Founded in 1993, The Life Centre is a friendly haven, where yoga and Pilates inspire well-being and a community spirit. We believe firmly in the values of community; we are an integral part of our local communities in Manchester and London, play our part in the wider UK yoga community, and, perhaps most importantly, help to create a community among our students and clients.
Who we are
The Life Centre is a friendly haven, where yoga and Pilates inspire well-being with a community spirit which lifts everyone working or visiting here.
We know how vital it is to have the best teachers and to offer a fantastic choice of yoga styles. We understand how to nurture relationships in our specialised classes like pregnancy yoga and how to ease newcomers into a regular practice, with our beginners’ courses. Plus, we run exciting workshops with resident and guest teachers whose experience and imagination brings a freshness to yoga on each occasion.
The Life Centre was founded in London in 1993, and is one of the UK's oldest centres dedicated to yoga and Pilates. The Life Centre North opened in Manchester in April 2016 with the aim of bringing the widest range of yoga and wellbeing classes and the best quality teaching to the North West. These aims are also reflected in our teacher training courses, provided by our sister company Yogacampus, which brings some of world’s most respected teachers together to provide a wide range of courses for those keen to share the benefits of yoga.
With a focus on meeting the full array of mind-body needs, the Life Centre North offers both specialised classes such as pregnancy yoga, yoga for anxiety and hot yoga - a class taught in a specialist studio heated to 40 degrees - as well as classes appealing to all levels from the total beginner to long term practitioners.
Inventive and inspiring classes and a community focussed studio are things The Life Centre has been proud to offer in London for many years and our move to Manchester is a direct result of demand in a city that is expanding tenfold, with more and more individuals looking to find somewhere to restore the balance in their hectic lifestyles.
We believe firmly in the values of community: by being an integral part of our local communities in Manchester and London, by playing our part in the wider UK yoga community, and, perhaps most importantly, by helping to create a community among our students, teachers and staff. At The Life Centre, you will be welcomed with a smile, and, after a few visits, probably greeted by name. We pride ourselves on employing friendly and knowledgeable staff with the experience to answer your questions about yoga and Pilates. We also believe that there is a yoga path for everyone: female or male, young or old, stiff or bendy; that that there are many authentic paths of yoga, all of which deserve respect; and that our teachers should be well trained, but should each retain their own unique style, approach and creativity. Above all, we believe that The Life Centre is about YOU!
Meet the Teachers
Fiona has been practising yoga since the age of 14, when she attended her first class at the local village hall.
She was drawn to yoga for the physical aspect of the practice, and soon discovered the immense emotional and spiritual healing it can bring. After falling in love with Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in her twenties, Fiona completed her 200 hours Ashtanga and Rocket Yoga teacher training with The Yoga People in London, and did a further 100 hours teacher training in Yin Yoga with Sebastien Pucelle and Murielle Burellier. She has recently completed another 100 hours in Mandala flow and Shamanism.
Yoga for Stress Release Workshop
With Sue Diamond
In this nourishing workshop, Sue will help you to de-stress and reset through releasing negative emotions and guiding you into a deep state of relaxation.
New Moon Kundalini and Yoga Nidra Afternoon
With Beth Morgan
Join Beth Morgan for this special New Moon Kundalini Yoga & Yoga Nidra afternoon to harness the potent energies of the New Moon.
New Year, New You Urban Retreat
With Mick Timpson
A daylong transformative retreat for the Mind and Body in the heart of the city.
Acro Yoga Workshop with Josh & Adi
The Life Centre North are teaming up with Imprint Movement Collective, Josh Rowe and Adi Scott for an afternoon of Acro Yoga. Acro Yoga is a wonderful way to connect with others around you. You work as a team to create a combination of acrobatic moves and yoga flows that come together in a beautiful sequence to create what we see as Acro Yoga.
Tuesday Beginners 6 Week Yoga Course
With Karen Hadgett
This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.
In this course, students will receive personal attention from an experienced teacher week to week providing an ideal environment for learning.
Power Of Intention Yin Yang Workshop
With Gavin DeMarines
Set your intentions for the year ahead with this Yin Yang workshop designed to bring balance & focus to body and mind.
Saturday Beginning Vinyasa Yoga 6 Week Course
With Dana Baniel
This 6 week course introduces the classic body of yoga postures (asanas) and basic sequences, including sun salutations, the basis of all vinyasa practice. A focus on healthy alignment principles and an introduction to breathing practices (pranayama) will help build strength, flexibility and create a foundation for your yoga practice.