Welcome to Yoga-dendrum

charlie-kirkMy name is Charlie Kirk and I teach yoga classes in the Star Hall, Valencia Street, Mayfield in Newcastle.

Each class will provide you with tools and information to develop and add to your own unique yoga practice.  The classes are designed to work with both beginners and experienced students – and there are now separate chair yoga classes for people with challenges that make conventional classes difficult.

Yoga-dendrum takes its name from one of my favourite flowering plants – the Epidendrum (Crucifix) Orchid. Give these plants just a little bit of regular attention and watch them grow and develop into beautiful plants – which is much the same as our yoga practice.


There will be no classes from Monday 29 November – classes will resume on Thursday 9 December.

NOTE: Chair yoga with Karen will continue on Wednesday nights (5.30-6.30) during this time. You are welcome to come along to the hall or join in via zoom (please let us know in advance if zooming).

Masks, check-in, and hand cleaning are still required and please do not attend if you are unwell.

We will operate within current government health recommendations and orders, which means at this point all people attending must be double vaccinated.

If this means you can’t attend yet in person, there are options to join via zoom, or watching my videos at home – or any using other resources you can find.  I can suggest options for you if you’re having difficulty navigating what is available.

Most classes will run with the option to join in from home with zoom.

Monday chair 4.30 – 5.30

Monday floor 6 – 7.30

Tuesday floor 10 – 11.30 No zoom option

Tuesday floor 12.15 – 1.15 (NOT AT THE HALL – A ZOOM ONLY CLASS)

Wednesday chair with Karen 5.30 – 6.30

Thursday floor 6 – 7.30

Friday chair 9 – 10

If attending via zoom, please advise in advance of the class.

With the reduced capacity (back to 4 square metres) we still have capacity in all classes.  However if you are new to Yoga-dendrum or returning after a longer break, please contact me prior to attending.  

Yoga-dendrum is registered as a COVID-safe business.

You will need to bring your own mat to class.   BYO blanket for the yoga nidra would be a good idea.     There will be no need for any props in the classes, however if you previously used cushions for support, you will have to bring your own. 

Wednesday evening chair class will be taught by Karen.  All other classes by me.

Payment can be by cash or EFT direct deposit if you’d prefer to avoid handling money.

Please contact me if you’ve any questions.  

Regards, Charlie


 The following practices are now available on YouTube.  You can also find them using the Video tab on this site.

Guided meditation / pranayama:  Natural Breath Awareness; Rhythmic Yogic Breath; Yoga Nidra (20 min) 

Chair yoga sequences: Spinal Movement sequence; Preparing for seated Salute to the Sun; Standing sequence.  Note these chair sequences work well if you’re used to more traditional classes – feel free to try them out!

My original 20 minute yoga nidra meditation  is still here (click the link) if you needed a bit of quiet / recharge time.