Studio Kooks

Studio Kooks

Located in a Grade 2 listed mansion in Beckenham Place Park, Studio Kooks offers yoga, pilates and meditation with a genuine commitment to creating a warm, welcoming and lively hub for movement practices.

After years of teaching and practicing yoga and pilates, the studio’s founders, Jean Hall, Kathy King and Alison Henning decided to combine their enthusiasm and experience with their understanding of what makes a wonderful space in which to practice and teach and to create a community that makes wellness available to people of all ages and abilities.

Studio Kooks offers classes ranging from beginners to advanced, from gentle and restorative to strong and dynamic and from kids to seniors.

Taking inspiration from the beautiful setting of Beckenham Place Park, we also offer the studio for weekend workshops, master classes and day retreats to step out of the urban busy-ness and into the nurturing space of nature.

Find out more about Studio Kooks.


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http://www.studiokooks.co.uk


Videos from Studio Kooks

  • Opening The Shoulders49:18
    Opening The Shoulders

    Jean Hall

    The focus of this creatively-sequenced intermediate vinyasa is to release holding and tightness around the shoulders and reconnect the shoulders blades deep into the back. With an open chest, the heart can breathe more fully again. Working with back lengthening and strengthening poses this will help to create support, ease and poise. You will need a blanket (or rolled up yoga mat), 2 foams blocks and a strap.



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  • Lotus Focused Vinyasa Flow56:24
    Lotus Focused Vinyasa Flow

    Jean Hall

    An intermediate/advanced level vinyasa yoga class. The lotus is a great symbol for moving into stillness to expand our consciousness. This fabulously sequenced hip- focused yoga class is a playful exploration of half lotus to help release and open the hips and pelvis and create a secure and rooted foundation for body and consciousness which will enhance spinal alignment and allow the flow of prana to move more freely through this channel and the wingspan of the back. You may need blanket, 2 foam blocks and a strap.



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  • Strong Centred Flow52:30
    Strong Centred Flow

    Jean Hall

    A fairly feisty yoga flow. A quick-paced vinyasa suitable for intermediate and advanced students. The focus is on a strong centre, a gathering in, in order to expand out. This class is swift to get moving, great if you want to get a move-on and you'd like to learn a more balanced, stronger and more centred approach to extension and flexion. You may need a few blocks and a strap.



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  • Variation on Ashtanga Primary Series27:43
    Variation on Ashtanga Primary Series

    Jean Hall

    Following the basic underlying pattern sequence of the primary series but offered here with a gentle and modified approach so it’s accessible to all abilities and energy levels. You will need a strap, 2 foam blocks or a cushion, a chair and the wall.



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  • Get Up and Glow27:48
    Get Up and Glow

    Jean Hall

    An artfully sequenced morning vinyasa yoga class designed to let you get up and glow, no messing around! Start the day with joyful movement. Start with gentle breath work and stretches to wake you up gently, and then get moving with vinyasa to align the breath with movement. A wonderfully energising start to the day!



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  • Evening Floor Based Flow22:01
    Evening Floor Based Flow

    Jean Hall

    A mindfully paced, gentle, floor-based vinyasa to calm and relax you ready for a peaceful evening. Stretch out your hamstrings, give yourself relaxing neck and shoulder moves, stretch your upper back and shoulders and move with your breath. You will need a strap.



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  • Gravity Surfing Vinyasa55:47
    Gravity Surfing Vinyasa

    Jean Hall

    An energising vinyasa yoga class full of peak poses with a focus on letting gravity ground you as you rise, twist, backbend and balance your way through this gorgeous, flowing vinyasa. With advanced peak poses, intermediates can play along and surf the edge of your challenge! You may need a yoga strap.



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  • Go Slow Floor Flow36:02
    Go Slow Floor Flow

    Jean Hall

    Beautiful slow sequence, all based on the floor so you can release bodily tension into gravity. Take your time, resist the temptation to speed up and enjoy this rejuvenating flow which is perfect for any time when you need to look after yourself and restore peace and serenity in your life.



