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 yoga is the life skill, the best foundation for being well, that 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 teacher training in Edinburgh with William Mowat Thomson – the man who brought yoga to Scotland in the 1960s and 70s at his Scottish Yoga Centre – 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 through 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
STUDIO NEWS – CLASSES, COURSES and WORKSHOPS
CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR DATES : 2019-20
Most classes will finish week ending 13th December but the following week Judy’s Pregnancy Yoga class will be on, on Monday evening, 16th, 6.30pm as usual and Susan’s Nia class will be on as normal on Wednesday, 18th at 1pm.
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT MEDITATION
Wednesday, 18th December, 7 – 8.30pm
We are having our annual Christmas Meditation on the 18th. June will lead it this year and everyone is most welcome to come along – you don’t have to be coming to regular classes. We will sit for around 30 minutes which will pass more quickly than you might think and our focus will be a guided meditation on Peace to the World at Christmas.
It’s absolutely fine to sit on a chair as well as the floor.
The meditation will be followed by lovely things to eat and drink, plus music and convivial chat. Food and drink contributions for the table are always very welcome.
Donations this year will go to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
You don’t have to tell us you are coming – just come along on Wednesday, 18th between 6.30 and 7pm.
THE STUDIO RE-OPENS ON MONDAY, 6th January 2020 when all classes resume.
June’s Dunkeld/Birnam classes at the Birnam Arts Centre
……. finish for the jolly holidays on Tuesday, 10th December and resume on Tuesday 7th January – Ashtanga Yoga at 6.45pm and Hatha Yoga at 8pm. People new to the classes are always very welcome. For more info contact June – email@example.com
YOGA for BEGINNERS > INTERMEDIATES
THURSDAYS, 7.30 – 8.45pm
Julia Vaczo is resuming her popular Beginners’ yoga class in STUDIO 1 from Thursday, 7th November. Pre-booking not required – come along any Thursday.
NEW YOGA FLOW class with John Fenemore
Friday 9.30am from 1 November
Suitable for all levels, this class will cover the fundamentals of yoga, emphasising posture and breath as the foundation for building a sound and sustainable practice.
Drop in £8, or 5 class pass £35, valid for two months,
No need to book, just come along, or contact John for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mum and Baby Class with Shell McGrath on Tuesday mornings, 11.20 – 12noon
Booking required – contact Shell on 07514 890794
SUNDAY MORNING YOGA WORKSHOPS with Cathy Swan
9.30 – 12.30pm : 8th December (changed from 1st)
Bookings to Cathy on 07990 945752 and email@example.com
Yoga Workshops with Suthesh
For upcoming dates, contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
See our Courses and Workshops page for more info on all the above.
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.
Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm is now being run by Julia Vaczo Studio 1 from 7 November and will be Hatha Yoga for Beginners and Intermediate level (enquiries through Blue Elephant Yoga on Facebook or phone 07526 666175, but its not necessary to book)
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, such as sports people.
Do I have to book?
We are fortunate that our main studio, Studio 1 is bright and spacious, and for most classes, you can drop in without booking. It is only necessary to book for the following classes –
New Mum and Baby Class with Shell McGrath on Tuesday mornings, 11.20 – 12noon Book with Shell on 07514 890794
Nia – mindful fitness movement – bookings to Susan at www.stepinwithsusan.wix.com/nia-class
Tai Chi/Qigong – Lynn on 01821 642232
YogaBirth: Yoga for Pregnancy – Judy on 07792 079389
Baby Yoga – Sarah on 07466 360152
Mindfulness Meditation – Contact Catriona at email@example.com 07769 584163 for enquiries and to book in to future courses.
Pilates with Pavlina – Tuesdays, 7.35 – 8.35pm. Bookings and Enquiries: 07946 775 351
TRE (tension & Trauma Release) – regular workshops with Pam Martin – enquiries to Pam, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CYS 12 month Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Perth/Edinburgh : Glasgow : Surrey
CYS, established in 2003, now the prestigious CLASSICAL YOGA SCHOOL, has become the UK’s leading professional yoga teacher training course for dedicated and enthusiastic male and female yoga practitioners ready to move into teaching.
To get a feel of the course from short interviews with tutors and students and to see the level of practice, we have a VIDEO on the website. Most of the yoga footage was taken during morning practice in Studio 1 on our February 2019 course weekend.
Dates for the September 2020 intake of students are now finalised and we are beginning to take applications.
From January 2020 we will be inviting prospective students to come along to one of the current course weekends for an informal chat with Course Director, June Mitchell, and some of the tutors and assistants and then to join this year’s group for a light veggie/vegan lunch. Enquiries to June at email@example.com
We are delighted to have therapists Donna Morgan, Remedial Massage and Craniosacral Therapy; Heather Yellowlees, Myofascial Release; Injury Rehabilitation, Sports Massage and Remedial Exercise programmes; Jacqui Calder, Consultant Medical Herbalist; Pam Martin, TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) in Studio 2. Their details, including contact numbers, are on the Teachers and Therapists page.