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Yoga classes for all
levels of ability in a
purpose built studio

A beautiful studio located within walking
distance from Canterbury city centre.

"Yoga is an ancient science which promotes health and
happiness by working on the mind body and spirit"

The Lessons

Very friendly, suitable for all levels of abilities one to one sessions also available.

The Studio

Highfield House studio was built in 2005 specifically as a yoga studio it features state of the art lighting, underfloor heating for comfort and multi-media system. It is built in the secluded grounds of Highfield House surrounded by gardens whilst being easily accessible from Canterbury and surrounding areas.

Grounds of Canterbury Yoga Studio
Meet Our Teachers - Canterbury Yoga

Cora Kemball-Cook

+44 (0) 7711 830 275 - -

Cora came to yoga in 1974 and has been practicing it ever since! She started teaching Yoga in 1998 as a British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) teacher. She has studied with different schools of yoga including the Iyengar school of yoga and the method developed by Vanda Scaravelli. In 2007 she qualified as a Diploma Course Tutor and then set up a BWY teacher training course. Cora has also attended BWY meditation modules and practises Transcendental Meditation. She set up the Canterbury Yoga Studio in 2005 as a way to allow more people to benefit from yoga and meditation throughout Kent.

Karin van Maanen

+44 (0) 7830 377 162 -

Karin completed BWY teacher training and two meditation modules for teachers in Harbledown and has been teaching since 2008. She completed an MSc in Mindfulness Studies in 2014. Her workshops and classes are focused on helping participants find increased freedom and stability in body and mind. Teaching influences include Vanda Scaravelli, Peter Blackaby and mindfulness techniques both from secular approaches (including Jon Kabat-Zin's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction approach) and Buddhism.

Jo Lilley

+44 (0) 7989 909 261 -

Jo completed the British Wheel of Yoga Diploma course in Harbledown in December 2013 having previously studied and performed dance for 22 years. Her passion for movement and music along with an interest in alternative therapies led her to Yoga. Jo teaches a flowing practice with emphasis on breathing, relaxation and simple meditation. She believes in exploring how yoga can help improve the alignment of the body as well as increasing strength and flexibility. She also aims to introduce a holistic approach in her teaching with an awareness of the body and mind connection.

Gabrielle Preston

+44 (0) 7930 401 214 -

Gabi has been teaching for around 35 years. She was a dancer originally but then fell in love with yoga and was taught by teachers such as John Stirk, Sandra Sabatini and Angela Farmer all of whom were themselves inspired by Vanda Scaravelli. She has recently been exploring the Feldenkrais technique which helps us to remember healthy ways to move. These yoga classes focus on gentle movements, learning to listen to the body and undo tension and are suitable for all levels of ability.

Joanna Fiakkas

+44 (0) 7932 761237 -

Jo has been practising yoga since 1999 and has been teaching since 2008.
She qualified as a BWY teacher in Harbledown with a particular interest
in the philosophical underpinnings of yoga and how these can enhance physical and breathing practices as well as chanting and meditation.
Classes have a strong emphasis on the breath and its connection to movement in an effort to maintain a flow as well as its emotional impact. Jo has an interest in Ayurvedic teachings and practices and completed the BWY foundation course in Ayurveda.

Julie Page

+44 (0) 7896 471 107 or +44 (0) 1795 591453 or

Julie started her yoga journey in the mid 1980's whilst living in Kenya. There she was introduced to Raja, Iyengar and Scaravelli type yoga. Whilst living in Uganda, she undertook a distance learning course for yoga teachers and set up an Iyengar-style yoga group. Julie returned to UK in 1999 and completed the BWY Teaching Diploma. She has been teaching yoga ever since in UK and also Papua New Guinea between 2011-2013. She has been influenced by many teachers and styles of yoga and gained the BWY Pranayama and Meditation Modules. Julie offers an eclectic, gentle, light-hearted mix of practices for all levels.

Simone Stolton

+44 (0) 7784 304843 -

Simone Stolton is a fully qualified and insured British Wheel of Yoga teacher who has been teaching for 10 years. She is co-founder of The Kent Mindfulness Centre, a group of dedicated mindfulness teachers committed to bringing high quality mindfulness training to the general public. Mindfulness informs and directs her yoga teaching. Her aim is to facilitate awareness, attention and compassion on the yoga mat - and for students to take that skill out into everyday life. . Her teaching is also inspired by Vanda Scaravelli - using gravity and the breath to help release the spine. Her yoga is more of an 'undoing' than a doing. More of a 'letting go and letting be'

Testimonial - G.M (nutrition expert)

"I always learn something when I come to Cora's yoga classes,
simple steps which can lead to profound changes in body, thoughts and spirit."

"It's a lovely place - a spacious studio set in beautiful gardens, and I enjoy my journeys getting there."