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 that 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini Movers – Jess on 07734 577160
Reiki and Capacitar – Marousa on 07403 773935
Daisy Foundation Birthing on Sunday evenings, 6 – 7.30pm Enquiries to Jane Jephcott at email@example.com 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
CLASSICAL YOGA SCHOOL
CYS Yoga Teacher Training
Edinburgh/Perth : Merchant City Yoga, Glasgow : Addlestone, Surrey – all begin in September each year
(Edinburgh/Perth course is alternate months at Perth Yoga Studio and David Lloyd Newhaven, Edinburgh)
This year’s Edinburgh/Perth course begins on the Friday evening of the weekend 31st August/1st September. Find more information at www.cysyogateachertraining.com or contact Course Director, June Mitchell, at firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDIO NEWS and NEW CLASSES
New monthly group of REIKI HEALING and Angelic Cards with Marousa Kalagkona
Next group Thursday 28 June 11.45am – 1pm
then 19 July and 16 August
Reiki is natural healing energy that works on every level and it is understood to promote the body’s regenerative self-healing ability. You will experience a deep relaxation, gratitude, and a deep sense of connection with the group and the world.
Cost £42 for five week block, or £9 drop-in, £5 concessions
Marousa is also starting her CAPACITAR GROUP on Friday 29th June
This is a weekly session and involves a combination of T’ai Chi-based movements, visualisation, breathwork, meditation and other holistic tools. Capacitar means ‘to empower‘. Suitable for anyone aged over 12 (recommended for adolescents and adults alike).
To book for Reiki each month and Capacitar each week, contact Marousa 07403 773935 or email email@example.com
DAISY FOUNDATION BIRTHING
classes have now begun on Sunday evenings, 6 – 7.30pm. Enquiries to Jane Jephcott at firstname.lastname@example.org and 07791 266 436
classes for children aged 2-3 and 3 – 4 years with Jess Quaka, daily from 2 July, details on the Website Timetable.
Pre booking is required for these classes which are designed to improve motor skills and physical fitness and to foster social and cognitive development.
Bookings and enquiries, to email@example.com and 07734 577 160
regular Saturday mornings with Julia Coulson. Next one Saturday, 23 June, 11am – 12.30pm enquiries to Julia Coulson 07910 836 854
KUNDALINI Workshops and monthly meditation sessions
will take a break over July and August, starting back in September. The weekly Tuesday night class continues as normal.
are taking a break over the summer, and will be back from the first Wednesday in September.
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, 1st July, 9.30 – 12.30pm
Saturday, 4th August, 11 – 2pm
Sunday, 2nd September, 9.30 – 12.30pm
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and 07990 945 752
Kundalini Yoga teachers Julia Coulson and Julia Melvile are hosting several workshops in the coming weeks.
See our Courses & Workshops page for dates and info.
Details of all workshops are on our Courses and Workshops page.
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