The style, pace presence and awareness! That the only way I can describe it!

Geraldine Boorman

You truly are an amazing embodiment of a soul who has a gift and disarming level of perception. I am so grateful that the time spent with you is so reflective and meaningful. 


Spiritual Mentoring

Tandy it is a great person and Great Yoga teacher

Carla Bacelar

Peniche Portugal

If you have the opportunity to attend one of Tandy's courses, then book your place immediately! I came to further my knowledge as a yoga teacher. Not only has Tandy created a course and learning environment that made this both fun and easy to achieve. But an emotionally and spiritually nourishing experience that I will keep with me always. 

Ana: Oxford UK

100hrs Healing Yoga Teacher Training

This course blew my expectations out of the water. I found the organisation, the
venue, the structure, the level of instruction and food all remarkable. What I
especially want to acknowledge is the fact that we were teaching yoga from day
1. There was no better way to overcome nerves and anxiety than to plunge
straight in and have a go. The way Tandy created a safe and inclusive space to do
this was incredible. My fellow student and I felt like we had known each other
(and Tandy) forever, and that teaching yoga was a way of life!

Janet: Sydney Australia

200hrs Shakti Yoga Teacher Training

If you’re looking for an opportunity to learn deeply about yourself, what it means
to live a Yogic lifestyle and how to truly teach others, I highly, highly recommend
the 200-hour YTT with Tandy! I had contemplated attending larger trainings, but
knew that I would hesitate to ask my questions in that type of group setting.
Tandy is so knowledgeable, passionate and caring. Throughout the training, she
was supportive, thoughtful and really intentional in how and why she shared
materials. Having the opportunity to teach each day was such a beautiful way to
build my confidence. The entire experience was beyond anything I could have
imagined, and I know it has uniquely altered the trajectory of my life.

Alaina: South Carolina

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training


 The depth of the teachings was great, with lots of opportunity for direct application of yoga's teachings into our own lives. Lots of opportunity for practicing teaching, including with people from outside with varying amounts of yoga experience and physical ability. It was amazing to have the 121 time with Tandy in the 10 day intensive, with an agenda that was flexed to our needs. I'd have no hesitation recommending Tandy to anyone who has an established yoga practice and wants to go deeper. Tandy has set me up with all the tools and knowledge to grow into a teacher with a lot to offer,

Catherine Smith: UK

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This yoga teacher training course has been an amazing learning opportunity.

The content is full, and explanations from the tutor were clear, concise and taught in a passionate and efficient way. I have learnt so much in a short time and feel relaxed and happy to start teaching yoga and follow my dreams.

I could not have asked for a better teacher, and I look forward to future courses to further my knowledge and practice. 

Samantha: Correze France

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

You will be more than lucky if you decide to book a Yoga Teacher Training with Tandy! She is more than an excellent teacher, with a good balance between giving you confidence and help you to grow! You could not dream of better training. Tandy is so adaptive, sweet, and empathetic. We can really feel how passionate she is, and how high a spiritual level she is. Such a pleasure to learn with her. I will definitely recommend it! It gave me all I was needing, now I feel more than ready to transmit the true practice of Yoga. Namaste

Lise: La Rochelle France

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

A Life-Changing Experience.

Tandy takes you on this amazing journey, giving you all to bring you to your own strength and real you. Giving you the confidence and competence for becoming a true yoga teacher.

Fleur: The Netherlands

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

My yoga teacher training (YTT-200) with Tandy was absolutely wonderful! She's so genuine and kind. Tandy is extremely knowledgeable about yoga philosophy and subjects and it’s obvious while training with her how experienced and current she is as a yoga instructor. Tandy is well-versed in a variety of techniques beyond poses (asanas) and matching movement to breathe. Her program provides lessons on pranayama, meditation, yoga Nidra and how these all relate to helping manage chronic pain issues, which is why I chose this program. I feel more than confident to be home, develop a stronger personal practice and teach adult students of all ages and backgrounds.

 The setting and location are beyond amazing. It is so beautiful there. Tandy is in a separate cottage right next door. I expected our meals to be austere and modest, but she shows you how being vegan or vegetarian can be full of flavor, texture, and substance. Tandy takes time to prepare delicious meals for you based on your preferences. I’ve never been on a retreat like this and will treasure the experience forever. Thank you, Tandy!

