30-lalitananda-imagechildCanterbury has a long tradition of Yasodhara Yoga, with classes being offered since 1989.

Teachers Carol Lucis and Jacqueline Summer now keep the tradition alive by offering weekly Yoga classes, and satsangs in Canterbury and monthly Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes in Chartham, as well as a variety of Hatha Hidden Language Yoga, Dream Yoga and Kundalini  workshops. (See below)

From time to time there are also special opportunities to attend workshops in Canterbury led by visiting teachers from Yasodhara Ashram.            



Candle handsSatsang is the time of gathering together in devotion and prayer. Join us every Sunday evening at satsang for bhajans, mantras and inspirational readings and talks.

When: Sundays 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. everyone welcome.

Contact; carol.l@yasodharayoga.org or 07595669206  if you would like to attend.

                                                                    Cost: all welcome, no fee, donations welcomed for New Temple Fund at Yasodhara Ashram

In Sanskrit, Sat = true, sanga = company, satsang is often translated as ‘in the company of the wise



We are happy to announce that Swami Sukhananda, a resident and senior teacher at Yasodhara Ashram in BC, Canada, will be visiting Canterbury in early March and then again in late April to offer workshops. Her connection with Yoga in Canterbury, goes back many years – when, with Swami Jyotihananda, she opened the Radha Yoga Centre in 1990-2000, in Roper Road.

Since then she has been very happy to return whenever there has been an opportunity. Working with Swami Sukhananda is an opportunity to go deeper into your practices, to emerge shining with fresh insights and inspiration. Be sure to keep the following dates available in your diary and contact Carol for further details.


Life Seals Weekend Workshop

Life Seals Workshop

This will be a full weekend offering a signature workshop that will give you a unique opportunity to embark upon a profound exploration of Yoga and your own potential.

First, you will create personal symbols which allow the unconscious to come forward.  Then, using yogic practices of meditation, reflection, mantra and pranayama you will enter into those seals to reveal patterns, life lessons and potential for change. Life seals are an amazing tool to open doors of awareness and help you gain a new perspective on yourself and your direction in life. Bridge the gap between the intuition in the Eastern Teachings of Yoga and our busy Western approach to life.

When: Saturday 28 April 2018 10 am -5pm, and Sunday 29 April 10.30-4-pm

Cost and venue: £140,  (concessions available as needed), , Canterbury Yoga Studio, Highfield House, Summer Hill, Harbledown

Contact; carol.l@yasodharayoga.org or 07595669206  for more information and to reserve your place.

Please a pen and journal for reflection.



FRIDAYS Monthly  – Hidden Language Hatha Yoga with Jacqueline Summer

Yoga that encourages self acceptance, through gentle, reflective work. Movement with awareness and connecting with the meaning of the poses to give practical guidance for daily life. Your opportunity to increase physical/mental flexibility and well being.

When:  First Friday of month: 11  -12.30.  April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, July 6th.

Where: Gingerbread House,Chartham, Near Canterbury CT4 7QY.

Cost: £12 per session. Advance booking essential.

Contact:   jacqueline.s@yasodharayoga.org or 07939 066810

For more information, go to Jacqueline’s blog spot



Weekly Hatha for Total Wellbeing with Carol Lucis

10th January 2018 to 19th March 2018

‘It is not how far you stretch that is important but the quality of attention you give to the movement.’ Gentle yoga for people of all ages & abilities. Strengthen your body, develop/maintain flexibility, learn simple meditation & breathing techniques and enjoy relaxation!

Concessions are available on all classes according to need.



When: Monday mornings:  10.30pm to  11.45am

Where: Concorde House Clinic, Stour St, Canterbury  http://www.concordehouseclinic.co.uk/

Cost: £10 drop in £48  for 6 classes in advance (concessions available)

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


When: Monday evenings:  5.30pm to  6.45pm

Where: Concorde House Clinic, Stour St, Canterbury  http://www.concordehouseclinic.co.uk/

Cost: £10 drop in £48  for 6 classes in advance (concessions available)

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


Wednesdays – Hatha

Incorporating simple breathing techniques, asanas and deep Yoga Nidra relaxation

When: 10.30am to 12 Midday   

Where: The Garden Yoga Studio, Rough Common, Canterbury

Cost:        £10 drop in or £48 for 6 classes  in advance (concessions available)

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


 Saturdays – Early morning wake up practice

When: 7.30am to 8.45am

Where: Garden Yoga Studio,  Rough Common Rd, Canterbury

Cost: £10 drop in or £48 for 6 sessions  (concessions available)

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


Weekly Kundalini – Exploring Yoga with Carol Lucis


What is yoga? What is consciousness?  We will look at the ancient teachings and modern day scientific discoveries around consciousness and then take the ageless practices to experience the wisdom for  ourselves.

The various practices will include:  The hidden seals in Hatha Yoga;  the various energy centres in Kundalini, dreams, symbolism, and the power of mantra, visualisation and meditation.

When:   6.30pm to 8.00pm

Where: Garden Yoga Studio,  Rough Common Rd, Canterbury

Cost: £10 drop in or £48 for 6 sessions  (concessions available)

This class is preceded with an optional Hatha class 5.30pm to 6 20pm at a cost of £6 per class

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206



Yasodhara Yoga Teachers in Canterbury

Jacqueline Summer teacher-jacquelineI first encountered Swami Radha’s teachings of yoga in 2003 at a Hidden Language Hatha Yoga class. I went on to train as a Yasodhara Yoga teacher, taking the Yoga Development Course at Yasodhara Ashram in 2008 and receiving teacher certification in Kundalini, Dream Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga in 2010.  http://www.yasodhara.org/ I renewed my training in Summer 2014. I have found Yasodhara Yoga to be a grounded and practical way of honouring the spiritual in everyday life. I have also taught Meditation & Mindfulness through Adult Education. I hold a Diploma to teach 14 years plus, a Diploma in Social Work and a BA in Fine Art.


