Classes


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

If you are new to yoga and wondering which classes are suitable for beginners, you might like to try: beginners, gentle, hatha, sadhana, 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.

  • Teacher: Toni Franklin
  • Time: Tuesdays 6.00-7.30pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Mobile: 07570 345 541
  • Email Toni

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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 technique adapted by Swami Satyananda Saraswati. It is a systematic method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation which is suitable for all, with breath awareness, body scan, sankalpa and visualisation. This class is suitable for beginners.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Day: 1st Friday of every month,
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm
  • Cost: £7
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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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 Yoga

Gentle yoga is suitable for beginners, or for those who have some experience of yoga but want to go at a slower pace. The class includes gentle postures (asana), breathing practices, meditation and relaxation.

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

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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: 10.30-11.45am
  • Cost: £7 or £60 for 10 classes (to be used within a year)
  • Email Sandy
  • Mobile: 07703 731008

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Guided Meditation Circle

Come along and enjoy a guided meditation to help you relax and find a peaceful place within. No experience or previous practice is required. If you can sit in a chair, use your imagination and have an open heart then you have all you need to sit in a circle and meditate with others.

Meditation is known to help reduce stress and relax you. Sitting with others helps to build the energy and create a safe and welcoming space to relax and deepen the experience.

Each evening will start with an opening meditation to set the intention with some very light exercise to raise energy levels. A guided meditation to music will be given for about 20 minutes, followed by a sharing of experiences (for those that wish to) and a discussion of any matters or questions arising.

Meditation is an experience to have and not intended to convey or support any particular beliefs, religious or otherwise. It is open and respectful of all. If you would like to come along please contact me as places will be limited.

  • Teacher: Robert George
  • Day: Mondays (starting 12th November)
  • Time: 7.30-9.30pm
  • Cost: a small charge to cover costs
  • Email Robert
  • Phone: 01305 853279
  • Mobile: 07887 423 775

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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 (Gentle) 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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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!

May’s 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 ( no class in December)
  • Time: 7.00-9.00pm
  • Cost: £15
  • Email Leanne
  • Mobile: 07766 221 848

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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 501 207

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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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  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Time: Thursdays 12.30-1.30pm (Starting 20th September)
  • Cost: £7
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

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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)

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Mixed Ability Yoga

This is a general class suitable for women/men who are both new to yoga or have some previous experience. The class is friendly and relaxed and adaptions are made to suit individual needs. There is an emphasis on detail, precision and alignment in asana (postures),  to bring about optimal stretch, ease and release in the body. Pranayama (breathing),  relaxation and meditative postures are also practised as part of the holistic approach.

  • Teacher: Sharon Cox-Button
  • Days: Monday 1.30-2.45pm, Wednesdays 6.00-7.15pm
  • Cost: £28.00 monthly (4 classes) or £8.50 drop-in
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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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:  10:45am – 12.00pm
  • Day: Thursdays
  • Dates: 10th 17th 24th 31st 7th 14th
  • 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: Sophie Russell
  • Day: Mondays 5.00-6.00pm
  • Day: Tuesdays 10.00-11.00am
  • Cost: £7.00
  • Email Sophie
  • Mobile: 07522 938 654

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  • Teacher : Grace Martin
  • Day: Thursdays 10.00-11.00am
  • Cost: £7.00
  • Email Grace

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Post-Natal Pelvic Floor and Core Recovery

A post-natal yoga class for women who have had a baby in the last year. What will it involve? Full health questionnaire, diastasis check (abdominal separation), how to support it, appropriate exercise, alignment, breath awareness, nutrition,relaxation, and lifestyle. Suitable from your GP check, babies are welcomed up to crawling.

  • Teacher: Kim Jones
  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 11.00-12.00pm
  • Cost: 6 week course £48.00
  • Email Kim
  • Mobile: 07990 501 207

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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:  Kim Jones
  • Time: Mondays 6:00 – 7:30pm, Wednesdays 7.30-9.00pm
  • 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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Rajadhiraja

Come and join me to discover this ancient practice that I learnt to teach while in the Himalayas. Rajadhiraja yoga today is the most comprehensive form of yoga; an all-round systematic and scientific process for the development of the body, of the mind, and of the soul; leading to the total experience of the Infinite – what in yoga is called ‘self-realization.’ Its goal is the all-round elevation of human beings, both individually and collectively. Using the 8 limb structure as its basis and by including some more recent additions, it brings into relevancy the whole practice for modern day society. It not only tones the muscles and increases strength and flexibility, but it also benefits us emotionally. That happens by the effect it has on our endocrine system. When we practice yoga postures according to rajadhiraja yoga, there is a profound effect of balancing and harmonising of our endocrine system, so the emphasis is not so much on vigour of execution but on proper breathing, proper positioning and a quiet but persistent flow of movement, which then results in a general sense of wellbeing.

