Celebrating 40 Years - Free Training

It will be 40 years this September that I’ve taught yoga to people with learning disabilities, and I will be celebrating with YOU & ME Yoga events and special offers. 

The first of which I’m pleased to offer throughout this Summer to experienced yoga enthusiasts the opportunity to train one day with me in YOU & ME Yoga for just the purchase of a set of the YOU & ME Yoga teaching materials @ £325 (originally £345). 

There is no fee for my time teaching you how to effectively use the materials and sharing with you several case studies of clients benefitting from the system (anonymously and with permission). This training offer is available up to the end of Aug 2018, at my studio in Kent; and it can also be arranged online for 3-hour session via FaceTime or Skype, to suit mutual convenience.

Details of all the 14 YOU & ME Yoga Training Materials can be found on the website: http://www.youandmeyoga.com/modules/ 

NB This offer will give you the teaching materials to develop your practice in line with the YOU & ME Yoga Modular Training Programme as portrayed on the website, with substantial reference to the listed ‘learning outcomes’ from your own teaching experience, in due course.

If you’re interested in this exceptional offer and would like to start teaching YOU & ME Yoga next term, please don’t hesitate to reserve your place, which will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

I look forward to hearing from you and if there are any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

In Yoga and Light,
Maria Gunstone
YOU & ME Yoga, Author and Consultant

07734 014876


“I spent a day with Maria learning the basics about YOU & ME Yoga. It gave a good insight into her yoga programme. Working one-to-one meant we could focus it on my needs and interests as a teacher. Maria is friendly, warm and very knowledgeable.”  J.B. Satori Yoga, Sheffield. 

"The most comprehensive and useful course materials I have ever received. Very clear, structured and detailed."  E.B. BWYoga Tutor, S.N. School Teacher, Yorkshire.

"Excellent materials - very well researched; a wonderful resource for future use. Highly recommended." J.R. BWYoga Teacher, Wakefield.

"The beauty of the YOU & ME system is that it can be adapted to everyone's needs, regardless of their ability.” S.G. Trainer, Distington.

“After learning YOU & ME Yoga, I was able to create an experience for my clients that took them on a journey of self-discovery. The colour coded system and the character of Eddie was something easy to relate to, non-threatening and fun; which is important when dealing with people with autism.”  A.L. Occupational Therapist, London.

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Mr Iyengar's talk about Yoga and the Elements

Now it's Spring and Summertime and time to spring clean after such a bitterly cold Winter. So, as well as spring cleaning my house and getting the chi-energy to vibrantly flow throughout my home, I decided to do a body cleanse and get the prana-energy to freely flow throughout my body.  Consequently, I started an online detox course based on Ayurveda* with The Chopra Centre run by Deepak Chopra and Dr Sheila Patel. This course has been a pure delight which has helped me improve my diet and gain more energy and knowledge of this ancient Life Science. 

The first session covered the principles of Ayurveda involving the five elements and I was amazed to be reminded of similar information I received back in 1984 when we filmed an interview with the late Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar in his ashram in Pune, India.  At that time, I didn’t understand the connection between the body and the five elements and had no idea Mr Iyengar was introducing me to Ayurveda.

I found the film in my archives, edited the relevant section into a 10-minute video with a snippet of his medical yoga class and an interview, along with the transcription, that I am pleased to share memories of this dynamic world-famous man with you.

* Ayurveda is a science of Life. It is ancient wisdom that continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems.

Maria Gunstone, YOU & ME Yoga
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"I have seen great improvements in the students' abilities in the following areas: balance, strength, coordination, body awareness, breath control, posture control, relaxation skills, and social skills.”
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