During the coronavirus pandemic most teachers have suspended classes, as the individualised and specialised course content is not easy to teach ‘virtually’.  Most will be taking BOOKINGS FOR FUTURE COURSES, so you can contact them to be put on the Wait-List for information and dates.  (A few might be teaching virtual 1-1s.)  Please consider purchasing our Relaxations Album digital download now (‘Health of the Nation’ offer of £5 for the 4 tracks) and check back again regarding possible Simple Yoga for Back-Pain-Relief video.

Search for a Teacher (by county, town)

There are over 200 teachers in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales (and a few other countries, e.g. France). Can’t find a local teacher- Check neighbouring counties/towns (counties are listed alphabetically under Sussex, Yorkshire etc.). Work in the Public Sector/NHS?- Contact [email protected] – our NHS/Public Sector Project Manager can help co-ordinate setting up courses and finding teachers.

Click to see the important notes on how to find a teacher (scroll down below this table).

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BedfordshireLangfordNeelam Rajani[email protected]2017
BedfordshireNorthillFreda Dodsworth[email protected]2017
BristolBristolSara-Jo Cameron[email protected]2015
BuckinghamshireAmersham, CheshamBarbara Dancer[email protected]2013
BuckinghamshireBrillSue Garrett[email protected]2017
BuckinghamshireBurnhamLynda Lucas[email protected]2015
CambridgeshireCambridgeDeborah Hempstead[email protected]2013
Jersey, Channel IslandsSt. SaviourLisa McCabe[email protected]2015
CheshireChesterAlyson Reeves[email protected]2019
CheshireChester & North WalesEileen McCann[email protected]07813 534 495 2007
CheshireFrodshamJoanne Gelling[email protected]2016
CheshireNantwichMandy Wheatley[email protected]2019
CornwallPenryn, Truro, FalmouthAlison Trewhela[email protected]www.yogaforbacks.co.uk 01872 8656752006 Research (Uni.York) Team Lead. Designer of the YHLB yoga programme and author of book.
CornwallFalmouthAmanda Brown[email protected]Tel: 01326 3187762007
CornwallTruro, ChacewaterRuth Sandall[email protected]2014
CornwallLauncestonEmma White[email protected]2012
CornwallBodmin, WadebridgeAmanda Ridgewell[email protected]2012
CornwallNewquaySue Thornton[email protected]2014
CornwallPerranporthDr. Anna Huette[email protected]2016
CornwallSt. Austell, TruroJulie Kingston-Dalford[email protected]2018
CornwallWadebridge, NewquayAnnie Kelly[email protected]2017
CumbriaBarrow-in-FurnessPolly Warnock[email protected]2013
CumbriaBarrow-in-FurnessDebbie Friend[email protected] 01229 4742382012
CumbriaCockermouth and WhitehavenLinda Allam[email protected]01697 3232862012
CumbriaPenrithJackie Watts[email protected]2012
CumbriaPenrithGill Hunter[email protected]Tel: 01768 879294. Mobile: 07788 4613562013
CumbriaApplebyJo Chapman[email protected]2015
DerbyshireChesterfield and MansfieldSally Kennedy[email protected]2018
DerbyshireCrich and NottinghamRachel Jennings[email protected]2012
DerbyshireHartshorn and Leics. Coalville, and Lincs.Sandra Da Silva[email protected]2014
DevonTavistock, Okehampton, NW Plymouth, ExeterSonja Armstrong[email protected]Tel: 01822 6108052012
DevonAshburton, Exeter, ChagfordChristine Willis[email protected]2013
DevonExeter and ExmouthJanet Hockley[email protected]2014
DevonNewton AbbottKathy North[email protected]2013
DevonKingsteigntonMary Neal[email protected]2013
DevonOkehamptonSarah Hale[email protected]2018
DevonTotnes, Newton AbbottClaire Parker[email protected]2014
DorsetBridportNadiya Wynn[email protected]2019
DorsetBridportLesley Wilson[email protected]2019
DorsetPooleLouise Trew[email protected]2019
EssexClacton-on-SeaVania Theocharides-Brown[email protected]2014
EssexDunmow and Herts, Bishops StortfordClaire Wainwright[email protected]2013
EssexGreat OakleyGaye Gorman[email protected]2014
EssexLeigh-on-Sea, SouthendKeeley Beech[email protected]2018
EssexStanstedDina McDonald[email protected]2017
EssexEssexLynda Lucas[email protected]2015
EssexWivenhoeLynne Stephenson[email protected]2017
GloucestershireGloucesterJohn Ferrabee[email protected]Tel: 01242 2223562007
GloucestershireNailsworthSue Matthews[email protected]2020
GloucestershirePainswickKim Brockett[email protected]Tel: 07973 5045932013
GloucestershireStroudFrankie Duggan[email protected]2016
HampshireBrockenhurst, New ForestRuth Bush[email protected]2015
HampshireStockbridgeTamsin Kelly[email protected]2016
HampshireRingwoodJon Dixon[email protected]2019
