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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.

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"I come away from Karen's classes feeling both invigorated and relaxed. How do you do that Karen?!..."                     Lesley B

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Darlington Quakers, Friends Meeting House, 6 Skinnergate

Clifton Road Community Centre,

Clifton Avenue

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

beautifully thought out and relaxing

loved my first class so much

loved my first class so much

feeling both invigorated and relaxed

feeling both invigorated and relaxed

always look forward to going along

always look forward to going along

Definitely recommend her.

Definitely recommend her.

full of positive thought...

full of positive thought...

we all get what we want from them

we all get what we want from them

love your style and variation...

love your style and variation...

kind, thoughtful, calm and caring

kind, thoughtful, calm and caring

great for all levels of experience

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

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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 Wednesday afternoon.

Hurworth Village Hall

Monday evening class in this lovely village hall within the friendly village of Hurworth. Free on-street parking.

Clifton Community Centre

Wednesday evening class and Thursday morning classes at this modern community centre in a warm, clean, light-filled hall. Free on-street parking.

Zoom online option for many classes

Join all classes online or use this option when you need to swap a class or have to squeeze in your class with other commitments.

Extra Information
  • 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

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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.

23 Southend Avenue, Darlington, DL3 7HW

Tel: 07900 697 868

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In memory of my Mum, Lola Thursby, who died of Bile Duct cancer in 2017. Always in my heart.

If you wish to donate please click the heading or here

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