Events

  • Sunday 15th September, 10.30-1.30pm - Yoga and Meditation Workshop with Lindsey Magill and Carmel Power

    A Sunday morning mini-retreat set in the picturesque Beckenham Place Park Mansion. Leave your stresses behind for a morning of yoga, meditation and relaxation. Meet like-minded people and go away with take home practices.

    Lindsey and Carmel are experienced Dru Yoga teachers who focus on providing a serene experience uniting breath work and gentle movement to make you feel renewed and in tune with your body.

    Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to de-stress the mind.

    Cost: £35
    Book Online: https://app.smoothbook.co/calendar/lindseymagillyoga
    Contact:
    07969101165 - Lindsey Magill - info@lindseymagillyoga.co.uk
    07930559757 - Carmel Power - carmel_power@hotmail.co.uk
  • Sunday 22nd September, 11.00-2.30pm - Autumn Equinox Yoga Workshop with Charlie Reed-Stevens

    The autumnal equinox is the time for reflection, of going within & surrendering to the changing season.

    The equinoxes occur twice a year, usually early half and later half of the year. These points in the year are a time when day & night are in near perfect balance, the balance between day & night, masculine & feminine, active & passive, inner & outer and light & dark are at perfect evenness.

    We will be focusing on following mother’s nature footsteps by practicing what no longer serves us in a grounding vinyasa flow for 1hr 30 mins followed by delicious homemade vegetarian lunch and then ending with yoga nidra.

    It is the season of change - it is the perfect time to become more grounded in our practice on & off the mat. Learning not to hold on to excess baggage that we emotionally carry with us.

    Cost: £25
    For more information and to book, contact Charlie crsyogaa@gmail.com
  • Wednesdays from 25th September, 6.15-7.00pm - Teen Yoga a 6-week course with Claire Saunders

    Teens today are under much more pressure than ever before, from academic worries to fitting in on social media.   Practicing yoga can provide valuable support at this time.  

    Yoga is more than a physical exercise, and whilst it can help teens deal with their growing bodies and the changes of adolescence, reduce injury and improve posture (those school bags!), its true gift is to help Teens to develop an invaluable sense of self, improve confidence and focus, and help them to deal with the minefield of social media.    In a Teen Yoga class, we create a space of acceptance and community, where we practice poses, breath work and relaxation. 

    This summer, one of the most experienced teachers of adults and children, Claire, and her daughter Livi spent a week studying in depth how to bring yoga to teenagers, and they have been inspired to bring you this class together.  Claire and Livi are dedicated to creating space for magic to happen, for students to express themselves in a place of acceptance and support.  

    This course will run for 6 weeks from 25 September - 6 November, 6.15-7pm.  £40 for 6 weeks.  Suitable for years 7-11 at secondary school. Head to www.yogabright.info to book your space or contact Claire on 07881 524900
  • Friday 27th September, 12.45-2.45pm Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers' practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • Saturday September 28th, 10.30am-4.30pm - Full Day Yoga Immersion with Matt Gill

    Treat yourself to a full day in the wonderful surroundings of Beckenham Place Park to completely immerse yourself in yoga practice - asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.

    In the first of this series of one day immersions, the focus for our asana practice will be 'exploration of spinal movement in postures'. We will take this exploration in a variety of poses - prone and supine, sitting, standing and balancing. After lunch we'll switch our focus to breath work, pranayama and meditation practices. The day will end with a long guided relaxation.

    It will be a wonderful opportunity to dive into your practice in a small group setting (places will be limited to 14) in what is surely the best situated yoga studio in London.

    Cost: £50
    More information and booking: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/full-day-yoga-immersion-tickets-64227632578
    Contact: If you have any questions please contact Matt on hello@mattgillyoga.co.uk
  • Saturday 5th October, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Family Playground with Claire Saunders

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    The cost is £12 for an adult, £6 for a child, and £4 for subsequent family members.
    For more info and to book contact Claire on 07881 524900 / claire@yogabright.info
  • Sunday 6th October, 2.00-4.00pm - Take a Chill Pill: Yoga, Meditation and Sound Healing Workshop with Zoe Butler

    This workshop is designed to soothe and restore your body and mind as we move through a gentle flow pausing in moments of stillness to stretch and create space. Zoe will lead you through various meditation techniques including Yoga Nidra - a sleeping and intention setting meditation designed to sink us into blissful levels of consciousness. Zoe will conclude the workshop playing the soothing sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls to manifest those intentions and realign our inner vibrations to those of the natural world around us.

    No previous experience in yoga or meditation is necessary - this is an open level workshop and everyone from advanced yogis to complete beginners are welcome. An open mind and a desire to relax are recommended.

    Cost: £25
    For further information and to book contact Zoe zoebutleryoga@gmail.com
  • Saturday 19th October, 2.30-5.00pm - ‘Connecting with the Spine – Part 2’ with Emma Lewis

    The spine; an amazing, complex, intricate structure central to all movement and vital functions of the body. So fantastic in architecture and function but so often compressed and worn down with modern day living.

    This interactive workshop will build on key themes from the first workshop but with greater focus and detail on:
    a) The breath and it's intimate relationship with spinal posture, the nervous system and stability muscles.
    b) Fascia and key considerations when moving.
    c) Other body parts (principally feet and hands) and their influence on spinal movement.

    We will recap some of the key learning points from workshop 1 so attendance of workshop 1 is not a pre-requisite for coming to workshop 2. These workshops are aimed at increasing awareness of how the spine moves and for you to be more attuned and confident in moving in a safe and intelligent way. They are not specifically designed for people with back pain or dysfunction but those with injuries are more than welcome; I will just ask we communicate about your needs prior to the session. It will be a small group and involve a mix of discussion and practice so it can be as interactive as possible.

    Cost £25 earlybird (before 15th September) / £30
    For more information and to book, contact Emma emma@f-y-n-d.co.uk / 07738474744
  • Sunday 27th October, 2.30-5.00pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for depression, anxiety + fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    Come and experience the benefits of slow yoga to calm the mind, harmonise the nervous system and bring balance back to your self.

    This 2.5 hour workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue.

    Utilising breathing practices, yoga postures and meditation, this slow-paced flow is designed to balance your physical and mental strength and help you find long-lasting stability, clarity, and wellbeing.

    It will also expand your capacity to move, breath, and live well into the future.

    Cost: £25
    For more information and booking see Louise’s website
  • Saturday 16th November, 10.30-6.00pm - Rite & Ritual Day Retreat with Sarah Wheeler and Kat Basquill

    Join Reiki Master Sarah Wheeler and Yoga Teacher Kat Basquill for our second day retreat together;

    We find ourselves at an introspective time of year, witnessing the light fading and the natural world turning inwards. We pass through Samhain and towards Yule, a time of year where conditioning asks us to turn our energy up amongst parties and socializing. What would it be like for you to slow down, to retreat, to rest? Our bodies naturally slow down during the Winter months, yet we rarely make space for this. We invite you to welcome this change, and align to your natural rhythm.

    Kat will be teaching an invigorating Vinyasa flow, and Sarah will be sharing Reiki to soothe the physical and subtle bodies. The day will also include a seasonal ritual, meditation, restorative yoga and a nutritious lunch prepared magical chef Laura Parker.

    Cost: £75 (earlybird until 19th October) / £85

    For more information to book: www.eventbrite.com/e/rite-ritual-tickets-69775615745
  • Saturday 23rd November, 10.30 - 4.30pm - Full Day Yoga Immersion with Matt Gill

    Treat yourself to a full day in the wonderful surroundings of Beckenham Place Park to completely immerse yourself in yoga practice - asana, pranayama, meditation and relaxation.

    In the second of this series of one day immersions, the focus for our asana practice will be a deep dive into the mechanics and techniques of backbending. We will take this exploration in a variety of poses - prone and supine, sitting, standing and balancing.  After lunch we'll switch our focus to breath work, pranayama and meditation practices. The day will end with a long guided relaxation.

