Beyond Asana

enlighten your practise - yoga beyond the mat
Teacher: Dory Walker
Bristol, UK.
Launching January 2020

Any cursory understanding of yoga will point towards a whole world ‘beyond asana’. The road map of Patanjali gives 8 avenues or steps of study and practise. The Bhagavad Gita invites the student of yoga to explore the 4 ‘margas’ or paths of yoga. The Upanishads are filled with references to the diversity and multi-faceted nature of yoga.

Embraced fully our yoga will merge into all areas of our lives. Our relationships (with ourselves, others and our planet), and our life choices become an extension of the conscious breath and movement on our asana mats. The yoga comes off the mat and into all aspects of life. A life lived in yoga, beyond the asana.

This series of workshops will explore yoga beyond asana drawing on teachings from the Vedas, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita and other seminal yogic texts.

Looking through the lens of going beyond the asana, enrich your practise and your life.

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Foundations of practise on and off the mat: Yamas & Niyamas

11th January 2020
9am - 12pm
Clifton / Bristol

Discrimination, Detachment and the path of yoga: Viveka & Vairagya

8th February 2020
2pm - 5pm
Clifton / Bristol


Teacher: Dory Walker

Dory has experienced the true spirit of yoga as transformational practice. She believes in the power of yoga to guide conscious evolution, individually and collectively. Practicing for many decades and certified to advanced level and teaching full time since 2001, Dory has trained with various yoga schools, amongst them Sivananda (traditional hatha Yoga), Satyananda (yoga nidra and meditation), Krishnamacharya (Vedic Chant) and Dona Holleman (enlightened asana work), as well as studying yoga therapy with the Biomedical Trust. She has run her own teacher training programmes as well as facilitating others. She is a dedicated yogini and mother.


The workshops are suitable for all levels (except for complete beginners). Each workshop is structured as a stand alone format. 

The workshops run for 3 hours.

Yoga mats and equipment will be provided (feel free to bring your own mat).

£35 (£29 early bird booking) per workshop
2 x Workshops = £55

10% discount available for students and concessions - please enquire here. (Discount not valid on early bird price or 2 x workshop bundle)

Pavey House, Clifton Village, Bristol, BS8


"Following a move to Clifton I joined classes following a recommendation from a friend who regularly attended Yogakutir, which speaks volumes in itself and it certainly did not disappoint. I was looking for more than just a regular yoga practice and this has been expertly delivered and further enhanced after attending focused workshops with Rory & a retreat with Dory over the last year. The years of experience & knowledge both share during each practice provided the therapy I needed - as of course yoga is far more than postures on a mat. Yogakutir has actually changed my life and I very much look forward to continuing my journey in the coming years with their guidance & support - and they are both so lovely with it too”

“You have taken my body on a magical journey! Whoever you are a yogi to should consider themselves very lucky!”

“Thank you for a really special week. You’re a shining light, Om Shanti.”

“What an amazing time! Thank you for helping get me back on track with yoga. It’s really been a magical experience. Keep up the fabulous chanting!”

“Wow! I’ve had an amazing week - thank you. You’ve helped me become more open, energised and ready for the next chapter of my yoga adventure.”

“Thanks for another wonderful week of yoga. You are an amazing teacher!”

“It was an incredible pleasure to meet you and enjoy your class. You have a lovely heart!”

“You have an amazing gift - thank you for sharing it with us.”

“Thank you for sharing your yoga journey, your beautiful chanting and your ability to inspire.”

“It’s been such a treat to have you guide us at this lovely retreat. This is the start of something special and thank you from the bottom of my heart!”