Westminster School of Yoga

Welcome to this website - your first step to a more relaxed and healthier lifestyle. The Westminster School of Yoga is based in SW1V and the principal is Gabriele Avery (formerly Steen), also known as Nataraja, a yoga teacher, complementary therapist and Soul Midwife operating in Pimlico, London and Surrey.

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Coronavirus update

These weeks are very testing with most of us asked to remain in social isolation. Not being able to see loved ones who perhaps are living on their own or are in hospitals or care homes can be heartbreaking. You need to take extra care during this time to look after your own wellbeing, physically, mentally and emotionally.
We don't have control over what is happening right now here in the UK and around the world, but we do have control over how we respond to it.
I have produced a series of recordings called 'a Moment of Peace and Calm' exploring different ways of how you can address your anxiety and fear during this difficult time. They invite you to take 5 minutes out of your day to address your own needs.

Of course I can't give you any touch therapies, like Reflexology, for the time being but all my yoga classes are now online.
If you like to join us, please contact me.

A HUGE thank you to our amazing staff in the NHS and in the essential service industries.

I offer you

  • Yoga online classes - day and evening classes
  • Private yoga tuition - online - specified routines for various conditions including cancer and lymphoedema / please scroll down for testimonials
  • Meditation classes - online - introduction courses as well as private tuition and guidance
  • Yoga retreats in the UK and abroad at hand selected venues - currently suspended
  • Yoga teacher training in the UK - accredited to the IYN (Independent Yoga Network) - currently suspended

    For more information and how to join online classes
    please contact me by email or by phone


    "I saw Gabriele a number of times during my first pregnancy for reflexology. She has a holistic approach and also gave me some personalised yoga and meditation advice during the sessions depending on the aches and pains or worries I was having at the time. I believe that this was definitely a contributing factor towards my straightforward labour for which I required minimal pain relief." - Dr. Anna Mustill -

    "I had been meaning to start yoga for at least 10 years before I actually started. Life gets in the way. Then, aged 55, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and subsequently suffered Lymphedema of my right arm. By pure chance, Gabriele came into my life and I am so lucky to have found her. She is gentle and intuitive to my complex needs. She motivates me to try and do a little more when I need it and takes our sessions slowly when I am not 100 %. I have found a new body awareness through yoga, gradually becoming stronger and find her sessions rejuvenating and relaxing at the same time. She is wonderful and, with all my heart, I would recommend her to anyone, but particularly those affected by cancer and lymphoedema." - Anna P., Kingston

    "I always look forward to Gabriele’s yoga class. It enables me to maintain my fitness & flexibility; especially important as one gets older. Gabriele is very patient and treats each person as an individual, recommending different approaches to postures, depending on the ability of the student." - Veronika S. -

    ""I can thoroughly recommend Gabriele's weekly yoga classes. She is a gifted teacher who responds with consideration to the individual needs of her pupils and creates a calm and inspiring atmosphere in her classes. An essential boost to one's well-being!" - Lynda W. -

    "I have been practising yoga for more than 30 years and have met a number of teachers in that time. Gabriele is to my mind the very best. Her mind and body are so perfectly balanced that spending time with her is a calming and soothing experience I look forward to each week. I only wish she held more classes in my area!" - Margaret J -

    "I have been attending Yoga classes and retreats with Gabriele for many years now.  I find her classes challenging and relaxing all at once.  Her knowledge of mind, body and spirit and how that runs along-side yoga and a balanced life-style is vast. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable teacher"  - Sandy Stanton -
  • My fundraising events

    My 2020 fundraising is in aid of the Royal Trinity Hospice. I like to support their incredible work for people who are dying. Thank you for your support.

    Where do we work?

    Update: Currently all of our classes are online only

    We usually work in the UK in Pimlico/Central London area (SW1) close to Victoria and Vauxhall BR stations and Underground stations Pimlico, Victoria and Vauxhall
    and in the New Malden area, Surrey (KT3) near the A3 and easily reachable via Southwestern trains to New Malden BR station

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