    It will be a wonderful opportunity to dive into your practice in a small group setting in what is surely the best appointed yoga studio in London.

    Cost: £50

    For more information and to book, visit Matt’s website
  • Previous Events at Studio Kooks

  • Sunday 17th August, 10.30-12.30pm - Pregnant Mamas retreat with the Holistic Doula

    Are you pregnant? Join Laura Swann: The Holistic Doula in the idyllic setting of Beckenham Place Mansion, looking over the beautiful grounds of Beckenham Place Park for a two hour mini retreat. The session will be a practice utilising Birthlight yoga techniques with a focus on active birth preparation, breath work and relaxation. Includes a goodness bag for all participants.

    Investment £25
    Limited to 10 participants
    Suitable from 14 weeks onwards – a short medical questionnaire will be required on booking

    For more information and booking please contact Laura: 07956 126344 / lauraswann@outlook.com / www.theholisticdoula.co.uk
  • Tuesday 23rd July, 9.30-10.15 + 10.30-11.15am - Over 60s yoga with a view (outdoors) with Alison Henning

    As part of the National Park City Festival, and in collaboration with Lewisham Council, Studio Kooks is offering two free outdoor yoga classes on the morning of Tuesday 23rd July.

    Each class is 45 minutes and will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Beckenham Place Park, with views across the recently restored landscape, including Georgian lake. Open to anyone aged 60 or over, the yoga is gentle and suitable for all abilities including those new to yoga. All equipment provided.

    The classes are free, but booking is essential as places are limited. Please book via the Eventbrite website:
    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/over-60s-yoga-with-a-view-outdoors-tickets-61096015828
  • Sunday 21st July, 10.00-12.00 - ‘From the bottom of our heart to yours’ charity yoga event with Molly Petken and Chloe Cotter

    Join Chloe and Molly Petken Yoga for a morning of heart warming bliss!

    We will start with a delicious herbal tea and set off for a brisk 45 minute heart to heart walk in the stunning surroundings which the Beckenham Place Park has to offer. We will then follow with a 1hr of juicy heart opening focused Yoga (Molly Petkan Yoga) in Studio Kooks.

    10.00 - 10.45am walk followed by 11.00 - 12.00pm yoga practice
    Cost: £20 all money raised will go directly to Cardiac Risk in the Young Foundation
    Spaces are very limited therefore please book in advance via chloelouisecotter@hotmail.com
  • Saturday 13th July, 2.00-4.00pm - Mythic Yoga Flow with Claire Saunders

    Mythic yoga flow is a transformative yoga practice that weaves together asana, mantra, mudra, meditation and pranayama practices with myth, magic, legend and lore. In this workshop, storytelling will mingle with movement to bring an extra special juiciness to your practice.

    Cost: £30
    For more information and to book see Claire's website
  • Saturday 13th July, 10.30-1.30pm - Queer Black Boy Yoga + Still Life Drawing

    Full Lips the Podcast x Life in Still Life invite queer black men to enjoy a morning of utter relaxation.

    Set in the unspoilt grounds of a Beckenham Place Mansion, we’ve come together to create the perfect sanctuary for queer black men to detoxify their mind, body and spirit through the practices of yoga and still life drawing.

    The morning will start with a silent walk through the park bringing you closer to nature. The silent walk sets the tone of the event as each step will bring your body closer to a state of calm. Shortly after you will be taken into the mansion for a one hour yoga class where your instructor Gerrard Martin will guide you through a series of movements and postures to help you release and renew. The class is suitable for everyone, including beginners.

    The day will close with a still life drawing class hosted by Life In Still Life Drawing. Listening to the soothing sounds of neo soul and jazz, you will have the opportunity to draw a queer black male model amongst various props such as plants, ornaments and fruit.

    This is a special opportunity for queer black men to understand the true essence and vitality of self-care and wellness that will nourish you on all levels. It’s the perfect day to unwind and be free without any judgement.

    We have taken special care to ensure that those holding the workshops are black queer men or LGBTQ friendly and we can’t wait to welcome you!

    *Yoga mats and light refreshments will be provided on the day*

    Cost: £25
    For more information and to book please see www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queer-black-boy-yoga-tickets-64117787027
  • Sunday 7th July, 3.15-5.00pm - Hatha and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Sarah Cattrall

    This session will start with a breathing exercise using conscious control of the breath to set our intention of body/mind connection. We will then move into yoga postures aiming to open up the body and the spine before ending with supine restorative postures and relaxation.

    Cost: £15
    For more information and to book, please contact Sarah 07973533191 / sarahcattrall@hotmail.co.uk
  • Sunday 30th June, 1.00-4.30 - Free workshops at Studio Kooks!

    Studio Kooks will be throwing open its doors during Beckenham Flower Show and offering free afternoon workshops. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

    1.00-1.30pm Yoga with Maria Shyla
    Join Maria for half an hour of fun and happy sun salutations where we’ll be practicing basic yoga movements.

    2.00-2.30pm Relax and Grow with Jane Altree
    Come and learn some practical and varied skills of parenthood, with the understanding that one method doesn’t fit all so you can create one that works for your own family. We’ll also look at some relaxation exercises to enhance safe sleeping.

    4.00-4.30pm Slow Yoga with Louise Bartlett
    Come and experience the benefits of slow yoga to calm the mind + harmonise the body. Utilising breathing practices, yoga postures and meditation, this slow-paced flow is designed to balance your physical and mental strength and help you find long-lasting stability, clarity, and wellbeing. It will also expand your capacity to move, breath, and live well into the future.
  • Sunday 23rd June, 10.30-4.30pm - Summer Solstice: A Day Long Yoga Retreat with Sophie and Krista

    Join Sophie & Krista for this mini Yoga retreat and leave glowing from the inside out!

    The Summer Solstice is an important date for many cultures around the world, and has long been celebrated for the radiance and energy that the sun brings. In late June, daytime hours are extended to their fullest, bringing with them an abundance of warmth, light, and positive energy.You are invited to join us as we celebrate the Solstice through the yogic tradition.

    In yoga, the sun’s energy is symbolised by active, warming, and invigorating practices, so our two hour morning session will honour this through an exploration of sun salutations and an energising Hatha flow practice. In the two hour afternoon session, we will move to grounding and restorative practices, paying homage to the energy of the moon, restoring balance from our active morning practice.

    This day also includes a delicious and nutritious vegan lunch and an optional mindful walk through the beautiful grounds of Beckenham Place Park.

    This one day yoga retreat is open to all levels, however, if you are a complete beginner, we would highly recommend attending some classes beforehand. Find out more about the classes we offer at www.thestudiose6.com

    Cost: £60 p/p
    To book your place or for more information, please contact Sophie info@thestudiose6.com or Krista kristawillsyoga@gmail.com
  • Sunday 9th June, 2.00-4.00pm - Lotus Rising with Susanna Harwood-Rubin

    We are body and spirit. We are earth and stars. In the yoga tradition, the lotus is a metaphor for our embodied lives, rooted in the mud beneath the water, and blossoming in the light. There are lotus mudras, mantras, and asanas. Additionally, the chakras, the energy centers of the body, are envisioned as lotus flowers, each with its own particular energetic power. Join Susanna for an afternoon of movement, myth, mudra practice, and chanting to tap into these energies, awakening the organic power within.

    Susanna Harwood Rubin is the author of Yoga 365:Daily Wisdom for Life On and Off the Mat. She is a yoga teacher, writer, and artist whose work is rooted in South Indian Philosophy. Based in NYC, Susanna teaches throughout Europe and in India. Her spiritual home is the great Nataraja and Tillai Kali Temples of Chidambaram. She is the creator of Writing Your Practice and Devi Soul Yoga. She has been featured on HuffPostLive, MSNBC Today, Yoga Journal, Mantra Wellness, and on numerous podcasts. www.susannaharwoodrubin.com

    Cost: £30
    Please book at www.bookwhen.com/YogaBright
  • Saturday 8th June, 10.30-1.00pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2.5 hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise.

