Find a Qualified ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ Teacher

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Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute

The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute is accredited 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’.  The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute trained and continues to support the teachers listed on this ‘YHLB Institute Teacher Register’.  Yoga teachers listed on this page are trained (or training in) in the specific specialised evidence-based ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ programme.  They have already qualified in, and had considerable experience of, general yoga teaching before training in this more specific yoga via the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Teacher Training Course with the focus on lower back health. 

The very best way to learn how to help the health of your lower back is to attend a ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ course with a trained, qualified teacher, along with the book, practice handouts and Relaxations CD.  This once-off course will enable you to self-manage your back health for the long-term (for ever!?) with extra positive mental and physical health benefits.

We apologize if there is currently no teacher in your area.  We met our aim to have 200 trained in the UK by the end of 2012, and 300 trained by the end of 2013 and are continuing to build on demand, maintain standards and quality whilst supporting existing Institute teachers.  You could ask a few experienced yoga teachers in your area if they would be willing to train.

REGISTRATION & BOOKING FORM for YHLB  Once you have found a teacher nearby, you will need to fill out this Registration & Booking form and send it to your teacher.


Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Institute Teacher Register

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-register for courses, ideally at least a month before a course start-date, so please make contact to express your interest:-

a. Download, search and contact teachers through a Regional Team Page as shown at the top of the register if there is a relevant Team Page in your area

b. Search and contact teachers in the TRAINED AND QUALIFIED TEACHERS section below for teachers, listed by County (and Country)

c. 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.

YHLB Regional Team Pages Here –

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

South West YHLB TEAM PageDownload here YHLB Team South West Teacher Page for website 2017 ….. (Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire)

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


TRAINED AND QUALIFIED TEACHERS ON THE REGISTER – Please contact the teacher(s) nearest to you. 

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

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

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

(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], : 07711533084 (2013))

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 – [email protected] (2012))

Cornwall, Penzance. Judith Van Dop – [email protected] Tel: 01736 360880 (2007)

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

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

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

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

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 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 (formerly Walpole) – [email protected] (2014)

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

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

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 –  [email protected] (2013)

Essex, Dunmow (and Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire).  Claire Wainwright – (2013)

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

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

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, Bishops Stortford.  Mandy Beaumont – [email protected] 07921 582436 Courses to be taught by Linda Laver Sept 2016.  (2014)

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

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

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

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 and North Yorkshire. Karen Braddon – [email protected], 015242 61991 (2013))

Leicestershire, Hinckley. Jayne Hill – [email protected] Tel 01455 631497 (2013)

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

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

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

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

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 – [email protected] Tel: 020 7328 0898 (Trial teacher 2007))

(London. Jude Boardman – [email protected] Tel: 020 7272 6305 (Trial teacher 2007))

(London. Sharon Klaff – [email protected] Tel: 07799 626277 (2007))

(London. Diana Broad – [email protected] Tel: 020 7267 3230 (2007))

(London. Suzanne Cundy – [email protected] Tel: 0208 9545558 (2007))

(London. Patsy Sparksman – [email protected] Tel: 0208 455 6366 (Trial Teacher 2007))

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

(Manchester. John Aplin – [email protected] Tel: 0161 286 3453 (Trial Team – see below 2007))

(Manchester. Julie Royle – [email protected] Tel: 0161 4289964 (Trial Teacher 2007))

(Manchester (Greater), Bolton, Bury. Carole Burke – [email protected] Tel: 0161 797 3877 (see above 2007))

(Manchester. Shirin Marshall – 01751 432956 (2007))

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, Norwich. Jackie Jones – (2013)

Norfolk, Norwich. Kerry Radley – (2013)

Norfolk, Norwich.  Maria Widdrington – (2013)

Norfolk, Mattishall. Liz Bosworth – (2013)


NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Antrim, Belfast, Newtownabbey. Miriam Chambers – Tel: 07834 187551 (2013)

