Classes


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

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: £7 for 90 minute class
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990978949

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Baby Bonding

For parents and babies from 28+ weeks of pregnancy to crawling. Enjoy simple, gentle and playful activities to help build a strong relationship with your little one. Learn about how babies develop and how you play the most important part of all. Lovely local sessions getting you and your baby off to the best start possible.

Each block of six sessions is designed to get parents and their babies off to the best possible start together. They include enjoyable, interactive activities and resources to help build a strong relationship – both before and after birth.  They are an opportunity to explore all aspects of baby development including the amazing baby brain, how babies communicate and how we can help to calm and soothe babies in our fast-moving world.

  • Teacher: Sophia O’Neill
  • Time: 11.00-12.00pm
  • For further information and booking details please contact:
  • Email:  sophia @bigtoeslittletoes.org
  • Mobile:  07881957037

 

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Baby Massage Drop-in

This is a class for those parents who have already completed an IAIM infant massage course. The class is for ongoing support with the baby massage, changing the massage  as baby grows and discussion and advise about any other baby related topics and concerns. With tea and cake! See does below:

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Date:  19th October, 14th December 2017
  • Time: 1:30 – 2:45pm
  • Cost: £5
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742821937

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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

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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: 07962 797 479

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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 7.00-8.30pm, Thursdays 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 in advance)
  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Dates: 20th Sept – 18th October and 15th November – 13th Dec ( 10 sessions in total).
  •  Cost: £6 drop-in
  • Email: marjsnape@gmail.com
  • Mobile: 07769949947

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Every Woman 6 Week Course

The ULTIMATE Pelvic Floor Health and Core Fitness Programme. FOR EVERY WOMAN at every life phase. Exercise and Nutrition guidance delivered by Sammie Mcfarland Womans Pilates & Health Coach, THAT’S WORKED for 1000’s of women throughout the UK. If 2017 is the year that you get serious about your Pelvic and Core Health, improve your Diastasis, or return to exercise safely, please read about our results and the science behind the program here http://holisticcorerestore.com/
  • Teacher: Sammie McFarland
  • Day: Starting Tuesday 12th  September for 6 weeks
  • Time: 9.30-10.30am
  • hello@sammiemcfarland.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07807 090 013

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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
  • Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Cost: £7 or £60 for 10 classes (to be used within a year)
  • Email Sandy

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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

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

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  • Teacher: Sandy Tubby
  • Time: Tuesdays 1:30 – 2:45pm
  • Starts: Tuesday 20th June
  • Cost: £7 or £60 for 10 classes (to be used within a year)
  • Email Sandy

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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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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
  • Monday 4:30 – 5:15pm for ages 5-9 (6 weeks: £36)
  • Tuesday morning 11:00 – 11:45am for ages 2-4 years (6 weeks: £30)
  • 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
  • Time: Mondays 7:30 – 9:00pm
  • Cost: £8.50 per class
  • Email Arianna
  • Mobile: 07790 506 821

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Lunch-Time Yoga Stretch

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)
  • (next one Thursday 12th October)
  • 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   (14th 21st 28th  September, 5th 12th 19th 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
  • Time: 10:00 – 11:00am
  • Cost: £6.00
  • Email Grace
  • Mobile: 07931 766 597

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Postnatal Pilates

This class works on building the strong foundation required for your return to formal exercise. Supported by Sammie Mcfarland, Woman’s Pilates & Health Coach, you will work through gentle, restorative exercises, alongside being advised on vital nutrition for a deep Post Natal recovery. Receive a ‘tummy gap’ check and know that you are working towards restoring optimal pelvic health.
Bring your new bundle, leave them with a carer, or bring the carer with you for support.

Sammie is also an experienced maternity nurse and breast feeding consultant.

This class has just 8 spaces and is suitable for new Mums after their 6 week postnatal check or when c-section scars are healed. Occasionally we have a babysitter on hand to assist with your bundle if you would like an extra hand.

  • Teacher: Sammie McFarland
  • Day: Starting Tuesday 12th  September for 6 weeks
  • Time: 10:45 – 11:45am
  • Cost: £72.00 for 6 week course
  • hello@sammiemcfarland.co.uk
  • Mobile: 07807 090 013

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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

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  • 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 6.15pm-7.45pm and cost £3.50.

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
  • Time: Last Friday of the month but please check the calendar or ring Karen for to check !
  • Cost: £3.50
  • Email Karen 
  • Mobile: 07880 353 260

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T’ai Chi Chuan

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: £7.00
  • Email Jazmin
  • 0790 500 3367

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Therapeutic Yoga Class

This is a deeply relaxing yoga class suitable for those who need relaxation, breathing and stretching to help them heal or nurture  themselves.

Can be done on a chair or on the floor.

  • Teacher: Helen Heger
  • Time: Wednesdays 2-3.30pm
  • Cost: £8.00
  • Email Helen
  • Landline: 01305 267174

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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: Saturday (Monthly)  7th October, 11th November, 2nd December 2017
  • Cost: £10.00  per class
  • Email Sarah
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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