Little Yogis

Bring yoga into your school with our
Little Yogi sessions. Let our young people be themselves, be the best that they can be. Let them shine!

Hello & Namaste

At Same Star Yoga, we are committed to helping schools ensure that their students are well and happy on both a physical and emotional level. Through yoga, we can guide young people back to themselves, allowing them to find happiness, and a more complete, content state of mind. Let us help you ensure that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of your school life.

We can offer sessions either in school in person, or online using our award-winning, state of the art, audio-visual equipment straight from our yoga studio.

Yoga & Meditation

We offer a range of regular yoga & meditation classes for your students
to fit into your current timetable.


One-off workshops linking with themes
or topics you are focussing on in school
– happiness, kindness, mindfulness.

Small Groups

We offer focussed regular work with
small groups, providing holistic
approaches to specific issues facing
schools, exploring bullying, mental
health, exam stress, low self-esteem
and interpersonal skills.


Weekly after school & holiday clubs
for all ages.

Why choose yoga

  • The wellbeing of our young people has never been more important.
  • Use our classes to form part of the criteria for achieving the Wellbeing Award
  • Keep Mental health and wellbeing at the forefront of your school’s vision and values.

Your Yoga Teachers

Our Little Yogi teachers hold Enhanced DBS certificates and full public liability insurance.
Full risk assessments are carried out with safe guarding & Covid-secure policies in place.

Samantha Layzell

Co-owner & Senior Yoga Teacher

Samantha has been practising yoga and meditation for over 25 years and felt the call to become a yoga teacher in 2013. She took an extended break from her career and travelled to India to fully immerse herself in yoga and train at the source.

As well as working with the general public, Samantha has specialised in sharing yoga with adults with special needs, families and children in colleges, schools & at her studio, as well as with her own children and grandchildren.

Samantha works with Head Teachers, Teachers in Leadership roles, Social Workers, Specialist Psychotherapists and parents to create meaningful opportunities for self-expression & happiness with a focus on individual needs and compassionate progress.

Louise Gilbert

Yoga Teacher

Louise took her first yoga class in 2013 & instantly felt something light up inside of her, however it was only after Louise fell pregnant five years ago that she knew there was more to this journey that she wanted to explore. Louise trained with CAM Yoga in 2019 to gain her Yoga Foundation qualification & then went on to train with Same Star Yoga in 2020. She has since loved every aspect of teaching yoga and meditation.

Louise is enthusiastic about sharing the physical & emotional benefits of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness with children, as well as adults, and creating the space for children to be able to express themselves and connect to one another in a safe and joyful environment.

Katie Puls

Yoga Teacher

Katie is passionate about young people having spent 17 years dedicating her career to education and schools, and being mummy to two small children herself. Katie has spent time teaching in Japan and has a keen interest in stories and storytelling, cultivated through her degree in creative writing and her current post as a Librarian and Literacy Coordinator at a local high school. Through her role, she understands first hand the link between mental health, wellbeing and behaviour.

Katie believes in the power of yoga to connect us back to ourselves, and is passionate about our responsibility as adults to guide young people towards that awareness. Kindness, creativity and play are at the heart of Katie’s practice, and these are key elements that she is known to instil through each and every class she teaches.

Why Same Star Yoga?

We are a dedicated small team with a passion for encouraging & supporting meaningful wellbeing in children. We work collaboratively to ensure your school benefits from our combined knowledge and experience.

We are local, professional, prompt, trustworthy, award-winning, fully accountable and share the same values as you.

We Share the Same Values

  • Kula – We have built an intentional community to provide a welcoming and accessible space for everyone to practise yoga
  • Tapas – We encourage self-discipline, determination & resilience
  • Satya – We practice truthfulness & work with integrity
  • Lila – We encourage playfulness, light heartedness & fun
  • Bhakti – We share yoga that awakens the qualities of love, service and compassion

We are a multi award winning yoga studio

online yoga studio 2020
Best Yoga classes in Colchester
best online studio


Little Yogi Chris
Thank you so much for the yoga sessions you ran this week. I had really positive verbal feedback from staff and pupils. It was a much needed time to be calm and live in the moment.
Chris Baalham
Assistant Headteacher
Little Yogi Lisa
I just watched your class for our students and it was fab. It is so important right now.
Little Yogi Tansy
Same Star is such a gorgeous space for yoga and wellbeing and I love the feeling of community that is so strong there.
Tansy Dowman-Wilks
Outdoor Coach
Little Yogi Gina
Thoroughly professional but incredibly caring! I can thoroughly recommend Same Star Yoga and meditation.
Gina Gardiner
Head Teacher

Next Steps?

We would love to hear about your school’s needs & find out how we can help you achieve your school’s wellbeing goals. To continue this conversation, email our team on littleyogis@samestaryoga.com.