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“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”

–The Bhagavad Gita

Kathleen Wright


The tradition of yoga in the culture of Thailand derives from both Ayurvedic Indian healing and traditional Chinese medicine. Throughout the year, the Very Near Yoga Studio classes and private lessons will incorporate these more partner-assisted stretching modalities. Your experience in our classes will then allow you to share the practice of yoga with family and friends. Kathleen has been studying with teachers Michael (Mukti) Buck (director, the Vedic Conservatory) and Rose Griscom (director, Institute of Thai Massage - USA), both masters of Thai Yoga. Kathleen's focus has always been in the style of Hatha Yoga and the study of traditional Thai Yoga is a perfect complement and extension of the discipline of yoga therapy.

This age we live in creates a lot of wear & tear on the mind & on the body. Our classes are designed to teach the average adult (male & female!) how to cope.

In all of our classes, RESTORATIVE YOGA is discussed & demonstrated as a TOOL for gaining ground on:

1. Refreshing the physical & mental fatigue during the regular workday
2. How to better manage sleep deprivation and insomnia
3. Which yoga poses specifically address chronic ailments such as the onset of osteoarthritis, hypertension, cardiopulmonary diseases, glucose metabolism, interrupted sleep cycles, etc.

"The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in."

-Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar

Studio Information

Very Near Yoga Studio classes are held in a quiet, intimate space. Classes are no larger than 8 students. Class levels are mixed, props are provided to assist students in developing strength, balance, flexibility, and endurance. You can, therefore, develop at your own pace. All classes include 15 - 20 minutes of relaxation to foster the art of meditation.

What is Yoga?

Yoga takes the individual student step-by-step to under-STAND the technique of coming alive to one's own balance, strength, and flexibility.

Life is rushed and some yoga classes are taught in a fast-paced, rushed manner that does not contribute to learning on a deep level. Yoga is slow, steady learning process that extends your brain from the bottom of your foot to the top of your head. This takes time!

The use of props, for instance, including blocks and belts to help you stretch when you "just can't reach that far"; bolsters and blankets used to gradually open the back and hips that have become "too stiff to bend that way"; chair, walls and floor to assist the spine in extension eventually will allow all of you who are new to yoga to use it as "the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy". 


Very Near Yoga Studio
Gilpin Place Apartment Bldg.
1301 Gilpin Avenue, Ground Floor
Corner of Gilpin & Franklin
Wilmington, DE 19806



Phone: 302-981-0777