Since an early age Tim Foyster has dedicated his life to the study of yoga, meditation, Oriental healing & martial arts.

Tim has been practising yoga for over 40 years and teaching Parivartan Yoga for 35 years. 

He holds teaching qualifications in three styles of yoga (Parivartan, Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa), and is a Senior Teacher of Parivartan Yoga.

He has designed and taught specialist yoga programmes to meet the needs of various groups. These groups include:

Beginner Students
Yoga Teachers
Over 60’s
Office Workers
Professional Athletes
People affected by Brain Injuries
Pregnant Women
Martial Artists

Tim is a specialist in the subject of yoga postures as a means to open the life-energy channels, and uses this knowledge therapeutically with students. He has also designed training courses for yoga teachers to be able to study this knowledge.

Tim has taught in Greece, France, Spain, the USA, and throughout the UK at various Yoga centres. In 1999 he established The Yoga Place, Sherwood as a dedicated yoga centre.

Tim continues to practice and study daily.

In addition to yoga, Tim has a wealth of experience in related mind-body disciplines.

He is a Senior Teacher and certified practitioner of Ji Ap Sul (Korean acupressure massage therapy). Tim is the founder of the School of Korean Healing Arts, based at The Yoga Place, and teaches students from introductory to post-graduate level.

He holds the title of Master in traditional Korean martial arts, and is a black belt grading examiner.

He has also studied anatomy, exercise physiology, and sports nutrition. He is able to draw on this detailed knowledge of Eastern & Western studies, helping guide students to a deeper level of understanding in their yoga practice.


Laura is a qualified Yoga Teacher with over 15 years experience. As well as teaching classes and 1-2-1s at The Yoga Place she has taught in a variety of other settings including leisure centres, gyms, community venues, businesses, and wellbeing events.

Laura has a background in Psychology and over 20 years experience of working in Health & Social Care supporting a diverse range of people to develop well-being and improve their quality of life. She has worked with people experiencing various physical and mental health issues and has devised accessible classes for organisations such as The Ear Foundation and The Recovery Partnership.

Laura values the adaptability of our yoga and particularly appreciates the emotional and psychological benefits it brings. Her interests lie in the therapeutic aspects, which she understands on a deeper level through studying and practising the Korean Healing Arts. She feels passionate about the holistic nature of our yoga, and the wider impact that practice has on daily life.


Theresa Bailey has been studying at The Yoga Place for 18 years. 

Each year, Theresa has attended our retreats in France, Cornwall & Cumbria, helping her to build a deep understanding of Parivartan Yoga.  

Her training has included in-depth study of yoga technique and yoga philosophy, and also the skills to help others access the benefits of the system.

By profession, Theresa is a Mental Health nurse with 30+ years experience. 

Theresa has found that practising the Yoga has helped to nourish compassion and the ability to be present for her patients everyday at work. 

This has deeply informed her understanding of how our yoga creates these positive benefits that can be transferred from our mat into everyday life.

It is this wider integration of the yoga principles that Theresa is passionate about helping others to be able to experience. She feels honoured and privileged to be able to be part of that journey with yoga students in her classes.

Theresa teaches the Yoga & Relaxation classes at The Yoga Place