Coronavirus Update:
ALL classes currently online.
Venue classes: NO classes at present – due to Government pandemic restrictions. This includes classes in Stoke Bishop (Bristol), Long Ashton (Bristol/North Somerset) and Blagdon (North Somerset), see below for details.

Gary Osborn-Clarke has been teaching yoga since 2002 and practising yoga since 1995 – for more details, go to
Gary’s style of teaching is a traditional approach, based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, with a focus on asanas (postures), including detail based on BKS Iyengar’s style plus a flow based on Ashtanga Vinyasa, with meditation and pranayamas (breathing exercises).

Online live yoga classes

SCREEN FATIGUE? Tired of looking at a screen?
Try my yoga online classes: they focus on you and your yoga practice, not the screens.
EASY to join these classes on Zoom: contact me via email to enquire – booking a place and payment online.
Doubts, reluctant to try yoga online? See feedback about online classes below, and on Testimonials page.

Want to know more? See Testimonials page, go to
Contact me via email

NOTE: February 15th to 19th – NO classes (Half term holidays)

12pm – 1pm
5.30pm – 6.45pm
7pm – 8.15pm

10am – 11.15am
12pm – 1pm
5.30pm – 6.30pm – DACB staff ONLY

12pm – 1pm – DACB staff ONLY
6.30pm – 7.45pm

10am – 11.15am
12pm – 1pm

Instead of waiting for me to come to your hall or office, you can join me any day and time, and you can attend more than one class per week.

Single class: £9 per class
Block of classes:
Plan A – 2 classes for £15; 4 classes for £30. Pay for a block and then decide which class to attend (no need to book class time).
PLan B – 4 classes for £20 – only for those with reduced income due to pandemic lockdown.

My virtual door is open.

Depending on the device used, you might need to download the Zoom app (eg moble phones and tablets), but with a PC and laptop clicking to allow Zoom to run when starting a class. Contact me for help; or for details about how it works see Zoom website see
Email me for details.

Please note disclaimer: I am not responsible for accidents in own home during a yoga class, eg furniture etc close to you during class.

Feedback for online classes:

“Being able to do your yoga classes online during lockdown was incredibly helpful and helped me maintain peace, calm and well-being – one of the highlights of lockdown! It’s inspired me to get back to regular practice. Thank you Gary.” Charlotte C, August 2020

“Thoroughly enjoyed the class. Regretting I hadn’t joined earlier.” This student is blind, testimony that you can do online classes without looking at the screen (all the time), just listening. JH, June, 2020

“I have enjoyed the classes. I find it helpful that you are instructing rather than showing/doing as I find it makes me concentrate far more on the posture itself and how it feels, rather than how it looks!” – Chloe H, June 2020

“Thanks again for the class tonight! It was so much better than any other class I’ve done online. Quite a few other online classes have been similar to doing a YouTube video, but with yours it felt like I was actually in the class! Your feedback throughout the class and describing the adjustments were really helpful and will really help me to improve my practice – something I haven’t had with the other classes.” – Kate B, April 2020.

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Yoga classes in venues

NO classes at present – due to Government pandemic restrictions. See below for details.

Yeo Fit (Yeo Valley HQ) Blagdon
TUESDAY 9.30am to 10.30am (60mins)
Term payment: TBC(£8 per class).
Single payment: Subject to space and advance payment only, £10
Venue: Yeofit Studio, Yeo Valley HQ Canteen, Rhodyate, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7YE – parking one site
Google maps link: Yeofit at YeoValley location
Picture of studio, yoga with a view:

Long Ashton
FRIDAY 9.50am to 11.05am
(75 mins)
Term payment: TBC(£8.50 per class).
Timetable: TBC
Single payment: Subject to space and advance only, £10.50
Venue: Long Ashton Community Centre, Keedwell Hill, Long Ashton, BS41 9DR – free car parking available; located just 4 miles from Bristol city centre.
Google map link: Long Ashton Community Centre location
Picture of hall with Covid-secure class – social distancing :

Westbury-on-Trym/Stoke Bishop
FRIDAY 12.15pm to 1.15pm
Term payment: TBC (£8 per class).
Timetable: TBC
Single payment: Subject to space and advance payment only, £10
Venue: Scout Hall, Northcote, Great Brockeridge, Westbury on Trym, Bristol BS9 3TY; small car park on site and street parking.
Google map link: Scout Hall location
Picture of hall with Covid-secure class – social distancing:

All classes will follow the Covid-19 rules, such as 2m distance between mats, controlled entry and exit (masks worn entering and leaving, but not on yoga mat during class), you will need your own yoga mat. Track and trace (I will know who attends, email and phone etc). ALL classes must be booked, drop-in is not allowed.
Full details on request, I can send you the risk assessment for each venue and my own (which will be the same as the venues).

Limited space: Each venue has a limit under Covid-19 social distance rules. Which does mean I cannot have as many as I did before lockdown, with all factors taken into account, I have had to increase my prices from pre-lockdown.
If I do get enough signed up for a block I will offer SINGLE class places (payable in advance).
SPECIAL DEAL: To help you book a block (term), I will offer you a chance to catch up any missed class in the venue via my online classes so you do not miss out (note: to be used within a week of the missed class – as with all blocks missed classes are not refundable or carried over into following term). Should we be forced to lockdown due to local outbreak or national, I will address what to do with payments then! They will most likely be held over, depending on charges I get from venues. Sounds complicated! It is but we can do it! Anything I have missed do ask.
Please note: Payment plans for online classes (which will continue) will carry on as separate from venues payments.

