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".

In addition to yoga sessions, Klara also offers holistic massage treatments at the Ashcroft Therapy Centre at Deddington.

Yoga Sessions and Massage Therapy


In her group yoga sessions as well as in her private classes and her massage therapy sessions, 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 or through hands-on massage treatment.


Monday evenings

19:30 - 21:00 

St. Hugh's RC Church and Centre

Hensington Road, Woodstock OX20 1JL

Summer Term running from 25 April to 25 July 2022, no session on 30 May 2022

£12.00 per session

Please email klara@thecanalstudio.co.uk to book

Friday mornings 

9:30 - 10:30 

Summer Term running from 22 April to 29 July 2022, no sessions on 27 May, 3 and 10 June and 8 July 2022

King George's Field Community Centre

1 Mill Lane, Lower Heyford OX25 5PG

£10.00 per session

Please email klara@thecanastudio.co.uk to book


To book a private one on one session please email Klara at klara@thecanalstudio.co.uk. The cost of 1 hour and 30 minutes session is £45.00.


Massage therapy sessions are available at the Ashcroft Therapy Centre at Deddington on Thursday afternoons between 15:00 and 20:30 (ashcrofttherapycentre.co.uk).  The sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes long and tailored to the client's particular needs or areas of concern.  The cost of the session is £60.00.


In addition to the Ashcroft Therapy Centre, massage therapy sessions are also available in Woodstock at the Woodstock Physio Clinic by appointment.


To book a massage therapy session please email Klara art klara@thecanalstudio.co.uk 




Klara is a member of the British Wheel of Yoga, the Yoga Alliance and the Complementary Therapists Association.

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

• Holistic Massage Diploma, 2022, Oxford School of Massage

She continues to attend workshops and seminars and studies with various teachers including Simon Low, Gary Carter, Judith Hanson Lasater, Dona Farhi and Mimi Kuo-Deemer. 


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 


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