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 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. At the moment, Thursdays at 7.30pm is a class aimed particularly at Beginners.
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 only necessary to pre-book for the following classes –
Tai Chi/Qigong – Lynn on 01821 642232
YogaBirth: Yoga for Pregnancy – Judy on 07792 079389
Baby Yoga – Sarah on 07466 360152
Mindfulness Meditation – Catriona at email@example.com 07769 584163
Pilates with Pavlina – bookwhen.com/fitandrelaxedwithpav
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 of CLASSES, COURSES and WORKSHOPS
Saturday morning Hatha Yoga class is no longer taking place
CYS Yoga Teacher Training – Perth/Edinburgh : Glasgow : Surrey
The Classical Yoga School, established in 2003, has become the UK’s leading and most prestigious training course for dedicated yoga practitioners ready to move into teaching.
It has been our privilege to have given a strong foundation to many of the most successful yoga teachers throughout Scotland and in the South East of England who are currently running their own yoga centres, weekly classes, workshops and yoga charities.
We are currently taking applications for the three 2019 CYS courses which all begin in September.
Contact June Mitchell for further information on 01350 728773 and firstname.lastname@example.org Details of the course can be found at www.cysyogateachertraining.com
SUNDAY MORNING YOGA WORKSHOPS with Cathy Swan
9.30 – 12.30pm on 14th April : 5th May and 2nd June
Bookings to Cathy on 07990 945 752 and email@example.com
Spring Detox Yoga Workshop with Suthesh
Sunday 17 March 10am – 1pm, £25 earlybird
booking through firstname.lastname@example.org
PREGNANCY/ACTIVE BIRTH with YOGABIRTH and Judy Cameron
Monday evenings in Studio 2, 6.30 – 7.45pm
For more details contact Judy on email@example.com or text 0779 207 9389
Saturday, 30th March 11am – 12.30pm
Bookings to Julia Coulson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07910 836 854
Kundalini Workshop and Sound Bath
Saturday 15 June 2 – 7.30pm
Details and booking – Julia Melville 07970 185556 or Julia Coulson 07910 836854
See our Courses and Workshops page for more info on all the above.
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.