I believe Yoga can be fun & also have profound effects on many levels.
In the Transformational Yoga workshops we work with many techniques to release blocks in the physical body & by doing so, often find emotional, mental & heart releases too, bringing us back to that feeling of wholeness.
Does this resonate with you?
This is a unique style of Yoga combining Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Meditation, sometimes Yoga Nidra, occasionally a little dancing & always some fun!
My workshops are open to all abilities, no experience necessary.
With techniques to take home with you, you will leave these workshops with a sense of calm, feeling energised, clear & purposeful.
Autumn/Winter 2019 WORKSHOP DATES/THEMES -​

The Transformational Yoga & Meditation Urban 'Calm Before Christmas' Day Retreat

SUNDAY 8th DEC 2019

10:30am - 4pm



Connecting with our individual strength & the beauty of nature as we prepare for the festive season. 

A powerful blend of Classical Asana, Pranayama, Mantra, Releasing Raja Yoga, Yoga Nidra,
Meditation & Mindfulness.

Having trained in India under the creator of this beautiful style, Joanne brings this practice to York for you to experience the many elements of this special, transformative style.

​This full day workshop is being held in the most amazing space - a wonderful yurt on the outskirts of the York ring road (Wiggington Road). 

The space has a beautiful wooden floor, heating, is lit by a glass dome & as the natural light fades, with fairy lights. It feels truly magical!
Arrive by 10:15 to settle in and enjoy a social cup of herbal tea.

The day workshop will explore many elements of Transformational Yoga & include,

- A morning of connecting with our inner strength & releasing tensions.

- Classic asana's, bandha's & pranayama.

- Intention awareness to manifest our hearts desire.
- Seasonal awareness & connecting with some 'calm before Christmas'

- A yummy, healthy lunch & herbal teas. 

- An afternoon of calming, nourishment & stillness. 

- Chakra balancing seated flow & Meditations.

- Conscious Journalling & Fire Pit releasing
- Yoga Nidra (conscious sleep).
- Meditations & releasing mantras.

- Always lots of love...

You will leave the day feeling balanced & rejuvinated after spending a day of 'you time'

Investment - £60 to include lunch & tea's

Suitable for all & plenty of parking should you be driving.

Limited to 13 - Contact me to book your space.
This is going to be a special nature inspired workshop!

SORRY FULL - Please contact me to register your interest in January's - 'New Year Nourishment'

'The Calm Before Christmas Yoga Workshop'

SUNDAY 1st DEC 2019

@York Yoga Studio, Acomb, YORK

09:30 - 13:00


This ½ Day ‘Calm before Christmas’ workshop will give you the calming,
nourishing time you need before Christmas & include -

- Releasing, calming & rebalancing postures.
-Techniques to clear the mental chatter & connect with our inner Calm

- Breath work & Mantra to see us through the festive season with a smile.
- Relaxing Yoga Nidra (Conscious relaxation)

- Festive meditations & intention setting

..and always lots of love.

With a pause for a nourishing cuppa & a few festive snacks,
you will leave the day feeling centred & calm & ready for the festive season.
                  Suitable for all levels & everything provided.



Don't just take my word for it...

"Jo you have a lovely energy. It was so restorative & relaxing. I felt really held"

- Mandy


"I love your Yoga style Jo! Time goes so fast during your classes. Everything was perfect"

- T​

"I really enjoyed my first workshop. It felt a sensory experience with the lights, music & essential oils. I found it really beautiful. Thank you."

- Sophie

2019 Joanne Merlini - Transformational Yoga