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The gentle nature of our Zen Yoga style is suitable for beginners as well as those more familiar with yoga. Focused on breathing, energy, restoration and mindfulness, we also do gentle work on the spine that encourages the detox process. Students who join our sessions vary from those with back pain, overactive thyroid, ME, fatigue, anxiety and stress, to those who simply want a relaxing stretch or a spiritual focus to yoga. [Find out more about the benefits of Zen Yoga ]




a. 'Open Class': Drop-in gentle and mindful general classes in Greenwich for those who are simply curious to try, or would like to start building a habit of Zen Yoga:

  • Bi-Weekly: 2nd & 4th Fridays (7.30pm to 8.30pm) 

  • Location: Pilates & Rehab's Mat Studio, London (see map/direction)

  • Level: All Abilities

  • Investment: £10 drop-in (or 'Class Pass')

  • Note: Please bring your yoga mat with you as we have limited spare mats.

  • Directions: Nearest station is Cutty Sark DLR or Maze Hill Rail. The MAT STUDIO entrance is located at 81 Lassell Street, SE10 9PJ (off Trafalgar Road), just go through the wooden garden gate and down the first staircase to find us. (Photos)


b. 'Restorative Yoga' at Your Style Fitness studio in Woolwich Arsenal:

  • Weekly: Thursdays 8pm-9pm

  • Location: Bentham House, 2-4 Station Way, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6FJ (About 5 mins walk straight down from Woolwich Arsenal Station)

  • Membership & Pay as you go (Free Trial Pass available on YourStyleFitness website)


c. 'Gentle Yoga' in Bermondsey is a Community Class open to anyone above the age of 55 and a volunteer project with Age UK:


d. 'ONLINE Zen Yoga/Meditation Class' on the HOWNOW online platform:

  • Enjoy the relaxing and restorative benefits of our gentle and mindful Zen Yoga class no matter where you are in the world!

  • It is like a normal class except you will only be able to see May teaching on your laptop screen (as other students are not shown to you) and you can even do it in your living room without leaving home...all you need is your mat, laptop and internet.

  • Book here:




'7 Days of Zen Yoga': Explore mindfulness and a bit of the different elements in Zen Yoga at your own pace through our ONLINE mini video course on YouTube (playlist):




We believe in yoga as a way of life, and invite current students as well as new friends to explore 'Karma Yoga' (yoga of actions) as well as other aspects of spiritual growth and wellbeing.

FACEBOOK Group: Uncovering the Divine Feminine (CIRCLE)



*Please note: May is registered (RYT200) with the Yoga Alliance and a fully qualified Zen Yoga teacher.


"Gyate Gyate Hara Gyate, Haruso Gyate Boji Sowaka."

("Going, going, on beyond, totally beyond, grounding in enlightenment."

~ The Heart Sutra; Hannya Shingyo)