Yoga for Beginners 

New to Yoga? Here is some good news = you don't have to be strong or flexible to practice Yoga. Through the practice of Yoga you may find that you do start to feel stronger, more flexible, and less stressed.

Introducing Yoga to people is my most favourite part of being a teacher, I seriously love it!  My technique and sequencing for teaching beginners has been cultivated over  many years of being a student,  teacher and continuing professional development.  Fun, laughter and community are at the heart of all sessions. 

If you like to learn in a fun, supportive environment, scroll down to find out more.

Beginner Yoga Course

Wednesdays 18:00-19:00

This 6 week beginner Yoga course is designed for total beginners, and I truly mean that! The course aims to teach you the Yoga basics and build up your strength, flexibility and confidence to enter any Yoga class. 

If there is a chance you will miss a session, don't worry, you won't be left behind.  Everything learned each week gets reviewed the following week. 

Course is held at the Kingston Park Community Centre.  Get in touch for more information and to reserve your space or click the date to book. 

Invest in yourself for £50. 

Course dates 

September 15

November 3

*Terms and Conditions of booking: as spaces are even more limited due to Covid there are no refunds. Rolling over to the next course may be possible however, this can only be allowed up to 6 months from original booking, unless it is Covid 19 related.   The price is for the course (not per session) and non-negotiable.


Helpful information for Yoga beginners

Never been to a Yoga class?  Here are some things to know.

Arrival

Come a little early. Especially if it's your first class. I really like to welcome new students and it's important we can have a chat about any problem areas or health conditions.

If you do arrive a bit late, don't worry! It's totally fine, you made it, so great :) If I'm talking maybe just wait quietly by the door until I motion you to come in.  

Remove your shoes and socks, Yoga is done with bare feet.

Please make sure your mobile phone is shut off or on silent.

Try not to eat a large meal prior to class.

If you have a health condition or injury please tell me!

What to bring

Bring a Yoga mat

Warm clothing for relaxation

Water 

Having a blanket is very useful to keep you warm during relaxation and can also be used as a prop.

Props can make a huge difference to your practice and can be purchased on various websites.  Some helpful props are belts, blocks, bolsters and an eye bag for relaxation.

Wear comfortable exercise clothing.

Odds n Ends

Ask questions!  Feel free to ask a question during practice or if you would prefer speak to me before or after class about anything that wasn't clear.

Let go of the competitive mind set.  Be kind and loving towards yourself. 

Do what you can, with what you have, with where you are.  Practice your Yoga.

After class observe how your mind and body feel.  Hopefully in time you will begin to take the bliss you find on your mat into your everyday life. 

Beginner Course was fantastic!  Can already feel a change.  Looking forward to the next class.  S. Murphy
I've just finished first ever beginner course and absolutely loved every minute of it.  I've learnt how to relax, and how to connect to my body along with great yoga techniques.  Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, I can't wait to get myself back next week. K. Liddell
Kate is a fantastic teacher, the pace is just right and she really takes care in planning her classes. Got me hooked, I’m not great at it but hooked. A. Snell

I always wanted to try Yoga and when I found Kate's beginners class I plucked up the courage to sign up. So glad I did! I now look forward to it every week, it has helped me to introduce exercise into my life again and has given me that push I needed to do something for myself and my well-being. It is a very relaxed and inclusive class. C. Davison

I've just completed the beginner course.  What an amazing experience, full of lovely people.  Kate, the teacher, is wonderful and so experienced in what she does, making the transition into yoga a smooth, fun and tranquil journey.  Thank you!  C. King 
I've been to various Yoga classes over the past 10 years or so but after moving house last year I was looking for a class that would give a good challenge and variety. Kate's classes are just FAB! She is very attentive to different peoples levels and is a lovely, warm and friendly teacher too. I would thoroughly recommend Kaleidoscope Yoga to anyone wishing to give yoga a try or who wants to improve their practice.  A. Llewellyn
I look forward so much to Wednesday yoga at Kingston Park every week; however I'm feeling, I always feel great afterwards and I'm always glad I went. K. Devenport
  I tried the beginners course with Kate as I hadn’t done any yoga for about 4 years & was recovering from a lower back injury so wasn’t sure how much I could do. Kate’s class is really welcoming & a fantastic mix of people all genders, ages, shapes and sizes. Kate encourages you to work within what is available to you, so you don’t feel under pressure to push too hard or beyond your capabilities. I’d highly recommend Kate’s classes - wish I’d started again sooner! C.  MacDuff
Completed the Beginner Yoga 6 week course and I’m looking forward to joining the all levels class. Kate is so welcoming and friendly, she give clear instructions and advice - a great class to start learning Yoga, so glad I joined! K. Turnbull