Registered Osteopath

– José Manuel Ponce

Private Yoga Classes Online

yoga & functional exercise just for you

for your pain, for your fitness, for your health,
for your happiness







Private Yoga Classes

This bespoke one to one yoga programme is for you if you are looking to resolve pain and other specific symptoms or simply wish to improve your overall fitness, vitality and wellbeing naturally

  • From musculoskeletal pain
  • and common complaints affecting digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and other organ systems
  • to low mood, anxiety and fatigue

studies show that yoga helps you resolve a huge array of mind and body ailments and boost your whole wellbeing

Pain Changes Everything

While group classes are great for keeping healthy, working with pain requires a unique set of priorities which can be best met one-to-one

Yoga One To One

In pain or pain free, a private yoga class offers you that extra level of safety and specificity to get naturally back to health


We start with a full structural, functional and health assessment from which we set up your bespoke programme


We won’t force your body into strenuous shapes, impose correct breathing, or struggle to suppress your thoughts

We will explore movements and positions that help you fully inhabit your body, resolve patterns of strain, re-establish muscle synergies, regulate your breath and calm your mind

And you will get the chance to explore how you use your body in different situations and learn to apply your shiny new motor skills to the things you love to do

Functional Exercise

Life Is Your Gym

Yoga is excellent for developing mobility, strength, stability, posture. And brilliant for dealing with stress, a major contributor to poor health and pain

Learning new skills, however, has one peculiarity. What you learn is specific to that situation

Studies show that what you learn on the yoga mat transfers poorly onto functional tasks like sitting at the office or running effectively

Forget what you’ve been told about functional exercise. Functional exercise is engaging in your usual activities with a new awareness and a willingness to apply you’ve learnt on the mat

Functional exercise is not exercise at all. But it is essential in any form of rehabilitation

How Can Yoga & Functional Exercise Help Me?

A major driver of inflammation and pain, stress is behind many common ailments and is one of the top predictors for injury

Yoga has been shown to reduce stress, calm inflammation and relieve pain through its fusion of gentle movement, breath regulation and mind calming practices

Studies show yoga is effective for

  • strains & sprains anywhere in your body
  • back pain and sciatica
  • neck pain, migraine & headache
  • pain and stiffness from joint wear-and-tear
  • fibromyalgia
  • elevated blood pressure
  • anxiety & insomnia, and much more …

Your Free Assessment

To ensure the aptness of the programme to your needs contact me for a 30 minute online chat. It’s free of charge and obligation free too!

Private Yoga Classes


Wed – Sat, 10:00 – 20:00 (London UK)

Sun 10:00 – 14:00 (London UK)

Session Times

  • Assessment – 30 mins
  • Sessions -1h 15mins
  • time – by appointment

Contact me for your free initial screening and assessment


  • Initial assessment – FREE OF CHARGE
  • X 1 session – £40 (GBP)
  • x 2 sessions – £70 (GBP)
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Private Yoga Classes



Payments are managed by PayPal. PayPal accept all major debit & credit cards and you don’t need to have a PayPal account

To pay with a card simply choose the grey “check out” button in the shopping cart, then enter your details

Online classes are run on Zoom

You’ll need to sign up with Zoom and download their free app. Signing up takes just a couple of minutes

To Book A Session

Please contact me to request an appointment


You can pay for your session online with a debit or credit card, or by direct banking transfer (BACS). Contact me for my A/C details

Some Of Your Questions Answered

Are the activities suitable for me as a beginner?

Certainly. Yoga can be easy or demanding, gentle or strong, depending on your abilities, your needs, and also your preferences

A major theme in yoga is right effort: yoga takes the middle path using a gentle but sustained level of effort which absolutely anyone can do. This fortifies your body without creating tension or strain

There is evidence that the majority of body twisting poses are modern, dating back to late 19th and early 20th century and are likely of European origin

I don’t discount the possibility of the poses having been transmitted orally within India. But the evidence is not much in favour…

Can I join a group class instead?

A group class is a great way to get fit, stay healthy and work with issues like stress reduction or elevated blood pressure. Pain, however, changes everything

When you are in pain 1 to 1 offers you the best in safety and effectiveness

Working with pain calls for adequate examination, diagnosis and a targeted treatment plan that respects your symptoms and supports healing and repair

When you’ve worked through the pain a group class is a great environment for continuing to improve your physical and mental resilience

Group size is kept to 4 max so you still get a top level of support

Can yoga make my pain worse?

Though nothing is 100% risk free, studies have consistently shown yoga to be extremely safe

Yoga has a very low risk of adverse effects, with serious reactions being extremely rare

While experiencing pain working under the guidance of a qualified therapist is an imperative

One-to-one we can set up your programme so you can work effectively, safely within your limits and at your own pace

What's stress got to do with it?

Stress is one of the top predictors for injury

Perceiving something as stressful stimulates a flight-flight cascade to up-regulate your blood pressure, inflammation, pain sensitivity and many other vital functions

A healthy response is for your body to return to a baseline of rest and repair

Persistent arousal maintains inflammation with consequences ranging from blood vessel damage to tissue injury, anxiety and fatigue

Yoga helps you better cope with stressful events to reduce arousal, calm anxiety to let your body rest, reset and repair

How does yoga differ from physical therapy?

There is much overlap between the two. In general

Physical therapy works to improve mechanical function such as muscle tone, stability, mobility and alignment for your fitness and wellbeing

Yoga is a mindfulness-based body therapy with a focus on mind-body connectivity and stress reduction for your physical and mental health

Working together yoga and physical therapy embrace the mind-body spectrum to provide you with a sound base for healthy function


What is mindfulness?

The role of the mind is to think. The mind will not be emptied. But it can be filled. This is mindfulness, which at its simplest means just paying attention

Yoga practice invites you to pay attention. Just at as you do when you’re driving, or reading, or enjoying a beautiful view

All effort in yoga, mental and physical, is gentle. This is key to avoiding tension

Paying attention shows you how you use your body and provides a platform for learning new movement habits that’ll keep you mobile, strong and pain free

I'm not very flexible. Will I find yoga difficult?

Not at all. Yoga is about balance.

Many limb-mangling, upside-down, inside-out postures are conspicuously absent from ancient texts, with many scholars dating these to the 19th & 20th centuries

If your body is stiff you’ll benefit from improving your mobility

If you’re naturally supple balance may come from developing muscular tone for support

Yoga is about you, what you want to achieve, and how you want to practice

yoga one to one

José Manuel Ponce

UK Registered Osteopath
& Yoga Teacher

Manuel has been practicing yoga all of his adult life and teaching since 1980

Inspired by the evident power of body work to enhance every aspect of human wellbeing he studied osteopathy, qualifying in 1989

Manuel has dedicated his career to studying the transformative power of yoga and bodywork in your quest to find health, happiness and true satisfaction in your life


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