University can be  an amazingly fun experience (I should know I went)!


However, it can also be an incredibly busy and stressful time, and a time of change. Finding your feet in a new city or area, making new friends, managing finances, and that's not even taking into account finding the balance between the social side and your studies.

With higher study costs and increasingly competitive job markets, there is greater pressure than ever on this year’s new cohort of students. Our annual Student Experience survey   shows  that almost nine in 10 (87%) of first year students find it difficult to cope with social or academic aspects of university life.

Source: Higher Education Network (

During term time, I teach weekly classes for University of Birmingham as part of the UOB Yoga Society and monthly classes at Birmingham City University in collaboration with Student Wellbeing Services (see full details below). These classes are aimed at getting students out of their often very busy minds, away from any past or future worries, and to be in the present moment.


Classes include Asana practice, Pranayama, relaxation and often meditation or visualisation. Many techniques can be taken off the mat to help students to be aware, and to take care of their emotional and physical wellbeing. Classes are suitable for complete beginners & beyond.

If you would like to read what some of the students have to say about the University classes  visit my testimonials page by simply clicking here.

If you are a student, teacher, mentor or even parent who would like to chat more about the benefits of a regular Yoga practice,  feel free to contact me- I would love to hear from you!

The stress of studying is a key area in which students struggle, with almost six in 10 reporting that this made it difficult for them to cope. Other troubles that featured significantly included isolation (44%), balancing work and study (37%), financial difficulties (36%) and living independently (22%).

Source: Higher Education Network (


I am however offering a discounted rate online Zoom class every Wednesday, open to both students and none students.




For more information on this and my other online classes click here.

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