HampshireWinchesterRebecca James[email protected]2016
HampshireHavantSanjay Patel[email protected]2014
HerefordshireLedburyAlison Skinner[email protected]2020
HerefordshireHerefordshire and S. Shropshire, LeominsterJane McLean[email protected]2013
HertfordshireAmersham, CheshamBarbara Dancer[email protected]2013
HertfordshireBerkhamstedJane Gilbert[email protected]2013
HertfordshireBricket Wood, WatfordJo Lankester[email protected]2020
HertfordshireHitchenIdunn Rodziewicz[email protected]2017
HertfordshireKnebworthJulia Lawrence[email protected]2013
HertfordshireRickmansworthDeena Solanki[email protected]2020
HertfordshireWatfordMala Gupta[email protected]2017
HertfordshireWatford and RickmansworthPat Dyson[email protected]2014
HullHull & East RidingsDeanna Sloan[email protected]2013
KentBromley, also Herts, WatfordPat Dyson[email protected]2014
KentCanterbury and SandwichSusan Jeffery[email protected]2019
KentCranbrookCharlie Hartley[email protected]2016
KentDartford, SevenoaksSusannah McCarthy[email protected]07432 6033212012
KentEdenbridgeLina Newstead[email protected]2015
KentTonbridgeLeila Madar[email protected]2014
LancashireBlackpoolSharon Jennings[email protected]2014
LancashireLancaster, Morecambe, PrestonKaren Holroyd[email protected]Tel. 01524 416919 Mobile: 07932175443 2013
LeicestershireLoughboroughLaura Sharpe[email protected]2014
LeicestershireMelton MowbrayKaren Hamilton[email protected]2019
LeicestershireMelton Mowbray, Waltham-on-the-Wolds, OakhamHelen Spencer[email protected]2018
LincolnshireEpworth, N. LincolnshireAnita Robinson[email protected]2013
LincolnshireLincolnshire NE, GrimsbyCarol Hawkins[email protected]2013
Lincolnshire LincolnshireHeather Redwin[email protected]2015
LincolnshireLincolnSue Rook[email protected]2015
LincolnshireLouthSarah Hudson[email protected]2018
London LONDON TEAM Co-Ordinator Healthy London Partnership projectBarbara Dancer[email protected]2013
LondonEast London, WalthamstowArlene Dunkley-Wood[email protected]2013
LondonNorth LondonJulia Moore[email protected]2014
LondonCityBarbara Dancer[email protected]2013
LondonCity, Kensington and East London.Charlie Taylor-Rugman[email protected]2014
LondonNorth LondonMaggie Guy[email protected]2017
LondonGreenwich, Greater London, SE LondonTina Stallard[email protected]2019
LondonWest London, ChiswickBene Spoelders[email protected]2020
LondonWest London, Twickenham, RichmondAnn Reilly[email protected]2014
LondonSouth East London and Bromley KentPat Dyson[email protected]2014
ManchesterManchesterJanis Thompson[email protected]2013
MerseysideLiverpoolPhilippa Bellis[email protected]2013
MerseysideLiverpoolCarole Griffith[email protected]2015
MerseysideWirral, West KirbyKate Knowles[email protected]2013
MerseysideWirral, WallaseyAnn Simmonett[email protected]2013
NorfolkAnne Mercer[email protected]2017
NorfolkNorwichJackie Jones[email protected]2013
NorfolkNorwichKerry Radley[email protected]2013
NorthumberlandHaltwhistle (also Tyne & Wear, Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Glynis Johnston[email protected]07989 7378652012
NottinghamshireMansfieldSally Kennedy[email protected]2018
NottinghamshireHucknallAlison Columbine[email protected]2017
NottinghamshireNottinghamAlexandra Thompson[email protected]2015
OxfordshireBicesterElaine Whittaker[email protected] 07917 4532242014
ShropshireLudlowGwyn Richards[email protected]2020
ShropshireSouth Shropshire and HerefordshireJane McLean[email protected]2013
ShropshireBridgnorthJenny Scott[email protected]2018
SomersetWeston-Super-MareAdrienne Fouracre[email protected]2014
SomersetBridgwaterShelagh Gotto[email protected]2014
SomersetShepton MallettJo Webb[email protected]2014
SomersetEvercreech, nr. Shepton MallettBarbara Saunders[email protected]Tel: 01749 8312832014
StaffordshireBurton-on-TrentMonica Douglas-Clark[email protected]2018
StaffordshireStoke-on-TrentMaxine Thomas[email protected]2014
SuffolkIpswichCaroline Glason[email protected]2013
SuffolkIpswichSarah Moss[email protected]2019
SuffolkIpswichLouise Carpenter[email protected]2013
SuffolkNedging TyeWendy Woo-Lake[email protected]2014
SuffolkPakefieldDeborah Beaumont[email protected]2014
SuffolkSaxmundhamMandy Beaumont[email protected]Tel: 01728 648212 2014
SurreyEsherChristine Pitt[email protected]2014
SurreyEpsomEmanuela Williams[email protected]07533 102292 2014
SurreyLingfieldYvonne Chapman[email protected]2014
SurreyReigateSharon Warnock[email protected]2016
SurreyWalton-on-ThamesFaye Koe[email protected]
Sussex EastBattleDonna Sams[email protected]2015
