Exploring a Sitting Twist


with Bill Wood


Touching Stillness

…and the places in between


Spread over five weekends from September 2024 to June 2025 – with a 3-day residential retreat, and Zoom meetings in between the weekends – this experiential training will explore how a deeper felt-understanding of Scaravelli-inspired yoga can become a natural foundation for a consistent and fruitful meditation practice.

The majority of the course will be spent in guided practice, with talks and suggested reading woven in on subjects such as yogic and Buddhist philosophy, meditation and the nature of mind, understanding and unwinding postural patterns, and the central role of the breath in an evolving yoga practice. There’ll also be space to explore together the different parts of ourselves we inevitably meet as we attempt to slow down and relax, and quieten the mind.

With Yoga in the West sometimes becoming detached from its meditative origins and purpose, this course is for anyone wanting a more integrated sense of body and mind – of both the physical and the meditative – in their practice, or their teaching.


The ’Touching Stillness’ course is an amazing opportunity to explore, reflect, discuss and practice together with a wonderful mix of people; its like an adventure in yoga with lots of space between meet-ups to read, practice and play with ideas. I’m loving it. Thanks Bill.
Helen B

This course provides both the material and structure I needed – not only to understand the foundations of yoga but also their relevance and application in Western, modern living.
Paul M

This is such a gentle and expansive experience. Bill’s observation, insight and careful guidance support the unfolding, so that everyone feels connected and free to express themselves in this safe space.
Sarah C

I am really enjoying the opportunity to deepen my understanding of yoga in this course. In depth discussions of both philosophy and asana have been really interesting, alongside a physical exploration of movement and meditation.
Clare P


The course will be based again at White Horse Yoga Centre in Devizes, with the 3-day residential at Bala Brook Retreat Centre on Dartmoor.


Sept 28th/29th – Introduction – 10am-4.30pm each day

Oct 27th – Zoom meeting – 7-8pm

Nov 30th/Dec 1st – The Yoga Sutras – 10am-4.30pm each day

Jan 12th – Zoom meeting – 7-8pm

Feb 15th/16th – Meeting our Selves – 10am-4.30pm each day

Zoom Meeting – Mar 16th – 7-8pm

Apr 24th-27th – Retreat – 4.30pm Thurs. to 1pm Sun.

Zoom Meeting – May 18th – 7-8pm

Jun 14th/15th – Integration – 10am-4.30pm each day



The course costs £1595 and there will be a maximum of 14 people in the group.

Please email your enquiries to Bill, along with a brief summary of your yoga and meditation experience.