One-to-One and group classes

in South-East London

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Hatha Yoga

Static poses or dynamic flow, always offering space and time to discover the practice in your own body, following your breath - making it YOUR Yoga. Moving at a pace that allows you to explore postures for yourself.

With a somatic focus not only on postures, but also the spaces and movements between them inviting reflection and discovery, you will begin to create a strong, relaxed body and mind.

There is an emphasis on staying calm as you move through both simple and challenging postures, helping you to carry that feeling into your everyday life.

Restorative Yoga by Candlelight

A deeply restful and rejuvenating class

Soothing and well-supported poses will offer the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and savour the simple sweetness of life. The postures are supported by blankets, blocks and bolsters and are held for several minutes at a time.

A monthly class to relax and breathe, to rest deeply and completely, leaving you centered, connected, nourished and rejuvenated.

All levels. The ultimate unwind. Includes 30 minute relaxation.

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Weekly retreats to reset and refocus with meditation, restorative yoga and yoga nidra

Whenever we bring awareness to what we are directly experiencing via our senses, or to our state of mind via our thoughts and emotions, we are being mindful. When we practice mindfulness, we tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

We all have the innate ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is going on around us. While mindfulness is something we all naturally possess, it is more readily available to us when we practice on a daily basis.

Mindfulness is not obscure or exotic. It is familiar to us because it is what we already do, how we already are. It takes many shapes and goes by many names. We will explore various meditation techniques and other practices such as yoga nidra, restorative yoga and breath awareness.


I regularly teach half-day movement workshops that target particular areas of the body with the aim to improve body awareness, release tension, create freedom of movement, develop strength and improve overall well-being. Topics include:

  • Relax Your Neck, Liberate Your Shoulders
  • Pelvic Floor
  • Beat Back Pain
  • and others ....

Each workshop teaches easy to follow exercises and simple daily activities that fit into a busy life.

Contact me for dates and locations of the next workshop or if you are interested in hosting a workshop in your area.

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Yoga - locations, times and prices

Tuesday 13:00 - 14:15 BCHC Hatha Yoga Flow - all levels, 8 people £12 term sign-up, £14 drop-in
Tuesday, bi-weekly 19:30 - 20:45 BCHC Women's Health (Yoga & Pilates combined), 7 women £14 term sign-up, £16 drop-in
Wednesday 19:30 - 20:45 Hervey Road Hatha Yoga Flow - all levels, 12 people £10 term sign-up, £12 drop-in
Thursday 18:30 - 19:45 Hervey Road, with Kat Yoga Flow - all levels, 12 people £10 term sign-up, £12 drop-in
Thursday, monthly 19:30 - 21:15 BCHC Restorative Yoga class, 8 people From £15 per class (see below)

BCHC Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, 184-186 Westcombe Hill, SE3 7DH (small groups only)
Hervey Road Sports Field Pavillion, SE3 8BX

Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Drop-ins may be available - please check before coming along. You can contact me HERE.

The Women's Health class runs fortnightly Tuesdays - every 2nd and 4th one of the month - during school term as a course of 7 or 8 sessions.

For Restorative Yoga dates contact me.

If signing up for the term make sure to book your place in advance; payment for the whole term is on the first session (no cards - sorry). Drop-in fees are payable on the day.
For term bookings there can be no refund for missed classes but I offer catch-up classes wherever possible.

Restorative Yoga Cost (paid in advance) Four classes £64, three classes £51, two classes £36, individual classes £20.
Early bird booked and paid for by given date, £1 reduction per class. Drop-ins sometimes available on the day – contact me to check.

Classes are open to all. Please contact me if you:
    • have injuries or conditions that inhibit certain movements or cause pain,
    • are new to Yoga,
    • have not done Yoga for a while,
    • are pregnant or recently had a baby,
    • are unsure about the suitability of the class for you.

If you cannot see a suitable class on the timetable do contact me as I might be in the process of arranging a new class. Also, if you have friends or colleagues who are interested in joining a class why not start your own group? I would be happy to accommodate a new group depending on availability in my timetable.

Blackheath Complementary Health Centre, SE3 7DH 7UT

Tuesdays fortnightly 17:30 - 20:30

Wednesdays 08:30 - 11:30

Contact the center directly on 020 8293 5380 / 5405 or

35 Banchory Road, SE3 8SL

Available by arrangement

Contact me

60 - 90 minute sessions

£65 - 1 hour
£75 - 1 hour 15 minutes

£85 - 1 hour 30 minutes

Cancellation Policy Please note I operate a 24 hour cancellation / rescheduling policy. If you miss your appointment, cancel or change your appointment with less than 24 hours notice, I reserve the right to charge you the full amount for the session.

Katharina (Kat) Hesse

Yoga and Pilates teacher, Somatic Movement Educator, Feldenkrais practitioner (in training), BSc (Hons) Health Science, MA Education

"to make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy pleasurable"
Moshe Feldenkrais

Kat has been teaching Pilates since 2008 (Pilates Foundation qualified). She is also a Yoga teacher (level 4 diploma, British Wheel of Yoga®) and holds qualifications in Exercise Referral for Lower Back Pain, as a Somatic Movement Educator, as well as a BSc(Hons) degree in Health Science. Kat is presently in the latter part of a four year training as a Feldenkrais practitioner.

Kat has taught open classes, special events, on teacher trainings and has delivered workshops for teachers and the NHS. Kat continues to be inspired by her regular teachers, as well as by attending regular workshops, trainings and continuous professional development.

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Kat will start teaching classes in South-East London in September 2018. She says "I remember going to my own first Pilates class. It was 1986 and there were only a few Pilates studios in London. I was a very active, sporty 21 year old - with a knee injury. So here I was, being told to “do less and feel more”. I was puzzled by this method that focused on small, precise, slow movements and yet I also quickly fell in love with it, especially when teachers combined it with somatic practices like Yoga, Feldenkrais and Body Mind Centering. Pilates, Yoga and the somatic practices of Feldenkrais and Body Mind Centering have profoundly changed the way that I move and how I feel about myself and about the world. I love teaching people to understand their bodies better, to “trust” their bodies again (which can be hard after an illness or an injury). I am particularly interested in how we form habits and how we can free ourselves from unsuccessful, possibly even damaging habits, how movement relates to our sense of self, and (in Moshe Feldenkrais’ words) “to make the impossible possible, the possible easy and the easy pleasurable”. I am also experienced in rehabilitation work (particularly back, shoulder, neck pain) and have an interest in cancer (I am a breast cancer survivor) and osteoporosis, a condition that often affects young athletic cyclists and dancers, not just the aged. My classes are open to all abilities. My open Pilates classes are a mixture of Feldenkrais and Pilates. My open Yoga classes tend to start with a somatic exploration to bring awareness to a particular area of the body and then take this awareness into a Yoga Flow. I hope to meet you in class soon!