Mandala Yoga & Wellbeing Preston
Mandala Yoga & Wellbeing Preston  

Why Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga is the most energetic and challenging form of yoga, it's also very traditional with a lineage tradition. Emma is trained by a lineage teacher.


Ashtanga yoga combines flexibility, strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness as well as a cultivation of curiosity, deep awareness and control of the nervous system.


It suits those who are happy to work at their physical yoga practice and to sweat and progress.


You'll learn the Ashtanga yoga sequence so that it becomes a joyful moving meditation and you'll notice your progression.

If you want to delve deeper there’s plenty to learn in this practice including the Sanskrit names, the Ashtanga count, mantras, philosophy and pranayama (breathing) and meditation practices. Or you can pop along when you can and join in the peaceful yet joyful yoga sequence.


Our Ashtanga yoga students are a lovely, welcoming community. 
We have 1 or 2 drop-in spaces per Ashtanga yoga class or you can guarantee a mat-space with our month membership options here 

Your Ashtanga Yoga Teacher

Hi. I'm Emma Lowther-Wright and I am very fortunate to have been trained to teach Ashtanga Yoga by world-renowned John Scott. John is one of the key teachers who brought Ashtanga yoga from India to Europe, he drew the well known Ashtanga sequence stick figures and with Lino Miles he recorded the count.

John taught Madonna and Sting and teaches with an absolute joy of and curiosity about movement.

I continue to study the teachings of Eddie Stern and to practice and study with Scott Johnson.

Emma is also trained in ballet fitness, barre, POUND and sound therapy meditation. She is Her classes are heart-lifting, empowering, flowing dances to the rhythm of the breath.


Ashtanga Yoga Course

Ashtanga Yoga Beginners Class 


6 classes £50 - to book email

Places limited to 12 so that you benefit from personalised tuition


To register for am Ashtanga Yoga beginners course contact Emma on


£50 for 6 class beginners course 


Register your interest in the following for 2021

Monday: 7:30 - 8:30pm


Rise-up, spread those wings and be your power. What better way to shed 2020 than to start your journey on this wonderful Ashtanga Yoga path? It might just be the best thing you've done all year.

Ashtanga Yoga is an energetic practice of strength and grace.
It builds muscular strength, flexibility and balance through its postures.
It improves cardiovascular health through its flowing transitions.
It calms the mind by working on the nervous system.
It builds confidence and self-esteem as you start to find the postures easier (eventually!)
It’s a challenge - but it’s worth it.

Booking essential as places are limited




Types of Ashtanga Yoga Classes 

Counted Ashtanga Yoga

As well as the counted led classes of 3 durations (60, 75 and 90minutes) we offer a beautiful silent monthly Sunday Mysore style class.

The 3 class durations are progressively more challenging with the 90minute class being the full Primary series. If you're a beginner join either the beginners course, the 60minute or 75minute class. 

Mysore Ashtanga Yoga

A highly personalised class in which the teacher works with each student in detail where needed.


The monthly Sunday Mysore yoga class is a silent class which gives you more time to explore postures you want to work on with Emma and to move through the sequence at your own pace. It's a powerfully moving experience and a wonderful way to deepen your practice. 

We also hold workshops throughout the year to explore the 8 limbs of the practice and to build our friendships. 

Our Ashtanga Yoga Teacher 

Emma, our studio Director, is our Ashtanga yoga teacher. She studied with and was qualified to teach ashtanga yoga by world-leading ashtanga teacher trainer John Scott.


She is dedicated to and immersed in the ashtanga practice and continues to travel to study with senior 500hr international teachers including Eddie Stern, Scott Johnson and Greg Nardi.


Emma teaches with an emphasis on clear communication, empowerment, joy and compassion. She is especially interested in the neuroscience of yoga, how yoga can release physically held mental and emotional tension and how yoga can help us to live with greater joy, confidence and ease. 


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