Sussex EastEastbourneSue Davies[email protected]2017
Sussex EastHastingsLaura Knobloch[email protected]2017
Sussex EastHove, ShorehamDiana Dearle[email protected]2017
Sussex EastUckfieldPenny Fairclough[email protected]2017
Sussex EastWestfieldAnnie Cryar[email protected]2017
Sussex WestBognor RegisMargaret Simmons[email protected]2016
Sussex WestBognor RegisDominique Thacker[email protected] 2019
Tyne & WearGateshead, NewcastleSara Jobling[email protected]2014
Tyne & WearNewcastle-upon-TyneBeverley Prevatt Goldstein[email protected]2016
Tyne & WearNewcastle-upon-Tyne (also Northumberland)Glynis Johnston[email protected]07989 7378652012
Tyne & WearWhickhamChristine Evans[email protected]2016
WarwickshireRugbyLeigh McLellan[email protected]2016
WarwickshireWarwickAnne Mercer[email protected]2017
West MidlandsBirminghamElizabeth Duckworth[email protected]2014
West MidlandsBirminghamMonica Douglas Clark[email protected]2014
WiltshireChippenhamCaroline Carty[email protected]2014
WiltshireSalisburyMary Sansom[email protected]2019
WiltshireSalisburySusan Stephenson[email protected]2018
WorcestershireEveshamAston Colley[email protected]2019
WorcestershireWorcestershireJo Harper[email protected]2014
WorcestershireWorcesterMari Singleton[email protected]2015
Yorkshire EastHull & East RidingsDeanna Sloan[email protected]2013
Yorkshire NorthYorkAnna Semlyen[email protected]07891 989310 http://www.yogainyork.co.uk2007 Research (Uni.York) Trial Team and Co-Author of YHLB book
Yorkshire NorthYork and TholthorpeAngie Pearson[email protected]2016
Yorkshire NorthYork and Askham BryanRachel Hammond[email protected]2016
Yorkshire NorthPickeringShirley Gilroy[email protected] Tel: 01751 4772332012
Yorkshire NorthScarboroughPriya Venkatesh[email protected] 2019
Yorkshire SouthRotherhamSharada Rao[email protected]Tel: 07723 059364 2013
Yorkshire SouthSheffieldHelen Clay[email protected]2013
Yorkshire SouthSheffieldRebecca Allen[email protected]2017
Yorkshire WestNormanton (near Wakefield)Jacqui Jones[email protected]2014
Angus, ScotlandMontrose, AngusCheryl Lang[email protected]2015
Dumfries and Galloway, ScotlandLockerbie, DumfriesSusan Neal[email protected]2013
Fife, ScotlandDunfermline & Edinburgh (Midlothian)Clare Taylor[email protected]2015
Glasgow, ScotlandGlasgowLindsay Bunch[email protected]2016
Glasgow, ScotlandKirkintilloch, GlasgowLucine Techer[email protected]2014
Inverness, ScotlandFort WilliamCatherine Mitchell[email protected]2019
Midlothian, ScotlandMidlothian Michele Mooney[email protected]2020
Lothian East, ScotlandEast Lothian & North BerwickNicola Bourke[email protected]07766 1744622015
Lothian East, ScotlandEdinburghBijam/Jenni Connaughton[email protected]2014
Perth and Kinross, ScotlandLuncarty, Perth and KinrossRachel Mitchell[email protected]2014
Renfrewshire, ScotlandLochwinnoch, RenfrewshireKaren Keen[email protected]2014
Ceredigion, WalesAberystwyth, CeredigionLesley Wheatley[email protected]2013
Glamorgan South, WalesCardiffPadmasimha[email protected]2018
Gwent, WalesCaerleon near NewportSue Baynham-Evans[email protected]07894 7410412014
Ceredigion, WalesCeredigionLesley Dever[email protected]2017
Conwy, WalesRhos-on-Sea, Conwy (and Cheshire)Eileen McCann[email protected]07813 534 4952007 Trial Teacher
Flintshire, WalesMold, FlintshireKate Surry[email protected]2018
Glamorgan Mid, WalesAberdare, GlamorganGiulia Terrile[email protected]2015
Powys, WalesPowysKaty Jones[email protected]2013
Powys, WalesSwanseaJan Anthony[email protected]2013
County Antrim, Northern IrelandBelfast, NewtownabbeyMiriam Chambers[email protected]Tel: 07834 187551 2013
County Antrim, Northern IrelandBelfastGill Henderson[email protected]2018
County Tyrone,Northern IrelandDungannonMadeleine McBride[email protected]2014
County Clare, IrelandLahinchHelen Rich[email protected]2013
County Clare, IrelandKilfenoraSusie McNaughton[email protected]2018
County Dublin, IrelandDublinMarie Feirtear (hospital-based)[email protected]003538741765462015
County Kerry, IrelandKillarney, County KerryNita Desai[email protected]2018
County Kerry, IrelandTralee, County KerryMaeve Ferris[email protected]2020
County Wicklow, IrelandAshford, County WicklowAngelika Renger[email protected]2013
County Kilkenny, IrelandJenny Dillon[email protected]2019
Deux-Sevres (79), FranceHanc, Deux-SevresKate Plummer[email protected]2015
Paris, FranceParisAnn Moradian[email protected]2016
PortugalSue Williams[email protected]2014
LONDON TEAM Co-Ordinator Healthy London PartnershipLONDONBarbara Dancer[email protected]
How to Use this Table

