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Welcome to the Canal Studio, a small yoga practice in North Oxfordshire run by Klara Walters-James.


Klara has been practising yoga for over 20 years and has been sharing her love of yoga through teaching in the Woodstock and Bicester area. 

Having spent most of her professional life working as a corporate lawyer, Klara is intimately acquainted with the effects that stress, pressure, long working hours and a busy lifestyle can have on the body and mind. Her desire to help people release tension and quieten the mind leads Klara to study the human anatomy as well as meditative practices and relaxation techniques.


To people who are interested in her yoga sessions, Klara says "You don't have to be fit. You don't have to be strong. You don't have to be flexible (at all!). There is no such thing as being "good at yoga". Just come onto the mat, close your eyes, breathe and be yourself".

Yoga Sessions

In her group yoga sessions as well as in her private classes, Klara creates a safe, quiet space for those who want to unwind, slow down and explore their breath, body and mind through simple yoga poses, breathing practices and meditation.


GROUP SESSIONS (term time)

Monday evenings 7.30–9pm

The Marlborough C of E School, Shipton Road, Woodstock OX20 1LP

Booking is essential, book at


Thursday mornings

Thursday mornings 11.00–12.30am

Downdog and Crow, The Old Tannery, Hensington Road, Woodstock OX20 1JH

Please book by email at klara@thecanalstudio.co.uk or call/text 07799493510 or drop in on the day


Friday mornings drop-in 9.30–10.30am

KGF Community and Sports Centre, Lower Heyford OX25 5P

Last session of the term is Friday 20th December 2019. Sessions commence again on Friday 10th January 2020.


Private one on one sessions are available on work days before 3pm either at the Canal Studio in Lower Heyford or in your own space anywhere in North Oxfordshire.



Bespoke sessions for employees of local businesses are available on work days before 3pm in your own space anywhere in North Oxfordshire.



Back Care and Spinal Health

Saturday 8th February 2020, 10:00 - 13:00

The Marlborough C of E School, Shipton Road, Woodstoc OX20 1LP

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Klara is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga and the Yoga Alliance


Klara's qualifications include: 

• The Yoga Academy Teacher Training Course 2014, Simon Low  

• Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness to Children, 2016, Special Yoga, Jo Manuel 

• Myofascial Anatomy and Movement, 2017, Gary Carter 


She continues to attend workshops and seminars and studies with various teachers including Simon Low, Gary Carter, Judith Hanson Lasater, Dona Farhi and Julie Gudmestad. 


Get in touch

Feel free to contact Klara with any questions or enquiries,

or to learn more about her classes.

The Canal Studio, 37 Freehold Street, Lower Heyford,

Oxfordshire OX25 5NS, United Kingdom


Mobile: +44 7799493510