“You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi
"Love Yoga, love healing....your body, your mind, your life."
"Sara is a gentle teacher and has helped me to maximise my potential within the limits of my body, its strengths and weaknesses".
"Sara is a most inspirational teacher with an in- depth knowledge of her yoga practice. Her retreats are authentic, informative and interesting."
"Huge thanks to Sara Palmer of LoveYogaHealing for all her dedicated teachings.... Inspiring guidance from Sara in practical and more subtle ways. Always delivered with genuine care and passion”.
"I finally feel like I started to learn Yoga - the body, mind and soul kind from a teacher who really cares."
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Yoga – Meditation – Ayurveda
“Listen to your being. It is continuously giving you hints. It is a still, small voice.” Osho
Namaste dear friends,
Thank you for your interest in Ayurveda and Yoga. It’s my complete privilege and joy to be working with the incredible wisdom of these ancient traditions. They hold a time-tested promise of greater health for our body, mind and spirit and offer unlimited opportunity for transformation of our whole lives.I’d love to share with you all that I have learned during thirty years or so of practice and learning from amazing masters in their field, and from fifteen years of teaching.
The focus of my work is Ayurveda and a traditional, classical approach to Hatha Yoga. I offer Ayurveda consultations with nutritional, herbal, lifestyle and Yoga-meditation prescriptions. Also classical Hatha and Ayurveda Yoga group and 1-1 classes. Please do drop me a line if you are interested in a 1-1 Ayurveda session, a private Yoga session, or group Yoga class. Also available are combined Ayurveda and Yoga sessions as 1-1 individualised Ayurveda Yoga Coaching programmes for body, mind and heart. In these sessions, we build together personally tailored Yoga, meditation, and nutritional programmes to relieve symptoms of illness, support weight maintenance, ease pain and/or to simply enhance physical vitality and mental well-being.
In 2021, I will be starting new “Morning Sadhana” packages: these include daily Yoga and meditation classes streamed live into your home, monthly live streamed question and answer sessions, bi-annual seasonal cleansing programmes, and 1-1 Ayurveda consultations in which we create nutritional, lifestyle and herbal programmes specifically tailored to your individual needs. A committed group have been joining me for these morning sessions for the past 7 months. Please see their testimonials below and learn of the benefits participants are finding on these morning live-streamed group sessions. Classes include mixed level Yoga postures, breath practices, meditations and reflections on Yoga psychology (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali). The daily practice from your home, with the support of fellow practitioners, is an incredible opportunity to develop a sustained regular Yoga and meditation practice, to move more deeply into your experience and practice of classical Yoga, and to reap the benefits of committed practice. Reported benefits from group participants are stronger body, better mood, clearer mind, enhanced concentration, improved vitality, better sleep and digestion, and a happier, more positive disposition that is our natural state of being.
The day I committed to an Ayurveda-Yoga way of living, my life became filled with the blessings of these long-prized wisdom traditions. They teach us how to live and work for our greatest health and happiness. It is this ancient wisdom that I long to share with you, guiding you in a simple, practical, 21st century way to integrate this knowledge into your own life. This knowledge is the gift of the ancients to the whole of humanity: it is our birthright to know it and carry it’s gifts with us throughout life. I have taken my classical training in both Ayurveda and Yoga, and put it into a language which I hope can resonate with you and your life in the 21st century, whether you are a newcomer to this path or seasoned practitioner, whether you wish to simply feel well and at ease in your body or whether you aspire to embark on the Ayurveda Yoga journey of transformation of being. It’d be truly a joy to journey with you a while on these paths whatever your motivation. Please do drop me a line and let me know what you are looking for. I am more than happy to respond and look into what options will best meet your needs.
Please enjoy reading more on whatever it is that draws you to this website – Ayurveda, Yoga, Coaching, Classes, Workshops, Retreats, Consultations – and I am absolutely here to answer any of your queries.
With my love, Sara
I feel compelled to comment on my state of mind and body after daily online classes with Shama throughout this lockdown period. Yes, I am a regular yoga practitioner and rely on my yoga practice to help keep me balanced, but this period of social isolation and all the emotions it has created within us all has been exceptional. Shama’s dedicated care in keeping us all grounded and well has shone through once again. The daily pranayama (breath work), asanas and meditation have literally changed my days from being full of anxiety, instability and sometimes fear, to days of strength and positivity and I just felt the need to show my appreciation. You literally change lives Shama and given the regular numbers of us showing up I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in benefiting.
