About Us

About Us2018-10-07T11:19:05+00:00
Dhanashri Townsend
Dhanashri TownsendPrincipal
Having practised Yoga for over forty years, and teaching for twenty years, Dhanashri offers her students a wealth of knowledge and experience. The need to subdue the ‘chattering mind’ together with a natural curiosity to explore the effects of movement in the body led to Dhanashri’s first Hatha Yoga class. Experiencing a calm peaceful mind, plus an energised body, began the long journey of self discovery through Yoga and Meditation. After completing advanced studies in Traditional Chinese Massage, the Meridian System and Yoga, the natural progression was the integration of Yoga with the Meridian System, and Taoist Philosophy. This led to advanced studies with leading Yin Yoga teacher Paul Grilley and more recently Sarah Powers. Dhanashri is also a Hoffman Process Graduate, and has recently completed training in Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family System Therapy, with the aim of weaving this psychotherapeutic approach into classes and also one:one sessions.


– Internal Family Systems Therapy Practitioner
– Insight Yoga Institute Member
– Paul Grilley Yin Yoga 300hrs Advanced Teacher Training
– Diploma Traditional Chinese Massage, Acupressure, Chi Balancing
– Diploma Integral Yoga
– Certificate 1V Yogalates

Peter Townsend
Peter TownsendPrincipal
Peter has always been passionate and enthusiastic about health. He was introduced to Yoga by his wife Dhanashri in the mid 1990’s. What began as a novel way to stretch the body after an intense body building session became a life altering experience. He completed his teaching training eight years ago. Peter believes that to be truly ‘whole’ one has to be strong, fit and flexible on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. He advocates an holistic approach to wellness which is reflected in both his teachings and lifestyle. He is devoted to the study of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita and enthusiastic about sharing the messages they gift us with.


– Insight Yoga Institute 60hrs
– Paul Grilley Yin Yoga 300hrs Advanced Teacher Training
– Purna Yoga 200hrs
– Certificate 111 Fitness
– Strength For Life Instructor
– Aquarobics / Austswim Instructor

Over the years Dhanashri and Peter have travelled extensively throughout India, imbibing the spiritual essence of that great and ancient culture.  The sharing of many significant, life changing experiences has greatly influenced their lives together as a couple, and their teaching of Yoga.

Ongoing education and training is of the upmost importance to this couple.  Apart from formal training they have also completed advanced training in Yin Yoga, Anatomy, the Chakra System and Meditation with Paul Grilley in California, and more recently with Sarah Powers from Insight Yoga.  They are passionate about sharing these teachings, enhancing the everyday lives for students.

Both are members of Yoga Alliance, the largest international organisation representing qualified Yoga teachers.

E-RYT500

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