The Yoga Hall, 11 Hatfield Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3RR
Next to St Albans Museum.
We are less than 200 metres from St Peters Street in the centre of St Albans.
There are many bus routes close to us and we are about 10 minutes walk from
St Albans Railway Station (which is 20 minutes by rail from St Pancras, London).
You may be able to find street parking in the local area within a few minutes walk,
or you can use the Bricket Road NCP car park, less than 2 minutes from The Yoga Hall.
We have railings where you can securely lock your bicycle right outside or front door.
(There is a small car park at the back of The Yoga Hall that can be accessed from
Essex Street and Clifton Street. We share the car park with local businesses, so
it can ONLY be used on Sundays or AFTER 6:30pm Monday to Saturday)
Unless otherwise stated*, all Yoga classes are ‘drop-in’ so there is no need to book in advance.
Wear loose comfortable clothing. We have Yoga mats.
If you have any conditions or injuries you are worried about, let the teacher know at the beginning of the class.
|*** Click here to see our Christmas Timetable ***|
|Monday||Seniors Yoga||10:15am to 11:30am||£12||Liz|
|Nia Dance (07746 147345) No Class 17th December or 7th January||12:30pm to 1:30pm||£16||Dorit|
|Seniors Beginners Yoga (and U3A) No Class 7th, 14th, 21st or 28th January||2:30pm to 4:00pm||£14||Liz|
|Beginners Yoga||6:00pm to 7:00pm||£14||Finlay|
|Hatha Open Class||7:15pm to 8:45pm||£16||Finlay|
|Tuesday||Iyengar Open Class (term time only)||9:30am to 11:00am||£16||Larissa|
|Womb Yoga||6:00pm to 7:00pm||£14||Lou|
|Beginners Yoga||7:15pm to 8:45pm||£16||Lou|
|Wednesday||Kundalini Yoga (term time only)||9:30am to 11:00am||£16||Laura|
|Pregnancy Yoga||6:00pm to 7:15pm||£16||Laura|
|Hatha & Kundalini Open Class||8:00pm to 9:30pm||£16||Laura|
|Thursday||Hatha Open Class (term time only)||9:30am to 11:00am||£16||Finlay|
|Kids Yoga 2.5 to 4.5yrs (01582 765626)||2:00pm to 2:30pm||call||Heidi|
|Kids Yoga 4.5 to 10yrs (01582 765626)||4:00pm to 4:40pm||call||Heidi|
|Beginners Yoga||6:00pm to 7:00pm||£14||Rob|
|Yoga Nidra||7:45pm to 9:15pm||£16||Lou|
|* Integral Satsang (Raja Yoga) (07958 927946) (term time only)||7:15pm to 9:15pm||call *||Finlay|
|Friday||Baby Massage and Post-Natal Yoga||10:00am to 11:15am||£16||Laura|
|Pregnancy Yoga||12:15pm to 1:30pm||£16||Laura|
|* Baby Yoga and Post-Natal Yoga (Book here)||2:30pm to 3:30pm||£16 *||Laura|
|Teens Yoga (07762 769368) (term time only)||4:30pm to 5:30pm||£10||Anahata|
|Saturday||Beginners Yoga||9:00am to 10:15am||£14||Finlay|
|Hatha Open Class||10:30am to 12:00noon||£16||Finlay|
|Monthly Workshops||2:30pm to 4:00pm||Various||Various|
|Satsang Chanting – (monthly dates)||7:00pm to 10:30pm||£12/£5||Finlay & Laura|
|Sunday||Pregnancy Yoga (term time only)||10:30am to 11:45am||£16||Laura|
|Hatha Open Class||5:00pm to 6:30pm||£16||Finlay / Laura|
Single classes and 5 class Vouchers can be purchased at The Yoga Hall,
or you can purchase Vouchers and Workshops online at the Class Shop.
Click the pictures to go to the relevant booking page
Mother & Baby
We Offer the following Yoga Classes for Mother & Baby
We finish each class with herbal tea and our own very popular biscuits. Recipes can be found here.
There is plenty of time and space to make new friends, pick up advice, ask questions and pass on insights.
Laura Hinde has been teaching Hatha Yoga since 1995 in Canada, New York, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, London and St Albans. She trained with her teacher Faustomaria Dorelli. at his Innergy Yoga Centre in West London and with the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Society. Her studies of Raja Yoga with Fausto are at the core of her understanding and teaching of Yoga. She is also influenced by her practice of Vipassana Meditation, since 1995. She has taught Pregnancy Yoga since 1995, studying with Janet Balaskas at The Active Birth Centre and developing her own practice during her two pregnancies. More recently she has completed The Khalsa Way Pregnancy Yoga Teacher’s Training Program with Gurmukh at Golden Bridge Yoga, New York. Her interest in Baby Massage, Post-Natal Yoga, Baby Yoga and Tots Yoga has grown with her own children. She has studied with Peter Walker and Birthlight, as well as completing a Post-Natal apprenticeship at The Active Birth Centre. Her classes incorporate what she has learned from personal experience.