Carol Lucis teacher-carolYasodhara yoga has been a prominent part of my life since 1994 when I was introduced to Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga and dream interpretation. I was impressed by the practical, life enriching tools that were offered to me in the classes. Yasodhara Yoga  http://www.yasodhara.org/ has enhanced my life in every way. Swami Radha’s profound wisdom and compassion has formed the inspiration to make the much needed changes that were necessary in order to bring greater peace and joy into my life. I wish to offer to others the opportunity to experience that same wisdom. I completed my initial training as a Yasodhara Yoga teacher in 1997. Then in 1998 I returned to complete the Hidden Language, Dreams and Kundalini teacher training. Since then I have been returning regularly to the ashram to update my training and connect with other yoginis from all over the world. I returned to the ashram for extended stays of over 6 months in 2008 and again in 2015/16 in order to deepen my yoga practice and commitment.


Contact us for more information.

Carol Lucis
07595 669206

Jacqueline Summer
07939 066810 01227 732189


Recent Workshops/Retreats/Events

Celebration of Christmas and New Year, in Rough Common, Canterbury

An invitation to students of Yasodhara Yoga Canterbury to come together in celebration of Christmas and New Year.  Buffet, and drinks and good company.

When:  December 29th 4pm onwards

Where: Rough Common, Canterbury

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


Yoga of Healing Workshop – November 2017

What is it that heals?  Is healing a power of the mind?  Or the heart?  Or is healing by Divine Grace?

There is no simple or direct answer as each person’s experience will be different. What are the messages that arise when you take the time to be caring and attentive to yourself?   Healing is a learning process. Find out what is in disharmony and bring it back into harmony.


Dream Yoga

Ever wondered about the meaning of your dreams?  By combining yoga techniques and practices together with an investigation of symbofull moonlism, dream yoga offers the opportunity to open up a dialogue with the unconscious mind. It is a detailed method of interpreting the messages of your subconscious to create change in your waking life.

Dreams are personal creations, study them and learn the language of your unconscious. Making your own discoveries is a very encouraging and joyful process.  By finding answers within, self-confidence strength and clarity  can emerge.



Exploring Mind and Consciousness through the Kundalini System


The Kundalini System is represented symbolically with the 7 chakras, or energy wheels. These respond to our experiences in life. What are they turning and churning up in your life? How do you want to direct this energy? Discover how to harness the latent power within and create the kind of life you want to live. Wisdom arises from knowing yourself deeply, setting your course, opening to inner luminosity. What is possible?

Introduction and overview        Saturday 13th May 2017                 10am to 1pm

Power of Speech                        Saturday 17th June 2017               10am to 1pm


Inner life of Asanas  – going deeper with Hatha Yoga



Take a step beyond Hatha Yoga, listen to the intelligence  within.

Use this opportunity to experience and deepen your knowledge of the true power and mystical potential of each   pose. Use this knowledge to bring quality to your everyday.

Sunday 28th May 2017   10.30am  to 12.30pm


Yoga of Healing

What is it that heals?  Is healing a power of the mind?  Or the heart?  Or is healing by Divine Grace?

There is no simple or direct answer as each person’s experience will be different. What are the messages that arise when you take the time to be caring and attentive to yourself?   Healing is a learning process. Find out what is in disharmony and bring it back into harmony. 

Sunday 9th July  10.30am to 1pm


Workshops with Swami Sukhananda, February 2017

Saturday 4 February 2017,

Stilling the Mind

Sunday, 5 February,2017



Screen Shot 2016-03-02 at 1.17.37 AMIntroduction to Yasodhara 

Learn the Divine Light Invocation – a standing meditation practice that Swami Sivananda Radha brought to the West from India. The evening will also include images and talk about Swami Radha and Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia.


Kentish Garden Tea Party

Celebrate the building of our new temple at Yasodhara Ashram at this Kentish tea party. There will be  home made savouries, cakes and scones, a variety of teas, coffee, soft drink and Pimms. There will be music, fun and games available with table quizzes for the adults and party games for the children and also a bring and buy book stall.

Date and Time: Sunday 28th August 2016  3 – 6pm

Location:  22 Rough Common Road, Canterbury, CT2 9DJ

Cost:  By donation – all proceeds go to the Temple Building Fund

Contact: carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


Inner Life of Asanas  – Moving into Stillness

31-lalitananda-imageGo further into your practice of Yoga. Deepen your knowledge of your body and mind and how they can work together to bring forward greater wisdom and understanding in your life . Find out how each asana acts as a mudra or seal, opening to deeper levels of consciousness.

please bring along a journal and pen


Date and Time:  Saturday 17 September  2016  10am – 12.30pm

Venue: The Garden Yoga Studio,  22 Rough Common Road, Canterbury, Kent  CT2 9DJ

Cost:  £20 (concessions available)

Contact: carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206


Dream Yoga

full moonWhat do our dreams mean? What is our unique language of personal symbols and how can understanding them lead to greater awareness and choice in our daily lives? Discover the possibilities in a warm and supportive study group using the yoga teachings of Swami Sivananda Radha.

Please write down and bring a dream you would like to look at.


Date and Time: Saturday 1 October 2016 10am – 1pm

Venue: The Garden Yoga Studio, Rough Common Road, Canterbury, CT2 9DJ

Cost: £20 (concessions available)

Contact: carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595669206