Yoga mats: Covid rules mean you must bring your own yoga mat – I cannot provide my mats for use. Buying your own, I use
Not such a bad idea as then you have one at home to practice and join my online classes too (which will carry on as my new normal!)

Other classes in venues suspended for now:

Mondays 7pm Stoke Bishop Primary School – No classes at present: waiting to see when I can return
Venue: Stoke Bishop Primary School, Main Hall, Cedar Park, Bristol BS9 1BW.
Off-street parking available: entrance to right of main building, use lower gate and park in playground – hall entrance from playground not school’s front entrance. Google map link: Stoke Bishop school location
Picture of hall:

Classes in venue
MONDAY – Southmead Hospital – staff
No classes at present: waiting to see when I can return
5.15pm to 6.15pm (90 mins)
Staff only – if you work at Southmead Hospital North Bristol Trust (NBT) this is for you
Venue: Seminar room (most weeks no. 5) at Learning and Research building, Southmead Hospital (NHS North Bristol), Bristol BS10 5NB.
Contact me

WEDNESDAY – Winford – general public/drop-in
9.45am to 11am (75 mins)
POSTPONED No classes at present: waiting to see when I can return
Venue: Winford Village Hall, Felton Lane, Winford, Bristol BS40 8AD – car parking available in streets nearby (usually plenty of space)>
Google maps link: Winford Village Hall location
Picture of hall:

WEDNESDAY – DAC Beachcroft LLP – staff
5.30pm-6.30pm (60 mins)
DAC Beachcroft staff only – staff classes run in 10-week blocks – contact Gary for details
Venue: Portwall Place, Portwall Ln, Bristol BS1 6NB

THURSDAY – DAC Beachcroft LLP – staff
5.15pm-6.15pm0pm (60 mins)
DAC Beachcroft staff only – staff classes run in 10-week blocks – contact Gary for details
Venue: Portwall Place, Portwall Ln, Bristol BS1 6NB

Prices: offers and block booking

See above for details.
Block bookings are for consecutive classes, and is non-refundable due to non-attendance.

Feedback from some of Gary’s students:

“I would like to say thanks for introducing me to yoga, a subject I never took seriously until I attended your classes. Your in-depth knowledge of the topic meant that you were able explain the different postures, to a level of detail that allowed me to understand how they worked on the body and where the benefit lay. You are an excellent teacher, much thanks.” – Andy Connell, December 2018

“I’ve done yoga with a number of teachers over the years in Bristol and elsewhere, and Gary is up there with the best. Here’s why. Firstly, he uses a consistent routine which which means that after doing his class for a few years I know the poses so can concentrate on the important stuff such as breathing, noticing what changed from last time I did a particular pose, being in the moment. Having said that, Gary also makes sufficient changes week by week to keep things interesting.
Another key thing that Gary gets right (and is not easy) is to speak the right amount. So in terms of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, he doesn’t talk too much, or too little; he gets it just right.” – Jim R, August 2018

“The yoga classes focus on fundamental moves which I feel are safely within my comfort zone whilst still pushing me enough to progress my strength and flexibility. I really enjoy having a focus on both my physical and mental health. The weekly sessions keep me injury free so that I can keep up my other sports commitments, along with the added bonus of feeling refreshed at the end of a long Monday!” – Dr Kim Hannam. Musculoskeletal Research Unit, University of Bristol, Jan 2015

“The classes are a perfect mix of yoga and breathing exercises and have become one of the highlights of my week. Gary is the best yoga teacher I’ve had and I really like the format of his classes plus his useful teachings and insights on both yoga and meditation practice.” – Mel Randhawa, April 2014

“I have dabbled with Yoga for years but never really ‘got it’. Gary is the first teacher I have met who actually teaches rather than just stand at the front of the class doing the poses. From one of the first classes when he went over and over how to actually do Down Dog properly , then how to do sun salutation correctly. Never rushed never trying to do too much. Holding the pose or the twist or the stretch long enough for the pupil to feel the benefit. I think I might finally be getting it! — Lynn Nov 2012

More feedback on Testimonials page at

General information about yoga classes

      • All levels of experience welcome: Yoga classes are open to everyone, from beginner to experienced, as Gary offers options with the difficult exercises, so everyone can take part and those with more experience can also enjoy the classes.
      • Each class begins with a warm up (downward dog/upward dog, and sun salutations). Each week Gary focusses on themes (eg: standing, seated hip openers and forward bends, twists, backbends, and inversions). The class ends with meditation (and pranayamas) and relaxation (you get to lie down!). Gary combines detailed instructions with a flowing class of exercises.
      • Gary teaches a mindfulness-based yoga practice, with emphasis on developing our self-awareness, by establishing a connection between our body, breath and mind.
      • The basis of yoga is learning to breath efficiently and healthily – Gary places a lot of emphasis on our breath and how to cultivate it.
      • If you want to learn and also challenge yourself, yet feel relaxed and revitalised… come along to a class and see for yourself – you can join the general public classes any week an come as often as you like.

More information about classes:

      • Wear comfortable clothing suitable for exercise; bring something warm to wear or a blanket for relaxation at end of each class; and ideally, do not eat meals before session – allow 4 hours after large meal, and about 2 hours after light meal.
      • The best way to know if his way of teaching yoga is for you, is to come along and see for yourself (and you have any questions, contact Gary).

Yoga classes

“If we really follow one direction in yoga as far as we can go, then it will lead us along all paths of yoga.”
—TKV Desikachar