Astanga yoga taught class - with Nigel

2 hour astanga yoga taught class in which we will go continuously though the sun-salutations, standing postures, primary series and part of the second series plus finishing postures.  There will be time at the end to practice hand-stands and head-stands for those who are willing.  Most of the class will be verbal instruction with some hands-on adjustments.  For anyone who has done some astanga before.  Please book ahead to reserve a place.  

Nigel - 07725950683   -

When: Saturday October 13th  
Time:  1.00-3.00pm
Cost: £20
Teacher: Nigel

Introduction to yoga workshop - with Nigel

On this workshop you will learn all the basic elements of a yoga practice, look at why there are so many styles, the type of things that can happen in a class, and the benefits of doing yoga.  The workshop will give you the knowledge and ability to take part in general classes.  Nigel has been teaching  yoga to all sorts of people for over 20 years, and has developed different methods and techniques to make it safe and accessible to everyone.  Suitable for complete beginners to yoga, or for people who have maybe done yoga previously but would like more detailed explanation of various aspects of the practice.

Please contact Nigel with any queries or to book -      07725950683


When: October 13th
Time: 3.30-5.30pm
Cost: £20
Teacher: Nigel

Family yoga workshop with Jayne Miller

Come along for a session of yoga stretching, stories, fun and games. Learn some poses you can do together and variations that will be beneficial for kids. Become animals and discover some of the stories behind favourite yoga poses, play yoga games and sing. Yoga helps boost confidence, balance and agility, as well as building strength and aiding good posture for children of any ages – and that includes parents and carers!

Great for kids from walking to age 7.

When: Saturday September 29th
Time: 3.00-4.00pm
Cost: £11 for one child.  £15 for two children
Teacher: Jayne

Hathābhyāsapaddhati: A Precursor of Modern Yoga                                                     

a workshop with Jason Birch and Jacqueline Hargreaves

Jason Birch, DPhil (Oxon) - Haṭha Yoga Project  SOAS, University of London
Jacqueline Hargreaves, BE (Hons) Editor of The Luminescent & Founding Member of the Journal of Yoga Studies

This workshop will present the history and practice of the only sequential āsana routine that has been preserved in a premodern manuscript, namely the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati (‘a manual on the practice of Haṭhayoga’). Students will learn about this text's significance in the corpus of Haṭhayoga and its contribution to the traditions of yoga at the Mysore Palace and its influence on Kṛṣṇamācārya, the teacher of Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S Iyengar (who are the founders of the most popular forms of Modern Postural Yoga practised around the world today).
The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati extends our knowledge of Haṭhayoga in India prior to British colonialism. Before the discovery of this text, it was thought that these postures were a synthesis produced by the rich physical culture of the Mysore Palace in the nineteenth century. The Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati is new evidence that Haṭhayogins practised dynamic āsanas before the nineteenth century, and such yogins played an important role in the development of these techniques, some of which required the use of rope and walls.
The āsanas are divided into six sequences and some of them involve repetitive movement and require extraordinary strength and flexibility. In total, one hundred and twelve āsanas, many of which are based on the movements of animals, are described in this eighteenth-century yoga text. In fact, the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati is the only known premodern work that teaches complex sequences of āsanas, which are said to result in bodily strength (śārīradārḍhya). It is likely that this tradition of Haṭhayoga was influenced by premodern forms of Indian martial arts and physical culture.
This interactive workshop will guide participants through an exploratory practice based on a truncated sequence of the more accessible āsanas in the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati. The Sanskrit descriptions and some nineteenth-century illustrations will be presented so that various possibilities and ambiguities for each āsana can be investigated. The earliest known dog and cat poses, which are very different to those in modern yoga, will be included, as well as those of various birds and reptiles. Many of these āsanas remain unknown to modern yoga practitioners.

Read more about the Haṭhābhyāsapaddhati and our efforts to reconstruct this Sanskrit text here:

When: Sunday October 7th
Time: 1.00-5.00pm
Cost: £45
Teachers: Jason Birch and Jacqueline Hargeaves

Baby massage workshop - with Anna Wise

Massage is a wonderful way of communicating with a baby, strengthening the bond between parent and child.
Learning baby massage can give parents and carers increased confidence in handling their babies and better understanding of their babie’s non-verbal communication.
Massage enhances a baby’s feeling of being loved and respected, as well improving body mind awareness, coordination and brain development.
This one off session is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to the main principles of baby massage covering the basic strokes, benefits of massage, which oils to choose, as well as lots of useful tips about how to decide when to massage your baby.
Suitable for babies from newborn to crawling.
This course is suitable for mums or dads to attend, either on their own, as a couple or you can bring a grandparent, or anyone esle who is important in your baby’s life.

