Events - Canterbury Yoga

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


Prana, Pranayama and Prana Vidya

Sunday 25th June 10.00 – 4.30

with Swami Shantamurti Saraswati

of the Bihar School of Yoga

This workshop provides a unique opportunity to explore and experience more deeply the transformative techniques of this branch of Yoga Science to promote physical and mental well being.

The day includes:-

Simple Yoga postures releasing tensions and energy blocks

 Mantra chanting to evoke latent life force energies.

An overview of the Pranayama Kosha or The Pranic Body

Balancing, energising and tranquilising breathing techniques

Preliminary tantric techniques of Prana Vidya to experience the essential nature of Prana and its use for healing and transformation.

The cost will be £38 which includes a folder giving full details of the program.

For more details and to book your place please contact Shanta

Email: Tel: 0758 1059 882



 Seven Steps to Bliss

Sunday July 23rd 10.00 – 1.00

Cora will lead the workshop where you will learn about the underlying philosophy to yoga and the ways in which we can find bliss or Samadhi.

Cora is an experienced yoga teacher who has been teaching for 20 years and training yoga teachers for over 10 years. She has practised transcendental meditation for many years and loves to share the wisdom she has learnt from the many yoga texts she has studied. This is a morning to experience all the different facets of yoga – philosophy, pranayama, asana and meditation.

Cost of morning is £35.00 to include a delicous  buffet lunch and all proceeds go to Save the Children  Registered Charity No: 213890

If booked before June 26th cost is only £30.00

Book your place with Cora Kemball-Cook Tel: 07711 830275


Chair based yoga

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.

6 classes for £36

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 2017

  June 10th, August 20th, Sept 30th, November 11th

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, Emma Slade, Peter Blackaby, Antonia Boyle, Ginny Kempster





Cost:         £40 per workshop if booking for 1 workshop

                  £35 per workshop if booking for 2 or more    



 Yoga for ultimate health of brain, back & heart Sun August 20th with Lina Newstead

Come and learn useful yogic practices to improve your health based on evidence from recent research.

Yoga and Buddhism Ÿ Saturday September 30th with Emma Slade

Asana, compassion and meditation practices

Bones, Fascia, Muscles & Human Beings November 11th with Peter Blackaby

Develop a deeper understanding of anatomy relevant to yoga

2018 workshops

Chakras for Everyone Sat January 27th   with Ginny Kempster

Bringing awareness to the chakras can change our practice immeasurably

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

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

2017/18 Spirit of Yoga Tutors

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.


Peter Blackaby

Peter is an extremely popular and well know yoga teacher and author of the book « Intelligent yoga » whose original training in osteopathy gives him tremendous insight into the anatomy of asana work. It will be a chance to examine and understand at a deep level the real effects of yoga on the body. During the last twenty years or so there has been a marked change in ideas of how pain needs to be managed, in particular chronic pain. This workshop will explore the implications of recent research for the yoga teacher and practitioner.


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.


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. Her day will include asana, pranayama and meditation specifically to aid a healthy back, brain and heart.


Emma Slade aka Ani Pema Deki

Emma is a popular local yoga teacher who after an exciting career in finance discovered yoga and meditation and trained to become a yoga teacher and then 4 years ago underwent another transformation to become a Buddhist nun and to be renamed Ani Pema Deki. She has recently written a book called Set Free about her unusual journey and her aim at present is for her work to support charitable projects in Bhutan. Find out more at . The day will be a day to understand the essential nature of Hatha yoga and its connection to Buddhism.


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