Yoga allows strength, flexibility and balance to optimise our health and wellbeing

Teaching is about a love of Yoga and seeing folk grow in strength and vitality. Classes vary each week with themes and focus to keep us all fresh and moving forward. Yoga offers such a breadth of poses, sequences, breath, relaxation and meditation for body, breath and mind.

Hazel's yoga journey began as a teenager in school & later became vital after developing back pains post car injury. Yoga can support you, whether regaining strength after the lockdowns, find you need to balance your demanding job or just moved locally and like a class in your area to belong to. Do come and try a class and find the best version of yourself. Standing taller, breathing deeper and a more settled mind with a 90 minute session to develop, challenge and nourish you.

Almost to smile and keep my eyes open!

Hazel Faithfull

Yoga Teacher and Foundation Tutor

I am so humbled that 2024 is my 20th year of teaching Hatha Yoga. Although life and yoga is an ongoing journey of learning. Really appreciate students who have been on this double decade journey with me!

Being a part of the local community: so pleased to share teaching and meditation with her local peers at Satsangs. Meetings to share and debate yoga themes, philosophy and current news in Yoga, wellbeing and health circles.

Where and When: In 2004 qualified in British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma with Maarten Vermasse, at the City Literary College London. Became Foundation Tutor July 2014, BWY training at Leicester University. Regular CPD and training days with leading yoga tutors and both Health and Philosophy talks keep my teaching, and grey matter, inspired and challenged. Love working with teachers across UK and Europe.

Like most of us I had never considered teaching On-line but the experience of Covid means I have an extra tool to bring yoga to a wider audience. Plus recording b-weekly allows Hazel to offer a recording to folk unable to attend the weekly classes to catch up when they can.

BWY South and Local Yoga

Writing about it. It is rewarding to share teaching and ideas in articles written for the National magazine Spectrum and local South newsletter. Read the latest article published in Downloads, March 2020.

Giving Back. The BWY, for over 50 years, continues to promote high standard of teaching yet integrates diverse styles on offer across UK. Origninally held the voluntary role of Oxfordshire County Representative, 2009 to 2012. In 2023, I've just stepped up as South Regional Training Officer. My remit to offer yoga training and events to everyone who likes and loves yoga. Whether brand new student wanting to try something new, or a seasoned teacher keeping up your Continuous Professional Development. PI am privileged to invite our local talented senior teachers to offer their knowledge and create new sessions and contemporary styles.

Doing our bit for our Planet. Do walk or cycle to class if you can, I drive to bring yoga to your local hall. Each hall is doing it's best. Deancourt recently added solar panels and electric car charging. Old Headington is a changed place since upgraded insulation and roof structure. Timers and thermostats have synchronised new more efficient boilers in Cumnor and Headington.