Discover the journey of ancient yoga teachings in Romford

PUBLISHED: 12:00 17 January 2016

Yoga expert Mary Griffiths in Raphael park

Yoga expert Mary Griffiths in Raphael park


Dating back to Ancient India, yoga is an effective tool for reducing stress while improving physical health.

And in Havering, Mary Griffiths hopes to promote this through her Body and Soul yoga club.

Unlike typical yoga classes, this one won’t require you to leave the comfort of your home.

Mary is starting an online club, where members will be taught the philosophy behind yoga, in order to promote a deeper understanding of the practice.

The idea is based around the classic text The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali .

It explains how the ancient teachings reached Tibet from their home in India, more than a thousand years ago.

Mary said: “It’s a classic novel that will help people develop their spiritual connection with yoga.

“Through the club, I hope people will enjoy the opportunity to discuss the text with others.”

There will be regular meetings in Havering cafes, where members will be able to get together over cake and coffee to discuss the book and also practice some meditation.

The group is open to everyone, whether they are completely new to yoga or experienced and looking to develop their knowledge further.

To sign up to the club, visit and register your details

The first meeting is on January 29 in Raphaels Cafe, in Raphaels Park.

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