Simply Love Yoga

Aim for progress not perfection


About Me

My love affair with Yoga

Hi, my name is Samantha Lavery and I'm a Seasonal Yoga and Wise Ones Teacher.

In 2011, my family and I moved to Sumatra, Indonesia. Until then my exercise of choice was running, but running in such a hot climate did not work for me, so as an alternative exercise my friends introduced me to Ashtanga and Flow Yoga. Like many people I was drawn to Yoga for the physical aspect but it was the benefits to my emotional and mental wellbeing where I found greater reward. This was the start of my love affair with Yoga.

After three years, we returned to the UK and once settled and adjusted back to normal life, I took the opportunity to train with the Seasonal Yoga Academy in Glasgow. In 2016, I completed my 200hr training course and started teaching. While teaching I went on to complete the 300hr Advanced Seasonal training program.

Other than Yoga, I love connecting with nature, I have two dogs which gives me the opportunity to walk in the beautiful woods and surrounding fields on a daily basis.

I love creating positive connections with people; we live in a world where people are feeling increasingly disconnected from each other, leading to loneliness and a feeling of isolation.  I do this through teaching and volunteering; I enjoy giving something back to my community. I attend my local knit & natter (I natter rather than knit). I also help out with my local Youth Club and volunteer at Kynren.


Seasonal Yoga and Wise Ones

Improving your wellbeing is more than just a fitness decision, it’s a lifestyle commitment. My classes provide an excellent opportunity to exercise your body and mind, but they’re also places to meet, share and create positive connections with others. Check out my classes and join my community today.


Seasonal Yoga

Balancing Mind, Body and Emotions
For all levels and abilities

Seasonal Yoga which includes both Yoga and Chi Kung moves, is a dynamic flow based practice using the breath to balance our mind, body and emotions with the changing energy of the seasons. 

As in nature, our bodies have their own innate intelligence and mechanisms for internal balancing. In the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), each major organ resonates with a particular seasonal energy.  Using our own vital energy (chi or Prana), which flows through the meridians to each major organ of the body. By practicing postures, movement and meridian stretches, we can influence our vital energy or emotional state.

The practice also includes breath work and meditation to bring us to a place of stillness and can often result in a feeling of calm and bliss. We hold emotional stress within our bodies and Yoga, Chi Kung and Meditation, helps to release those tensions so you feel lighter, calmer, bringing you to a place of stillness and quiet. 

I emphasise the word 'practice'; Yoga is not about creating the perfect pose, it's about being on the mat, seeing how you feel and using your breath to work through the challenges each day may bring. Which is why people with all levels of ability can benefit from a Seasonal Yoga practice.

Wise Ones
Inspired Independence for Healthy Adults

Mobility exercises for seniors

As we age, our health becomes our wealth; Wise Ones is designed to help you stay active and mobile in order to maintain independence for as long as possible. What age we are is irrelevant, it's how our body ages that matters; It becomes more about the quality of life, not just about extending your life. If you want to stay fit and active, you have to maintain what you don't want to lose.

This class is specifically designed for seniors, so we use mind and movement, focusing on gentle, mobility exercises and Chi Kung movements for the whole body.

Chi Kung is great for bilateral patterning; using both left and right brain function and working on connective tissue to improve both strengthen, flexibility and movement.  

Class details


Seasonal Yoga 13.30 - 15.00

Redworth Hall Hotel, Bishop Auckland, DL5 6NL.

For prices and to book a place call 01388 770600

Seasaonl Yoga 17.30 - 18.45

Byers Green Village Hall, 2 Institute St, DL16 7PQ. 

This is a walk in class, no need to book

Price: £5.00 per class or £20.00 for a block of 5 (to be taken consecutively)

Seasonal Yoga  19.30 - 21.00

Taylored Fit Physio, The Old Baptist Chapel, Langley Park, Durham, DH7 9XB.

For prices and to book a place call 0191 3731176 or email:


Wise Ones 13.30 - 14.45

Binchester Community Centre, Peel St, Binchester, Bishop Auckland, DL14 8AS. 

This is a walk-in class, no need to book.

Price: £5.00 per class or £20.00 for a block of 5 (to be taken consecutively)

Seasonal Yoga 19.00 - 20.15

Community Parish Rooms, Monteith Close, West Auckland, DL14 9UB. 

This is a walk-in class, no need to book.

Price: £5.00 per class or £20.00 for a block of 5 (to be taken consecutively)


Seasonal Yoga 18.30 - 19.45

School Aycliffe Community Hall, Eastfields, School Aycliffe, DL5 6QH.  This is a walk-in class, no need to book.

Price: £5.00 per class or £20.00 for a block of 5 (to be taken consecutively)

07821 870975


Daoist observe cycles of nature and apply it to the human body



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