email protected]  (2016)



Please contact teachers below for a course near you.
Many are teaching this yoga now with mentor support.
(Those in brackets are not currently teaching the programme.)

Berkshire, Bracknell.  Michaela Kennedy – [email protected]

Bristol.  Em Sawday – [email protected]

Bristol.   Eve Douglas – [email protected]

Buckinghamshire, Winslow.  Mona Baur  – [email protected]

Buckinghamshire, Uxbridge.   Arun Gattani – [email protected]

Buckinghamshire, Uxbridge.  Ehsan Shah –  [email protected]

Cambridgeshire, Balsham.  Margaret Shanks – [email protected]

Cheshire, Wilmslow.   Audrey Youngman – [email protected]

Cheshire, Nantwich.  Mandy Wheatley – [email protected]

Cheshire, Chester.  Alyson Reeves – [email protected]

Cornwall, Newquay.  Aimee Stapleford – [email protected]

Cornwall, St. Just, Penzance, St. Ives.    Julie Stone –  [email protected]

Cornwall, Lizard, Helston. Tanya Strike – [email protected]

Cornwall, Mevagissey.  Linda Thorpe – [email protected]

Cornwall, Penzance.  Lucy Aldridge – [email protected]

Cornwall,  Redruth.  Angelina Lambourn – [email protected]

Cornwall, Perranporth.  Jock Orton

Cornwall, St. Agnes.  Sharon O’Sullivan – [email protected]

Co. Durham, Billingham.  Rachael Iddon – [email protected]

Co. Durham, Consett. Jacqueline Gunnion – [email protected]

Cumbria, Windermere.   Elaine Brown – [email protected]

Cumbria, and Carnforth (S. Lincs.).   Carol Thomas – [email protected]

Derbyshire, Derby.   Karen Howard – [email protected]

(Derbyshire, Bakewell.   Iris Pimm – [email protected]

Derbyshire, Matlock.   Denise Ingman – [email protected]

Derbyshire.   Pauline Nunn –  [email protected]

Derbyshire, Belper.   Beverley Lomax – [email protected]

Derbyshire, Matlock.  Caron Jones – [email protected]

Devon, Tiverton.  Jenny Kane – [email protected]

Devon, Exeter.  Jennifer Heyworth – [email protected]

Devon, Ivybridge.  Kate Leeke-Price – [email protected]

Devon, South Brent.  Paula Jones – [email protected]

Devon, Budleigh Salterton.  Jenny Wooler –  [email protected]

Devon, Plymouth.  Richard Pannell – [email protected]

Devon, Totnes.  Mark Maunsell-Thomas – [email protected]

Devon, Torquay.   Anita Robinson  – [email protected]

(Devon, Wembury, Plymouth.   Dee Cammack)

(Dorset.    Anna Finch)

Dorset, Sherborn.  Judith Tinsley

Durham.  Jacqueline Stevenson – [email protected]

Essex, Colchester.   Catherine Le Tue –  [email protected]

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Amanda Turner – [email protected]

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Simon Headley – [email protected]

Essex, Ipswich.  Adrienne Marriott – [email protected]

Hampshire, Southampton.  Wai Chung – [email protected]

Hampshire, Southampton.  Claudia Gray – [email protected]

Hampshire, Ringwood.  Jon Dixon – [email protected]

Hampshire, Basingstoke / Spain.  Patricia Lopez – [email protected]

Herefordshire, Colwall.  Allison Maxwell – [email protected]

Herefordshire, Ludlow.  Gwyn Richards – [email protected]

Hertfordshire, Bushey.  Raksha Kukadia – [email protected]

Hertfordshire, Ware.  Linda Laver – [email protected]

Hertfordshire, Watford.  Elizabeth Eley – [email protected]

Hertfordshire, Watford.  Jo Lankester – [email protected]

Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted.  Penny Cronyn – [email protected]

IRELAND, Co. Kilkenny.  Jenny Dillon – [email protected]

IRELAND, C0. Clare.  Susie McNaughton – [email protected]

IRELAND, Dublin.   Margaret Cashman –  [email protected]  

IRELAND Dublin.  Greg Walsh –  [email protected]

IRELAND, Dublin.  Marguerite Lyster – [email protected]  

IRELAND, Co. Wicklow.   Cathy Whelan 

IRELAND, Co. Leitrim.   Mary Hearn – [email protected]

IRELAND, Sligo.   Siobhan Moran – [email protected]

(IRELAND, Co. Cork.  Tania Murphy)

Kent, Bromley.  Sabine Smith – [email protected]

Kent, Tunbridge Wells.   Jo Aldermann-  [email protected]

Kent, Whitstable.  Bernadette Fisher – [email protected]

Kent, Ide Hill.  Jane Rossi – [email protected]

Kent, Hythe.  Jayne Chalinor – [email protected]

Lancashire, Rochdale.  Ellen Kay – [email protected]

Lancashire.   Tricia Salmon – Tel: 01282 770192                  

Lancashire, Oldham.   Barbara Schofield – [email protected]

