Join us in online classes on Zoom.  All you need is a laptop/smartphone/tablet with webcam, and a small space in your house. Uplifting yoga to strengthen and nourish body and mind.



Classes are taught by certified Iyengar Yoga teachers Jess Wallwork and Sarah Dietz. The classes are designed to help you develop strength, stamina, steadiness and flexibility. Regular practice of yoga can help you maintain physical health and mental well-being, promoting more balance and harmony in your life.

All classes are suitable for complete beginners or those with experience.  We can provide discounted yoga kit for you to use at home.

The club is run on a voluntary basis. Presently it is being run by Dr Matt Dietz and Dr Sarah Dietz, both employees of the University.

How to join

The group is open to everyone who is eligible to use the Staff Social facilities.  To stay informed about our classes, including when course tickets go on sale, sign up to our mailing list.  

Bookings and payment

Please note: Fees are non-refundable except where a medical condition prevents you from continuing. 

If you are new and wish to join partway through a block you can just pay for the remaining weeks - contact for payment details.


July/August 2020 - ONLINE YOGA

Description and Dates



Mondays 7:30am with Jess 

N.B. New time! 7:30am

6-week block of online classes

29 June, 6, 13, 20, 27 July, 3 August  2020



Tuesdays 1:00pm with Sarah

6-week block of online classes

30 June, 7, 14, 21, 28 July, 4 August  2020


Wednesdays 4:30pm with Jess

6-week block of online classes  1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 5 August  2020


Wednesdays 6:00pm with Sarah

Dates ongoing

Online classes, pay weekly

£6 per class

Book by the week by emailing Sarah on

Thursdays 8:00am with Sarah

Dates ongoing

Online classes, pay weekly

£6 per class

Book by the week by emailing Sarah on

Jess is also offering General, Intermediate and Gentle classes at other times, contact her for information by emailing 


For insurance purposes before attending your first classes you must fill out this short health questionnaire: Yoga Group Medical Form (Office document, 30kB) and send it to the relevant teacher (Jess on or Sarah on  You must update the teacher on any further health issues or injuries.

If you have any questions about your suitability for the classes or health issues you need to discuss - in particular if you have recently had surgery, a severe illness or other medical condition or injury (especially spine or neck related) - please contact the relevant teacher before the classes begins, by emailing Jess on or Sarah on

Practical considerations

Online class disclaimer:

Yoga Kit at home

In our campus classes, all equipment is provided.  However, during coronavirus shutdown you will need to use whatever equipment you have at home: a sticky yoga mat and common household items like blankets, towels, kitchen chairs and long belts/ropes. However, specially designed equipment can make your practice safer and more enjoyable. With this in mind UoB Staff Yoga Club can arrange quality equipment to be delivered direct to your door from our supplier at reduced prices.  For more info and a price list, contact

About Iyengar Yoga

The Iyengar method of yoga is named after our teacher Yogacharya Shri B.K.S. Iyengar. The teaching helps you focus on correct alignment of the body in poses ensuring you’re working safely, with maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and wellbeing.

The postures are very precise and you will be guided through them by experienced teachers who are trained to make appropriate adjustments for different physiques and for people with specific problems. The classes can be hard work, as the poses involve intense stretching; however, you will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer. The immediate benefits of Yoga are greater flexibility and strength, and better physical health. As you continue with your practice, psychological and spiritual benefits begin to appear.

Be sure to tell your teacher if there is anything they should know about, such as a bad back, stiff shoulders, sore knees etc. All poses can be modified for these conditions and may well help relieve them.

The Iyengar Yoga Certification Mark is a guarantee of excellence, clarity and depth of understanding.

Mailing list

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