Classes


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

If you are new to yoga and wondering which classes are suitable for beginners, you can choose from any of the following: beginners, gentle, hatha, mixed ability, lunchtime yoga or beginners ashtanga vinyasa course. Or check the class description and it will say if it is suitable for beginners

Weekly

(Please see below for fortnightly and monthly classes)

Fortnightly/ Monthly Classes


Beginners Yoga

A beginners flow style class, suitable for beginners and those with a little experience. Classes will be a varied mix of flowing asana that link movement to the breath. To find the flow within the flow. Always fun and friendly.  A shared yoga practice to strengthen the body and focus the mind.

  • Teacher; Sam Stevens
  • Time: Tuesdays 6.00-7.25pm starting 4th August
  • Cost: £8 drop-in (please book your place)
  • Email: acornyoga@hotmail.com
  • Mobile: 07484 831090

Beginners Ashtanga Vinyasa Course

An introduction to self practice.Suitable for beginners.

Ashtanga Vinyasa is an energetic and fast-paced practice based on a fixed sequence of flowing postures. Exploring yoga through synchronicity of breath, body and mind. This course will provide a safe space to develop and start an enquiry into what may become a lifelong practice that you can take away and use whenever and wherever you are on life’s journey.

*up to 5 additional spaces drop in for current practitioners, wishing to explore a section of the sequence in their current self-practice. Contact Kim for more information.

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Breathing and Yoga Nidra

Suitable for beginners

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 starting September 4th,
  • Time: 6.30 – 7.30pm
  • Cost: £8
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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Chair Yoga.

Suitable for beginners Currently  on Zoom

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.

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  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:00pm starting  September 2nd
  • Cost: £30.00 for month
  • Email: Email Sarah
  • Phone: 01258 839230

 

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Early Morning Meditation Class

Suitable for beginners

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.

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Gentle Yoga

Suitable for beginners

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:
  • Time: Tuesdays 7.40-9.00pm
  • Cost: £8.00

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  • Teacher: Sarah Ryan
  • Time: Wednesdays 4.15 – 5.15pm starting September 2nd
  • Email: Email Sarah
  • Phone: 01258 839230

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Intermediate Yoga

Not suitable for beginners.

Intermediate classes are suitable for those with several years experience, and are looking to delve deeper into 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
  • Days:
    • Mondays 7:40 – 9:10pm starting August 3rd
    • Fridays 10:30am – 12.00pm startingAugust 7th
  • Cost: £35 for 4 weeks
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

 

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Jivamukti Yoga XL Monthly Class

Not suitable for beginners.

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).

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Kundalini Yoga

Suitable for beginners

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.

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Led 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
  • Times:
    • Mondays 6.15-7.45pm starting August 3rd
    • Wednesdays 6.15-7.45pm starting August 5th
    • Saturdays 9.00-10.30am starting August 1st
  • Cost: £8.00 for 90 minute class
  • Email: kim@km-yoga.com
  • Mobile: 07990 978949
  • www.km-yoga.com

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Lunch-Time Yoga

Suitable for beginners.

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

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Mindfulness Drop-in

Suitable for beginners

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

Suitable for beginners

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:
    •  Mondays 1:30 – 2:45pm starting August 3rd
    •  Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:15pm starting August 5th
  • Cost: £30.00 monthly (4 classes)
  • Email Sharon
  • Mobile: 07742 821 937

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  • Teacher: Natasha Hope
  • Days:
    • Mondays 8.30-9.45am starting September 7th
    • Thursdays: 7.35-9.05pm starting September 10th
  • Cost: £7.50 or £28 monthly (4 classes)
  • Email : Natashahopeyoga@outlook.com
  • Mobile: 07984 663 526

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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
  • Days
    • Mondays 5:00 – 6:00pm starting 10th August
    • Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00am starting 11th August
  • Cost: £8.00
  • Email Sophie
  • Mobile: 07522 938 654

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Pure Yoga

This class includes flowing sequences as well as longer held poses. There is an emphasis on correct alignment and also on understanding how to adapt postures so as to get the most from your practice. Pure yoga will encourage you to focus internally bringing a deep sense of completeness and relaxation. Previous yoga experience is preferable if you would like to join this class.

