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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.

Pregnancy Yoga

The wonderful ‘Bee Relaxed’ mums-to-be only course, runs here on Sunday evenings with Sam, Bumblebee Birth’s founder and qualified midwife. You can find out more or book your space here (booking is essential).


Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

Course starting Canterbury Yoga Studio, Harbledown: Feb 10th 2020 

Dates: Mondays 1.30-2.45pm

Feb 10th, 24th, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, April 20th, 27th,   May 11th, 18th, June 1st, 8th

This evidence-based (University of York / Arthritis Research UK) quality yoga programme is gentle; beginner-friendly; effective; enjoyable.  The specialised classes give you a tool-kit to improve comfort and long-term health.

Small group, early enquiries/booking advised.

Contact: Dr Susan Jeffery for info/to book at or call 01304 620467 or text 07817 319939

Comments from previous students on this course at Canterbury Yoga:

“I came in from work with aching back, put on the CD relaxation track, lay down & it was marvellous – after 15 minutes the pain had gone! The course has given me confidence in moving my body.”
“I can now move more comfortably, including reaching my toes to do my own pedicure!”
“The course has improved my confidence to manage my back pain. I now go out more as I know how to help myself if my back starts to become painful.”

Current general yoga students who may suffer from episodes of back pain can often gain great benefit from attending a 12-week YHLB course – you then have this lifelong toolkit to hand for self-management plus it is a very user-friendly motivator to instill a habit of regular home practice for general well-being.  The sequences have the aim of improving and maintaining health of the lower back, but involve the whole body and the whole person.  You will also learn how to function in general classes more happily. 

YHLB is also an ideal foundation course for newcomers to yoga, even if you only have occasional back pain, as you will learn the basics of most aspects of yoga. 

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This course will help you  to help yourself forever.






Dates and details of next one will be available soon


Come on a Yoga journey to explore together with like minded people who share your passion for Yoga 

This course is an excellent way to deepen your knowledge and understanding of yoga. It includes practical and theoretical work on the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali including the ethical foundations of yoga, asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing practices) concentration, meditation practices and relaxation techniques. You will learn about the history of yoga, the different paths of yoga and different schools of yoga. You will learn about different mudras (hand gestures) and some simple chanting and mantra.

The course is designed to explore yoga in much more depth than you would in an average class. You will learn how to build and develop your own personal yoga practice as well as gaining a deeper insight into all aspects of yoga. Former students have found the Foundation course to be life changing!. Students are expected to continue to practice with their own teacher regularly. You will also be encouraged to reflect upon your Yoga experiences and keep a Yoga journal. The course includes private tutorials with tutors at different stages of the course which may be done by phone or Skype.


  • This course is suitable for all those who have had approximately two years of yoga classes with a qualified teacher.
  • Anyone wishing to train to become a British Wheel Yoga teacher.
  • Anyone wishing to deepen their understanding of Yoga.



The following resources will be supplied

Course book ‘The Heart of Yoga’ T.K.V. Desikachar. Inner Traditions International ISBN 0-89281-764-X which includes Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras.

A pack of handouts that will cover the various practices

If wishing to teach later on this book is also recommended.

‘Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha’  Swami Satyananda Saraswati Bihar School of Yoga

Other books will be recommended and talked about during the course.


Cora Kemball-Cook: Cora has been practising yoga since 1974 initially learning in the Iyengar style but since 1999 has been greatly influenced by the gentler approach of Vanda Scaravelli and has learnt from Peter Blackaby and Chloe Freemantle who teach this style. Originally she trained as a Speech and Language therapist and worked in the health service for many years. Cora has been a BWY Teacher for 18 years and trained as diploma course tutor in 2005. She runs the busy Canterbury yoga studio hosting many different yoga and meditation workshops. She has completed a BWY Post Graduate Module in Meditation and also practices Transcendental Meditation. She enjoys the continual journey of discovery which Yoga provides. 07711 830275

Lina Newstead: Lina has been practising Yoga since 1975, gaining experience with Yoga teachers from different traditions.  She has taught Yoga to adults, children, pregnant ladies and students with special needs.  Lina holds a BWY Teaching Diploma, and a City & Guilds Level 4 Certificate in Further Education. She has taught the CYQ Diploma in Yoga at The City Lit in London, as well as the BWY Diploma in Canterbury. Her meditation tradition is Tibetan Buddhist as well as Yogic. She teaches Yoga & Meditation weekends & longer retreats. 07799 162443

Please do call if you have any queries. Cora will be dealing with applications and course administration but if you are unable to reach Cora and have any queries then please contact Lina Newstead.

COURSE DETAILS: There can be up to 16 students on the course.  Date of next course TBC but do contact Cora to register an interest.

MAIN COURSE DATES ( 2020 and 2021)

These will be confirmed later.

Course cost: £645 (including course registration fee, course materials)

The course fee will be payable in 3 installments of £215, the first of which is due on accepting a   place on the course, the second in Sept and the third in November. Course payments are non-refundable unless tutors cancel the course.

Some reduced price places available for students experiencing genuine financial hardship. Please contact us to discuss.

The days will run from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. with approximately an hour for lunch and tea breaks.

Course commitments

Of course we hope you will be able to attend all 10 days. However if you are unable to, we will ask a study buddy (another student) to keep in touch with you and we will make sure you receive electronic resources for the day that you have missed. You need to attend 80% of the course to be able to receive the BWY accreditation. We are not able to offer private tuition to replace dates missed (BWY policy) but we can give you a letter confirming how much you did attend.

There are no formal assessments or homework as part of this course but you will get the most out of it if you can commit to a regular personal yoga practice, going through what we cover on the course between meetings and reading through the additional resources we provide. You will also be encouraged to keep a reflective journal of your personal practice which will help you embed your learning.


Refreshments: Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. Bring your own packed lunch and on some of the days we will have a shared lunch.


Highfield House Yoga studio, Summer Hill, Harbledown,CT2 8NH

A beautiful purpose-built Yoga studio on the outskirts of Canterbury within easy reach of both Canterbury East and West stations. Free parking.

Please email Cora Kemball-Cook for application form


Advanced training for yoga teachers: October 2019 – September 2020

Upgrade your  experience and understanding  of embodied yoga and meditation with expert guest tutors in a range of yoga specialisms from around the UK

This uniquely tailored course is aimed at yoga teachers who want to refine their skills and find new inspiration and depth in their personal practice and teaching. Karin has invited highly experienced and skilled guest tutors to share their expertise in some very current and developing aspects of yoga. This will help you upgrade your teaching to be informed by some of the latest developments in the world of movement and mind training.

Click here for information about the course modules. These can be attended individually or you can book for the whole course.

To book contact Karin Van Maanen.