Body and Mind in Balance

Flexibility, stability and integration



2019 Timetable

with Dyana Wells


Dyana brings 30 years of investigation and teaching in Buddhist Philosophy, Yoga, Somatics, Kum Nye, and Anatomy & Physiology to her classes.

Dyana’s new home is Raglan. She will continue to share her deep commitment to the human journey, and support others in their desire to live from a good heart in the midst of daily activity.


Open Ground classes will begin in mid-year 2019

During the Tuesday and Thursday sessions we will look at how to:

  • increase your strength, fitness and vitality

  • cultivate awareness, concentration and enthusiasm

  • free yourself from unwanted tension and confusion

  • enjoy a full, more creative life


Exercises to increase freedom and vitality, based on neuromuscular insights  into brain plasticity.

Kum Nye

A Tibetan Yoga which works directly with the energy body through slow movement and meditation.


We make friends with our heart/minds by paying attention. Change is then possible.

Buddhist and Yoga Philosophy

How we understand our lives is reflected in how well we live them. 

Saturdays from mid-year 2019

The Five Elements and how to use their powers

All experience can be understood in terms of the elements. Our power for living comes from our emotions and the emotions are the energies of the elements. When these energies are purified and in balance we live creative compassionate lives.

These workshops are an opportunity to play, experiment and explore deeply in a supportive environment. 

Sundays from mid-year 2019

The Anatomy of Movement

This course is suitable for both yoga teachers, students and anyone with an interest in the human body. 

You will understand how the body moves and what gets in the way. You will understand why pain arrives and how to find relief.

Book Launch mid-year 2019

My True Names, the third novel in Dyana’s autobiographical trilogy, will be published mid-year 2019.

Alice and Cornelius sail away on an adventure of a lifetime.
Alice learns the most important lesson in her life.  


The Yoga of Sailing

Alice knows her wondrous mystical experiences don’t last, they don’t solve anything, but she’s stuck. Ordinary life seems mediocre and unfulfilling. She can’t let any of it go.

Buddha and a Boat

When Alice goes cycling around Vanuatu, she unravels esoteric teachings from her meditation retreats.  She starts to see why she is the way she is – why her mystical experiences are so compelling and why her relationships are so difficult.

Best descriptions of sailing I’ve ever read.

Brings Buddhist wisdom alive for modern times.

Adventure and romance on the high seas.  

More from Dyana

Stay up to date with my classes, workshops, books and art.

Every so often I’ll provide a background piece on one of my activities.

The Five Elements

It’s easy for me to forget that I have been made up out of the elements of nature: earth, water, fire, air, space. I forget that if I am to understand myself, I need to understand the elements that are forming me. My relationship to the natural world is much more...

Why I love Somatics

Finally, after almost a lifetime of yoga practice and study, I came to Somatics. I had struggled with a broad variety of different ideas about how yoga should be practised. A lot of the instruction seemed contradictory and hard to clearly embody. I kept forgetting...

Self Comes to Mind

Antonio Damasio’s Self Comes to Mind What I found so fascinating about this book was Damasio’s idea that our self evolved first of all as a clever way to organise information from the body and respond to it effectively. A self begins to consciously experience the...