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Sunday 2nd June, 11.30-1.30pm - Flow Yoga and Sound Healing with Steve and Selda

    Join Steve and Selda for two hours of vinyasa flow and alchemy crystal bowl sound healing. A deeply nourishing and uplifting practice with a light bite included.

    Cost: £30
    For more information including booking details, please see seldasoulspace.com
  • Saturday 25th May, 10.30-12.30pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise.

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Sunday 19th May, 1.30-4.00pm - Moving into Stillness, a workshop with Nadia Tzaneti, Christos Papalekas and Sajit Adhen

    A Journey of Self Discovery, Yoga, Mindfulness, Guided Meditation and Inspirational talks.
    Before understanding what stillness is, we first have to understand what causes a lack of stillness. It is often an over-identification with our thoughts, and therefore our resistance to them that causes mental disturbance or a lack of stillness. Yoga & Mindfulness teach us the necessity of getting behind our thoughts, behind the weather patterns of the mind in non- judgemental, open and compassionate awareness. It is within this stillness and space that we discover who we really are.

    About the teachers
    Nadia Tzaneti is an accredited British Wheel of Yoga teacher and Mental Health Yoga Practitioner. She works on the inpatient ward at The Priory Hayes Grove and has extensive experience working with anxiety, and depression. She will be teaching us some tools to soothe the nervous system and create space and stillness in the body and the mind.
    Christos Papalekas is a CBT & EMDR Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychologist who works at the Priory Hayes Grove and in Private Practice. Christos will explain what Mindfulness is and what it is not. He will offer a neurobiological perspective of Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity, and will lead us in some experiential practices.
    Satjit Adhen is an Experienced Therapist and Creator of Holistic Healing Techniques, International Seminars and Workshops.

    Cost: £35.00
    No Previous Yoga or Mindfulness Practice is required.
    Booking is essential. Please call Helen Lewis on 07813 067510 or email helenl@turnupthelightyoga.co.uk
  • Friday 17th May, 12.45-2.45pm Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers' practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • Sunday 12th May, 2.00-5.00pm - Sway into Confidence, a workshop with Kym Nelson and Helen Slater

    Mind confidence
    Body confidence and
    Soul confidence

    Self-confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. But how can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it yourself? In this 3-hour workshop, we will have you believing in yourself and your abilities. Dividing confidence into three areas;
    Mind confidence
    Teaching you to…change your mindset and remove self-doubt with confidence-building exercises, transformational breathing and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) all designed to empower the mind.
    Body confidence
    Teaching you to…have the confidence to show off what you were blessed with by belly dancing. Improving your self-image, self-esteem, and giving you the confidence to embrace your body flaws and all!
    Soul confidence
    Teaching you…self-care and encourage positive self-talk through meditation and creative visualisation.

    And, finally, you will leave this workshop feeling like a confident badass!

    Investment is: £30 (£25 early bird if booked before 28th February)
    Contact Kym for further information and to book kym@mindfulthinkingatplay.com


    Kim and Helen are part of MindfulThinking@Play
  • Sunday 28th April, 10.30-1.15pm - Connection and Communication through Play, a workshop with Amanda Petts and George Lawton

    Would you like to cultivate your emotional intelligence through connection and communication games?
    At this 2 and 3/4 hour workshop we'll break down some of the building blocks for better listening, expressing and connecting with others and then put them back together in fun ways. It's a great opportunity to discover habits that get in the way of being present, so that you can connect more fully with yourself and others.

    Cost: £25
    For more information and to book, please contact Amanda 07932 384837 / amandapetts@gmail.com


    About the facilitators
    Amanda Petts - I am an artist, writer and relationship coach. I love to help others find ways to express themselves more fully through communication, play and creativity. I currently work for Mind facilitating courses in mindfulness and depression.

    George Lawton - I am passionate about learning how to communicate better from a place of thinking and feeling. On the thinking side, I have been a professional journalist. On the feeling side, I have been learning and teaching various explorations that include gestalt therapy, self-acceptance therapy and sound healing.
  • Saturday 20th April, 11.30-5.30pm - Rise: A Springtime Day Retreat with Kat Basquill and Sarah Wheeler

    A Day Retreat held by Yoga Teacher Kat Basquill and Reiki practitioner Sarah Wheeler. As we pause at this time of year between the seasonal festivals of Ostara and Beltane, turn inwards to your Self to stoke the warm and rising fires of Spring, during this day of deep and active rest.

    Kat will be teaching nourishing yoga flow to both restore and energize , and Sarah will be providing Reiki to relax and balance the physical and subtle bodies. The day will also include a seasonal ritual, meditations and a delicious nourishing lunch.

    Cost:
    £70.00 early bird /£80.00 standard

    Please book online here

    For more information, please contact Sarah Wheeler reikirenge@gmail.com / 07709976690 / www.reikirenge.com
  • Sunday 31st March 2.30-4.30pm - Mother's Day workshop with Gillian Evans

    Opening and releasing through the hips.

    The aim of the workshop is to lend awareness to hips, pelvis, legs and lower back alignment to aid a gentle process of self-enquiry leading to a deeper understanding not only of what is going on in the body, but also of how we use the body in our work and daily life.

    Cost: £25
    Limited to 10 participants.

    For more information and to book, please contact Gillian:
    07823885920 / yogianthropologist@gmail.com / www.yogianthropologist.com/sunday-afternoon-workshop
  • Saturday 30th March, 2.00-3.00pm - Family Yoga Playground with Claire Saunders

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    The cost is £12 for an adult, £6 for a child, and £4 for subsequent family members.
    For more info and to book contact Claire on 07881 524900 / claire@yogabright.info
  • Sunday 24th March, 10.30-1.00pm - Leap into Spring a workshop with Lindsey Magill and Carmel Power

    A Sunday morning mini-retreat for spring. Blow away the winter cobwebs with bright transforming sequences to awaken and increase your energy this springtime.

    Set in the picturesque Beckenham Place Park Mansion. Leave your stresses behind for a morning of yoga, meditation and relaxation. Meet like-minded people and go away with take home practices. Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to destress the mind.

    Lindsey and Carmel are experienced Dru Yoga teachers who focus on providing a serene experience uniting breath work and gentle movement to make you feel renewed and in tune with your body. Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to de-stress the mind.

    Cost: £30 - Online Booking Link

    Contact:
    07969101165 - Lindsey Magill - info@lindseymagillyoga.co.uk
    07930559757 - Carmel Power - carmel_power@hotmail.co.uk
  • Saturday 16th March, 2.30-5.00pm - Connecting to to the Spine, a workshop with Emma Lewis

    The spine; an amazing, complex, intricate structure central to all movement and vital functions of the body. So fantastic in architecture and function but so often compressed and worn down with modern day living.

    This interactive workshop will focus on:
    i) Anatomy and physiology of the spine.
    ii) The spine’s intimate relationship to key systems i.e. nervous, cardiorespiratory and digestive.
    iii) The importance of intelligent + felt movement to optimise space in the spine.

    As an experience physiotherapist with a passion for anatomy and a Yoga teacher intrigued by meaningful movement I wish to share my knowledge on ‘Connecting to the Spine’. Want to learn more … come and join me for discussions, practice and reflection.

    Limited to 12 places so please contact me early to book to avoid disappointment.

    Cost: £25
    For more info or to book, contact Emma 07738 474744 / emma@f-y-n-d.co.uk
  • Saturday 16th March, 10.30-12.30pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise.

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Friday 15th March, 3.00-4.00pm - Introduction to Essential Oils with Susannah Bennett

    Learn how Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils can support your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. How they can be easily incorporated into your yoga, meditation or fitness practice as well as your daily routine. There is also the opportunity to purchase these wonderful oils with easily accessible and straight forward information to assist you.

    Cost: £5
    For more information or to book, please contact Susannah 7701052927 / susannah.oils@gmail.com / ameliayoga.co.uk
  • Friday 15th March, 12.45-2.45pm Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers' practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • March - April 2019, Yoga Therapy for the Mind, an 8-week course with Helen Lewis and Nadia Tzaneti

    The Minded Institute’s Evidence based Yoga Therapy Course for the treatment of stress, anxiety and depression.

