The Balanced Yoga  


Raffaella is the founder and director of The Balanced Yoga holistic clinic.

Raffaella has over 1000 hrs of certified training and is lead teacher at Yoga Veda institute, leader in the field of Ayurveda Yoga Therapy and training.

Specialised in: 

  • Ayurvedic medicine~- Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest medical systems originated in India more than 3,000 years ago and remains one of the country's traditional health care systems. Raffaella has been studying Ayurveda for the past 5 years and is registered with NAMA reg. n.  48775106

  • Yoga Therapy for Chronic Lower back pain and sciatica and has personal experience and knowledge in Scoliosis -

  • Therapeutic Thai Massage Royal style accredited by the Thai Ministry of education. It is a deep tissue remedial massage.

  • Sound Vibrations and Chakra Healing: Therapeutic Sound of Tibetan Singing bowls, Gong, Tuning Forks, Drum and Zen Sounds -

  • Reiki Usui ~ alternative energy medicine originated in Japan and developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.

Raffaella has worked with my clients on some of the following ….

  • restoring the back to health

  • reducing/solving chronic back pain

  • releasing shoulders and neck tension/problems

  • strengthening and rehabilitating the knees

  • alleviating achilles tendon dysfunction

  • rehabilitating the wrists

  • core stability

  • yoga for spinal misalignment (lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis).

  • yoga for herniated disk

  • yoga for sciatica

  • stabilize and strengthen hypermobility of joints.

  • strengthening the pelvic floor

  • restoring strength post pregnancy, split abdominal muscle and back pain.

  • stabilising the sacro-iliac joints

  • upper body conditioning

  • Yoga and Ayurveda for pregnancy

  • yoga after heart attack

  • yoga to manage arthritis

  • support for Cancer

  • rediscovering the breath

  • managing diet, digestion and allergies

  • supportive lifestyle and body weight

  • managing chronic pain, fatigue including conditions such as fibromyalgia

  • reducing stress and anxiety

  • achieving restful sleep

  • increase energy levels

Raffaella's training includes: Hatha Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga, Children's Yoga, Advanced Yoga Studies, Yoga Therapy for Chronic Lower Back Pain and Sciatica - Yoga Biomedical Trust , Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic nutrition, Ayurveda for heart disease, diabetes and obesity, Sound Healing, Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Understanding and Managing Dyslexia, Vedic Astrology. 

At TBY (The Balanced Yoga),  Raffaella offer individualized wellness programs and classes to helps clients find the root cause of their situation and making successful lasting changes.

Ayurveda combined with Yoga Therapy, massage, and healing, helps cover all aspects of a person's well-being: digestion, mobility, flexibility, fitness, nutrition, health, managing and reducing stress and stress-related problems, change of mindset.

Once this is taken care, weight too {most people worry about their weight} return to normal, symptoms improve and you discover a whole new self. 


I am not a flexible/sporty person by nature. When young I was diagnosed with scoliosis and after wearing a corset for few years I was told I shouldn't exercise unless it was specific for scoliosis, so I didn't. I never suffered from back pain,  however it all changed after my pregnancies: split abdominal muscles, extra weight and  heavy lifting (my kids) caused recurrent neck and back ache. Few Chiropractor visits helped temporarily, fitness classes including Pilates which was recommended, didn't work for me.  

I would never consider Yoga, thinking I am not flexible enough! I couldn't touch my knees, never mind my toes, how was I going to do Yoga? However out of curiosity I went to my first yoga class..and I realised my body was not what I remember.

 I couldn’t recognize myself: I couldn't move like I used to, not even lifting my arms up straight or turn my head fully to the side,  which kind of scared me. After the first Yoga class I remember saying it felt like I had a whole body massage, working on muscles I didn't even know I had and it felt so good. This was the beginning of my journey to a healthier and possibly pain free life. 

I continue practicing and studying Yoga Therapy, massage specific to back problems.

From Yoga I expanded my knowledge into Ayurveda, nutrition and disease prevention. I also learned therapies to help with back problems, pain management and find a natural holistic way for cure and prevention.

My days now are split between family (I am a mother of three beautiful boys), my pets (chickens, ducks, quails, cats and budgies),  learning, teaching, coaching and supporting my community where I live in Guildford (UK) and online.  

