About me

I am a Yoga Scotland Teacher, a British Wheel of Yoga Representitive for North Cumbria (shared with Imogen Field in Kendal) and Pioneer Team Leader for Maranatha Yoga.

I teach classes in South West Scotland  and North Cumbria and on Zoom:

Richard Greenhowe Centre, Gretna

  • Bannatynes Gym Carlisle
  • Dalston Recreation Centre
  • Scotby Village Hall
  • Caldew School
  • St Augustine’s Church Carlisle St. Elizabeth’s Church Carlisle
  • Penrith Day Hospice
  • Eden Valley Hospice
  • Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice
  • Co-teacher on Samantha Coe Retreats at Minsteracres, Consett near Hexham, Northumberland.


My Christian faith is at the heart of all my work. After studying English Literature, Philosophy and Divinity, I was ordained as a Church of Scotland minister in Dundee in 1986

For 24 years, my main work has been in parishes, team ministries andin training elders and ministers regionally and nationally. I co-edited “Worship Anthology” published by St Andrew’s Press in 2008 and presented “General Assembly” on BBC 2 for Tern TV for 4 years.

With “Church Without Walls”, I facilitated large outdoorworship experiences and events in 2010-2. At Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice, I was anecumenical chaplain and led the volunteer chaplaincy team for 5 years. My role was to provide Spiritual Care to patients, families, staff and volunteers of all faiths and none. This is where my interest in holistic care  and complimentary therapies began.

After a knee injury from running, I saw a physiotherapist in 2007. On their recommendation, I went to Hatha Yoga and now treasure it’s tool box passionately!

Yoga postures, relaxation, meditation and values help me to look after my own mind, body and spirit.

Time and space on the mat addresses my personal needs so that I can serve others better off the mat. The benefits are physical strength, tone, stamina and balance.

Yoga gives me calm, energy, joy and time to just be.

Alongside the personal benefits, the people I have met in the Yoga community have been unconditionally accepting, non judgemental, non competitive, compassionate and fascinating. Right now it’s where I feel truly at home….

Hatha Yoga and Spiritual Care by Pauline Steenbergen.