Welcome to Perth Yoga Studio
We are at the Old Academy Building, 6-7 Rose Terrace, PERTH PH1 5HA in Scotland (not Australia btw – hi to our Aussie friends), in the middle of a Georgian Terrace facing the North Inch Park and the river.
Please take a look at our Timetable for yoga classes, t’ai chi, mindfulness, etc. to find a class that fits what you are looking for. As we have a spacious studio, unless otherwise stated, all classes are drop-in with no need to pre-book.
Yoga and its associate holistic disciplines and therapies are such a boost to our good physical, mental and emotional health. I would even go so far as to say I believe it is the life skill that is the best foundation we can give ourselves throughout our lives.
While on a Club Med holiday in Greece in 1972 I did my first yoga class and it had a profound effect on me. Physically it was fun but it was the peace I experienced of being asked to sit and fix my gaze on the horizon between sky and sea that really changed something in me. A few years later, following my initial training in Edinburgh as a yoga teacher, I taught my first classes in what was the Red Cross Hall in the New Row, Perth. So many years later I remain totally convinced of the value of moving our bodies beyond their normal range with mindful yoga movements, plus maintaining strong muscles with awareness and action; and practising being relaxed through deepening the breath and quietening our minds.
There is also the immense benefit of living our lives with the knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy which says ‘be clear we have the ability to know ourselves better, to be accepting and loving to ourselves and each other, to be strong and self-disciplined, kind and peaceful‘. June Mitchell
Newcomers to Yoga – frequently asked questions:
I am a beginner to yoga, which class would suit me best?
Most classes are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated on the timetable
Hatha Yoga is working with postures individually and includes breathing exercises and relaxation
Hatha Yoga Flow is linking postures in sequences
Active Yoga with Suthesh is exactly that
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a stronger practice for those with some yoga experience or with a good level of fitness and for sports people
Kundalini Yoga is an uplifting blend of spiritual and physical practices – movement, dynamic breathing techniques, meditation and mantras
Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Liam; is synchronising movement to breath, creating a dynamic and energetic flow class. Suitable for beginners and those with yoga experience.
Yin Yoga with Liam on Fridays at 5.30pm is a relaxing yoga class for the end of the week.
Do I have to pre-book?
We are fortunate that our main Studio 1 is bright and spacious, and for most classes, you can drop in without booking. It is necessary to book for the following classes –
Tai Chi/Qigong – Lynn on 01821 642232
Pregnancy Yoga – Judy on 07792 079 389
Baby Yoga – Sarah on 07466 360 152
Mindfulness Meditation – Catriona at email@example.com
Reiki and Capacitar – Marousa on 07403 773935
Daisy Foundation Birthing on Sunday evenings, 6 – 7.30pm Enquiries to Jane Jephcott at firstname.lastname@example.org and 07791 266 436
For all other classes you can drop in.
Do I need to bring my own mat?
You can if you like or you can hire one for £1 that we donate to our CYS yoga teacher colleagues Helen and Debbie who run a charity called Yogability that raises funds to give free yoga classes to adults and children with disabilities and their carers.
How much do the classes cost?
Prices vary as all the teachers work independently. However, as a guide, a drop in class would be between £7-9 and most teachers will offer a block of classes, for instance, 5 classes for £35/40 (valid for 2 months); Concessions will usually be £5 – for students, under 18s, seniors, unwaged
STUDIO NEWS and NEW CLASSES
BEGINNERS’ YOGA CLASS with Julia Vaczo
on Thursdays, 7.30 – 8.45pm. A great class to get you started with yoga, suitable for all and focusing on finding harmony between breath and movement.
PREGNANCY/ACTIVE BIRTH with YOGABIRTH and Judy Cameron
For more details please contact Judy on email@example.com or text 0779 207 9389
VINYASA FLOW YOGA with Liam Haire
Tuesdays, 10 – 11am and Fridays 9.30 – 10.45am Enquiries to Liam at firstname.lastname@example.org
YIN YOGA with Liam
on Fridays at 5.30 – 6.45pm – Relaxing end of the week session
UPCOMING Courses, Trainings and Workshops
YOGA WORKSHOPS with CATHY SWAN
Each month from July, well-known Perth yoga teacher Cathy will be running weekend morning workshops covering varying aspects of yoga. Dates are –
Sunday, 7th October, 9.30 – 12.30pm
Sunday, 4th November, 9.30 – 12.30pm
Sunday, 2nd December, 9.30 – 12.30pm
Bookings and enquiries to Cathy at: email@example.com and 07990 945 752
Mindfulness Based Living Course with Catriona McCaw
8 week course starting Thursday 13 September 6.30 – 8.30pm. Contact Catriona at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see Courses & Workshops page for more detail
See our Courses & Workshops page for dates and info on all the above.
We are delighted to have therapists Donna Morgan, Remedial Massage and Craniosacral Therapy; Heather Yellowlees, Injury Rehabilitation, Sports Massage and Remedial Exercise programmes; Consultant Medical Herbalist, Jacqui Calder – in Studio 2. Their details, including contact numbers, are on the Teachers and Therapists page