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York Yoga Studio, Yorkshire, UK – Ashtanga with a twist lead by Chloe McKay

I am in York, Yorkshire, UK for two nights.

Chloe McKay - teacher at York Yoga

Chloe McKay – teacher at York Yoga

imageI am primarily in York to catch up with my beautiful friend Chloe McKay. I met Chloe whilst she was living in Bunbury, Western Australia, where she was a teacher at The Treehouse Yoga studio. Chloe has returned to her home town of York and she is now teaching at York Yoga Studio and The Stables.

Today (Friday, 19 June 2015) I had the pleasure of attending the 0930 Ashtanga class with Chloe at York Yoga (YY). Chloe’s teaching style is confident, calm and caring. The class today was lead through a portion of the Ashtanga primary series with variations, eg Padangustasana, Navasana and Prasarita Padottanasana with a twist – good timing for me, as I’ve been on holiday for several weeks and a little “wringing” was appropriate.

YY is located in a beautiful house, the period tiled entry and hallway lead to the practice space, kitchen, toilet/changing room, and therapy room. The practice space is lovely, with polished wooden floors and large windows at either end of the room. Fresh white walls, and high ceiling heights make for a spacious environment. The mats, blocks, straps, blankets, (etc) are stored with meticulous care.


Laurie Prime is the owner of the studio, and is also one of a variety of YY teachers. Laurie is warm and welcoming. I was inspired by a discussion with Laurie regarding continuing to challenge ourselves and face fears head on as we move into the later years of life.

York Yoga
112 Acomb Road
York YO24 4EY
+44 (0)1904 785704

Classes cost between 6-8 GBP
Check out the York Yoga Studio website for further details.


A little about York … York has much to offer both visitors and locals. Tourists are spoiled for sightseeing opportunities in both the city of York and the surrounding countryside. For example in the city – The Shambles,York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, York city walls, and in the countryside – Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Reivaulx Abbey, to name but a few.

Many thanks to Chloe, and Laurie
Love and light





BKS IYENGAR – seeking anecdotes, tributes, poems, photos (etc) about/of Guruji

Following is an email from Geeta and Prashant Iyengar seeking contributions for a memoir about BKS Iyengar. If you have any items that may be suitable please use the email link provided. (FYI – The original email came into my in-box through my membership to the BKS Iyengar Association of Australia.)

“Dear friends and fellow practitioners,

It has been almost a year since our beloved Guruji passed away. He remains in our hearts and continues to guide us along our path.

We are sure you all have many fond memories of Guruji. Some of you may have anecdotes, remembrances, or even lighthearted or humorous incidents with Guruji that you want to relate; or you may have poems or tributes that you have composed; or perhaps you have photographs of Guruji, or pieces of art that you have created. We are planning to put together a memoir to be released on December 14th this year, and we would like to have these for inclusion in the memoir.

Please send in your contributions to guruji2015@rimyi.org. We will try to include as much material as we can, but we may have to limit what we can use for editorial reasons. Please make sure your contributions are in by August 15th, 2015, so that we have enough time to allow for the editing and printing process. Contributions in English, Hindi or Marathi are welcome. If you speak some other language, feel free to send in translations.

Yours affectionately,

Geeta and Prashant”

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Happy International Yoga Day


I’m in the northern hemisphere … enjoying the longest day, and of course, also enjoying International Yoga Day too.

Love and light

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Yama Yoga Studios – Doha, Qatar

imageAs-salam alaykum

I was in Doha 25-31 May 2015. On previous trips to Doha I had been able to attend several classes at both of the Yama Yoga Studios (YYS) locations – ie European Family Club (Garveys), and Asas Towers.

In the lead up to visiting Doha I had been very interested to read of upcoming workshops and classes being delivered at YYS. However, on arrival in Doha, due to business commitments, I could not fit in a visit to either of the YYS.

If you are planning a trip to Doha it would be useful to register for the YYS newsletter and check out their website and Facebook pages.

email: yamayogastudios@gmail.com

telephone: +974 6617 5802


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