About Frances

Inspired by the rhythms of nature Frances teaches a flowing yoga practice supported by breath and embodied awareness.  


Now based just outside of Bristol, Frances’s yoga journey began in the wild woods of her adolescence, guided by a book she found in the  attic of her childhood home in Kent.  A love of meditation, yoga, singing and inquiry have led her to teachers in the UK, elsewhere in Europe and also India for guidance and retreat.  After almost three decades of practice and explorations she feels deeply privileged to be teaching this beautiful art herself.   


Frances has recently qualified as a Somatic Movement Educator with the school of Body-mind centring® This course takes her deeply into the systems of the body through embodied movement, touch and creativity.  She is ever curious about the mind of our body, the intelligence, the mystery and the art of living and moving.


Frances's practice is interwoven with insights from many traditions - Buddhist to Celtic - and from her direct experiences of nature: a life time love affair with wandering in mountains, forests and shorelines, making a living for ten years as a gardener in all seasons, and lovingly tending her own gardens.  She also has a love of art and took a degree in Art History and spent a decade teaching Art and Art History in college.


At the start of 2014, six months after training to teach yoga with the Sivananda school, she discovered deep rest meditation on retreat in South India with Jaya Ashmore and this precious insight has deeply influenced her practice and teaching.  


In her teaching she aims to cultivate an atmosphere of gratitude, acceptance and courage where each individual is able to follow their own path while being part of a community of seekers.  She has experienced that by tuning into the landscape we can root ourselves in the presence of our own life, and uncover inner stillness and unity.  She shares her experience and insights through regular online yoga and meditation sessions, writing, and on occasional retreats and retreat days.


Frances spent some time living and volunteering at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Pyrenees, a Tibetan Buddhist meditation centre founded my Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, in the wild Mountains of the French Pyrenees.  Here she came in touch with the practices of Vajrayana Buddhism and is ever grateful for the profound impact this time has had on here life.


Frances is now living on a tiny yet beautiful boat just outside of Bristol and is studying to become a massage therapist.


®Body-Mind Centring is a registered service mark of Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen


 'She creates a space that vibrates with integrity, truth, love and steady support'  Emma


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