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Joy Yoga and Wellness, Yoga classes, teacher training, retreats

MINDFUL YOGA WITH JOY

MOVEMENT & BREATH 

Beach Yoga with Joy in Southbourne

ABOUT MY PRACTICE

Yoga on the mat is a sacred enquiry where we shed out the protective skin and get to know who we really are and experiencing the luminous self. I offer Vinyasa Flow, and Yin Yoga classes which are dedicated to create a space where we can channel energy towards transformation. This is done through dedication, meditative awareness, and integrating body, breath, movement. Vinyasa is an unhurried exploration method which was taught in the traditions of yoga master Krishnamacharya, and passed on through the traditions of Iyengar and Ashtanga. With 10 years of practise and devotion to Ashtanga vinyasa flow, concepts of yogic philosophy, mindfulness meditation, Ancient Eastern medicine throughout Asia, I bring in the respect for the mystery of life and encourage you all to practice with an open mind.  

 

I look forward to practising with you.  ♡  

 

 

Featured teacher at a UK top rated luxury spa hotel  & celebrity yoga teacher

Joy Bennett

RETREATS
RETREATS
Sharpham Trust Retreat with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Totnes, Devon

10-12 May  2024

Frequently named as one of the top retreat destinations in Europe by reviewers such as The Guardian and Independent, Sharpham Trust is a beautiful mansion sitting high atop a promontory with spectacular views of the River Dart. Meals will be prepared by the Sharpham Trust cooks who produce high-quality, seasonal, vegetarian and vegan food utilising their on site organic farm and kitchen garden. You will have the chance to taste some of the delights that are produced on site, such as their award-winning cheese, organic eggs and apple juice from the orchard.

All of the following is included:

  • Two nights accommodation 

  • 2 x Morning yoga & meditation 

  • 2 x Afternoon restorative yoga / yin yoga 

  • 1 x Aromatherapy massage Workshop

  • Daily vegetarian/vegan breakfast, lunch and light supper

  • Full use of the mansion including outdoor pool

Price starts from £450pp

*This retreat is currently fully booked, please get in touch for waiting list.

Bala Brook Retreat with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Bala Brook, UK

16- 18 August  2024

Nestled in its own valley on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and affectionately known as ‘Devon Heaven’, Bala Brooke is set in a heavenly location surrounded by far reaching rolling hills, a babbling brook and luscious gardens. Nature fills every inch of your vision and touches the heart with overflowing inspiration.

All of the following is included:

  • Two nights accommodation 

  • 2 x Morning yoga & meditation 

  • 2 x Afternoon restorative yoga / yin yoga 

  • 1 x Aromatherapy massage Workshop

  • Daily vegetarian/vegan brunch, light snacks & dinner

Price starts from £350pp

*This retreat is currently fully booked, please get in touch for waiting list.

Portugal Eco Retreat with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Algarve, Portugal

6-10 September 2024

In order to create an earthy and nourishing yoga experience for you, we have selected this modern and eco-conscious venue in Faro District, Portugal. Discretely tucked away in a green space next to a natural reserve, you'll be a 10 minute cycle to the local beach where you will find soft white sands and vast blue sea. 

This retreat is all inclusive of  the following:

  • Four nights accommodation

  • Morning yoga & meditation

  • Afternoon restorative yoga or yin yoga

  • One evening yoga nidra

  • One Workshop

  • Daily vegetarian/vegan brunch & dinner

  • Full use of villa including outdoor pool

Price starts from £830pp.

Sardinia Yoga Retreat

Sardinia, Italy

21-25 September 2024

In order to create a beautiful and tranquil experience for you, we have selected this elegant venue in Sardinia Italy, off the north east coast of the island overlooking turquoise Mediterranean sea. The villa has a beautiful swimming pool and is surrounded by lush greenery and overlooking the national park Asinara.  The villa is 5 mins walk down to a beautiful local harbour Isola in Marinella where you will find lovely beaches with shallow clear waters, and abundance of wildlife. 