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  • Grace and Strength Vinyasa48:03
    Grace and Strength Vinyasa

    Jean Hall

    Wave like fluidity of the spine through variations in the namaska sun salutations feeling grace, strength and power. From a slow, graceful beginning and with plenty of more advanced yoga poses to challenge the intermediate and advanced practitioners, those not ready for the peak poses of handstand, half moon and the splits should hold back to where you feel more comfortable.



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  • Warm Up, Cool down20:53
    Warm Up, Cool down

    Jean Hall

    The perfect 'bookend' class, which is beautiful for either side of the day, a lovely gentle, warm up, or a cool down and release the day. With long holds, deep twists and supported backbends, this is a really nourishing start of your day practice, or class to round off your day. For a weekend treat, we recommend following with Jean's Vinyasa class now your body is open. You will need a block.



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  • Restorative Sequence41:40
    Restorative Sequence

    Jean Hall

    A gentle, restorative class which is really nourishing to the fascia and cells of the body and is great for deep relaxation and stress-reduction as well as being a fantastic preparation for sleep.



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  • Vinyasa Flow for Moving On33:17
    Vinyasa Flow for Moving On

    Jean Hall

    This class is designed to help you to release tensions held within the body to enable you to move on and be open to possibilities in life. This slow vinyasa flow will keep you mindful and moving through life's more turbulent times to enable you to release, let you and when you are ready, move on.



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  • Letting Go Vinyasa Flow50:01
    Letting Go Vinyasa Flow

    Jean Hall

    This slow flow class is designed to rid the body and mind of tensions which accumulate as a result of life's experiences. These tensions can hold us back, so the class focuses on releasing them so that, in time, we are ready to move on. The class begins slowly and mindfully with supine breathing practices for the first eight minutes. If you want to get moving sooner, but still gain the benefit of tension release, you may want to start with child's pose eight minutes into class. This class is a slow vinyasa flow, focusing on mindfulnes and release.



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  •  Post Natal Recovery41:42
    Post Natal Recovery

    Jean Hall

    This yoga class is suitable for most from 6 weeks after birth and is fantastic for strengthening the core. Starting steadily, with the breath, this class moves to some juicy slow vinyasa sequences all with a strong core focus. This class is recommended to all who need to strengthen their core in a mindful, stready way. You will need a block and a cushio



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  •  Post Natal 4: Restorative15:40
    Post Natal 4: Restorative

    Jean Hall

    Try this calming sequence those when you just need to rest. Four simple supported poses that help reset tired minds, backs and shoulders. You will need 2 bolsters or pillows and a chair or a sofa can work too.



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  • Post Natal 3 : Re-integrate18:20
    Post Natal 3 : Re-integrate

    Jean Hall

    This class focuses on gentle strengthening yoga for the core, so that the tummy feels knitted back together after the recent strains. Jean also shows us some gentle shoulder stretch and strengtheners, so important for all the heavy lifting new mums have in store. You will need to set yourself up near to a wall.



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  •  Headstand Part 1 - Pose Demonstration06:39
    Headstand Part 1 - Pose Demonstration

    Jean Hall

    In this yoga pose tutorial, Jean talks us through the key alignment points when you are working on your headstand. We recommend that you watch this class first, then go onto the second class in which she shows how a student can perform headstand safely.



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  •  Headstand Part - 2 Pose Tutorial03:43
    Headstand Part - 2 Pose Tutorial

    Jean Hall

    In the second of Jean's headstand pose tutorials, she talks a student through going into headstand from the wall position. You will want to watch part 1 for her alignment pointers first, then watch the second part through, before you attempt to practice to it. Have fun turning your world upside down!



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  • Vinyasa for shoulders50:36
    Vinyasa for shoulders

    Jean Hall

    A strong, flowing vinyasa class with a focus on strengthening and releasing the shoulders to prepare for a stronger, better aligned side plank



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  • Hip Vinyasa54:03
    Hip Vinyasa

    Jean Hall

    A gentle vinyasa class suitable for improvers but with an intermediate/advanced cresendo once your hips are beautifully open. A fab class which opens and releases the hips, great if you have been sitting all day. You will need a strap



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  • Flow - Hips & Heart01:06:48
    Flow - Hips & Heart

    Jean Hall

    This is a challenging flowing sequence that builds from flowing lunges to hip-openers peaking into heart-opening back-bends. Perfect if you love to flow from pose to pose. Includes a challenge ”“ the arm balance Eka-pada-kundinyasana II (prepare yourself!) and camel.