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Tyrone, Dunganon.  Madeleine McBride –  (2014)

Northumberland, Haltwhistle (also Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne). Glynis Johnston – 07989 737865 (2012)

Nottingham.   Alexandra Thompson – (2015)

Nottinghamshire, Kimberley.  Susanne Stanley –  (2017)

Nottinghamshire, Hucknall.  Alison Columbine –  (2017)

Oxfordshire, Bicester.  Elaine Whittaker –  07917 453224  (2014)

SCOTLAND, Angus.  Dorothy Wilson – (2014)

SCOTLAND, Angus.  Cheryl Lang –  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Dumfries and Galloway, Lockerbie, Dumfries. Susan Neal –  (2013)

SCOTLAND, Fife, Dunfermline.  Linda Gerletti –  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Fife, Dunfermline, Edinburgh.  Clare Taylor –  (2015)

SCOTLAND, East Lothian, Edinburgh.  Linda Forbes – (2014)

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

SCOTLAND, Edinburgh.  Bijam/Jenni Connaughton – (2014)

SCOTLAND, Glasgow, Kirkintilloch.  Lucine Techer –  (2014)

SCOTLAND, Perth and Kinross, Luncarty.  Rachel Mitchell – (2014)

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

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Aberfeldy.  Emma Burtles –  (2015)

SCOTLAND, Renfrewshire, Lochwinnoch.  Karen Keen –  (2014)

Shropshire and Herefordshire   Jane McLean – (2013)

Somerset, Weston-Super-Mare.  Adrienne Fouracre –  (2014)

Somerset,  Bath.   Angela Roberts – (2013)

Somerset, Bridgwater.  Shelagh Gotto –  (2014)

Somerset, Shepton Mallett.  Jo Webb –  (2014)

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


Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth. Angela Szczerba – Tel: 0780 9832082. (2012)

Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent.  Maxine Thomas –,  (2014)

Suffolk, Ipswich.   Louise Carpenter –  (2013)

Suffolk, Ipswich.  Caroline Glason – (2013)

Suffolk, Saxmundham.   Mandy Beaumont – 07921 582436  (2014)

Suffolk, Woodbridge.  Elly Lloyd – (2014)

Suffolk, Nedging Tye.  Wendy Woo-Lake –  (2014)

Suffolk, Pakefield.  Deborah Beaumont –  (2014)

Surrey, Esher.  Christine Pitt –  (2014)

Surrey, Epsom.  Emanuela Williams –  07533 102292 (2014)

Surrey, Reigate.  Sharon Warnock – (2016)

Surrey, Lingfield.  Yvonne Chapman –  (2014)

Sussex East,  Battle.   Donna Sams –  (2015)

Sussex East, Westfield.  Annie Cryar – (2017)

Sussex West, Bognor Regis.  Margaret Simmons – (2016)

Tyne & Wear, Gateshead, Newcastle.  Sara Jobling –  (2014)

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Beverley Prevatt Goldstein – (2016)

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

Tyne & Wear, Whickham.  Christine Evans –  (2016)

WALES, Aberystwyth. Sue Jones-Davies – (2013)

WALES, Aberystwyth.   Lesley Wheatley  – (2013)

WALES, Cardiff.   Louise McGrath  – (2013)

WALES, Cardiff.   Diana O’Reilly    – (2014)

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

WALES, Ceredigan.   Lesley Dever –  (2017)

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

WALES, Glamorgan,  Aberdare.   Giulia Terrile –  (2015)

WALES, Powys.  Catherine Genevie – (2013)

WALES, Powys.   Katy Jones  – (2013)

WALES, Powys, Swansea.   Jan Anthony   – (2013)

Warwickshire, Rugby.  Leigh McLellan –  (2016)

Warwickshire, Warwick.  Anne Mercer – (2017)

West Midlands, Birmingham.  Elizabeth Duckworth –  (2014)

