Beginners Level 1 courses are for students with little or no experience of yoga and are usually taught as six week courses to build a sound foundation for the yoga practice. The cost for six weeks is £66 unless otherwise indicated. The class is held at the same time each week and the date given  is the start date for each course. Course fees are non-transferable and non-refundable once the course has begun. Prior to this course fees can be refunded less 20% admin fee if notice is given at least 72 hours before the course starts.

  • Beginners Level 1

    Thursday 6.15-7.15pm May 24-June 28 Ino £66 for 6 weeks Book_btn
    Monday  7.30-8.30pm June 4 – July 16 Monique £66 for 6 weeks  *No class July 2 Book_btn


    Thursday 7.30-8.30pm June 14 – 28 Samantha £35 for 3 weeks  Book_btn

    For those with little or no experience of yoga.

    Saturday 10.30-11.30am Tarun – Beginners drop in classes-no booking required

    Class passes available for Saturday drop-in class : 6 classes £66 valid for 2 months or single class £13

    Email for more information

  • Beginners Level 2

    Tuesday 7.30-8.30pm Tuesday May 22 – June 26 Karen £66 for 6 weeks Book_btn

    Tuesday at 6.15-7.15pm from May 1 – June 26 Ino (9 weeks).
    6,7, 8 or 9 weeks @ £66, £77, £80 or £90 respectively Book_btn

    These courses are suitable for those who have attended at least one Beginners Level 1 course in Shadow Yoga or for those wishing to explore Shadow Yoga who have some previous yoga experience

  • Individual Instruction

    Students with injuries or specific conditions that require individual attention are advised to contact Karen Watson on 0208 533 5553 or email


Intensive courses are for students with some experience of Shadow Yoga in order to deepen their practice. They can focus on a particular prelude, the full practice format or a specific element of the practice and usually are at least one week in duration.

  • Spring Intensive Asana Angahara 1 Circular Arrangement with Nrtta Sadhana


    Monday May 14 – Saturday May 19 @ 7-8.30am *LAST PLACES REMAINING

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This course will focus on the asana – angahara 1 circular arrangement. It is open to those who have experience of the 3rd form, Kartikkeya Mandalam and will introduce the 8 palms of Nrtta Sadhana as the prelude activity.

    Fees: £120

    Islington Yoga, 357 City Rd, EC1V 1LR


    Email for further enquiries/booking

  • Shadow Yoga Foundation Course 2018


    January – December 2018


    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This course will provide a foundation in the practice and theory of Shadow Yoga through taught classes, weekend seminars and week long intensives

    It will begin with a  weekend workshop/seminar in January 2018 and will be followed by regular attendance 3 times/week over 34 weeks over the course of a year. The weekly classes will include one self-practice class and two taught classes/week.
    Throughout the year there will be two week long intensives on the first and second preludes and two further weekend workshops/seminars focusing on the theory behind the practice as outlined in the Shadow Yoga book

    This course can be considered as the first year of a  3 year Shadow Yoga teacher training apprenticeship for suitable applicants

    Fees: £1500/early bird £1400 by DEC 1 2017

    Islington Yoga, 357 City Rd, EC1V 1LR


    Email for further enquiries/applications


Workshops provide a short exposure to Shadow Yoga preludes, full practice format or Nrtta Sadhana practice and thus provide an introduction to the subject being taught. They are usually taught over weekends.

  • Asana Angahara Circular Arrangement - Utrecht, Holland


    Friday May 25 – Sunday May 27 2018

    Teacher: Karen Watson

    This workshop will focus on the Circular Arrangement of Asana Angahara 1 and is open to those with experience of Shadow Yoga

    Fees: €175
  • Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam


    Saturday June 16 @ 2-4pm and Sunday June 17 @ 10-12pm & 2-4pm

    Teacher: Samantha Sculthorp

    This course will focus on the second prelude of Shadow Yoga – Chaya Yoddha Sancalanam (Churning of the Shadow Warrior). It is open to those with expereince of the Balakrama, the first Shadow Yoga prelude, or to those who have at least two years experience from another school of yoga

    Fees: £60

    Islington Yoga, 357 City RD. London EC1V 1LR


    To book email


Retreats provide an opportunity to immerse oneself fully in the yoga practice without the demands and distractions of everyday life. There are no retreats scheduled for 2018 at the moment

  • TBC



  • Pregnancy Yoga Course : tbc