Class includes pranayama (breathing techniques), asanas (yoga postures), shavasana (relaxation) and meditation with a mantra

  • Teacher: Jez Culley
  • Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month (starting 8th November)
  • Time: 7.00-8.30pm,
  • Cost: £8.50
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

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Somatic Flow

Somatic Yoga class for all abilities and beginners. Somatic Yoga is also known as Somatic Movement and involves a series of exercises and flows which connect the brain with the muscles and fascia (connective tissue) so you can release tightness, trauma and or pain in the body. The Somatic movements are slow,  mindful, and graceful. The mottos of my Somatic Yoga classes are ‘Heal not hurt’ and ‘no pain equals all the gain!

  • Teacher: Bridie Apple
  • Day: Tuesday 12:15- 1:15 pm
  • Day: Friday 5:30-6:30pm
  • Cost: £8 drop in or 5 classes fro £30 or 10 classes for £70
  • Bridie’s website
  • Email Bridie

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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: £30 monthly (4 weeks)  or £8 pay as you go
  • Email Jazmin
  • 0790 500 3367

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Vinyasa Flow

The word ‘vinyasa’ comes from Sanskrit and means ‘to place with special awareness’. In this open-level class, we will be working on synchronizing breath and movement as we flow through a physically challenging, moving meditation. While the pace, style and intensity vary, an emphasis is placed on harmonising and transitioning movements of the body and breath in creative sequences.

This class is dynamic, open to all, always different, and will include breathing exercises, meditation, and chanting. While each class is varied, it is guaranteed to focus your mind, enhance strength and mobility, and leave you with a sense of renewed vigour and inspiration.

  • Teacher: Toni Roberts
  • Time: Tuesdays 9.15-10.45am
  • Dates: 5 week term starts: 13th November, final class: 18th December. NB: no class  27th Nov
  • Cost: £9 drop-in (£40 for 5 weeks/ £8 per class)
  • Email Toni
  • Mobile: 07931 114 533

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Womens Flow

A Somatic yoga class for all women and in particular women of all ages who may have PCOS, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Severe PMS, or other gynaecological pain or inflammation. All levels and beginners welcome. Its a gentle yoga class, with the aim of teaching you yoga, breathing and mediation skills to help manage your pain and fall back in love with your body.

  • Teacher: Bridie Apple
  • Time: 7-8pm
  • Day: Friday (starting 26th October)
  • Cost: £8 drop in or 5 classes fro £30 or 10 classes for £70
  • Bridie’s website
  • Email Bridie

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Yin Yoga – A Point of Stillness

Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with postures, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time. Enjoy long held floor based postures to revive and invigorate your energy, combined with mindful awareness of body and breath.

  • Teacher: Chrissie Haskett
  • Time: Wednesdays 10.30-12.00pm
  • Cost: £8 a session or £35.00 for a course of five
  • Date: Startis 19th September
  • Email Chrissie
  • Mobile: 07341 820 716

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Yoga Sadhana

Yoga Sadhana is the practice of yoga in its broadest sense. This involves hatha yoga practices such as asana (postures), pranayama (breathing) as well as meditation, drushti (gaze), bandha (energy seals) and mudra (gestures). It aims to allow yoga to improve your lifestyle through increased awareness of diet and codes for living (yamas & niyamas).

We explore classic yoga postures as well as using the principle of vinyasa krama to take you safely, step by step, deeper into the practice. Classes are for all levels of ability/experience but do require commitment! Yoga is about lifelong learning and there are no quick fixes. Yoga is ideal for dealing with a range of health issues. It will help existing conditions but really is about investing in your long-term health & well-being.

Practiced regularly it will leave you feeling great and will help to strengthen the body, increase your flexibility, calm the mind and generally change your life!

  • Teacher: Yogi Lea
  • Time: Wednesdays 9.30-11.00am, Sundays 4.30-6.00pm
  • Cost: £10 drop-in or £80 for ten classes
  • Email Yogi Lea
  • Mobile: 07973 268 836
  • Yoga Sadhana website

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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: 10.45-12.15pm
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: Dec 8th, Jan 5th, Feb 2nd , Mar 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 8th, July 13th
  • Cost: £13.00  per class
  • Email Sarah
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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