West Midlands, Birmingham.  Monica Douglas –  (2014)

Wiltshire, Chippenham.  Caroline Carty –  (2014)

Wiltshire.  Sarah Stoner – (2013)

Worcestershire.   Jo Harper –  (2014)

Worcestershire, Worcester.  Mari Singleton –  (2015)

York. Anna Semlyen –  01904 654355 (Trial Team – see below 2007)

York. Angie Pearson – (2016)

York. Rachel Hammond –  (2016

(York. Jean Lavers – Tel: Tel: 01904 671695 (Trial Teacher 2007))

Yorkshire North, Pickering. Shirley Gilroy – Tel: 01751 477233 (2012)

Yorkshire North, Harrowgate. Rachel MacLennan-Jones – (2013)

Yorkshire South, Rotherham. Sharada Rao –, Tel: 07723 059364 (2013)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield. Helen Clay – (2013)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield.  Rebecca Allen –  (2017)

Yorkshire South, Sheffield.   Rachel Quinn – (2013)

Yorkshire West, Normanton.  Jacqui Jones –  (2014)

(Yorkshire West, York, Leeds. Helen Newman – Tel: 07773 457920 (Trial Teacher 2007))

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

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

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




BARBADOS.  Monica Douglas –


FRANCE, Milly, Normandy.    Heather Redwin  –  (2015)

FRANCE, Paris.  Ann Moradian –  (2016)




– Please contact them for a course near you.  Many are teaching this yoga now with mentor support.

