“Movement is the song of the body” Vanda Scaravelli
YOGA & PILATES WORKSHOPS:
We have weekend yoga workshops and masterclasses for all levels of experience, whether you’re a teacher, keen student or total novice. Guest teachers who visit the studio include Gary Carter, Michael Hutchinson and Lorna Chapman.
For new Pilates students we recommend attending an introductory workshop, even if you have practised Pilates elsewhere. These are usually held at the start of each term, and will give you a chance to go over the basics before joining a group class.
Upcoming workshops are listed below:
GARY CARTER – ANATOMY, MOVEMENT & FASCIA IN YOGA:
The sessions are run as an on-going practice group with work on and off the mat, discovering how to refine our practice by moving with efficiency and intelligence. They are open to teachers, trainee teachers and experienced students (Yoga teachers can claim up to 3 CPD points per workshop).
Limited spaces so advance reservations are essential. Book through the website. Cost: £32 per session.
Gary Carter is one of the UK’s leading teachers of anatomy as it relates to yoga and Pilates. He has over 30 years of experience of working with physical movement training, anatomical study and movement practices, from which he has created his own unique way of working and ‘seeing’ which he incorporates into his teachings, where students learn techniques and methods of training that bring long term results to the feel, movement and look of the body. Gary teaches and lectures throughout the UK and internationally in addition to running his highly acclaimed Anatomy & Myofascial courses for yoga and Pilates teachers.
Headstand and shoulder-stand are sometimes called the king and queen of asanas. The ancient yogis called inverted poses ‘active reversals’ which helped keep them youthful and free from illness, but today some teachers believe the risks outweigh the rewards. Join yoga teacher-trainer and physicist, Michael Hutchinson, to explore what really happens to our bodies, breath and mind when we go upside down.
This half day workshop on April 14, 11am – 2pm, is suitable for teachers, trainee teachers and committed students. Modifications and alternative poses will be suggested to make the asana practice suitable for everyone. BOOK HERE
Want to learn yoga but not sure where to start? Worried you’ll be the only super stiff person in a room full of bendy people? Nervous about joining a group of experienced students who might be taking it all a bit too seriously?
Everyone has to start somewhere, so some and give it a go at a taster workshop. You’ve nothing to lose but your tight hamstrings. All equipment provided. The next workshop is on Saturday April 21 from 2.30 – 4.00pm – BOOK HERE
If you’ve never done Pilates before we strongly recommend having an induction session before you join a beginners group. Our experience is that people who start this way get more benefit from their classes and make faster progress.
We run beginners workshops where you will be taken through the basics and enjoy a taster session to get you up to speed before joining a group class. Another option, available at any time, is to have a 1:1 session (or share it with a friend). The next workshop is on Saturday April 21 from 11.00am – 12.30pm. BOOK HERE
Our 8-week Mindfulness Based Approach course has been described as a game changer, teaching you skills for life and giving you a new perspective. It’s been shown to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic pain, but anyone can practise mindfulness.
Learn some simple exercises to make your everyday life more mindful in this short taster session with Dr Gail Loudon on Saturday April 21 from 1.00 – 2.00pm and discover the benefits it can offer. BOOK HERE
REFUND AND 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 (£10 for events costing less than £35). 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 (£10 for events costing less than £35).
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coming to yoga with Tamsin is like going on a mini-holiday every week.
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.
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.
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.