About Me

I have been practising Iyengar Yoga for over 30 years and I have been teaching for more than 25 years. I gained my Introductory certificate in 1995 and am qualified to Intermediate level 3. I am currently training for my Senior certificate.

I am a regular visitor to the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India, where I am taught by Geeta and Prashant Iyengar. My most recent visit was in 2010. I have completed seven courses at the Institute in Pune.

I have completed remedial courses with Stephanie Quirk and
will be taking more of these courses. Stephanie Quirk has worked extensively with the Iyengars for 15 years and is also based in Pune, India.
I have trained with Mira Mehta and I am currently assisting her in her remedial classes. As a child Mira Mehta studied Yoga under the expert guidance of B.K.S. Iyengar and has since gone on to become one of the foremost international Yoga teachers and experts in her own right.

I hold the ITEC Diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Massage.

I practise Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) at Breathe London
Therapy rooms
at the Colombo Centre,
Colombo Street

Remedial Yoga

I am also qualified to teach remedial Yoga for neck, back, shoulder, knee and other problems. See the remedial page for further information.

I have taught Yoga to people suffering from asthma at a hospital in Pune.


I am qualified to teach women through their pregnancy and have a lot of experience in this field. I have written articles in magazines on Yoga and pregnancy.


I teach many people who take part in individual and team professional sports. Yoga can greatly enhance sports performance, both physically and mentally. Within my classes I teach many sports people who gain numerous benefits from the practice of Yoga. Yoga can also be practised for remedial purposes to help overcome sports injuries.

I taught Yoga to The Hip Hop Collective Dance Company, before they embarked on their recent tour of the UK.

I am trained to teach Yoga to people with special needs and have taught classes for them at various colleges in SE London.

Alternatively, if you or any member of your group or team are interested in any of my regular classes, workshops or retreats then please visit the relevant web page for more information.

For one-to-one tuition please contact me personally by either

Email: brenda@southbankyoga.co.uk or phone: mobile 07812 827 566.