FRIENDS OF THE MANDALA
Welcome to The Mandala
Preston's hub of Yoga and Wellbeing.
We’re delighted you’re here!
We're a welcoming community of 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 and you certainly don't need to be trying to touch your toes to join us, actually lots of our events just invole laying down or eating!!!
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.
I am a great beleiver 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 and we are a Red Box donation point to fight period poverty. Thank you to all our incredibly generous students who donate. We've raised over £1,000 for good causes over the past 18 months alone!!!!
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 works for BAST as a tutor, assessor and outreach worker.
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, David, Susan D, Sue Smith, Davide, Charlotte, Wendy and Karen all have extensive and ongoing training in yoga, movement and therapy.
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.