Note: On a mobile, or tablet/ipad, you can swipe to scroll across (left/right) on the table to see more details for individual teachers.

There are 2 different ways of searching:
Method 1. Use 1st search box and click red button below labelled “County” for a ‘drop down’ list of counties.  Select a county to see list of local teachers.  (N.B. Multiple counties / countries can be selected, cumulatively.  As each county filter is selected, it will appear in a blue list below the red button. To remove a county “filter”, hover over that county, a line will appear over that county, then click to remove that county name.)
Method 2.  Use 2nd search box to search for town, city or teacher name.

Important Notes

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).

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

There are teachers in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, France and a few other countries (view the end of the Register of Teachers page).  To find a teacher, please contact several teachers individually for details of their next courses and/or to be put on the Wait-List for their next 12-class YHLB course.  Also check neighbouring counties/towns.  (N./S./E./W. counties will be listed alphabetically under Yorkshire, Sussex, etc.) 

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

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 apologise 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.

ALTERNATIVELY GO TO: YHLB Register Page – to find a full list of YHLB teachers listed alphabetically by county.
N.B. This also includes a ‘Trainee Section’ below the main qualified teacher register (those in training may also be teaching YHLB) and note that those in brackets are currently not teaching.


Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs Trifold Info Leaflet vSept2018

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.


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.