Welcome to Perth Yoga Studio
We are at the Old Academy Building, 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?
Only 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. For all other classes you can drop in. We are fortunate to have a beautiful studio which is bright and spacious.
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
T’ai Chi & Chi Kung
There is now one T’ai Chi & Chi Kung (Qigong) class from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Enquiries to Lynn on 01821 642232
Baby Yoga (for babies from 10 weeks)
Baby Yoga is on Mondays, 11.30 – 12.30pm Pre-book with Sarah on 0779 207 9389
Salute for Alison – Yoga against Ovarian Cancer
Thank you to those who took part, and who have donated. So far we have raised around £500. Donations can still be made at the studio or online through the Justgiving website.
SOUND BATH and DREAM YOGA WORKSHOP
Saturday, 24th March, 1.30 – 5pm
with renowned sound musicians and meditation teachers, Narad/Tony Young and Michael Reith
£30/25 concessions including CYS trainee yoga teachers
BOOKINGS: to June at 01350 728773 and email@example.com
UPCOMING Courses, Trainings and Workshops
More details available on the Courses & 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
Details of all workshops on Courses and Workshops page