My passion is to help people.

When the mind is balanced the body is healthy, when the body is nurtured the mind is too, this creates a ripple and contagious effect.

“The greatest wealth is health.”  – Virgil

Om Shanti, shanti, shanti.


The popularity of yoga has evolved in many 'advanced' styles that attracts athletic, flexible and competitive people leaving those that aren't {like me}with not much choices.  I have created The Balance Yoga Studios, to offer therapies of profound healing, from yoga to massages, Ayurveda, pranic healing, to help anyone that want to improve their life.

I am an holistic practitioner passionate about helping others. 

I have created Core Spine Body Balance™ Yoga integrating modern science, anatomy, yoga therapy,  bio-mechanics and physiology to ancient medicine science. Core Spine Body Balance™ Yoga focus on resolving postural problems,  using the body correctly to free up tension, reduce pain and reinstate the natural balance. The deep relaxation with Sound Healing and Yoga Nidra is extremely important in reducing pain and stress. I also use Thai massage technique for adjustment or to release muscle tension in my yoga classes. Many people find an improvement and new strength right from the beginning.  

I coach and create individual programs combining therapies and life-style recommendations.

I offer an holistic approach to pregnancy and postpartum, integrating Ayurveda, Yoga and massage, self-care, correct exercise, breathing practices, stress management and nutrition.

Being pregnant can be scary and I can help you having the most amazing experience with my personal and professional experience

I have lost two babies, an early miscarriage and my beautiful daughter was stillbirth. I was fortunate to have 3 more healthy babies. I experienced hospital birth, and homebirth, the use of painkiller and no painkillers at all. I have gained knowledge and experience on how to make the right choices and have a natural and holistic approach to pregnancy and birth.

I love to help women make their pregnancy and birth choices to enjoy this precious moments and be prepared for the arrival of the new baby.



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Registered with professional associations: IYN (Independent Yoga Network), Nama (National Ayurvedic Medicine Association), Reiki Association, CBM, IANLPC and IAHT.

International alliance of Holistic Therapist

Raffaella's Training:

  • 2018 Vedic Astrology - Geoffrey Pearce is Head of the Astronomy Faculty and a council member of the British Association for Vedic Astrology.  He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from BAVA in 2018.

  • 2018 Yoga and Ayurveda for pregnancy and post-partum - Sivananda Ashram - London.

  • 2018 Ayurvedic Health Counsellor - Yoga Veda Institute - NAMA accreditation

  • 2017 Ayurvedic Nutritionist certificate - Yoga Veda Institute - Nama and Pace accreditation.

  • 2017 Diploma L1 and L2 Thai Yoga Massage - TMC Certificate Thai Government Accreditation

  • 2016-17 Sound Healing Certificate L1 with Merit - Sound Healing Academy

  • 2017 Yoga Therapy for Low Back Pain & Sciatica - Yoga Biomedical trust

  • 2016-2017 Ayurveda Diploma - CBM accredited, IANLPC & IAHT certification.

  • 2016-2017 Thai Yoga Massage - Thai Healing Massage Academy.

  • 2016 Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher certificate: Advance Applications of Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy course - YA CPD - accredited by PACE (Professional Ayurvedic Continuing Education by National Ayurvedic Medicine Association).

  • 2016 Sister science Ayurveda Yoga Foundation course - YA CPD, Accredited by Pace.

  • 2016 Animal and Chrystal Reiki.

  • 2015-16 Advanced studies Yoga Teacher training - Avani Yoga.

  • 2015 Sadie Nardini - anatomy and adjustment Teacher Training - YA CPD

  • 2015 Dashama Konah Gordon - Pranashama Yoga Teacher Training - YA CPD

  • 2015 Yoga Bananas Children Yoga Teacher training - YA Professionals.

  • 2015 Reiki Master, level 1,2,3.

  • 2014-15 Sadie Nardini Core - Strength Vinyasa - YA CPD

  • 2012-15 Hatha Yoga Teacher Training - Diploma Distinction – Practitioner level 4 - British School of Yoga.

  • Valid DBS Enhanced Certificate

  • Valid First Aid

  • Valid Insurance