Welcome to August at Yoga Kula. This month we welcome a B R A N D  N E W class to the weekly timetable, a specialist Day Retreat with Avalon, and our range of summertime workshops.


Friday 2nd August // 10am-6pm.Avalon Wellbeing Retreat

Cultivate Joy, Peace + Gratitude // Day Retreat // £85

*(lunch not included in price of retreat)

Join Senior Yoga Teacher Angela Sykes for a Yoga Day Retreat at the beautiful Avalon Wellbeing Centre in Skipton. The Avalon wellbeing centre is a haven for yoga, nature, relaxation and spa lovers.

Angela and the Avalon team have created a day retreat offering space and time for participants to cultivate the qualities of Joy, Peace and Gratitude. Learn yogic tools and techniques to bring about more positive states of mind, connect with like-minded people, and enjoy nature.  We’ll end the day relaxing deeply in Avalon’s state of the art spa facilities.

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Flow to the BeatFriday 2nd August // 7:30-9:30pm

Flow to the Beat // £20

Join the captivating Susi Wick for this dynamic and rewarding workshop. Immerse yourself in the magical union of mind, body, breath, and beat.

Flow to the Beat is a lively, fun Vinyasa Flow based workshop including a thoughtfully selected playlist, a wonderful extended cool down and deep Savasana with hands-on adjustments.

After an invigorating warm up, we build to a fluid sequence of poses. Cumulating breath and movement to song, we repeat our flow and develop a sense of moving meditation. Starting with the first beat and finishing with the last, flow to let go and lose yourself in the present moment.

This workshop is suitable for yogis who have a regular practice, who know breathing techniques, basic alignment principles and Sun Salutations. Not suitable for complete beginners, pregnant or postnatal students.

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Saturday 3rd August // 2:30-5pm Lammas Harvest

Summer Harvest // Women’s Lammas Yoga // £27.50

Join Senior Teacher Lara Heppell for a nourishing Summer Women’s Workshop aimed at providing us with some time and space for reflection, self love and inner connection.

Lammas reminds us that we need to look after and respect the beauty and vulnerability of the Earth around us, with the same being true of ourselves.

This workshop will be a celebration of all things feminine and an invitation to develop self love and inner awareness. Shifting from the high Yang energy of summer to bring a more feminine Yin focus to our yoga practice.  As the fiery potent summer energy begins to wane, we are once again are drawn to turn our attention inwards. We will combine calming, soothing and healing breath practices, alongside a combination of Yin & Yang yoga. We’ll be exploring the initial building inner heat with flowing sequences in honour of the sun, before slowing down with soft, fluid movements. Through this practice, we’ll connect to our inner rhythms and energies.

We will finish our session with deeply nourishing restorative yoga practices and plenty of time for reflection, deep relaxation and rest, being mindful of our cycle and the needs of our own body on the day.

All women are welcome. Tea and some delicious treats will be available at the end.

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Saturday 3rd August // 7:30-8:45pm Rest + Restore

Pop Up // Rest + Restore 

£10 Drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

Rest is one of the most nourishing habits we can indulge in. By slowing down the mind, body and, in turn, the breath, we allow ourselves to find a natural balance.

Join Ella Young for a Restorative Yoga Pop-Up that will run throughout the summer and will provide the perfect remedy for both stress and anxiety, as well as a great alternative to a Saturday night out.

Ella will lead you into supported postures of complete comfort where every layer of your being can surrender. As you bathe in the present moment, your concerns over the past or worries about the future will simply melt away, allowing you to revel in the beauty of stillness.

With each pose tailored to your specific needs, the more props the better, be prepared to enjoy a Saturday evening of total bliss.

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Sunday 4th August // 12:30-2:30pmPhysical Dialogue August

Physical Dialogue // Intuitive Movement // £20

This intuitive movement workshop will focus on human development through movement, with Ben King.

