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Welcome to Yorkshire Yoga

Yorkshire Yoga was founded in 2005 to provide a welcoming and inclusive venue in which all of the community could experience the benefits of yoga.  We passionately believe that everyone should be able to participate in yoga and benefit from the physical and emotional support from taking part.

We offer a range of classes suitable for different levels of ability and health.

We are a Registered Charity and A Registered Company.

We are based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire and our yoga centre is a hub offering a range of group exercise classes taught by qualified instructors in Yoga, Pilates, Nordic Walking as well as well-being and natural stress relief techniques.

You can also hire our building and you can find out more by following this link…

We hope you find the information on our website helpful and please get in touch if you need more help.  Our contact details can be found here…

You can follow us on Social Media by following this link to our Facebook page and this link  will take you to our Twitter feed.

We Are Looking for New Trustees

Yorkshire Yoga and Therapy Centre is seeking to appoint a number of Trustees to join our established board. We are looking for positive and enthusiastic people who between them, can bring a broad range of relevant skills and experience from a business or charity environment to enhance our existing team.

If you are interested in supporting us as a Trustee please click here for more information about this vital role.

New Crowdfunding For Yorkshire Yoga

We have just launched our new funding campaign to help us keep on offering a great service to the people of Knaresborough and Harrogate.

Our organisation is largely non-reliant on grant funds. We use income generated by ‘paid-for’ classes to fund our charitable work. However, due to the current lockdown at the centre we have no income being generated currently and limited available funds to continue supporting our most vulnerable clients at home.

Your kind donations will allow us to set up and fund specifically tailored and targeted online support for our most vulnerable students who cannot access mainstream Yoga / exercise activities. We believe this will be a lifeline to ensure that people have access to free physical and mental wellbeing practices which will maintain some kind of normality during an unprecedented time of stress and anxiety.

Please click here to donate to us…

We thank you for your kind and generous support!

1 June Our Current Position

We hope you and your loved ones are all well and coping reasonably with life at the moment. It’s a very challenging time in many ways.

Firstly, it remains our intention to reopen the centre. This will be done in due course at an appropriate time, in line with guidance and good practice and when safe  to do so. It isn’t possible to say when this will be yet. Suitable distancing and hygiene measures will be in place as/when the studio opens. As the studio is a self contained unit, with planning and care, we think it will be possible to adapt and operate in a safe manner when the time is right.

 

In the meantime the following is underway:

Trustees are proactively working on a new business strategy to adapt Yorkshire Yoga to suit the changed world we now all find ourselves in for the short term and beyond.

Grant applications are being submitted to hopefully access funding to support the centre and to enable students to join/participate/continue to attend who are unable to self fund attendance.

A skill review of Trustees and staff.

New/ additional Trustees, volunteers and staff appointments are planned to strengthen and positively progress the centre

A review and analysis of the views and wishes of our tutors and students is planned. Constructive, honest feedback will be very helpful to us in helping us plan and successfully reopen.

Setting up online classes

 

Staffing

Centre Manager,  Chris is on furlough at the moment. He and his wife recently welcomed a second daughter into their family.

Admin Assistant, Cara will not return to work at Yorkshire Yoga. She is safe and well, with her family at home.

 

Moving Forward

Yorkshire Yoga was in a great position this spring. There was a strong broad timetable, new classes and tutors due to start, student numbers and income were steadily increasing month on month, we had increasing publicity/social media/local community awareness and some exciting new strong links and partnership work was planned with local key health organisations. Sadly this has all been paused, for the time being. We hope however to adapt and move forward again, having taken stock of our strengths and weaknesses, found ways to work with the new opportunities the changed landscape around us is providing. We hope to restart all the good things we were doing and had in the pipeline.

It remains clear to us that there remains a strong need and wish for a Knaresborough based health and wellbeing centre, accessible to all, providing exercise, holistic therapies, support, friendship and connection, for members of the local community and wider afield. The importance of good health can never be underestimated as we all currently appreciate now more than ever.

We hope you will be part of the next chapter for Yorkshire Yoga and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Please check in again for further news and connect with us on Facebook to support us and see new updates/links to online classes.

ESF Community Grants 2020

We are really pleased to announce that Yorkshire Yoga has secured funding to allow us to support unemployed people into securing work, improving confidence and accessing further education.

The ESF Community Grants programme is funded by the European Social Fund and Education and Skills Funding Agency and we are offering specialist support to help people move on with their lives in 2020.

For more information please get in touch or click here to find out more…

Excellent Classes

Experience our wide range of health and well-being classes including yoga, dance, pilates and mindfulness.

Accessible to All

Our custom designed yoga studio has a sprung floor, specialist equipment and hoists to ensure our range of classes are accessible to everyone, whatever their level of mobility or experience (including wheelchair users).

Fantastic Tutors

Our team of tutors are highly qualified, experienced, dedicated and passionate. Our centre is British Wheel of Yoga accredited.

Our Classes

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