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, Pilates, Mindfulness Meditation, etc. to find a class that fits what you are looking for.
COVID 19 UPDATE:
As a Sun Gemini with Sagittarius Rising in my astrology birth chart, I once read that people like me could be ‘insufferably cheerful’! So as that person, I remain hopeful that we might be able to reopen the yoga studio for maybe a week or two in December – I have everything crossed despite that not being very scientific!
Tomorrow, as I do every year at this time, I will be in the studio to get it gussied up for Christmas and I have a Yoga Winter Workshop planned for Saturday, 5th December from 1 – 4.20pm. It will be so lovely if it comes off – Ashtanga Yoga Class – pitched to suit everyone with some yoga experience, Pranayama and Guided Meditation – followed by socially distanced chat and snacks of hot drinks (bring your own mug) and my home-made goodies (individually packaged of course).
In the meantime, keep doing your home practice; be sure to do some breathing exercises and sit quietly for meditation. I have some yoga home practice sheets which I am very happy to email to you – firstname.lastname@example.org
This horrible time will pass and hopefully we will have been able to use it to find some moments to stay calm and thoughtful – and not fearful although that’s hard I know. It will be good to move forwards with a warm, open heart and a balanced trust that will enable us to see the light ahead. June
ALL classes now require to be pre-booked. Please click Timetable for all teacher phone contact numbers to reserve your place.
Every effort has been, and continues to be, carefully made in terms of sanitising all areas for your classes and therapies. Temperatures are taken on entry and Trace and Protect info will be taken by the teacher for each group.
All the teachers and therapists are very pleased to be back in action teaching the various disciplines that we offer at Perth Yoga Studio and that are such a fundamentally good foundation for our physical and mental health – and we look forward very much to seeing you.
There will be some changes to the routine we had before –
YOGA MATS – Please bring your own and take it away with you OR collect the mat that you left at the studio in March. It should be taken away with you each time after class for the present OR if you arrive without a mat, no problem, we will have new ones to sell at reduced prices PLUS we are going to sell the mats that we used to lend out at classes, for a donation that we will give to our friends Helen and Debbie at www.yogability.co.uk. You will also need to bring any props you use – blocks, blankets, etc.
WATER – unfortunately we can’t offer you water at present. Please bring your own bottle.
CLOTHING – where possible please come as ready for class as you can to avoid having to leave clothing around the studio and keep all your belongings safely in one bag on the shelves.
PAYMENT for CLASSES: The studio teachers will offer payment by bank transfer, card payments or cash.
Tuesdays, 7.35 – 8.35pm : Restorative Yoga with Dee: pre-book 07792 987771
Fridays, 5.25 – 6.15pm : Hatha Flow with Shell (starting 6th November): Pre-book 07514 890 794
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
NEW TEACHERS on Thursday evenings -Finn Methven will lead Beginners’ Ashtanga Yoga at 6pm (booking required); followed by Dee Handford at 7.30pm with her Dynamic Vinyasa Flow class suitable for all levels
Hatha Yoga is working with postures individually and includes breathing exercises and relaxation
Hatha Yoga Flow is linking postures in sequences
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a stronger practice for those with some yoga experience or with a good level of fitness, such as sports people.
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.
View Class Timetable
Whether you have been practicing for years or want to try yoga for the first time, Perth Yoga Studio offers a wide range of classes working with a number of highly skilled and dedicated teachers.View Class Timetable
Donna Morgan, Remedial Massage and Craniosacral Therapy; Pam Martin, TRE (Trauma Release Exercises) in Studio 2. Their details, including contact numbers, are on the Teachers and Therapists page.
THERAPY ROOM AVAILABILITY:
Studio 2 is a beautiful, bright therapy room with large windows on the first floor of the Old Academy Building overlooking the North Inch. It is excellent for consultations, counselling, massage and treatments of various kinds as well as one to one or small group sessions – probably 3 – 5 in these COVID times.
The room is presently available on Mondays, Wednesdays and two Saturdays per month, 8.30am – 6pm. If you are interested in hiring the room and would like to have a look round, please contact Donna Morgan on 07949 408 937 or 01382 775545
CYS 12 month Yoga Teacher Training takes place in Perth/Edinburgh : Glasgow : Surrey
The Classical Yoga School was established in 2003 and is highly regarded as a prestigious and professional yoga teacher training 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.
Enquiries to June at: 07734 695 273 and email@example.com
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.
Five years after, 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 both physically and mentally 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
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