Lancashire, Barrowford.  Shannon Riley-Gregson – [email protected]

Lancashire, Lancaster.   Sue Garner – [email protected]

Lancashire, Preston.  Joanne Parkinson – [email protected]

Lancashire, Southport.  Stephen Evered – [email protected]

Leeds.  Myka Ransom  – [email protected]

Leicestershire, Leicester.  Tracy Fisher – [email protected]

Leicestershire, Ashley.  Nicky Ramsden – [email protected]

Lincolnshire, Horncastle.  Alison Bell – [email protected]

London Greater N., Harrow.  Romila Santosh – [email protected]

London.   Alison Barty – [email protected] 

London, North.  Mary Loftus – [email protected]

London NW. David Tierney – [email protected]

(London N.  Ottillie Parfitt)

London North.  Amanda Owen – [email protected]

London SE. Elizabeth Knott – [email protected]

Merseyside, Liverpool. Lyn Williams – [email protected]

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Paul Wooding – [email protected]

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Angela McNeill – [email protected]

Merseyside, Liverpool.  Berni Cross – [email protected]

Merseyside, Wirral, Bebbington. Wendy Simmons – [email protected]

Merseyside, Wirral.  Tracey Lloyd – [email protected]

Merseyside, Wirral, Wallasey.  Sarah Peter – [email protected]

Merseyside, Wirral, West Kirby.  Paul Smith – [email protected]

Merseyside, Wirral, West Kirby.  Stephen Smith – [email protected]

Middlesex, Stanmore.  Christine Overy – [email protected]

Norfolk, Diss.   Pieternella Jarvie  – [email protected]

(Norfolk, Norwich.  Derek Smith)

Norfolk, Norwich.  Sheila Leeder  –  [email protected]

Norfolk, Norwich.  Barbara Ives

(Norfolk, Norwich.  Jane Betts)

Norfolk, Norwich.  Julie Chase  –  [email protected]

(Norfolk, Swaffham.  Michael Balshaw)

(Norfolk, Swaffham.   Camilla Balshaw)

(NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Down, Belfast.   Angela Beattie)

(NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Arnagh.  Ann Traynor)

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Antrim, Broughshane.   Margaret Gunn-King –  Tel: 028 25861202

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Tyrone, Coalisland. Berni Hanna

NORTHERN IRELAND, Belfast.  Claire Ferry

NORTHERN IRELAND, Magherafelt.  Anne Knocker – [email protected]

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Down, Newry.  Attracta Brown – [email protected]

Northumberland, Embleton.  Glynis Morgan – [email protected]

Northumberland, Stocksfield. Caroline Grinsted

Northumberland, Slayley.  Denise Bottomley

North Yorkshire, Swinton.  Michele Pataillot – [email protected]

North Yorkshire, Saltburn.  Lesley Wood – [email protected]

North Yorkshire, Scarborough. Priya Venkatesh – [email protected]

North Yorkshire, Scarborough.   Sarah Priestley – [email protected]

North Yorkshire, Selby.  Elaine Blake – [email protected]

Nottinghamshire, Sutton-in-Ashfield.  Diane Gravestock – [email protected]

Oxfordshire, Hook Norton.   Lorraine Newman –   [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Glasgow.  Lindsay McNab – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Perth.  Clara Lynde – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Crieff.  Jacquie Paterson – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Dunkeld.  Sue Atkinson – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Borders.  Carol Douglas – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Berwickshire.  Gill Gibbens – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Perthshire.  Cathy Swan – [email protected]

SCOTLAND, Aberdeen and Perthshire.  Judy Cameron – [email protected]

Shropshire, Newport.  Liz Hill – [email protected]

Shropshire, Market Drayton.   Joyce Downing – [email protected]

Shropshire, Shrewsbury.  Judy Brenan – [email protected]

Shropshire, Shrewsbury.  Faith Page – [email protected]

Shropshire, Telford.  Janet Evans – [email protected]

Shropshire, Shrewsbury.  Lis Wharton – [email protected]

(Somerset.    Amanda Dixey)

Somerset, Bath.  Philippa Forsey – [email protected]

(Somerset, Bath.  Mary Allan)

Somerset, Frome.  Miranda Falconer – [email protected]

South Yorkshire, Doncaster.  Jenny FitzPatrick – [email protected]

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Sheila Quairney – [email protected]

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Maria Pittaway – [email protected]

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Carol Piggott – [email protected]

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.  Nicola Harpin – [email protected]

(South Yorkshire, Sheffield. Emma Rattenbury)

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.   Frances Homewood – [email protected]

(South Yorkshire, Sheffield.   Dominic Batten)

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.  Eric Wilkinson – [email protected]

Staffordshire, Burton-upon-Trent.   Monica Douglas –  [email protected]

Suffolk, Ipswich, Framlington.  Barbara Winfield –  [email protected]

Suffolk, Newmarket.  Anne Atkinson – [email protected]

Suffolk, Ipswich.  Manon Palmieri – [email protected]

Surrey, Epsom. Louise Davies – [email protected]

Surrey, Epsom. Liz Stephenson – [email protected]

