1. Why visit the Courtyard Centre
2. Beginners Courses
3. Introductory Offers
5. What our clients say
6. First Timer FAQs
Why visit The Courtyard Centre?
The Courtyard Centre was founded by a family of 3 passionate Yogis with the intention of creating the highest quality Centre for true wellbeing. A Centre underpinned by Yogic principles that recognises the individual and a holistic approach to wellness, combining elements of Yoga, Meditation, and similar practices with holistic treatments, and that support a community of teachers, therapists, students and staff who feel a part of our family – that they belong here.
As a Yoga and wellbeing studio we have sought to honour both the history of classical yoga as well as its ever-changing landscape. We work with the best teachers who offer a broad range of authentic styles, so that people can find a class and teacher that suits them as well as an excellent course for beginners to provide a solid foundation to beginning a Yoga practice, with particular attention to alignment and modification of postures when appropriate for the individual. We hope that by offering this variety, everyone – regardless of age, size, gender, health challenges or fitness – can develop a practice that they enjoy and benefit from - on a physical, mental and spiritual level.
We’ve created our centre to be a sanctuary away from the noise and bustle of the town centre; somewhere calm and tranquil, that can be a part of people’s everyday lives. We have 3 beautiful studios, 3 treatment rooms and a welcoming reception/ communal Cafe space.
beginners Courses and classes
Beginners are in safe hands at The Courtyard. Since we first opened our doors in 2013, hundreds of people have taken their first Yoga, Meditation, Pilates or Tai Chi class with us, and our teachers are experts at providing a safe and welcoming environment in which to start your practice.
Beginners Courses: A four or six week beginners course (or 10 weeks for Meditation) is the best way to begin or refresh your practice. All of our courses are taught by experienced teachers and you will learn in a supportive and stimulating environment. You will learn the basics of the postures, healthy alignment, breath awareness, meditation and relaxation.
Beginners Classes: Alternatively, you can get started with a class. All of our Level One and Open Level classes are suitable for beginners, and with over 15 to choose from every week, it’s easy to find one that suits you. View timetable
We have two offers if you’re new to us or if you complete one of our Beginners Courses:
20 days of unlimited yoga, pilates and tai chi for £20
This is the best offer for you if you plan to attend once a week or more. Try out all of our classes - over 30 /week to take your pick, all run by the most experienced teachers so you’re learning from the best. You also get 15% off your first treatment. Find out more
2 classes for £10
If you just want to dip your toe in the water and try us out, why not try our 2 classes for £10 offer. You can attend any of our classes including Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and also get 15% off your first treatment. Find out more
Alongside Yoga and other classes, you can also enjoy a broad range of complementary treatments to help you be your healthiest self, from the inside out. We offer a range of treatments for mind, body and soul ranging from aromatherapy to acupuncture, massage to osteopathy, herbal medicine to hypnotherapy, reflexology to reiki and many more.
You can browse our full range of treatments and pricing here or check out this month’s special offer.
What our clients say
“ A beautiful space, with fantastic teachers and delicious food, I highly recommend you visit and find out for yourself!” - Kanti
“I attend classes in Yoga and Tai Chi. It’s very friendly and welcoming space for beginners and the more experienced. Classes are fun and the teachers are lovely. I would recommend anyone considering Yoga or Tai Chi to check out The Courtyard - do something for yourself, you deserve it!” - Susan
The Courtyard Centre is an oasis of peace and calm where I have time to myself to relax and exercise. Thank you to Dianne, Beth and Tamsin, amazing yoga teachers, who lead thoughtful and meaningful classes.Exceptional vegetarian cuisine at the monthly Saturday Fine Dining is also a must! - Caroline
“Went for my first Yoga class this morning, Thank you Dianne, it was fantastic, I really enjoyed it” - Lorraine
“Before I started coming to The Courtyard Centre I suffered with lower back pain, tight and achy shoulders and neck pain as well as fibromyalgia. It made me struggle to sleep and relax. Coming to classes at The Courtyard has not only made a huge difference to the way I feel in my body and reduced my pain but also made me more confident - I feel like I can be myself again, I am not anxious like before. The teachers and staff are so supportive and welcoming I love coming to class” - Azzah
“I’ve been having acupuncture treatment with Adam. It’s been brilliant, he’s so knowledgeable and explains what he’s doing and why, highly recommend” - Julie
first time FAQs
Q. can I try one class before I commit?
A. yes, there are no joining fees. if you are interested in beginners courses we sometimes offer free tasters or hold open days. For classes you can choose from one of our introductory offers, pay-as-you go, class passes or memberships depending on how often you intend to come.
Q. how much is membership?
A. we recommend that you start with one of our intro offers, however we offer a number of pricing options depending on how often you plan to attend classes. You can view all of our pricing options here.
Q. do I need to book in advance?
A. we recommend booking classes in advance to guarantee your place, it also helps the teacher with room setup and means we could contact you should there be any last minute schedule changes (though this is extremely rare). It is up to you whether you pay in advance or you can pay at the studio before the class. All courses and events must be booked and paid for in advance.
Q. how do I book a class?
A. you can book your classes in whatever way works best for you – online (just click the SIGN UP button next to the class you want to book), on our mindbody App, over the phone (01767 319012), via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07534 962048
Q. what do I need to bring/ wear?
A. you don’t need to bring anything as all mats and props are provided (although of course you can bring your own mat if you prefer). A bottle of water is optional or available to buy at our Cafe. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move freely in and don’t eat a heavy meal before class
Q. where do I park?
A. you can park in St Andrews carpark opposite (next to UK fried chicken) this public car park is free after 5pm. Daytime mon - sat: first one hour is free and 2hours is £1, 3hours is £1.50. Alternatively you can park in Asda for 2hours free which is just round the corner from us.