Welcome to Yoga Kula and the start of your yoga journey. As a beginner we’re sure you have lots of questions, all of which we hope to answer here.

There’s so much to look forward to as a novice yogi, it’s an exciting time, but also one that can be a little daunting. As a dedicated yoga studio we are here to help.

At Yoga Kula we have a range of classes and courses for beginners, whether you want to de-stress and restore, challenge yourself and work up a sweat or build the foundations of your practice with a 6 week course—we have something for everyone.

We always recommend starting your journey with one of our 3 or 6 week beginners courses—they run on Sunday and Monday evenings and give you the building blocks to an enduring and fulfilling practice.
To find out more information click on one of our upcoming courses below:

Beginners Yoga Course Leeds

3 week course: 26th November – 10th December

7:30pm – 9pm
Join Becky to study the building blocks of yoga.

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6 Week Course: Sunday 7th January – 11th February

7:30pm – 8.45pm
Join Becky to study the building blocks of yoga.

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6 Week Course: Monday 8th January – 12th February

7pm – 8.15pm
Join Elena at the ‘School of Philosophy’ to explore yoga.

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We understand that courses don’t fit everyone’s schedule so we run a variety of classes that are great for beginners.

Timetables with words like ‘ashtanga’ and ‘hot vinyasa flow’ can often be rather confusing, so here we’ve compiled a lists of yoga styles that are great for beginners, as well as a link to our Beginners Timetable.

Hatha Yoga is a style of yoga that allows students to work with individual postures at a slower pace. With focus on alignment and breathing, hatha classes are of great benefit to both beginners and more experienced students.

Yin Yoga is a synthesis of hatha yoga, Eastern energy medicine, pranayama (breathing) and meditation. Yin poses are performed either sitting or lying down, and are normally held for between 3-10 minutes. Yin Yoga classes will introduce new students to one of the many ways yoga can help release tension and stress from the body.

Somatic Approach to Yoga is a reflective and meditative practise that subtly works the body to help unite body and mind. Great for releasing tension and restrictions in the body, Somatic Yoga classes introduce new students to the connection between body and mind.

Vinyasa Flow is a flowing practice which focuses on the connection of breath and movement. This practice is great for those who want to learn the foundations whilst experiencing a physical challenge.

Iyengar Yoga focuses on the alignment of postures to bring about balance and flexibility, whilst demonstrations and props are used to deepen the awareness of postures.

Hot Yoga is a Hatha based session in a heated room. Ideal for those who want to work up a sweat, just take care not to push too hard in this class until you’re familiar with the moves.

Yoga for Alignment is a slow hatha based class that examines poses in more detail and teaches students how to use props to support their practice.

Restorative yoga is a deeply restful class designed for those who are tired, stressed or need to take some time for themselves. Students are supported with yoga props in deeply restful positions so that they can let go of tension or stress in the body and mind.

Click the buttons below to view our Beginners Timetable or our Full Timetable:

It’s often the case that a friend or family member has encouraged you to take a yoga class and recommended a specific teacher at Yoga Kula. So here’s all the information you could ever need about our teachers, whether someone’s been recommended to you or not:

Our studio is located between The Zip Yard and Ladbrokes in Chapel Allerton House on Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton. At first glance it may look like you’re walking into a office building, that’s because you are! Don’t worry, come through the first set of double doors, stop at the second set and locate our buzzer to the right of the doors. Please only press the Yoga Kula intercom (our neighbours don’t always appreciate being asked to let students into the building), you’ll then be buzzed through the doors and when you’re in the building go up the stairs and through the door on the first floor, then go right and through another set of double doors, from here you’ll see the studio on your righthand side. We know it sounds complicated but it’s really rather easy.

Here’s a helpful map and our full address:

Suite 2a, Chapel Allerton House, 114 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 4NY

We offer a wide variety of classes, here’s an A-Z rundown of all the types of yoga we offer so you can decipher Ashtanga from Yin.

We hope all this information has been helpful, but if you still have any questions or queries please visit our FAQ’s page or feel free to call the studio between 9am and 5pm—Monday to Friday—on 07445 625 645.

Alternatively, carry on navigating our website to find out more about everything Kula—from workshops to events and our online shop.

We can’t wait to see you on the mat,

The Yoga Kula Team.