18th November 2018

Meet our new Pilates Teachers

We’re delighted that two new Pilates teachers are joining the team at Studio Yoga, starting in January 2019. Jill Hanna is teaching an Improvers level class on Tuesdays at 10.45am, and Martha Cook takes over from Anneli on Thursdays, with a Beginners group at 11.30am and an Intermediate class at 12.45pm. Jill Hanna worked in marketing for a well known blue chip brand before re-training as a Body Control Pilates teacher. She has a degree in Psychology and has always been fascinated by what makes people tick: “It wasn’t until my children were born, quite dramatically I might add, that I realised how inextricably linked our movement is to our personality, our journey, our habits and our history,” Jill says. “Pilates helped me to find strength in my C section recoveries, as well as navigate the physical toll which being a Mum of two very little ones naturally presents.” As a teacher, Jill likes to place great emphasis on making everyday functional movements more effective, stronger and safer. She believes […]
16th November 2018

New Vinyasa Flow class coming soon

Love Vinyasa Flow yoga? Then we have good news for you. Starting in January 2019, Kathryn Campling will be teaching mixed ability Vinyasa Flow on Wednesday mornings from 9.15-10.30. Vinyasa Flow is one of the most popular styles of contemporary yoga, in which students co-ordinate breath and movement to go smoothly from one asana (yoga pose) to the next, linking the postures together in a fluid, dynamic sequence. There is also a strong focus on alignment and strengthening the body, but Kathryn says students mustn’t neglect their breath as this is what binds the physical and mental benefits of yoga together. Kathryn has recently completed her Yoga Teacher Training with Anne-Marie Newland at Sun Power Yoga in London. She lives in Stockbridge with her husband and two young children. Kathryn is passionate that yoga can be beneficial to any and all. Book your place now for this 12 week course and get 2019 off to a great start.
15th November 2018

Barre classes starting at Studio Yoga

Barre fitness classes are coming to Studio Yoga, starting in January 2019. The sessions combine ballet inspired moves with elements of yoga, dance, Pilates and strength training will be taught by trained dancer and yoga teacher, Dani Jones. The classes are choreographed to music and include classic dance moves such as pliés, as well as static stretches. Students use a barre, window ledge or chair for support while performing exercises which focus on alignment, core engagement, and isometric strength training combined with high reps of small range movements. Teacher Dani Jones began her love of dance at the age of 3 when she first went to ballet lessons. Dani trained with the Royal Academy of Dance, gaining her Advanced 1 & 2 Ballet certificates and studied it at  University. She describes Barre as like yoga-ballet: “It combines the grace and elegance of ballet with the alignment of yoga, the precision of Pilates, as well as functional training,” Dani says. “It’s suitable for all ages and abilities as you are so supported […]
17th June 2018
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Summer holiday class schedule

It’s all go at Studio Yoga this summer, so don’t roll up your yoga mat just because it’s the holidays.  We’re open throughout July and the second half of August with a limited schedule of drop-in, mixed ability classes. The first two weeks of August we’ll be closed for refurbishment and improvements, putting in a new kitchen and toilets and redecorating throughout. All classes are £12 per person and everyone is welcome, regardless of your level of fitness or experience so come and give it a go!  It’s a great way to try out a class before signing up for the autumn term. All the classes are listed on the timetable or you can view them here: Summer Holiday classes 2018 1:1 sessions or private sessions for small groups can also be arranged by appointment. All sessions will run subject to demand, so please book online to confirm your place.  Yoga and Pilates are movement skills: the more you practise the better you get.        
18th November 2017
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Class timetable – Autumn term 2018

