Embodiment Yoga......bring transformation to your life

Yoga classes for Embodiment & Trauma, Berkhamsted in my Woodland Yoga Studio

Yoga is an inspirational journey, a practice that helps you re-connect to your body (embodied) and to slow the continuous loops of thoughts that plague us. By connecting with who you really are beneath the identities and labels we place on ourselves, we can begin to transform not only our physical selves but also our outlook on the world. We take the journey of becoming a Human Being, rather than a Human Doing. I truly believe that each one of us is traumatised to some degree and it affects our lives in ways we are not even aware of.

  • Would you like more awareness of your habitual patterns?
  • Discover what keeps you stuck causing tension and stress?
  • Begin to live in your body not just in your mind?
  • Move towards a fulfilling life rather than a functioning life.

The goal is not to tie ourselves in knots, we're already tied in knots. The aim is to untie the knots in our hearts. The aim is to unite with the ultimate loving and peaceful power in the universe - Erich Schiffmann

I offer yoga classes in various methodologies including; Embodied Hatha, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga.  I offer in-person yoga classes Berkhamsted, in my woodland yoga studio in Ashridge Forest and Online. All my classes are friendly and nurturing, with the practice centered around you and your body, rather than fitting you into the yoga postures....A Person Centred Yoga Practice.

I weave together seasonal wisdom with physiological instruction, poetry and philosophy.  I share my 30yrs of practice and 15yrs of teaching as a facilitator rather than teacher. Read more about the different yoga classes here.

or check out  class schedule here

I look forward to connecting with you...contact me to book a class TODAY, I'm happy to answer any questions you might have.



Summer Schedule starts 19th April 2022

ALL CLASSES ARE FULL except the following classes; but you are welcome to sign up to my newsletter or WhatsApp group to be be the first in on future classes. Contact me here

Yin Sanctuary, Tuesday Eve 7pm, Berko Town Hall  A mindful bridge to your inner world, is open to all abilities. A practice slow, deep practice that concludes with yoga nidra.

Wednesday Eve 7pm, Ashridge (Hatha) This is a dynamic class, focusing on building strength, flexibility and an understanding of yourself.

Private Sessions Bespoke sessions tailored to your unique body, helping you get the most from your practice on all levels from embodiment to calming your mind.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga as an clinical adjunct treatment for PTSD and C-PTSD. I have a couple of slots available for private sessions. Read more here

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Summer Weekend workshops; Restoratives & Sounbaths

one day yoga retreat bucks
One day Retreat 23rd April
yoga and hiking retreat august 2022
yoga classes berkhamsted
find out more


kirtan in berkhamsted
weekend yoga


wood fired hot tub
weekend and week long



I am so VERY grateful to Soraya for all that she has offered me personally and for my staff and children at my school. For anyone who has never tried or is even slightly tempted in trying yoga I can’t recommend Soraya highly enough . 

4 years ago I was that person, now my two yoga sessions a week can’t come quick enough for me and really are a highlight of my week , as they are an enjoyable and restorative way to end the day and so support my mental health and well-being. Her sessions are so much more than just yoga , interweaving mindfulness and thought provoking reflections and poetry that personally connect with you. 

I have so much to personally thank Soraya for and have every confidence that her sessions will resonate with you too .

Suzanne Stace

Head Teacher

Soraya's classes are undeniably transformative. I joined 5yrs ago when having two very young children. They classes have allowed me an invaluable moment of weekly tranquility whilst connecting back to myself and my body. 

Each class grounds me with Soraya's beautiful movement through the poses as well as her inspirational readings and own powerful reflections on life and connections to nature. I genuinely couldn't recommend Soraya and her classes more highly.

Charlotte Robinson

The classes are very focussed and fun each week.  Soraya teaches in a very relaxed way but always pushes me to stretch myself to my fullest potential, which ensures genuine improvement in my flexibility.  As well as the physical work, the classes combine an element of mind work which compliments the class really well and always leaves me with a calm inner feeling.Mark 

Mark Woodbridge

Soraya's approach to yoga is perfect for me. She has really taught me to be able to slow down and appreciate the important aspects of my life. Through her teaching I have learnt to listen to my mind and body...her approach wether online or in person is to both challenge and guide you.

Before meeting Soraya I never thought yoga was for me! I'm not flexible or bendy. However I have learnt that this is not the point of yoga...there is so much more to the practice. I have developed a deeper understanding of myself and my life.

Through attending weekly classes, weekend workshops and going on Soraya's retreats I have also developed some amazing local friendships and feel part of Soraya's yoga community.

Emma Williams

I love Soraya's yoga. Every class is different but familiar and builds strength, stability and peace. She stretches our bodies and our minds. My body ALWAYS feels better, shoulders looser, back longer. 

She challenges us to think differently and to think more deeply, with pertinent readings that flow through the postures.

Joanna Brown

Soraya....in all sincerity, you are the reason for my positivity and perseverance. I was not in a good place before I did my first class with you, you really have changed my whole attitude towards life generally and not just yoga

Alison Bateman

There aren't many yoga teachers who possess the ability and skills to teach on both a physical and spiritual/personal level and make you feel safe enough to embark on this...Soraya is all of these.


Soraya's approach is brilliant . She is the first yoga first teacher who has really taught me how to align and be fully aware of my body. Her wholistic approach and gentle guidance has also helped me further along my spiritual journey   towards mindful embodiment. 


Living in balance workshop

A free gift for you....

Are you feeling stressed, tired, lethargic?

Try this 20 minute Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep with a trace of awareness) that can take you into your deepest brainwave patterns and bring you into a state of deep calm, you just need a quiet space to lie down.