BARBADOS.  Monica Douglas  –

Bedfordshire, Langford.   Neelam Rajani –

Berkshire, Bracknell.  Michaela Kennedy –

Bristol.  Em Sawday –

Bristol.   Eve Douglas –

Buckinghamshire, Brill.  Sue Garrett –

Buckinghamshire, Winslow.  Mona Baur  –

Buckinghamshire, Uxbridge.   Arun Gattani –

Buckinghamshire, Uxbridge.  Ehsan Shah –

Cambridgeshire, Balsham.  Margaret Shanks –

Cheshire, Wilmslow.   Audrey Youngman –

Cornwall, Newquay.  Aimee Stapleford –

Cornwall, St. Just, Penzance, St. Ives.    Julie Stone –

Cornwall, Lizard, Helston. Tanya Strike –

Cornwall,  Redruth.  Angelina Lambourn –

Cornwall, Perranporth.  Jock Orton –

Cornwall, St. Agnes.  Sharon O’Sullivan –

Co. Durham, Billingham.  Rachael Iddon –

Co. Durham, Consett. Jacqueline Gunnion –

Cumbria, Windermere.   Elaine Brown –

Cumbria, Barrow-in-Furness.   Debbie Friend –   01229 474238

Cumbria, and Carnforth (S. Lincs.).   Carol Thomas –

Derbyshire, Derby.   Karen Howard –

(Derbyshire, Bakewell.   Iris Pimm –

Derbyshire, Matlock.   Denise Ingman –

Derbyshire.   Pauline Nunn –

Derbyshire, Belper.   Beverley Lomax –

Derbyshire, Matlock.  Caron Jones –

Devon, Tiverton.  Jenny Kane –

Devon, Exeter.  Jennifer Heyworth –

Devon, South Brent.  Paula Jones –

Devon, Budleigh Salterton.  Jenny Wooler –

Devon, Plymouth.  Richard Pannell –

Devon, Totnes.  Mark Maunsell-Thomas –

Devon, Torquay.   Anita Robinson  –

(Devon, Wembury, Plymouth.   Dee Cammack  –

Dorset.    Anna Finch –

Dorset, Sherborn.  Judith Tinsley –

Durham.  Jacqueline Stevenson –

Essex, Stansted.  Dina McDonald – 

Essex, Colchester.   Catherine Le Tue –

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Keeley Beech –

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Amanda Turner –

Essex, Leigh-on-Sea.  Simon Headley –

Essex, Ipswich.  Adrienne Marriott –

Hampshire, Southampton.  Wai Chung –

Hampshire, Southampton.  Claudia Gray –

Hampshire, Ringwood.  Jon Dixon –

Herefordshire, Colwall.  Allison Maxwell –

Hertfordshire, Hitchen.  Idunn Rodziewicz –

Hertfordshire, Bushey.  Raksha Kukadia –

Hertfordshire, Ware.  Linda Laver –

Hertfordshire, Watford.  Elizabeth Eley –

Hertfordshire, Watford.  Jo Lankester –

Hertfordshire, Berkhamsted.  Penny Cronyn –

IRELAND, c. Kilkenny.  Jenny Dillon –

IRELAND, Dublin.   Margaret Cashman –  Telephone 01 882 8858 

IRELAND Dublin.  Greg Walsh

IRELAND, Dublin.  Marguerite Lyster –  00 353 87 9336896  

IRELAND, Co. Wicklow.   Cathy Whelan –  Tel: 012866111 or 012829668

IRELAND, Co. Leitrim.   Mary Hearn –

IRELAND, Sligo.   Siobhan Moran – 00353 872221119

IRELAND, Co. Cork.  Tania Murphy –

Kent, Bromley.  Sabine Smith –

Kent, Tunbridge Wells.   Jo Aldermann-

Kent, Whitstable.  Bernadette Fisher –

Kent, Ide Hill.  Jane Rossi –

Kent, Hythe.  Jayne Chalinor –

Lancashire, Rochdale.  Ellen Kay –

Lancashire.   Tricia Salmon – Tel: 01282 770192                  

Lancashire, Oldham.   Barbara Schofield –

Lancashire, Barrowford.  Shannon Riley-Gregson –

Lancashire, Lancaster.   Sue Garner –

Leeds.  Myka Ransom  –

Leicestershire, Leicester.  Tracy Fisher –

Leicestershire, Ashley.  Nicky Ramsden –

Lincolnshire, Horncastle.  Alison Bell –

Lincolnshire, Louth.  Sarah Hudson –

London Greater N., Harrow.  Romila Santosh –

London.   Alison Barty – 

London, North.  Mary Loftus –

London NW. David Tierney –

London N.  Ottillie Parfitt –

London North.  Sam Wood –

London North.  Amanda Owen –

London SE. Elizabeth Knott –

Merseyside, Liverpool. Lyn Williams –

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Paul Wooding –

Merseyside, Liverpool.   Angela McNeill –

Merseyside, Liverpool.  Berni Cross –

Merseyside, Wirral, Bebbington. Wendy Simmons –

Merseyside, Wirral.  Tracey Lloyd –

Middlesex, Stanmore.  Christine Overy –

Norfolk, Constable.  Elaine Smith –

Norfolk, Diss.   Pieternella Jarvie  –

Norfolk, Norwich.  Derek Smith –

Norfolk, Norwich.  Sheila Leeder  –

Norfolk, Norwich.  Barbara Ives –

(Norfolk, Norwich.  Jane Betts  –

Norfolk, Norwich.  Julie Chase  –

Norfolk, Swaffham.  Michael Balshaw –

Norfolk, Swaffham.   Camilla Balshaw –

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Down, Belfast.   Angela Beattie –, Tel: 07709523334 

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Arnagh.  Ann Traynor –,

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

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Tyrone, Coalisland.  Bernie Hanna –

