brenda ward yoga Lytham




Join me for my week-long Yoga and Ayurveda retreat in southern Italy in September. 

The retreat hotel is a beautiful 19th century villa which occupies a commanding position overlooking the Bay of Naples with spectacular views out to Capri and Vesuvius and surrounded by beautiful botanical gardens.

Enjoy a daily morning practice on the hotel's roof terrace exploring a variety of Yoga postures, breathwork and meditation techniques and learning the daily routines of Ayurveda.

The afternoon is then yours to relax and soak up the sun on the beautiful local beach, visit the nearby town of Sorrento for shopping or sightseeing, enjoy the delicious local cuisine or hop on a train to take you to the archeological marvel that is Pompeii.

There are two levels of accommodation on offer - seaview rooms within the villa itself or simple retreat rooms situated in the hotel's peaceful botanical gardens. These are air-conditioned, clean and quiet and provide the perfect environment for reflection, meditation and mindfulness.  

There is also a payment plan to suit all budgets.

I always organise an optional day out taking a speed boat to Amalfi as well as an afternoon trip to a traditional lemon grove where you can see how the traditional liqueur, limoncello, is made.  The ice-cream they make here is one of the best in Sorrento too.

On a coastline that is notoriously expensive and which can get extremely overcrowded, I believe that I have found a gem of a hotel that is affordable, tranquil and beautiful.

If you would like to find out more or would like to book, please follow the link below or message me at [email protected].


1 - 31 MAY 24

Daily Online Classes

Via Zoom

14 SEPT 24

Beginning Your Ayurveda Journey Course - 16 places remaining


15-22 SEPT 24

Yoga & Ayurveda Italy Retreat - 1 double room remaining

Sorrento, Italy

28 SEPT 24

BWY Diploma Course (L4) Teacher Training - FULLY BOOKED

Lytham, Lancashire, England

SEPT 23 - JUNE 24

BWY Foundation Course 2 - In person - FULLY BOOKED

Lytham, Lancashire, England


Hi, I'm Brenda:)

Thank you for visiting my website. 

Following a back injury in my late 20s, and having run out of options with conventional treatment, I turned to Yoga as a last resort.

Little did I know that the accident was a blessing in disguise and would prove to be a turning point in my life.  Blown away by the improvement in my back, I eventually gave up my career as a solicitor in the City to qualify as a Yoga teacher in 2004, determined to share this transformative practice with as many people as possible.

This passion has continued to grow - I now teach full-time offering a variety of group and private classes, both in-person and online. I also run meditation classes, regular wellness retreats in the UK, Italy and Thailand and a variety of Yoga foundation courses (1, 2 and by distance learning) with the well-respected British Wheel of Yoga.

I am also running my first 500-hour L4 Diploma in Teaching Yoga in September 2024.

Through my teaching, I help to guide students back to radiant health and wellbeing, enabling them to navigate their life in a calmer, more joyful and balanced way.  

And, having experienced life with chronic pain, I believe that Yoga should be for every body, so my classes are very inclusive - whatever your age, level of ability or experience, you will always feel welcome. Through a combination of physical practices, breathwork, meditation, philosophy and deep relaxation, you will leave feeling nourished, recharged and energised.

I'd love for you to join me.

I'm also an Ayurvedic consultant and offer private consultations, advice and treatment by appointment at my beautiful home studio in Lancashire. I also run the Beginning Your Ayurveda Journey module with the BWY and sell a selection of products that I have curated to help you to integrate this powerful, healing practice into your daily life.  Please head to my online shop for these.

Finally, I update my website regularly so please visit to find out about upcoming events, book an online class, explore my retreats, browse my online shop or read one of my health and wellbeing blogs. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the mat at one of my classes, courses or retreats very soon. 

B x


"I found Brenda when I signed up for a yoga foundation course. I thought initially it would be a good idea to attend a class or two of hers while completing the course. As soon as I started to attend I realised I had found an extremely talented yoga teacher and I quickly signed up to her monthly classes.

What makes her different from other teachers is the variation of the classes, her unbelievable attention to detail for each pose (she seems to know exactly what part of the body you’ll be tensing before you do!), her knowledge and subsequent inclusion during classes of the philosophy of yoga, and her strong focus on pranayama. Brenda’s attention to detail and dedication to yoga also made the foundation course easy to navigate. She was an excellent teacher that went the extra mile to ensure you got the best out of the course.

For anyone thinking of taking the course, choose Brenda as your teacher. It will be a life changing experience. It goes without saying I will be carrying on with the classes for the foreseeable future and will be first in line when she’s qualifies to teach the teachers."

Susan Drew, Foundation Course 1 by distance learning 2022

Why Yoga?

My love affair with Yoga began when I was 27 and living in London, my home city. I had badly injured my back and for the next two and a half years had tried to find a way to get it better . . . . . . .

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"As a total beginner to Yoga, I was a little unsure what to expect but wow I have been blown away by Brenda’s classes!  They are relaxing, invigorating and empowering. I have definitely found a new love for Yoga. I would highly recommend to all - you won't be disappointed."

Rachael Marsh, Facebook Review


Restore, Relax & Retreat

My Yoga retreats take place in the UK, Italy on the stunning Sorrento coast and Thailand on the magical island of Koh Samui. Promising an inclusive approach to Yoga practice, mindfulness and all-round self-care, these retreats are a perfect escape from the day to day. 

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"I loved this morning's practice, Brenda. I am really noticing how much stronger I am since we started, it is amazing to me. Actually I could go on for hours here about the beneficial changes I have noticed, physically and mentally. It really is amazing."

Lynn P, Online Yoga Student

Passionate About Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Based in Lancashire and hosting classes and retreats across the UK, Europe and worldwide, I am passionate about promoting the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing benefits of Yoga. So whether you are looking for a Yoga class to help you become stronger and more flexible, overcome an injury, cope with the stress of a hectic corporate schedule, escape for an hour from the demands of daily life, cope with insomnia, improve your sports performance and so much more, send me a message today at [email protected] to discuss the most suitable class for you.

As Featured In

As well as teaching Yoga, I love writing about it too.

In addition to the regular blog posts I publish on this website, I have also contributed to a variety of health and wellness publications including the Evening Standard, Health & Wellbeing, Sheerluxe, Style & Decor, Woman's Own, Yours and We Are The City. This gives me the opportunity to reach a wider audience, helping to inspire more people to embrace a healthier lifestyle.

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Member Of The British Wheel Of Yoga

I have been a British Wheel of Yoga teacher since 2004, a Foundation Course 1 tutor since 2019, a Foundation Course 1 by distance learning tutor since 2020 and a Foundation Course 2 tutor since 2022. I also became a CPD tutor and an Ayurveda module tutor in 2023. In September 2022, I began training to become a Diploma Course Tutor and look forward to qualifying in early 2024. I plan to run my first BWY L4 500 hour teacher training course in September 2024.
The British Wheel is the largest Yoga membership organisation in the UK, committed to promoting a greater understanding of Yoga and its safe practice through experience, education, study and training.
Its aim is to promote good, safe practice of Yoga through trained, experienced, qualified teachers and it intends to be a guide for all who practise Yoga. As such, I am proud to represent it.
For further information on the British Wheel of Yoga, please go to its website at,uk

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