Sheila Green – Senior Level 3 Iyengar Yoga Teacher; Teacher Trainer; Assessor; Assessment Organiser

Sheila first became interested in Iyengar yoga while working at Granada TV studios in Manchester in the 70s. Sidney Bernstein, head of Granada TV, thought yoga classes would be good to help his staff (over 2000 employees) cope with the hectic schedule of producing TV programmes. He arranged for a yoga teacher called Pen Reed (senior Iyengar teacher at MDIIY – the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar Yoga) to run classes in the lunch hour at the huge cost of 20p per session! That was it – she was hooked and found herself discovering the joys and hard work of practising yoga alongside colleagues and actors from Coronation Street!

In 1987, Sheila qualified as an Iyengar yoga teacher, gaining her Introductory Teaching Certificate. After some years of study with senior teachers in the UK and the Iyengars in India, she obtained her Intermediate Level 3 Certificate in 1996. In 1997, she became an assessor and soon after that qualified to be a teacher trainer for the Iyengar Yoga UK (Ltd) (IY(UK) Ltd). Sheila went on to study towards her Senior Certificate with advanced teacher Jeanne Maslen (MDIIY) and Judi Sweeting of the Cotswold Iyengar Yoga Centre (CIYC) in Cirencester. She obtained her Senior Level 3 Certificate – the highest qualification in Iyengar yoga in the UK – in 2006, and was appointed Introductory Teachers Assessment Advisor for the IY(UK) Ltd.

Garway (Herefordshire) Iyengar Yoga Studio

Sheila and Chris (husband Chris works as an arts consultant and is a board member of the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford – and does yoga!) live on a four-acre smallholding in Garway, Herefordshire. They recently built a fully equipped yoga studio – Herefordshire’s only dedicated Iyengar yoga studio – where, as well as weekly classes, Sheila runs specialised workshops and training courses for students who wish to become teachers and teachers working towards further qualifications.

After yoga and a bite to eat, students can relax in the beautiful surroundings of their smallholding, complete with Jacobs sheep, a stream and swimming pool – two lovable black Labradors, George and Gaia!

Sheila’s classes

Sheila teaches classes at all levels, from beginners to yoga teachers.

ALL CLASSES BACK IN THE STUDIO FOR THE AUTUMN TERM (except Tuesday’s which is online). The new term starts on Monday 6 September 2021 (half term 25–29 October: no classes).

Class numbers will be limited for the time being for safety and some precautions still in place, i.e. sanitiser, paper towels. Students can now borrow studio equipment but may prefer to bring some their own.

Mixed ability/beginners classes in the studio run on Wednesdays from 10am–11.30am and 6.30pm–8pm, and on Thursday mornings from 10am–11.30am. Online classes are held on Tuesday mornings from 9.30am–11am.

Mixed ability classes are suitable for all levels of ability and fitness – would suit most beginners to yoga.
Intermediate classes suit those with over two years Iyengar yoga experience. ‘Fit’ beginners will be considered (please enquire).


Regular specialised workshops are held throughout the year. Please contact Sheila for dates.

Contact Sheila

facebook: Garway Herefordshire Iyengar Yoga Studio
phone: 01981 580081