We experience our anatomy, physiology and being; discover our animal or child-like nature as we explore, play and ‘struggle’ with irregular movement situations. Discover organic and inorganic pathways, so we see how adaptable we are and where we need to stay and develop.

In this athletic and creative workshop workshop you will explore how we physically communicate with our body, developing an awareness that can be taken into our day to day lives, helping you to solve problems and respond to the unpredictable environment we live in.

During the workshop Ben will focus on key areas of development including: strength, mobility, trust, physical communication skills, strategy, and situational awareness.

There will also be an emphasis on what we can learn about our anatomy and physiology through experience, and how we can be creative as we encounter the unknown. We’ll explore different movement situations using both cooperative and confrontational games, as well as working with a partner to dissolve habits.

This workshop will be a great supplement to the practice of yoga teachers, dedicated yoga practitioners and anyone interested in the development of the human body/mind.

* This will be a physical class, that will also involve touch. Suitable for anyone with a physical practice.
* If you need to sit out and observe at anytime that is also ok, we can learn a lot from the outside too, and you can rejoin when you are ready.

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Monday 5th August // 11:30-12:30pmReiki + Restore

N E W    C L A S S // Reiki + Restore with Amanda Winburn

Seeking to incite your curiosity, you are invited to explore the depths of your emotions, in the natural and safe environment of the Yoga Kula studio with our Reiki + Restore class.

In this beautiful restorative class Amanda Winburn will take you on a healing journey with sound. Exploring internal vibration, sacred herbs to cleanse the space around you, restorative postures to relax and restore your body’s intrinsic harmony, and Reiki;  the ancient Japanese art of energy channeling, to facilitate healing and rebalancing in the body.

It is not only our right, but also our responsibility to heal, grow and transform.

Benefits of Reiki and Restorative Yoga:

Promotes feelings of peace and harmony
Dissolves energy blocks
Facilitates the natural healing process
Creates a deep state of relaxation
Decreases stress
Aids deep sleep
Unleashes creativity
Helps alleviate depression, anxiety and low self esteem
Reiki allows the body to rid itself of harmful toxins.

To launch our new Reiki + Restore class in true Kula style, the first session is FREE! Ensure to book your space by clicking the link below.

* This one-off free class will be used to capture marketing content via photography and filming throughout. Whilst we will do our best not to disrupt your class experience, if you are not comfortable with this then this class isn’t for you.

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Friday 9th August // 7:30-9pm Intend, Move, Manifest

Intend. Move. Manifest // £15

“At the centre of your being, you have the answer. You know who you are and know what you want.”
Lao Tzu

Join Yoga Kula Teacher Training Graduate Emily Forbes for an explorative and creative movement workshop that mixes Hatha Flow, expressive movement and live drumming to take you out of the thinking mind and into the feeling body.

From a place of deep feeling, this workshop will begin by exploring the the wisdom of your heart, tuning into sensation and guiding your natural rhythms with the beat of the drum.

As the workshop progresses, Hatha Flow and Expressive movement will blend with breath techniques to circulate your pranic energy — delivering wisdom and knowing to each and every cell.

In this safe and supported environment, with the power of collective energy, connection and tribe, this workshop will allow you to face yourself and will end with time to relax and deeply surrender, opening your mind to receive clarity, wisdom and knowing.

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Saturday 10th August // 2:15-5pm Dealing Effectively with Stress

Dealing Effectively with Stress // £18.

*Women Only
Whatever we put our attention on will grow stronger’ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

In our 21st century lives and westernised world we have so many advancements and comforts and yet we are a nation getting more anxious, depressed and stressed. Join Rachel Glendinning, practitioner of the Grinberg Method, for a workshop that will teach you breathing, silence and concentration exercises. We’ll explore techniques to help you pay attention, and relax tension we automatically hold in the body.

Rachel will also encourage you to discuss and describe subjects that create stress and anxiety for you personally. Awareness is key as a first step for change and transformation.

Uplifting movement exercises accompanied by music will help to free your body and mind, leaving you energised, focused and with a clear head.

