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Yoga classes

UPDATE: No classes this week (16-18 March) as I'm recovering from an eye operation. Please email me if you are interested in joining a yoga class or having private lesson from 23rd March on. I am hoping to carry on teaching, although things might change. I will post updates here.

Classes

I teach in Abingdon and Oxford. My classes are open to all, from beginners to more experienced students, and taught in a relatively slow 'hatha' style - beginners are always welcome. Two of my classes are ultra slow and gentle, and are aimed at older students and anyone with health issues looking for extra support and encouragement.

If y0u have specific health issues, I am also able to offer Yoga Therapy sessions (one to one) in my home studio in north Oxford (or your home by arrangement).

On Mondays, I offer two classes in Abingdon at 12pm and 7.30pm, in roomy studios: all levels welcome. Drop in any week. 

On Tuesdays, I offer a small ultra slow and gentle class, where you can use a chair if you wish, in Summertown at 2.30pm. The aim is to work on keeping mobile, and come along any time.  In the evenings, I offer a class in the city centre for Oxford University staff and friends at 6pm.

On Wednesdays, I offer three classes in Abingdon: a  ultra  slow and gentle class at 3.45pm, plus two after work classes at 5.15 and 7.15pm.  Booking is essential for these small group sessions in the Sanctuary at St Ethelwolds House where numbers are limited to eight. 

DATES

The next half term starts on Monday 24 February and runs up to 1 April.   For more details click Timetable of classes

My philosophy is you don't need to be bendy to do yoga! In fact, quite the opposite, it's the stiff and creaky among us who stand to benefit the most. I strongly believe that yoga should be for everyone, of all ages and all levels of fitness. I teach in a gentle hatha style that is ideal for beginners, sports people with tight muscles, and older students, as well as more experienced students seeking a deeper practice. It's never too late to start  Read more about yoga here.

Cost Drop in  £10, but I offer a 'pass' which works out at around £8 per class, bookable in advance. If you are interested in one-to-one, or small group teaching, please get in touch, especially if you have health issues. Email yoga@lucytennyson.com or call 0771 520 7784

Special rates for students in full time education who come with a parent. I have four mums and daughters currently coming to class. Dads and sons where are you? Come and try a class!

See below for my latest weekly class blog

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  • What is viniyoga?

    This week, I shared some of what I learnt on a yoga retreat near Oxford, taught by Michael Hutchinson and Elizabeth Murtha. They are teachers from the Society of Yoga Practitioners, who follow the Indian teacher Krishnamarcharya. This great early 20th century Indian philosopher and yogi studied many of the...


  • Pose of the month: Parsvottanasana

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    Pranayama involves working with the breath. It is made up of two Sanskrit words: prana meaning life force; and ayama, to restrain or control the prana, implying a set of breathing techniques where the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results. One of the most common breathing...


  • The benefits of backbends

    Love them or hate them, backbends  elicit a strong response.  We often think of forward bends, or standing postures when we start practising yoga at home, but seldom opt for a backbend. They have many benefits, but they should be approach with caution, as are less used to using our...