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Qoya

Suitable for beginners

Qoya is a movement system for women, it is movement with meaning. It’s based on the idea that through movement we remember. We remember that we are wise, wild and free. Wise from the wisdom of yoga, wild from the creative expression of dance and free from the experience of feminine movement; to slow down and move in a way that our bodies want to move. It draws on ancient Peruvian practices and enables us to get more out of our heads and into our bodies.

There is no way you can do Qoya wrong and the way you know that you are doing it right is
that it feels good. No experience of any of the above is necessary at all. In Qoya we focus on how it feels, not how it looks. Each and every movement we do is led by you and your body, we each do what feels right for us in each moment.

Qoya enables us to access the inner wisdom that exists in all of us and when we cultivate this we are able to experience it not only in the Qoya sessions, but in our lives. Each Qoya session has a theme and is all taught to a different amazing sound track each time.

  • Teacher: Karen Weber
  • Dates: to be announced
  • Cost: £12 per session, or a block of 5 sessions for £50
  • Email:karen.weber68@hotmail.co.uk

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Rajadhiraja Yoga

Rajadhiraja yoga is 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. 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
  • Day: Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month  start date to be announced
  • Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
  • Cost: £8.50 (£70 for 10 class pass valid for one year)
  • Mobile: 07580 169 622
  • Email Jez

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Restorative Yoga / Sunday Sanctuary

Suitable for beginners

Give yourself the treat of allowing your whole nervous system to switch into relaxation mode. Through gentle, long held asanas using props to support the body, this yoga is designed specifically to shift you from today’s busy daily life or stressful times into your parasympathetic nervous system where your entire being can essentially switch off, hit the restore button and be renewed. Deeply nurturing and restorative to mind, body and soul with gentle music, candle light, and nuggets of wisdom weaved in. Come and be bathed in stillness and leave feeling renewed.

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Spiritual Direction

Following and exploring a profound spiritual yearning during my adult life led me to Yoga and Meditation, and two years ago I completed the Certificate in Ecumenical Spiritual Direction at the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury. Spiritual Direction or accompaniment provides the opportunity to discuss privately and honestly the search for spiritual meaning in your life. Many of us question what this life is for, why we are here , do we have a soul, what happens when we die, is there a God?  We may be looking for greater depth or wholeness in our lives, or want to look at some troubling issue from a different perspective.

I can offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore these questions and also, through our mutual conversation, offer guidance on developing a deeper spiritual and inner life . I practise meditation daily and am a regular church goer but these sessions are not aligned to any specific religious or spiritual tradition. After an initial session we would normally meet every 4 – 6 weeks.

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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
  •  Thursdays:
    • Beginners 5.00-6.00pm starting September 3rd
    • Advanced 6.15-7.15pm starting September 3rd
  • Cost: £30 monthly (4 weeks), or £8 pay as you go
  • Email Jazmin
  • 0790 500 3367

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Yin Yoga – A Point of Stillness

Suitable for beginners

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
  • Days:
    • Mondays: 10.30am -12.00pm starting September 14th
    • Wednesdays: 10:30am – 12:00pm starting September 16th
  • Cost: £8 a session, or £35.00 for a course of five
  • Email Chrissie
  • Mobile: 07341 820 716

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Yoga for Parkinsons

Suitable for beginners. Currently on Zoom

Yoga can be an effective therapy in helping with the physical symptoms of Parkinsons, and supporting the emotional challenges that come with it, using breath work, asana ( physical postures), relaxation and meditation. This class is tailored to meet the specific needs of those with parkinsons disease by improving mobility, balance, strength and well- being and giving tools to help with stress levels and anxiety.  It may also be suitable for other conditions with similar physical deterioration such as multiple sclerosis. It is a small class supportive class tailored to individual needs.

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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:
    • Sept 5th,
    • Oct 10th,
    • Nov 7th
    • Dec 5th.
  • Cost: £13.00  per class
  • Email Sarah
  • Landline: 01258 839230

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