Yoga is an ancient Indian practice and science of life,  just as relevant and useful for modern day life here and now....


I teach elemental style yoga, connecting the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space with traditional hatha yoga practices.  Group classes are tailored to the students I am working with.  It allows a safe and supportive environment for people to connect with their own bodies,  minds and souls and to learn how to relax.  

A class may start with a settling in exercise, some self care then gentle stretching of the body with the breath, leading to some asana (posture and movement) practice, breathing awareness and breathing control (pranayama), meditation or mantra chant and end with a relaxation.  I sometimes use aromatherapy and reflexology in class for self care and to aid relaxation as well as Tibetan singing bowls for their beautiful healing sound.

I have been practicing yoga since my early 20's originally coming to a class out of curiosity and have found it to have so many more benefits for health and well being than I could have imagined! 

I have been teaching for 7 years, my first classes being small groups or individuals in my home, then leading yoga sessions at festivals!

I have undertaken training with BWY (British Wheel of Yoga)  BSY (British school of yoga) online, Yoni Shakti Yoga for women's wellbeing and Teen yoga foundation and have taken many CPD training days and courses relevant to yoga, including ones in teaching Pranayama and Hypnotherapy skills for Yoga teachers.  I have now also completed training in pregnancy yoga with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli and team....so watch this space for new classes soon!

I have found that people come to yoga for all sorts of reasons, but some of the benefits of a regular practice are;

improved strength in body and mind, increased flexibilty, growing sense of vitality and wellbeing, easing of bodily aches and pains, relief from stress and stress related conditions, improved mental health, increased sense of peace, calmness and positivity, a deeper connection with ourselves and with the world around us, increased self awareness and mindfulness, valuable time out from our hectic lives to relax and just be.... and many more. 

I believe yoga can be for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race, religion or belief, ability or background. All people are welcome in my classes. 

If you are pregnant, specially designed pregnancy yoga classes will be up and running soon, please do enquire.

If you would like to come to class contact me on 01278427778 or 07812667911 or melblackshaw@gmail.com to book your place today!  All abilities are welcome including complete beginners.



Monday evenings   7.30 - 8.45pm at Shapwick village hall   £54 for 6 weeks

Tuesday evenings  7-8pm  Online yoga via Zoom    £6 per session

Thursday evenings 7.30-8.45pm  Bridgwater Arts Centre   £54 for 6 weeks

Friday mornings 9.30-10.30am   Online via Zoom       £6 per session


Friday mornings 11.30am - 12.30 outdoor yoga at Victoria Park Bridgwater   £6 per session  (during summer holidays)

I also offer one to one tuition in therapeutic yoga and meditation for women's wellbeing and pregnancy yoga, sessions start from £37.  Contact me to find out more.....


01278427778/ 07812667911