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Your Health Choice

Orchard Life™

 Health Centre with IYENGAR YOGA and PILATES Studio

Call: 07989403167 or email: [email protected]



At Orchard Life™, our practitioners have come together to offer our clients a range of therapies to suit their individual needs. Serving the area of West Berkshire, covering Thatcham, Newbury, Theale, Hungerford, Bucklebury, and into Hampshire from Kingsclere to Tadley. Our aim is to empower every one of our clients to make treatment choices and to guide and support them in their unique plan. Practitioners and teachers working together to advise, within our range of expertise, on health advice. 

We take time to listen to you.

Click on the 'Our Therapies' button to see our team.

Iyengar Yoga with Maria Bird

Certification Mark.

The certification mark is a silhouette of Yogacharya BKS Iyengar in Natarajasana outside the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India.

It is a world wide mark standing for high quality in Yoga teaching. It can only be used by bona fide Iyengar Yoga teachers. You can be sure that teachers who display this mark have undergone rigorous training in the Iyengar method and continually update their skills.

"Yoga is the Union of the individual self

with the Universal Self" BKS Iyengar

Maria Bird, the owner and creator of Orchard Life™, has been practicing and teaching Iyengar yoga for the past 25 years. Establishing the centre has been the culmination of ideology and hard work to create a peaceful, safe and calm environment for her students to learn and develop their own practice. She holds an Junior Intermediate Level 1 certificate.

"As a mother of two daughters, owner of Oscar our beloved dog and clinic director life is busy. I love road biking, swimming, diving and have recently completed a half marathon and triathlon. However, my real passion is Iyengar yoga. I began with weekly classes when I was in my 20's, as a means to de-stress and to improve my flexibility. As my practice progressed and I reaped the rewards of yoga, the desire to share this amazing discipline took hold and so began the rigorous training toward becoming an Iyengar teacher. Iyengar Yoga has carried me through the highs and lows of life with an evenness of spirit and centredness. Yoga is a gift open to all ages and genders. As a teacher I encourage and support personal study to my students.

Classes are held throughout the year, on a termly basis, in my purpose built studio.

Weekly term time classes:

Monday (beginners class) 5.30pm-7pm and (Intermediate) 7.30pm-9.15pm

Wednesday: (general) 9.30am- 11am and 1.00pm-2.30pm

Thursday: (intermediate) 10.30am-12 and (general) 7.30pm-9.00pm

Friday:  9.30am-11am

Termly fees booking in advance only as spaces are limited £9 per class.

ZOOM CLASSES ALSO AVAILABLE : Monday 7.30-9am and Friday: 6.30-8am - complete BEGINNERS . Tuesday evenings 7-8.30pm

Please call me on 07989403167 or email at : [email protected] for a booking form or more information. Please take time to read the link below to find out more about Iyengar Yoga".