 This retreat is all inclusive of  the following:

  • Four nights accommodation

  • Morning yoga & meditation

  • Afternoon restorative yoga or yin yoga

  • One evening yoga nidra

  • One Workshop

  • Daily vegetarian/vegan brunch & dinner

  • Full use of villa including outdoor pool

Price starts from £680pp.

*This retreat is currently fully booked, please get in touch for waiting list.

Kefalonia Yoga Retreat with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Spartia, Kefalonia

13-20 September 2025

The purpose of this retreat is to rejuvenate and rebalance the body and mind from accumulated stress which is the result of a busy modern lifestyle. These busy patterns disconnect us from experiencing our essential nature, which is inner peace and happiness. We have selected this special place for you to channel the energy towards rebalancing and relaxation. This retreat is all inclusive of  the following:

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Morning yoga & meditation

  • Afternoon restorative yoga or yin yoga

  • One evening yoga nidra

  • One Workshop

  • Tour to a local olive press

  • Daily vegetarian/vegan brunch & dinner

  • Full use of villa including outdoor pool

Price starts from £830pp

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Blandford, Dorset

Day Retreat

14 January 2024

From £95pp

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Algarve, Portugal

Portugal Eco Retreat

6-10 September 2024

From £830pp

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Blandford, Dorset

Sharpham Retreat

10-12 May 2024

From £450pp

*Please get in touch for waiting list.

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Sardinia, Italy

Italy Retreat

21-25 September 2024

From £680pp

*Please get in touch for waiting list.

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South Brent, Devon

Bala Brook Retreat

16-18 August 2024

From £830pp

*Please get in touch for waiting list.

Kefalonia Retreat with Joy Yoga and Well

Kefalonia, Greece

Greece Retreat

13-20 September 2025

From £350pp

 

BECOME A YOGA TEACHER

Join us for world-leading yoga training with Sampoorna Yoga School and Joy Yoga and Wellness, where we provide you over 40 years of teaching experience across around the world integrated with contemporary science and methodology. We encourage our teachers to be the guides that help students find their inner path and wisdom.

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YOGA COURSES & SERVICES

ONLINE YOGA & MEDITATION COURSE

Inward drawn attention & Physical Yoga Therapy 

In this yoga class we aim to help our attendees build the mental and physical capacity for mediation.  There will be 6-12 mins guided mindfulness meditation at the beginning and followed by Yin and Yang yoga movement, and relaxation at the end.

Every Tuesday 19.15-20.45pm 

Every Thursday 18.45-20.15pm

£45 for 8 sessions 

MINDFUL FLOW YOGA 8 WEEKS COURSE 

Controlled Concentration

This yoga basic class is designed in a supportive environment for those who are looking to learn or return to the foundations of yoga postures (asanas), alignment, breathing, and technique. While we explore the body and mind, ancient eastern medicine theory is applied to understand the fundamental key element for wellbeing. No yoga experience is necessary. Join us every Tuesday for the perfect way to rejuvenate your body and mind.

 

Every Tuesday 18.00-19.15pm at 934 Christchurch Road BH7 6DL)

£60 for 8 weeks  

FLOW YOGA COURSE 

Strength & Flexibility

In this yoga class we attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus and concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind. Ancient eastern medicine theory is also applied in the session to help participants gain a fundamental understanding to wellbeing.

Every Thursday  18.45-20.15pm at Back to Fitness (Southbourne BH6 3EN)

£60 for 8 weeks

YIN YOGA

Rebalance & Revitalising

Yin yoga is relatively slow paced, mainly floor based and often stationary. There is a sense of softness, and staying in long-held poses increases our capacity for emotional flexibility and resiliency. In the physical facet, the postures are held for a long time to mainly target the connective tissues in a Yin yoga practise. The practice in general helps release tension and improve relaxation. While we explore the body and mind, we apply ancient eastern medicine theory to understand the fundamental key element for wellbeing. No yoga experience is necessary.

Every Monday  18.30-19.30 at Shiva Shakti (Southbourne)

£35 for 4 weeks

* This class is currently fully booked, please get in touch if you like to be added on the waiting list.*

PRIVATE YOGA SESSION

Personalised Yoga Experience

Private yoga classes are available with Joy , which can be held at your home or in the studio. The class is tailored to your individual needs and if requested an individual plan can be produced for you to follow in your own time.

