Start stretching your body, mind AND career!

  • Have you experienced the healing benefits of Yoga & Pilates and want to share these with others?
  • Are you yearning for a whole new career as a wellness expert and don’t know how to get into that field?
  • Perhaps you are already a fitness professional and want to add another string to your bow?
  • Or have you already completed your initial training and want to complete some CPD (continuing professional development) courses??


Here’s how I can help…

I am Victoria Cunningham-Downey, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, and Teacher Trainer, as well as a Consultant, Coach and Founder of I started this training school because I wanted to help women like me (and like you too) stretch their bodies AND their minds through professional training in Yoga & Pilates as well as associated CPD courses. I believe in accepting who you are today and stretching yourself to become who you are meant to be. I believe in empowering you through providing the best courses in Yoga, Pilates & CPDs.


YA-Badge-SeniorTeacher-blueI am registered with Yoga Alliance UK as a Senior Yoga Teacher which is the highest teaching standard offered by Yoga Alliance UK as is described as “the pinnacle of the yoga teacher career path combining training and experience. This is a similar status to what Yoga Alliance USA refer to as an E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher), but is set to a much higher standard, requiring at least 8 years of teaching experience to qualify”.


YAPlogoThe StretchBodyMind training school has met the stringent requirements set by Yoga Alliance UK, demonstrating that The StretchBodyMind Yoga Teacher Training course is of the highest standard and that our graduates may use the title ‘Registered Yoga Teacher’ RYT as a sign of quality training. (You will also be able to register with Yoga Alliance UK as a Trainee Yoga Teacher as soon as you start the course).


PrintThe StretchBodyMind training school is also registered with Active IQ for the Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork and has been delivering this high-level training to fitness instructors, personal trainers, physiotherapists, yoga teachers and ordinary people(!) since 2011.


In addition to Yoga & Pilates Training offers: