Yoga for Beginners

For those new to yoga or new to ashtanga yoga the following options are for you…

Ashtanga Yoga for Absolute Beginners

A  six week introductory course
In this course you will be guided step by step through the basics of breath and synchronised movement that constitute the ashtanga yoga sequences, each week building on what you have learnt the week before, with time for some deep relaxation at the end of each class.
Suitable for absolutely anyone keen to learn,  regardless of size, shape, age or previous experience!
This course is also ideal for anyone interested in Mysore classes to get to grips with the basics before they start.

Upcoming Courses Start Dates:

*Next course will start in September 2024 – check back for dates!

Cost £70
Each individual class must also be booked on the timetable. When booking please scroll down to choose the the £70 ‘6 week beginner’s course’ option.

* PLEASE NOTE – this course will also be open to drop in students week by week and individual classes can be booked using class passes and monthly packages, including the introductory £60 pass! *

Ashtanga Beginners Plus

A  four week follow up to the beginner’s course.
Continuing with the step by step format of the introductory course we will continue to learn and practise the fundamental techniques, postures and principles of Ashtanga Yoga. Each week we will build on what we did the week before. The aim is to go slowly to allow time for the body and mind to absorb, understand and assimilate what we are practising. This class is for anyone who has done an introductory course or for any beginner to ashtanga who would like some detailed, guided instruction.
Next course: to be confirmed…
£45 for the 4 weeks, £12 per drop in session

Ashtanga Level 1

Saturdays 9 – 10am,   Mondays 6.15 – 7.15pm Book Class Here

Ideal to follow on from the introductory course, continuing progressively through the ashtanga sequence, with detailed instruction and demonstrations when needed. The basics learnt in the introductory course will be repeated and practiced with new elements added on each week. The most progress will be made if you attend regularly, but drop in students are welcome to any class, whether you’re a new student wanting to try the classes out or whether you’re simply unable to make every week.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is a slower paced style of yoga than Ashtanga. You will be introduced to classic yoga postures and practices but in a slower, less dynamic style. If you’re new to yoga and not confident regarding your fitness and flexibility levels then this class will be a good option for you. Expect to leave feeling equally revived, balanced and rested.

Hatha Yoga is every Tuesday evening 7.35 – 8.35pm, starting 23rd January

 Introductory Workshops

The intro workshop is a one-off workshop covering the fundamental postures and techniques of ashtanga as well as information on the background and history of this system of yoga.  An ‘intro to mysore’ workshop is geared specifically towards starting morning self practice classes, but works equally well as a general introduction for anyone new to ashtanga. This workshop will set you up perfectly to join the mysore classes with confidence.

 Private tuition

Private lessons are available during the day throughout the week, and some Saturdays, for one-to-one tuition.

Please contact directly to make a booking.




I got into Ashtanga after trying out different forms of yoga. Following on from the beginner’s course with Cathy I went on to try Mysore and became hooked. Ashtanga is a strong and often challenging practice but with regular practice and the invaluable knowledge and friendly encouragement from Cathy, slowly but surely I made progress, and after 3 years I still am! There are all different levels of students in the class which helps with motivation and inspiration. I love the energy that comes from the Mysore classes. What better way to start your day! (Katie McKay)