Yoga and Ayurveda for your holistic health and happiness

About Virginia

Virginia Compton

You can contact Virginia by completing the form on the contact page, by emailing or by phoning 0787517970.

Virginia is the founder and creator of Holistic Yoga Sangha and The Studio.

The Holistic Yoga Sangha name and logo reflects all of you, all of us, together, using the wonderful ‘flower of life’ yantra and its inter connectivity as our metaphor.
Holistic ~ considers the whole person, body, mind, spirit, and emotions, in the quest for optimal health, wellness and balance in life.
Yoga ~ union, joining and connection of body, mind, spirit, or between beings and nature. Connection between all things including the material and non material and with a higher power than ourselves.
Sangha ~ a community of individuals who come together with a common spiritual purpose, philosophy or approach to practice, live and work together and help with one another in terms of life, their goals and their practice.
So, welcome to our Holistic Yoga Sangha.

Virginia Compton teaches Yoga classes and workshops, leads retreats and offers massage therapy at various lovely venues in Devon (and occasionally further afield), sharing her passion for the Holistic Yoga lifestyle. Everyone who joins us on this journey is welcomed as part of the ‘Sangha’ or Holistic Yoga community.

Virginia says…
“I want you to fall in love with Yoga as a practice, a philosophy, a lifestyle”.

In my own practice I incorporate the Yoga teachings as well as Ayurveda, using a physical Yoga (hatha) practice, breathing (pranayama) and meditation as well as massage therapies and healthy vegetarian cookery to enhance the whole life experience.
My focus is on the psychological as well as the physical effects of Yoga, using this therapeutically within Yoga classes or on a one to one basis. My classes are sometimes challenging but always a balanced practice with room for individuals to explore their own capabilities and to work within their limitations.

Qualifications/ experience
Registered general nurse ~ experience of working with people with substance misuse and mental health issues as well as extensive physical health needs since 1994.
Devon School of Yoga Foundation Course ~ completed 2007
Devon School of Yoga Teacher Training ~ completed 2009 (500 hours)
Indian Head Massage with Bristol School of Holistic Therapies (2010)
Devon School of Yoga Therapist training ~ completed 2012 (200 hours)
Extensive study with Debbie Mills ~ includes 3 day retreat focusing on Bandhas (2010), week long retreat focusing on general practice (2011), two 30 hour immersions focusing on all aspects of practise, energetics and philosophy (2012 and 2013).
Study with Srivatsa Ramaswami (direct student of Krishnmacharya and teacher of Debbie Mills)
30 hour Raja Yoga practicum completed 2012.
25 hour Vinyasa krama teachers intensive May 2014.
Yoga therapy for the internal organs May 2015.
Past studies also include Doug Swenson (2014), David Swenson (2012) and Diane Long (2008).

Mindfulness tutor training (MBRP) June 2015 with Sarah Bowden and Devin Ashwood.

Ayurvedic Massage Therapy training with Sunita Passi of Tridosha April 2015.
Ayurveda Philosophy study with Robert Svaboda completed 2015.
Living Ayurveda further study incorporating diet and lifestyle, completed May 2016.
Yoga for Self Regulation and Trauma (via podcast) with Hala Khouri form ‘Off the mat into the world.’ Completed June 2016.
Yoga Nidra training with Yoga Nidra Network.
Well Woman Yoga Therapy (Womb Yoga) Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli
Continuing self study and practice with Steve Brandon of Harmony Yoga and Ayurveda.

I am a Yoga Alliance and Independent Yoga Network Registered teacher and a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. My passion is to share the ancient philosophies and benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda to help others to find peace of mind and well being in a holistic way in the modern world. To enhance this experience I now offer regular retreats, weekly classes, in depth workshops and individual private and therapeutic sessions as well as lifestyle advice and therapeutic massage.

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