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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

  • Wednesday afternoons 1.30 – 3pm
    contact Margaret / Prem 0121 444 2590 or 0797 191 6727 or
  • Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm
    » contact Margaret / Prem 0121 444 2590 or 0797 191 6727 or
    Spaces always available

Birmingham, Cotteridge

  • Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9pm
    » contact Sue on 07719 278192 or

Birmingham, Edgbaston

  • Monday evenings 7 – 8.30pm
    » contact Balbero on 07776 238065 or
  • Wednesday afternoons 3.30 – 5pm
    » contact Bernadett on 07800 571472 or

Birmingham, Northfield

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

Solihull, Olton

  • Wednesday 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


  • Tuesday lunchtimes 1 – 2.30pm (Beginners).
    Venue: Govind Health Centre, 77c Moore Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6EU.
    » contact Satyadhara (Caroline Prichard) 07743376690
  • Tuesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm (Beginners).
    Venue: Govind Health Centre, 77c Moore Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6EU.
    » contact Satyadhara (Caroline Prichard) 07743376690
  • Wednesday evenings 7 – 8.30pm (Beginners).
    Venue: Govind Health Centre, 77c Moore Street, Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5 6EU.
    » contact Satyadhara (Caroline Prichard) 07743376690
  • Wednesday evenings 7.30 – 9pm (Mixed ability class, beginners definitely welcome).
    Venue: Friends Meeting House,
    Hill street, Coventry CV1.
    » contact Sangita 07811 277553

Bromsgrove, Worcs

  • Monday evenings at 7.30pm &
    Tuesday evenings at 8pm

    » contact Sandra 01527 835 642
  • Wednesday afternoons 1.30 – 3pm &
    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 Birmingham (central) on
    Wednesday evenings at 5.15pm with Monica / Hridaya Purna, 0787 659 1190. 
  • in Sutton Coldfield on
    Wednesday evenings at 7.15pm with Monica / Hridaya Purna, 0787 659 1190. 
  • in Coventry (central) with Tulie, 07811 277553.
    (Ladies from 15 weeks only)

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 (see below).

Saturday 21 March 2015

Yoga for Balance
and Harmony

with Swami Satyaprakash,
in Stafford

Suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners. This is a great opportunity to deepen your experience, as we loosen our sense of familiarity and bring the beautiful quality of beginner's mind to each practice.

Full details and booking form (PDF)»

Full Shankhaprakshalana

Tuesday 24 March and
Friday 17 April

The full yogic cleansing practice of the entire digestive system will be conducted under expert supervision at SYC Birmingham.

N.B. This program is open only to practitioners who have previously completed Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana (the short version). If you have any doubts about the suitability of this practice for you, please consult your class teacher first and then, if necessary, contact SYC.

9am arrival. Cost £27. Number of places strictly limited. Cheque with booking please (payable to 'SYC Birmingham').

Information for practitioners»

Short cleansing practices of Hatha Yoga

Sunday 19 April

netiDuring this morning program, starting at 9am, it is possible to learn the salt water cleansing practices of Hatha Yoga – Laghoo Shankhaprashalana, Kunjal and Neti. These practices all have extensive health benefits and are conducted by qualified teachers of the subject.

9am arrival. Cost £15.

EARLY BOOKING ADVISED. Number of places limited; prior booking is essential.


Osteoporosis; an issue for Yoga Teachers

Saturday 9 May 2015

This day with Swami Satyaprakash will inform teachers about the condition of osteoporosis and its implications for the teaching of yoga practices, particularly asana. It will also cover the practices of yoga that are preventative for osteoporosis. Practice, discussion & groupwork. BWY IST no. pending.

10am – 5pm at the Friends Meeting House, Northfield, Birmingham. Cost £36. Early booking advised.


Going deeper – using mudra in your yoga practice

Sunday 7 June

prana mudraIf you love asanas & pranayama and are looking to go deeper, this might be for you. The program is designed for more experienced (though not necessarily more physically able) practitioners who wish to use one day to deepen their experience of Yoga; to learn or to refresh their understanding and practice of some mudras. With Swami Satyaprakash.

10am – 4.30pm at the Friends Meeting House, Northfield, Birmingham. Cost: £30

Surya Namaskar

Sunday 21 June

You are invited to join us at the Yoga Centre on midsummer’s morning for a fun and joyful practice of Surya Namaskar. This year, we shall be dividing the monies raised between three local charities.

Breakfast and conviviality follow the completion of your practice. (We are strictly non-competitive about the number of rounds each person does.)

Start between 7am and 10am according to personal preference.

Summer School

starts at the end of July

We shall be running our usual Summer School this year, starting around Wednesday 22 July, at the Friends Meeting House, Colmore Road, Kings Heath. More details a little nearer the time.


Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Come and join us in joyful singing and powerful mantra chanting, 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 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 .: 0121 444 5976 or 0845 458 2967


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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»

New in the Shop


A collection of mantras and verses from the Upanishads, Rumi and William Blake for both personal and group relaxation.


A selection from the Yogadrishti (Yogavision) series of satsangs, consisting of discourses given by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati in Munger as part of the new phase of sannyasa life that he has embarked upon since 2009.