Classes


We offer yoga and much more with the following regular weekly and monthly classes.

If you are new to yoga and are wondering which classes are suitable for beginners, the following classes are ones you might like to try: beginners, gentle, hatha, mindful, and lunchtime yoga.

Weekly

Monthly Classes


Alignment Flow Yoga

This flowing yoga class allows participants to connect deeper with each pose, become more aware of their body and optimise their practice. Focus is on the technical alignment of asanas, breathing and the use of props to help cultivate strength, stamina and flexibility. Alignment Flow is quite a strong and powerful class so previous yoga experience is recommended.

  • Teacher: Victoria Boast
  • Time: 10.00 -11.30am
  • Date: Last Sunday of the Month
  • Cost: £8
  • Email Victoria
  • Mobile: 07885 483 788

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Ashtanga Vinyasa

An energetic and fast-paced practice based on a fixed sequence of flowing postures. It can be quite challenging for beginners and those less physically able. Frequent practice is advised (e.g. at least three times per week) to benefit most from this practice.

  • Teacher: Kim Mackie
  • Time: Mondays 6.00-7.30pm,  Wednesdays 6.15-7.45pm, Saturdays 9.00-10.30am
  • Cost: £8.00 for 90 minute class
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990978949

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Beginners Yoga

Beginners class are suitable for complete beginners or those who have a little experience. You are welcome to come along.

  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Time: Fridays 9:00 – 10:15am, Wednesdays 8:15 – 9:30pm
  • Cost: £8
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

Toni Franklin has just started her training with the British Wheel of Yoga. and part of that training means starting to teach her own beginners classes.  If you have particular health or physical  problems and feel you need a more experienced teacher this class may not be suitable for you. Please contact us to discuss this.

 

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Breathing and Yoga Nidra

This class begins with simple breathing practices to relax and prepare for Yoga Nidra. The Yoga Nidra practised is a simple yet profound technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati.  It is a systematic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation which is suitable for all.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Day: 1st Friday of every month,
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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Chair Yoga

Experience the health benefits of yoga with the use of chair. This is a very gentle class suitable for beginners, men and women with physical limitations, e.g. difficulty sitting and kneeling on the floor; those recovering from ill health or surgery or those simply seeking a gentle class.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Mondays 11.00am – 12.00pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Dynamic Yoga

Dynamic yoga includes dynamic sequences as well as held postures and breath awareness. This all within a flowing structure that encourages students to focus internally bringing a deep sense of completeness and relaxation. Dynamic Yoga combines the precision of Iyengar with the flow and breath awareness of Ashtanga.

  • Teacher: Isabelle Taylor
  • Time and day: Tuesdays  (Intermediate)  7.00-8.30pm, Thursdays (Mixed Ability) 7.30-9.00pm
  • Cost: £10 drop- in or £80 for 10 classes (to be used in 3 months)
  • Email Isabelle
  • Mobile: 07970 772 963

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Early Morning Meditation Class

This early morning meditation session  will include mantra and an extended period of silence. Marj’s personal meditation practice is Self Enquiry in the Advaita Vedanta tradition and  ideally this will appeal to those with some experience of meditation ( in other traditions), but beginners are welcome. Practising together at this time of the day will bring benefits of peace and clarity for the day ahead.

  • Teacher: Marj Snape
  • Time: 7.00-7.45am  (please arrive 5 mins before the class)
  • Day: Wednesdays  (please check the calendar )
  • Cost: £6 drop-in
  • Email Marj
  • Mobile: 07769 949 947

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Gentle Years Chair Yoga

Gentle Years Chair Yoga is a specialised class aimed at the over 60s, with gentle yet invigorating movements designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and mobility, as well as to promote an all round sense of well-being. Chairs are used for seated exercises and to aid in balance when exercising from standing.

If you suffer with arthritis, have had a hip or knee replacement, falls, suffer with diabetes, high blood pressure, post stroke, MS or anxiety & depression to name only some of the conditions, this may well be the class for you. All postures can be modified to suit you on the day and as a Physiotherapist as well as a Yoga Teacher I will be ensuring you work safely.

