Workshops, Courses and Retreats

All bookings through the bookings link on our timetable and bookings page or by contacting Sarah. 077035996



Your wellbeing, menopause and yoga
Sunday 21 October 9am-1pm
Sarah Marsh and I are delighted to offer you this workshop looking at how yoga can help women’s wellbeing before, during and after the menopause..
Come along and learn how to care for yourself before during and after menopause.
Menopause is one of the last taboo subjects; we don’t really talk about it, unless it’s a jokey “is it hot in here or is it just me?”
Women have an amazing energy that ebbs and flows as we move through life. This energy changes around menopause; we can feel exhausted one minute and completely frenetic the next. We have hot flushes at the most inconvenient times, mood swings, aching muscles and joints… it can seem overwhelming as we try to ‘carry on as normal’.
This workshop will look at what happens to our bodies, hormones and emotions around menopause – and it’s not all bad! We will look at how we can work with these changes to our body and our minds, stay healthy and become healthier as we age; managing stress and care for ourselves a little better, reconnecting with ourselves and moving our own wellbeing higher up our to-do list.
We will offer you yoga, relaxation and some honest conversation with a little common sense that will help you learn more about your body at this time in your life; come prepared to move, breathe and laugh!
 Outline for the morning:
We’ll start with a grounding, yet invigorating practice and then pause for coffee and cake!
We’ll look at what happens during menopause?
The physiological and physical changes to our bodies: hormones, moods and our pelvic floor.
The science of why breath and relaxation are so good for us.
Living well and staying strong: realistic advice and tips for managing the symptoms of menopause.
When to seek help and support and where to go.
The workshop will end with a restorative relaxation tapping into the intimate connection of body and mind.

Chanting workshop – Yoga Sutras and Shanti mantras with Stephen Taylor

Saturday 10 November 2-5pm at St Mary’s Community Hall.

We are delighted that Stephen is coming to share his passion for chanting with us. The afternoon will be a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice some of the beautiful chants associated with yoga practice. We will begin with some movement to bring us into a place of stillness. Stephen will then begin with an invocation and guide us through some pronunciation of the sanskrit language. There will be presentation and discussion of the Yoga Sutras and the shared experience of voice and vibration of sound with the shanti mantras. This is a workshop not to be missed, it is suitable for people who practice all styles of yoga and those with a sincere interest in chanting.


Yoga for Beginners.  Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45. 11 September – 16 October (optional second practice only class on Thursday evenings) and 23 October – 4 December (no class on 27 Nov) 2019 15 Jan – 19 Feb.

The holistic health benefits of yoga are seriously wonderful! You can expect to feel stronger, more energetic, firmer, more flexible, calmer and more focussed. During this six week Introduction to Astanga Yoga course you will learn the critical aspects of this ancient practice, a practice steeped in wisdom and backed up by modern science. You will learn to move with the correct breath, why where we gaze is important, the reason we Om. The course will give you a strong foundation to enable you to practice in any of our classes and also at home.
We will work on the critical aspect of linking breathing with movement, the vinyasa for the ultimate moving meditation. You learn a little about the philosophy of yoga and also be led through meditation and relaxation techniques.

We are an Astanga studio and passionate about the benefits this ancient practice can offer. Your course will be based on the tradition of Astanga which is a powerful yet subtle practice. It is a practice that takes time and patience to learn and creates a blueprint for wellbeing that begins on the mat and manifests itself in everything we do.
This course will offer the foundations of a yoga practice and we work with each individual to establish the beginnings of a yoga practice both in a class-led environment and a home self-practice.

Our next course begins on Tuesday evening 1 May with the option of a second practice each week included in the course cost on a Thursday evening. (7.45-9pm at St Mary’s Community Hall)

Please contact Kate 07415 985 403 for more information


Monthly Classes:

Sunday Restorative Class.

On the last Sunday of each month we teach a special class unwinding and allowing the parasympathetic nervous system to arise and heal. In this restorative yoga class we guide you through a blissful sequence of restorative postures exploring every aspect of our bodies and selves. the restorative class has been so well received that we have added a new class to the timetable on a Friday evening every other week too.

“I am amazed at how little I knew this body I call home before I found yoga” Becky Pell. ‘RocknRoll yogi’

Next class: Sunday 28 October 19.30-20.15



find your balance –  Astanga and Restorative Yoga Retreats with Sarah Vaughan and Becky Pell.

6 -13 April 2019, at ‘YogaPulia’ in Southern Italy

YogApulia is a boutique retreat centre exclusively for yoga and meditation practice, set up and run by two friends of Sarah’s, dedicated yoga practitioners Mark & Nicola. it is an intimate space in tune with the natural rhythm of nature and incorporating principles of permaculture, where guests can escape from the demands of the modern world to deepen their practice in the beautiful, peaceful setting of the Valle d’Itria in Apulia, Italy.

Sarah and Becky will host their ‘Find your balance’ retreat at this wonderful place that incorporates the fundamental principles of yoga into everything they do, including living sustainably with nature and the seasons and giving back to the local community.

Accommodation & Facilities
The retreat centre is set in 2.5 acres of grounds in a valley filled with olive and almond groves.

Accommodation consists of seven twin/double bedrooms all with private ensuite bathrooms and AC for the hottest summer months. The centre is currently being renovated to a high standard using locally sourced materials, the ethos is to create a luxurious yet simple and understated feel. A large outdoor courtyard will provide the main communal eating space, and several outdoor terraces offer a place to relax in the sun or the shade.

Please contact me for more information and to reserve your space.












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    Mysore (self-practice):

    Wednesday 9-11am and 7.30-9.30pm

    Thursday 9.15-11.15am

    Saturday 9-11am


    Beginners Astanga:

    Tuesday evenings 7.30-8.45pm theory, principals and practice

    Thursdays evenings 7.45-9pm shortened practice (optional second class)

    Course dates: 11 Sept’-16 Oct’.  23 Oct’ – 4 Dec’  Jan -(no class on 27 Nov) and 15 Jan – 19 Feb- please contact Kate for more information.

    A six week course to begin or develop your enquiry into the eight limbed practice of astanga. This course is open to anyone who would like to learn more about and be guided through this amazing practice. Numbers are limited to 8. The course runs on Tuesday evenings and you may come and practice with us free of charge on a Thursday evening too at St Mary’s Community Hall.


    Shortened sequence Astanga classes:
    Tuesday 9.30-10.45am, Wednesday 11.15-12.30am at The Yoga Hutch.  Thursday 7.30-8.45pm at St Mary’s Community Hall.

    Restorative Yoga classes: –  on the last Sunday of every month. next class Sunday 30 Sept 7.30-9pm



    Workshops and Events:

    October 21st 9am-1pm – Wellness, the menopause and Yoga

    November 10 2-5pm – Chanting (the Sutras and shanti mantras) with Stephen Taylor – at St Mary’s Community Hall


    For more information about any of the above please contact Sarah: 07703 599609

    or Kate: (for beginners courses) 07415 985403

  • Class Overview

    Mornings: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday

    Evenings: Sunday-Thursday

    Mysore: Wednesday 0900-1100 & 1930-2130 & Saturday 0900-1215

    For complete timetable, prices and bookings please visit the timetable page.