Finlay Hinde began practicing Kundalini Yoga in 1994 with his Chinese Medicine teacher, Guru Dharam Singh Khalsa, and Qi Gong with Tinh Thong Nguyen. During his years as an Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Sound Healer, he also practiced Kashmiri Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Vipassana Meditation. In 1998 he found his teacher Faustomaria Dorelli., who could demonstrate Classical Yoga integrated with our modern western predicament. After Sivananda teacher training in 2000 he married one of Fausto’s student teachers, Laura. Together they set up The Yoga Hall in St Albans. Since then Finlay has studied spiritual philosophies with Georg Feuerstein, Thomas Hubl, Terry Patten and Integral Life. Finlay teaches all levels of Hatha Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Raja Yoga and Kirtan Chanting. He is a Certified Integral Therapist practicing Upstairs at The Yoga Hall.
Drawn in by The Yoga Hall’s purple sign, Lou’s interest in yoga started in 2004. Immediately taken by the calming effect that the asanas (postures) had on her mind, she soon found herself attending as many classes as she could. On the Brazier’s weekend retreats in Oxfordshire, she was introduced to Raja Yoga with Faustomaria Dorelli. This had an immediate impact on her and has led to the deepening of her study of yoga his Innergy Yoga Centre in London. Lou’s interest in meditation has grown out of her yoga practice, especially Vipassana Meditation. Yoga has also led her to begin writing again and to explore ‘The Artist’s Way’. She is a qualified reflexologist and enjoys Kirtan Chanting. Lou teaches Beginners on Tuesdays 7:15 to 8:45pm
Liz Egre teaches Seniors Yoga on Mondays 10:15 to 11:30am.
Larissa McGoldrick is a certified level 2 Iyengar Yoga teacher with over 15 years experience from the USA. She is also a nationally licensed and certified acupuncturist with a busy private practice in St Albans. her studies include many years under the tutelage of acupuncturist and Taoist priest Jeffrey Yuen in New York City. After many years as a dancer teaching and performing internationally with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in New York City she changed her profession to alternative health. She was a core teacher at the Iyengar Institute of Greater New York and coordinated the Iyengar Yoga program at Columbia University in New York City. Her main senior Iyengar teachers include the late Mary Dunn, Richard Ward, Gabriela Giubilaro, and Alaric Newcombe. In July 2009 she spent a month in Pune, India, at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute where she studied directly with Geetaji and Prashantji Iyengar.
Dorit fell in love with Nia at her very first class in Cape Town while visiting family. It was a ‘coming home’ to her body and even though at that point, she had no intention of teaching Nia, after six months back in London, she felt compelled to train as there were no classes or teachers in London. Dorit became a Nia teacher in 2005 and it changed her life. She is so happy to have found this joyful sensory-based movement practice that support herself and others in living connected to their body
Anahata has been practising Dance, Pilates, Yoga and Meditation for many years. Drawn to the studies of Vedanta Philosophy, Integral Yoga and Bihar School of Yoga, she discovered the healing powers of the breath and became a teacher of Yoga. She qualified in Pilates & Yoga for children and adults REP Level 3 BWY. She trained with Swami Vedantananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga with John Scott and Sri Pattabi Jois, and has developed her own style of Core Strength Yoga. Since 2004 she has been focusing on bringing Yoga into the curriculum, teaching at Schools and Colleges, students and staff and continues her work to bring Mindfulness and Yoga Core Strength into the Community (also teaches for MS Society). Ana teaches the weekly Teens Yoga class and a Monthly Core Strength Workshop.
Heidi qualified with June’s School of Yoga to teach yoga to children and teaches the Kids Yoga class on Thursdays 2.00 – 2.30pm.
Nicky Frewin attended her first yoga class whilst working as a dancer in Lisbon, Portugal – learning that not being able to understand nor speak a word of Portuguese was not an essential criteria for her first yoga experience! Years later, and after many a yoga class at The Yoga Hall, Nicky and her family discovered Big Dog Little Dog and they all completely fell in love with it. After attending many workshops, Nicky decided to train to teach this yoga herself, to spread this family yoga joy to many other local families. Nicky also finds yoga often sneaks into her other work as a Creative Dance Teacher!
See the calendar below for dates
The discipline of Hatha Yoga aims at the release of tensions and stress in the body through the physical approach of its postures called asanas. The distinctive method of classical Hatha is the way asanas are performed, slowly and mindfully. The mind is helped to create a “feel” for the body through the intuitive performance of the asanas. The body responds by becoming stronger and more flexible, releasing the resistance established by the lack of practice and old habits. A closer relationship is then created between body and mind, and one begins to perceive a fresh sense of well being. If the practice of this ancient knowledge is maintained with regularity, soon a new state of health will be experienced and enjoyed.
