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Welcome to Orange Tree Yoga – Iyengar Yoga Southampton with Rachel Lovegrove.

Browse the site to find details of Rachel’s UK classes in Hampshire and her current UK events as well as international yoga retreats in Spain, Portugal and Italy.

Rachel is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and mentor based in Southampton, UK where she runs weekly yoga classes, monthly workshops and specialist yoga classes in the area for individuals, couples or small groups.

She is a highly skilled and dedicated teacher of yoga with over 20 years experience of teaching in the UK and abroad and is qualified to a high level under the auspices of the Iyengar Yoga Association. She would be delighted to welcome you to any of her classes or workshops, yoga retreats or intensives to share her knowledge and learning of this amazing art and science.

Rachel hosts regular Iyengar yoga workshops and retreats in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy and also hosts corporate classes and special events. Contact her today to book your place.

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Classes in Hampshire


Yoga Classes in Hampshire

“Rachel is brilliant! I love her yoga classes, afterwards you feel aligned from the inside out. You have to experience Iyengar yoga to realise how powerful it is, if you’re lucky enough to attend one of Rachel’s classes you will see for yourself!”

Current Timetable for Weekly Yoga Classes in the Southampton & Winchester Areas

Please contact Rachel via [email protected] or 07725120043 to enquire, or book your place by filling in this online form – CLICK HERE

January special offer for Hedge End, Wickham and Eastleigh classes – bring a friend and your first class is free!

Mixed Level Classes

Suitable for Beginners and Improvers:

Mondays 19.00 to 20.15 Wave, [email protected] Centre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End – Price £10 drop in or £24 for 3 sessions

Tuesdays 19.15 to 20.30 The Hub, Eastleigh – Price £10 drop in or £24 for 3 sessions

Thursdays 7.30am to 8.45am Target Health Group, Bedford Place, Southampton – Price £10 drop in. Discount for Target Health Group members available.

Fridays 12.15 to 13.30 New Energy Yoga, Winchester – Contact New Energy Yoga for pricing and bookings.

Saturdays 9.30 to 10.45 St Denys Church Hall, Southampton – Price £10 drop in or £24 for 3 sessions

Iyengar Gently

Suitable for Beginners, Older and Stiffer Yogis  or those recovering from injury or managing illness:

Mondays 12.15pm to 1.30pm Yoga Shed, Wickham – Price £10 drop in or £24 for 3 sessions

Tuesdays 2pm to 3.15pm New Energy Yoga, Winchester – Contact New Energy Yoga for pricing and bookings.

Intermediate Level

Suitable for those with a regular practice of at least 12 months – not for beginners to yoga

Fridays 10.30am to 12.00pm New Energy Yoga, Winchester – Contact New Energy Yoga for pricing and bookings.

Pregnancy Yoga

Suitable for mums to be. Private small group sessions on request.

Private Home Tuition

“I’ve been to 50 physios around the world to fix my back pain, nothing worked. Within 3 sessions of yoga with Rachel, the pain went away. Yoga has had a profound effect on my life.”

On request yoga courses for individuals, couples or small groups who want to organise their own private yoga sessions at home. Also for specialist classes where perhaps group class situations are not feasible. Prices start at £45 for a one hour session.

Corporate Tuition

On request for corporate events or ongoing in-house yoga for staff. Yoga in the workplace taken on a regular basis can greatly enhance the work-life balance and give participants a healthy and happy start to the day.

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Portugal Retreats


Portugal Yoga Holidays with Rachel Lovegrove

Rachel has been providing Portugal Iyengar Yoga Holidays and workshops for enthusiasts of all levels since 2003. As an internationally renowned Iyengar teacher with 20 years teaching experience, Rachel’s Iyengar yoga holidays provide a fantastic opportunity for a great learning experience in a supportive and relaxing environment, whatever your level of ability. In 2019, Rachel offers both residential and non-residential courses. The residential weeks are for all levels of experience and the non-residential intensives are for those with at least 12 months regular practice of Iyengar yoga or a similar yoga discipline.

2019 Dates:

  • February 11th to 15th – Non-residential Intensive Algarve – For Info Click Here
  • April 15th to 19th – Non-residential Intensive Algarve – For Info Click Here
  • May 24th to 31st – Residential Holiday All Levels Quinta Mimosa – Only One Room Left!
  • July 12th to 19th – Residential Holiday All Levels Quinta Mimosa
  • October 4th to 11th – Residential Holiday All Levels Quinta Mimosa

Click here to visit the Portugal Retreats Photo Gallery.

