WHEN ARE YOUR CLASSES?

We have Yoga classes every morning Monday – Saturday and evenings Monday – Thursday. Pilates is on Thursdays. Workshops and Masterclasses are on Fridays and at the weekends, with a Crystal bowl sound bath once a month on a Sunday.

Private tuition is by appointment and usually in the afternoons during the week.

See the latest copy of the timetable here

DO YOU HAVE ONLINE CLASSES?

Yes we do. Hatha Yoga and Gentle Yoga on Tuesday mornings are hybrid classes which take place at the Studio but are also live-streamed.  The Pilates classes are also run this way. 1:1 sessions can be either in person or taught on Zoom.

In addition all students on Tamsin’s courses receive a recording of the class each week so they can repeat the session at home if they want. The option of being able to do a class online means that you never have to miss a session if you are unable to come to the studio for any reason.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOGA AND PILATES?

There are many similarities between Yoga and Pilates. Both will help you improve strength, balance, flexibility and posture. The main difference is in approach. Yoga’s origins lie in ancient Eastern philosophy (although the physical side of Yoga is most commonly taught today), and focuses on the integration of mind and body, using the breath. A typical yoga class involves a mixture of posture work, breathing techniques and relaxation. Pilates was developed in Europe as a system of physical exercises around one hundred years ago and its emphasis is much more on precise movements to target specific areas of the body.

DO YOU HAVE PILATES APPARATUS AT STUDIO YOGA?

No. All of our classes are mat-based and we have equipment such as rollers, rings and soft balls.

IS YOGA A RELIGION?

No. Yoga is not a religion. It can be enjoyed by people whatever their faith or lack of it. However there is a spiritual side to the philosophy that underpins it and meditation is an important part of Yoga practice.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

For both Yoga and Pilates you should wear comfortable non-constrictive clothes so you can move freely and easily. You might get warm during the class so layers are a good idea. Men usually wear a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or shorts. Yoga is normally done in bare feet, for Pilates you might wear socks but not shoes.

For restorative yoga and breathing workshops please wear something comfortable and warm as you will not be moving much.

DO I NEED TO BUY A MAT OR OTHER EQUIPMENT?

We have equipment at the studio for people to use in class, but please bring your own yoga or Pilates mats, plus a blanket for relaxation. You can buy mats at Studio Yoga or from any sports equipment retailer. Iyengar students will also need bricks, blocks, a strap and a blanket.

SHOULD I TELL THE TEACHER IF I HAVE AN INJURY?

Absolutely. Please let your teacher know if you have an injury or other medical condition that may affect your ability to participate. She will be able to offer you modifications so you can practice safely. If you are receiving on-going treatment from a doctor, physiotherapist or other health professional please consult them first if appropriate.

CAN I EAT OR DRINK BEFORE CLASS?

It’s not advisable to practice Yoga or Pilates on a full stomach. If possible try to refrain from eating for two hours before class. We don’t encourage drinking in a Yoga class, however you may bring water in with you if required.

IS THERE PARKING NEARBY?

There is plenty of free parking on site. Please park either in front of the Studio or alongside the large storage barn. All cars and their contents are left at the owner’s risk.

HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A CLASS?

The easiest way to do this is online. But you can also book by email, phone or at the Studio. We also accept payment by card, cash and bank transfer (please ask for details).

DO I HAVE TO BOOK IN ADVANCE OR CAN I JUST TURN UP?

Please book in advance. We can’t guarantee you a place if you just turn up as spaces are limited and some classes are full.

CAN I COME TO ONE CLASS ONLY OR DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR A COURSE?

Yoga and Pilates are movement skills. You can only improve and make progress with regular practice, as with any other discipline. Therefore our classes are structured as termly courses, roughly corresponding to school terms, and we encourage you to commit to the course. This is particularly important if you are a beginner. However, you can join part way through a course if there are still spaces available. Drop ins are at the teacher’s discretion.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS A CLASS?

If you miss a session you are welcome to make it up by attending a different group class (not workshops, masterclasses or 1:1 lessons), subject to a space being available. Please check with the teacher first.

If you are one of Tamsin’s students you also have the option to join one of the Tuesday morning classes on Zoom. Everyone also receives a recording of the class each week so you can practice it on your own.

All classes must be made up during the current term and cannot be carried forward to future terms.

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

You may cancel any booking for a course or workshop (an ‘Event’) so long as you do so at least 30 days before the start of the Event, in which case we will refund you the amount you have paid for that Event, less an administration fee of £20. If you cancel within 30 days there will be no refund unless we are able to transfer your booking to another participant, in which case we will refund you as explained above, less an administration fee of £20.

Once a yoga course has started we cannot issue a refund if you choose to cancel, decide not to attend or drop out for any reason.