We host a few therapies and groups upstairs at The Yoga Hall, including;
Shiatsu, Reflexology, Yoga Therapy, Massage,
Acupuncture, Ayurvedic Medicine,
Psychotherapy, Counselling, Coaching, Discovering the Voice,
Red Tent, Men’s Group, A Course in Miracles, Mudras with Meditation,
Integral Satsang, Kirtan Chanting.
Thank you very much for heart felt weekend, full of connection and love. I feel energized, refreshed and very alive. Thank you!
Pregnancy Yoga at the Yoga Hall, probably the best thing about pregnancy!
Love this place.
Just a note to say a big thank you for a professional, thoughtful and inspirational retreat, Jo and I thoroughly enjoyed it and we learned a lot.
I really enjoyed everything about the retreat – thank you again. I went mainly for the asanas and got a much clearer sense of my strengths and weaknesses because of the amount of ground you covered.
We made some very lovely friends and memories from those wonderful days of antenatal, baby massage and baby yoga classes. Thank you for providing a peaceful, warm and friendly environment for new moms and babes!
I felt very lucky to be taught by you both and to learn a little more from your amazing skills and experience. I appreciate the care and interest you showed us.
Before the retreat, I was sure it would be relaxing and inspirational but it was much more than that. Sabina itself was beautiful. The grounds were so quiet and peaceful, and the accomodations were lovely. It was so nice to be served healthy, tasty food at regular intervals (what a concept!) 🙂 By the end of the first day, I could just feel my everyday worries and concerns evaporating. You are both such caring and inspiring teachers -during the retreat you were so welcoming and open. Somehow you helped a diverse group of people, with varied yoga backgrounds, become a cohesive and supportive group. The classes, the evening program and the morning meditation all complemented each other (along with relaxing by the pool!) and made the retreat feel complete.
I really loved your classes and would recommend them to anyone.
It was a great week in a paradise setting (In Sabina Retreat). You are wonderful Yoga teachers!! The practice cleared my mind quite a bit and I’m very motivated in keeping up morning meditation and daily Asanas as I realized how good this is for me if I really make it a daily habit. Let’s see. 😉
Thanks for all your advice and guidance over the last few months it really made a difference during the pregnancy and I felt pretty fit and confident about the birth too which really helped.
And thank you again for wonderful retreat. I wasn’t in a great place when I arrived and felt much stronger at the end of our week together so thank you so much for all your kindness and positivity and for your wonderful teaching. Have a lovely sunny day.
Thanks for such good ante natal classes – I’m convinced I achieved the delivery without a lot of intervention because of the relaxation, breathing and movements I’d learnt in yoga along with lots of determination and will power!
The yoga really worked!!!!!!!
I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
So lucky to have a place like this in St Albans. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned yogi there are classes for everyone. I have been attending classes here for 8 years and it has literally changed my life. A place full of authenticity, integrity and love 🙂
I feel great which I put down to the yoga.
Thank you so much for all your help and advice during my pregnancy.
The Yoga Hall is a special place. You immediately feel calm on entering. I have attended general, workshops & pregnacy classes over many years with Laura & Finlay. How ever hard i feel it is to get there, i never come out disappointed. I always feel great afterwards. it is a real escape. Thanks Laura & Finlay for giving.
Thank you especially for the kindness, peace, concern and friendship you’ve given me these last many months of what has certainly been a challenging pregnancy. Without your class to look forward to each week – where both the relaxation of yoga and the wonderful exchange between us moms-to-be helped me cope enormously with the stress life threw at me – what would I have done? You’re a truly caring person, Laura, and the women who attend your classes are lucky to benefit from all you offer as a teacher and friend.
Thanks for being such a positive part of my pregnancy.
I have really enjoyed the antenatal yoga classes & feel that they were really beneficial. I especially enjoyed the sense of solidarity & sharing it gave participants & I have been recommending the classes to loads of people. If you ever need a testimony for your website, do let me know. Anyway, thanks especially to you for your friendship & support over the last 5 1/2 months that I have been attending- it has been invaluable & I look forward to taking this forward in baby massage & other classes.
I really enjoyed the retreat and thought you organised it brilliantly – you are both inspiring teachers! I’ve returned with a clearer mind, healthier body and keen to keep up my daily practice.
The Yoga Hall
11 Hatfield Road
Answer Machine – 01727 857224
or call our teachers directly
Laura – 07974 653661
Finlay – 07958 927946
Lou – 07730 430330
Larissa – 07506 691744
Anahata – 07762 769368
Nicky – 07871 038703
Heidi – 01582 765626
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