Yoga Universal is organising a retreat led by two experienced tutors: Lucie Landau & Maggie Davis, with a focus on going deeper into your spiritual practice.

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Yoga Retreat in Portugal

We believe that yoga is not just a set of physical exercises but an attitude to life.

Mixed ability classes March - July
29th March 2018


Thursdays 9.30-11.Drop in class and all abilities welcome. £7 per session No classes on 26th April, 21st June and 28th June

Yoga foundation course 2017
15th November 2017


Congratulations to all that finished the last British Wheel of Yoga Foundation in Robertsbridge. What a fabulous group!

Yoga Philosophy Study Sessions
18th April 2018


Once a month Wednesday 5.00-7 pm

Second session 18th April at the new studio

There has been some interest in philosophy study sessions specifically focussed on Patanjali Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita. These sessions would be especially appropriate to people with some prior knowledge of the yoga philosophy who would like to study further. We would always aim to have a short meditation to conclude the session. Please bring your copy of Patanjali Yoga Sutras (the recommended version is by Swami Satchidananda).

British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training
21st April 2018


The BWYQ level 4 Diploma is recognised the world over as being the benchmark for yoga teaching. It is a comprehensive course which takes place over 2 years, covering 500 hours, of which a minimum of 255 hours are tutor contact hours.

There is one place left.


This course is currently the only yoga teacher training diploma available at Level 4 within the National Qualification and Credit Framework. This means that the diploma is nationally accepted in the private and public sectors and can form part of your portfolio of qualifications.


Dates: Start of the course 21/22 April 2018


Taster day: 14th January 2018


Induction weekend: 17th March 2018


Timing: Non-residential weekends Sat 9.30AM-5PM and Sun - 9.30AM-5PM

Students can travel in each day or stay at a local B&B.


Transport: Regular trains to Robertsbridge - London Bridge - Hastings line


Venue: A beautiful purpose built private studio set in a lovely countryside

at Silver Birches, Robertsbridge, East Sussex


Tutors: Lucie Landau DCT and Assistant tutor Maggie Davis both with many years of experience. Another 2-3 specialist tutors are invited to give session during the course


Prerequisite for doing this course:

- A minimum of 3 years of regular yoga practice with a recognised yoga teacher.

-Foundation Course or equivalent is highly recommended.

- Good IT skills are essential as the course is paper free.


Yoga Retreat in North Portugal
23rd June 2018


23RD - 30TH JUNE 2018

Yoga Universal is organising a retreat led by two experienced tutors; Lucie Landau & Maggie Davis, with a focus on going deeper into your spiritual practice.


Hosting in a brand new yoga retreat centre, which neighbours the biggest National Park in North Portugal, we will cover Asana - dynamic and restorative, Pranayama, meditation, Yoga Nidra and yoga philosophy sessions. You'll be able to enjoy time to yourself for walks, relaxation by a beautiful swimming pool, and silent times for reflection alongside social times for discussion.


Brunch and dinner are healthy and vegetarian/vegan made from local produce and included in the entire week - Small snacks in between and fruit smoothies instead of alcohol are included!



- Twin Rooms with shared facilities are standard.

- Single Rooms available at extra cost (below)

- 1 x 4 Person Room available at reduced cost (below)


Yoga Sessions

- Daily whole morning sessions of Asana Pranayama and philosophy including brunch (8:00-13:00)

- Daily afternoon sessions of restorative yoga and meditation (16:30-19:00)

- Daily evening sessions of Yoga Nidra (20:30-21:30)


Personal Time

- 13:00 - 16:00 each day for e.g walks, swimming or relaxation

- Local trip can be organised to a local market town on Thursday


Prices (All teaching, food & accommodation)

- Shared 4 Bedroom - £620 per person

- Twin Bedroom - £700 per person

- Single Bedroom - £900 per person

- Airfare and transfers are not included (though transfers can be organised for ~75 euros per car, which seat 4 people).


Lucie Landau -

Maggie Davis -

Fridays 6.30 - 7.30pm


Mediation sessions with Lucie and Maggie most Fridays or as advertised.


Maggie sends out an e-mail letting everyone know the date of the next session.


If you would like to be on our meditation mailing list, please let us know.



(Sessions are free)

2X per year - at Gurupurnima in July and 1st January or as advertised


Satsang - literal meaning from Sanskrit sat meaning 'Truth', sanga meaning 'company'.


It is an Indian spiritual tradition which can mean:

(1) the company of the Highest Truth

(2) the company of an Enlightened person

(3) the company with an assembly of seekers who listen to enlightened discourses and talk about the Truth.



(Sessions are free)


The aim of our life philosophy is the realisation of the human potential by opening one's awareness to that which is usually dormant in oneself.


When one experiences the joy of being in the present or in the Self, it leads to experiencing the underlying Unity of All. Yoga gives us various paths and practices that lead to this realisation.


It can be by adopting the selfless attitude of Karma yoga (service without expectations), the worship and service of Bhakti yoga (devotion and surrender) or detached analysis of Jnana yoga (wisdom without attachment).


Hatha yoga gives us the practical advice on how to purify our body and the body's energy system. Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads or Patanjali Yoga Sutras point us to the inner wisdom which we have the potential to discover in ourselves by disciplining the mind.

Lucie is a British Wheel of Yoga teacher and teacher trainer. Her main focus is on meditation, pranayama, yoga philosophy and how these practices can enhance our every day.


Her main inspiration were the Satsangs with her spiritual teacher Prof. O. Sharma in India with whom she studied and meditated for over 30 years. Her Hatha yoga teacher in England was the late Shri Indar Nath at Patanjali Yoga center in Battle.


Before teaching yoga she was a ceramic artist. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and later finishing postgraduate studies in Kyoto, Japan.


After that, she had her own studio for a few years. She also taught ceramics at the Art College in Prague and at Adult Education in Kent, England.


Her second degree in Hindi and Indian philosophy is from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.


Quote of the Day
Gurudev O. Sharma


There are many people who have their backs against the sun and complain that the sun is not shining on their faces.

It is not the fault of the sun.

If they turned towards the sun they would feel the rays.

In the same way the guru radiates his love towards the whole world.

Those who are facing towards him start receiving his love.