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About Loretta:

  • 30+ years Iyengar practice
  • Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Level 3 Yoga Teacher

  • Level 2 Exercise & Movement Instructor
  • Full Insurance cover
  • First Aid Certificate
Me

  • 35+ years experience teaching Slimnastics and Shape & Tone exercises
  • Qualified Sivananda Yoga Teacher 

Recent Reviews

Deborah Worsley:  

I started coming to Loretta’s class thinking it would be a way to ease away aches and pains. Now, many years later, I have not only learned how to keep stiffness and tension away, but I have learned about mindfulness and all the psychological benefits of yoga, which Loretta introduces gently into her classes. I have developed much more strength and stamina, and enjoy trying to improve postures and gain a little bit more control, and understanding of yoga, in every class. Loretta is calm, warm, supportive and highly skilled – it’s a perfect class for me, and has a wide range of fellow participants who all seem to enjoy it for the same reasons.

Wendy S:

I’ve been coming to Loretta’s classes for 7 years. Loretta’s teaching style is warm and gentle, and we always enjoy a laugh or two along the way. Beneath the good-humoured banter, Loretta challenges us to push ourselves. She encourages us to remain in each pose for a while, which helps relieve aches and stiffness and at the same time builds strength and flexibility. If anyone has a physical difficulty, Loretta adapts the poses to suit each ‘yogi’. We’re a friendly mix of ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, and many of us have bits of bodies that don’t work as well as they could. By the end of a class we emerge taller and stronger – and often with fewer aches than we started with.

The classes are well-structured, beginning and ending with a period of relaxation . Usually there’s a different focus each week, such as the shoulders or another part of the body. If you want to improve your posture and alignment, and build strength and flexibility that will carry over into everyday life, Loretta’s classes come highly recommended. Standing in a supermarket queue will never be the same again!

 Robin John:

BKS Iyengar writes in the Preface to his "Light on Yoga" " Yoga is a timeless pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years dealing with the physical, moral, mental and spiritual well-being of man (and woman) as a whole." Loretta's achievement in the Tuesday evening sessions at St Peters is to address all four of these elements with great humour and humility. Of course, a major emphasis in an Iyengar based system is the physical - the exercise - the postures themselves. She is very good at coming around the class - encouraging and correcting as she goes. But each class is topped and tailed with savasana; a relaxing meditation, and at the start there is also a reading to raise our mental and moral awareness. One of the things that makes Loretta's class is the camaraderie and enthusiasm of the fellow students. This is no competition; we are there to help one another build our abilities and knowledge of yoga. As a result you leave Loretta's class enriched and energised for what the week ahead will throw at you, and more able as a whole to 






About Loretta:

  • 30+ years Iyengar practice
  • Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Level 3 Yoga Teacher

  • Level 2 Exercise & Movement Instructor
  • Full Insurance cover
  • First Aid Certificate
Me

  • 35+ years experience teaching Slimnastics and Shape & Tone exercises
  • Qualified Sivananda Yoga Teacher 

Recent Reviews

Deborah Worsley:  

I started coming to Loretta’s class thinking it would be a way to ease away aches and pains. Now, many years later, I have not only learned how to keep stiffness and tension away, but I have learned about mindfulness and all the psychological benefits of yoga, which Loretta introduces gently into her classes. I have developed much more strength and stamina, and enjoy trying to improve postures and gain a little bit more control, and understanding of yoga, in every class. Loretta is calm, warm, supportive and highly skilled – it’s a perfect class for me, and has a wide range of fellow participants who all seem to enjoy it for the same reasons.

Wendy S:

I’ve been coming to Loretta’s classes for 7 years. Loretta’s teaching style is warm and gentle, and we always enjoy a laugh or two along the way. Beneath the good-humoured banter, Loretta challenges us to push ourselves. She encourages us to remain in each pose for a while, which helps relieve aches and stiffness and at the same time builds strength and flexibility. If anyone has a physical difficulty, Loretta adapts the poses to suit each ‘yogi’. We’re a friendly mix of ages, abilities, shapes and sizes, and many of us have bits of bodies that don’t work as well as they could. By the end of a class we emerge taller and stronger – and often with fewer aches than we started with.

The classes are well-structured, beginning and ending with a period of relaxation . Usually there’s a different focus each week, such as the shoulders or another part of the body. If you want to improve your posture and alignment, and build strength and flexibility that will carry over into everyday life, Loretta’s classes come highly recommended. Standing in a supermarket queue will never be the same again!

 Robin John:

BKS Iyengar writes in the Preface to his "Light on Yoga" " Yoga is a timeless pragmatic science evolved over thousands of years dealing with the physical, moral, mental and spiritual well-being of man (and woman) as a whole." Loretta's achievement in the Tuesday evening sessions at St Peters is to address all four of these elements with great humour and humility. Of course, a major emphasis in an Iyengar based system is the physical - the exercise - the postures themselves. She is very good at coming around the class - encouraging and correcting as she goes. But each class is topped and tailed with savasana; a relaxing meditation, and at the start there is also a reading to raise our mental and moral awareness. One of the things that makes Loretta's class is the camaraderie and enthusiasm of the fellow students. This is no competition; we are there to help one another build our abilities and knowledge of yoga. As a result you leave Loretta's class enriched and energised for what the week ahead will throw at you, and more able as a whole to