Events - Canterbury Yoga

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


Chair based yoga

Mondays January 8th – March 26th

11.30 – 12.30

This NEW class offers gentle exercise for anyone with limited movement or for anyone who simply prefers to use a chair rather than the floor.
The class is aimed at anyone who would benefit from gentle exercise based on a chair. This could include older people, people recovering from operations, those suffering from stress, office or chair-based workers who would like to learn some new exercise techniques, people with weight problems or with limited movement – in short, anyone who would find chair-based exercise preferable to floor-based work. Exercises are chair-based, with some standing exercises by the chair where appropriate. The class always includes some breathing techniques and mindfulness meditation, both of which help with relaxation and aid better sleep.


For further information about the class or to book your place, please contact:

the tutor, Dr Susan Jeffery, 01304 620467 or email




The Spirit of Yoga – Workshops in 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm each day

Offering you the opportunity to explore a yoga topic in depth with a small group of like-minded people and highly qualified yoga teachers. The topics chosen are not usually taught in-depth in weekly classes, but can significantly deepen your practice and experience of yoga.

Teachers:    Lina Newstead, Antonia Boyle, Ginny Kempster, Julie Page, Emily Foulkes and Jane Staffieri

Cost:         £40 per workshop if booking for 1 workshop

                  £35 per workshop if booking for 2 or more



2018 workshops

Chakras for Everyone Sat January 27th   with Ginny Kempster

Bringing awareness to the chakras can change our practice immeasurably. This will be a day to tune into inner sensations in the body and to gain an experiential understanding of the chakras

Neuro Linguistic programming to revitalise your Yoga    Sat February 24th  with Antonia Boyle

Learn new techniques and ways to use NLP to develop your yoga to another level.

Exploring the Yoga perspective on Time through Meditation Sat March 17th with Lina Newstead

An exciting selection of workshops all designed to enable you to progress and deepen your yoga practice from experienced tutors in a lovely relaxing setting

The sound of Yoga  Sunday April 8th with Julie Page, Emily Foulkes and Jane Staffieri


2018 Spirit of Yoga Tutor

Virgina (Ginny)Kempster

Ginny has been teaching since 1990 and also trained in yoga therapy in 1994. She has taught many yoga weekends, workshops in the UK, Europe and America. She has trained with many yoga teachers including Sandra Sabatini in Italy. She is strongly influenced in her teaching by the work of Vanda Scaravelli. Ginny works to bring acute attention to the sensations which are occurring naturally in our bodies all the time and to guide awareness to the actions and reactions which result from them. Awareness of the Chakras and their influence on our Yoga practice can change the practice immeasurably, deepening and enriching it.


Antonia Boyle

Antonia is an experienced yoga teacher who discovered Neuro-linguistic programming 30 years ago and realised that much of its teaching could help to enhance our own practice of yoga and meditation. The day will be an introduction to some of the principles of NLP and will be suitable for both yoga teachers and students of yoga. Antonia promises that not only will the day be fun but will give you lots of practical ideas to take away and to help improve your own yoga and/or your teaching.

Lina Newstead

Lina has been practising Yoga since 1975, gaining experience with Yoga teachers from many different traditions.  She has taught Yoga to adults, children, pregnant women, the elderly and to students with special needs such as MS. She is a BWY Foundation Course & Diploma course tutor.  She also teaches private classes, retreats & monthly meditation days at a Quaker Healing Centre in Surrey.

We all seem so short of time nowadays in our busy lives. Our concept of time can be changed to make us calmer & yet able to fit everything in. Learn how looking at time from a new perspective through meditation & other practices can make time work better for you. The day will include some movement & breathing practices.

Julie Page

Julie is a local BWY yoga teacher who has been teaching since 1999 and teaches a gentle eclectic mix of practices suitable for all levels.

Jane Staffieri and Emily Foulkes are both musicians with a passion for the healing power of sound. They run “Sounds like Healing” in Cornwall and offer a range of services which focus on the healing benefits of voice, breath movement, music and sound. This will be a restorative journey through the chakras using gentle movement and sound, culminating in a nurturing and wonderfully relaxing Sound Bath accompanied with the healing power of Reiki


Cost: £40 per workshop if booking for 1 workshop OR £35 if booking for 2 or more

If you are a BWY teacher these workshops acquire 5 IST points per day.

Full details of each day and booking from Cora 07711 830 275