NORTHERN IRELAND, Belfast.  Claire Ferry

NORTHERN IRELAND, Belfast.  Gill Henderson –

NORTHERN IRELAND, Magherafelt.  Anne Knocker –

NORTHERN IRELAND, Co. Down, Newry.  Attracta Brown –

Northumberland, Embleton.  Glynis Morgan –

Northumberland, Stocksfield. Caroline Grinsted –

Northumberland, Slayley.  Denise Bottomley –

North Yorkshire, Swinton.  Michele Pataillot –

North Yorkshire, Saltburn.  Lesley Wood –

North Yorkshire, Scarborough. Priya Venkatesh –

North Yorkshire, Scarborough.   Sarah Priestley –

North Yorkshire, Selby.  Elaine Blake –

Nottinghamshire, Sutton-in-Ashfield.  Diane Gravestock –

Oxfordshire, Hook Norton.   Lorraine Newman –

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Perth.  Clara Lynde –

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Crieff.  Jacquie Paterson –

SCOTLAND, Perthshire, Dunkeld.  Sue Atkinson –

SCOTLAND, Borders.  Carol Douglas –

SCOTLAND, Berwickshire.  Gill Gibbens –

SCOTLAND, Perthshire.  Cathy Swan –

SCOTLAND, Aberdeen and Perthshire.  Judy Cameron –

Shropshire, Newport.  Liz Hill –

Shropshire, Market Drayton.   Joyce Downing –

Shropshire, Bridgnorth.  Jenny Scott –

Somerset.    Amanda Dixey –

Somerset, Bath.  Philippa Forsey –

Somerset, Bath.  Mary Allan –

Somerset, Frome.  Miranda Falconer –

South Yorkshire, Doncaster.  Jenny FitzPatrick –

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Sheila Quairney –

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Maria Pittaway –

South Yorkshire, Rotherham.  Carol Piggott –

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.  Nicola Harpin –

South Yorkshire, Sheffield. Emma Rattenbury –

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.   Frances Homewood –

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.   Dominic Batten –

South Yorkshire, Sheffield.  Eric Wilkinson –

Suffolk, Ipswich, Framlington.  Barbara Winfield –  07990 997146

Suffolk, Newmarket.  Anne Atkinson –

Suffolk, Ipswich.  Manon Palmieri –

Surrey, Epsom. Louise Davies –

Surrey, Epsom. Liz Stephenson –

Surrey, Reigate.  Jo Gillibrand –

Surrey, Sidlow.  Jill Nash –

Surrey, Walton-on-Thames. Faye Koe –

Sussex East, Eastbourne.  Sue Davies –

Sussex East, Hove.  Diana Dearle –

Sussex East, Hastings.  Laura Knobloch –

Sussex East, Uckfield. Penny Fairclough –

Sussex West, Ashurst.  Nina Forbes –

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Sue Harding-Smith –

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Loraine Sweeney –

Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Anne Whitehead –

Tyne & Wear, Whitley Bay.  Thereza Webster –

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

WALES, Cardiff.  Padmasimha –

WALES, Cardiff.   Tori Lang –

WALES, Cardiff.   Diane Phelps  –

WALES, Cardiff.   Linda Barry –

WALES, Ceredigion.  Melanie Lavery –

WALES, Flintshire,  Mold.    Kate Surry –

WALES, Flintshire, Gwernymynydd.  Rachel Doward –

WALES, Glamorgan.   Janet Long –

WALES, Monmouthshire.  Viola Iken –

WALES, Porttalbot.   Ruth Howell –

WALES, Swansea.  Susie Johnston –

WALES, Swansea.    Helena Millar –

West Midlands, Birmingham.   Monica Douglas –

West Midlands and Worcestershire (Birmingham area).   Cath Yie

West Yorkshire, Pontefract.   Linda Frewin – 

Wiltshire, Marlborough.   Kate Wilde –

Wiltshire, Salisbury.  Mary Sansom –

Worcestershire, Evesham.  Elly Young –

Worcestershire, Evesham.  Aston Colley –

Worcestershire.   Anna Hughes –

Worcestershire, Worcester.  Angela Walton –

York.  Alison Perkins –

York.  Alexander Wales –



France, Paris.  Suzanne Ricketts –



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.

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. 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 N2

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

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