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. As we have a spacious studio, unless otherwise stated, all classes are drop-in with no need to pre-book.
Like everyone in the country we are hoping to hear in the next week or so that we will be able to begin to move into our ‘new normal’ and in our case, to re-open the yoga studio.
We will be arranging for social distancing markings on the studio floor, careful hygiene with lots of frothy soap in the loos for copious hand washing (we had two new hot water geysers put into the loos before lockdown) and I have already taken delivery of large bottles of hand sanitiser. In addition we will be making sure we have any required and appropriate PPE plus working any new legislation that may come from government.
Fiona and I are working hard to ensure that as soon as we are able to re-open the yoga studio, everything is in place for the safety of all students, teachers and therapists.
I firmly believe that yoga practice can be a huge help in these unbelievably challenging times for us all. If you have a yoga session that you do at home, then do keep on doing that. If you would like me to send out my 10-20 minute Short Home Practice sheets or my 25 – 40 minute Modified Ashtanga Practice sheet, please email me and I will happily send it on – firstname.lastname@example.org
The most important thing is to keep some sort of a routine that will fit in with your life and help keep you motivated, not only with your practice but also for our lives.
Deep breathing will help keep our lung function as good as possible and trying to focus, not on the problems which are so hard for everyone, but on our blessings – it can help get us through. Try not to let anxiety take over your mind. Be in the moment, with your breath, with the birds singing and the gardens and countryside bringing such wonderful colour into our lives again. June
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 very 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 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
STUDIO NEWS – CLASSES, COURSES and WORKSHOPS Please scroll down for information about upcoming Workshops and to book
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 specifically aimed at Beginners and those wanting to develop their practice. It is not necessary to pre-book but any Enquiries can be answered by teacher Julia through Blue Elephant Yoga on Facebook or phone 07526 666175
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 –
Baby Yoga on Mondays, 11.30 – 12.30 – book with Sarah on 07466 360 152
Mum and Baby Class on Tuesday mornings, 11.20 – 12noon. Book with Shell on 07514 890794
Nia – mindful fitness Bookings to Susan at www.stepinwithsusan.wix.com/nia-class
Tai Chi/Qigong – Lynn on 01821 642232
Yoga for Pregnancy on Mondays, 6 – 7.15pm – Book with Judy on 07792 079389
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
YOGA for BEGINNERS > INTERMEDIATES
THURSDAYS, 7.30 – 8.45pm
Julia Vaczo has resumed her popular Beginners’ yoga class in Studio 1. Pre-booking not required – come along any Thursday.
New Mum and Baby Class with Shell McGrath on Tuesday mornings, 11.20 – 12noon
Booking required – contact Shell on 07514 890794
John’s Friday morning yoga class …
has now stopped … but he is offering one to one sessions tailored to individual requirements, for beginners or those with yoga experience – if this is of interest to you, contact John at email@example.com or 07824 344951
2020 Cathy Swan’s SUNDAY MORNING YOGA WORKSHOPS
9.30 to 12.30pm on –
Bookings to Cathy on 07990 945752 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga Workshops with Suthesh
For upcoming dates, contact – email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Courses & Workshops
Teachers & Therapists