Surrey, Reigate.  Jo Gillibrand – [email protected]

Surrey, Sidlow.  Jill Nash – [email protected]

Sussex West, Ashurst.  Nina Forbes – [email protected]

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sue Harding-Smith – [email protected]

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Loraine Sweeney – [email protected]

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Anne Whitehead – [email protected]

(Tyne & Wear, Whitley Bay.  Thereza Webster)

(Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.   Caroline Howson)

WALES, Cardiff.   Tori Lang – [email protected]

WALES, Cardiff.   Diane Phelps  – [email protected]

WALES, Cardiff.   Linda Barry – [email protected]

WALES, Ceredigion.  Melanie Lavery – [email protected]

WALES, Flintshire, Gwernymynydd.  Rachel Doward – [email protected]

WALES, Flintshire.  Ruth McLean – [email protected]

(WALES, Glamorgan.   Janet Long)

WALES, Monmouthshire.  Viola Iken –    [email protected]

WALES, Porttalbot.   Ruth Howell – [email protected]

WALES, Swansea.  Susie Johnston – [email protected]

WALES, Swansea.    Helena Millar – [email protected]

West Midlands and Worcestershire (Birmingham area).   Cath Yie

West Yorkshire, Pontefract.   Linda Frewin – [email protected] 

Wiltshire, Marlborough.   Kate Wilde – [email protected]

Wiltshire, Salisbury.  Mary Sansom – [email protected]

Worcestershire, Evesham.  Elly Young – [email protected]

Worcestershire, Evesham.  Aston Colley – [email protected]

Worcestershire.   Anna Hughes – [email protected]

Worcestershire, Worcester.  Angela Walton – [email protected]

(York.  Alison Perkins)

(York.  Alexander Wales – [email protected])



France, Paris.  Suzanne Ricketts – [email protected]



There are other teachers currently training.

Many of those who have trained and taught at least two courses are now also attending Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training days.


2007 – the original 20 trial team yoga teachers

Alison Trewhela YOGA PROGRAMME DESIGNER, TRIAL TEACHER TRAINER & YOGA TEACHER ON TRIAL TEAM IYA(UK) Teaching since 1982.  Certificated Jun.Int.III 1997. Fribourg (Switzerland), Truro, Falmouth and other areas on demand.  In 2007 Alison trained teachers (20 in all, including herself – 10 Iyengar Yoga teachers and 10 British Wheel of Yoga teachers) in the yoga programme for The University of York’s research trial.     Author of the original (and the edited) trial Students’ and Teachers’ Manuals.  Compiled, and features on, the trial’s YHLB Relaxations CD.  Considerable experience of teaching small group courses to people with low back conditions on Better Back Courses since 1992.  Senior Practitioner – British Register of Complementary Practitioners (SBRCP – Yoga)) and member of the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine. [email protected]

Anna Semlyen YOGA TEACHER ON RESEARCH TRIAL TEAM BWY Dip (1999), York. Specialist Advisor to the British Wheel of Yoga on back care and therapeutic research. Steering Committee member for the University of York’s research trial. Co-author of Students’ and Teachers’ Manuals. Features on the Relaxations CD.  Accredited to run one day In Service Training (IST) continuing professional developent (CPD) courses on ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ by the British Wheel of Yoga. [email protected] 01904 654355

John Aplin YOGA TEACHER ON TRIAL TEAM IYA (UK) Certificated Jun.Int.III.  General classes at St Mary’s Hospital Manchester

Jude Boardman BWY Dip., Classes in Islington, London

Diana Broad BWY Dip., Classes in Camden, London

Amanda Brown BWY and IYA(UK) Certificated Jun.Int.I, Cornwall

Carol Burke BWY Dip., Classes in Bolton and Bury

Suzanne Cundy BWY Dip., London

John Ferrabee IYA(UK) Certificated to Jun.Int.III. Gloucester

Lesley Isaacson BWY Dip.(Education Chair). Classes in Eastcote., Harrow, Middlesex.

Sharon Klaff IYA(UK), Certificated Jun.lnt.III. Classes in East Finchley, London

Jean Lavers BWY Dip (past DCT), York

Judy Lynn IYA(UK) Certificated to Jun.Int.III. Classes in Central and West London  (including NW and SW)

Eileen McCann BWY Dip., Classes in Chester, Wirral and West Cheshire

Shirin Marshall IYA(UK) Certificated to Sen.Int.III.  near York

Helen Newman IYA(UK) Certificated to Jun.Int.III. Classes near York and Leeds

Julie Royle IYA(UK) Certificated to Sen.Int.III. Classes in Manchester

Patsy Sparksman IYA(UK) Certificated to Jun.Int.III. Classes in East Finchley, London.

Julie Taylor BWY Dip (Viniyoga). Classes in Truro, Falmouth and Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Judith Van Dop IYA(UK). Certificated to Sen.Int.III. Classes in Newlyn and Penzance, Cornwall

Complaints:  Contact us via [email protected] if you have any reason to want to make a complaint about the conduct of any YHLB teacher.  Thank You.