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Covid-19 changes

As a result of official advice on social distancing, Mary’s yoga classes will be taught over the Internet.  Details and links to the classes are set out below:

In this hard time where money can be short we are running a classes by donation for those who can and want to donate to:

Tuesday 10.00-11.30am

Weekly – 19 May to 30 June 2020

Zoom link

Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm

Weekly – 20 May to 4 July 2020

Zoom link

Thursday 7.00-8.00am

Weekly – 21 May to 23 July 2020

Zoom link


Thursday 7.30-9.30pm

Weekly – 21 May to 23 July 2020

Zoom link

Sunday Meditation 5.00-6.00pm

Weekly – 17 May to 19 July 2020

Zoom link


For further details contact us


What is a Yoga Retreat?

A Yoga retreat is about taking time for yourself.

In today’s busy world, we find ourselves pulled from pillar to post as we struggle to fulfill our roles at work, as part of a family and as a member of a group of friends.  It is all too easy to forget about yourself and to identify with the roles you are acting out.

A retreat offers the space and time to find yourself once more.

Of course, what you get from a Yoga retreat will depend upon who is running it, and the type of Yoga they teach.

What is special about Mary’s retreats?

Mary is renowned for teaching a dynamic, profound and holistic Yoga that is based on a wide range of traditions and schools.  As such, Mary goes beyond simple Asana (postures) and Pranayama (breathing) to help you learn to reconnect with your true self and to connect more openly with others.

Mary will help you identify your personal “blind spots” (those things about ourselves that we push into our unconscious mind) and to explore your personal Samskara (our unconscious patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviours).

Mary’s Yoga retreats are run in a non-judgemental manner, and with an ethos of compassion, empathy and tolerance.

Oh, and did we mention that you’ll laugh and relax and feel good too?

Weekend Retreats

A weekend retreat offers the space and time to let go of the stresses of your day-to-day life and to begin the process of reconnecting with yourself.

Typically, a weekend runs from 4.00pm Friday to 3.30pm Sunday.

View a sample weekend programme

Longer Retreats

A longer retreat (4, 5 or 7 days) allows you to de-stress, become present and learn to reconnect with yourself and others in a powerful but safe manner that is simply not available other than to those few people who drop out of mainstream life to live in a Yoga Ashram (monastery).

By the end of a week, you will be calm, de-stressed and much more aware of yourself, your surroundings and others around you.

You may even feel like you are seeing colours, tasting food and hearing music for the first time!

View a sample week programme

Yoga Retreats

Yoga group on retreat

6th to 8th March 2020 Venue: Penpont
Price:  £280 (£70 deposit)

27th to 29th November 2020 Venue: Penpont
Price:  £280 (£70 deposit)

Yoga Week Retreat:

3rd to 11th July 2020
Venue: Penpont
Price:  £590 (£100 deposit to hold a place)

Mary is also the founder and lead tutor for YogaMobility, which has been running Yoga classes for disabled people for more than 30 years.

YogaMobility Class

Classes are held at:

Sbectrwm, The Old School, Bwlch Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 3EF

Mondays 10.30am to 12.30pm
Thursday 10.30am to 12.30pm

Roath Church House, Waterloo Road, Roath, Cardiff CF23 5AD

Wednesday 6.00pm to 7.20pm



All YogaMobility class venues are fully accessible for disabled people.

Visit the YogaMobility website

WELCOME to Mary\'s Yoga

Mary Madhavi has dedicated her life to Yoga, and is one of the most experienced and intuitive Yoga teacher/group facilitators in Europe. With more than 40 years experience, she is internationally renowned and shares Retreats, Workshops and Seminars worldwide.
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Times & Directions

Class Times

Monday: 7.30pm – 9.00pm (drop-in, mixed ability)

Tuesday: 9.30am – 11.00am (drop-in, mixed ability)

Wednesday: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (drop-in, intermediate/advanced)

Thursday: 6.00pm – 7.20p1m (drop-in, beginners)
7.30pm – 9.30pm 1(drop-in, advanced & intermediate)

Friday: 9.30am – 11.00am (drop-in, mixed ability)


Bridge Cottage Woodland Retreat
148 Fidlas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14

Church House
Waterloo Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24

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