Birchwood Yoga offers Scaravelli inspired yoga classes, courses in Yoga Therapy for the Mind and Yoga Development, workshops and private tuition in Yoga or Yoga Therapy for Mental Health, all in the tranquility of a private studio at Burtenshaw Farm, Barcombe, near Lewes, East Sussex.


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Full details of all courses can be found here.

Yoga Therapy for the Mind is an evidence based 8 week course to support those suffering from stress, anxiety and depression.

The course aims to regulate the nervous system, build self awareness and develop mindfulness practices that can be used to bring equilibrium back into your life.

A comprehensive manual and c.d's accompany the course to encourage regular home practice. Professor Mark Williams, co-developer of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy conducted research proving that the more you practice, the better the results.

Yoga Development Course is a six week program for beginners or anyone wishing to begin a home practice.

The course provides students with the skills and confidence to begin a regular practice be that in a class or at home. Individuals are encouraged to develop at their own pace and level using the handouts and manual given.


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Monday 20:00 - 21:30
Tuesday 19:00 - 20:30

Pregnancy Yoga
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30

Mindfulness and Yoga
Friday 9:15 - 10:45

Employing the force of gravity, Scaravelli inspired yoga encourages individuals to work with the body not against it. Using the breath enables the development of self awareness and the ability to release into a pose; reducing tension in the body.

Students are encouraged to take responsibility of their own body in a spirit of self compassion and intelligent enquiry.

"Do not look at your body like a stranger but adopt a friendly approach towards it. Watch it, listen to it, observe it's needs, it's requests and even have fun." – Vanda Scaravelli



Getting Back To Our Roots

A series of monthly workshops from July through to November exploring the journey towards Headstand or Handstand.

Workshops can be taken individually or as an entire series.

16th July: Coming Down to Earth

20th August: Accessing The Core

17th September: Awakening The Spine

15th October: Going Upside Down