Inversion with Caroline & Kulan !

On popular demand, here’s another inversion workshop !!!

A day of experimentation and fun and its aim is to reinforce the fundamentals of selected inversions. The hope is that it will help overcome any barriers you may have about trying new inversions and it will push through plateaus, learn how to invert (go upside down into yoga poses) safely and steadily. Learn alternatives to shoulder-stand and headstand, and the reasons why being upside down can be good for your body and mind. Expect a step by step approach – with key build up and cool downs poses to help warm the body and focus the mind. Understanding the therapeutic benefits and precautions for inversions

The yoga inversions workshops is ideal for students who are are generally fit and healthy. Whether you are ‘nearly’ ready to come into inversions, or new to the postures. Or are simply curious to find out more about being upside down*. If you are a regular practitioner of these poses, you will learn how to bring more depth and variety to your inversions. *This workshop is not suitable for beginner yoga students.

April 28th 2 PM to 4 PM – Please book before it gets sold out !

£35 in studio

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Stretch & Rest: Fabulous Fascia

Join Eleanor for a fascia focused workshop inspired by restful yoga styles and designed to stretch the body, soothe the nervous system, calm the mind and leave you feeling rejuvenated.

During the workshop you will:

The workshop will finish with a luxurious restorative practice where you will experience the magic of a 20 minute savasana, to unite the mind, body and spirit, and allow the practices to integrate and settle.

Suitable for all levels

£35 in studio (£31 Early bird offer if booked before 6’th April)

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Yoga Nidra / Yogic sleep ! led by Camilla Walker

Yoga Nidra, often referred to as “yogic sleep,” is a powerful relaxation technique that brings about deep restorative rest while maintaining full consciousness. Originating from ancient yogic traditions, it involves a guided meditation practice where one lies comfortably in a relaxed state, systematically bringing awareness to different parts of the body, breath, sensations, emotions, and imagery. Through this practice, individuals can experience profound relaxation, stress reduction, improved sleep, heightened self-awareness, and even enhanced creativity. Unlike traditional sleep, Yoga Nidra allows the practitioner to enter a state of conscious relaxation, providing a sanctuary for rejuvenation and inner exploration.

Sunday the April 14th, 2 PM to 4 PM

£35 in studio (Early Bird price £31.00 if booked before 1st April)

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Teens Yoga

Thursdays 4.45 to 5.30 PM (April 18 to June 06)

A regular yoga practice is particularly beneficial for teenagers as they navigate the challenges of adolescence and the pressure of exams. These classes support developing bodies and minds through a combination of yoga postures, breathwork, mindfulness practice and relaxation. 

Benefits include:


– Reduces stress, promoting a sense of inner calm
– Releases anxieties such as lethargy and feelings of negativity
– Enhances mental clarity, focus and and memory retention which leads to improved concentration levels
– Develops strength, flexibility, posture and coordination
– Supports growing bodies and tones and strengthens the body
– Increases confidence and self-esteem
– Allows teenagers to express their emotional state in a physical way

Please note: This class is suitable for ages 11 to 16 years old

£100 (in studio)

BOOK NOW! (Drop in for £15 or book with a friend for £75) – Please call to avail the offer – 07557 968 032

Gong Bath & Qigong workshop with Mark Owen-Ward

Sunday 21st April, 3-4.45pm

Mark will lead you through a healing and balancing workshop aimed at helping you slow down, relax and find some inner stillness and calm.  If you struggle with seated meditation this combination of gentle meditation through movement followed by a calming gong bath maybe just right for you.

The workshop begins with a 40 minute qigong session during which there will be some warm ups, some standing meditation, then a gentle exploration of the “Five element” forms and elements of the “8 strands of the brocade” forms.  No previous knowledge of qigong is required or expected. Qigong is an ancient Chinese movement practice rooted in Chinese medicine and is suitable for all.  It can be done standing or seated on a chair. This section will end with quiet meditation.

There will be a 5 minute break for comfort and arranging yourself for the gong bath.

The second section is a 45 minute gong bath during which you will be lying on the ground on a mat with bolster or cushion and a yoga blanket (bring your own too if you have a favourite) whilst Mark takes you on a sound journey with the gongs and other instruments. This can be a transformational process as the gongs affect everyone differently, but you can think of it as a non-contact massage where sound waves and vibrations are doing all the wonderful work for you.

(NB there are a couple of contra-indications with the gong bath so do get in touch if you have a pacemaker, suffer from tinnitus or epilepsy, or have any metal plates in the body or are 1st trimester pregnant and we can talk you through the options for you)

£35.00 In Studio (£31.00 early bird if booked prior to 31/03)

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5 Day Ashtanga Workshop with Debbie Blunden

8th – 12th April, 9-11am

**Only 6 spaces available in each session**

Join Debbie and experience the magic of a 5 day Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop.   In this workshop you will receive personalized, individual instruction for your practice while sharing the energy and inspiration of the group. Debbie will hold the space for your growth in the practice of yoga.

Debbie has trained with many of the top ashtanga yoga practitioners since she fell in love with the practice in 1999 and now practices regularly with Eileen Gautier.   In 2012 she completed John & Lucy Scott’s teacher training and in October 2016 she received their 500 hour teaching certificate.

