Meeta - teaching her own unique style of yoga classes in and around Southampton since 2001
Meeta believes that inner peace can be found through breath, physical exercise, mindfulness and awareness.
Possessing a huge repertoire of yoga styles and techniques, she offers a range of unscripted yoga and mindful breathwork classes, ranging from the mellow and restorative to the challenging and dynamic. When you show up to the mat, you'll get something different every time.
Yoga is for everybody - and every body. Whether you're just discovering yoga, are a dedicated practitioner or somewhere in-between, we're all on the same journey.
You'll find a style of class that suits where you're at, and helps you journey forward at the same time. See you on the mat!
Meeta's class schedule and booking system are designed specifically for MeetaYoga!
No contracts, no continuing direct debits - Look after your Kitty balance and enjoy 2-click class booking. Easy as chanting 'Ohm'!
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Growing up in the Indian community in Dar-es-Salaam, Meeta has Yoga in her blood
After emigrating to Southampton, Meeta decided to follow her heart and teach what she loved. She trained with FRYOG to gain her qualification then taught at various venues around the city, soon gaining a regular following of yogis. As her own style developed, she opened her own studio and has since taught many hundreds of yogis.
Meeta’s classes are exceptional in that they are invested with a rare spirituality. While her classes are challenging and dynamic, there is a depth to them which makes them wholly unique. Her classes are creative and stimulating both mentally and physically and she always has time and encouragement for each and every individual.
You have to try it, right?
What feels impossible or out of reach is different for everyone. What is it for you?
Are you seeking a sense of inner peace and happiness? Increased strength and flexibility? Better posture?
All of those things, and more, are possible when you join Meeta and your fellow yogis on the mat.
You'll hear Meeta say this in a typical yoga class. What does it mean... and what else can you expect from one of her classes?
First of all, do not be put off by this! Yoga is not just a workout for the body; it's for your mind and spirit too. When you're holding a pose and ready to give up, hearing the phrase 'Pain is just a sensation' gives you permission to find your edge, to push yourself just a little harder and dive a little deeper than you did before*.
In Meeta's classes you can expect:
*But always listen to your body!
No matter how many years you practise regularly under Meeta's guidance - she always gives something new!
Meeta's Indian, East African, UK, Hindu cultural history has created a unique individual with the most wonderful approach to the World and to her teaching.
Her yogis love her not only because she is the most natural and authentic teacher of yoga, but also for the person she is.
Meeta teaches a dynamic, physical yoga class that can help you lose weight, improve bad posture and address respiratory issues such as asthma. Appropriate for both beginner and advanced yoga practitioners, her style of yoga is great for strengthening the physical body, creating flexibility in the limbs, regulating hormones and increasing energy levels. Many people also experience improved concentration and a sense of inner peace from the classes.
During normal classes there is limited time to explore postures and students do not have the opportunity to practice long holds in different postures.
Our workshops offer an excellent opportunity to explore postures in greater detail and give everyone a chance to socialise afterwards. Remember pain is only a sensation! If you want to open your body, you need to engage in long holds. Our next workshop is scheduled for Friday, 24th June. See Meeta’s Workshops Page for all the details.
Check out our Beginners' class!
All of Meeta's classes are open to new yogis, but this class will give you confidence on your mat and some background knowledge of what yoga is all about... Taught by one of Meeta's teacher-qualified long-term students.
5 hours' step-by-step instruction covering all the basics in an informal style. A great way to begin your yoga journey.
A beautiful sanctuary for her yogis to practise
In 2005, Meeta set up her own beautiful custom-built, fully equipped studio adjacent to her home in Upper Shirley (just a 5-minute walk from Southampton Common).
This peaceful, intimate space is the perfect haven, where a small number of yogis can come and shut out the outside world. Take to your mat in Meeta's studio, and concentrate on your personal journey.
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.. just follow your heart
WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR A YOGA CLASS WITH MEETA?
WHAT YOU DON'T NEED FOR A YOGA CLASS WITH MEETA:
Meeta sends these to her yogis only once, occasionally twice per month
What Meeta's yogis think..
I love the challenge Meeta's classes offer. It's physically demanding but also very physically and mentally rewarding. I leave feeling longer, stronger and calmer....and a little bit tired!
— Ros, Intermediate
I have attended Meeta’s Portswood class since March 2012. I was a complete novice and the most inflexible being imaginable. Through excellent instruction and persistence and perhaps a little pain my yoga has developed and my increasing mobility is a delight to me..
— Pam, Experienced Beginner
Meeta is the real deal. There are so many yoga teachers in the world these days, it's virtually impossible to find an authentic one. She embodies humility, kindness, love, spirituality, beauty, patience and wisdom.
... Yoga is now an integral part of my morning ritual. Meeta is the consummate teacher: pushing you to your limits but in the most nurturing way possible. As she herself says: Pain is just a sensation!
— Raakhi, Inexperienced yogi
My day is not complete if I haven't done yoga with Meeta! I've been practicing with her for 15 years now. Her voice has so much love and sincerity in it when she is giving instructions to her yogis.
