Yoga Classes in Bicester
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, healthy and happy. For you to feel calm and confident, free from physical tension and mental stress.
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 to enhance the mood of the class. 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.
At present all classes are via Zoom. Email me for the Zoom details.
Whilst face to faces could commence again from 17 May, full 2m social distancing would be required which can make for a strange environment in the class. So I will start to resume venue based classes from 21 June, when numbers will be limited by use of an online booking system to avoid overcrowding. All classes will still continue to be available via Zoom. Pricing options for venue based classes will be published nearer the time
Pricing Options (all classes 60 minutes)
- Zoom Pass: £49 for 4 consecutive weeks – includes as many Zoom classes as you wish - yoga, qigong and pilates.
- Single Zoom class: £7
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
Frequently asked questions:
What should I wear?
Something loose and comfortable - jogging trousers / leggings / tracksuit bottoms.
What do I need to bring?
A non-slip yoga mat. If you have yoga blocks, bring them too, alternatively a small towel or cushion is fine. A blanket or throw to snuggle up in for the final relaxation session is lovely too! I do not provide yoga mats - you do need your own.
Do I need to be young and flexible to attend?
No. Classes will help you gain or re-gain flexibility, and many of my students are more mature.
What will happen in the class?
All classes start with gentle warm up movements before moving into the main part of the class, and then finish with a short period of relaxation. Yoga classes also include breath work and often a short meditation.
Are men welcome in the class?
Yes. All classes are suitable for men or women.
Class booking terms and conditions:
Health questionnaire to be completed prior to commencing first class. All face to face classes must be pre-booked. Online and Freedom Passes are non transferrable and run for 4 weeks from date of issue.
Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame. BKS Iyengar
Sometimes the most important thing in the whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths. Etty Hillesum
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You don't need to be fit or flexible!
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