Ashtanga is a set sequence of postures that is energetic and synchronises breath with movements.
The class will begin with a quiet period to focus on your breathing, followed by Sun Salutations, Standing Postures, and Seated Postures. The focus is on synchronising breath and movement – which becomes a moving meditation as you become more familiar with the sequence. There will then be time at the end for a blissful relaxation.
If you join us for an Ashtanga Yoga class you will gain strength and flexibility, and greater body awareness. This class is also an opportunity to focus inward, away from everyday distractions.


You don’t need prior yoga experience; however, you do need a level of fitness. There are no rest periods throughout the class, but if you’re prepared to sweat and work hard then this is for you! It is a fast-paced class, so you must listen to the instructions. Please note: this class is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant.

If you’re after a slow relaxing class this is not for you! Be prepared to work hard, although modifications are given along the way.” Katharine Lawrence – Yoga (Ashtanga) Tutor


You should wear anything that you feel comfortable to move in and that is non-restrictive e.g. leggings, tracksuit bottoms or workout gear. You should also try to wear layers, as the nature of the practice creates heat in the body and being able to remove some clothing will prevent you from getting too hot. You will need a non-slip yoga mat and should be bare foot throughout the class. You may wish to have a jumper or a blanket for the relaxation at the end of the class.

Make sure you have water to hand, it’s important to stay hydrated.


Monday 17 January – Saturday 2 April, breaking for Half Term w/c 21 February

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Meet the Tutor
Katharine Lawrence

Katharine's yoga journey began in 1996 in London with Satyananda and Sivananda Yoga, returning to Kerala to train to teach Sivananda in 2004. A few years later, Katharine found Ashtanga in Goa and loved the heat and intensity of practice, the constant breath and flow - she then went to Mysore to practice under Sharath and Saraswati.

Course Dates and times
  • Saturday 22 January | 9:15AM - 10:15AM

This course runs from Monday 17 January – Saturday 2 April, breaking for Half Term w/c 21 February


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