Tawny: Washington DC

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Tandy is both a wonderful teacher and person. She accompanied me throughout the training knowing how to guide me, pushing me to my limits in order to lead me to the path of yoga. This training is not just there to train us to be a teacher but also show us how the yoga can change our lives and open to a spiritual life. Her knowledge and her own life experiences are to guide us and open us to the yoga and to the others. The training is complete: we learn anatomy, history and philosophy of yoga, adjustment, sequencing, pranayama, mediation, yoga Nidra, pre-natal and post-natal yoga until the chronic pain during yoga sessions. The exchanges, reflections and conversations are deep in all the subjects. We never stay in doubt because we are always comfortable to ask questions and exchange. Tandy teaches us to teach with compassion and with the heart for ourselves and others. We finish this training with confidence and the desire to learn more and more. Tandy takes on her role as a mentor completely by continuing to accompany us in our early days as a teacher. This training is a new opening on life. It was a great chance to learn the sacred teachings with you. Thank you!

Amandine: Limoges France

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

'Possibly the most valuable time I have ever spent on myself. Actually, THE most valuable! Doing the 1:1 mentoring over the last year has allowed me to develop not just the yoga skills I was expecting and the teachings listed on the website, but also to understand myself on a deeper level. When I signed up for the YTT, I had no idea it would take me on a journey of my OWN self-discovery. Tandy is a wonderful teacher, and able to guide in just the right way and also at a pace that suited me. Not only has Tandy got such depth of knowledge in Yoga, but she is also kind, thoughtful, and easy to talk to. I would recommend this course to literally everyone who has practiced the physical aspect of yoga and wants to expand their knowledge of the true meaning of yoga. Tandy has also built on my strengths and I am confident to start teaching.'

Katharine: Bristol UK

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Our yoga journey started many months ago,
We learned a lot but there was still much we didn’t know,
The first two days were tiring so much to learn,
Never mind being on the mats our minds faced ‘the burn’!,
Your motivation and inspiration woke us up every day,
You supported us daily, your teaching pointing the way,
But neither of us expected to be so In awe during our stay,
Your compassion, knowledge, expertise what more can I say,
Your spiritual guidance touching our point of confusion,
Assuring us that the mind, body, and soul ‘yoking’ was not an illusion!,
You are amazing you bare your soul and your mind,
No better Yogini to teach us could we find,
Thanking you for taking us forward, you have given us zest,
We hope we will be the teachers you love the best! 

Poem from Sheila Harris: France

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Tandy's enthusiasm, knowledge and experience from personal, practical and spiritual outlooks make this the perfect combination for understanding the philosophies and elements of healing yoga. And how to apply those to ourselves and our students. 

Maggie: France

100hrs Healing Yoga Teacher Training

This course was everything I could have asked for and more! I feel not only that I've grown hugely as a teacher, but that I have gained a friend and mentor for life. This course made me fall in love with yoga all over again and I am so excited to start this next chapter of my life.

Thank you for everything.


Emily: Kent, United Kingdom

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Loved this book, it is such an interesting read. It is wonderfully written and Tandy manages to make the in-depth workings of the brain and the nervous system easy to digest with personal experiences and anecdotes. This book really helped me grasp the connections between mind and body like I never had before and was a manual for working it into my life and yoga practice. Thoroughly recommend!

Shirley: United Kingdom

Breaking the Attention of Pain Review

Tandy is a remarkable teacher of great compassion and understanding. She is unreservedly
supportive and encouraging. Her depth of knowledge and experience is obvious and generously
shared. I wholeheartedly recommend Yoga Shakti School to anyone considering learning from
an expert teacher dedicated to nurturing love and light in the world.

Rebecca: Brittany France

Yoga Teacher Training

A Life Changing Experience

I might not be able to find the right words .. Tandy is an amazing, beautiful, and perfect Yoga teacher. And furthermore, a wonderfull rainbow soul. You just have to meet her, and have the luck to receive her teachings. Sweet thoughts to Jane who was my host during this journey. Every little thing was perfect. MERCI. Namaste Emile

Emilie: New Caladonian

Yoga Teacher Training

Une semaine extraordinaire en compagnie de Tandy. Formation intense et approfondie toujours dans la bonne humeur. Les formidables qualités humaines de Tandy permettent à ses élèves de découvrir leur vérité intérieure et de s'exprimer pleinement en toute confiance ! Et une cuisinière hors-pair !

Wonderful week with Tandy. In depth and intense training always with a smile. Tandy's qualities allow her students to find their own truth and express themselves with confidence. And she's a wonderful painter and cook!