Pricing Info Portugal 2019

Residential Retreats (All levels welcome) in May, July and October:

  • Dormitory Option – €695
  • Twin Ensuite Per Person – €850/ Non-Yoga Partner €700
  • Single Occupancy – €1050

Prices include a 7 night stay, brunch daily and 5x 3-course evening meals, all yoga, towels, linens and yoga equipment. Travel, transfers, extra meals, excursions and massage treatments are extra. STERLING option for payment is available – please enquire.

Non-Residential Retreats (for students with 12 months yoga practice) in February and April – €250/ £225
Price is for the 5-day yoga course only. Refreshments each day will be provided. Click Here for more details

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Spain Retreats


Rachel is delighted to be hosting two Iyengar Yoga Retreats in Spain in 2019 at the lovely Centro Santillan retreat centre, near Malaga.

This is her first Spain Yoga Retreat at this deluxe yoga centre and after her visit there in September, she couldn’t wait to book her two retreats for 2019. The centre has a state of the art yoga studio, gorgeously appointed accommodation, beautiful gardens and pool and lovely indoor spaces with design and architecture typical of the area. The food is wonderful and transfers from Malaga airport are easily arranged.

2019 Dates: 3rd to 10th August – All Levels Summer Retreat
1st to 8th December – All Levels Winter Retreat (NEW DATE!)

2020 Date: 22nd to 29th August – All Levels Summer Retreat

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Pricing Info Spain 2019

Twin Shared Per Person (Private Bath) €995/ Non-Yoga Partner €775
Single Occupancy Rate (Private Bath) €1395

Prices include a 7 night stay, all meals, all yoga, towels, linens and yoga equipment. Travel, transfers, excursions and massage treatments are extra. STERLING option for payment is available – please enquire.

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Italy Retreats


Join us for a week of blissful immersion into Iyengar yoga, peace & relaxation in the heart of the Umbrian countryside at the beautifully appointed Locanda Quercia Calante retreat centre. The retreat is aimed at those with at least 12 months regular yoga practice, but non-yoga partners are very welcome.

For students with 1 year or more yoga practice.

2019 Date: 31st August to 7th September 2019

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Pricing Info Italy 2019

Twin Room per person – €995/ Non-Yoga Partner – €775
Triple Room per person – €890
Single Room Occupancy – €1425

Prices include all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner daily), a 7-night stay in an ensuite room, full course of yoga with Rachel. Excursions, transfers, massage treatments are not included in the price. STERLING option for payment is available – please enquire.

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About Rachel


Rachel Lovegrove is an internationally renowned, certified Iyengar yoga teacher with over 25 years experience. Beginning in 1998, she trained to a high level in the UK and India with senior Iyengar yoga teachers and maintains her personal development with regular contact with Advanced senior teachers such as Manouso Manos in California and Paxti Lizardi in Madrid. She recently completed advanced training in Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics in Los Angeles California with Manouso Manos, and every two to three years travels to India to study with the Iyengar family in Pune. To become a certified Iyengar yoga teacher takes years of rigorous study and evaluation, ensuring a high standard of knowledge and safe learning experience.

Originally working in the music industry in London, she left EMI Records in 2005 to pursue her vocation in yoga teaching full time. She spent 12 years in Portugal giving weekly classes as well as international workshop and retreats and from November 2018, relocated back to the UK to be close to her mother and family. Her teaching style is pragmatic, open and supportive and she is dedicated to helping people reach their full potential through the practice of yoga. Students are welcome from all backgrounds and all levels of ability or experience.

Contact Rachel


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Contact Rachel direct using the options below if you have any yoga holiday or class related enquiry.

If you are ready to book a yoga retreat or workshop, you can go straight to the booking form by clicking HERE and select the event you want to book, fill in the form with all your details and Rachel will send you a confirmation email and invoice for payment.

If you want to book in for a yoga class locally in the UK, please contact Rachel or fill in the Student Registration Form HERE and again, Rachel will confirm your place. You can also use this form to make a general contact enquiry about private or specialist yoga classes.

Tel: +44 7725120043

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