Forthcoming Workshops

The Anatomy of Breathing

Event Details When: Sunday 22 February 2015 (3-4.30pm)
Cost: £18
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This workshop will be a good mix of theory and practice, with lots of participation as we learn more about the anatomy of the breath. You'll learn about:

  • The difference between nose breathing and mouth breathing;
  • The anatomy of the lungs;
  • The anatomy of the diaphragm and how it works during breathing;
  • The intercostal muscles and rib movement;
  • Abdominal versus chest breathing;
  • Various pranayama techniques, and their effect on the body, including ujjayi, nadi shodana & humming bee breath;
  • Research findings on pranayama techniques.

 About Dianne Tayles, in her own words!

"In terms of my personal background, I am originally from Leeds, and left school age 16 not really knowing what I wanted to do. I accidentally became an investment banker, later moving to Jersey and then London. I found Bikram Yoga in Jersey and took it up as an antidote to a stressful career, and qualified as a Bikram teacher in 2003. I eventually left banking in 2005 to go to University, and gained a Masters Degree in Osteopathy. I applied the anatomy I learned as an osteopath to my yoga teaching and practice and want to bring that knowledge to those interested in a deeper understanding of their yoga teaching/practice. I moved from London to Stirling in 2010 and have expanded my teaching to include vinyasa flow, Hot Absolute, and Yin, and continually expand my practice to all and any types of yoga I come across." Dianne 

Workshop Cost



Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Course

Event Details When: Starts Wednesday 4 March 2015 (7.30-8.45pm)
Cost: £70
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Learn the fundamentals of the Ashtanga yoga practice in a slow, safe and comprehensive manner. This structured course is perfect for complete beginners to yoga or those who would like to deepen their understanding of the Ashtanga yoga system.

With a set sequence of postures and a unique system of breath synchronised movement, this style of yoga creates heat in the body, making you sweat, allowing you to move freely and release toxins. A regular yoga practice brings strength and flexibility in the body and focus and clarity in the mind. Ashtanga yoga will complement and enhance any other training or exercise programs you are undertaking. It'll help you move and breathe more efficiently, feel more relaxed and centred. It's physically challenging and will increase strength and improve flexibility - it'll be the best thing you do this year!

In this six week course you will learn Sun Salutations, the fundamental standing postures and be introduced to some of the seated postures with modifications if required. You'll also learn the correct breathing techniques and begin to learn the philosophy of the Ashtanga yoga system. You'll learn a little bit about the Mysore style approach to Ashtanga too.

Over the course we'll break down the sequence of postures. Each week we'll work on a bit more of the sequence building on prior weeks and you'll be given homework to practise between classes! Once you've completed the course you'll be ready to attend any of the regular classes on the timetable.

It's important that you attend all classes in the course.


Additional information:

• Dates:4/11/18/25 March & 1/8 April 2015.
• Time: 7.30 - 8.45pm
• Cost: £70

Spaces are limited.

This course is not suitable for pregnancy. If you have any injury concerns please get in touch to discuss.

Introduction to Meditation Course

Event Details When: Starts Tuesday 7 April 2015
Cost: £70
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Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of use for increasing calmness and physical relaxation, improving psychological balance, coping with illness, and enhancing overall health and well-being.

The aim of mediation is simple: to pay attention. In deliberately paying attention in this way, we learn how to be more present in the here and now, more fully engaged in whatever is happening, free from distraction or judgement with an open mind - the key to a calmer, happier, healthier you!

In this six week course you will be given a broad overview of meditation theory and practice as well as introduce a number of guided meditation practices from a variety of styles and traditions to help you establish and sustain a meditation practice that fits you. We'll encourage you to use whichever technique you find helpful and to not worry about the rest!

Our course is for everyone who's interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or belief. Each course is limited to 10 participants to ensure you get the most out of it. And you'll be given homework to practise between classes too!

Meditation means a lot of different things, but at its heart is a quieting of the mind, which can boost your focus and general health. On this course you'll learn simple meditations that you can practise on your own at home or any time you need a break from busy daily life.


Additional information:

• Dates: Tuesday 7/14/21/28 April & 5/12 May 2015.
• Time: 6-7.15pm
• Cost: £70

Spaces are limited.

Luxury ecoYoga Retreat

Event Details When: Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th April 2015
Cost: £485
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Our new luxury yoga retreat takes place at the ecoYoga Centre near Loch Awe in the Scottish Highlands Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th April 2015.

I'm running the retreat with good friend and fellow yoga teacher Siobhan Fitzgerald of Yoga Glasgow & Yoga with Siobhan. Our knowledge of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, Pranayama and restorative practices come together in this most amazingly rejuvenating and get-away-from-it-all environment.

ecoYoga Scotland is one of the most magical places to visit and restore your energy flow. The purpose built yoga retreat centre is a total eco organic experience, with all the comforts you would expect of a luxury yoga retreat. The underfloor heating in the yoga room makes practicing a joy. Relax anytime in the 24 hour solar powered hot tub in the Sento Bathing Dome and refresh in the plunge pool after, if you dare! A sauna built into the landscape and two open air baths placed at the centre and bottom of natural wild river water falls, each with natural on tap hot water, are just waiting for you to hop in!

The food is plentiful, delicious and is vegetarian/vegan. Wheat free, dairy free or any other special dietary requirement can be catered for too. You'll enjoy three meals a day and from experience the food's fantastic!
Each guest room boasts an amazingly comfortable King size bed looking out over the forests or across the gardens. There are ten rooms with en-suite toilets and three with shared facilities. There's a communal reading room with all day tea & coffee which you can enjoy sitting at the toasty wood burning stove. And if you are lucky there might be some home baked goodies too!

The price for the four day retreat is £485. This includes all your accommodation with linen and towels, Yoga twice per day and meditation in the evening, three delicious meals daily, tea & coffee facilities and use of all the bathing & sauna facilities. Massage is available on request at an additional fee to the therapist.

Our retreat will commence at 2pm on the first day and finish at 2pm on the last day. ??All prices are per person for single occupancy of your own room. There is a 10% discount if you book and share a room with a partner.

Retreat Costs:

Deposit of £100 to secure your place now
Balance of £385 due four weeks prior to the start date

Immerse yourself in yoga. Deepen your asana, pranayama & meditation practice. You'll quickly fall into a routine of yoga, outdoor bathing & siestas leaving you blissfully relaxed and wanting to stay longer!



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