Gentle Years Yoga is fun and working with like-minded people you will become stronger, fitter, more flexible and find yourself able to complete everyday activities with greater ease.

Gentle Years Yoga is designed to improve the quality of daily living, bringing greater strength, flexibility and mobility. Balance and co-ordination will improve too. In addition, cognitive skills may improve due to some of the more meditative and playful aspects of the sessions. Gentle Years yoga is all about you as a whole person not one part of you!

  • Teacher: Sandy Tubby
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: 11.00-12.15pm
  • Cost: £7 or £60 for 10 classes (to be used within a year)
  • Email Sandy
  • Mobile: 07703 731008

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Hatha Yoga

This class will offer a relaxed, friendly and accessible approach to yoga for all ages, men and women with adaptations to suit each individual. The teaching style is to help you gain strength, flexibility and awareness of how your body moves by using physical, breathing (pranayama) and mindfulness practices.

  • Teacher: Sandy Tubby
  • Days: Tuesdays 1.30-2.45pm and  7.30-8.45p,  Thursdays 6.00 -7.15pm
  • Cost: £7 or £60 for 10 classes (to be used within a year)
  • Email Sandy
  • Mobile: 07703 731008

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Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is suitable for beginners, or for those who have some experience of yoga but want to go at a slower pace. There is an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in asana, (postures), pranayama (breathing),  relaxation and meditative postures, to bring about optimal stretch, ease and release in the body.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Mondays 1:30 – 2.45pm, Wednesdays 6.00 – 7.15pm
  • Cost: £8.50 drop- in, or £28.00  monthly
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

and

  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Time: Thursdays 9.15-10.30am
  • Cost: £8
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

 

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Intermediate Yoga

Intermediate classes are suitable for those with several years experience, and are looking to work a bit deeper in the postures, breathing and meditative practices. The classes will include core movement principles and tools to expand your yoga beyond the mechanics of physical exercise to an enriching and complete practice. Classes will generally be a slow, absorbing way of working with attention to detail. Eclectic in terms of drawing on different styles of yoga.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Mondays 7:30 – 9:00pm, Fridays 10:30am – 12:00pm
  • Cost: £28.00 for 4 weeks or £8.50 drop-in
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Jivamukti Yoga XL Monthly Class

These specially extended Jivamukti yoga open classes will explore the Focus of the month teachings. Jivamukti yoga is a path to enlightenment through compassion for all beings.  Each month one of the senior teachers of the method, from around the world, will write a short essay relating to an aspect of yoga philosophy. This is what we will explore in each class. An open class is open to all levels, although a little previous experience is preferred as the class is taught with very little demonstration. The class will consist of chanting, vigorous asana, pranayama, meditation, and relaxation along with discussion on the months focus.

Leanne is a 300hr Jivamukti yoga teacher, 500hr BWY teacher and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner so expect hands on assists and massage during the class (if you would like).

Leanne is raising money to fund a trip to an Indian orphanage, profits from this class will go towards supporting that trip and the children who need it.

Aprils class –“Black is the True Face of Light” This class will explore topics discussed in Master Patanjalis 3rd chapter of the Yoga sutras, entitled Vibhuti Pada. This is known as the chapter on super natural powers!

Mays class “Our Parents and our Yoga Practice” This class will explore the Guru mantra and the concept of our parents being our first teachers.

  • Teacher: Leanne Jones
  • Day: 3rd Friday of the Month starting 20th April, 18th May, 22nd June, 20th July
  • Time: 7.00-9.00pm
  • Cost: £15
  • Email: info@leanandayoga.com
  • Mobile: 07766221848

 

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Kids  Yoga

Yoga for children provides children of all ages with a rewarding physical and mental experience by incorporating the core values of Yoga and the Montessori teaching method.  Kim trained with YogaBeez which is built on the  foundation of respect for the child as an individual creative being. Emphasis is placed on educating, empowering and exercising the WHOLE child.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Day:  Monday  (term time) 4:30 – 5:15pm for ages 5-9 (6 weeks: £36)
  • Day:  Thursdays (term time)  5.00-5.45pm  for ages 9-12 (6 weeks: £36)
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990 501207

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Kundalini Yoga

This is a  general level Kundalini Yoga class which is suitable for all levels. Beginners always welcome. It  begins by tuning in with the Adi Mantra,  a warm up if appropriate and then the Kriya, or Yoga set. Kriya means ‘completed action’ and will include working on the breath (Pranayama), postures (Asana) which may be dynamic or static, Mantra (Sacred Sound) and Mudras (hand positions). Classes end with a deep relaxation followed by a meditation, and then  tuning out to close.

