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'Yoga for Mental and Physical Well-Being'

Jill Dobbie ,  Yoga from The Heart Dumfries 

About me

About Jill Dobbie

I'm Jill Dobbie from Yoga From The Heart Dumfries. I have practiced yoga since my teens, but not till my mid 40's did I train to be a yoga teacher at Mandala Yoga Ashram in South Wales (2015-2017) An experience which has been life changing. 

Mandala Yoga Ashram Yoga Teaching Diploma level course is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). I am also insured by the BWY.

I come from a health background having worked as a registered nurse for 18 years in both acute and community settings. 

I am passionate about the health benefits of yoga for both mental and physical health. Yoga helps to integrate the body, mind and spirit  through physical practices (asanas), breath awareness and breathing practices (pranayama), meditation ( dhyana) , and relaxation practices such as yoga nidra. 

In November 2019 I trained with The Yoga in Healthcare Alliance to deliver their 10 week Yoga4Health programme.  

In July 22 I started a 20 week Ayurveda Therapist course ( Level 1 ) with Dr Sharma at the Ayuskama Ayurveda Institute, Dharamshala , India. 

Yoga for All

Chair yoga at The Granary   March 2019

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I am trained to teach adults , my classes are for people aged 16 +.

I offer a welcoming , safe space to practice yoga with others. The classes are non competitive with each person encouraged to work to their own ability. Yoga can be adapted to suit people of all ages. Chair yoga is especially suited and adapted for the elderly or people with any physical limitations.

In January 2016 I started my first yoga class at the retirement flats where my mum lives. The class is still going strong with around 14 + residents enjoying an hour of yoga followed by coffee and cake each Wednesday morning.  Some of the participants are in their 90's !

I currently teach 4 yoga classes a week.  I live stream some of these classes on Zoom/ 

In Summer 2022 I was asked to share a block of 4 yoga classes at Catherine Street Inclusive Play Park for unpaid Carers of adults. I've been asked back again in Summer 2023 !

I have also shared chair yoga with local Alzheimer Scotland groups in Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Eccelfechan and Thornhill.  


I have taught yoga to NHS staff at D&GRI as part of a Winter Well-being initiative 2018-19  and now have recorded yoga and relaxation sessions for NHS D&G staff , links to these practices on you tube were sent out on the daily briefing to staff on 5th June 2020

I am grateful to be part of a lovely yoga community in Dumfries and Galloway, with so  many inspiring yoga teachers offering classes, workshops , and retreats. 


I recommend a visit to Mandala Yoga Ashram . They offer retreats and courses as well as a 2 year teacher training course . For more information-


Autumn Yoga 2023

I'm returning to teaching on Monday 9th October after having being ill with Covid and some recovery time . I'm looking forward to teaching 5 classes a week, 3 in Dumfries along with 1 in Clarencefield and  1 in Annan. I hope you will come along and join a class. I also offer 1:1 sessions for anyone interested in developing a daily practice. 

Monday evening at the Halliday Hall, Lochvale House, Georgetown Road, Dumfries, 5.30-6.45pm. Intermediate level yoga ( Also steamed on Zoom)


Monday evening - The McFarlan Memorial Hall, Clarencefield 7.30-8.30pm

£4 a class 

Wednesday Evening at the Halliday Hall, Lochvale House, Georgetown Rd. 6.15-7.15pm Mixed Ability Yoga ( also streamed on Zoom )

 Thursday Morning 10-11am gentle inclusive yoga class ( can be practiced seated on a chair ) Lincluden Community Centre, top of College Rd on the left up in the park rea. Also live streamed on Zoom.

Thursday afternoon 2.30-3.30pm at Kate's Kitchen , High Street Annan. Suggested donation £5 with concessions available

Measures to help protect everyone in face to face classes.

Keeping good ventilation in the class, windows open. 

Keeping mats well spaced out and limiting class numbers to enable this to happen.

I encourage everyone to have their own equipment ( mat , blanket ) 

However if you forget yours or are new to classes I can lend you a mat until you get your own.  

If you have symptoms of Covid 19, please don't attend a class. 


£6 per class. I offer concessions to anyone on a low income, student etc.  

£30 for 6 consecutive classes. 

If you are new to my classes then please email me . We we can discuss any health issues that might affect your practice, and I can direct you to the class suited to your needs.

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I hope to see you in class sometime soon ! Jill x 

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