Yoga Class Schedule

All classes suitable for Beginners as well as those who have attended classes before. I encourage you to work at the level that is right for you.  To book a place, contact me on 07917 453224 or by email.

 

Monday 09.30-10.30 The Clifton Centre  

Yoga for all.  The Clifton Centre is on Ashdene Road - post code OX26 2BH  - go to the back of the carpark, facing the playing field and walk through the gate in the green railings.  This class is particularly suited to those 50+

 

Monday 18.15-19.15 Community Centre, Chesterton 

Yoga for all.  This class takes place in the brand new Community Centre in Chesterton - on the new Alchester Park development, overlooking the rugby pitch - post code is OX26 1BJ. As this is a new postcode, your sat nav may not recognise it. With the Red Cow pub behind you, and Bicester Hotel/Golf in front of you, go past The Woodlands on your right and then turn left into Vespasian Road - after a short distance you will see the Centre in front of you.

 

Tuesday 18.15-19.15 The Clifton Centre 

NO TUESDAY EVENING CLASS on Aug 22 or 29 Aug

Yoga for all.  The Clifton Centre is on Ashdene Road - post code OX26 2BH  - go to the back of the carpark, facing the playing field and walk through the gate in the green railings.  

 

Wednesday 09.30-10.30  The Clifton Centre 

Yoga for all.  The Clifton Centre is on Ashdene Road - post code OX26 2BH.  This class is particularly suited to those 50+

 

Wednesday 18.15-19.15  The Clifton Centre 

Yoga for all.  The Clifton Centre is on Ashdene Road - post code OX26 2BH.   

 

Friday 09.30-10.30 Langford Village Community Centre 

CHANGE OF VENUE Aug 18, Aug 25, Sept 1 - contact me for details

Yoga for all.  The Community Centre is next door to Tesco.  Postcode is OX26 6XX.

 

 

Also Pilates - Tues 09.30-10.30 The Clifton Centre 

Pilates for all - great for core strength and alignment.

 

Payment options - yoga and pilates:

4 consecutive weeks £27

Weekly drop in rate (subject to space availability) £8

Freedom Pass - as many classes as you wish in any 4 week period £46

 

Class booking terms and conditions:

Health questionnaire to be completed prior to commencing first class.  If you elect to pay the 'consecutive weeks' rate to benefit from the reduced price, all classes must be taken within that term.  Weekly payment rate is subject to availability - please check there is a place available to avoid disappointment. Freedom pass is non transferrable and runs for 4 weeks from date of issue.

 

New students are welcome .... but please do contact me to check there is a space available before coming to a class.

 

COURSES

Yoga for Back Pain

4 week course for people suffering from back pain - next course commences February 

 

Mindfulness for everyday living

Learn mindfulness techniques for everyday life - useful to reduce stress, anxiety and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.  The next course commences in January.

 

Mindful Eating

Apply the techniques of mindfulness to eating - get away from dieting, make peace with start to love eating again.  4 week course commences in January

 

Pregnncy Yoga

4 week course - more info here

 

All classes taught by Elaine Whittaker

 

Frequently asked questions:

What should I wear?

Something loose and comfortable - jogging trousers / tracksuit bottoms.  

 

What do I need to bring?

A non-slip yoga mat if you have one.  If you are coming along to a class for the first time, and don't have a mat, let me know and you can borrow one.  If you have yoga blocks, bring them too.  You can also buy yoga mats and blocks from me.  A blanket or throw to snuggle up in for the final relaxation session is lovely too!

 

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 shot period of relaxation.  Yoga classes also include breath work and often ahsort meditation.

 

Are men welcome in the class?

Yes.  All classes are suitable for men or women (except pregnancy and postnatal classes!).

 

 

 

 

 

Elaine enjoying some yoga in the winter sunshine!

 

Asanas are postures.  In each general class, after warming up, we do a variety of asanas, aiming to take the spine gently in each direction - forward bend, back bend, side bend, twist.  Plus we do some form of inversion (head down pose).  All asanas are modified to suit the needs of those attending.  You are free to opt out of anything you don't wish to do.

 

Pregnancy yoga, Postnatal exercise and the Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs course follow a slightly different programme as they are specialist classes.

 

Down dog pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana - the Sanskrit name for the pose.  An example of a head down pose that gives a lovely stretch to the back and the legs.  Lots of modifications available too!

 

 

 

The Clifton Centre is behind the KEA Club .... go towards the rear of the carpark .... towards the playing field .... and walk through the entrance in the green railings.

This video shows the lovely Dru Yoga Water Sequence we've been learning in class recently