    When?
    8 Week Course beginning on the 03rd of March 2019
    Sunday afternoons 1.30-3.30 pm, 03.03, 10.03, 17.03, 24.03, 07.04, 14.04, 21.04, 28.04

    What is it?
    The Yoga Therapy for the Mind course is an evidence-based yoga therapy and mindfulness course for the treatment of stress, anxiety and mild depression.

    In weeks 1-5, there is an emphasis on regulation skills and gentle mindfulness practice. Introducing regulatory skills before mindfulness creates safety and self-efficacy. Yoga offers many techniques to regulate and soothe the nervous system.

    In weeks 5-8 Mindfulness is introduced as a more formal practice. Mindfulness improves the quality of regulation. By being mindful we become more aware of when we need to regulate an aspect of our experience in the here and now. Without real awareness of our thoughts and feelings, it is hard to even know if we are upset or when the breath changes. With practice, we begin to notice when we feel uncomfortable, and recognise all the little mind body cues that occur before discomfort becomes full blown depression, anxiety or stress. In this way we can regulate early, and nip the entire mental pattern in the bud before it floods us. Additionally, mindfulness has real implications for brain structure and can help the process of restoring and creating neurological balance.

    Run by Nadia-Tzaneti and Helen Lewis British Wheel of Yoga Teachers, and Yoga for the Mind Practitioners at the Priory Hospital, Hayes Grove. We teach tailored evidence-based protocols for specific mental health issues including stress, anxiety and depression.

    Investment £230 for the course. This includes a 2x CD Set and Manual for Home Practice.
    To book a space please contact Helen Lewis on 07813 067510 or email helenl@turnupthelightyoga.co.uk.
    For more detailed information on the course, visit www.turnupthelightyoga.co.uk
  • Saturday 2nd March, 10.30-4.30pm - Spring Awakening Day long Yoga Retreat with Krista Wills and Sophie Tsavalos

    Join Sophie & Krista for a rejuvenating day of yoga themed around the arrival of spring. The season of spring brings life, vitality and growth. It is also a time when day and night become equal.

    Our morning Yoga practice will reflect the energy and growth of spring as we gently warm up the body and move into an invigorating and energising flow. The afternoon practice will reflect the balance which spring affords with more calming, meditative and restorative practices to allow rejuvenation. A silent walk to appreciate the effects of spring within the park will be included (weather permitting)

    The day also includes a nutritious and nourishing vegan/vegetarian lunch provided by Beckenham Place Park Cafe.

    Cost: £60
    To book your place or for more information, please contact Sophie info@thestudiose6.com or Krista kristawillsyoga@gmail.com
  • Sunday 24th February, 2.00-5.00pm - Sunday Afternoon Hatha Yoga and Afternoon Tea with Gillian Evans

    On the last Sunday afternoon of each month, from 2-5pm, join Gillian for an alignment-based hatha yoga workshop focusing on a particular theme, or exploring a specific part of the body. After the workshop, enjoy afternoon tea and cake in the Drawing Room of Beckenham Place Mansion, looking over the beautiful grounds of Beckenham Place Park.

    November 25th: Opening Through the Hips
    December 30th: Opening and Releasing Through the Shoulders and Neck
    January 27th: Seated and Standing Twists for Spinal Release and Abdominal Health
    February 24th: Gentle Backbends for Heart Opening and Spinal Release

    Further details on Gillian's website.

    Cost: £25
    Limited to 10 participants.

    For more information and to book, please contact Gillian:
    07823885920 / yogianthropologist@gmail.com
  • Sunday 17th February, 3.00-5.00pm - Hatha and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Sarah Cattrall

    This workshop is now fully booked.

    This session will start with a breathing exercise using conscious control of the breath to set our intention of body/mind connection. We will then move into yoga postures aiming to open up the body and the spine before ending with supine restorative postures and relaxation.

    Cost: £20
    For more information and to book, please contact Sarah 07973533191 / sarahcattrall@hotmail.co.uk
  • Saturday 16th February, 11.00-1.00pm - Energy Healing Experience with Chantelle Blackwood

    Join us for a group Energy Healing Experience to raise funds for FullCircle Fund Therapies. www.fullcirclefund.org.uk

    For this group session we will be working with a technique called Divine I Am. Healing Light frequencies will be channelled in to the space and move into the body to release blocks and harmonise your energy.

    Energy Healing works on very deep multidimensional levels, releasing core beliefs, which are stored within the Physical Body, Cells, DNA, Chakras etc. These connections allow you to be here, now, in this body, present and aid you in living the fullest life you can, whilst strengthening your connection to your soul, higher/inner power, allowing for an expansion of your Spiritual connection and your Human’ness.

    Sessions have led to phenomenal shifts in Self Awareness, Relationship Healing, Confidence, Spiritual Connection, Synchronicity, Clarity, Realisations and Inner Peace. I have found the main focus for these sessions is Growth.

    You will also be given the opportunity to feel the beautiful healing touch of Reiki. For more information on Reiki or Divine I am please do get in touch.

    Cost: £20
    For more information and to book contact Chantelle 07792766403 / jujureiki@gmail.com
  • Sunday 3rd February, 11.00-4.00pm -
    Listen: a hatha yoga workshop with Alison Henning

    A treat of a day.
    We will start with a good, strong, alignment-focussed and breath-led postural practice that will encourage us to centre ourselves fully in the experience of being. From this place we can fine-tune our ‘internal’ listening skills and work with exploring the physicality of our bodies – how we move – with sensitivity, curiosity and joy.

    A delicious vegan lunch will be provided by the Mansion Café. There will be time after lunch for contemplation/journaling or taking a walk in the beautiful park.

    The afternoon session will be a restorative yoga practice, using plenty of props we’ll spend a long time in just a few poses. This deeply nourishing practice quietly opens up the subtleties of the inner experience, the universe within. We will simply rest in this space and listen.

    This workshop is suitable for all. Options will be given so that students can practice in a way that is appropriate to them.

    Cost: £45 (includes lunch). Concessions available, please enquire.
    For more information, or to book a place, please contact Alison 07935 087480 / alison@alisonhenningyoga.co.uk
  • Saturday 2nd February, 10.30-12.30pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise.

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Sunday 27th January, 10.30-12.30pm Yoga for the Mind taster class with Helen Lewis and Nadia Tzaneti

    This is a free 2-hour taster class for the Yoga Therapy for the Mind course running in March/April 2019. Find out more about the course, the psychological benefits of practicing Yoga for stress, anxiety and depression and learn key practices to improve your mental health.

    Visit www.turnupthelightyoga.co.uk for more info.

    Run by Helen Lewis and Nadia Tzaneti, Yoga for the Mind Practitioners at the Priory Hospital Hayes Grove.

    Places are limited so you would need to book with Helen on 07813067510 or email helenl@turnupthelightyoga.co.uk
  • January – June 2019, BWY Foundation Course Level 1 with Matt Gill

    Studio Kooks is delighted to be hosting a British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course from January to June 2019 with Matt Gill, a BWY accredited teacher and Foundation Course tutor. These courses are designed for students with 2+ years experience of practice, in order to provide them with a thorough understanding of all aspects of yoga: from movement, to meditation, to mantra.

    They’re great if you’re thinking of one day treading the teacher training path…but equally, they’re a perfect vehicle for self-development if you simply want to broaden your understanding of the practice. The course will be scheduled across 10 x Saturdays running 10.30 - 18.00 from 26th January 26th to 15th June - the full set of course dates are:
    26th January; 9th February; 23rd February; 9th March, 23rd March; 6th April; 27th April; 11th May; 1st June and 15th June

    Each day will be like a mini retreat in itself – students will have an opportunity to dive into physical practice, into the history and philosophy of yoga, into movement anatomy, and into much more besides. It will be a wonderful opportunity to work with Matt and a small group of fellow students in an intimate setting to really deepen your understanding of what yoga is all about and cultivate a sense of community.

