05 July 2015

Too Clever-The Tibetan book of living and dying

"If you are too clever you could miss the point completely "
Pautrul Rinpoche
The Tibetan book of living and dying

18 June 2015

Summer class timetable

The summer timetable for classes run by Yoga Mama here at The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy has been released. It comes into effect on Monday 22 June and lasts for 8 weeks. Prenatal Yoga and Pilates classes will continue as normal throughout the summer, but other courses may be shortened.

Day Course Time Teacher Duration Price
Mon Mat-based Pilates 7 - 8pm Laurent 6 weeks £56*
Mon Back / Core Rehab 8 - 9pm Rachel 6 weeks £56*
Tue Prenatal Yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm Claire Ongoing CLASS PASSES
Tue Prenatal Yoga 8 - 9pm Claire 6 weeks CLASS PASSES
Wed Tai Chi 9:30 - 10:30am Enid 4 weeks £56
Wed Postnatal Pilates 12 - 1pm Rachel 4 weeks £56
Wed Prenatal yoga 6:45 - 7:45pm Diane Ongoing CLASS PASSES
Wed Restorative yoga 8 - 9pm Diane 8 weeks £112
Thu Mum & Baby yoga 10:30 - 11:30am Hajni 4 weeks £56**
Fri Ashtanga Yoga 9 - 10:30am Cherie 4 weeks £64
Sat Beginners Ashtanga yoga 8:45 - 9:45am Degy 4 weeks £56
Sat Prenatal Yoga 10 - 11am Cherie Ongoing CLASS PASSES
Sat Prenatal Pilates 11:15am - 12:15pm Rachel Ongoing CLASS PASSES

* No class Monday 6th July
** No class Thursday 2nd July


To book your place on any of the courses advertised, call us on 020 8789 3881 or send an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

16 June 2015

Autumn Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training


18 - 20 SEPTEMBER AND 2 - 4 OCTOBER 2105

Bookings are now being taken on the Yoga Mama Autumn 2015 Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training course. This 80-hour course, fully accredited by YogaAlliance UK is open to qualified yoga teachers and trainees and covers the following topics:

  • Asana, pranayama (breathing and relaxation techniques)
  • Sequencing pre and postnatal classes
  • The dos and don'ts of pregnancy yoga
  • Propping and assisting pregnant students
  • Pre and post natal anatomy for yoga
  • Common ailments associated with pregnancy
  • Setting up classes for pregnant students


The course costs £750. However, if you book and pay before 31st July 2015, you can take advantage of the early bird offer of £695.


For more information about the course, visit the Yoga Mama website.


To request an application form, please email education@yogamama.co.uk.


Once you have submitted your application form and your qualifications have been ratified, you can book your place on the course by calling 020 8789 3881 or by sending an email to info@putneyclinic.co.uk.

09 June 2015

Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training day


SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2015, 10AM - 5PM*

Yoga Mama will be running a Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training course on Sunday July 5th 2015 (10am – 5pm) at our studio in Putney, south west London. This one-day course is fully accredited by Yoga Alliance UK and is for qualified pregnancy yoga teachers.

This course is open to teachers who have completed the Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training or those with a similar pregnancy yoga qualification.


The course will cover the following:
  • Anatomy and physiology of postnatal women. This includes: pelvic floor recovery, hormonal changes, rectus separation and birth trauma.
  • Specific postnatal yoga practice, which will include safe core work.
  • Common complaints of postnatal women.
  • Emotional needs of postnatal women (including postnatal depression, feeding issues, loss of identity)
  • Running postnatal classes.


  • The course will include both lectures and practical sessions.
  • Throughout the day, there will be recap quizzes.
  • You will be asked to observe two postnatal yoga classes and write up observation notes (prior to attending or submitting within a reasonable time frame after the course).


You will receive a Yoga Mama postnatal certificate. You will also be able to use the training day towards your Yoga Alliance CPD points.

