"Be thankful for what you have and you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never have enough" Oprah Winfrey

Yoga With Moira

Looking for a yoga class in Dumfries and Galloway? Looking for a pre-natal exercise class during pregnancy in Dumfries and Galloway? New to yoga? Experienced practitioner? Somewhere inbetween? All or none of the above? You're in the right place! I am Moira Forsyth and I teach general hatha yoga and yoga for pregnancy in Dumfries, Clarencefield and Annan and surrounding area.


This is me in sunny Nepal trekking the Annapurna Circuit....

 So welcome to my website which I hope will give you all the information you need about me (Moira Forsyth), my yoga classes in Dumfries and Annan and about yoga in general. We are all looking to be healthier these days, watching our diets and looking at the exercise we take for our bodies. Yoga is a way of achieving all of this but has so, so much more to offer its students zand its only after way over decade of practicing yoga that I am starting to "get" that....read on to find out all the yumminess yoga can bring to your life :

v      A more flexible body (asana) – improving the range of movement in our muscles and joints by getting them to relax...that's the stretchy, bendy stuff we all know and love....

v      Pain prevention – as well as the bendy stuff yoga also strengthens muscles around the joints which can alleviate some of the symptoms of issues such as arthritis and can prevent the problems many of us have due to poor posture by teaching us correct alignment.

v      Better breathing (pranayama) – oh my how wonderful is this! In the West we tend to breath in our upper chest (shallow breathing).Through the practice of pranayama yoga teaches us deep diaphragmatic breathing and how to control the breath to help us both physically and mentally. It can calm, energise, tranquilize....powerful stuff!

v      Stress Reduction – And boy in our modern-day-cram-it-all-into-24hours lifestyle do we need this! Any physical activity is good for relieving stress but yoga has been proven to be particularly good due to the alignment of breath and movement and through encouraging the student to be “in the moment”. Meditation is a lovely way of helping to still the busy mind and step out of day to day hussle and bussle for a short while.

I offer practices in Dumfries and Galloway (Dumfries and Annan) but if you think a class near you would be good then let me know and I'll have a look. The classes are quite small and friendly and, I hope, offer a fun atmosphere. I use music to relax and distract the mind, I use incense to stimulate the senses and I laugh and tell stories....sound interesting?

Well, whatever the reason you have come to yoga and my website - to lose weight, gain energy or to counteract the effects of aches and pains , de-stress, chillax...whether you regard yoga as a weekly class, a science, or as a way of life, I hope you will make yoga part of your life too.


"Moira, I always feel great after one of your yoga classes but I wanted to let you know that I felt particularly fabulous after tonight's class! I walked home in the rain singing a little yoga chant to myself and loved every minute of it! Thank you! x"Lucy, Dumfries