Olivia Rigby

Manchester BL0 & Radcliffe M26
07746 197511 07746 197511 Registered / Accredited
Manchester BL0 & Radcliffe M26

About me

With over ten years experience as a Yoga Therapist, with membership in the BWY, CNHC and IAYT, I currently run several Yoga Therapy classes throughout the Bury area.

I offer classes for the Over 50s, classes for students with Multiple Sclerosis, and also a more general Yoga Therapy class to encourage good health and wellbeing.

I try to make the sessions as individual as possible and try to assist the specific needs of each student.  A wide range of supportive equipment is available in every sessions to help make each posture comfortable, relaxing, and accessible to all.

Individual 1-2-1 sessions are also available in your home for a more familiar and relaxing environment.  This is often more appropriate for students when helping manage individual symptoms  and more specific health conditions.

These sessions cover all aspects of yoga, focusing on postures, breathing, relaxation, and sound and meditation when it is relevant and effective to do so.  Each session is relatively gentle, focusing on releasing the joints, especially the spine.  We begin most sessions on the floor centring down, warming up and then progress to seated and standing postures before ending with a relaxation

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council member since 2010
  • Yoga for Depression and Anxiety, October 2016
  • Yoga Nidra: update your skills and understanding, January 2016
  • Emergency First Aid 2014
  • Yoga Nidra Teacher Training (40 hours), September 2013
  • Well Woman Yoga Therapy Short Course, April 2012;
  • Yoga for ME October 2012
  • Yoga for Pregnancy 2010 Yoga Therapy Diploma Course, March 2010
  • Yoga Therapy Foundation Course, September 2006
  • British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, January 2006

I also have several years experience running yoga therapy classes for Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Yoga for ME/CFS, and Yoga for 50+.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

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Members must abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics and hold current professional indemnity insurance.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

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Therapies offered

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Available on request

Further information

All my classes are drop-in sessions so there is no need to book or pay in advance, just come along when you can.

I hold Yoga Therapy For All classes at Natural Balance Pilates, 58 Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9AD on Tuesday 10.15-11.45, and Tuesday and Thursday 7-8.30.

I also hold a Yoga Therapy for All session at Creative Calm Yoga Studio, 371 Bury New Road Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1AW.

Yoga for 50+ at St John Ambulance, Sion Street, Radcliffe, M26 3SB, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 1.30-3.

Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Greenfield Gardens, Haslingden, Rossendale, BB4 4BE, Friday Morning, 10-11:15 am.

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

St John Ambulance Brigade
Sion Street
Greater Manchester
M26 3SB


Type of session

Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a therapist's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the therapist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair access is available in the sessions in Radcliffe and Haslingden, but not in Ramsbottom or Prestwich


No availability at the weekends or on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday night


Olivia Rigby

Olivia Rigby