Kundalini Yoga is a Raj Yoga, a Royal Yoga which was brought over to the West by Yogi Bhajan in 1969. Yoga has many positive effects on the body; helping to strengthen and balance the spine, aiding in flexibility and mobility, improving  awareness of and connection to the breath. In addition the nervous system will benefit, as well as the  immune system and general glandular health. Regular meditation helps to release old, unconscious patterns. Classes leave you feeling relaxed, energised, and joyful.

  • Teacher: Arianna Moretti (Puran Udini)
  • Time: Mondays 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Cost: £8.50 per class
  • Email Arianna
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821

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Lunch-Time Yoga

An hour class  to fit into your lunch break, with asana (postures), breathing and relaxation, suitable for all.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Fridays 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Mindfulness Drop-in

This is a monthly class for those who have completed the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course with Jem and want to continue having group based support. (See courses and workshops page for more information)

  • Teacher: Jem Shackleford
  • Day: Thursday  (monthly)
  • Dates: Jan 4th, Feb 1st, March 1st,  April 5th
  • Time:  7.00-8.30pm
  • Cost: Donation
  • Email Jem
  • Mobile: 07709 911 987
  • Mind How you go website

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Mindful Yoga

Mindful Yoga places a lot of emphasis on noticing moment-to-moment what is happening. Attention is constantly brought back to the sensations in the body, the quality of the breath and the thoughts running through the  mind. It is deeply grounding; helping students to be more in the ‘here & now’ and less on ‘automatic pilot.’ It is excellent for stress and pain, for example, and can be adapted for different levels of fitness, flexibility and experience.

  • Teacher: Lea Brindle
  • Time: Wednesday 9:30 – 11:00am
  • Time: Sunday 4.30-6.00pm
  • Cost:  £80 for ten weeks or £10 drop-in.
  • Email Yogi Lea
  • Mobile: 07973 268 836

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Mother and Baby Yoga

This class runs continuously in 5 or 6 week courses. A small, friendly, supportive class where we do some stretching, breathing and relaxation to counteract the stresses and strains of motherhood, and some stretching, playing and singing with our babies. Babies are welcomed as babies, and are expected to cry, sleep, need cuddling, feeding and changing. Some of the benefits of attendance are:

  • Flexibility (not only in body but in life!)
  • Helping to realign and strengthen your body
  • Addressing pelvic floor and abdominal issues
  • Releasing shoulder and upper back tension (from feeding and carrying)
  • Nourishing body and mind with much needed calm
  • Plenty of hilarity and fun!

It is run in 5 or 6 week courses, and you can do as many courses as you like. (Please note this is a small class with limited places.)

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time: Thursdays 10:45am – 12.00pm
  • Date: 13th 20th 27th September, 4th 11th 18th October
  • Cost:  6 week course £54.00
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows for different exercises to be modified in range of difficulty from beginner to advanced. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises.

