Hello and welcome to yoga in Otley

My name is Mona Fairholme and I have lived in Otley, W Yorkshire since 1983.  I am married  to an amazingly supportive husband and we have 2 wonderful grown up daughters.

I have always wanted to help people and have done many things in my life which have helped individuals. When I discovered Dru Yoga and experienced how the techniques were helping me, I was really excited. I have now found a way to share these techniques with lots of people at the same time. There is a wonderful ripple effect with Dru Yoga. You help one person become calmer/less stressed/ happier  etc and the effect spreads out to the family, friends and even to the workplace. Dru empowers people, enabling them to help others as well. Whatever the problem we can find  a yoga solution.

I have been teaching Dru yoga and meditation in Otley and Leeds since 1999. I have taught in many settings, including regular classes, gyms, schools and in the corporate world. I also deliver individual tuition and run workshops and retreats in Yorkshire and abroad.

Since 2006 I have been involved with the training of Dru Yoga teachers in Horsforth and I now head up the Dru Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Leeds with a team of very experienced tutors and local Dru Yoga teachers. As a senior tutor I specialise in all aspects of posture work, alignment, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy. I like to make yoga very practical, applicable to everyday situations. It is like having a toolkit for life.

Dru Yoga North is part of Dru UK. In Leeds we have trained over 142 Dru Yoga teachers and we currently have 27 student teachers in training.

I was presented with the Dru Leadership Award in 2013.

Background training

My recent background is in health and well-being. My training in Reflexology (1995), Dru Yoga (1998 ) Dru Meditation (2004)  and  Emotional Freedom Technique (2008), means I am able to help people on different levels to achieve better physical, mental and emotional health. I am currently extending my knowledge and experience by studying on the brand new 2 year Dru Yoga Therapy Course. I am a trained Yoga Sports Coach (2011 with Yoga Sports Science).

What I can offer you…

  • General yoga classes
  • Individual tuition in 1 2 1 sessions (or small groups)
  • Pre-natal yoga
  • Healthy back care programme
  • Stress Management
  • Breathing techniques to help asthma, anxiety, insomnia, and stress.
  • Therapeutic yoga for various conditions.
  • I offer individual or class coaching to enhance sports performance whether it is for individual or team sports.