We are now open - please remember to bring your own mat with you to class
“Our ikigai is different for all of us, but one that we have in common is that we are all searching for meaning.” Hector Garcia Puigcerver
Welcome to Ikigai Holistic – Yoga Studio and Wellbeing Centre in Whitstable.
A space to rest, restore and inspire within the heart of Whitstable.
At Ikigai Holistic our aim is to provide a space of tranquillity to nurture and enliven the soul. We run a range of classes which consist of many styles of Yoga including Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and more. We also offer AntiGravity, Pilates, Alchemy Crystal Sound Baths and a variety of monthly workshops.
The Wellbeing Centre located above the studio offers Psychotherapy, Osteopathy, Bowen Therapy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Nutritional Therapy and other practices.
We pride ourselves on our fluid approach, updating regularly to create classes and workshops that focus on a holistic approach to wellbeing.
Ikigai is made up of two beautiful yoga studios. Our larger studio has a hydroponic living wall which is believed to enhance relaxation and improve air quality by removing VOCs from the air.
Our bamboo flooring is heated throughout, providing comfort during those cold winter mornings and our equipment is ethical and organic where possible. We have bolsters, blocks, yoga mats and everything else to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible.
To bring your own yoga mat to class or hire one from us in advance by emailing [email protected]
To bring a sweat towel for dynamic classes
To queue up outside the studio and wait for reception to let you into your class
All mat spaces are marked out in the studio with at least 2m social distancing in place
Mandatory temperature checks are in place on arrival
Hand sanitiser stations and hand washing facilities are provided throughout the studio
Please enter and exit the studio one person at a time, keeping to social distancing
Slow Flow with Saskia
This class is a cross between Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. You will be guided through a series of simple postures that seamlessly and slowly flow from one to another, allowing you time to pause, reflect and create space within each one. The class will finish with a Yoga Nidra (‘yogic sleep'): a form of guided meditation that is practised lying down. The aim of this is to lead you into a conscious state between wakefulness and sleep, filling you with deep relaxation.
Spiritual Hatha with Saskia
Inspired by the belief that Hatha yoga represents the sun and moon, aiming to balance these two energies, creating an equilibrium between body and mind. First you will focus on the physical aspect of yoga (the asana), concentrating on alignment, fluidity and finding space within the body. Followed by exploring the spiritual and philosophical side of yoga, through practices such as pranayama, observation, mantra and meditation.
Postnatal Yoga with Liz
A class for you that you can bring your baby to. This gentle yoga class allows you to start to reconnect with your body, stretch, easy out aching shoulders and find your inner strength. However you birthed your baby, it will take time for you to feel like ‘you’ again and this class offers you that opportunity in a baby friendly environment along with other ladies who, like you, may not have had a full night’s sleep! so plenty of restorative postures too.