Yoga for Blokes was formed in 2016 by ‘Swami’ Alan to counter the dearth of yoga classes in Yatton.Yoga is for everyone – nobody owns it, online imagery (about yoga) rarely includes men.Yoga for Blokes is specifically designed for males in the UK, though we are indebted to generations of Indian teachers and the corpus of spiritual knowledge they share with the rest of the World.

At Yatton Infants School

Yoga for Blokes (&Blokettes) exists because of the tenacious and dedicated people who create the group. There have been copycat classes in London (apparently) – how feeble! If you can spot yourself here and you’re a lapsed yogini – have the temerity to try again!

  • Men doing Viparita Karani in the Jack Crease Room pic

The editorial staff at Viz consented for us to use Roger Mellie (the man on the telly) for our publicity. Roger is the perfect model. Yoga for Blokes isn’t purist. One is allowed a little tamasic fall from grace occasionally (into a vat of beer) and yes, tabs do get smoked. We occasionally consult Roger’s Profanisaurus (when the Baghavad Gita is unavailable) and lawks! chaps are allowed to break wind!

Roger Mellie for Yoga for Blokes
Roger says ‘OM!’

We began in pub function rooms, village halls and schools – but Coronavirus has had an effect; for the time being we meet via Zoom. Find out more on the Classes page. Because we currently practice in our homes, we welcome honorary ‘Blokettes’ (the female version of a Bloke). Blokettes are encouraged to drink beer and adorn themselves with other aspects of masculine charm, if they so wish.

Clevedon YFB at Prince’s Hall