Classes

Weekly Classes 2018/19                                                                See Full Term Dates Here

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FEES ARE PAYABLE TERMLY IN ADVANCE

For class description see below –  email here to book

STRETCH & RELAX

These classes are ideal for beginners or those with health concerns (physical or otherwise). They are suitable for all levels of fitness; men and women over 18.  No previous experience of yoga is necessary as postures and practices are demonstrated and thoroughly explained.  There is scope for plenty of extension work for those more able.  We warm up all parts of the body and work on stretching and strength asana (postures) – sometimes flowing and sometimes static.  In this class you will learn about your own body, strengthening weak areas and releasing stiff joints. We work on breathing exercises (pranayama) and end with a 15 minute relaxation session dissolving stress and anxiety.

YOGA

These classes are suitable for all levels of fitness.  Some previous experience of yoga is highly beneficial to get the most from the class as it moves at a faster pace than the Stretch & Relax class.  Ideally the foundations are put in place in the 1 hour class and students move to the longer class when appropriate.  This enables a thorough understanding of yoga practice and to develop the strength and flexibility of your own body. This is a traditional 90 minute yoga class and includes asana work with the emphasis on physical and mental equilibrium.  We incorporate pranayama for relaxation and to develop concentration where we sit still for short periods of time. The practice of mudra (energy seals), bandha (energy locks), mantra (repetition of words) and chanting are sometimes included.  We end the class with a guided relaxation or meditation.

VENUE DETAILS

PRESTON VILLAGE HALL LE15 9NG

(on the A6003, half way between Oakham & Uppingham) get directions

RYHALL VILLAGE HALL PE9 4HR

(five minutes from Stamford) get directions

TINWELL VILLAGE HALL PE9 3UD

(five minutes from Stamford)

All venues are warm with wooden floors and plenty of car parking.

All classes are planned in detail beforehand; I work to themes for each academic year with each term building a picture around the theme and each class building knowledge and understanding as the weeks and terms go on. In this way students develop thorough understanding of themselves, their bodies and of the yoga tradition. My classes are kept small to  enable personal assistance throughout the class. This produces competent students who are able to develop their own personal practice and yogic lifestyle. Due to the nature of my classes, I don’t offer ‘drop ins’.

Please book by email beforehand as places are limited and arrive 10 minutes early to settle in. You will need to bring a mat, blocks and blanket.  Please allow extra time before your first class to find the hall and fill out a health questionnaire form.

Please read through the pages “Basic information you need before starting a yoga practice” and “What to wear to a yoga class”

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