  • Teacher: Grace Martin
  • Day: Thursday    (not throughout July and August)
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
  • Cost: £6.00
  • Email Grace
  • Mobile: 07931 766 597

and

  • Teacher: Sophie Russell
  • Mondays 5.00-6.00pm
  • Tuesdays 10.00-11.00am
  • Cost: £7.00
  • Email: sophiemuscle@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07522 938 654

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Pregnancy Yoga

Stretching, with adapted postures for the pregnant body, breathing practices and plenty of relaxation to prepare the body for birth and motherhood. A friendly, supportive class available for women from their second trimester through to birth. There is plenty of discussion and problem sharing of:

  • Minor ailments
  • Birth preparation
  • An emphasis on body alignment
  • Back care
  • Optimal Foetal Positioning
  • Active labour

No experience is necessary, in fact most women have never done yoga before. It is a great introduction to yoga and gets most people hooked! It is also a great way to meet other mums and families.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Time : Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Cost: £34.00 monthly (4 weeks) until 37 weeks pregnant and then £8.50 pay as you go!
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

and

  • Teacher:  Kim Jones
  • Time: Mondays 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • Cost: £32.00 for 4 weeks, from 37 weeks £8 pay as you go!
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990 501 207
  • Kim’s website

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Reiki Share

Reiki shares take place on the last Friday of every month 6.30-8.00pm and cost £4.00

It is a very friendly group and anyone who is attuned to Reiki is welcome, regardless of who they trained with. We start each share with Hatsurei Ho which cleanses and energises us and we then send distance Reiki together for a few minutes. We usually practice a new technique or refresh ones that we have already tried – usually a traditional Japanese technique, before putting up the couches for group Reiki treatments.

Everyone enjoys these evenings and seems to benefit from them and it really helps increase people’s confidence in giving Reiki.

If you’d like to attend, it’s best to check with Karen that the share is taking place as sometimes we do need to change the date. If you’d like to be attuned to Reiki, Karen teaches it at all levels. You can contact her for more information.

  • Teacher: Karen Giles
  • Date: Last Friday of the month but please check the calendar or ring Karen for to check !
  • Time : 6.30-8.00pm
  • Cost: £4.00
  • Email Karen 
  • Mobile: 07880 353 260

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Summer Yoga

Each summer we offer a Wednesday morning  yoga  class for those who classes may have stopped for the holiday. Each class is taught by a different British Wheel Teacher and it is suitable for all. It is  a gentle hatha class with some philosophy.

  • Teachers: a different British Wheel teacher each week
  • Time: Wednesdays 10.00-11.30am
  • Cost : £8.00
  • Email: scoxbutton @gmail.com / marjsnape@tiscali.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07742821937 / 07769949947

 

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T’ai Chi Chuan.

N.B. This will not be available July and August

Yang style, chi kung, pushing hands and sword form.T’ai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese martial art, a combination of movement and meditation. It has both physical and mental elements. T’ai chi provides a physical work out which strengthens the musculature, tendons and ligaments. The art also stimulates the skeleton to strengthen the joints and boost the immune system. With regular training, participants learn to focus the mind to develop a new level of mental clarity and concentration. That is why t’ai chi is renowned for reducing stress by active relaxation.

  • Teacher: Jazmin Velasco
  • Time: Wednesdays 12.30 – 1.30pm
  • Cost: £30 monthly (4 weeks)  or £8 pay as you go
  • Email Jazmin
  • 0790 500 3367

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Tots Yoga

Yoga tots is a blend of yoga based postures, games and rhymes. Suited from approx. 18 months to pre-schoolers. Promoting a healthy lifestyle for families with young children.

  • Teacher : Kim Jones
  • Time: Thursdays  11.15-12.00pm Please book your place. as places limited  10.
  • Cost: £30 for the 6 weeks. (Please book as places limited  to 10)
  • Email:www.kimjoneswellbeing.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07990 501 207

 

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Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, probably composed around 2,000 years ago, are universally recognised as the classic teaching and ultimate authority on yoga. Amazingly, they are still completely relevant to our life and times.

They consist of 195 short aphorisms, because they were designed to be learned by heart. They therefore have to be explained and discussed with a teacher who has learned them with a teacher. Sarah Ryan has been studying the sutras for many years and has a wealth of information.

Each session is a mix of teaching, discussion and practice, with one or two sutras studied in depth each week. It is not only very suitable for yoga teachers who can use it as In-Service Training, but also for any student who wants to know more about yoga.

  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: Saturdays (Monthly)  10th February, 17th March, 28th April, 9th June, 14th July
  • Cost: £10.00  per class
  • Email Sarah
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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