Join me for Yoga

Mindful Hatha Yoga - Beginners and Beyond - Level 1

Get your week off to a great start with yoga!

This class is for anyone looking to energise, stretch and strengthen.

Learn and progress your yoga poses (asanas) on this course and develop strength of body and mind.

Improve your flexibility and posture, plus notice how your energy levels increase.

These are slow-flowing classes include breath work and an invitation to personal exploration.

We’ll cover the foundations and basic building blocks of yoga so you can develop confidence and build up on your own practice.

Friendly and supportive environment .

Feel more balanced & energised;  the mind clear and body revitalised.

Specific themes covered during a term of classes, for instance, yoga philosophy or a link to the seasons.

Open to beginners and anyone wanting to get back to basics.

If you are completely new to yoga, over the course of 4 weeks we’ll cover the foundations and basic building blocks of yoga so you can develop confidence and enjoy your practice.

SEPTEMBER

New term dates:  5th Sept – 17th Oct

Mondays 9 15am – 10 15am

£8 Concession / £12 PAYG 

£70 block of 7 classes

Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road, Royston SG8 7AU

Concession rate: option available for students, OAP, jobseekers or if you currently have limited means and would like to join.

 

Tuesday Yoga - Move, Breathe, Meditate ONLINE

Join me from home to bring more balance to your day and week.

This class integrates gentle movement asana (poses), pranayama (breathing practices) and meditation.

All these elements combined create a powerful recipe to enhance a sense of inner peace,  calm, clarity and an overall relaxation and a soothing of the body and mind.

This class will also help you get ready for a good night’s sleep as we work gently on releasing tension in the body.

Suitable for all levels.

September

New term dates:  6th Sept- 18th Oct

Tuesdays  from 7 30- 8 30pm

£6 concession /£10 PAYG 

£65 block of 7 classes

online via Zoom

Concession rate: option available for students, OAP, jobseekers or if you currently have limited means and would like to join.

Yin and Restorative Yoga

Did you know that when we’re relaxed we can’t be anxious?

The antidote to stress is relaxation. To relax is to rest deeply.

These classes are designed to provide you a time to reset your nervous system and give your immune system a boost.

Open to everyone, this class would particularly suit those with stressful jobs or a stressful day to day life and those who would like to make some time to recharge. It is a practice for us all, since in our daily lives, we are all over stimulated.

During these classes we carefully merge a yin and restorative yoga sequence,  ending with a nourishing savasana (relaxation).

This powerful combination of both yin and restorative yoga allows you to completely relax and surrender the body and mind. A yin yoga practice helps you to access the deeper layers of the body. The poses works on releasing constrictions in the connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons that support the joints.

It also stimulates and opens the energy meridians of the subtle body. Through this stimulation,  a more balanced flow of chi (vital life force) is created,  supporting the body’s vibrancy and physiology as well as the enhancement of mental and emotional balance & well-being.

With restorative yoga, we relax into the stretch or posture with the aid of props so we really can let go of tension and focus on our breath. This practice stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (our ‘rest and digest’) which undoes the stress response in our bodies.

This class provides a chance to open up to develop connection with our bodies, our minds, our breath and dis-identify with thoughts. This allows us to develop pratyahara, a practice stated in the sage Patanjali’s ‘Eight Limbs of Yoga’.

September

New term dates: 8th Sept/ 20th Oct

Thursdays 7 45- 8 45 PM

Royston Methodist Church, Queens Road, Royston   SG8 7AU

£8 Concession/ £12.00 per class

or  £ 70 block of 7 classes

Please note: Limited numbers

Concession rate: option available for students, OAP, jobseekers or if you currently have limited means and would like to join.

Mindful Hatha Yoga - Level 2

Start your weekend with energy, increased vitality and a calm, clear mind.

This class is a fusion between the more traditional Hatha Yoga inspired by the Sivananda tradition, and mindful, explorative movement.

This class integrates subtle energy work, chanting, asana (poses), pranayama (breathing practices), and some meditation. Self-inquiry is welcomed. 

Suitable for intermediate students

Classes vary between a more gentle and strong approach 

A mindful and slow flow mixed with holding the asanas for 1 – 2 minutes 

Please note: limited numbers  

September

New term dates : 3rd Sept – 22nd Oct

 (NO CLASS ON SEPT 24th)

Saturday mornings  9AM – 10 15AM

Royston Complementary Health Centre, Halstead Chambers,

31C Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JS

£8 concession/ £12 drop in   £70 block of seven classes

Concession rate: option available for students, OAP, jobseekers or if you currently have limited means and would like to join.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Yoga is not about being physically flexible. It is about an open mindedness and opening up to new ideas , which will bring about a flexibility in the mind! In fact you are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that’s a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that yoga practice will help you become more flexible. This newfound agility will be balanced by strength, coordination as well as a sense of physical confidence and overall well-being.
Whatever makes you feel comfortable. The only thing that matters is that you wear comfortable clothes that you can easily move and stretch in. It’s good to have clothes that keep you cool when you are active in yoga, but to bring a jumper for relaxation, when the body rapidly cools down. Some people also bring socks and a jumper (maybe even a small blanket) for the relaxation. And just bring yourself and an open mind!

I teach classical Hatha yoga, based on the Sivananda Yoga tradition, which includes moving the body into different yoga postures or asanas (seated, standing and lying) to help improve the bodies strength, flexibility and balance, along with simple breathing exercises (pranayama) and relaxation to help calm the mind. I aim to make yoga relaxed, enjoyable and accessible to everyone, adapting the yoga practice to the individual’s needs and ability. I also teach Restorative Yoga, where the poses are held for longer periods of time, with the aid of props to completely support you.

The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. These classes are very relaxing and slow paced. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended period of time. This practice is great to balance a more dynamic yoga practice or to give yourself a break when you feel under the weather, drained or going through stressful periods in life.