    Further details can be found here
    Contact Matt on hello@mattgillyoga.co.uk

    Applications will close on Friday January 4th 2019
  • Sunday 20th January, 10.00-1.00pm - Vitality Yoga Workshop with Lindsey Magill and Carmel Power

    A Sunday morning mini-retreat for the new year. Create a positive start to the year, a time to rejuvenate and bring in a new perspective and increase your vitality.

    Set in the picturesque Beckenham Place Park Mansion. Leave your stresses behind for a morning of yoga, meditation and relaxation. Meet like-minded people and go away with take home practices. Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to destress the mind.

    Lindsey and Carmel are experienced Dru Yoga teachers who focus on providing a serene experience uniting breath work and gentle movement to make you feel renewed and in tune with your body

    Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to de-stress the mind.

    £35
    Booking link
    Contact:
    07969101165 - Lindsey Magill - info@lindseymagillyoga.co.uk
    07930559757 - Carmel Power - carmel_power@hotmail.co.uk
  • Saturday 12th January, 10.30-12.30pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise.

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Tuesdays from 8th January, 12.00-1.00pm
    Creative and Contemporary Dance: a 6-week course with Sarah Golightly

    Moving mindfully to nurture the body, mind and soul…

    
This course will explore elements of Contemporary Dance technique and the way in which the breath can initiate and enhance movement. There will also be opportunities to develop your own creativity using a variety of stimuli including poetry, artwork, music and personal experiences. This course is suitable for all ages and levels including those without any previous dance experience.

    First trial session £5 and then £50 for 5 subsequent sessions.
    For more information and to book, contact Sarah 07929 551381 / sarahjgolightly@fastmail.fm
  • Fridays from 4th January 2019, 11.45-12.45pm
    Yoga for Beginners: a 5-week course with Alison Henning

    Stretch your body and quieten your mind: a 5-week yoga course starting in January. Suitable for complete non-bendy beginners, those returning to practice after a break or those who want a slower practice with a focus on alignment and key poses. All welcome.

    Cost of the whole course £50. Advance booking essential.
    For more information, or to book, please contact Alison:
    07935 087480 / alison@alisonhenningyoga.co.uk
  • Sunday 30th December, 10.00-11.30am - Introductory Workshop to Mindfulness and Inner Practices in Yin Yoga with Cass Fairweather

    Yin yoga encourages holding poses for long periods to enhance energy or chi flow through the body. Yin yoga combined with mindfulness and inner practices is a transformative and healing practice to support body, mind and heart. Join Cass for this special introductory workshop, in advance of her regular classes starting up in the new year.

    Cass has been practicing yoga and meditation for many years. As a yoga therapist, mindfulness teacher and psychotherapist she weaves together mind, body, and heart practices into each class, allowing her students to pause and develop self knowing awareness.

    Cost: £10. Advance booking essential.
    For more information or to book, contact Cass cassfairweather@me.com
  • Sunday 16th December, 2.00-4.00pm - Slow Yoga Workshop for Depression, Anxiety and Fatigue with Louise Bartlett

    This 2hr workshop is an introduction to the benefits of slow yoga, providing research and scientific evidence combined with specific practices that help combat the stresses of the modern world; depression, anxiety and fatigue. While each sequence has a specific focus, the common thread includes the immediate benefits of breath work to calm the nervous system.

    You’ll learn how slow, mindful yoga benefits 3 common health challenges:

    Fatigue: I’ll help you understand the challenges of fatigue and introduce you to two basic functions of the nervous system. We’ll also look at the immense value of slow “innercise” compared to the benefits of exercise. 

    Depression: We’ll look at why slow yoga is particularly useful, focusing on specific practice points for depression.

    Anxiety: We’ll investigate the neural mechanisms behind anxiety, the connection between anxiety and depression and the benefits of slow breathing and focusing on specific practice points for anxiety.

    Cost £25
    Visit Louise’s website for more information and to book tickets.
  • Sunday 2nd December, 10.30-12.30pm - Mindfulness in Practice - A Hatha and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Sarah Cattrall

    This workshop will focus on finding the connection between mind and body in a yoga practice. The workshop will start with a supine opening of the body where we will begin to connect with the breath, drawing our awareness inwards. This will be followed by a physical yoga practice where the heat and energy created in physical exertion will reveal a mindfulness through movement. We will end with some restorative postures to allow the body and mind to soften and relax, eventually bringing us full circle as we return to the breath again.

    Cost £20
    For more information and to book, contact Sarah sarahcattrall@hotmail.co.uk / 07973533191
  • Saturday 1st December, 12.00-5.00pm - Festival of Lights

    The Mansion is celebrating the festive season with its annual Festival of Lights, including workshops, musical performances and the big switch on at 4.30pm. Studio Kooks will be joining the celebrations, in its own style, and will be offering the following free drop-in activities - suitable for all, no previous experience necessary:

    1.15-1.45pm Body Percussion Workshop with Alison Henning and Katie Mason
    Your body is a wonderful instrument. Alison will guide you through some yoga-based ‘tuning-up’ exercises and then Katie will turn the group into a body percussion orchestra, using fun + simple drills to set participants up for a unique, improvised finale performance! This workshop will let you feel and hear your body in a whole new light.

    2.15-2.45pm Hatha Yoga Workshop with Gillian Evans
    A feel good session to awaken, energise and open up body and mind! Come and join us a safe and inspiring session of basic yoga poses to help overcome the winter blues and cultivate healthy posture, improve mood and increase body and mind awareness.

    3.15-3.45 Contemporary Dance Workshop with Sarah Golightly
    Come and explore the basic elements of Contemporary Dance technique and the way in which the breath can initiate and enhance movement. There will also be the opportunity to express your own creativity.

    4.00-4.25 Candlelit Chanting with Amanda Meaden
    Come and join us for a moment of calm and beauty to welcome in the start of the festive season. In this session we will be using the traditional 'call and response' technique to learn a short and simple vedic chant. You are very welcome to come and join in or simply to listen and enjoy the sound.
  • Sunday 25th November, 2.00-5.00pm - Sunday Afternoon Hatha Yoga and Afternoon Tea with Gillian Evans

    On the last Sunday afternoon of each month, from 2-5pm, join Gillian for an alignment-based hatha yoga workshop focusing on a particular theme, or exploring a specific part of the body. After the workshop, enjoy afternoon tea and cake in the Drawing Room of Beckenham Place Mansion, looking over the beautiful grounds of Beckenham Place Park.

    November 25th: Opening Through the Hips
    December 30th: Opening and Releasing Through the Shoulders and Neck
    January 27th: Seated and Standing Twists for Spinal Release and Abdominal Health
    February 24th: Gentle Backbends for Heart Opening and Spinal Release

    Further details on Gillian's website.

    Cost: £25
    Limited to 10 participants.

    For more information and to book, please contact Gillian:
    07823885920 / yogianthropologist@gmail.com
  • Saturday 24th November, 10.30-11.30am - Goldilocks and the Three Scares, a MGF Knowvember event with Rebecca Johnson

    This special event for Mummy's Gin Fund's Knowvember will be led by Rebecca Johnson McTimoney - Chiropractor, Yoga Teacher and story lover.

    Meeting Studio Kooks, there will be a short walk (weather permitting), storytelling, an introduction to the chemical, physical and emotional stresses and some fun physical activities. Participants will gain insight into how the three stresses (scares) affect our body and health, simple cues and exercises to improve their movement and posture and friendly exchanges with other MGF’s.

    Attendance is by donation to MGF. All welcome.
  • Sunday 28th October, 10.00-1.00pm - Heart Warming Yoga for the change of season with Lindsey Magill and Carmel Power

    A Sunday morning mini-retreat for autumn. A time of change and letting go. Preparing ourselves for the season of winter with sequences to replenish your inner fire.