Oils and booklets will be provided.

Please bring a towel and whatever else you might need for your baby while you are at the session.

Anna Wise has been teaching pregnat women and new mothers for over a decade, Her aim is provide a non jdugemental informal space where parents and carers can access information and learn techniques to help them to feel nurtured and supported. 

When: Saturday Sept 29th
Time: 10.30-12.30pm
Cost:  £30 
Teacher: Anna Wise

Slow and Spacious Saturdays and Sundays - workshops with Charlotte Preston

Join Charlotte for a gentle and calming yoga practice to restore equilibrium, and bring you back to yourself. This workshop will include slow, gentle movement, restorative poses and simple breathing practices, with a long relaxation at the end.

Suitable for all levels.

Time: 10.30-1.00pm
When: Saturday October 27th 
Price: £25
Teacher: Charlotte Preston


Yoga Workshops with John Claxton

John Claxton has been teaching yoga for 42 years.  He trained with Silva Mahta and benefitted from classes with BKS Iyengar here and in Pune, during 9 years teaching in Adult Education in London.  In 1983 he moved to Norfolk where he set up the Norfolk Iyengar Yoga Centre, teaching residential weekends and local classes until 2005.  John is known for his anatomical approach to teaching.  He recently published "A Quest for Clarity" and " Elements of the Subtle Body".  He is also the man behind Chreode Yoga Equipment and the thousands of hand crafted wood blocks etc.  He still lives in Norfolk, has a workshop, and teaches there and around the country.

To book please call Ros Claxton on 01273681422 or email

When:   Sunday November 18th 2018
Time: 1.00-6.00pm
Cost: £40 
Teacher: John Claxton
drinks and biscuits provided.

Diverse Perspectives on the Philosophy of Yoga - with Peter Connolly

There are a number of different ways of approaching the study of Yoga philosophy. This can impact quite profoundly on our understanding of it and what benefits we might derive from the approaches we adopt as a result. We make a lot of assumptions about Yoga and in the absence of insight we attribute our own meaning to what we do and why. This one-day workshop is an opportunity to explore and discuss the subjective experience of Yoga and the philosophical approaches and skills that we adopt. It will be appeal greatly to all Teachers and Teacher Trainers of Yoga who are looking to develop and deepen their understanding of the profound philosophical texts that underpin the practices.
Participants will learn how to apply discriminative thinking when teaching or referring to passages from the texts. 


1. Introductory Lecture on the concept of phenomenological mapping which is the examination of subjective experience in Yoga. The Dharma – Mokṣa dynamic will be explored and considered.
2. There will be a Film + Discussion of how a phenomenological or subjective perspective influences the kinds of conclusions we tend to draw.
3. Lecture on how philosophical arguments are used to persuade a point of view.
4. How to apply philosophical analysis to well known textual material on Yoga.

(Textual material will be supplied by the tutor)

Peter Connolly holds BA (1st class), MA and PhD degrees in Comparative Religion and Philosophy from the University of Lancaster and a BSc in Psychology from the Open University. He has taught Indian religion and philosophy on BA and MA courses for over 30 years and has worked with various yoga organisations throughout that time. He is interested in how people go about constructing histories of yoga and the methods they use for making sense of yoga texts. He is also fascinated by all forms of altered states of consciousness and has trained in both Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis, both of which offer interesting perspectives on the psychology of yoga. A revised edition of his popular book A Student’s Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga was reissued in 2014. His classes are well known for their clarity of exposition and informal style. Some students have suggested that he be cloned so that he can teach more courses.

To contact Peter please email -

When: Sunday October 21st 
Time: 12.30-6.30pm
Cost: £55
Teacher: Peter Connolly

First Aid Courses with MGM Training

Our first aid course is open to all, make sure your certification is up to date. To book and pay, please click on the course you prefer and you will be taken directly to the booking page.

-Insight into Health and Safety(First Aid) Regulations
-Managing in incident - Priorities of First Aid Resuscitation
-Blood loss - Treatment of an unconscious casualty
-Treatment of shock - General discussion on Studio based injury/illness
-Treatment of burns and siezures

To book see links below - 

Certificate issued: Emergency First Aid at Work certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Next course: Nov 4th 2018

(All courses run on Sundays 12.30-6.30pm)

Cost:   £75.00