Due to the current situation, online tuition with Rachel is now available in group, family or private sessions. Click HERE to book or contact Rachel directly on +44 7725120043 [email protected] for more information and to register your interest for further updates.

“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.” Duncan Bannatyne OBE.  

Rachel is a Senior Level certified Iyengar yoga teacher and mentor based in Southampton, UK where she runs weekly yoga classes, monthly workshops for teachers and trainees, 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 & 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 & learning of this amazing art and science.

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

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About Rachel

Rachel Lovegrove is an internationally renowned, certified Senior Level 1 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 completed the 3-year Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics course with Iyengar Yoga Therapeutics in California. 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.

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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.


“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

Ready to Book?

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.

Book a Local Class or Workshop?

If you want to book in for a yoga class locally in the UK, please go to the Yoga Classes and Events page here. You can then browse workshops or weekly classes and use the links to book in.

Wanting to Book a Massage Treatment?

For massage treatments, please go to the Therapeutic Massage page here or click on the photo.

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