    Set in the picturesque Beckenham Place Park Mansion. Leave your stresses behind for a morning of yoga, meditation and relaxation. Meet like-minded people and go away with take home practices. Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to destress the mind.

    Lindsey and Carmel are experienced Dru Yoga teachers who focus on providing a serene experience uniting breath work and gentle movement to make you feel renewed and in tune with your body

    Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to de-stress the mind.

    Investment:
    £35 - Early Bird until 21st October 2018
    £45 - Full price
    Book Online: https://app.smoothbook.co/calendar/lindseymagillyoga

    Contact:
    07969101165 - Lindsey Magill - info@lindseymagillyoga.co.uk
    07930559757 - Carmel Power - carmel_power@hotmail.co.uk
  • Saturday 27th October, 11.00-1.00pm - Get Your Autumn Glow On, a yin yoga workshop with Pernilla Fischer

    Following the natural rhythm of the seasons, we embrace the change the vibrant autumn brings and prepare for the winter ahead. By working deep into the fascia to clear the energy channels we can restore balance and vitality. This is the time to connect in a loving, compassionate way to our inner beings and like the leaves on the trees letting go of what no longer serves us.

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine the element Metal correlates with autumn and the corresponding organs are the lungs and the large intestine. The sequence will include yin poses which stimulate these meridian lines, to promote seasonal balance and harmony.

    After a moment of centering and breath work (pranayama) the class starts with gentle Yang movement to prepare the body and mind for the stillness before transitioning into the sequence of Yin poses. The session finishes with a longer relaxation, to leave you feeling radiant, calm and grounded. The workshop is suitable for all ages and all levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, fit or not so fit. We use props to help modify poses for a deep individual experience.

    Cost £25. Early bird price £20 until 13.10.18. Limited spaces available.
    Contact Pernilla at for more info and to book: www.limetreeyoga.co.uk/yin-yoga-workshop
  • Saturday 6th October, 10.30-11.30am - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.
  • Sunday 23rd September, 11.00-12.00pm - An introduction to Life Coaching with Ali Harrington

    Come along for a free session at Studio Kooks for a brief introduction to Life Coaching...

    Qualified in Personal Performance Coaching and Corporate and Executive Coaching, Ali Harrington will briefly explain the origins of coaching, what it is (and what it isn’t), the process, techniques, and how it can help you identify and achieve goals, make positive changes to your life, and fulfil your true potential. You will also receive a questionnaire to help you reflect on yourself and your life, and identify any changes you would like to make.

    It will be an informal hour in the studio on the yoga mats, so bring a drink, an open mind, and any questions you have! I look forward to seeing you there...

    Please contact Ali to reserve your space or feel free to drop in: ali.harrington@footprintscoaching.co.uk / 07948 378123

    Footprints Coaching…
    ‘Supporting your journey from where you are to where you want to be’
  • Saturday 15th September, 1.00-3.30pm - Yoga Workshop: A journey through the Chakras with Anna Orlando

    The workshop is a journey through the asanas, seen under an anatomical and energetic perspective.

    This chakras journey will focus on few poses per each energy centre where observing, through feelings and awareness, the adjustments that each body will make.

    The workshop will include a thoughtful practice (90 minutes), a part of theory (30minutes) and a silent walk (30 minutes).

    Price £25
    For more information or to book, please contact Anna at anne.or@tiscalinet.it
    07957 284057
  • Friday 14th September, 12.45-2.45pm Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers' practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • Sunday 9th September, 9.30-5.30pm - High Vibes Day Retreat with Hassan Hassan

    Join Hassan and Siobhan for a day of yoga, healing, meditation and high vibe food. You will leave relaxed, restored and motivated.

    The programme will run 9.45-5.30 and will include:
    Two yoga classes – Vinyasa Flow and Yin
    Meditation
    Group healing
    Practical self-help techniques
    Sharing circle
    Lunch, juice and snacks

    Plenty of laughter, space to relax and just be you.
    We can’t wait to spend the day with you.

    Cost £80
    Contact Hassan for more information and to book
    blueh@hotmail.com
    www.h2yoga.info
    07872 963163
  • Postnatal Pilates - Summer Sessions with Anneke Kruger

    Anneke will be running a series of 5 Postnatal Pilates classes over the summer.

    Wednesdays, 10.30-11.20

    8th, 15th, 22nd, 19th August and 5th September


    This class is designed to reintroduce movement to your body in a safe and healthy way. Special attention is paid to rebuilding core strength through low intensity workouts.

    We will look to strengthen you from the inside out, focusing on your abdominal's as well as your pelvic floor. We also help to strengthen your back as well as stretch and release all those tight muscles. The class will include focussed breath work to help with you feel a sense of relaxation.

    Postnatal Pilates Classes are a maximum of ten Mothers and their babies. Babies can lie next to you or sit in a car seat, whichever suit you and your baby. Before starting Post-natal Pilates you must wait six weeks after a natural birth and eight - twelve weeks after a cesarean, however, always consult your doctor before starting the class.

    Block of all 5 classes £70
    Drop-in class £15
    Please contact Anneke before attending
    anneke@movementintellect.com / www.movementintellect.com
  • A series of 3 Pilates mat classes with Kathy King: the Spine, the Shoulders and the Hips

    Moving easily and efficiently, keeping strong and flexible relies on becoming aware of your body’s movement potential and then ensuring that all of you continues to move, to your best ability, in all directions. In each of three well-rounded mat classes, we will do just that - with a specific focus on firstly the spine, then the shoulder and the hips.

    2.00-3.15pm, Tuesday 24 July: The Spine
    11.45-1.00pm, Thursday 2 August: The Shoulders
    9.45-11.00am, Monday  13 August: The Hips

    All classes are drop-in and may be attended separately
    £15 each


    These sessions are suitable for all levels, yogis and Pilates people alike. Absolute beginners should contact Kathy in advance of attending.

    07890 054772 // kathy.king@btopenworld.com
  • Sunday 22nd July, 10.00-1.00pm - Yoga for Busy People: a Yoga and Meditation Workshop with Lindsey Magill and Carmel Power

    Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a Sunday morning mini-retreat.

    Set in the picturesque Beckenham Place Park Mansion. Leave your stresses behind for a morning of yoga, meditation and relaxation. Meet like-minded people and go away with take home practices. Lindsey and Carmel are experienced Dru Yoga teachers who focus on providing a serene experience uniting breath work and gentle movement to make you feel renewed and in tune with your body.

    Dru Yoga blends gentle flowing sequences to release tension with targeted posture work to increase muscle tone and powerful relaxations to de-stress the mind. All abilities welcome.

    Investment: £35 - Early Bird until 15th July 2018 /£45 - Full price

    Book Online: https://app.smoothbook.co/calendar/lindseymagillyoga

    Contact:
    07969101165 - Lindsey Magill - info@lindseymagillyoga.co.uk
    07930559757 - Carmel Power - carmel_power@hotmail.co.uk
  • Sunday 15th July, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Playground
    A Family Fun Workshop with Claire Saunders

    This is a one hour special for parents, children and the whole family to have some fun connecting with each other on the mat.

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    You can expect fun yoga games, partner and group work, breathing practices, affirmations and a sweet family relaxation.

    £12 for parent and child; £4 per subsequent family member.

    For more information and to book contact Claire claire@yogabright.info // 07881 524900

  • Saturday 7th July, 10.30-11.30am - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.
  • Saturday 5th May 10.30-11.30am - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.
  • Sunday 22nd April, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Playground
    Fun for the Whole Family with Claire Saunders

    This workshop is now sold out. Please contact Claire if you would like to be added to the waiting list.

    This is a one hour special for parents, children and the whole family to have some fun connecting with each other on the mat.

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    You can expect fun yoga games, partner and group work, breathing practices, affirmations and a sweet family relaxation.

    £12 for the first adult, £6 first child then £4 per family member after.

