15 April 2017

Marichyasana D position with Sharath Jois

In my humble opinion this is one of the hardest poses in the ashtanga yoga primary series.

14 April 2017

How to practise Yin Yoga

An introduction to Yin yoga with Bernie Clark. I personally need a yin yoga practice to balance my yang one.

06 April 2017

Free talk: Ageing healthily and happily for women




The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy will be holding a Free public talk titled "Ageing Healthily and Happily for Women" on Thursday 18th May, 7-9pm. There will be talks by nutritional therapist Fleur Borrelli and yoga teacher Claire Dobbs. Although the talk is aimed primarily at women, it is open to the general public. For more information, see below.

About the talk

Inflammation may be at the root of all chronic disease today. These include obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurodegeneration, allergies and autoimmune disease and even cancer. However, did you know that you can successfully mediate the majority of these through diet and lifestyle changes?

Come and join nutritional therapist and psychoneuroimmunologist Fleur Borrelli for this talk. She will show you how you can live a healthy and happy life full of vitality by making a few simple changes. These changes can be in the way you eat, drink, move and respond to your environment.

Also featuring in the talk is yoga teacher Claire Dobbs. She will be discussing ‘The Magic of Movement in 3rd Age’. Claire has a deep interest in menstrual health and menopause, focusing on finding the connection between breath, body, mind and movement. Her style is creative and compassionate and encourages every woman to listen to her body and heart.


This talk is free. However, booking is essential as spaces are limited. To reserve your place, you can book online or call us on 020 8789 3881.

May Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey

Stretch Workshop with Cherie Lathey

Saturday 6th May 2017 (2 - 3:30pm)

Are you looking to increase your flexibility? Then this stretch workshop is for you.
Many people, whether they are elite athletes or desk bound office workers, need to spend more time stretching to increase their range of motion. Lots of injuries and back problems can have their roots in tightness or in balance in the muscles or stiffness around the joints.

This workshop is loosely based on the Yin Yoga principle of holding stretches for 3 to 5 minutes, thus also stretching the fascia that surrounds the muscles.

This workshop is open to anyone as we will use props to help facilitate this deep stretching. There is no jumping around and the workshop is mostly floor based. Be prepared to take yourself out of your “normal” stretch comfort zone.

Cost and booking

This stretch workshop costs £25. To book your place, call us on 020 8789 3881 or visit the Yoga Mama online booking system.

April Restorative Yoga Workshop

Restorative Yoga Workshop with Diane King

Wednesday 26 April, 8 - 9:15pm

Are you looking to ease stress and fatigue? Perhaps you are recovering from injury or other health conditions? Or maybe you are just looking for a gentle yoga practice? If so, this restorative yoga workshop is for you!

Why not come and relax in a candlelit studio? Breathe and let go! This restorative yoga workshop with Diane is suitable for all levels of experience and flexibility. For those carrying an injury or any health conditions, Diane will assist you with pose modifications.

Cost and bookings

This restorative yoga workshop costs £20. You can book online, in person at reception, or by calling us on 020 8789 3881.

What is restorative yoga?

Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props  (such as eye bags, blankets, blocks and bolsters) helps you to maintain balance whilst stimulating and relaxing your body.

This type of yoga suitable for all. It is especially suitable for people returning to yoga practice after a spell away. It is also suitable for anyone working with injuries or health conditions. Restorative yoga allows individuals to switch off from the hectic pace of everyday life. Thus allowing them to tune into themselves.

About Diane King

Diane is a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher. She is also registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals (200 Level). She specialises in restorative, pregnancy, postnatal, baby and fertility yoga. Diane creates a balanced practice between dynamic and restorative poses, focusing on breath and alignment. This allows students to release tension from the mind and body. Her style of teaching is honest and open and she encourages students to find the humility and humour in themselves.

Class timetable April / May 2017

Below you will find the current timetable and prices for classes at Yoga Mama. This timetable comes into effect the week commencing 17th April 2017. Courses last for 7 weeks, unless otherwise stated.

To book your place on your chosen course, go to our live schedule and booking system. At present, online booking is not available once a course has started (except pregnancy classes). To check availability or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.

One-to-one Yoga, Fertility Yoga, Tai Chi, Reformer Pilates and mat Pilates classes are also available. Individual sessions are £65, with discounts available on block bookings. For more information or to book, call us on 020 8789 3881.

Timetable and Prices

Day Time Course Teacher Duration Cost
Mon 11:00 - 12:00 Postnatal Pilates * Emily 4 weeks £60
Mon 19:00 - 20:00 Pregnancy Pilates * Babs Ongoing Class pass
Tue 10:30 - 11:30 Mum and Baby Yoga Hajni 7 weeks £105
Tue 18:45 - 19:45 Pregnancy Yoga Cherie Ongoing Class pass
Tue 20:00 - 21:00 Pilates Rehab Claire 7 weeks £105
Wed 10:00 - 11:00 Tai Chi Enid 7 weeks £105
Wed 12:00 - 13:00 Postnatal Pilates Rachel 7 weeks £105
Wed 18:45 - 19:45 Pregnancy Yoga Diane Ongoing Class pass
Wed 20:00 - 21:15 Restorative Yoga Workshop
(26 April & 24 May)
Diane 1 day £20
Thu 10:30 - 11:30 Mum and Baby Yoga Eftal 7 weeks £105
Thu 19:00 - 21:00 Ageing Happily & Healthily
(Free public talk. 18 May)
Fleur 1 day Free
Fri 09:00 - 10:30 Ashtanga Yoga Led Cherie 7 weeks £119
Sat 08:45 - 09:45 Pregnancy Pilates Sylwia Ongoing Class pass
Sat 10:00 - 11:00 Pregnancy Yoga Eftal Ongoing Class pass
Sat 11:15 - 12:15 General Pilates Claire 7 weeks £105
Sat 14:00 - 15:30 Stretch workshop
(6 May)
Cherie 1 day £25

* Please note there will be no classes on the 17th April or the 1st and 29th of May due to bank holidays

Pregnancy Yoga & Pilates Class Passes and Drop ins

Class Duration Class pass Price Pass expiry period
Pregnancy Yoga 60 minutes 6 classes £90 Use within 8 weeks
Pregnancy Pilates 60 minutes 6 classes £90 Use within 8 weeks
Drop in 60 minutes 1 class £17 1 class

One-to-one classes

Class Duration Individual session Block booking
1-2-1 Yoga 60 minutes £65 Call 020 8789 3881
1-2-1 Fertility Yoga 60 minutes £65 Call 020 8789 3881
1-2-1 Tai Chi 60 minutes £65 Call 020 8789 3881
1-2-1 Mat Pilates 60 minutes £65 Call 020 8789 3881
1-2-1 Reformer Pilates 60 minutes £70 Call 020 8789 3881

Class bookings

Yoga Mama class bookings can be made via our online booking system, in person at reception, or by telephone on 020 8789 3881.