A very Happy New Year to ALL Yoga Manchester students – I do hope everyone has had a fabulous holiday season and wishing everyone all the best for 2017. And what a year 2017 is going to be….

All Yoga Manchester classes will resume from Thursday 5th January and Yoga Express classes from Monday 9th January – looking forward to seeing you all on the mat , and please no  ‘I’ve not done any yoga since last year ‘  jokes . I copyrighted that one years ago : )

We have lots of fun things planned for 2017 including workshops , new classes and our very first Teacher Training Programme for all you budding yoga teachers out there.

Saturday Yoga Sessions

The Saturday Yoga Sessions are our new last Saturday of the month Yoga classes in Withington 10 am – 12pm featuring different teachers and themes. Kicking these new classes off will be Charlene McAuley on Saturday 29th January with her Yoga Motion ‘Awaken Deep Strength’ class. Details of this class here.

For all details of future Saturday Yoga Sessions please click here.

David Williams – the King of Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga Manchester are thrilled to host a weekend workshop with the amazing Ashtanga Yogi David Williams. David Williams is probably the most important (Western) Ashtanga Yoga teacher alive today. He was one of the first Western students to study directly with the Guru of Ashtanga Yoga Pattabhi Jois in Mysore India  and he is singularly responsible for bringing Guruji  and his teachings to the West in the early seventies. The rest they say is history! David will be here in July – full details here.


Yoga Manchester Teacher Training

We are very , very excited to be launching our very first Yoga Teacher Training in 2017. The YMTT is a comprehensive 200 hour teacher-training course with an internationally acclaimed faculty fully accredited with The Independent Yoga Network. The course will start on April 1st 2017 with an eight day intensive and continue with six weekend sessions over a total period of seven months. Full details of the course here.



We have a full itinerary of exciting workshops planned for 2017 including one day meditation workshops , a handstand master class and workshops to revitalise and restore energy – exciting stuff! For all forthcoming workshops please click here.
The holidays are over and now it’s time to get back on the mat – and always remember ..







Welcome to the first ever Yoga Manchester JanAsana newsletter!

JanAsana has been designed to get your New Year’s resolutions off to the best possible start and forms part of Yoga Manchester’s New Year New Body New Mind (NYNBNM for short!) initiative. At Yoga Manchester, we’ve put our heads together to  provide you with a weekly instalment through January of tips and tools to get you on the right track and more importantly, keep you on it.

Without further ado, let’s kick-start JanAsana.


Your 10 minute Yoga Express sequence

This is the first instalment of the Yoga Express sequence devised by Matt Ryan. The full sequence is designed to provide the physical and mental benefits of a 90 minute Yoga class, but in just 45 minutes. Classes start on 13th January at Studio 25 – visit Yoga Express Manchester for more details.

Resolution of the week

This is a simple act or intention that should start this week and if it makes you feel good, stays with you for as long as possible.

This week, I’m going to brush my teeth and do nothing else

Very few of us actually do nothing else while brushing our teeth. Instead, we choose our outfit for the day, make the bed, and comb our hair rather than concentrate on the task in hand. Attending to one task with our utmost attention allows us to be mindful and focussed, truly in the present moment; brushing our teeth is among the first tasks of the day, so is the perfect way to mindfully start our day.

Smoothie of the week

Super Green Super Vibrant cucumber apple and ginger smoothie

Packed with vegetables and fruit, this smoothie will invigorate and energise you but without the sugar rush!

Recipe of the week

Energising and spicy dhal

This is a much-loved recipe of Yoga Manchester teacher Charlene McAuley which she claims to be super tasty and satisfying but requiring very little effort (bonus!).

Feel free to share your top tips, New Year resolutions and yummy recipes as we can all do with a helping hand at this time of year! Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s installment.