This will  be followed by a short discussion on the importance of gut health for optimum wellbeing and the best stress reducing foods.

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Sunday 11th August //12:30-1:45pmLove + Lotus Flow August

Pop  Up // Love + Lotus Flow

£10 Drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

Join Yoga Kula Teacher Training Graduate Liz Hurd for a special Love and Lotus Flow pop-up class.

This class will begin with a restorative heart opening sequence to tune in with our heart chakra and quiet the mind. From this place of inner calm, we’ll move through a gentle body loving flow, practising fluid postures interwoven with mudra (divine hand gestures) and music to awaken the fire energy in our hearts. Finishing with a luxuriously supported lotus incense infused savasana to bring ourselves to stillness, deep peace and self-love.

The session will end with warming herbal tea and home-made heart-warming ginger biscuits.

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Friday 16th August // 7:30-9:30pm Meditation in Motion

Meditation in Motion // £20

“I can’t meditate!” Anonymous.

So many of us say we would like to meditate but we find that sitting still is hard to do. The body complains or the mind is easily distracted, and more often than not both of these things occur. If this sounds like you then come and try our Meditation in Motion workshop.

Meditation in Motion with Jenni Crowther will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of seated meditation, such as deep internal peace and a concentrated mind, without the less-welcome aspects of seated meditation.

Under certain conditions our yoga practice can become a moving meditation, where we surrender completely to the breath and feel peaceful and relaxed, even as we move.
This workshop will guide your attention deep into the body with a slow Vinyasa Flow practice, that repeats movements with ever-subtler attention. As you acknowledge the authentic experience you are having, your thoughts will fade into the background as a spontaneous meditative quality arises.

Jenni says:

“This method totally transformed my yoga practice and the way I now move my body. I have more respect for the intelligence of my body, I have healed from injury, became more peaceful within myself and even had moments of deep personal transformation. For me, this is the essence of the Yoga Sutras. Encompassing Ahimsa (kindness or non-harming), Satya (truthfulness or honesty) and Aparigraha (non-greed or generosity). It’s simple, beautiful, graceful and intimate, and it’s a gift to be able to share it with others.”

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Saturday 17th August // 7:30-8:45pm Rest + Restore

Pop Up // Rest + Restore 

£10 Drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

Rest is one of the most nourishing habits we can indulge in. By slowing down the mind, body and, in turn, the breath, we allow ourselves to find a natural balance.

Join Ella Young for a Restorative Yoga Pop-Up that will run throughout the summer and will provide the perfect remedy for both stress and anxiety, as well as a great alternative to a Saturday night out.

Ella will lead you into supported postures of complete comfort where every layer of your being can surrender. As you bathe in the present moment, your concerns over the past or worries about the future will simply melt away, allowing you to revel in the beauty of stillness.

With each pose tailored to your specific needs, the more props the better, be prepared to enjoy a Saturday evening of total bliss.

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Sunday 18th August // 1-3:30pm Binny Ayurveda August

Ayurveda + Yoga // Balancing the Body //£ 27.50.

“The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in.” B.K.S Iyengar

Ayurveda or ‘knowledge of life’ is an ancient, natural approach to health and healing. This approach appreciates that we are all unique and offers a framework in which we can understand our mind and body and begin to notice when we lose our inner balance. Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and as a team they offer a powerful way for us to maintain our health and happiness through the seasons of our life.

Each of us has an individual prakriti or unique energy pattern which is ours at the moment of conception. Ayurveda categorises our patterns as being made up of three Doshas or forces. Our Doshas can become unbalanced due to diet, lifestyle, the seasons, your age and other factors. To stay healthy we must firstly understand our personal pattern; and secondly, understand ways we can maintain balance. In this workshop you are shown clear ways to alter diet, lifestyle as well as yoga practices to maintain doshic balance.