With so much appreciation and love. Mandy McCleod, Leamington Spa, Yoga teacher
Shama thank you for these wonderful lockdown classes, that have bought a sense of purpose and a rhythm to each day.The asana practice has been so positive, five weeks into lockdown and there are many postures that now come far more easily and the peace that I’m finding in meditation is starting to change me when I believed at one time that I might never get to understand what is ‘in me’. Your kindness, care, love and unparalleled knowledge are humbling and I’m truly blessed to have you as my teacher. And I mean every single word of that. Jude Delaney, Confectioner, Stratford Upon Avon
Shama’s warm and nuturing vibe draws me my mat with ease. She creates a space for us all to connect with each other and ourselves. Every class feels fresh, as Shama shares her wisdoms, there always something new to discover or ponder. I would wholeheartedly recommend her classes. It has been a privilege to attend Shamas daily classes throughout lockdown. Rosa Chiliari, Psychologist, Stratford upon Avon
I m dreading lockdown ending in many many ways as I am able to join a class every day whilst working from home. Even if I have to leave early to join a meeting/ call I have started the day in a wonderful way. It’s been fabulous having the time to focus on self care every morning, I’m loving it. Much better than just doing 5 minutes every morning. Thanks for all the classes.You are such a fabulous dedicated teacher.we are extremely lucky. . Renny Wodynska, Stratford Upon Avon
There are many good yoga-exercise teachers out there, but Shama (Sara Palmer) offers something way beyond that. She lives her life according to the teachings of the Sivananda lineage and gives that to all her students in a caring and sensitive way, accommodating all needs. Her classes embrace asanas, pranayama ,kriya and spirituality with an ayurvedic overview, totally holistic. I have been doing yoga for years with different teachers, but since finding Shama I have stayed with her for 8 years and counting, says it all really! Penelope Feldon, Stratford Upon Avon
“This was my second retreat with Shama which I would highly recommend. Shama is a most inspirational teacher with an in- depth knowledge of her yoga practice. Her retreats are authentic, informative and interesting, delving deeper into the philosophy of yoga, Ayurvedic practice and meditation…..A truly lovely, healing and life affirming experience. I came away feeling relaxed, refreshed and inspired to continue all that I had learnt during the retreat, at home”. Jane Southworth, Oxford
Shama (Sara Palmer) is a gentle teacher and has helped me to maximise my potential within the limits of my body, its strengths and weaknesses. I had a few private lessons in the beginning to learn the practices in detail, and this gave me the confidence to attend more classes and improve my own practice. I now have much more strength, flexibility and general confidence. And regular Yoga practice has helped my health in many ways. KD, Kineton
Upcoming Yoga Retreats
From Friday November 13 - Monday November 16, 2020, this East Devon seaside Yoga retreat is a chance for you to get away and take time out for yourself in an event which will be organised responsibly to help keep us all safe. The weekend is limited to 6 participants...
WITH BONUS MINI 1-1 AYURVEDA CONSULTATION According to the teachings of Ayurveda there are two optimal times of year to cleanse the body and support all round health. Just as we would service any vehicle we own regularly, our bodies and minds need that kind of...
Following Manish Vyas popular workshop with us last year, it is a great pleasure to welcome him to the UK again to offer this time his "Coming Back to Yourself" weekend retreat. We are very excited to have the opportunity to this time immerse into devotional practice...
INTRODUCTION: As we transition from one season to another, from Winter to Spring and from Summer to Autumn, Ayurveda recommends that we take time out to cleanse accumulated toxins from our system. This supports the body to maintain an equilibrium as it adapts to the...
October 4th, Nov 1st, Dec 6th 2020, 10am - 4.30pm Places will be limited to allow for social distancing. You can also join us by zoom if you are not in the Stratford Upon Avon area. Tantra is a Sanskrit word which translates as weave, loom or system....
A comprehensive training in the timeless ancient wisdom of Ayurveda for harmonious modern day living, empowering you to make positive informed changes for the health of your body and mind according to your individual metabolic make-up. Do you suffer from a chronic...
"Shama is a most inspirational teacher with an in- depth knowledge of her yoga practice. (Her retreats are)...... authentic, informative and interesting, delving deeper into the philosophy of yoga, Ayurvedic practice and meditation…." Jane, Oxford ...
Beginners- Level 1 Classes:
Focus is on the basics of Yoga posture practice: alignment, breath awareness, and mindfulness. Relaxation and breathing practices are included in classes.
A deeply relaxing 60 minutes of postures using props to support the body and mind to let go of long held tensions.
Gentle Yoga Classes
Perfect for those looking for a steady cautious approach to practice with greater assistance to adapt poses to accommodate restricted mobility and injury.
These classes are ideal for those with just a little or many years of Hatha Yoga experience. We adapt the practices to suit each one’s capacity and experience. Classes include yoga posture, breathing, meditation, cleansing practices (kriyas), and relaxation.
Who Comes To My Yoga Classes?
People from all walks of life and with varying levels of fitness and experience: people who have been practicing for many years, and complete beginners, athletic types and those who are physically restricted due to illness or injury. Many who are attracted to my classes are drawn to the wellness, mindful and spiritual dimensions of my Yoga classes at least as much as itheir capacity to build flexibility and strength.
When and Where are the Classes?
For all current class details, times and venues please see Classes
About this style of Hatha Yoga
The foundation of my Hatha Yoga classes is my Advanced Sivananda Yoga, Structural Yoga Therapy training as well as trainings in Dynamic Hatha, Ayurveda and Tantra Yoga. You will learn proper posture alignment, and you will learn about and experience the physical, energetic, and psychological benefits of postures, breathing practices and meditations. I draw also on my training and experience as an Ayurveda Practitioner and Ayurveda Yoga Therapist, to structure classes according to age, time of day and year, climate and environment to restore us all to a balanced state of being in body, mind and heart.
Join A Class Or Book A Session:
To join a class please EMAIL ME