Welcome to The Mandala
Preston's hub of Yoga and Wellbeing.
We’re delighted you’re here!
Hi, I'm Emma Director and teacher at Mandala yoga & wellbeing studio.
I run the Mandala as a Community Interest Company which means that porfits are reinvested for the benefit of the community. Mandala aims to be a force for good in the community, with regular funded programmes delivered for all and for those who have specific needs. I work closely with community and healthcare groups to design and deliver movement practice programmes that meet needs.
Here's what I believe in:-
It is such a joy to be a part of such a welcoming community of friendly students and highly qualified and experienced teachers and therapists with a deep love of our city and its fabulous people.
We are so much more than a yoga studio.
We're a community of wellbeing.
Listen to what our yoga community have to say about us.
Whether you are a dedicated yoga student, drop in to the monthly sound or nidra relexation sessions, or pop in for the odd massage or vegan supper - we want you to feel welcome, safe and amongst friends.
Our Teachers - Highly Qualified, Experienced & Welcoming
Our teachers and therapists are amongst the highest trained in the north west and this is reflected in the fact that we are often visited by teachers who teach all over the world.
Emma is one of the very few teachers in the north to have been trained to teach Ashtanga yoga by world-renowned John Scott and she continues to train with internationally loved Scott Johnson.
She holds the highly respected BAST qualification in the therapeutic application of sound and also dedicates a lot of time to community outreach and working with community groups and the NHS to develop programmes to support improved mental and physical health.
Alison Gough was trained to teach Yin by the acclaimed teacher-trainer Sarah Powers and to deliver yoga nidra by an iRest yoga nidra leading teacher trainer. Karen Duke's therapeutic massage training is evident in her powers of touch and there isn't a single person who doesn't feel awesome after a massage with Jiri whose studies are already extensive and seemingly never-ending.
Angela, Susan, Wendy and Karen all have extensive and ongoing training in yoga, movement and therapy.
I am a great believer that wellbeing requires friendship and so I provide lots of opportunities for our Mandala students and visitors to get together for social events.
If you attend my Soundbaths you will know that we have a good chat afterwards, yoga class students get together for post-class pizza and brunches several times per year and if you've been around pre or post-class you'll be familiar with the chatter and joy, but if you would rather slip away quietly, that's totally cool too.
We are proud of our high quality teaching that's true to yoga traditions, but we are equally proud that friendships are formed here.
We also beleive that yoga is an act of social good, so we hold several fundraisers every year, several times per year we teach for free and donate all proceeds to a community cause, we host the Friends of the Earth meetings. Thank you to all our incredibly generous students who donate.
So, that's us. We wouldn't be here without our wonderful community of students, event participants and people who pop in for a massage or tretament - so THANK YOU and if you're new here WELCOME with love.
Emma and the Mandala team
We’re a NON-PROFIT CIC (Community Interest Company) supporting Mental & Physical Health and wellbeing in Preston.