Registered Osteopath

– José Manuel Ponce

About Manuel

structural & cranial osteopath since 1989

manual therapy – acupuncture – yoga



Manuel began his body-work career in 1980 training to teach yoga with the London Sivananda Yoga Ashram, where he was resident until 1985

He studied osteopathy at the British School Of Osteopathy in London (1985-89) and went on to study cranial osteopathy with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching foundation, and  Sutherland Cranial College

Most recently he studied distance craniosacral integration at Thomas Myers’ College Of Craniosacral Therapy

Other post-grad qualifications have included medical acupuncture, further yoga teacher training and yoga nidra.

Manuel runs clinics online and in-person in London (UK). He also runs yoga retreats and holidays in his home in Trujillo (Spain)


  • Yoga Siromani (Sivananda 1980)
  • DO in Ostepathy BSO 1989
  • Cranial Osteopathy (STF / SCC 1991-98)
  • Yoga Instructor (Sunra 2000)
  • Facilitating Learning (C&G 2007)
  • Medical Acupuncture (Herts Uni 2014)
  • Yoga Nidra (Yoga Leela 2020)
  • Distance Craniosacral (CCST 2021)

Professional Development

In line with statutory regulation Manuel has continually extended and updated his professional competencies with areas of special interest including

  • Osteopathy in the cranial field
  • Counselling skills & CBT
  • Facilitating Learning In adults
  • Treatment of Babies & children
  • Evidence-base for yoga as therapy
  • Biomechanics & neuroscience of movement
cranial osteopath José Manuel Ponce

Current Projects

In addition to the weekly group classes I am planning a series of half and full day on-line workshops with topics including

  • Strategies for managing chronic pain
  • From core strength to dynamic stability
  • Managing & preventing low back pain
  • Harnessing the power of breath for physical & mental health

Contact Me


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Lavender Heal 
189 Lavender Hill
London, SW11 5TB UK

Spanish Yoga Retreat 
C/ De Mingo Ramos 22
10200 Trujillo (Ca) Spain

Tel +44 7735448588


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