In 2013, Debbie qualified as a yoga therapist and feels that this, along with the teachings of those she has been privileged to study with, has given her a greater understanding of, and the ability to work more intelligently with medical conditions, injuries and body patterns, in a way that respects each individual’s needs.  Debbie’s approach incorporates the use of deep breathing, bandhas and foundation and above all else, her hope is that her students realize the incredible things they are capable of, on and off the mat.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed the standing sequence of Ashtanga Yoga.

£175.00 In Studio

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5 Day Ashtanga Workshop with Debbie Blunden

8th – 12th April, 6.30-8.30am

**Only 6 spaces available in each session**

Join Debbie and experience the magic of a 5 day Ashtanga Yoga Mysore Workshop.   In this workshop you will receive personalized, individual instruction for your practice while sharing the energy and inspiration of the group. Debbie will hold the space for your growth in the practice of yoga.

Debbie has trained with many of the top ashtanga yoga practitioners since she fell in love with the practice in 1999 and now practices regularly with Eileen Gautier.   In 2012 she completed John & Lucy Scott’s teacher training and in October 2016 she received their 500 hour teaching certificate.

In 2013, Debbie qualified as a yoga therapist and feels that this, along with the teachings of those she has been privileged to study with, has given her a greater understanding of, and the ability to work more intelligently with medical conditions, injuries and body patterns, in a way that respects each individual’s needs.  Debbie’s approach incorporates the use of deep breathing, bandhas and foundation and above all else, her hope is that her students realize the incredible things they are capable of, on and off the mat.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has completed the standing sequence of Ashtanga Yoga.

£175.00 In Studio

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KIRTAN : THE SINGING HEART OF YOGA…

Saturday 20th April, 2.30-4.45pm

Join Camilla Walker for an introduction to Kirtan, the yoga of sound and voice. Chanting mantras together as meditation is an ancient practice within the yoga tradition and this workshop is here to introduce and orient you to the amazing benefits and joys it holds!

Kirtan is the yoga of heartfelt connection to self, connection to community and connection to life.

Kirtan sees the human voice as a sacred expression of the deep heart of life that connects us all. It harnesses the simple, yet amazingly uplifting and universal power of people getting together and singing together. Kirtan brings together melody and rhythm and the infectious joy of live music, instruments and voice… It feels great!

You do NOT have to be a singer, or even to like your own voice. Kirtan is not a performance and not remotely about ‘sounding good’. It’s about joining in and FEELING good. 

Kirtan is about feeling connected as part of a bigger whole, and about celebrating our aliveness and belonging through sound. Kirtan is part of Bhakti yoga, which is the branch of yoga focused on love, devotion and belonging, and it can be a profoundly liberating, transformative and all-round nourishing practice. 

Kirtan is evocative, lyrical, moving and expressive – its origins lie in the beautiful poetry of tantra and the revelation that the divine lives in the temple of our own hearts, not outside of ourselves. People typically find Kirtan to be a deeply empowering, freeing, emotionally cleansing, restorative and enlivening experience, and one that fosters subtle yet profound inner transformation.

We will be serving home made vegan indian street snacks and masala chai.

Camilla Walker has been singing Kirtan since 2014, and in 2022 underwent a 200hr training with Nikki Slade to lead Kirtan publically. Camilla will lead the practice vocally, and there will be live accompaniment on harmonium, with rhythmic drumming and percussion to support both call-and-response and unison chants. Join us for an atmospheric, heartfelt and joyful evening of musical meditation. 

For more information about Camilla, find her at www.deeplybeing.com

£35.00 In Studio (Early Bird price £31.00 if booked before 31’st March)

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Gong Bath with Jemma

Wednesday 23rd August, 7.30 – 9pm

Join us for another deeply relaxing and restorative Gong Bath on the evening of Wednesday 23rd August.

Jemma blends sound medicine, Yoga Nidra and aroma-colour therapy together to help us unplug from daily life and receive the healing vibrations of the sound.

There are studies that prove that receiving sound healing and Yoga Nidra can result in the same benefits as 3-4 hours of sleep – amazing! Allow your mind to switch-off and your body to relax in the most blissful way just before summer gets busy.

So far these evening events have sold out so be sure to save your space.

We can’t wait to see you there!

£25.00 In Studio (£21.00 early bird if booked prior to 09/08)

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Everyone is welcome, all that we ask is that you come with an open heart and mind.

The studio has limited yoga mats to borrow, so if possible please bring your own mat (and props if you wish). An eye mask/pillow is best for when we lie down, plus anything to help with your deepest comfort (e.g. blanket, warm socks).

Please advise the studio beforehand if any of the below are relevant for you, thank you:

Note: The herbal tea blend used for the Tea Ceremony may not be suitable for everyone, especially for pregnant women and those on medication. Please advise us beforehand if we should be mindful of anything.

For those with low-affordability or limited resources we are offering a small number of discounted tickets. This will be on a first come first serve basis. Please email us at info@bayoga.co.uk

Release, Recharge, Renew with Eleanor Langton and Jayne Wilton

Sunday 23rd October, 2-4pm

Join Eleanor and Jayne for an extended somatic movement, breathing and restorative yoga workshop and emerge calm, refreshed, radiant and energised.

No experience needed and all bodies welcome. Come to this space with a curious mind and give yourself permission to be nourished, to soothe your nervous system, stop, linger a while, move, lie down and be supported.

Leave the workshop feeling renewed, radiant, revitalised and ready to embrace the outside world.

Come and experience the shift in perspective that true rest and exploration of the breath and the felt sense can bring.

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