NEW CLASS - Easy Yoga for Everyone

Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at Beaconsfield Hall, Shipton-under-Wychwood. All abilities welcome and catered for. This is a meditative, easy, gentle class which leaves you feeling full of energy, yet relaxed, calm and quiet.

Deep breathing is suggested throughout the class.

Consisting of:

Floor warm-ups and stretches

Standing and sitting postures

You will find it easy to fall into a deep state of relaxation in the last posture

We have extended the term and classes will now run to 15th December £8 per class

Due to social spacing, numbers are limited – please get in touch if you wish to book a place

Yoga Classes have restarted!

Classes are running at Asthall Manor, Burford on Monday at 7.30pm & Beaconsfield Hall, Shipton-under-Wychwood on Wednesday at 9.45am. Please see our Classes page for more details.

Online Classes


You are invited to join Karuna and Ruth for a Zoom class, It’s every Saturday at 9am, at 10.30 Ruth continues for 30 minutes with pranayama and talk.


If you would like to join – and I hope you do. Please email Karuna on


I am putting the dates up on the website for residentials and days, this years and next, fingers crossed.

If Yoga is your passion, Ruth White offers yoga teacher training courses She teaches nationally and internationally and is experienced and qualified to give you the skills you will need.

Teacher Training

Yoga Classes

Ruth White holds three regular weekly classes in the Cotswolds on a drop in or termly basis, all levels of ability are welcome and catered for. 


These are usually held in quiet country houses with sea or country views. They are carefully chosen for their ambiance which is conducive to yoga. Currently in British Isles, Europe and India.

Quotes from some happy yogis who have attended Ruth White residentials or weekly classes

"You have been a massive inspiration in my teaching career over the last 25 years and I still quote you to this day from things you used to tell us during our teacher training". Shakti Kali Kaloczi

"Thank you for the wonderful practice and for Ruth's pranayama. I just love listening to Ruth explaining about the body. I  was left feeling energised in body and calm in mind" Marina 

"We both love to come to your events whenever we can and have been doing so for many years.  Especially in these sometimes troubled times and as I get older I really feel the need not only for the physical asanas in yoga and your skill in teaching them, which is second to none, but also the spiritual guidance and the camaraderie of fellow students and of the qualified teachers.  I feel that Roy and I are very lucky to have the opportunity to have a share in your retreats.  We always feel uplifted and refreshed after attending your yoga events and look forward to the next one.  We carry the memory of what we have done and heard and discussed and it is most sustaining always. Vivienne and Roy

"I have enjoyed my teacher training with Ruth White - currently now at the end of Module 5 (out of 6). Working with her has taught me as much about myself as about yoga. I can now put together a balanced practice for my classes. Additionally, I can adjust other people with confidence and know which postures are safe/unsafe for people with different circumstances (for example, pregnancy, or who have hip problems, etc.) It has also been an invaluable, and a wonderful experience, to work with other trainees. The camaraderie and support given by the group gives you a sense of stability and companionship, sharing our experiences and tips. I have much peace in my training, and always find the teacher training sessions inspiring - and her yoga sessions leave me in a positive place. I recommend Ruth if you want to learn thoroughly and be able to teach with confidence and conviction."  Nicola

"I recently experienced a private yoga session with Ruth and it was absolutely wonderful. We started on her back arch and it made everything else feel so much easier. She assessed my posture and noticed my long neck, giving me exercises and stretches which were specific to my needs. She also gave me some great new sleeping positions to try! If you can, it really is worth treating yourself, her knowledge of yoga and the body is second to none! "  Suzanne

Just back from Two Days of Yoga with Ruth at The Fire College Moreton in Marsh. A lovely weekend. And so good to connect again with Ruth,John, greet old friends and make new connections.  Although I live quite a distance away, my purpose is to join Ruth on as many yoga weekends/retreats as possible. I have a double curvature of the spine which has been greatly improved by the daily use of the Ruth White back arch and by stretching correctly. Ruth has great wisdom and experience. Her calm yet firm method of teaching, her spiritual talks and heartfulness leave me better off physically spiritually and emotionally. I will be joining her class again in July and have already booked a place at Hawkwood in September."  Caroline

"I’ve been attending Ruth’s yoga classes and residentials for over ten years and recently went to her fantastic weekend retreat in Moreton-in-Marsh. Ruth has the ability to quieten the mind and help create space between thoughts, whilst literally stretching you to your maximum and waking up the body. All of which help make you more ‘present’ and ‘at one’. She is undoubtedly one of the wisest yoga teachers I’ve had the pleasure of meeting! Her approach is very nurturing and she genuinely cares for her students and their yoga practice, I could not recommend her enough!Shireen

Ruth White Yoga Teaching

The Teaching Cause has been running for 40 years. It is based on Advaita, which means non duality, and heeds Patanjali's eight limbs of yoga including pranayama and meditation.  During an international career Ruth has trained over 1000 teachers, written regularly for magazines and journals, appeared on radio and television and made yoga DVDs.

Through the practice of asanas or postures, we bring back our natural state of balance and harmony. By working in a quiet and attentive way, keeping full attention on the asana we are in, the mind has a chance to fall quiet. This way of working allows us to come back into the present moment, and not to dwell on the past or future. Working in the present moment synchronises mind, body and breathing.

Students comment on how much more relaxed they feel.  All abilities and methods are welcome to work with us in yoga. The teaching aims to take the student past the usual point where they would stop, i.e. past their usual limitations.  The trainee Teachers are personally trained and taught hands-on corrections and how to adjust to the ever changing needs of the students. The classes are caring and the teaching precise and quiet.

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