Associate Teachers

Una Bentley

Una grew up in an ordinary, church-going family.  She was ready to stop going to church on leaving home at the age of 18, but God seemed to have other plans, and the very first people she met at university were members of the Student Christian Union.  This ignited her faith and desire to follow Christ.

Dreaming of being a writer, she lived very much in her ‘head’, until she discovered Yoga in her twenties.  This was a form of physical exercise that made her feel as if she had truly come home to her ‘body’.  After a while, she grew to appreciate the mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga too, and felt that it was nourishing her own Christian faith in a more organic and creative way than she had ever experienced before.  

In 2007, Una felt ‘called’ by God to share some of what she had learned by teaching yoga to pregnant women.  This set her on the path to teach regular yoga classes, as well as specialising in pre-and-postnatal yoga, and classes for the elderly.  She has been teaching yoga therapy  to people with Multiple Sclerosis, and other serious health issues and disabilities, since 2010, and also gives private sessions to individuals.  She continues to do further training and study, and has recently started online sessions for people affected by Long Covid, Chronic Fatigue and Stress/Burnout.  These can be booked online (along with some of her other classes) on the following link:  https://bookwhen.com/yogawithuna.

She is based in South Leicestershire, is an active member of her local Anglican church, and is thrilled to be involved with Maranatha Yoga.  She can be contacted via her Facebook Yoga With Una page, or email  una.bentley@virgin.net.   


Olivia Shone 
Since early adulthood, Olivia has been fascinated by life’s rich matrix of meaning. Studying Theology at Oxford grounded her intellectually and personally in her faith. Continuing through the journey of life, working as a teacher, qualifying as a counsellor and more recently as an accredited yoga instructor (CrossYoga) and the ambassador for CrossYoga in the UK. Olivia has an MA in Christian Spirituality and she wants to offer a holistic model for wellbeing.In 2012, her husband’s brain tumour left him virtually blind and as a mother of four, her life was also turned upside down. She therefore has a genuine awareness of the grittiness of life and empathy for those who struggle. She believes that life is challenging but it is also immensely rich and draws from the Contemplative Christian tradition offering people a safe space to explore life physically, emotionally and spiritually with the goal being to experience fullness of life.
Olivia is offering ‘Meaningful Yoga’ classes online (class and one-to-one) as well as face-to-face in the Bath-Somerset area.  You can find out more and sign up for her classes on her website www.meaningfulmeditation.com or contact her on info@meaningfulmeditation.com.

You can listen to her online meditations on Insight Timer app.
Her online Yoga is Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Contact her on facebook, Instagram, above or email or website above. 


Yvonne Myers

Chaplain specialising in Christian Spiritual care for individuals living with dementia. Yvonne has worked for Methodist Homes for the Aged as a Chaplain in Workington for 10 years. Prior to this, she worked for the National Prison Service as an RC Chaplain. Yvonne developed Biblical Yoga after trialing many other ideas for worship for older adults. Biblical yoga uses movement alongside scripture to improve understanding and the ability for individuals to enter into spiritual discussion. Yvonne currently works as a Dementia Chaplain and Hospital Chaplain and is happy to share her work and experience with others who might benefit from it. Before the Covid-19 pandemic she was trialing Biblical Yoga for primary school children at an After School Club and was running a Community Dementia Friendly Service. You can visit her website www.yvonnemyers.weebly.com to find out more, download resources and contact her.

 or visit the Biblical Yoga Website