    For more information and to book contact Claire claire@yogabright.info // 07881 524900

  • Saturday 7th April, 10.00-4.30pm - Tales of Dharma: A Spring Awakening - Day Retreat with Claire Horton

    Yoga, Storytelling, Sound, Guided Meditation, and Creative Writing

    Join us on a full day retreat in beautiful Beckenham Place Park and Mansion as we explore 'Dharma', our 'true calling', inspired by the beauty of ancient texts, the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana.

    Accompanied by a live soundscape, this full day retreat incorporates storytelling, myth, and yoga for a fully immersive experience. We'll seek inspiration from the awakening nature in Beckenham Place Park and woodland, and through guided meditations and creative writing will explore the stories that have unfolded, or are unfolding, our own true calling. A nourishing springtime lunch will be provided and deep rest encouraged, enabling creative ideas to sprout from underneath the softening ground.

    This collaboratively run creative-led day retreat is open for all - no prior artistic or yoga experience necessary. The 6.5 hour day Includes two yoga classes to live soundscapes, two guided meditations, a 75 minute creative writing session, park and woodland walks and a Springtime inspired vegetarian lunch. All equipment provided.

    £60.00 per person
    For full details contact Claire Horton / claire.horton@hotmail.co.uk / 07748 946 109
    To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tales-of-dharma-a-spring-awakening-day-retreat-tickets-43167466053
  • Saturday 7th April 10.30-11.30am - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.
  • Friday 23rd March 12.45-2.45pm - Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers' practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • Sunday 18th March, 3.00-6.00pm - Iyengar Yoga Workshop with Lara Speroni

    This extended class is to celebrate the centenary of B.K.S. Iyengar's birth. The class is suitable for those who have some regular experience of Iyengar yoga. You can expect a variety of standing and sitting asanas practice followed by a restorative programme. Lara will be assisted by Roy Russell, an experienced Iyengar yoga teacher.

    £20
    Places are limited. To reserve a place, please email Lara on laraoni@icloud.com.
  • Saturday 3rd March 10.30-11.30am - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.
  • Sunday 25th February, 11.30-5.30pm - Steady & Spacious: a daylong yoga retreat with Alison Henning

    Inspired by the situation of Studio Kooks in the natural beauty of Beckenham Place Park we will explore a range of yoga practices designed to create a sense of steadiness and space in our bodies and minds, including pranayama, meditation and dynamic and restorative asana. All levels of experience will be catered for.

    The day includes a delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch and an afternoon tea+cake break.

    £50 – Includes all sessions, lunch and afternoon refreshments. Concessions available, please enquire.

    To book, contact Alison on 07935 087480 / alison@alisonhenningyoga.co.uk
  • Tuesday 13th February, 4.00-5.30pm - Glow in the Dark Kids Yoga Party with Project Yogi

    Ready, Set, Let's Glow!

    Yoga Fun
    Music
    Glow in the dark facepaint
    Games

    Wear white or neon
    For kids 5-8 years
    Free

    To book, contact Project Yogi info@projectyogi.com / 07904 550164
  • Sunday 4th February, 1.45-3.15pm - Stretch It Out with Danai Pappa

    Come to a full body stretch class with Danai Pappa, a dancer and Pilates teacher. The session is focusing on improving your flexibility and range of movement. Working on areas we either overuse or neglect, we will go through a mix of exercises aiming to release stress in our muscles, finding expansion in the body while connecting to our centre and feeling more mobility. Open to all levels and suitable to both yogis and Pilates practitioners.

    £14 or buy 2 at one time for £20

    For more information and to book https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stretch-it-out-tickets-42167588392?utm_term=eventname_text (ticket +VAT)

    Or contact Danai creativepilates@mail.com / 07928527908 to make a payment excluding VAT
  • Sunday 28th January, 3.30-4.30pm - Hypnobirthing Taster Session with Catrine Rogers

    An opportunity to find out more about the Babies in Waiting Hypnobirthing course. Why is it so important to stay calm & relaxed during labour and birth? How can you train your mind to get the birth you want, and achieve a natural and wonderful experience? Come along for an informal chat and ask any questions you may have about Hypnobirthing and the Babies in Waiting programme. Book soon as spaces are limited.

    Free Event

    Catrine Rogers - Hypnobirthing practitioner

    07973427159 / catrine@babiesinwaiting.co.uk


    Like many expectant mothers, I was very apprehensive about labour and birth but I was keen to find a different approach to help achieve the natural birthing experience I wanted. I didn’t know where to start until I discovered Babies in Waiting, but as soon as I started their unique Hypnobirthing course I knew it was just what I had been looking for.

    It was such an amazing experience to give birth without the need for pain relief. All the practise, with the help of my husband, meant that I was able to forget my fears and have a birth which was both joyful and empowering and left me in a wonderful place to bond with my perfect little baby daughter.

    It has been a natural progression for me to want to share this knowledge with other mums and dads and I truly believe it is every woman’s right to have the birth she wants, free from fear and full of joy.
  • Sunday 28th January, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Playground
    Fun for the Whole Family with Claire Saunders

    **Fully booked - please contact Claire to be added to the waitlist**

    This is a one hour special for parents, children and the whole family to have some fun connecting with each other on the mat.

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    You can expect fun yoga games, partner and group work, breathing practices, affirmations and a sweet family relaxation.

    £10 for the first adult, £5 first child then £3 per family member after.

    For more information and to book contact Claire claire@yogabright.info // 07881 524900

  • Friday 5th January 12.45-2.45pm - Building Community: A teachers' yoga practice

    Studio Kooks is delighted to host another teachers practice, all local teachers are welcome. Come to teach, come to practice, come for the tea and cake and chat!

    Claire Saunders is co-ordinating the event. If you would like to attend, please contact her by email claire@yogabright.info

    This is a free event.
  • Sunday 7th January, 2.00-4.00pm - New Year Intention Workshop with Kat Basquill

    Kat is teaching a New Years Intention Setting Workshop based on a Fire Mandala. We will set gentle intentions for the New Year, and use the heat generated to energise these whilst burning away what we no longer wish to hold on to. The Mandala will be followed by deep Yin stretches, each corresponding to an element that we call upon to support us and bring balance.

    There will be tasty treats, essential oils, and some live music from the handpan.

    Cost: £25 (£20 early bird if booked before 20th December)

    For more information or to book, contact Kat 07905 133143 / katbasquill@hotmail.co.uk
  • Saturday 9th December 12.00-5.00pm, Beckenham Place Mansion Festival of Lights

    The Mansion is celebrating the festive season with its annual Festival of Lights, including workshops, musical performances and the big switch on at 4.15pm.

    See the Mansion's website for all details.

    Studio Kooks will be joining the celebrations, in its own style, and will be offering the following activities (no booking required!):
    1.00-1.30pm Gong Bath with Angela Jackson
    2.00-2.15pm Capoeira demo with Indyana
    2.30-3.00pm Capoeira workshop with Indyana
    4.45-5.45pm Studio open for vegetarian mince pies and wine
  • Saturday 4th November, 10.30-11.30pm - Yoga Hike with Gillian Evans

    Open to All £5 (All proceeds donated to Papyrus - Prevention of Youth Suicide)

    On the first Saturday of each month, Gillian will lead a silent walk from the cafe benches at the front of The Mansion at Beckenham Place Park through the park and woodlands in a circular hike. Weather permitting, we will stop in a beautiful spot for a guided fifteen-minute meditation.

    Silent walking is another method for bringing attention to the regulation of the breath, quietening of the mind, and appreciation of the connection between ourselves, others and the world around us. The idea to explore is that as we remove, for a while, our constant preoccupation with vocal expression, our other senses heighten and perception/awareness deepens in often surprising ways.

    Bring your own blanket/brollie.

    Hot tea, and a chance to chat again, at the cafe when we return after an hour.

    Contact Gillian by email at yogianthropologist@gmail.com
  • Friday 3rd November, 12.45-2.45pm - An Invitation to Practice

    Building community through practice
    Studio Kooks is opening its doors to the local yoga teaching community, for a special yoga teachers' practice on Friday 3rd November.

