I’ve been teaching for 30 years and have recently developed a course for new teachers or those returning after a break. Yoga Forever Academy. Designed for all abilities and following a new theme in each class. I also train teachers together with Three Trees Yoga Teacher Training in Seattle and offer a very good value and established course together with a fantastic team of US teachers.

I trained originally with the British Wheel of Yoga and then went on to own and operate The Art of Health and Yoga, London's largest Complementary Health Centre from 1996-2003 where we created YogaBugs for children. We were lucky enough to appear on BBC2's Dragon's Den on 3 occasions and as a result YogaBugs is now in Australia, Singapore and China. I now teach around 14 adult classes to 150 people a week in and around Balham, Streatham and Dulwich and run 5-6 yoga holidays and retreats to overseas destinations for all yoga levels of experience.

I enjoy teaching fun flowing classes to all age groups and abilities. I modify postures for older adults and people recovering from injury or illness and have many years teaching pre and post natal yoga. I took part in a research project with Imperial College on the benefits of yoga and relaxation for pre-natal mothers. I also trained as a birthing partner. I work together with Wandsworth Expert Patient Group to support those who are caring for or suffer from long term illness.


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Beyond amazing!

I LOVE Fenella's classes and have been lucky enough to join her on two of her yoga holidays in Somerset. I am by no means a serious yogi but enjoy practicing for flexibility & strength and her teaching style is perfect for my needs and ability. I can't recommend her highly enough. Thanks Nell ??

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The BEST....

I have been a keen Yogi for more than 20 years and being ‘of a certain age ‘ strive to keep fairly healthy and flexible to keep degenerative problems at bay. I have always found good teachers and been on several concentrated yoga retreats but I have never enjoyed Yoga or retreats as much as I have practicing with Fenella. She is past excellent, she is hugely experienced and reads the room so cleverly when teaching mixed ability and she is HUGE fun. I can’t speak more highly of her as a Yoga teacher, as an empathetic ear as a spiritual and extremely kind and capable person.

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My experience

A wonderful, motivating ,feel good 3 days in Greece with Fenella . Attention to detail , safety , fabulous focused poses with a feeling of high achievement . My body really felt as though it benefited . Wonderfully experienced ,great sense of humour , along with positiveness and her spirituality Bettina Berry

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Simply the best...

I tried several different yoga teachers before finally finding the wonderful Nell. She inspires confidence in those new to the practice and challenges us in every class. I have been on 4 retreats with her now and will be booking another for the coming year. Nell organises everything down to the smallest detail but most importantly, her warm, positive, inclusive manner make these adventures magical for all present.

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Fenella Lindsell

Fluid, golden and deep. Doing yoga with Fenella is like swimming in warm melted chocolate and being hugged by a deep purple velvet wrap. In other words it is a delicious experience that cures all ills physically, spiritually and emotionally. The balance on each is just right. The retreat she held in Lafkas was truly wonderful I would recommmend her retreats and classes highly to everyone of all abilities and age. Juliet Donovan

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Yoga Holiday to Lefkada , Greece

Just returned from a lovely 4 days at Porto Galini in Greece, organised by Nell. My first yoga holiday and will certainly not be my last. A perfect setting for thoughtfully crafted classes. Aside of the wonderfully restorative practice, Nell took care of everything, organising dinners and boat trips taking the stress of organisation away from us. Thank you Nell!

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La Manga 2017

I have just returned from an amazing 4 days Yoga & Tennis Holiday with Fenella. Having never done Yoga and coming from a Pilates background it has certainly made me want to carry on with Yoga. Nell is a very inspiring teacher! Thank you

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Fantastic holidays and classes

Nell is an extremely experienced teacher who accommodates a great range of levels of experience and fitness in her classes and holidays. Classes are fun and intimate, and I've just returned from a fantastic yoga retreat where I was amazed by what my (very) pregnant body can do under Nell's safe guidance. Very inspiring, thank you.

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wonderful & excellent teacher

I found Nel to be an incredible and caring teacher. I love her energy and fantastic mix of positivity, professionalism and spirit. I came with a lot of injuries which would have made it difficult to do yoga. Nel carefully eased me into it, incouraged me and helped me to gain confidence as well as find a way to work with my challenges. I just wish we lived closer so that I could work with her more! I recommend her highly.

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Completely Fulfilling Class

Each class provides a different theme, challenge and thought - carefully planned providing modifications and alternatives demonstrating the full knowledge of yoga asana, anatomy and mindfulness along with a great sense of fun. I can't wait for each class, greeted by Nell's love and enthusiasm for yoga and each person who walks into her class. She has and remains an amazing mentor to me and someone who I inspire to be more like. Her classes are suitable for all levels.
Rebecca Sherrin - Yoga Teacher in Training

Fenella LindsellJanuary 24, 2017

How thoughtful and kind Rebecca and thank you so much x

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Amazing Teacher!

