Sarah Ryan Yoga


Yoga and Vedic chanting in Dorset

Yoga is an ancient practice and way of living, originating in India, developed to help us live better, so that we can feel healthier and happier, more at peace and in tune with ourselves and our life. It comprises practices involving the body and the mind, as well as lifestyle changes. It can do many different things, whether people’s needs are physical, mental or spiritual, because it sees us in a holistic way, as complex creatures made up of body, breath and life-force, mind, personality, emotions and spirit. It has therefore evolved practices to help us in a multi-layered way. It has many ‘tools’, not just asana (bodily postures) and breathing practices, but also many different meditative techniques including mantra, the use of special phrases, for different purposes. All the practices are meditative. By that I mean that they bring us to a feeling of one-ness with our self and encourage us to live a more harmonious life. As well as practices ‘on the mat’, yoga gives us many ideas for that larger part of our life which is ‘off the mat’. It gives great importance to the underlying attitudes that we have to life. Interestingly, many of its ideas are now being validated by scientific research.

Since 2020 I have been using Zoom for online teaching, both courses and seeing people one-to-one. Zoom is an easy way of meeting online. If you haven’t already used it, I can help you with it!

My teacher, Dr Kausthub Desikachar is teaching the 3-year Viniyoga Therapy course in Dorchester. It started in March 2023. This is the only yoga therapy course I know of, that teaches the theory of yoga from the point of view of yoga, rather than from that of modern western science. It therefore makes much more sense, and goes much deeper. It is brilliant, and wonderful for anyone who wants to delve further into this fascinating way of life that is also an art, a science, a philosophy, a psychology and a map to help navigate our spiritual journey.


Get in touch

My telephone number is 01258 839 230 or you can email me at If you prefer, click the Contact button to send me a message.

My location

I am in Milborne St Andrew between Blandford Forum and Dorchester in Dorset. Click the Location button for a map and directions.

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