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Mary’s morning Yoga classes offer an opportunity to get your day off to a good start by energizing your body and calming your mind. Mary’s evening Yoga classes offer the perfect opportunity to let go, unwind and relax after the stresses of your day. Mary’s classes allow you to explore and develop your Yoga postures, breathing, chanting and meditation.


7.30pm – 9.00pm (drop-in, mixed ability)
Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price:  £7.50


9.30am – 11.00am
Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price:  £7.50

6.00pm – 7.20pm (suitable for beginners)

Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price £7.50

7.30pm – 9.30pm (course)
Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price:  £75.00 (for 10 weeks)


7.30pm – 9.30pm (drop-in class)
Venue: Roath Church House
Price:  £9.00


6.00pm – 7.20pm (suitable for beginners)
Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price £7.50

7.30pm – 9.30pm (drop-in, advanced & intermediate)
Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price £8.50


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

Venue: Bridge Cottage
Price:  £7.50

Find out about yoga classes

For those students who have been practicing for some time, a Yoga class may not be sufficient to fully explore the joys and benefits of Yoga. Mary’s Saturday and Sunday classes allow students to explore Yoga postures, breathing and meditation in much greater depth, both for expanding their practice and for personal development.

Day Courses for 2019

A day for you to experience Yoga on a deeper level than is possible in a 1.5 or 2 hour class. We work harder, breathe deeper and learn more.

Each day brings its own challenges, but you will leave calm and refreshed.

(Bring lunch to share)

Venue:  Bridge Cottage

All Day Courses: 10.00am to 3.30pm

All Day Courses Price:  £40.00

Saturday 6th January 2019.  Meditation in daily life, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 7th January 2019.  Yoga day, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 17th February 2019.  Yoga day, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 17th March 2019.  Yoga day, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 16th June 2019.  Yoga day, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 19th October 2019.  Meditation in daily life, Bridge Cottage

Sunday 17th November 2019.  Yoga day, Bridge Cottage

Find out about yoga day courses

These courses and classes offer a Yoga Experience and are aimed at you. Some groups work with dynamism and flexibility while other groups cater for those who require a gentler approach.

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.

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!

Yoga Retreats

Yoga group on retreat

30th November to 2nd December 2018

Venue: Penpont
Price:  £260 (£70 deposit)

12th to 14th April 2019

Venue: Tyddyn Retreat
Price:  £270 (£70 deposit)

13th to 15th September 2019

Venue: St Nons
Price:  £270 (£70 deposit)

Yoga Week Retreat:

5th to 12th July 2019
Venue: Penpont
Price:  £580 (£100 deposit to hold a place)

29th November to 1st December 2019

Venue: Penpont
Price:  £270 (£70 deposit)

3rd July to 10th July 2020

Venue: Penpont
Price:  TBA

4th December to 6th December 2020

Venue: Penpont
Price:  TBA

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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