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Yasodhara Yoga teachers offer workshops in London. These are often in the East End, at the quiet and beautiful oasis of St Saviour’s Priory near Haggerston Park and the City Farm, Hackney, or in Bethnal Green, near St Matthew’s Church.

Devani also offers classes and workshops in Finchley and Enfield.

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Weekly Classes

Gentle Hatha – Finchley Central

A perfect way to unwind and relax. Chairs available as needed.

When: Monday morning at  11am – 12.30pm

Where: St Mary’s Church Hall, Finchley Central N3 1TR

Cost: £32 for a group of 4 sessions, £9 drop in.

Contact: or 07982805535


Hidden Language Hatha Yoga – Enfield

These classes encourage self acceptance, through gentle, reflective work. Movement with awareness and connecting with the meaning of the poses to give practical guidance for daily life. Your opportunity to increase physical/mental flexibility and well being.

When: Wednesday morning 10.30am – 11.30am Beginners

Saturday Morning 10.30am – 11.30am Beginners

Cost: £8 per session

Contact: Devani or 07982805535

Please bring a Journal and a pen to these classes.




Come together for an uplifting time of mantra, meditation, songs and reflection.

Date & Times: Last Friday of each month, 8.00-9.00pm

Where: Enfield

All welcome, no fee.

Contact: Devani or 07982805535 Please contact ahead of time.



Events and Workshops


A Day of Yoga including our Annual General Meeting – Hackney – Saturday 17 November 2018

The day will start with a quiet time of Mantra and Meditation and include a morning Hatha Yoga, Hidden Language Workshop. A shared lunch will be followed by a time of silence in the Priory’s beautiful chapel – a hidden gem in London’s East End. In the afternoon the Divine Light Invocation, reflection and discussion will be followed by Satsang – a traditional time of Bhajans, Mantra, Light, Meditation and inspiration – to celebrate our time together.

As last year, this successful annual day of yoga will take place in the Priory, a green oasis of peace and tranquility.

What your day will look like:

10.30 am Mantra Yoga – Chanting and welcome

11am – 1pm Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop

1pm – 2pm Shared lunch – time to meet up and relax with others

2pm Silent Meditation in the chapel at the Priory

2.20pm Reflections and AGM discussion, led by Jovita our VP

3.30pm Relaxation, led by Swami Sukhananda

4.00pm Satsang in the Guest Sitting Room

Join us for all or part of the day. Practice, relax and meet others from the Yasodhara Yoga European Network.

When: Saturday, 17 November 2018, 10.30am – 5 pm

Where: St Saviour’s Priory, 18 Queensbridge Rd., Hackney, London E2 8NS.

Cost: We ask for £25 to participate in the Hatha Yoga, Hidden Language Workshop, from 11 am – 1 pm and advise you to reserve your place in advance since this is always popular.

We invite you to join us for the rest of the day at no extra charge. It is an excellent way to get to know us and what we do. We also welcome donations – all of which go towards support us in bringing Yasodhara Yoga to Europe and assisting students with bursaries to attend our retreats and workshops, both here and at Yasodhara Ashram, in BC, Canada.

Contact: Jovita or Devani or 07982 805 535

Bring your journal, a pen, some food to share and a mat if you have one.


The Yoga of Healing – a quiet, nurturing day in Shoreditch/Bethnal Green – Sunday 18 November 2018

What is it that heals?  Is healing a power of the mind?  Or the heart?  Or is healing by Divine Grace? There is no simple or direct answer.

Each person’s experience will be different. Can you find out what is hurting you?  What difficulties are you experiencing in life? What are the messages that arise when you take the time to be caring and attentive to yourself?

Healing is a gentle, learning process. Swami Sukhananda will be your guide for the day. Using Light, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, meditation, visualization and relaxation, you can explore what is in disharmony in your life and bring yourself back into harmony.



When: Sunday 18 November 2018, 11 am to 4.30 pm

Where: Shoreditch/Bethnal Green, E2 6DT

Cost: Early Bird (before 1 November) £60, Full £75, Members £45

Contact: Swami Sukhananda  or call Devani 0798 2805535

Bring your journal, a pen, some food to share and a mat and blanket.