Booking is open now for our autumn term yoga and Pilates classes.  Have a look at what’s on offer here: Timetable Autumn 2018 Most courses begin from September 3 but our next specialist Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course begins on Wednesday September 12 from 6.00-7.15pm.  Dr Gail Loudon’s 8 week Mindfulness course starts on Saturday October 13. Reservations are strongly advised and all classes can be booked online, through the class timetable page, but please call us if you’d like more information. Telephone: 01264 811158 or 07764 949317. If you’re new to Yoga or Pilates we highly recommend our induction sessions to get you ‘class ready’ to join a beginners group. These are running in early September. The Pilates course is on Sept 7 and 14 and Yoga is on Sept 14.   Alternatively consider a bespoke 1:1 session. These are are perfect if your schedule makes it difficult to commit to a regular class or you just want to ‘tune up’ your home practice. 1:1s are arranged by individual appointment and normally taught […]
21st June 2017

Learn your yoga ABCs

Have you always wanted to practise yoga at home, but don’t know where to start? You might be using a book or online videos, but they’re often not the perfect solution. And so much choice can be confusing: how easy is it to find something that’s right for you? Yoga is the original portable skill. You can practise it anytime, any place, anywhere (just look at all those social media posts of people practising on the beach, up a mountain, even in the middle of the road). But to do this successfully you must first learn how to structure a sequence. The poses need to work together, maybe building up to a peak posture, or just nicely complementing one another to form a balanced, coherent whole. The Bhagavad Gita describes yoga as ‘skill in action’ and in many ways it is similar to learning a language, with the poses like words which can be linked together into a sentence or sequence.  There is also the importance of grammar, or vinyasa […]
17th March 2017
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Class timetable – autumn term 2017

Have a look at what’s coming up at Studio Yoga this autumn. You can download the latest copy of our timetable here: Studio Yoga timetable autumn 2017 Please note Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn starts on Wednesday September 6, with all other classes starting the following weekend. Our specialist Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course starts on September 11 from 6.00-7.15pm and Studio Yoga’s highly acclaimed 8 week Mindfulness course, taught by Dr Gail Loudon, starts on Friday September 29 at 11.30am. Reservations are strongly advised and all classes can be booked online, through the class timetable page, but please call us if you’d like more information. Telephone: 01264 811158 or 07764 949317. 1:1 and private sessions for couples or small groups can also be booked by appointment for either Yoga or Pilates and are recommended for newcomers wanting to join an established group. These classes are normally taught in the afternoon or early evening when the studio is not being used for group lessons.
20th November 2016

Autumn Mantra Masterclasses with Michael Hutchinson

Working with sound has always been fundamental to the practice of yoga, so deepen your understanding at a Mantra Masterclass with Michael Hutchinson on Saturday October 7 and November 25 2017 from 11.00am-2.00pm at Studio Yoga. Chanting has always been used as a vehicle to take us “from sound to silence,” as a means to transmit the teachings in the days before they were written down, and as a connection with ancient times. Along with pranayama (breathing techniques), using a mantra can help to focus and turn the mind inwards. It can also be an empowering and uplifting experience, affecting us on a multi-sensory level. Today, Vedic chanting is enjoying a surge in popularity in yoga circles as more and more people are realising its benefits and how it gives us a sense of peace and stillness in a fast-paced world These two half-day workshops will include chanting sessions interspersed with sound and movement, simple pranayama and mantra meditation. The sessions are designed to be follow on from one another, […]
20th November 2016
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Studio Yoga Class Timetable – Spring 2017

Make a New Year’s Resolution to look after yourself by booking some yoga and Pilates classes.  Have a look at our Spring 2017 timetable  from January to April 2017, with classes for all abilities. Most classes start back the week from Saturday January 7, but Iyengar Yoga with Carolyn begins on Wednesday January 4 at 7.30pm and Friday January 6 at 9.30am. Studio Yoga’s highly acclaimed 8 week Mindfulness course, taught by Dr Gail Loudon, starts on Friday January 20 at 11.30am. Reservations are strongly advised and all classes can be booked online, through the class timetable page, but please call us if you’d like more information. Telephone: 01264 811158 or 07764 949317. 1:1 and private sessions for couples or small groups can also be booked by appointment for either Yoga or Pilates and are recommended for newcomers wanting to join an established group. These classes are normally taught in the afternoon or early evening when the studio is not being used for group lessons.