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  • Greet the day flow26:01
    Greet the day flow

    Jean Hall

    Sweet and steady flow that builds to a deeper practice that includes full range of poses. Perfect as a daily morning practice or you need to hit re-set at lunch-time or after work. This full and flowing sequence weaves sun salutes, standing poses, balances, and floor poses .



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  • Gentle Spine: Soothe the shoulders20:30
    Gentle Spine: Soothe the shoulders

    Jean Hall

    Aching tired shoulders? Sore neck? Tense face? Let Jean help you release it all with this calming practice. Smooth, flowing movements will release the shoulders and lubricate the joints, easing out tension. This yoga class especially for your spine and shoulders will bring spacious to yours spine leaving you feeling like new. Props: A strap or belt



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  • Hips and Spine unwind28:11
    Hips and Spine unwind

    Jean Hall

    This is a beautiful , relaxing, floor-based practice for when you need to chill as much as you need to move. Nourishing and rejuvenating flow with the breath. Perfect as a rainy-day practice or when you need a little extra TLC.



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  • Post Natal 1: Your body after baby21:12
    Post Natal 1: Your body after baby

    Jean Hall

    First in Jean’s post-natal sequence which allows you to safely build your core once more. Over the weeks as you improve in strength Jean will build in stronger and more challenging to get you looking and feeling all new. This practice is a gentle welcome back to your body and gives the basic dos and don’t on how to safely build your core after pregnancy. Coming soon! Jean’s 5-minute super-mum practice.



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  • Post Natal 2: Find the Core07:00
    Post Natal 2: Find the Core

    Jean Hall

    In this short practice Jean works with the inhale and exhale to help you identify the areas of the abdomen and pelvic floor you’ll be learning to strengthen and tone throughout this post-natal series.



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  • Five-Min Super Mum05:24
    Five-Min Super Mum

    Jean Hall

    This is a 5 minute instant re-charge for any time of day or night. Take 5 for yourself and relieve those tired shoulders and busy mind.



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  • Awaken to Yoga22:59
    Awaken to Yoga

    Jean Hall

    This is a lovely, meditative, sweet and slow flow to warm up the body for the day. It is great for beginners as well as advanced yogis who want to take care of their bodies from the inside out. This practice would be wonderful to be used as a pre-curser to your morning meditation as Jean gently guides attention inward through the focus on the breath. This could also be used at the end of the day before your evening meditation. Jean guides you gently into the breath, gives great alignment guidance to some gentle backbends and lovely, long modified downward dogs. No better way to start, or indeed end the day. Props: Bolster or firm pillows



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  • Building strength for headstand12:05
    Building strength for headstand

    Jean Hall

    This is a perfect practice to open the shoulders and build strength and flexibility in the core as preparation for headstand. Need freer neck & shoulders? This is also for you. Join Jean and student, David This is a perfect warm up practice with plenty of modifications if you’re newer to the practice. Watch out for Jean’s headstand tutorial ”“ coming soon!



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  • Sun Salutations28:16
    Sun Salutations

    Jean Hall

    Take this beautiful flowing sequence that uses sun salutation variations and weaves them through the practice. Great way to start the day.



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  • Shoulder Stand Tutorial: Demo08:50
    Shoulder Stand Tutorial: Demo

    Jean Hall

    In this 2-part tutorial, Jean shows us how to practice shoulderstand safely. Learn how to place the head and shoulders and progressively move up into shoulderstand. Watch Jean demo the pose first before attempting the practice. Props: Folded mat or heavy blankets.



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  • Shoulder Stand Tutorial: Practice07:26
    Shoulder Stand Tutorial: Practice

    Jean Hall

    Join Jean’s student, David as he takes shoulderstand. Jean gives top tips for his balance once in the pose - really helpful at home as you can’t watch and practice this pose at the same time! Remember - watch Jean demo the pose first before attempting this practice so you don’t turn your head in shoulderstand. Props: Folded mat or heavy blankets.



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