Yoga - our inspiration

"I use yoga to energize when feeling tired, to relax when feeling tense, to calm down when feeling agitated and also to regain a sense of proportion when feeling hard done by.  I continue to practice because it would be impossible not to." - Pauline, DSY Graduate

Yoga is a system of physical, mental and spiritual development

It is not a religion and can be practised by anyone irrespective of age or gender. Yoga acknowledges differences in culture, religion, mental & physical health. The effects of yoga practice are both curative and preventative and will be reflected not only in the body but also the mind and spirit.

The word yoga means 'union' or 'joining', thus the numerous practices aim to integrate all the various aspects of one's being (the physical, mental and spiritual). Yoga originates from the Indian subcontinent where it has been practised in various shapes and forms for many centuries. To find our more about the history of yoga, click here.

The yoga methods are a multi-dimensional approach, incorporating physical exercises, breathing techniques, diet, massage, relaxation, meditation and philosophy.

 To find out more about the Devon School of Yoga's holistic approach to yoga, click here.

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"I've only ever followed what the universe told me to do."

Retreats & workshops


Holistic Yoga Autumn Retreat 2019

8th - 10th November 2019

Rill Estate, Devon
3pm Friday until 3pm Sunday (2 nights)


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North India Spring Retreat 2019

Basunti Private Retreat Centre
2019: 26 March - 11 April

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Holistic Yoga Workshop Cornwall

10th February 2019

10:00 - 16:30

ELM Yoga, St Austell, Cornwall
With Duncan Hulin

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Summer Solstice Workshop 2019

22nd June 2019

10:00 - 17:00

Yoga Torquay
With Duncan Hulin

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Seasonal Sangha 2019

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Derekthedog yoga centre
With Duncan Hulin & friends

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Devon School of Yoga Video


‘How I got into yoga’

Director of the School, Duncan Hulin explains how he came to yoga and the School's conception and philosophy.

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