Kate Knowles loved her first yoga class in Liverpool with Jacqui Crescenti, which sparked the seed for further study, with Val McLeod and Janet Irlam on the Wirral.  Their classes inspired Kate to undertake further training, qualifying as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2007, having trained with Rosemary Bennett.  Kate has been teaching since 2004 (  She also qualified with Birthlight to teach Baby Yoga (Level 1) in 2012 with Marion O'Connor.  In 2013 Kate qualified as a Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs teacher with the YHLB Institute under Alison Trewhela's tutelage. During 2015 Kate qualified as a Yoga for People living with Cancer teacher with the BWY, undertaking the training with  Julie Friedeberger.  Kate has studied anatomy and physiology with Lesley Dike, a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, covering the spine, nervous system, feet, hips, shoulders and balance.  In 2017 Kate attended a four day workshop with Lesley Kaminoff. 

Kate aims to teach the type of yoga class that she would like to attend. Classes vary from one week to the next, some with an emphasis on dynamic, strength building movements, while other classes are more calming and meditative. There are different themes from week to week, so there is something to suit everyone regardless of their level of experience.  Every class concludes with a relaxation to ensure students leave feeling calm, yet energised and ready to deal with the challenges of daily life. 

in West Kirby, Wirral:-
Thursday morning 8:30-9:30 am and 9:45-11:15 am at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby, WIRRAL, CH48 8BJ 

Yoga is a wonderful way to bring equilibrium to our lives. It can bring physical, mental and emotional benefits to everyone, regardless of age or ability.

A 12 week course to help you learn how to manage back pain, ease the intensity and duration of bad back episodes and reduce the chance of future incidents of back pain.  

Yoga is now recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) for back pain.

Next course start dates -

Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 7:30pm

Friday 5th October 2018 at 9:45 am

Classes held at St Bridgets Church Centre in West Kirby - please contact Kate to reserve a place on future courses.

Have a look at the YHLB page to see what people are saying about the course.


A free relaxation class is held every Thursday at Maggies Centre, at Clatterbridge Hospital, 13:00-14:00.  We look at different relaxation techniques every week, many of which can be used as tools to deal with stress in daily life.  Anyone living with cancer is welcome.

Featuring 4 relaxation tracks, take time to switch off and relax to improve your health and sense of well-being.

"There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens.  This is the Light that shines in our heart"
The Chandogya Upanishad 

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