Welcome to Perth Yoga Studio
We are at the Old Academy Building, 7 Rose Terrace, PERTH PH1 5HA, Scotland, in the middle of the 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.
I began yoga classes as a young woman, first of all on a beach in Greece in 1972 and then a few years after that in what was the Red Cross Hall in the New Row, Perth and so many years later I remain more and more convinced of the value of moving our bodies beyond their normal range with mindful movement, plus maintaining strong muscles with awareness and action; and practising being relaxed through deepening the breath and quietening our minds.
There is also the huge benefit of living our lives with the knowledge and understanding of yoga philosophy which is saying ‘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‘.
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 email@example.com. 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
Changes to Classes from 8 January
Shell’s Hatha Flow classes
Please note most of Shell’s classes are taking a break until the end of February. Her Thursday night class continues as normal, with a cover teacher.
T’ai Chi & Chi Kung
From Tues 9 January there will be 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 moving back to Mondays, 11.30 – 12.30pm Pre-book with Sarah on 0779 207 9389
UPCOMING Courses, Trainings and Workshops
Saturday 20 January 11am – 12.30pm
Yoga with Suthesh
Sunday 21 January 10am – 1pm
Mindfulness Based Living Course
8 week course starting Thursday 1 February 6.30 – 8.30pm
Studio 2 with Catriona McCaw
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