Devani has been practising yoga for over 30 years and teaching for more than 25 years, initially with the British Wheel of Yoga, and then as a yoga therapist with the Yoga Biomedical Trust. She became a senior therapist at the Yoga Therapy Centre London.

Devani trained at Yasodhara Ashram 2008 – 2010 and has since been teaching, at the Ashram, on the Isle of Wight, and in West and North London. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 2018.

Yasodhara Yoga – the Teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha – reflection, working directly on mind and consciousness, has brought real change in my life.’

For information about what is happening contact Devani  by email or call her 0798 2805535


Swami Sukhananda is a senior teacher and resident at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada. She is visiting England in the winter 2018-9 and offering workshops and retreats.  She is looking forward to her time in London, to connect with students and friends, old and new. She is continually inspired by yoga and by witnessing its transformative effects. Her articles about Swami Radha’s work have appeared in British and North American yoga magazines.



James Ward
James Ward


‘I first practiced yoga in 1998 and met the Yasodhara Yoga community in Canada during a 3 month stay at the ashram in 2005. I participated in the Yoga Development Course and undertook teacher training whilst living at the ashram in 2008 and 2009, refreshing my certification in 2015. I currently live in East London and support the community’s offerings there‘:



Recent Events

My Body as a Temple – Bethnal Green/Shoreditch – 7 April 2018

A day of quiet retreat in this surprisingly peaceful, green, corner of London. Led by Swami Sukhananda, connecting with your body as a sacred space and hearing its messages. Creating a map of your body, to explore the power of Yoga asanas. Absorbing the healing benefits of deep relaxation. The gentle, reflective approach of Yasodhara Yoga, Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga is ideal for learning to honour and respect your body as a temple.

A nourishing day of self-inquiry and discovery in small group setting.

Where: St Matthew’s Row, Shoreditch/Bethnal Green, E2 6DT



Day of Yoga at the Priory with Swami Sukhananda – Saturday 20 January 2018

Opening the Hips and Opening the Heart – Hatha Yoga Workshop

Followed by a Dream Yoga Workshop in the afternoon and Satsang.




Annual General Meeting – October 2017

A day of meeting others from across the Yasodhara Yoga European Network – teachers, students and well-wishers. The day included a Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop, an informal lunch, discussion and reflection. It ended with a Satsang to celebrate our time together.


Interpret your own Dream 

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017






Hidden Language with Swami Sukhananda

The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga takes your asana practice to a different level, beyond a series of physical exercises to quieten the mind. In this gentle and meditative approach, by reflecting with symbolism and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are subtly revealed.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017


Conscious Living in Times of Change with Swami Sukhananda

We live in a world of fast-paced, continual change – processing endless input and meeting demands for flexibility and quick decisions. As life speeds up, we can lose perspective and a deep sense of meaning. Yogic practices are designed to bring us back to our ‘grounding,’ to stillness and to connection to purpose. Join us for a breath, relaxation, visualization and reflection – a time of returning to centre.

Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017


agm-2016Annual General Meeting of the Radha House Association – October 2016 

A day meetingothers from different centres across Europe. A day together including:

Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Class

Lunch followed by AGM

Satsang with donations towards our bursary fund to helps students attend workshops, courses and retreats in Europe and at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada.



Dream Yoga Workshop

Discovering the meaning of our dreams enables us to understand the unique personal language of our own symbolism and to access the wisdom of our dreaming mind. Open a dialogue with your unconscious mind and find out how to apply its guidance in your daily life.

Opening the Heart Workshop

Where can the ancient teachings of yoga take us? By listening to the body/mind/emotions during hatha yoga and developing intuition through meditation and art practice you can connect with your authentic self, your potential and a wider perspective on life.

Stilling the Mind Workshop

Lotus poseWhat is the mind? What are its tendencies? How can it be directed? You will learn various practices – including visualization, breathing techniques, concentration and reflection – to help you understand different levels of mind and to approach the mind’s expansive potential. Take time to learn new tools, and search for the silence and beauty within.


joanne-500pxSwami Padmananda has been a student of Swami Radha’s teachings since 1986 and a Yasodhara Yoga teacher for over twenty years. Since 2013, Padma has been living, working and teaching at Yasodhara Ashram and finding inspiration in the beauty and sacred space.