The Balanced Yoga  


Raffaella is the founder and director of The Balanced Yoga studios, 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.

Raffaella has specialised in: 

  • Yoga Therapy for Chronic Lower back pain and sciatica and has personal experience and knowledge in Scoliosis -
  • Sound Vibrations and Chakra Healing: Therapeutic Tibetan Singing bowls, Gong, Tuning Forks, Drum and Zen Sounds -
  • Thai Massage  the traditional method accredited by the Thai Ministry of education. Also known as the passive Yoga.
  • Ayurveda Yoga Therapy  ~ Nutrition and Lifestyle - 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. Yoga and Ayurveda compliment each others and are sister science. 
  •  Reiki Usui  ~ alternative 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 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, 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 didn't like what I had become: 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, and I started my quest into a healthier and possibly pain free life. 

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

My passion is to help people experience a better self. 

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} behind.  Hence I have created The Balance Yoga Studios, offering a yoga that is of profound healing, accessible to people wanting to improve their health, in particular those that suffer from back pain.

I am an holistic practitioner passionate about helping others in all ways it is possible, from yoga, to massage, to nutrition and lifestyle. 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. Many people find an improvement and new strength right from the beginning.  I coach and create individual programs combining therapies and life-style recommendations to bring the body and mind back to their natural balance and state of health. 




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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:

  • 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