Emeline: France

Yoga Teacher Training

''My dream teacher training course "

I really felt that Tandy saw me, and where I am at this moment of my life, regarding my physical, mental, spiritual and emotional practice of yoga, as she encouraged me gently but firmly to pursue my path. It is possible to have very deep spiritual conversations with her, just as much as it is possible to have concrete, fruitful, fact-packed exchanges about anatomy, physiology and teaching techniques. I got proper hands-on teaching experience and also personal guided asana practice. I got to participate in her classes and observe her teaching. I also got a lot of reading material and felt positively challenged in my beliefs. Tandy listens in a focused way, and there is plenty of room for discussions and debates. I was also very happy about the delicious vegetarian food she prepared for me, and enjoyed our more casual chatting over meals and walks as well. Tandy is very good at maintaining a professional teacher/student relationship, whilst at the same time making one feel humanely welcome and at ease

Elin Lindqvist

200hrs Yoga Teacher Training

“This teacher training is the most holistic, intense and inspiring training I could ever had imagined. First of all, because of the extraordinary trainer Tandy who shares her vast experience with so much authenticity and generosity that you feel she lives Yoga at 100%.

If you want to do so as well, this training gets you not only competent in your knowledge, but also inspired for your own path as a heart -centered yoga teacher: The course material (required reading) and the online and “retreat”-modules about these books and the other subjects are so rich and intense in information and reflection that you get not only an intellectual insight into yoga history, philosophy and teaching, but you can also integrate the studies emotionally and spiritually for your own yogic “lifestyle” to become an inspiring and authentic teacher. As there is also vast space and time for dialogue – not only during the retreat, but also during the months before and after, you have always opportunity to reflect on your own yoga experience, your “personality” and the requirements to develop – Tandy’s training guides you through this yogic “self-study”. So you can - adapted to your individual “base” - find your own way to your true self as a yoga teacher. To summarize: An amazing experience - I recommend this training at 100%.


Maren: Dusseldorf

200hrs Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

This course highly exceeded any expectations I ever had for any Yoga Teacher Training course. There was lots of online coursework with constant discussion questions through email and Skype calls directly with Tandy to deepen your learning of each module. The week retreat portion was fantastic, a week in beautiful rural France with delicious home cooked food prepared for you for every meal. A week of full days of discussion and practical work with refreshing walks in the countryside. The absolute best thing about this course is that you have this incredibly knowledgeable and passionate teacher’s full attention to answer and discuss in depth anything you need more information on or feel unprepared for. You will leave this course feeling completely prepared and knowledgeable to teach various level yoga students including pre-natal, post-natal and students suffering from chronic pain due to previous injury. Tandy also provides continued support after the course in business and marketing which is invaluable for students wanting to start up their yoga business. The best teacher training experience I could have ever dreamed of!

Hana Difrawy

200 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training

Having recently completed my masters degree in advanced physiotherapy, including modules on managing pain, acupuncture and psychological therapies, this book was a great read. Tandy has included well known researchers in the pain field throughout the book. The subject of 'pain' can be dry and hard to swallow particularly if one is suffering with pain, yet Tandy has put this book together in an easily readable format with useful anecdotes and methods for readers to understand and also use themselves. I have already recommended this book to a few of my patients!
Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Bristol.

Kat: Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Bristol.

Breaking the Attention of Pain Book Review

I have been practicing yoga with Tandy for nearly two years and I recommend her to everyone. She is so knowledgeable and as we practice she informs us all the time about which muscles, organs we are working and how they work. She is SO knowledgeable giving us information all the time. She makes us believe that we can be much more than we thought we could be. More importantly we trust her implicitly.

Susie Nash

Charente France

Tandy, as far as I’m concerned, is the best yoga teacher I have ever had the privilege of practising with. Having moved from France I now miss her so very much.

Susan Dunlop


My mother in law introduced me to Prana Navina yoga run by Tandy a couple of years ago. I'd only done a small amount of yoga before that. Since starting my posture and flexibility has improved immensely. I have learnt techniques to help with breathing & relaxation. Tandy is a fantastic teacher. I find her guidance informative & constructive. (She always seems to know when I've let my core go). She really is an amazing teacher. I would (and do) recommend her to any one looking for a yoga class, whatever level of yoga they have. The classes are very friendly with a very welcome atmosphere. I try to arrange appointments around my yoga as I hate to miss a class. I feel this review hasn't done Tandy any justice, I can't speak highly enough of her.

