medical acupuncture

about manuel

José Manuel Ponce is a registered osteopath in practice since 1989

He has a special interest in osteopathy in the cranial field in the treatment of adults and children & babies


  • yoga siromani
    • Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre (1980)
  • D.O.
    • British School of Osteopathy (1989)
  • yoga teacher
    • Sunra Yoga (1997)
  • certificate in teaching adults
    • City & Guilds (2007)
  • masters-level medical acupuncture
    • ALIED / Herts.University (2014)


In keeping with statutory regulation, Manuel has continually updated and addied to his skills through continuing professional develpment

Areas of speicial interest have been

  • osteopathy in the cranial field
  • visceral manipulation
  • medical acupuncture
  • counselling skills
  • treatment of babies & children
  • scientific evidence for yoga as therapy

Current Projects

Spanish Yoga Retreat

yoga in spain

Manuel organizes and runs yoga retreats and holidays in the medieval hill-top city of Trujillo in his native Spain

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vegeterian food blog

vegetarian food blog

Following the popularity of Brandon's yummie dishes at the Spanish Yoga Retreat we are launching a food blog

The blog will focus on cooking philosophies and methods, recipies serving merely as a spring-board for endless variation and experimentation

CPD Yoga

yoga teacher training

Manuel has founded CPDYoga to provide busy working teachers with a means of broadening their knowledge in relevant current research and integrating it into your working practice

Professional Yoga Teacher Training

Plans are underway for 200 and 500 hour yoga teacher training courses in the UK and Spain