  • Cherie Lathey:  Senior Yoga Teacher and Director of Yoga Mama Teacher Training School. Director of The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy.
  • Katie Howard:  Women's Health Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor.
  • Alison Downey:  Midwife at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.


The cost of this one day course is  £125. For Graduates of Yoga Mama Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training Course, the cost is £110.


Email info@yogamama.co.uk for to apply for this course.

Upon confirmation of your place, bookings can me made via email on info@putneyclinic.co.uk or by telephone on 020 8789 3881.

* Subject to sufficient numbers

30 May 2015

Foam Roller Workshop



SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 2015, 2 – 3:30PM

Join us for an exciting journey into the benefits and uses of the foam roller. Learn techniques to improve flexibility, function, performance, and reduce injuries, including practical instruction on how to do a selection of exercises.


This workshop costs £25.There are limited places on this workshop, so booking is essential. For more information or to book your space, ask at reception, or call us on 020 8789 3881. Alternatively, you can email us on info@putneyclinic.co.uk.


Leslie Abrahams: Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor and Educator. Trained in Physiotherapy, Leslie is also an international Presenter and APPI Pilates Master Trainer, and regularly travels locally and abroad to present to Physiotherapists and other health professionals. He has experience dealing with clients post injury and surgery to functional restoration. He also enjoys challenging his fit clients with higher-level exercises.

Yoga Mama demo class Om yoga show.

A photo from one of the demonstrations by Yoga Mama at the Manchester yoga show.

29 May 2015

Job offer: Receptionist £14-15K

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy is currently seeking a bright, outgoing and dynamic full time receptionist at its busy clinic in Putney, south west London.

The position requires that the candidate not only represents the clinic as the front of house ambassador, but also acts as support to our team of medical staff. This is a perfect role for an individual who is looking for a reception position with additional duties. For the success of this role, the ideal candidate must be confident, personable, and have a professional manner.

This pivotal role requires previous receptionist experience. Excellent communication and multi-tasking skills are necessary, along with a good level of numeracy and literacy. Core duties will include:

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Answering and screening all incoming queries via phone and Outlook
  • Manage our practice diary (An Online System)
  • Take payments and undertake general administrative duties
  • Ordering stock
  • Adhering to clinic policies.
  • Reasonable typing skills

Applicants should also live in an area with good transport links to Putney (South West London). Applicants will need to have an excellent command of the English Language, both written and spoken. We are looking for someone to join our team as soon as possible, so you will need to be available for an immediate start. 

Please note that we will only be able to contact those who are shortlisted to progress to the interview stage.

Please send your CV, including two referees to cherie@putneyclinic.co.uk by 12pm on Wednesday 17th June.

Pattabhi Jois Led Ashtanga Intermediate series 1989 complete series video

I absolutely love this footage.

Thank you to grimmly2007 for finding and sharing this gem.

11 May 2015

The OM Yoga Show Manchester 2015

The OM Yoga Show Manchester will take place this weekend and Yoga Mama will be exhibiting on Stand C10 over the three days. If you are planning to visit, pop by and give us a visit.


We will be holding introductory prenatal yoga classes for women over 14 weeks pregnant. They are also for yoga teachers who would like to more about teaching pregnancy yoga. See times below.

  • Friday 15th: 1:15 -1:45pm
  • Saturday 16th: 10:30 - 11am
  • Sunday 17th: 11:15 - 11:45am

30 April 2015

Nepal Donation Yoga Class


Donation Yoga class this Friday, 9.00-10.30am.

(All monies raised will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee)

This will be a led ashtanga half primary class, with a short, loving kindness mediation. All levels welcome.I suggest a fee of £15 per person, but feel free to pay more or donate what you can. Please bring cash so we can bank it to the charity on the same day. The Putney Clinic will match all monies raised.

If you would like to make a donation without attending, please put in the donation box here in the Clinic.