Yoga Classes in Bicester  - yoga to help you feel good



My name is Elaine and I love yoga! 



I've been enjoying yoga myself for about 48 years and teaching for 18 years.

My Bicester yoga classes are gentle and mindful.  No rushing from posture to posture.  We take time to be.  My aim when teaching is for you to be comfortable, relaxed and happy.  For you to feel calm and confident, free from physical tension and mental stress. 


Most of the ladies in my classes are in their 50's, 60's and 70's and appreciate the more gentle approach I take in teaching. 


Classes start with a short period of breath awareness, followed by some gentle warm up movements.  Then we enjoy some postures (asanas) often in the form of sequences so you can lose yourself in the soft flow of the movements.  We finish with some breathwork (pranayama) and a lovely relaxation leaving you feeling calm and peaceful.


I like to drip in little glimpses of the philosophy behind yoga and will sometimes share a short reading or poem.  In addition, I integrate aspects of mindfulness into my teaching.


Whilst none of us can remove the stresses from our lives, we can develop coping mechanisms to avoid tension building physically, mentally and emotionally.  Yoga can help you release tight muscles and improve your sense of balance physically and mentally.  You learn to unravel the knots of physical, mental and emotional tension and gain a greater sense of wellbeing.  Let your yoga class be an oasis of calm in a busy life... like pressing a pause button ... time to unwind and refresh.


Beginners are always welcome - my gentle style of teaching means all can enjoy classes.


Come and find your inner goddess .. that calm, tranquil woman who can sometimes become hidden in a busy life.  Contact me to find out more.


Some of the lovely feedback I have received from students:


"The session last Monday was brilliant and my shoulders actually felt heaps better afterwards. In fact the overall reduction of body tension was noticeable. Thank you so much"


"Your classes are always so imaginative ... like works of art"


"I'd just like to tell you what a difference you have made to my life and how much I appreciate your classes.  I think I struck gold when I found you.  Thank you."


"Thank you for the class.  Finally a yoga class, rather than an exercise class that happens to use yoga"


"Can I just say how much I am enjoying your class and how much I am getting out of it.  I can already see a difference in what I am able to do."



A bit about my training


I spent 3 years training to teach. 

First a Foundation course and then a 500hour Diploma course with the British Wheel of Yoga. 


Subsequently I have completed many more hours of additional training  including Yoga for Back Pain, Pregnancy and Postnatal Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga for Depression, Yoga for Womens Health, Yoga for Older Adults, Yoga for the Menopause and Nutrition


During my training and over the many years of my yoga journey, I’ve explored many different styles of yoga.  When teaching, I blend different influences to provide gentle, nurturing classes that provide interest and challenge, but in a supportive non-competitive environment.  I encourage my students to explore their yoga practice, to unwind, relax, stretch, and above all to be mindful.



Yoga is learning to come back to yourself.  It's finding your limits, expanding your boundaries and being able to relax into who you truly are.  It's about taking time to remember who you are but have forgotten while being caught up in the whirlwind of a fast paced life.


From The Yoga Bible by Christina Brown

Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.  Etty Hillesum

Elaine Whittaker yoga and mindfulness in Bicester



Yoga for you to enjoy.  Stretch, tone, relax, de-stress.  Get away from all the stresses of daily life and come and invest in your wellbeing ..... you're worth it!


You don't need to be fit or flexible!


"Yoga isn't about touching your toes .... it's what you learn on the way down"

Jiga Gor


Don't miss all the beautiful colours of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold 

Elaine Whittaker - yoga and mindfulness in Bicester



Yoga for physical and mental wellbeing


All taught by Elaine Whittaker, an experienced, fully qualified and insured teacher who loves yoga. 

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