I believe everyone, whatever their level of fitness, should start with the basics. Yoga is not about ego; in fact it teaches us about the dangers of being too attached to our ego’s. It is also true that you can injure yourself if you practice incorrectly or push yourself too hard. Unfortunately, our modern-day lifestyles encourage us to do more and more and be better than before, it can be quite relentless, it is no surprise that many of us become “burnt out”. Yoga helps you to take a step back, re evaluate and maybe be a little kinder to yourself.
In my beginners class I will teach you some of the philosophy of yoga, the long list of well being benefits, the principles of yoga and all the basic asanas (postures). You can progress on to the improvers class as and when you feel ready. I will give plenty of verbal and posture guidance in this class, which will enable you as a beginner to get the most out of the session.
This class is perfect if you already have some experience of yoga. The class will flow more than the beginners class with sequences consisting of lots of different asanas and breath work. We can really focus on carrying out the sequences smoothly and correctly, gaining maximum benefit and focusing on our breathing.
This class is for anyone who wants a slightly more pulse raising workout but will still be “yoga”. We will start and end with relaxation with the main part of the class following a series of flowing strength based postures and a 5-7 minute high intensity, interval training section. This type of class is perfect if you want to become stronger, if practised regularly, it may also help to facilitate weight loss and muscle strength as part of a healthy lifestyle. The class will be set to more “up beat” music.
RELAXATION/ YOGA NIDRA
This class is super relaxing and may be a new experience for many of you. Yoga Nidra is yogic sleep, its health benefits are numerous and it is said to be as restorative as several hours of deep sleep, join this class and I will explain further! We begin with breathwork, we then practice very gentle asanas and finish with 30 minutes of yoga Nidra. Often people are wary of this kind of practice, I would say, come with an open mind, you may just enjoy it! It is currently my most popular online class. Clients describe having a crystal clear mind afterwards and experiencing all sorts of things, usually things that need addressing, helping us to move forwards with our lives.
This class is for those who may find it difficult to work from the mat or just want something a little different. It is not just a chair based exercise class, it is still “yoga”. We will start and end with relaxation. Lots of the chair based postures are modified yoga asanas, so we will still be practising down dog, warrior 1 and 2 and forward folds as well as lots of others. Some of the class is standing, but using the chair to facilitate movement or to provide reassurance when doing balance postures! I am currently only able to offer this class online.
Monday - Chair Based 8.30-9.10am
Monday - Intermediate yoga 7.30-8.30pm
Wednesday - Yoga Flow 8.30-9.15am
Friday - Chair based 9 - 9.40am
Friday - Strength based yoga 6 - 7 pm
Saturday - Relaxation / yoga nidra 9 - 10am
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Intermediate Yoga CS - Tuesday 9.30am
A moderate class for those with some prior experience of yoga.
Yoga Flow HB- Tuesday 5.30-6.30pm
A gentle class with lots of stretching. Ideal if you have no prior experience of yoga, if you are suffering from a chronic health condition and have been told that yoga might benefit you, or if you simply want a relaxing hour of self-care.
A fun, Intermediate/strength based class HB - Tuesday 7-8 pm
Suitable for those with experience of yoga set to more "up beat" music. This one will raise your heart rate but will still be yoga (we will start and end with relaxation/breath work).
I can also cater for larger groups at an alternative venue of your choice within Shropshire. I am also happy to host a live online yoga one off class, a beginner experience via Zoom for groups e.g. W.I's or any clubs or society who would like to "meet" and try something different, particularly nice in these times when it's difficult for us to get together in the usual ways. Chair yoga is particularly well suited to this format.
I am also very happy to work with you on a 1:1 basis face to face or online, please just get in touch with me if you wish to discuss further.
One online class weekly £5.00 per household
Unlimited online classes £8.00 per week per household
Physical classes £8.00 per session
A mixture of both (to include 1 physical class only) £12.00 a week