... She never is disapproving but always gives you a very reassuring smile. I've done yoga with other teachers on holidays across India and elsewhere but it's never the same as Meeta!
— Usha, Experienced yogi
I love going to practice with Meeta. Her style is energetic and uncompromising, and helps you build strength and resilience in body and mind.
... There is extra opportunity to develop your practice with workshops and retreats, and she is a great cook so I highly recommend the workshops where we have dinner together afterwards. Come along, you'll quickly get hooked!
— Bethany, Yoga teacher
My yoga journey began in 2003 when I first met Meeta. Since then I’ve tried many different yoga classes and teachers but Meeta has something very unique and special.
... Her classes are like no other; you never know what you will get but somehow she intuitively knows just what I need. I’m also very happy to count Meeta as one of my good friends; she’s a special soul 🙏
— Kelly, Lifelong devotee to MeetaYoga
Meeta has taught me that "pain is a just a sensation." There is no point in cheating as I'm just cheating myself - and in any case Meeta will always catch me out! 🙄
Meeta and her classes have helped me to step away from the hustle-and-bustle of everyday life and find joy and contentment in the perfect present moment.
— David, tight-limbed sportsman
I have been doing Yoga for the last 10 years with so many different international teachers all over the world when I am travelling which I do every six weeks. To say the least I have never come across any teacher like Meeta. She is mind blowing and the way she teaches is out of this world.
— Kamu, Experienced yogi
I first joined Meeta’s yoga class in 2007 after being recommended by a friend. At this point, I was recovering from a critical illness and my friend thought that Meeta’s class would support me with the emotional recovery process. As a complete yoga novice I had no idea what to expect, but I actually found a kindred spirit, another sister, who taught me the benefits of not just physical exercise,
.. but spiritual development too. In Meeta’s class, she brings together individuals from all walks of life and nationalities and creates a harmonious group, we laugh together and cry together, especially when she tells us that “pain is only a sensation!” That aside, Meeta teaches with passion, warmth and tenderness. At the end of every class I feel uplifted and ready to tackle whatever the world is ready to throw at me.
— Ruth, Experienced yogi
Meetas classes are vibrant and Meeta is full of passion for the wonderful art of Yoga. Meeta teaches authentically from her heart and is a very confident and excellent teacher. I highly recommend her classes.
— Shelley, Yoga teacher
Meeta is a magician who can make you believe that anything is possible and you can achieve your goals through persistence & pain (which is only a sensation).
... Anyone who can get my body to twist & bend and me to stand on my head is very special. Believe me this lady is one hell of a yoga teacher.
— Adrian, Mis-shaped but trying yogi!
I did my first class with Meeta online on Zoom. It was an astonishing experience. She possesses incredible strength and authority on the flow of sequence and postures. This physically intense activity has helped me not just physically but also mentally....
... I feel like I am able to focus more deeply on all my day to day work and the real sense of pleasure and happiness that seems was buried somewhere inside me for a long time. Thank you, Meeta, this is an incredible experience.
— Hitesh, Yoga beginner
I first started practising Yoga with Meeta about 14 years ago following breast cancer. I started with one to one sessions , which I cannot recommend highly enough. Meeta was empathetic and caring and positive. The thing I loved was that she did not just talk the talk,
... but walked the walk and the spiritual side was just as important as the physical. All Meeta’s classes are challenging but really enjoyable and she is creative, they are never mundane or boring! Meeta always has time for the individual, even in busy classes. I cannot imagine my life without Yoga or Meeta.
— Lizzie, Experienced yogi
Coming to Meeta's yoga class isn't just a class for exercise but gives you a sense of belonging, a freshen up on your mindset and an opportunity to switch off from the busy culture we live in. My 60 minutes each week, gives me opportunity to relax, re-energise and set my core back to a neutral standpoint. Thank you Meeta for giving me these wonderful classes.
— Vickie, yogi since 2018
It really was my lucky day in January 2012 when I discovered Meeta's yoga classes. She is a truly gifted teacher and cares deeply about her yogis. Having said that, don't get the impression that she is soft on us, she knows us well and understands when we need pushing 'if your body allows' always giving us options...
... The thing that amazes me most about Meeta's classes is that no 2 are ever the same. Meeta is a spiritual person and this comes over in the deep stillness she can create - as well as taking you further than you would make yourself go physically. I am 64 and am certainly much more flexible than I was in my 50s. For this, I thank Meeta unreservedly.
— Glenda, Welsh yogi :)
I used to be an Experienced Yogi but due to circumstances gave up Yoga almost 35 years ago. This means that I need to build my practice from the beginning. I started training with Meeta's online classes 2 months ago and at that point every posture was a struggle from a forward bend to down dog was torture...
...However with 4 classes every week I am so happy with my progress. I can see my strength and flexibility improving daily to a point that I know very soon I will be able to do the splits. I enjoy the class flows, the technique of preparing and getting into each posture is really well planned and amazing.
— Manisha, Reborn yogi