Sharon Randal

Champagne Mouton, France

Anyone wishing to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence as a yoga teacher in beautiful, inspiring surroundings should consider this one-to-one training with Tandy. I believe that you will feel nurtured, respected, valued and relaxed in this two-week intensive, but thoroughly enjoyable yoga 200 hour TT.

Caroline Petty - Southhampton UK

Yoga Teacher Training

I would highly recommend everyone to take up Yoga, Tandy Pengelly is an excellent mentor and following her classes has changed my life for the better, allowing me to Improve my posture, be calmer, sleep better, become much more flexible, lose weight, gain strength and balance, get rid of aches and pains and much much more, 2 years in and improving all the time I wish I had started at an earlier age but its never too late regardless of your age, abilities

Andrew Hughs

Charente France

Sarah Cole

200 hours yoga teacher training intensive


Breaking the Attention of Pain Book Review


Breaking the Attention of Pain Book Review

I have just completed my 6 month online yoga diploma with Tandy, and I am so pleased with what I have achieved. Tandy is a kind, compassionate and passionate teacher of Yoga and the mind and body. With her inspiration and guidance I have learnt so much about yoga and ultimately about myself. Namaste

Susan Clarke: Devon UK

Online 6 Month Yoga Diploma

I have just spent a week in Catalonia on my first retreat.  We did yoga, meditation, hiking and crafts. Words can't express how much I have learnt about myself and what I have experienced. Laughter, fun, challenges and huge development of my understanding of yoga. The experiences have made me want more!

Ali Shropshire UK

Yoga and hiking retreat

I'm a busy mum of 4, I found yoga courtesy of Tandy a few years ago and haven't looked back. I have achieved increased strength, flexibility and most importantly a sense of self. I now know how to still my mind and go to my happy place when things get hectic.

Nikki Wootton Charente France

Yoga classes and workshops

I had never practiced yoga before but then I met Tandy. Now I'm hooked and absolutely love her classes, they are the highlight of my week. Tandy is friendly, knowledgeable, compassionate, funny and a great teacher.

Sarah Thorne - Charente France

Yoga Classes and Yoga Teacher Training

I have just finished reading your book, it was such a great book, so clearly explained. It has really helped me to understand more about my emotional connection to my injury.

Gail Bolton

Breaking the Attention to Pain, one of the best books I have read for ages. Everybody should read this, even if you don't suffer from chronic pain. It helped me realise that only I am responsible for how I feel. Thanks

Claire Wright

Halifax UK

Tandy has been helping me over the last year to recover from a herniated disk. When I came to her I was in so much pain, and could not get any relief. Tandy helped me understand more about my injury and how pain shows up in the body. I have just come back from a weeks hiking in Scotland, and was completely pain free. Thank  you Tandy...thank you Yoga.

Jane Jackson

Melle, France

I completed my Yoga Teacher Training with Tandy in 2018 and enjoyed every moment of it. I loved her down to earth teaching style and her ability to bring passion into every part of the training. I now have a successful private practice and love every moment. 

Carl Hicks - Lyon France

Yoga Teacher Training

I began yoga for the first time ever about 3 years ago. Tandy is absolutely brilliant! She explains everything that we are doing and how it will effect us without judgement or criticism. Tandy is supportive and makes me feel confident enough to try any pose. It is through her that I have found my love for yoga.

Sue Painter

Charente France


Breaking the Attention of Pain Book Review

What do I recommend about Tandy Pengelly - everything! Tandy is amongst the most caring people I know, who is extremely knowledgeable within her profession, and I think I speak for most when I say we trust her explicitly. If you are lucky enough to know her then I think you’ll agree that Tandy is a ‘must have’ in your life.

Wendy Cart

Charente France

John Riley

Breaking the Attention of Pain Book Review

I have just spent an amazing week in the Spanish Pyrenees with Tandy and new friends. This is my second retreat with Tandy, and as before I have come away feeling refreshed, energised and positive. Not only is Tandy incredibly knowledgeable about the mind, body and soul, she is also an fantastic cook. I would absolutely recommend Tandy's retreats and can't wait for the next one.

Jo-Meltan Maubray UK

Yoga and hiking retreat

'To the best teacher I'll ever have - The one singing and dancing in my heart' Mark Stephens

Emilie Huguon: Nouvelle Caledonien

Yoga Teacher Training

The first time I ever did yoga was with Tandy in the Charente. I’m very grateful for this introduction as I do yoga every week and practice breathing techniques everyday. 
I enjoy your posts. So thank you for the very first experience. Yoga is now completely part of my life

Anne Dodd France

Yoga classes and workshops