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”I have not long started my yoga journey and was apprehensive about forgetting what comes next in a Mysore class or even how to get into poses but Kate has created a very safe space which has empowered me to own my individual practice. Mysore gives me the space to feel though the poses particularly those that I find challenging and enjoy my practice even more. I am very grateful to you and Sarah for all your encouragement.”

“As someone new to Ashtanga, guided classes felt safe and there was a comfort in practising along side others. So despite Kate’s reassurances about guidance and cheat sheets I was reluctant to try a Mysore class. However I am so pleased that I did. Working at my own pace I am able to connect with my breath and body to look inward and feel my way into the poses so that the experience is both satisfying and spiritual.”

“Thank you for the opportunity you have given me to learn and develop a personal practice. The Hutch is a much needed restorative sanctuary for my body and mind.”

“I am blessed to have you in my life, thanks for all the awesome tuition and sharing your knowledge.”


Sound Bath and Yin practice


Thursday 10 October and Friday 8 November and 13 December.

Please contact Sarah if you want to book more than one space.

at St Mary’s Community Hall

Come along and experience the profound energy and relaxation from this most amazing ‘sound bath’. A sound bath makes it easier to arrive in a relaxed state without complicating how to get there.

In the first half of the class Kate will offer you some Yin postures as Simon (sound therapist) keeps the sound quite simple, if you prefer to lay still throughout that it fine!

We shift seamlessly into the second half  with an extra long savasana bathed in sound. The space will be filled with different sounds and frequencies created by a range of instruments including gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and various percussion instruments.

The purpose, and our collective goal, is to induce relaxation and explore personal inquiry. A ‘gong bath’ is a form of sound therapy that cuts through mental chatter creating a meditative state and deep relaxation.

Forget silent meditation, ‘sound baths’ are the new way to get headspace

There’s no actually bathing involved…Evening standard

A Mindful Approach to Ashtanga Yoga - with Scott Johnson


Saturday 26 October 9/11am - 4.30pm

The workshop includes a Morning Mysore practice:
Choose from two times. either 9-10.45 or 11-12.45 small groups of 8/9 students assisted by both Scott Johnson and Sarah Vaughan.
And afternoon workshop:
2-4.30pm at St Mary's Community Hall
In the afternoon workshop Scott will look at the physical practices of yoga in relationship to the philosophical outlooks that it proposes.
Sensation and feeling tone is key, whether experiencing a posture in the moment, noticing the breath during pranayama or experiencing the subtle feeling tone of a chant.
Noticing these frameworks in a new expansive light, we can begin to see how intelligence evolves through the many, many layers that yoga practice points to particularly in relationship to the subtle external and internal movement and motion.
With reference to asana, pranayama and chanting we will see how we can meet the challenge of how our practice relates to our everyday life.

Nurture and Inspire your Practice - an exploration of second series backbends

Saturday afternoon dates to be confirmed


We will explore the purpose of a second series practice and look at the first section (third) of the intermediate series practice and how it strengthens the spine and can support your primary practice.

”When you start your day doing something to nourish your body, mind and soul you will notice that throughout the day you tend to make choices that also nourish”

A series of Saturday afternoon workshops to nurture, inspire and further explore your astanga practice.

We will be looking at the key elements of second “intermediate’ series astanga.

Second series ‘nadi shodana’ translates as nerve cleansing and this is done through a powerful combination of back-bending, twists and inversions.

In each workshop we will focus on the key elements and how for example ‘back-bending’ translates from a primary practice and can improve your sensitivity and understanding of the purpose of your practice. As with the primary series, practice of the intermediate sequence offers many potential benefits and challenges and we will learn how to work safely with these to develop your regular practice. 

  • back-bends
  • hip openers
  • inversions

The postures become more complex as we work through them and so we will come back again to the more challenging backbends as we continue our workshop exploration series. Each workshop will give us time to work with the postures in more depth and explore modifications, variations and methods to work safely with your healthy alignment and full understanding of the intention of each pose.

Like the primary series, the second series can take years to develop and it is crucial that we take time to listen to our bodies and ‘feel’ our way through the practice developing a sensitivity that will give us a sustainable practice.

Book a class or course online

Please click here for our timetable, go to the date of your first class for booking. Contact Sarah 07703599609/ if you have any questions.

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