Calm on Canning Street is a yoga sanctuary nestled in Edinburgh's West End. Our studio is a special place in which you can escape the fast-paced world and find tranquility. We welcome everyone to join us: whether you've never set foot on a yoga mat or have practiced yoga for many years. We have a range of classes to suit all ages, abilities and lifestyles. Enlisting only the most experienced and friendly teachers to lead them, we keep our classes small in order for us to deliver high quality teaching.
We believe the essence of yoga is not the shapes we make but the way we feel after we practice and how we step off the mat and back into the world. Yoga of course helps us grow in strength and flexibility, but yoga is so much more than the physical practice. It's about how we show up in the world and live our lives. We hope spending time with us in our studio helps you make more sense of the world and you leave feeling lighter in spirit and calmer in mind with a spring in your step.
Hello, my name is Katy. I started my career in financial marketing in London. Uninspired by corporate London life, I decided to move to Sydney. Although I loved Sydney and had a great life there, I experienced a recurring nagging thought which I couldn't seem to shake: "Is this really it?" It seemed strange to me that the thing I did day-in and day-out left me so unsatisfied. So after nearly 5 years in Sydney, I left on an adventure.
I lived in a camper van in an off-grid community in Portugal for 7 months and then spent 2 months in India training to become a yoga teacher. These experiences taught me resilience, how to muster the courage to face your fears and how important it is to follow your heart.
Calm on Canning Street is the culmination of everything I have learnt over the last 10 years. For me, this space is about community, connection and consciousness. A place where everyone is welcome, where you can leave the weight of the world at the door and you can come to find calm, space and stillness free of judgement and expectation. And if yoga and meditation isn't your thing, you're welcome to come in for puppy cuddles with my cavapoo pup Alfie!