I only came to yoga about 12 months ago. Nell has been an amazing teacher who has helped our group achieve a level of flexibility none of us thought possible. Just the right level of challenge and patience!

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Morocco 2016

A truly fantastic experience. Nell is the best yoga teacher I have had yet, she is informative and strong and clear and allowed each person to really gain from each class regardless of experience or ability. The whole trip was well organised, wonderful Kasbah and Riad, terrific food, good transfers and the mountain expedition really only made possible by Nell's unfailing belief that we could do it and we did! A trip I will never forget. Would love to do more.

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Mount Toukbal, MorroccoExperience of a lifetime

I am writing as a yoga novice and a novice climber.
Nell's yoga retreat was superb, all her classes are gentle and relaxing but she stretched and challenged us as well.
We all went to the beautiful Kasbah de Toubkal,and then we climbed Mount Toubkal.
North Africa's highest mountain.
Nell arranged everything perfectly, and got us all up the mountain and back down safely , a tremendous feet.


Then she arranged for us all to stay in our own pretty Riad, in the heart of the Medina in Marrakech,
where her lovely yoga classes sorted out all our sore limbs, after our big climb.
Nell had thought of everything, and attended to everybody in the groups needs.
She put together a wonderful, amusing group of
girls, we all got on so well.
A memorable week.

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Yoga retreat, Turkey

This retreat at the fabulous Lazy Lizard was my first introduction to yoga, and I feel very lucky to have spent this time with Nell and the wonderful group. Nell is a very skilled teacher, whose enthusiasm and passion for yoga shines through. She brings such humour, glamour, and spirituality to each of the sessions, and after 12 hours of yoga in 5 days, I can confirm that I am now a convert!

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Yoga retreat Turkey

Second trip of mine in a year. The yoga is too good to resist. Fenella is such an excellent teacher and manages all levels in her classes helping all to progress in their own way. Great group of people on this trip again, can't recommend enough. If I was in SW London I would be hitting her class as much as possible!

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A perfect week in Puglia

Having already experienced Nell's wonderful retreats in The Atlas Mountains and Southern Spain over the past two years, I was confident that a week's yoga in Puglia would also tick all the boxes. Indeed it did. The accommodation, delicious food and stunning location ensured that it was a holiday as well as a yoga retreat. Nell's approach to yoga is uplifting, life affirming and mindful of all that the world and each of us has to offer. Adjustments and options to suit each individual ensured that everyone practised to the best of their ability and by the end of the week all the yogis had been challenged and had improved.
I can't wait to go on another one next year.

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Yoga retreat in Puglia

I have just had a wonderful 5 day yoga retreat with Nell in Italy. She is a brilliant and thoughtful teacher. She is also very good at organising everything and everybody so that you feel comfortable and relaxed. I liked the range in the classes between vigorous yoga and relaxation. After 5 days I felt stronger, healthier and calmer than I had done for some time. Highly recommended.

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Cyprus Retreat

My sister and I have just returned from a fabulous yoga and fitness retreat run by Nell and Mel (Open Airfit). Neither of us had much yoga experience at all and we were keen to learn more-we are both now hooked thanks to Nell's inspirational teaching. No matter what level of yoga you are at, Nell makes the class inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. We had such a fun time with a lovely group of people-I would recommend it to anyone.


I have come away feeling refreshed and energised after much laughter! Nell's relaxation at the end of the class is also wonderful, she has such a clear and comforting tone that you really can drift away from your thoughts.
I only wish I had started yoga sooner and I look forward to many more retreats to come! xx
Thank you, Nell.

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Brilliant yoga teacher!

Have just had a wonderful few days in Sparkford Hall - Nell just knows how to run a yoga trip. It was so much fun and she is a truly excellent yoga teacher. We have all come away feeling refreshed and re-energised by the weekend and all want to return asap!

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Yoga at Sparkford Hall

This was a 3 day retreat in Somerset. Nell is a very inspiring teacher whose classes are good fun, hard work and also relaxing. She is meticulous about safety and tailors the exercises and classes to individual needs where necessary. I feel much more confident both in my yoga ability and self image since the retreat. Sparkford Hall is relaxing and warm in lovely countryside, the perfect venue for this type of event.

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Simply Brilliant

I have just returned from a 4 day retreat with Nell in Somerset and to say anything more than brilliant would be superfluous...If you are thinking of booking one of her yoga breaks, then do!

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A guide to excellence

The details matter ! Nell knows how to keep you progressing day after day without pressure. Keep focusing on the details whithout compromising the enjoyment of the class. Very subtle ! Nell is not only skilled but also very professional, classes are always very well prepared. Enjoy !

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I have been joining in Nell's classes for just over a year and it has made a huge difference to my (still rather limited but definitely much improved) flexibility. I am frequently the only bloke in a room full of ladies but Nell makes me feel both welcome and relaxed. And with her encouragement I have managed quite a few things that initially seemed beyond my reach. So I'd thoroughly recommend Nell's lessons to chaps of a certain age and hope to be joined by some of you soon!