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Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham is a Home Teaching Centre, located three miles from the City Centre. It was founded under the guidance of Swami Satyamurti Saraswati and is affiliated with IYFM, with the blessings of Paramahamsa Satyananda. The main focus of the Centre is the provision of a wide range of weekly yoga classes in Birmingham and throughout the surrounding West Midlands area.

> Complete list of Beginners' yoga classes

The Centre has a yoga practice room, a garden which affords the opportunity for karma yoga and relaxation during residential programmes, a lending library and a sales area offering all Bihar School of Yoga books, plus tapes, malas & lotas. Satyananda Yoga Centre Birmingham UK is a Not-For-Profit organisation.

.:  More about the centre  .:  Aims & objectives  .:  What is Satyananda Yoga?

Yoga Classes

We continue to provide classes at different levels at various locations across the West Midlands.

We normally ask that students who are new to Satyananda Yoga join a beginners’ class for a short time at least, in order to learn the fundamentals of this system before progressing to more challenging courses.

Presently, there are

Birmingham, Kings Heath

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  • Tuesday evenings 7.30 – 9pm
    contact Swami Satyaprakash 0121 444 5976 or 0788 181 7409 or
  • Wednesday afternoons 1.30 – 3pm
    » contact Swami Satyaprakash 0121 444 5976 or 0788 181 7409 or

Birmingham, Cotteridge

  • Wednesday evenings 6 – 7.30pm
    » contact Sue on 07719 278192 or

Birmingham, Hall Green

  • Monday evenings 8 – 9.30pm
    » contact Bernadett on 07800 571472 or

Sutton Coldfield

  • Tuesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm (Mixed ability class, beginners definitely welcome).
    » contact Abhaya Rupa on 07948 609890 or

Coventry, Binley

  • Sunday mornings 9 – 10.30am
    » contact Tulie Smith on 07811 277553 or
  • Tuesday evenings 6 – 7pm (mixed ability class, beginners always welcome)
    » contact Tulie Smith on 07811 277553 or

Coventry, Earlsdon

  • Tuesday lunchtimes 1 – 2.30pm (Beginners)
  • Tuesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm (Beginners)
  • Wednesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm (Beginners)
  • Friday mornings 6.45 – 8am (Beginners)
    » For all these Earlsdon classes contact Satyadhara on 07743376690

Bromsgrove, Worcs

  • Monday evenings 7.30 – 9pm
    » contact Sandra 01527 835 642 or
  • Tuesday evenings 8 – 9.30pm
    » contact Sandra 01527 835 642 or
  • Wednesday afternoons 1 – 2.30pm
    » contact Jackie on 07766 652583 or
  • Wednesday evenings 8 – 9.30pm
    » contact Jackie on 07766 652583 or

Spaces in these classes are limited, so please call to reserve a place:

  • in Coventry with Tulie, 07811 277553 or
    (Ladies from 15 weeks only, one-to-one classes)

If you don’t find a class convenient to you amongst these, please also take a look at our Teachers page.

Photo Gallery

We now have photos hosted on a new website. If you would like to contribute photos from any Satyananda Yoga event, please email

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Special Events

Mantra & Kirtan is held on the first Friday of each month except August (see below).

Satyananda Yoga UK is delighted to offer another short Training Course for Yoga Teachers in


September 2016
– March 2017

This course will comprise six one-day programs with daily Home Practice and weekly Home Study in the periods between the day programs, which will be held in Birmingham.

The course will be led by Swami Satyaprakash, Director of the Satyananda Yoga Centre in Birmingham, assisted by Sannyasi Atmamantra of Totnes.

The course is designed primarily for qualified Yoga Teachers. Experienced students of Satyananda Yoga who wish to explore in depth the theory and practice of Yoga Nidra and share the benefits with clients in their professional work may also apply.

Full course information (PDF)»
Application form (PDF)»

Chanting of Durga Path

– 32 names of Durga

Saturday mornings, 9.30am at Balbero's in Edgbaston

DurgaMost Saturday mornings, a small group of us meet at Balbero's house close to Edgbaston reservoir, to chant Durga Path.

This is a recommended practice for strength, happiness and harmony. Swami Satyananda said "Another very powerful mantra is the thirty two names of Durga. It has cured and solved many difficult problems which have perplexed even me. Beginners will take five minutes to do one round of this japa, but later on it takes about three to four minutes. It is never done verbally, mentally or in whispers. You have to chant it loudly and pronounce each name clearly."

Hence the value of group practice. We normally practise Gayatri Mantra, Mahamrityunjaya mantra & Ganesha mantra first - just small numbers of each and then a number of rounds of Durga Path. If you don't know the chant, it doesn't matter, words are available and you will pick it up. Normally we would finish with a cup of tea though, if you need to go sooner, that's also OK. About one hour altogether, very well spent in our experience.

It's an uplifting practice and everyone is welcome; you don't have to commit to regular attendance, just come when you can.

Please text or call Balbero on 07776 238065 to confirm that we are chanting on the day you plan to come for the first time.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Come and join us in powerful mantra chanting and sometimes joyful singing, on the first Friday of each month, except August.

If the first Friday in the month falls close to a Public Holiday, you may wish to check by calling Prem on 0121 444 2590 beforehand.

At 6.30 pm, we focus on suffering Beings everywhere, naming those we particularly wish to remember, and together we chant Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, an ancient & powerful mantra for the relief of all suffering.

From 7.30 pm, we sometimes sing Kirtan together - joyful and heartfelt chants sung in unison or as ‘call and response’ invoking a deep sense of connectedness with our true nature.

Everyone is welcome to join us for either or both of these practices!

download article "Yoga, mantra and the power of prayer"»


Satyananda Yoga Centre
38 Gaddesby Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham B14 7EX

Phone/Fax .: +44 (0)121 444 5976


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Thich Nhat Hanh speaks with great wisdom

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Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda, founder of the Bihar School of Yoga and Satyananda Yoga worldwide, left the body in December 2009 and attained Mahasamadhi. He left the mission in the hands of two extraordinary successors, Paramahamsa Swami Niranjanananda and Paramahamsa Swami Satyasangananda.

~ May good health, happiness, peace and prosperity be unto everyone ~

Swami Satyananda said, “If you want to befriend your mind, treat the whole world as your family and reach out to as many people as you can.”

Sivananda Math, the charitable arm of Bihar School of Yoga / International Yoga Fellowship Movement»

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