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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 and Ireland events as well as international yoga retreats in Spain, Portugal and Italy. For those trying Iyengar Yoga for the first time, please browse Rachel’s New to Iyengar Yoga Courses page and sign up today for a comprehensive and unique way to start your yoga journey.

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 and courses in the area for individuals, couples or small groups. She is also an ITEC Certified Massage Therapist.

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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UK Yoga Classes and Events


International Retreats


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 including BKS Iyengar, Geeta Iyengar and Prashant Iyengar. She later trained with Manouso Manos in California and completed the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics course there. Now she lives in Southampton, UK and studies with Sheila Haswell (yoga asana) and Gitte Beschard (philosophy) to further develop her knowledge and experience. 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.

Testimonials and Press Reviews


Testimonials & Press Reviews

Read or watch on this page testimonials, feedback and articles about Orange Tree Yoga retreats and about Rachel’s teaching.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

“I had seen a number of physios and experts from around the world, but none had really been able to help. After a few sessions with Rachel, my back pain started to decrease and I eventually gave up taking pain killers and was able to walk without pain. I do not believe it would have been possible for anyone to help me the way Rachel did. I would strongly recommend Rachel to anyone who is suffering any kind of pain or who just wants to be more flexible. Rachel is very knowledgeable and an expert in her field.” Duncan Bannatyne OBE

Below are some more of the comments made by previous guests and students from holidays and workshops over the past few years including video interviews conducted by Rachel’s assistant, Charlotte:

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Contact Rachel


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 below 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.

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