YOGA CLASSES ARE NOW LIVE ONLINE
It's been wonderful to have kept our pracrtice alive during lockdown and been able to feel the support of one another in our yoga commuinty, allbeit through the ether. I've loved seeing you online in the temporary temple spaces of your living rooms, bedrooms, hallways and gardens and having met your pets! We have rolled out our mats and breathed and moved our way through this unprecidented time in history together.
And now as lockdown eases, I will be returning to my regular classes ensuring Covid guidelines are meet for your safety. I will be following the best practice guidelines set out by the British Wheel of Yoga.
IN PERSON CLASS UPDATE
Calcot Manor members
I will be returning to Calcot Manor for regular private members classes on Tuesday 28th July - Tuesday mornings 9.15 and 10.45am and midday Thursdays. I will return to teaching Friday's 10.30am from September 11th
Open drop-in classes
Mondays - Didmarton Village Hall classes will resume 9.15 - 10.45am from September 7th
Thursdays - Doynton Village Hall classes will resume 9.30 - 11am from September 10th
Fridays - Nailsworth classes will resume 9 - 10am from September 11th
Many of you have expressed a desire to continue to practice online and so I have added the following zoom sessions as an ongoing addition to my timetable:
Tuesdays 7 -8pm
Thursdays 8 - 9am
I look forward to continuing to practice with you all
with love xx
IF YOU HAVE A CLASS PASS OR CLASS CREDITS – PLEASE DO NOT BOOK HERE AND PAY AGAIN!
Simply message me and let me know which class(es) you will be attending next week using your credits.
I am also aware that many people have had their finances impacted by the current covid-19 restrictions, so offering a sliding scale for concessions. If you would like to take a concessionary class from £5 - £7 please contact me to arrange.
Online classes enable us to continue to practice together - keeping us moving and breathing, staying connected, steadying the mind and guiding us back to our centre in the midst of these ever-changing times.
Its easy to participate.
All you need is a space to roll out your mat, an internet connection and a mobile device or computer on which to connect.
You can book the classes you would like to join for the week ahead by selecting the links above.
These classes are mainly for my students present and past. You are welcome to join a group online class if you have not practiced with me before, however you must have a reasonable level of yoga experience. Online classes are not suitable for total beginners or new practitioners with limiting injuries or health conditions. Please find a relevant class for beginners online and then when social distancing has passed, please come to class where you will receive a warm welcome and the appropriate teaching and support to facilitate your practice.
Yoga is not a religion and you don’t have to be bendy to enjoy the benefits of a regular practice. A yoga class includes physical postures ( both static and flowing sequences), breathing exercises and meditative techniques, all designed to fit around the people attending – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach.
We practice with bare feet on a sticky mat wearing clothes that are easy to move in. We might also use props (blankets, straps, blocks, bricks, bolsters) to facilitate more ease. All kit is provided in class.
A regular yoga practice can be an accessible path to awaken to the potential of your deepest self. The yoga mat provides ‘you time’ and every practice is an opportunity to listen, feel, reflect, and to connect with your body and spirit. As well as building strength, flexibility and balance in your body-mind you might just find yourself on the most wonderfully meaningful journey!
Over time, you will notice that the process that begins on the mat starts to ripple outward into your practice of life, influencing how you commune, live, love and express yourself in the world.
My teaching reflects my passion for exploring the many facets of the art and science of yoga. The style I offer has grown from the fertile soil of 25 years of yoga and movement practice, mind-body enquiry, personal development and a tenacious curiosity for life. I integrate elements from many approaches with a broad understanding of anatomy, a fascination with neuro-science and an ever evolving personal practice. My aim is to support modern living, to keep your practice vibrant and to empower you on the mat to create more beauty, more joy, greater freedom and more vitality in your life.
The classes are based on traditional hatha yoga postures and philosophies and modified through contemporary scientific understanding of the body and mind to support our modern lives. By moving with the breath and encouraging intelligent alignment in the body we can facilitate ease, openness and stability. Blend that with warm and genuinely compassionate teaching and a bit of dharma chat - there’s a recipe for reflection, re-invigoration and release.