To begin this workshop Binny Saandal will guide you through a physical yoga practice to get the body’s energy moving. During this practice Ayurvedic principles will be applied to the asana practice with the intention of balancing the Doshas. Moving through this bespoke Ayurvedic Yoga Flow you will work with the Doshas using Mudra, Pranayama and imagery. We’ll explore using techniques to calm the nervous system and ground and quiet the mind.

The soothing continues as you wind down with nurturing restorative poses to recharge, heal and rejuvenate, before finishing with a restful Yoga Nidra and Savasana with marma point massage to deeply release energetic blocks and invite deep relaxation.

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Tuesday 20th August //  4-5pmRocket & Restore Workshops

Pop Up // Rocket + Restore

£10 Drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

“Life is a balance between rest and movement” Osho

Join Senior Yoga Teacher Helen Ince, to combine the dynamic and energetic Rocket practice with a beautiful deep relaxation and guided meditation.

Rooted in the Ashtanga system, Rocket is a strong, speedy sequence that combines elements of the primary, second and advanced series to create an uplifting, fun and challenging practice that will raise your heartrate, building stamina, strength and flexibility. There will be time to play with arm balances and inversions with lots of modifications and alternatives to help support you at whatever stage you are at on your yoga journey.

The session will end with a sequence of restorative poses and a rotation of consciousness. A guided meditation, where we take our attention to each part of the body that has worked really hard in our practice and allow it to relax deeply, moving you into complete rest.

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Friday 23rd August // 7:30-9:30pm George Retune August

Retune // Chakra Flow + Gong Bath // £20

“Yoga is not going to make you great. Yoga is going to make you you!” Yogi Bhajan

Join Yoga Teacher Training Graduate George Ruddiman to retune, restore and nourish your subtle energies.

Before we immerse ourselves in a healing bath of sound; we begin with a chakra flow moving meditation where we connect the breath to movement alongside some beautiful and uplifting Kirtan music.

We’ll then settle back supported with props and surrender to the soothing and relaxing sounds of the Gong. The Gong is an ancient healing tool that can help emotional and physical wellness, by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The effects can be meditative, healing and deeply relaxing. The sound vibration is experienced by every cell in the body and this brings greater balance and harmony.

Georges’s Gong is tuned to the Sidereal Moon which brings the feminine yin element and helps with emotional balance, inner connection and empathy.

*Please note, a gong bath may not suitable for people suffering with clinical depression, psychosis, epilepsy or those who are pregnant.

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Kirtan JulySaturday 24th August // 7-9pm

Restorative Yoga + Kirtan Ceremony // £15

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves…” Elton John

Join Yoga Kula Teacher Training Graduate Jen Nevin and musician Mike Auger for an evening of meditation, restorative yoga and Kirtan (yogic music).

Beginning with enchanting live music and gentle grounding yoga poses, supported by plenty of props, you’ll unwind to the sounds of the guitar and tongue drum . A blissful blend of tones known to attune you to your surroundings. From this place of peace we’ll connect to the breath through gentle pranayama techniques that soothe the mind, creating space and encouraging the free flow of energy within. Our live musician, Mike, will respond to the energy in the room, creating a unique soothing soundtrack that moves with you as well as moving you. We’ll move effortlessly into stillness, guided by Jen into a meditation that supports the mind and connects the body to our life source.

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Saturday 31st August // 8-9:15pm Rest + Restore

Pop Up // Rest + Restore 

£10 Drop in, or use your Anytime pass.

Rest is one of the most nourishing habits we can indulge in. By slowing down the mind, body and, in turn, the breath, we allow ourselves to find a natural balance.

Join Ella Young for a Restorative Yoga Pop-Up, providing the perfect remedy for both stress and anxiety, as well as a great alternative to a Saturday night out.

Ella will lead you into supported postures of complete comfort where every layer of your being can surrender. As you bathe in the present moment, your concerns over the past or worries about the future will simply melt away, allowing you to revel in the beauty of stillness.

With each pose tailored to your specific needs, the more props the better, be prepared to enjoy a Saturday evening of total bliss.

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