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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Yoga, Reflexology and Meditation can help with a wide variety of problems

Are you suffering from stress and stress related illnesses such as sleeping disorders and digestive problems?

Do you wish to complement your sporting activities with healthy, safe stretches and increased lung capacity?

Are you experiencing Tension, Tiredness, Headaches, Back ache, lack of joint mobility?

Are you looking for natural ways to encourage and support a healthy pregnancy?

Do you want to keep flexible and fit as you get older?

Do you want to treat yourself to a yoga retreat in the UK or abroad?

Are you looking after a loved one who is palliative?

I offer you

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

  • CPD training for qualified Reflexology therapists

    CPD courses on various aspects of Reflexology:
    Training in small groups (max of 4 students) to ensure maximum benefits
    (all training days 9.30 am - 5.30 pm/ max 4 participants/ training in London and/or Surrey)

    For more information on any of my CPD courses or if you want to arrange a personalised session
    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 2019 fundraising is in aid of the Royal Trinity Hospice in memory of my dear husband, Bryan Avery. Please mention his name when you donate online to the charity Royal Trinity donation. Thank you for your support.

    Where do we work?

    We 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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