The Zen Room at Old School Studio

Old School Studio Offers a Spiritual Home in Turbulent Times

Old School Studio offers a warm, and spiritual welcome for those who want to practice their yoga, meditation and other therapies. 

The multi-purpose soul sanctuary at Newlyn, has undergone considerable transformation to reduce the risk and impact of the coronavirus pandemic without compromising the ethos of the centre.

Thankfully the new Governement rule of 6 does not affect yoga classes as fitness classes where the 2 metre rule is applied are still ok to attend.

Old School Studio director Johanna Graham said: “The premises are marked with Om signs, two metres apart, to enable everyone to have a safe space to work. We have the track and trace scan code if you have the app or you can just continue to write your name and numbers down. There will be hand sanitisers available for all to use, and Old School Studio is naturally well ventilated with high ceilings.”


Although the centre has all the equipment needed to cater for the broad variety of classes, it is advised that people bring their own yoga mat and a small towel to cover any blocks they use.

Johanna added: “If you have never practised yoga before, you don’t have to tie yourself up in knots. It’s wonderful for mental and emotional health. We need to take time to cherish ourselves for an hour or so each week learning to unwind naturally and slowly in a safe and comfortable environment.”

The yoga classes at Old School Studio allow new, and experienced, students to work gently, systematically and with awareness through progressive limbering exercises in preparation for the classical yoga postures, which stretch and revitalise the body, increase its potential for movement and release deep rooted tensions.

Breath control and awareness has been shown to improve the circulation, helping to promote calmness and mental strength. Exercises in concentration, visualisation and both moving and quiet meditations will calm and focus the mind, helping to relieve stress thus enabling you to place everyday problems into perspective.

The Old School Studio has yoga, pilates, meditation and dance classes to choose from along with sessions in sound healing, gong baths, chakra healing, belly dancing, adult ballet, tai chi and massage.

Johanna said: “With the children back at school, take time to commit to you again by visiting our conscious living centre and soul sanctuary. We offer a beautiful and tranquil respite from this crazy world giving you space to access your own inner space. Aside from all of our classes, we have lots of lovely massage and healing therapies for you to choose from too, take a look on our website in the therapies section. “


Health and wellbeing practitioners are also invited to make use of the space, with some prime teaching slots for those seeking a space to accommodate a good size class at two metres apart.


To help facilitate the socially-distanced classes, visitors to Old School Studio are being advised to:


  • Book in with your teacher and let your teacher know if you cannot make the session
  • Not to come to the studio if you are feeling unwell (visitors will be asked to check their temperature upon arrival)
  • Use the hand sanitiser and sign in on arrival
  • Observe only 10 people in the studio at one time.
  • Allow 30 mins between each class for cleaning time.
  • Bring their own mat and equipment where possible
  • Arrive in your exercise clothes as the changing rooms will be closed
  • Observe the social distancing subtle markings on the floor
  • When using shared equipment please wash your hands before and after use
  • Leave the building directly after class


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