Stephen Harding – Yoga Teacher

Yoga & play. How to reduce anxiety and depression

In this latest episode Wendy interviews Yoga Teacher Stephen Harding


During menopause, anxiety and depression rear their heads. However through yoga and a playful attitude, we can learn to face our fears, become flexible in body and spirit, and to feel more confident and have improved self-esteem.

Stephen began his yoga journey in 1991 where he studied with Rhada Ireland in Skyros. There he learnt the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. Since then he has trained with Danny Paradise (teacher to Madonna and Sting), Leela Miller, John Scott, David Svenson, Gilly Harouvi, Cliff Barber, Richard Freeman, Nancy Gilgoff and BNS Iyengar in Mysore, India.

Stephen is an accredited ‘Senior Yoga Teacher’ (SYT) with Yoga Alliance Professionals. He brings his fun energy to all his classes. His students range in age from 3 years right up to those in their late 80’s! He says yoga is for everybody. After a class you really do feel great!

Stephen studied at Dartington College of Arts and gained a BA(hons) degree in Visual Performance in 1999. His classes are in the South Hams, Devon, UK.

Listen now to discover:

  • What ages is yoga best for?
  • The magical effects of yoga for self-esteem and confidence
  • Benefits during menopause
  • The importance of staying playful
  • Surprising lessons from children
  • Wait! Did the Ancient Egyptians do yoga?
  • How to pick a yoga class
  • What NOT to do at Yoga!


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Yoga with Stephen Harding

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Wendy Gardner is the skincare alchemist at Glow Skincare. When she's not making creams or writing updates, she likes to draw and read great fiction!

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