Classic Yoga


This class is taught by:

Jean Stafford

Fifteen years ago I signed up for my first ‘sweaty’ Ashtanga class in Covent Garden. Our teacher was also a talented dancer in the musical ‘Cats’ and he was a wonderful character. I found him inspiring and soon reaped the rewards of including asana practices in my life.

Nowadays, although I still enjoy Ashtanga I am inspired by Vinyasa Flow, which I am qualified to teach. I also love attending a variety of weekly asana classes, to keep my own practice fresh and exciting – whether it is a beginner, or advanced class. It never ceases to amaze me how each teacher offers their own unique teaching style!

Each class I teach uses dynamic and static postures to gently stretch and strengthen the body, and expand the mind. I encourage my students to trust in their bodies and break down more demanding asanas, using their breath as a guide. If the breath feels uncomfortable, we can pull back from a posture.

I like to create a light atmosphere in class so that all students feel welcome, whatever their experience level. Modifications are available so that everyone can explore the postures.

At the end of class we enjoy a well-deserved relaxation allowing students to soak up the benefits of their practice. Our intention is to leave our practice feeling positive about ourselves, fully restored with increased vitality and energy.

Bernard Deane-Armstrong

Bernard teaches Classic Sivananda yoga, which includes postures, breathwork, relaxation and meditation.

These Hatha Yoga classes are suitable for all students from total beginners to intermediate level.

Bernard has been practising yoga and meditation for over 10 years and has been a Yogaananda regular for most of that time.

He trained in Theatre Arts and dance using yoga to help keep him supple in body and mind.

Come join him on his journey into yoga.

Leon Deith

Leon teaches Classic yoga, this encompasses postures, breathwork, relaxation and meditation.

These Hatha Yoga classes encompass the 8 limbs of Yoga and are suitable for all students.

Leon Deith is one of the Centre Directors, has been practising yoga and meditation for over 30 years. He teaches Yoga classes, Meditation and life coaching and shares Satsang and Meditation at the Centre.

Leon is a Life Coach utilising the System of Soulwork , 'The Work' , Enneagrams and Non Violent communication to enable you to reach your goals and ambitions in life. Soul Work is derived from Hawaiian Huna and system coaching as taught by Martyn Carruthers. 'The Work' is the process of Self enquiry from Byron Katie.

I came into Yoga in the Mid 80s learning Transcendental Meditation, which ignited my interest in Eastern Philosophy. In 1986 I embarked on my first trip to India and started to learn about the great Indian Saints, discovering Ramana Maharishi through the books of Paul Brunton. Another book I read during that time was the Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, this book was to lay the foundation for my interest in Kriya Yoga and has been my daily Sadhana since 2007.

We offer the 11 month Kriya Preparation course at the centre taking students each November to Ananda Assisi to receive their Kriya. As well as Kriya Yoga I am an ardent student of Advaita Vedanta, and run weekly Living Consciously groups.

Also leading 4 retreats a year , 2 to India ( Rishikesh and Kerala) and 2 to Ananda Assisi in Italy


This is the classic yoga class, which consists of relaxation, postures, breathing and meditation. It follows the eight steps of Yoga and there is also a comprehensive 10 week course of Yoga offered at the centre, for those that want to deepen their understanding and experience.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon 20 Aug 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Jean Stafford
  • Wed 22 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Bernard Deane-Armstrong
  • Tue 28 Aug 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm with Leon Deith
  • Wed 29 Aug 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Bernard Deane-Armstrong
  • Mon 03 Sep 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Jean Stafford
  • Tue 04 Sep 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm with Leon Deith
  • Wed 05 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Bernard Deane-Armstrong
  • Mon 10 Sep 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Jean Stafford
  • Tue 11 Sep 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm with Leon Deith
  • Wed 12 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Bernard Deane-Armstrong
  • Mon 17 Sep 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm with Jean Stafford
  • Tue 18 Sep 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm with Leon Deith
  • Wed 19 Sep 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Bernard Deane-Armstrong