vinYoga Krama / Yoga in Coventry

vinYoga Krama is a composite name, for an intelligent, non-dogmatic approach to learning yoga.

Here at Yoga Coventry you will find:

– basic introduction to yoga
– info on dynamic yoga styles
– guidance on how to get started
– our yoga classes in Coventry
– workshops, teacher training, and more.

Books For Sale

Dr Norman Sjoman’s books ‘Yoga Touchstone’, ‘Dead Birds’ and ‘Yogasutracintamani’ are available at a discounted price of £25! Please order through the Contact page.

Our Studio

(In collaboration with the Performing Arts Department of
Coventry University)

vinYoga general approach – very effective, dynamic, energetic practice


In provision of yoga Coventry is continuously expanding and evolving, with many different ‘schools’, styles, ideologies. The vinYoga methodology is one of a kind, as it recognises that we don’t live in India, we have a different ‘ambiance’, different environment, different social, mental and physical conditioning. The posture and movement work is explored, developed and shared in various formats. They have at the core adaptations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa method that originated in Mysore, South India, with strong influences by correct alignment and body opening work from other styles and disciplines.

For those who are interested in looking beyond the physical practice and want to use yoga to unfold to their full potential, deeper learning is available. Our practice is backed up by a philosophy that essentially yoga is about integrity. The vinYoga approach takes a pragmatic look at concepts from the ‘eight fold path’ described in scriptures such as the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali and other ‘traditional’ sources, and looks at their applicability in current western society. These sources, as well as our observations of modern living show clearly the need for sensible moral and ethical foundations, without which yoga is rather shallow, or perhaps not yoga at all.

The vinYoga method is not a mainstream, money-led, commercial operation, nor is it offering any ‘spiritual enlightenment’. The primary purpose here is to learn, improve and share, through intelligent practice of yoga, for the benefit of all those who come to us.