Registered Osteopath

– José Manuel Ponce

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Registered Osteopath

And Yoga Teacher

José Manuel Ponce is a UK osteopath, medical acupuncturist and yoga teacher registered with the General Osteopathic Council. He has been in full-time practice since 1989

Manuel integrates structural and cranial osteopathy with acupuncture and yoga to suit your needs and preferences

Currently, he runs clinics, classes and therapeutic yoga holidays in London – UK and Trujillo – Spain, as well as online

Joseph Manuel Ponce Registered Osteopath

About Manuel
UK Registered Osteopath

Manuel began his body-work career in 1980 teaching yoga at the London Sivananda Yoga Ashram, where he was resident for five years, studying under the tutelage of Swami Vishnu Devananda

He trained in osteopathy at the British School Of Osteopathy in London (1985-89)


Manuel has studied cranial osteopathy extensively with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, and  Sutherland Cranial College

Most recently he’s 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


  • 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 accordance with statutory regulation requirements 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

General Osteopathic Council

Manuel is a full member of the General Osteopathic Council register. The Council regulate the profession and set the osteopathic education and practice standards

Osteopathy in the UK enjoys statutory regulation and only members of the General Osteopathic Council are able to use the title “registered osteopath”

Manuel is listed in the register as

Joseph Manuel Ponce
GOsC Ref 1038

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Contact Me


The Light Centre
151-153 Clapham Hight Street
London SW4 7SS
Appt's +44 7532671343


East Of Eden
Studio 1, 14 Hatherley Mews
London E17 4QP
Appt's +44 7532671343


C/ De Mingo Ramos 22
10200 Trujillo (Ca)