Events - Canterbury Yoga

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


Furthering Your Foundations

A day to take your Yoga practice deeper for experienced yoga students

Saturday March 14th 10.00 – 4.00

A day to practice yoga, meditation and much more! Taster sessions of topics to explore

Mindfulness practice, Restorative yoga, Buddhism and yoga, Foundation courses

Embodied Yoga Practice

With tutors

Lina Newstead, Nina Dhiman, Emma Slade  and Karin van Maanen

Cost for the day is £40.00 (concessions on application)

Contact Cora Kemball-Cook to book 07711 830275

(Cash cheques or online payments)

Profits for the day to go to charity Opening your Heart to Bhutan

UK Registered Charity No.1165794


Hatha Yoga Cleansing workshop.

Purifying Body and Mind

Saturday 28th March 2020 9.30am – 4.30 pm

Whole day workshop  with Swami Shanta Murti from the Bihar School of Yoga

Suitable for all those interested in gaining personal experience of the natural, non-invasive methods of eliminating toxins and stress from the body and mind with the ancient Six Hatha Yoga Detoxing Techniques that help to manage chronic conditions e.g. asthma, diabetes, IBS etc. and to strengthen the immune system.

Also included are the ayurvedic techniques of massage and skin brushing to maintain a healthy skin together with special eye exercises.

BOOKING: £40 for the day or £45 with Neti lota and detailed instruction folder included




Restorative Yoga

 Sunday March 15th 10.00 – 12.30. Saturday June 6th , Saturday October 3rd, Saturday Dec 5th

You will not believe the benefits of this type of Yoga
• Relieves chronic stress & fatigue
• Releases muscle tension
• Allows the breath to become deeper & more efficient
• The mind relaxes

So come and try!
Cost: £17.00
Venue:  Canterbury yoga studio, Summer Hill, Harbledown Canterbury CT2 8NH
Tutor: Lina Newstead BWY Diploma Course Tutor & Mindfulness Now Tutor
For further details & email
Call: 01732 864465 / 07799 162443


Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs

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

Mondays 1.30-2.45pm

Contact Dr Susan Jeffery for info and to book at or call 01304 620467

This 12 week course, ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ is unique, specific and evidence-based.

Find more information on our courses page:


Workshop with Sarah Linsey

Saturday 25th April 2020:   9.45 am  – 1..00 pm at Canterbury Yoga, Highfield House, Summer Hill, Harbledown, CT2 8NH

Sarah is a senior teacher for the London Yoga Teacher Training Group (LYTTG) which is accredited by the British Wheel of Yoga. She trained as a teacher with Chloe Fremantle in 2004 and now teaches weekly yoga classes in Sevenoaks, including yoga for runners, as well as workshops and retreats. Sarah was a guest teacher at the BWY Congress in 2018 and 2019. She is interested in mindfulness; worked with Christiane Kerr on Calm for Kids teacher training courses in London; and completed Gary Carter’s Anatomy course for Yoga Teachers in 2019.

” Journey through the Feet…”

Scaravelli-inspired Yoga Workshop
About the workshop:
Journey through the feet into standing balances and back arches. Our focus in this Scaravelli-inspired yoga workshop will begin with the feet. How can we bring more awareness and attention into the foot and develop a deeper understanding of our connection to the ground? Building slowly, we will work towards balance postures and back arches in standing and supine, using the breath as a vehicle for finding release and ease. The workshop will include breath awareness and relaxation.

Cost £30.00
To book:
Please be in touch with Joanna Labon to ask more or to book your place on this workshop 0788 414 8868. Joanna is a regular teacher at Canterbury Yoga.

Wear loose comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and blanket.

Bring your own packed lunch but tea and coffee will be provided.

A Journey to Stillness through Movement: Going with the Flow 

with Joanna Fiakkas .

 May 17th  10 am – 4.30pm

The day will be an opportunity to consider the relationship between movement

and stillness and explore the idea of finding stillness through movement; both as

we experience ourselves physically, through our asana practice, but also through

our felt experience mentally and emotionally, through breathing and guided

visualisations, and subsequently our relationship with life around us.

Through this exploration we will experience practices that may help us find the

flow and movement that allows us space to experience the present moment more

fully and as such find stillness. The morning will be more active with a focus on

our physical practice and the afternoon will see us slowing down and taking a

more inwards step to also include pranayama, meditation and relaxation practices.

Jo is a qualified BWY teacher and has been teaching yoga since 2008 and

practising since 1999. She places a strong emphasis on the breath and its

connection to movement as well as its connection and impact emotionally and

mentally. She has a particular interest in the philosophical underpinnings of yoga

and how these can enhance every aspect of our yoga practice.

Cost: £40 (£35 Early Bird if paid by the 2nd of May)

Book with Joanna Fiakkas /07932 761237


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We meet once a month to enjoy mind-expanding conversations in a safe space with likeminded people. Come to ConsciousCafe to meet others and discuss the topic of Setting Your intentions for the New Year

Upcoming meeting:

What are Your Values?

Wednesday February 26th          6.30 – 8.30 pm

We meet once a month to enjoy mind-expanding conversations in a safe space with like minded people on a variety of different topics. Just how much do your own values matter and how can understanding your values help you to make better decisions in all areas of your life. Emma Slade, a yoga teacher, writer and Buddhist nun has recently been studying this topic and will lead us in an exercise where we can examine our own values and see if this can help us to understand ourselves better and make wiser decisions. Expect a lively conversation!  to book your place

Cost: £7.00 if paid in advance or £10 on the door. Refreshments provided.

Venue: The Anne Robertson Centre, 55 London Road, Canterbury CT2 8HQ
For further info contact Cora Kemball-Cook

Email: or 07711 830275

Check out the website


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 training is for committed yoga practitioners and yoga teachers. 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 understanding of yoga to be informed by some of the latest developments in the world of movement and mind training.

​By attending this training expect to:

  • Refine your yoga practice and teaching skills
  • Find new inspiration and depth of understanding yoga
  • Work with highly experienced teachers who do not normally teach in Kent
  • Touch base with practitioners who have a deep interest in yoga

Learn about contexts that are influencing yoga, including:

  • neuroscience
  • compassion training
  • embodiment
  • trauma awareness
  • how yoga can heal

​​Detailed learning materials will be provided and you will be encouraged to join an ongoing online community of practitioners for continued support, inquiry and peer learning.

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 or visit BOOKING:

The individual modules are as follows:


Embodied anatomy – weekend
with Beverley Nolan assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event


Practical philosophy & embodied meditation – weekend
with Vidyadasa Ady Griffithsand Karin van Maanen

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event


The neuroscience of yoga and meditation – 1-day

with Karin van Maanen

Saturday 13th June 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event


Yoga for healing and trauma awareness – weekend

with Jude Murray assisted by Karin van Maanen

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020 10am – 5pm


Early bird available up to 1 month before the event