Workshops & Courses and Retreats


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


Yoga for Beginners (6 week course)

Next course begins on Tuesday 5 September, 19.30-20.45

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 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 the importance of correct breathing, why where we gaze is important, the reason we Om. Also how to do many of the bread and butter yoga postures so that you can take them with you to any yoga you may chose to do in the future.
We will work on the critical aspect of linking breathing with movement 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 essentially 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 synchronising breath and movement. 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 work with each individual to establish the beginnings of a yoga practice both in a class-led environment and a home self-practice Kate Woodward

Kate Woodward



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.

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

Next class: 29 October 19.30-20.15 at St Mary’s Community Hall


‘Find Your Balance’            Yoga Retreat ‘Vikasa’ Koh Samui, Thailand 


11-18 November 2017

Join me and my fellow teacher Becky Pell at Vikasa yoga retreat on the stunning Thai island of Koh Samui for an unforgettable yoga getaway! Develop and deepen your Astanga practice each morning supported by both teachers, then balance that dynamic energy with evening restorative and meditation sessions to nurture the body, mind and spirit.

The day begins with optional dawn meditation as the sun rises over the ocean, followed by Astanga practice in our very own open-sided wooden shala. Nourish yourself with a delicious healthy brunch buffet in the balcony cafe as you gaze out over the exquisite water, and spend your days relaxing on the white sands of Silver Beach or by the infinity pool; having incredible Thai massages in the ocean breeze; or exploring this gem of an island with its temples, waterfalls and lush jungle. As the sun sets, return to our shala for a slower, therapeutic yoga practice, followed by a deeply restorative yoga nidra… before enjoying a nutritious dinner of beautiful fresh Thai food and juices. Then the evening is yours – you might find new treasures at a night market, indulge in an enticing cocktail, or simply float to bed to fall into a tranquil sleep to the sound of those ocean waves!

Beginners and advanced students alike are welcome as we will be a small group (anticipating 15-20) with two experienced teachers – Sarah Vaughan (Senior Astanga teacher) and Becky Pell (500 hr yoga teacher and yoga therapist).

Retreat Accommodation:
Most of our rooms are modest and simple, with minimalistic decorations and comfortable beds. Vikasa is a relaxed establishment where you can unplug and reconnect to something deeper than this external world. ‘We are a yoga retreat with accommodation, not a hotel with some yoga classes.’

Double/twin sharing – £632-£704 (approx)
Single occupancy – £776-£866

There are a variety of room styles to suit different budgets
Price includes room, brunch, dinner, all classes. Flights not included.

Please contact me or Becky: for more information.