Yoga

Welcome to yoga in Glasgow’s west end.  The studio is run by Gerry Kielty, Principal Yoga teacher and founder of the balance yoga teacher training programme. Gerry has 25 years experience working with students of all ages and abilities.

At balance, we firmly believe yoga can be for everyone, and offer compassion and enthusiasm to all who study with us. Since our founding 15 years ago in Glasgow, balance has become a respected and popular place of practice sought out by many students and we are sure that you will find all the information you need to choose the right class for you.

About Yoga

Practiced in India for over two millennia, yoga can now be found worldwide owing to its popularity and the tangible benefits it can bring. Considered both a science and an art, yoga is a practical philosophy aimed at uniting the body, mind and spirit for health and well-being.

A fit and supple body can be developed through the practice of postures, also known as asanas. Asanas work on all the bodily systems, toning the muscles, stimulating the circulation and improving overall health. But the benefits are not only physical: as postures are mastered and techniques introduced for relaxation and breath control. You will find that yoga has the power to calm the mind, increase concentration and help you cope with stresses of everyday life.

 

Practical information about yoga Glasgow

  • If it is your first time attending yoga at balance, please arrive 10 minutes before class so that we can enrol you and show you round
  • It is best to wear loose comfortable clothing and yoga is practised in bare feet (we provide racks for shoes outside the studio)
  • We have male and female changing areas and provide lockers
  • It is advisable to allow at least 3 to 4 hours after eating a main meal and practising yoga. If it is just a light snack, then give yourself at least an hour. If you really need a burst of energy before class then have a yoghurt, piece of fruit, or vegetable soup – anything that is easy to digest
  • Mats and equipment are provided. If you continue to practice yoga it is recommended to buy your own equipment, as this will help you develop a home practice
  • Please arrive on time. We do not allow late arrival for class in the interests of a peaceful and effective practice
  • Please advise the teacher before class if you have any injury or ailment. Women, please note there are contra indications to some postures when pregnant or menstruating therefore inform the teacher
  • Students under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by an adult

Testimonials

What People Are Saying

Gerry was a fantastic teacher. Very methodical and clear and considered instruction. and he took time with the preparation getting into the poses which really really helped. I haven’t ever had such thorough teaching. I had a great experience of these classes and would readily recommend them.
– Beginner
Loved my pregnancy yoga class today. Wonderful to have a teacher explain everything as she goes along with how it relates to the changes during pregnancy. I have been to other pregnancy yoga and this class is without doubt the best. I would highly recommend it. Feeling great tonight. Thank you.
– Luisa Crawford
I cannot speak highly enough about Balance having been a Yoga student here for over 10 years. I would recommend Balance to anyone. The yoga studio is spacious and to a very high standard. The atmosphere is welcoming & relaxed. The yoga teachers are incredible, particularly Maureen & Gerry, giving high quality instructions & so encouraging and supportive throughout the practice. The teachers are backed up by the front desk staff who are always friendly & helpful. The studio offers a wide range of yoga & workshops and caters to suit all levels… If you’re looking to start or enhance your yoga journey there would be no better place to be than Balance.
– Carol Jackson
It is by far the best yoga setup I have tried in Scotland. If you want some escapism try the aerial yoga classes on Saturday afternoon.
– Charlie Scott