Yoga lessons with Anna Semlyen in South Bank or off Fulford Rd

I teach adults to become healthier with posture, breath, relaxation and laughter

Back pain sufferers can regain full and active lives through yoga

Published in top medical journals, ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ book & CD author

BWY Dip and Specialist Advisor, BA PPE Oxon, MSc Health Econ, Est 1996, Teacher trainer

Private lessons available

Drop in to All Welcome classes anytime

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“Yoga has been so beneficial for my back” – David Strickland, railway worker

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Read what people are saying about my yoga classes in the news:


“She is renowned for her clear teaching style.” “York yoga expert Anna Semlyen has been awarded specialist advisor status by the British Wheel Of Yoga.”

Link to the York Press article 1

“Anna Semlyen, who has more than 12 years experience in specialist therapeutic yoga, believes she can offer relief to sufferers of lower pack pain in York.”

Link to the York Press article 2

Testimonial: Anna Sampson

Anna Sampson Testimonial for Yoga for Back Pain

“Yoga is excellent back pain relief – it certainly beats pestering the doctor. It’s also great for improving sleep.”

Testimonial: Rachel MacAllistair

“I used to have real pain after long car journeys. I would get out and be hobbling. I have done loads of car journeys now and it has been fine, so it really has made the difference. It does help me and the other people in the class were all saying the same thing.”

Yoga classes: Click the venue for maps.



Laughter Yoga Meetup Group 7.15-8.15pm at Knavesmire pub, Albemarle Rd, South Bank.
All Welcome £6


Mondays with William Cullum BWY Dip

General Yoga Class 7.30-9pm at Clement’s Hall All Welcome £7.50


General Yoga Class 5.45-6.45pm at St Clement’s Church Vestry All Welcome £6.50


General Yoga Class 10.30-11.45am at St Clement’s Church Vestry All Welcome £6



Back Care part 1 7.15 – 8.15 £100 for 6 weeks from 1 Nov at 24 Grange St, off Fulford Road.


Back Care part 2 7 – 8pm £100 for 6 weeks from 19 Oct at 24 Grange St, off Fulford Road.

Come to Effective Yoga to learn practices to bring your body, breath and mind into harmony. Yoga works. Learn safely and without straining with an experienced teacher. Biggest yoga trial ever showed 30% benefit of yoga over usual GP care. For a video, book and Relaxations CD by Alison Trewhela/Anna Semlyen, see Back Care for back classes for sufferers & Teachers. Start classes anytime. Drop in classes are either the price above for the first class in blocks of 6 lessons. PLus £1.50 to drop in. Private lessons by arrangement. Newcomers and pregnant women are welcome to any class. Equipment and handouts are provided free. 

Lessons are evidence based. Come to a group course or book private lessons. Back care courses usually at 24 Grange St. Or consider private tuition, register interest in future courses, join my mailing list from any other page or UK Training. Relax with Anna Semlyen audio CD. 4 tracks x 15 mins £7.50 + £1p&p

Mon 7.30-9pm

Clement’s Hall
Nunthorpe Road
YO23 1BW

Tues 5.45-6.45pm

St Clement's Church Vestry
Corner of Scarcroft Rd/ Nunthorpe Rd
Y023 1NE

Thurs 10.30-11.45am

St Clement's Church Vestry
Corner of Scarcroft Rd/ Nunthorpe Rd
Y023 1NE

Private Tuition

24 Grange St
Y010 4BH

Anna Semlyen