For 1:1 lessons we require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel a booking, or you may be liable for the cost of the class.

Studio Yoga reserves the right to cancel an Event for any reason, though we will endeavour to do so only in exceptional circumstances or if there are insufficient numbers booked onto a course for it to be commercially viable. Should this happen we will notify you promptly and refund you in full the amount you have paid us for the Event.

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  • Dagan James
    I, like many many others have suffered years of lower back problems, not helped by being a livestock farmer.
    Last year I had a prolapsed disc. When it eventually eased I went on the yoga for lower backs course.
    It has been hugely beneficial, not only for building physical strength, but also because it gave me the framework for better and quicker recovery when flareups have reoccurred and the mental strength knowing there is a way forward when things go wrong. The course shows an effective and doable way to really reduce back problems. As long as you do your exercises!
    Dagan James
  • Emma Todd
    Thank you for a couple of very good years of yoga. I had no experience of yoga before coming to you and you've been a super teacher. I now incorporate yoga into many daily activities - from walking the dogs, working at my to desk, to emptying the washing machine...Your studio is a serene and friendly place, and I've appreciated your immense professionalism and commitment.
    Emma Todd
  • Lucy Gosse
    I love your classes and really look forward to them. I am also really impressed with the tremendous amount of time, thought and effort you have given to organising and presenting the range of online/Zoom classes over the last few months and all very easy to follow.
    Lucy Gosse
  • Ann Porter
    It is the first time for over 30 years that I have joined a class solely for my benefit. I want to learn yoga properly from the beginning and the Wednesday class is perfect. Thank you.
    Ann Porter
  • Anna Thomas
    It is a necessary pleasure for me to kick-start my week at Studio Yoga. The Monday morning class sets me up for the week ahead.  Tamsin is a dedicated teacher.  Her classes are varied, her instructions clear and she always has an eye on her pupils individual physical requirements making adjustments that enhance their practice.  I highly recommend Studio Yoga.
    Anna Thomas
  • L.F.
    The Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course has really helped my shoulders and flexibility. I like creating space for me and the calm it gives - thank you.
    L.F.
  • Annie Burchmore
    Since starting Tamsin’s hatha yoga classes a year ago, I have noticed a marked improvement in my balance, core strength and flexibility. Tamsin makes all ages and abilities feel relaxed and welcome and her enthusiasm, warmth and encouragement have created a positive and enjoyable environment in which to practice and learn. I always look forward to my classes and leave feeling calmer, stronger and happier. Thank you.
    Annie Burchmore
  • Kim Dunkason
    I first met Tamsin six years ago when I booked a 121 session with her. This was my first step into the world of yoga and I was extremely fortunate to find such an excellent teacher.  The health benefits have been incredible, my body is much more flexible and I move easily, I know how to quiet my mind and reduce stress.  Her restorative yoga and pranayama classes are wonderful - you feel so relaxed, positive and calm afterwards. I can’t recommended her highly enough - she really gets to know her students so that they obtain the maximum benefit form the classes. Yoga is Tamsin’s passion, you can see she loves teaching, I highly recommend Studio Yoga.
    Kim Dunkason
  • Christine Alexander-Smith
    Tamsin is a great tutor, who creates an environment for her students that fosters the spirit of giving everything a go in a safe way. I wholeheartedly recommend Studio Yoga to anyone wanting to increase their flexible and sense of general well-being. The classes are friendly and small and are made up of all ages, sizes and genders. Each session builds on the last; creating a sense of achievement for the student each week.
    Christine Alexander-Smith
  • Vicky Liddell
    After 6 years, I still look forward to my weekly yoga session. It sets me up for anything that the week can throw at me.
    Vicky Liddell
  • Namaste Tamsin. Thank you for making the sessions so enjoyable and rewarding. I've been amazed at how much difference these classes have made to me. I am really looking forward to next term.
  • Steve Pollard
    I would highly recommend the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course to anyone who suffers with back pain. It certainly has been the most beneficial form of treatment for me and has helped me recover from the most agonising painful back period I've ever had. That now seems to be a distant memory. I am genuinely thrilled I came to Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs.
    Steve Pollard
  • Liz Parsons
    Studio Yoga offers the unique opportunity to attend regular classes in a range of Yoga styles in a tranquil dedicated space. I am particularly pleased to be able to attend workshops led by a resident or visiting teachers offering a more in-depth exploration of Yoga.
    Liz Parsons
    MSTAT Teacher of the Alexander Technique
  • Name withheld
    Please could you let Anneli know how brilliant I think she is as a Pilates teacher. What she does with me is really helping reduce any pain and is increasing my strength and flexibility. Thank you.
    Name withheld
  • Sarah Towneley
    Coming to yoga with Tamsin is like going on a mini-holiday every week.
    Sarah Towneley
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