 

Private group sessions are also available, such as hen parties or company staff sessions. Classes are available in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area. Please message for the quote. 

£45 for a 1-1 private session, £5 surcharge per extra student (Price may vary slightly depending on travel distance).

 

For further information and bookings please get in touch.

CLASSES TIMETABLE

Mondays  

Yin yoga @ 18.30-19.30pm 

Online & In Studio @ Shiva Shakti (Pokesdown)

Block booking 4 weeks £35 / £12 single session

Tuesdays  

Mindful flow yoga @ 18.00-19.15pm 

Online & In Studio @ 934 Christchurch Road (Pokesdown)

Block booking 8 weeks £60 / £12 single session

Thursdays

Flow yoga @ 18.50-20.00pm 

Online & In Studio @ Back to Fitness Studio (Southbourne)

Block booking 8 weeks £60 / £12 single session

Sundays

May-September 2023

Park Yoga @ 9.30-10.30am

@ Christchurch, The Quomps

By donation

PROJECTS & EVENTS

Park Yoga Christchurch with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Bournemouth Parks foundation / Christchurch Town Council / Christchurch Bid
1st May 2023 - September 2023

This was a free yoga project based in Christchurch where we aimed to engage with the local community and inspire people to come along and try yoga out in a friendly, zero pressure environment. The first year was a great success and we are already looking at plans for this year. We hope to see you in Christchurch from May 2023!

Corporate Business Yoga with Joy Yoga and Wellness

Stress relief / Revitalising / Improved well-being

Book a 3 hour nourishing workshop for your employees.  This designed program is to help your employees release stress, achieve relaxation and finally nourish and rejuvenate their body and mind system with yoga nidra, aromatherapy and singing bowl meditation.  In overall, it improves their mental and physical well-being and increases productivity. The whole practice is designed in a supportive environment to suit all levels and intended to make you feel grounded, centred and rejuvenated.  

Hen Party Yoga with Joy yoga and wellness

Hen Parties

Book a 60 minute yoga session for your hen party and enjoy a yoga class tailored to your needs. Each session ends with a short, beautiful period of relaxation followed by homemade healthy treats.

TESTIMONIALS

―Summer Chang

Reviews for Joy Yoga and Wellness

"Joy’s teaching is very authentic and professional; you will learn not just about postures, but also healthy yogic diet.  She played relaxing yoga music during the class which was really enjoyable.   Joy’s friendly and dynamic yoga teaching is suitable for everybody and it can be easily integrated into everyone’s lifestyles."

Review for Joy Yoga and Wellness

“I can always count on Joy's classes to lift my mind, body and soul! Joy is a charming teacher with such a calming nature. She never pressures students to over exert themselves instead encourages individuals to go at their own pace and offers various options depending on a students ability. Her love of yoga is infectious and flows through her classes, it is impossible not to be inspired by her teachings. It is clear she cares about each and every student and strives to get the best out everyone. She is a truly wonderful teacher, thank you Joy!”

―Jo Grant

Review for Joy Yoga and Wellness

“Joy Yoga and Wellness is the perfect combination of tough and encouraging, exactly what I need in a Yoga Teacher. They know how to push me to get the most out of myself, and I couldn’t be happier.”

―Jamiu Zubair

Review for Joy Yoga and Wellness

“Really enjoying my weekly yoga sessions with Joy. Great way to the start weekend and increase my flexibility which is a must as it’s pretty much non-existent right now! 🙃”

―Jo Pinkard

Review for Joy Yoga and Wellness

“Joy is such a lovely person and brilliant yoga teacher.  Her classes are varied and always interesting.  I feel 100% confident in the way that Joy teaches.  I have a few injuries (including a prolapse disc in my back) and so I have been really delighted to find a teacher I can trust to make sure that I am safe in my practice.  I would thoroughly recommend Joy as my favourite yoga teacher of all time!  I’ve been practising (on and off) for the past 20 years.”

―Louise Randall

Please feel free to share your experiences with Joy Yoga and Wellness using the feedback form below.. Namaste. :)

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