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

Teachers Carol Lucis and Jacqueline Summer now keep the tradition alive by offering monthly Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes both online and in Canterbury. This Autumn (2022) a NEW Mantra/Chanting group is starting in Chartham and early morning online Chanting and Stretches. You are welcome to join our satsangs held twice a month on Zoom (see below).

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



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Satsang is the time of gathering together in devotion and prayer. Join us for bhajans, mantras, meditations, inspirational readings and talks

Where: ONLINE :you can join a Zoom Satsang. They are great fun with people from many places gathering together – Click here for more details

When: Twice a month on Thursday evenings (7pm) and Friday mornings (10am)

Cost: all welcome, no fee, donations welcomed for our Yoga charity that helps people to get to experience yoga at Yasodhara Ashram.

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



Mantra Chanting Sessions – Fridays monthly with Jacqueline

Mantra is a sacred word or words that have spiritual potency and can connect us with the Divine. The vibrations we create can clear the mind, uplift us, bring a sense of well-being, release emotion and give a feeling of community/belonging. Bring a notebook and pen.


When:   Fridays monthly: 16th September, 28th October, 25th November, 16th December 2022. 10-11.30

January 20th, February 17th, March 17th 2023. 10-11.30

Fee:  Suggested £10/8/5 per session: Pay what you can.

Where: Gingerbread House, Chartham, Kent

Advance booking essential.

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






Our bodies store the stories of our life and the ancient asanas hold stories of symbolic meaning. When we enter the sacred poses we bring both sets of stories into awareness. You will be guided through the process and make notes of your body and mind responses. The session will incorporate meditation, breath work and relaxation. There will be opportunities to share your discoveries and to decide how best to take this forward into your life.

When: 1st Friday of each month: 4th November 2022.  6th January, 3rd February, 3rd March 2023. 10-11.30am

Where: Online, a link will be sent to you when you book. You need a yoga mat, notebook & pen and a quiet space.

Fee: £10/8 depending on income.

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



Early Morning Chant and Stretch – 4 September 2022 onwards, Thursday and Sunday mornings – with Carol Lucis

When: From 4th September onwards, Thursday and Sunday mornings,  7.30 – 8.30am

(These will be offered most Thursdays and Sunday morning but occasionally the zoom link will be needed for another Yasodhara activity )

Fee: There is no charge for these early morning classes but an invitation to pay a donation which will be paid to KRAN Kent Refugee Activity Network – supporting unaccompanied minors arriving in Kent).


Hatha Plus  – weekly on zoom, Wednesdays with Carol

 Recharge and energize with morning Hatha Yoga classes .  All classes will include traditional yoga meditation and breathing practices as well as  traditional yoga stretches

When: Every Wednesday  10am – 11.15am, starting September 2022

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595 669206



Fee: suggested charge £10 per class or £60 for the 9 week term,

 All classes are basically on ‘Pay what you can afford basis’, however small.  Just ask me for the link and pay what you can when you can.,

Please pay the full price if you can as then you will be supporting others through our charity.

You will need: a quiet uninterrupted space, a yoga mat,  blanket and internet connection  optional notebook and pen


Restorative Yoga –  monthly on Zoom, Wednesdays with Carol

Give yourself the space and time to deeply care for your needs. This class will include gentle stretches, healing breathing practices  and the  class will end with a deep yoga Nidra relaxation. Fe

When: Wednesdays  7pm – 8pm  third Wednesday of the month, 19th October, 16th November 14th December 2022

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595 669206



Fee: suggested charge £10 a class (£5 if already attending the weekly Hatha Plus class)

Please note that all charges for Carol’s classes are suggested guidelines.  It is most important, especially in these uncertain times of spiralling costs, that no one feels excluded on the grounds of affordability.  All classes are basically on ‘Pay what you can afford basis’, however small.  Just ask me for the link and pay what you can when you can.,

Please pay the full price if you can as then you will be supporting others through our charity.

You will need: a quiet uninterrupted space, a yoga mat,  blanket, bolster or cushions and internet connection  optional notebook and pen


Going Deeper – Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga – on Zoom – with Carol – First Thursday of the month  

This is a chance to go deeper into the body and the mystical potential of each asana.  It is a’gentle meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor , symbolism, imagery and visualisation the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed opening the door to intuitive insights that can be applied to your life on a very practical leve

When: 7pm  – 8.20pm,  6th October, 3rd November, 1st December 2022

Contact:  carol.l@yasodharayoga.org  or 07595 669206


You will need: a quiet uninterrupted space, a yoga mat,  blanket, bolster or cushions and internet connection  optional notebook and pen

Fee: Suggested charge £10 a class (£5 if already attending the Hatha Plus weekly classes)

Please note that all charges for Carol’s classes are suggested guidelines.  It is most important, especially in these uncertain times of spiralling costs, that no one feels excluded on the grounds of affordability.  All classes are basically on ‘Pay what you can afford basis’, however small.  Just ask me for the link and pay what you can when you can.,

Please pay the full price if you can as then you will be supporting others through our charity.



