Have you ever read that poem?

The one that Nelson Mandela gave in his Presidential Inauguration speech??

It’s by Marianne Williamson and it says…


I am Victoria Cunningham-Downey and this poem inspired me to create StretchBodyMind because I believe that we are all meant to shine.

Vic yoga


  • I don’t just want to teach you Yoga & Pilates – I want to create a community in my classes.

  • I don’t just want to share personal development techniques with you – I want to shine a light on your shadows.

  • I don’t just want to train you as a Yoga Teacher or Pilates Instructor – I want to train you to be your best self so you can help others shine as well.


With StretchBodyMind you can:

  • Attend group or private classes to stretch your body
  • Take part in online and weekend courses to stretch your mind
  • Start a new career sharing your love of yoga (without having to leave your current job to do so) by combining an Internationally Recognised 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certificate from Yoga Alliance UK and an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Start a new lucrative career teaching Pilates with an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma


Click on the menu to explore the training opportunities available and start shining your light!