“Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim.  The better more you practice, the brighter the flame.”  B.K.S Iyengar

New to yoga

We know as a beginner to yoga you will have a lot of questions. What are the different styles? Which class should I go to? What do I wear? Do I need to be fit and flexible? Here at Yoga Kula, we would like to help you answer these questions so that you feel prepared and ready to come along to the classes or courses which is right for you.

Who can practice yoga?

Yoga is for everybody regardless of age, fitness, flexibility, or body shape, we have a class to suit everyone here at Yoga Kula. There is no prerequisite to a yoga practice only a willingness to come along to the studio, roll out a mat and spend some time on the mat which might be once a week or much more.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Studies have shown that yoga is a safe and effective way to increase physical activity. The benefits of a regular yoga practice, through the postures and the breathing exercises, include an increase in strength, balance and flexibility and can give a boost to mental wellbeing. Focusing on breathing exercises along with the physical exercise means it is a great way to help manage stress and calm a busy mind.

Where should I begin?

A very good place to start practicing is with our beginners course. During the four weeks you will study the building blocks of a yoga practice by learning key yoga postures, the importance of breath and alignment and you will also be introduced to some basic yoga philosophy and meditation techniques. On completion of the course you will have developed a foundation of a yoga practice which will give you the confidence to join any of our level 1 classes or all level classes. 

How can I book onto a beginners course?

All our courses are bookable through our website using our online booking system MindBody.  Follow the link below and find the right course that you would like to enrol on.  Payment is required at the time of booking.


Why come to Yoga Kula?

At Yoga Kula you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome! Yoga Kula is a dedicated Yoga Studio in the heart of the vibrant community of Chapel Allerton in Leeds. We offer a diverse range of yoga sessions 7 days a week to suit all ages, abilities and fitness levels. We have a full and varied timetable with classes, courses, workshops and retreats so there is always plenty to choose from. Our team of teachers are supportive, friendly and experienced. You will be guided through the classes with qualified and experienced teachers who will always provide options for those who are new to the practice. We are also a dedicated training school and have mentored, trained and supported some of the most popular and successful teachers in the Leeds teaching community.

What do I bring?

The studio is fully equipped and you do not need to bring anything with you. We provide mats and all the equipment you may need for your class so all we ask is that you wear loose comfortable clothing in which you can move around in.  There is also a space where you are welcome to stay and enjoy tea either before or after your class.

*Please Note – whilst Covid-19 safety precautions are in place, tea will be temporarily unavailable and we advise students to bring their own mats and props where possible, use of our equipment is done at your own risk.

What do other new students say about Yoga Kula?

Here are just a few reviews of our Beginners Courses and our classes which beginners have attended:

I have been attending the beginner course and I have got so much from this . We are all here for many different reasons . I am here because I want to feel less stressed. I want to feel like I can breathe in a way where I don’t feel in a state of panic all the time . Well I am in week 4 and I am starting to feel like I can breathe differently and am thinking about how to achieve this. Many many thanks to the two instructors we have had as they are showing me a different state to be in. I think I am getting there gradually – Sharron Cook

I’m new to Yoga….I’ve tried the odd class in the past to try and balance out my martial arts training and just never really felt comfortable. Then I found Yoga Kula! This place is incredible. The most welcoming , warm environment that put me completely at ease. Not an ounce of ego amongst the people that practice and every teacher explains and guides the sessions perfectly. Everytime I attend a session I learn something new and feel a million times better. Thanks for converting me! X – Sam Mallinson

I tried yoga for the 1st time last year and have been a regular at yoga kula ever since.

Having my office nearby and living just around the corner is a plus for me but I’d travel much further for the classes here. The teachers are wonderful and patient. 

It’s a lovely, clean and friendly place to practice and I’m so looking forward to going on a retreat soon. – Jacqui Godlove