Yoga for Complete Beginners: small group specialist courses

Is it for me?

In our popular four-week Complete Beginners Yoga courses, we take a friendly, personal approach to teaching the major aspects of a rounded yoga practice, including breathwork, relaxation and meditation. This course is for you if you would like to learn yoga from scratch, in a supportive, small group setting, with a highly experienced teacher. Or perhaps you have tried yoga before - at a gym or health club, for example - and thought it wasn't for you, or believe you are not flexible or young enough for yoga.... We hope to challenge these natural preconceptions.:)

Our friendly, small group Yoga for Complete Beginners courses

Why this course?

"I loved the Complete Beginners Yoga course. It was relaxed and informal, friendly and yet so informative. I found it pitched at just the right level and delivered everything I had hoped for. The two hours was a dose of luxury and self-care in an otherwise busy week." - Catherine Fisher

Heard about the benefits of practising yoga and would like to see for yourself? We have designed these  friendly small group Complete Beginners courses for you. It's exactly how we wished we had learnt.

Beginner yoga students
We designed these unique four-week Complete Beginners courses after having experienced (for ourselves) classes that felt rather competitive, over-large and too gymnastic or physical.

Unfortunately it is very common to hear people think they 'can't do' yoga  because it is perceived they are too inflexible, or not young/fit enough.

In reality, if you can breathe, you can practice yoga - and anyone able to get on and off the floor in reasonable comfort can participate in our friendly four-week Complete Beginners courses.

As well as introducing many of the main yoga postures  - progressing gently, week by week - we include the incredibly important (and often over-looked), softer aspects of a balanced yoga practice: breathwork, meditation and relaxation.

At the end of the four weeks, our intention is that you will have the confidence to join a regular beginners' class, and, most importantly, an overwhelmingly positive experience of practising yoga!

To date, we have had some tremendous feedback about these Complete Beginners' courses, with students valuing the thorough approach, the opportunity to delve into mindfulness, and the sheer luxury (though we might call it 'essential luxury') of two hours 'uninterrupted me time'.

Course details

Our intensive four-week courses assume no previous yoga experience. Run over 90 or 120-minute sessions, we introduce the main aspects of a rounded yoga practice in a relaxed, mindful way: We build strength, flexibility and awareness gradually, according to each individual's capacity.

  • Physical postures (known as asana) - working to strengthen and tone the body, and boost safe mobility
  • Meditation - yoga is an ancient form of meditation. By including simple mindfulness techniques, we invite the mind into a less reactive, calmer state.
  • Breathwork (known as pranayama) - how we can use simple breath practices to boost mood and re-balance the nervous system
  • Relaxation - in our culture of permanent busyness, most of us have forgotten how to relax. We spend plenty of time on this incredibly important art.
Please note:
You should be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease, and that our studio is up three flights of stairs.

Fast facts

Next 2019 course dates 

These courses run over two 90 or 120 minutes per class, and always over four weeks. For booking, please keep scrolling down. 

Thursday evenings, July 25 - August 15, 2019. 
Time: 8-9.30pm
£78 / £140.40 for two places
Teacher: Lucia Cockcroft

Thursday evenings, September 12 - October 3, 2019.
Time: 8-9.30pm
£78 / £140.40 for two places
Teacher: Lucia Cockcroft


To book, please click here for our 'intensive courses' section and click the 'book now' button.


To decide whether our Yoga for Complete Beginners course is for you, just ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you brand new to yoga or are interested in re-visiting the practice after some time out?
  • Would you like a firm grounding in the basics of yoga before joining a regular class?
  • Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of the main aspects of yoga (including meditation, breathwork and relaxation) and how it can improve your wellbeing?

If your answer is 'yes' to all the above, this could be the course for you. However, if you're not sure, please call us on 01245 608 378 or use our Contact Form.

About our teachers

Our Complete Beginners Yoga classes are taught in an inclusive, friendly, accessible way by a hand-picked team of sensitive teachers.

What shall I bring?

All equipment is provided, so there's no need to bring your own mat, blanket, bolster or block - we have everything you're likely to need in our cosy studio.

However, we do recommend that you wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes which allow full unhindered movement, as this will make it much easier to achieve the various positions and postures.