Our beginners yoga academy has been running since we launched in 2013. Since then we have taught hundreds of beginner yogis all the basics of both yoga and meditation. We aim to build your confidence so you can happily jump into group classes knowing what you are doing or begin a home practice of your own.

     Beginners YOGA Courses 2024

Next 6-Week BEGINNERS YOGA Course Starts:

Monday 8th January 7.30-9pm – (FULLY BOOKED)

Monday 19th February 7.30-9pm – (FULLY BOOKED)

Monday 15th April 7.30-9pm(FULLY BOOKED)

Monday 10th June 7.30-9pm(SPACES AVAILABLE)

In-Person at Oceanflow Yoga Studio, Newquay

£75 for 6-Week Course with Handouts & Support

Beginners MEDITATION Courses 2024

Next 4-Week INTRO TO MEDITATION Course Start Date:

Wednesday 5th June 2024:  7:45 – 9pm


In-Person at Oceanflow Yoga Studio, Newquay or Live-Streaming Options Available

Everyone is Welcome!

Here at Oceanflow Yoga, we believe that yoga and meditation classes for beginners should be both fun and exciting whilst we provide you with the knowledge you need. We ensure that your introduction to yoga is informative and that you learn safe alignment and safe entry/exit from poses in a relaxed, friendly environment.

About Beginners Yoga

We are the only yoga studio in Cornwall offering 6 week beginner yoga courses continuously rolling throughout the year so you are never far away from the start of your introduction into yoga. We have literally taught hundreds of complete new comers to the world of yoga and let us assure you…you are NOT to stiff to do yoga! The course is very accessible and caters to all levels and abilities. We  also ensure we offer adaptations for any injuries you may have.

The beginners yoga courses cover all aspects of yoga and once completed you will be able to choose the classes at Oceanflow Yoga Studio which best suit your goals and ambitions for doing yoga. We offer yoga classes to calm an anxious mind, classes to energise the body, classes that focus on alignment, classes to strengthen the core and stretch the body and so on!

The courses are run by Tom Harvey or “Stretch” as he is ironically known by! Stretch has a unique talent of getting the very best out of each individual. He is very alignment focused, ensuring that your yoga practice starts from firm foundations from which to build upon. His yoga classes are a lot of fun and he does a great job of getting rid of any nerves people may have about starting yoga.

Yoga is about self development and taking the time out to care for yourself, not comparing yourself to other people on the mat. Oceanflow Yoga actively promotes a culture which leaves all egos at the front door and ensures everybody has a really enjoyable experience. For info on the course content, please click on the following link:


By the end of the course you will have a great foundation in Vinyasa Yoga and will even be presented with a certificate to hang on your wall! You will also be confident in choosing which classes on the timetable are right for you if you want to continue your practice at the studio. If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us:

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About Beginners Meditation

On top of the 6 week beginners yoga courses, Stretch also runs 4 week beginners meditation courses. He feels passionately that meditation is something everyone could benefit from. With regular practice of the skills learned on this course, people will have the knowledge and power to transform their lives. By the end of this course, students will be comfortable not only with how to meditate but will have all the skills needed to create a daily practice. 

Most peoples’ first attempt at meditating involves sitting cross legged (usually in agony because we haven’t sat like that since school!) and trying to silence the mind. Normally 30 seconds to a minute into the practice we are frustrated and have a mind full of thought. Creating more anger than peace we decide meditation is not for us and don’t try again! 

This is one of the reasons that this course has been created. The course takes away any woo woo and dives straight in to the science of the mind, how the brain works and what we need to do to successfully meditate. Just like there isn’t one style of yoga that fits all, the same is true for meditation. You will learn 8 different meditation techniques to allow you to discover which method works best for you. 

Although each session is 75 minutes, don’t worry we won’t be sat cross legged for all this time. There is plenty of opportunity to stretch the legs out regularly throughout each session. If you would rather sit on a chair…no problem at all, we have some chairs set up at the back of the studio. 

Regular meditation can bring many benefits including a calmer, more peaceful mind, a reduction in stress and anxiety levels, a more focused mind, more time in your day, better quality sleep and also it provides a more balanced way of looking at life. This list is far from exhaustive but gives you some examples of the benefits you can expect to experience with a regular meditation practice. If you have any questions about this course or want a chat, please feel free to contact us: