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Yoga teachers Joey and Donna Southwell
Yoga teachers Joey and Donna Southwell

A Todmorden couple who have taught yoga to the stars are bringing a specialised form of the discipline to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge.

Yoga expert Donna Southwell, who has taught Coldplay’s Chris Martin, spent two and a half months in Mysore, India, practising ashtanga yoga with the grandson of the first yogi to teach it. Her husband Joey (pictured above with Donna) also has celebrities on his CV and in London taught yoga to pop queen Madonna.

Donna is now offering a beginners’ class in ashtanga yoga at Union House, Todmorden, on Mondays at 7.30pm, a self practice style class at Union House on Tuesdays at 6.45pm and an intermediate class at the Calderdale Yoga Centre in Hebden Bridge at 7pm on Thursdays (for details, tel 07985 274 181).