Yinka is an Osteopath and Yoga teacher practising in South West London, with over 25 years of experience. She has a passion for promoting health and vitality for all, restoring coherent movement to those with pain or restriction and encouraging exercise. Yinka’s interest in supporting people to better health and pain free movement inspired her to train as a yoga teacher, completing her British Wheel of Yoga Diploma in 2000. As well as teaching yoga and running her own practice, Yinka worked as an Osteopath at several general practices. General practice enabled Yinka to work within a multidisciplinary team comprising fellow osteopaths, GPs, physiotherapists, acupuncturists, counsellors, shiatsu therapists, and nurses.
Over the years Yinka has developed Yoga based movement and exercise© run workshops for teaching staff at several primary schools and has developed , a 2-day continuing professional development course run at the University College of Osteopathy. Yinka’s classes are open to all who feel they would like to learn more about their body and develop a yoga practice which will improve strength and balance as well as flexibility. The class focuses on building to the full classical postures using modified or alternative versions of the postures where necessary in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.
Yinka’s yoga for mobility and strength class
This class is designed to promote improved mobility and strength for living well daily. The classes include mindfulness and relaxation as well as yoga postures, with modifications where needed. Yinka’s classes are suitable for anyone who wants to improve their health and wellbeing; including those with muscle and joint pain, back pain and arthritis. This class is also good for who feel they would like to learn more about their body and develop a yoga practice which will improve strength and balance as well as flexibility.
“I really enjoyed your lessons, has been the perfect start to work out again after injury, I’m doing the same exercises at home every day and I feel fabulous since I started.” Andrea B 5 April , 2019
“I have started doing yoga with Yinka in January 2016. I was suffering with lower back pain and sciatica. Yinka with her expertise and her caring way, is able to tailor her Yoga classes with each person individual needs. Yinka makes a yoga class accessible to everyone. I am now able to do things I wasn’t able to do before, I feel a lot stronger, healthier and a lot happier about myself. “ Rosa 24 Mar , 2018
“If you lack confidence, are self conscious never done Yoga classes, older, clumsy, speedy and can’t relax Go immediately and see Yinka she’s so intelligent, understanding, comforting, and my balance problems – wobbly as the day is long – seem to be improving after only 2 months of her classes. And the best bit is my balance seems to be improving outside of my influence – brain adaptation – which Yinka as an osteopath and a yoga teacher understands perfectly. You can discuss why the brain adapts to change body issues as easily as a yoga pose. Best of all really, lovely and honest person. Michelin star.” Sharyn Davis 12 Sep , 2015
“Speaking as a complete novice to yoga and being of a certain age (61) I found Yinka to be very understanding of my capabilities. The classes were very personal and I found that Yinka was able to give that ‘one to one’ time to all her students, which I certainly found very helpful. I would thoroughly recommend her classes.” Dinah Gale 30 Mar , 2015