Events

  • 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 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 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 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Saturday 12th January 2019, 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 20th January 2019, 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
  • Sunday 10th February 2019, 2.00-4.30pm - Soul Mama Circle with Nehanda

    The Soul Mama Circle is a monthly sacred space for mothers to come together, share, heal, celebrate, support each other and grow. It is an opportunity to get still, retreat from the demands of everyday life and just be.

    Through ceremony, rituals, journaling, mindful movement, meditation, breathwork, and affirmations we will journey inward to our innate wisdom.

    Nehanda Truscott-Reid is a Holistic Wellness and Life Coach, yogini and a mother of two. She’s passionate about supporting womens wellbeing through the journey of Motherhood in a way that deepens their self awareness, making way for conscious transformation.

    £18
    For more information and to book, contact Nehanda 07590 497842 / nehandatruscott@gmail.com
  • Sunday 31st March 2019, 2.00-5.00pm - Sway into Confidence, a workshop with Kym Nelson

    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
  • Previous Events at Studio Kooks

  • 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.