Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is the application of yoga practices specifically tailored to your personal needs to support your own health and wellbeing.  It can be helpful at any age and no previous yoga experience is required.  Yoga Therapy can be offered alongside existing medical treatments and complementary therapies and can help and support a variety of conditions such as: 

  • Back pain
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders such as IBS
  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Pre & Post Natal
  • Menopause
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Respiratory conditions including Long Covid 
  • Insomnia
  • Fertility
  • … and more.

For more information:  Yoga Therapy


Yoga Classes


Studio Yoga Classes At Ilkley Yoga Centre:

Prenatal Yoga

Wednesday Evenings 

18.15 – 19.15

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Online Yoga Classes

Live streamed yoga classes via Zoom Enquire Now 

  • Tues 7pm – 8.15pm Hatha Yoga
  • Weds 9.00am – 10.15am Gentle Yoga 



Your teacher

Gillian is an experienced Yoga Teacher and fully qualified Yoga Therapist having practiced yoga for 21 years and taught for over 14 years.

She qualified to teach yoga with Triyoga, London (2005 – 2007 – British Wheel of Yoga accredited).  Gillian is also a qualified Pregnancy and Post-natal yoga teacher (Sitaram – Uma Dinsmore-Tuli), Restorative Yoga teacher (Anna Ashby, Triyoga), and has also completed a 2 year diploma in Yoga Therapy including clinical experience with Yoga Campus (British Council of Yoga Therapy Accredited) .  She has kept up to date annually, as required by the British Wheel of Yoga, with Continual Professional Development courses such as yoga for disability, lower back pain, anxiety, depression and many more.  

Gillian has a wide range of teaching experience gained during this time including pregnancy and post-natal sessions, yoga for tired teachers at a special needs school, yoga classes for people suffering from mental illness at a secure mental health unit and yoga for adults with special needs and learning disabilities at residential care centres.  Gillian also led pain management yoga classes as part of a social prescribing mindfulness programme at a local charity.  

Drawing inspiration from the different styles of yoga she has practiced over the years and from the therapeutic, healing practices she has learnt during her Yoga Therapy Diploma, her philosophy is that yoga is for all and her teaching is compassionate and adaptive.

She believes yoga can be beneficial for anybody.


What students say

Gillian’s classes are always a pleasure to attend, she has a very calming quality and always attends to each clients more

Why yoga?

  • Increase flexibility
  • Relief from stress
  • Reduce muscle tension

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