My name is Karen Thursby and I have practised yoga for over 30 years. I have found yoga has helped me through many of life's challenges and want to share the benefits with others, which is why I trained to be a BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher. (Pronouns: she/her)
I believe yoga is for everyone and can help people build strength, improve flexibility and reduce stress.
Everyone is welcome to classes where I encourage a strong culture of inclusivity enabling you to choose how to challenge yourself to develop a practice that suits you within a safe and non-competitive environment. Yoga classes are usually held in Darlington and Hurworth with most sessions also available online via Zoom, offering flexibility and adaptability.
Hurworth Village Hall, Church Row
MONDAY* 7.00pm - 8.30pm
Darlington Quakers, Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate
Hummersknott Academy Sports Centre
Clifton Road Community Centre
MONDAY* 10am - 11.30am
MONDAY* 1.15pm - 2.45pm
WEDNESDAY* 1.15pm - 2.45pm
WEDNESDAY 7.00 pm - 8.30pm
THURSDAY* 10am - 11.30am
THURSDAY 1.15pm - 2.45pm
beautifully thought out and relaxing
loved my first class so much
feeling both invigorated and relaxed
always look forward to going along
Definitely recommend her.
full of positive thought...
we all get what we want from them
love your style and variation...
kind, thoughtful, calm and caring
great for all levels of experience
Yoga offers physical, mental and emotional benefits. With a BWY (British Wheel of Yoga) teacher you can gain the most from your practice at your individual pace within the supportive framework of a diverse yet like-minded group of people
All venues are warm and clean with great staff and volunteers who help make every class comfortable.
Friends' Meeting House
Town centre location for classes held on Monday morning and afternoon and Wednesdays afternoon.
Hurworth Village Hall
Monday evening class in this lovely village hall within the friendly village of Hurworth.
Wednesday evening class at a great sports facility with lots of space and accessible to everyone.
Clifton Community Centre
Thursday morning and afternoon at this modern community centre in a warm, light-filled hall.
Classes are booked by the half-term block. Part terms are possible if places are available
Please arrive about 5-10 minutes prior to your class start time if possible
Mats can be provided on request
You will find a blanket useful for the relaxation section of the class in particular
Try not to eat a large meal prior to your class
Please wear comfortable clothes (leggings/shorts/vest) that are not too loose to bunch up or too tight to restrict movement.
We practice in bare feet with shoes removed as you enter the room.
There will be a maximum number of people in a class for your comfort
Classes and events are non-refundable.
More information available in the CLASSES dropdown item Registration Form and other info
For Online Classes
In addition to the "Extra Information" there are some additional considerations
Classes are booked by the half-term but contact me for a taster session if you wish to check online sessions are right for you
Please join the "Zoom" waiting room about 10 - 15 minutes before the start time in case of technical issues
Make sure you have plenty of room to move your arms and legs and that the space around you is clear and safe
Have any props you like to use handy (or alternatives like belts, books or cushions)
Make sure your equipment is fully charged or, ideally, connected to a charger. If you can connect to your router with an ethernet cable this will help your internet stability.
Try linking to your TV via an HDMI cable or screen sharing to give you a bigger screen.