Meditation on Light and Healing workshop with Jacqueline – Sunday 15th January 2023

Learn a powerful healing meditation, bringing Light and well-being to yourself and others. Session ends with deep relaxation.


A New Year gift to yourself.




When: Sunday 15th January 2023, 10 am -12.30

Fee: £20 or 15 depending on income.

Where:  Canterbury Yoga Studio

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



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 and Hatha Teacher Training at Yasodhara Ashram in 2008 . I received teacher certification in Kundalini, Dream Yoga and Hidden Language Hatha Yoga in 2010.  http://www.yasodhara.org/ I renewed my training in  2014 and 2018. My intention is to return for further training in Spring 2023.

My background is in Social Work, Steiner teaching and Professional Storytelling. I have a BA Fine Art and taught art to adults for a number of years. I am a practicing professional artist https://www.jacquelinesummer.com/

I find Yasodhara Yoga to be a grounded and practical way of honouring the spiritual in everyday life. It is a source of inner strength, resilience and compassion.

Contact: Jacqueline Summer jacqueline.s@yasodharayoga.org   07939 066810 or 01227 732189


Carol Lucis teacher-carolYasodhara yoga has been a prominent part of my life since 1994. 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 much needed changes to bring greater peace and joy into my life. I now offer others the opportunity to experience that same wisdom.

I completed initial training as a Yasodhara Yoga teacher in 1997 and  returned to complete the Hidden Language, Dreams and Kundalini teacher training. Since then I have been returning regularly to the ashram to update and connect with others from all over the world. Extended stays in 2008 and again in 2015/16 helped me to deepen my yoga practice and commitment.

Carol will be teaching and offering Karma Yoga at Yasodhara Ashram from January to May 2020 and will be returning to Canterbury to resume classes in the early summer.

Contact: Carol Lucis carol.l@yasodharayoga.org 07595 669206


Recent Workshops/Retreats/Events

Equinox Hidden Language Workshop: Saturday 20th March


Mantra Workshop – March 2020

The healing and unifying power of mantra. Discover the mantra that resonates with you.


Rough Common, Tea and Cakes with Carol – December 2019








Accessing the Power of the Heart – August 2019

We all know that feeling of peace, courage and empowerment when we are connecting with our heart.  How can we sustain that connection in our every day?



Discovering the Feminine Divine Workshop – June 2019

A nourishing day workshop. In our search for Divine Mother we will use breath-work, meditation, art, a symbolic walk and a deep nurturing relaxation.




Dream Yoga Workshops – May and July 2019

What do our dreams mean? Discover your own unique language of the unconscious using the safe method developed by Swami Radha. Yoga spiritual practices, such as chanting and meditation assist the process.



Yasodhara Yoga Weekend with Swami Sukhananda – March 2019

The Tree of Life: A Hatha Yoga Hidden Language Workshop






My Body as a Temple


Thank you for the workshop on the weekend! I’ve come away breathing deeply again, and with more confidence about what I am able to do. There was so much to review in my writing I am making that my practice during this week off work. Karen


Movement, Mantra, Meditation – September 2018

How these  practices enhance the others.



Exploring Time – September 2018

We experience time in different ways. How can we make peace with time and experience the expansion promised by that?  Exploring the latest scientific discoveries and yogic teachings relating to time and deepen our understanding.










Life Seals Workshop – April 2018

This signature workshop, led by Swami Sukhananda, gave students a unique opportunity to embark upon a profound exploration of Yoga and their own potential, creating personal symbols which allowed the unconscious to come forward.  Then, using yogic practices of meditation, reflection, mantra and pranayama to enter into those seals to reveal patterns, life lessons and potential for change.

a fantastic weekend … on all sorts of levels‘ Hilary


Yoga of Healing Workshop – July and 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 – 2017

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 – May 2017


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?


Inner life of Asanas  – going deeper with Hatha Yoga – May 2017

A step beyond Hatha Yoga, listen to the intelligence  within.

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



Workshops with Swami Sukhananda – February 2017

The Hidden Language of Hatha Yoga at the Canterbury Yoga Studio, Summer Hill

Stilling the Mind, at the Garden Studio, Rough Common 





Introduction to Yasodhara 

Swami Sukhananda introduced the Divine Light Invocation – a standing meditation practice that Swami Sivananda Radha brought to the West from India. The evening also included images and talk about Swami Radha and Yasodhara Ashram with its amazing new Temple of Light, in Kootenay Bay, British Columbia.



Kentish Garden Tea Party – Rough Common, April 2016

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.





Inner Life of Asanas  – Moving into Stillness – September 2016

Going further into your practice of Yoga. Deepening your knowledge of your body and mind and how they can work together to bring forward greater wisdom and understanding in your life .



Dream Yoga – The Garden Yoga Studio, Rough Common, October 2016

What 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.