Karuna Yoga School and People

Paul Riddy jointly founded Karuna Yoga School (KYS) in the early 1990's to form an umbrella for teaching and for other yoga related activities. At that point the school had a physical base, which has since evolved into organised collaboration between teachers who have much in common in their practice and teaching of yoga. Within Southampton these are focussed around a teaching practice offering individual lessons, small group classes, and classes with a special focus eg pregnancy. Following the viniyoga of yoga, KYS tutors are committed to teaching others how to use yoga in a way which will support their day-to-day lives and future aspirations.

Paul Riddy Viniyoga Dip, BWY Dip(accred), Viniyoga PG Dip ( MSc)
Paul has been teaching yoga for over 30 years, and works with individuals alongside holding regular yoga classes. He works closely with complementary practitioners and receives referrals for individual work from health professionals. His experience includes practising in several approaches to yoga, and attending workshops in other body-mind therapies.
Locally and further afield he offers workshops and retreats, Association for Yoga Studies (AYS, formerly Viniyoga Britian) Introductory and Foundation courses, In Service Training (IST) for the British Wheel of Yoga, and Yoga and Walking holidays, in the UK and other European destinations.
Paul is a Diploma Course Tutor and BWY final class assessor.

Juliet James Viniyoga Dip, BWY Diploma (accred), Viniyoga PG Dip, BWY Pregnancy Module
Juliet has been practicing yoga all her life. She trained with Paul Harvey as a yoga teacher / therapist and completed his Further Studies Training.
Juliet specialises in teaching Yoga for Pregnancy. She initially trained with the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) as a teacher and worked for several years with teenage mums-to-be. After completeing her initial Viniyoga training she followed Yoga for Pregnancy courses run by Wendy Teasdill and Viv Tallis. A mother of three children, she also has 20 years experience of working with pregnant women.