Led by Lilley Harvey, we are a small team teaching progressive hatha yoga in York, enabling our students to develop focus, flexibility and strength.
We have classes that are suitable for all ages and abilities, held on various week days and evenings, at our venues in Acomb and Woodthorpe. Classes include:
Yoga for beginners
If you're new to yoga, we recommend starting with our 12-week Yoga Essentials course. The courses, which we run at various times throughout the year, are incredibly popular and tend to fill up quickly. However, with some students quickly progressing to our Improver classes, it's often possible to join halfway through.
Yoga for all levels
In addition to our Yoga Essentials and Improver classes, we teach Intermediate, Ashtanga and Dynamic classes. On Monday mornings, we offer a Gentle Hatha Yoga class, which is suitable for beginners and people with limited mobility, who are available in the daytime.
Transform yourself - with our help!
At Peacock Tree Yoga, we encourage you to commit to your own transformation through the practice of yoga. We keep close contact with all our students, monitoring their progress and giving feedback where appropriate. Nobody is just a name on a register.
Free trial lesson
Take the first step now so you can experience the joy of living in a strong, supple body with a clear and focused mind! All new students can take advantage of a complimentary trial class with Peacock Tree Yoga without any obligation to continue.
About Lilley Harvey
Lilley Harvey has been teaching since 2006 but her first experience of yoga was in the early 1990s when she took part in a pioneering therapeutic programme for asthmatics. Lilley considers yoga as being the single most effective tool in helping her to recover from an auto-immune disorder, which at its peak left her too weak to walk. From practising for just a few minutes each day, to seven years later, practising vigorously for up to seven hours a day, yoga and the wealth of its teachings has transformed her life.
Committed to continual professional development, Lilley spent 6 months living in Mysore India in 2009 and travels extensively nationally and internationally (most recently to Zen Wellness in Arizona, USA & to Turkey), for workshops and training courses.
A brilliant communicator – skilled at teaching diverse groups, Lilley’s students range from being three years old to being well into their seventies and beyond. Lilley has taught yoga in many schools – both as workshops and as part of the curriculum. She also specialises in teaching children with special educational needs (in particular autism). Lilley has also created on-going yoga programmes for adults suffering from mental ill health.
Lilley’s life journey has graced her not only with an extraordinary zest for life, but also with a great understanding of people. This understanding gives her exceptional insight into the possibilities of growth in others, and the ability to connect to each student whatever their starting point, and draw out the best in them.
9.45–10.45am - Improvers - Acomb
11.00–12.15pm - Gentle Hatha - Acomb
6.45–8.00pm - Improvers - Acomb
8.00 – 9.30pm - Ashtanga - Acomb
7.00 – 8.00pm - Essentials - Woodthorpe
8.15 – 9.30pm - Improvers - Woodthorpe
8.00 – 9.15pm - Intermediates - Woodthorpe
No. 8 Regent Buildings, York Road, Acomb YO26 4LT
Use the door on the right of the charity shop and it’s on the top floor. Just come up.
St James the Deacon Church Hall, Sherringham Drive, Woodthorpe, YO24 2SE
Use the double doors on the left marked “Hall” and come on in.