Welcome to Perth Yoga Studio
We are at the Old Academy Building, 6-7 Rose Terrace, PERTH PH1 5HA, Scotland in the middle of a Georgian Terrace facing the North Inch Park and the river.
Click on Timetable for Yoga classes, T’ai chi, Mindfulness Meditation, etc. to find a class that fits what you are looking for.
STUDIO IS OPEN FOR ALL CLASSES and THERAPIES
PLEASE pre-book your class by clicking on Timetable for the teachers’ phone contact numbers to reserve your place.
While we are fortunate to have a spacious studio, as we come out of the pandemic spaces currently remain limited for all classes. Can we ask that, once booked, you commit to attending the class.
If you find you have to cancel, please advise the teacher at least 24 hours before so that he or she can offer the place to someone else. ‘No shows’ may be asked for a cancellation fee of £5.
Every effort continues to be carefully made in terms of sanitising all areas for your classes and therapies.
Donna Morgan Remedial Massage and Craniosacral Therapy; Karen McPhee Polarity Therapy, Reiki and Aromatherapy Massage; Sarah Green thai yoga massage – in Studio 2. TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT go to Teachers and Therapists page.
Unfortunately we can’t offer you water at present. Please bring your own bottle
All your belongings should be safely placed in one of the box shelves
PAYMENT for CLASSES
The studio teachers will offer payment by bank transfer, card or cash
Mondays, 7.30 – 8.45pm : Ashtanga Yoga for Beginners with Finn: pre-book 07540 120 423
Tuesdays, 7.35 – 8.35pm : Restorative Yoga with Dee: pre-book 07792 987771
Fridays, 7.30 – 8.30pm : Pregnancy Yoga with Shell McGrath : Block bookings, 4 weeks – Enquiries to 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
ASHTANGA Yoga for BEGINNERS Now on Mondays at 7.30pm as well as Thursday evenings at 6pm with Finn Methven
Dee Handford is at 7.30pm on Thursdays with her DYNAMIC VINYASA FLOW yoga 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 Concessions will usually be £5/6 – for students, under 18s, seniors, unwaged.
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 : 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner June Mitchell – short biography and information about yoga
‘Yoga and its associate holistic disciplines and therapies are such a boost to 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 even more convinced of the value of yoga – moving our bodies beyond their normal range with yoga postures; maintaining strong muscles through awareness and action; and practising being both physically and mentally relaxed through deepening the breath, releasing tensions in the body and quietening our minds through peaceful times of meditation.
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’.