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.


As of Wednesday 18 March, all classes are cancelled.   If you have any concerns on how we can work through these unprecedented times please contact me.  I will be providing updates both here and on the FaceBook page – as well as sending text updates to regular class members.  If you are not receiving those texts, please contact me via the contact tab on this site.  Stay well, Hari OM Tat Sat.  Charlie

 The following practices are now available on YouTube.  

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.