    Claire Saunders, who is co-ordinating the event, says

    I’m delighted that Studio Kooks have thrown open their doors to the Beckenham and Bromley yoga teaching community in order to support and build connections. I believe that building connection and community is magnified on the mat, and have long been seeking a way to bring local teachers together to support each other in a community of the heart. We will spend some time on the mat and some time having a chat in the cafe downstairs after we practice.

    We are totally open to offers to lead yoga practice, pranayama, meditation, chanting or anything you would like to share, but all we really ask is that you show up with open minds and hearts.


    If you would like to attend, please let Claire know by email claire@yogabright.info
  • Sunday 17th September, 1.45-4.45pm - Studio Kooks takes part in Open House London 2017

    On Sunday 17th September 1.45-4.45pm, between morning and evening classes, Studio Kooks opens it doors to visitors: join us to see the beautiful space, chat to the teachers and pick up a timetable - no Lycra required!

    The Mansion itself will be fully open - for unprecedented access, tours and workshops. More information.

  • Sunday 10th September, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Playground, Fun for the Whole Family - with Claire Saunders

    Join Claire to:

    • Enhance communications and bonding
    • Fun for you with the family
    • Find calm and focus
    • Play together and be lighthearted!

    Please book in advance on Claire's website
  • Monday 28th August, 10.30-3.45pm - Free Bank Holiday Yoga and Pilates!

    We are delighted to open up the Studio on August Bank Holiday Monday for free yoga and Pilates taster sessions. Also taking place that day at the Mansion, from 10.00am-4.00pm is a Vintage Market with So Last Century.

    All are welcome, no booking or prior experience necessary. See you on the mat!

    10.30-11.00 Kids Yoga with Amani Eke

    11.15-11.45 Akhanda Yoga + Gong with Angela Jackson

    12.00-12.30 Pilates with Anneke Kruger

    13.00-13.30 Hatha Yoga with Rebecca Johnson

    13.45-14.15 Rise + Shine Yoga with Gillian Evans

    14.30-14.50 Family Yoga with Claire Saunders

    15.15-15.45 Anusara Yoga with Claire Saunders

  • Saturday 19th August, 12.00-3.30pm - Summer Mini Retreat Flow & Restore with Alan Charles

    Join Alan Charles at Studio Kooks at the scenic mansion in Beckenham Park for a general Flow & Restore summer mini retreat.

    Following an extended warm up, we will move into a Dynamic Vinyasa Flow. The second session then moves into floor work and restorative poses followed by a deep relaxation. A 30 minute break gives time to take in the scenery and visit the café.

    Suitable for all levels apart from complete beginners, all mats and props will be provided. The cost for the afternoon is £30 payable in advance or on the day by arrangement.

    Contact Alan alan.charles@lexer.co.uk to book and to arrange payment, the workshop is fully refundable up to fourteen days before the start.

  • Saturdays in August, 9.45-10.30am - Kubata da Capoeira Antiga Summer Camp

    Join Kubata da Capoeira Antiga for their August summer camp at Studio Kooks!

    These sessions are for all the family:
    1x child (from 5 years) + 1 adult £15
    Adults £10
    Children (from 5 years) £7 (siblings half price)

    Please book in advance at kubata.da.capoeira@gmail.com // 07918 053996

    Wear comfortable sportswear (t-shirts long enough to be tucked-in) and arrive 10 minutes before the start of the session for registration.
    For more info see https://www.facebook.com/Kubata.da.capoeira/

  • Saturday 15th July, 10.00am-4.00pm - Summer Day Retreat with Valerie May

    Join Valerie May Yoga for a fabulously relaxing day of yoga and mindfulness at Studio Kooks.

    Two yoga sessions will be offered on the day:

    • Starting the day with an inspiring and uplifting solar vinyasa flow to recalibrate and rejuvenate. Dynamic vinyasa flow with meditation, pranayama, mantra and mudra.
    • In the afternoon you will restore and relax with a chilled out, introspective lunar class including meditation / sound.

    Valerie May Yoga is​ also very​ excited to revea​l their​ collaboration with Natalie Collier of MindTonic. Natalie will be introducing ​mindfulness and how to start/integrate a practice into your life. She will also offer a guided relaxation.

    There will be ample opportunity to explore the beautiful surroundings of Beckenham Place Park in between yoga practices.

    Delicious healthy vegetarian lunch, all drinks and snacks will be provided.

    £75 including two yoga sessions, mindfulness session, guided relaxation and lunch/snacks/drinks. Spaces are limited and will only be confirmed on transfer of fees on a first come first served basis.

    Please contact Valerie to book valeriemayyoga@gmail.com / 07909 518584 / www.valeriemayyoga.com

  • Sunday 2nd July, 1.00-4.00pm - Find your path to a happier and healthier lifestyle with Lily Read

    Find your path to a happier and healthier lifestyle, releasing the worries of life and embracing all the positivities around you; join Lily for a blissful 3 hours for a relaxing, invigorating Mind and Body Wellness workshop.

    • Uniting breath & movement; focusing the mind, energising the body with a Vinyasa Yoga Class (all levels welcome)
    • Completing the class with a Yin influenced Hatha practice to allow the body to gain full benefits of the asanas, focusing on flexibility and joint mobility
    • Meditation practice to calm, balance and de-stress the mind
    • Organic refreshments
    £30.00 per person

    Limited places, please book your space in advance.

    Welcoming all beginner yogis and those looking to deepen their practice.

    Contact Lily peacelilyyoga@outlook.com / 07798 883 618 for any questions or to book!

  • Friday 9th June, 11.45-12.30pm - Anatomy of the Heart: Feeling Gratitude, a guided meditation with Zachery Dacuk

    Please join us for a guided meditation as an offering for Studio Kooks and all who teach and practice in the space. Zachary Dacuk will bless the space with a meditation of gratitude. Specifically we will explore a sacred practice of physically locating and sensing the full expression of the heart.

    This is a free event - no booking required.

  • Saturday 20th May, 2.00-3.00pm - Yoga Playground

    A Family Fun Yoga Workshop with Claire Saunders

    This is a one hour special for parents, children and the whole family to have some fun connecting with each other on the mat.

    Join us to:
    Enhance communications and bonding
    Fun for you with the family
    Find calm and focus
    Play together and be lighthearted!

    You can expect fun yoga games, partner and group work, breathing practices, affirmations and a sweet family relaxation.

    £10 for the first adult, £5 first child then £3 per family member after.

    For more information and to book contact Claire claire@yogabright.info // 07881 524900

  • Saturday 29th April, from 9.00am - Beckenham Place Mansion

    Opening Celebrations

    Studio Kooks is delighted to be part of the Opening Day celebrations for Beckenham Place Mansion. We will be offering free yoga, Pilates and movement sessions for all the family - no booking or prior experience necessary.

    11.00-11.45 Kids Yoga (5-12 yrs)

    12.00-12.30 Yoga Flow (for adults)

    12.45-13.15 Pilates Matwork (for adults)

    13.30-14.00 Yoga & Breath Awareness Meditation (for adults)

    14.15-14.45 Kids Yoga (5-12 yrs)

    15.00-15.30 Family Stretch and Flex! (for the whole family)

    15.45-16.00 Journey of Sea Dance Performance (Jayne Lee, a performer artist, choreographer and dancer collaborating with Güler Ates. Music, Goran Bregovic.)

    More info on the Beckenham Place Mansion website.

  • Tuesday 18th April, from 9.30am - Studio Kooks opens its doors!

    A lively and welcoming hub for movement practices serving people of all ages and all abilities; class levels will range from complete beginners to advanced; from gentle and restorative to strong and dynamic; from Kids Yoga to Seniors Pilates and Mindfulness courses.

    Taking inspiration from the beautiful setting of Beckenham Place Park, we also offer the studio for weekend workshops, master classes and half day and day retreats to step out of the urban busy-ness and into the nurturing space of nature.

    We invite everyone to Studio Kooks and encourage your thoughts and ideas for classes, workshops, retreats and events.