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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

  • Pose of the month - Dancer

    Many yoga poses are difficult to do, such as dancer’s pose which we practised this week. While standing on one leg, you have to reach back to hold the foot out behind you, pushing into this back foot to arch graceful forward.   But it really doesn’t matter in the...


  • Put a spring in your step

    It’s a time of rapid change when almost overnight we seem to move from winter to spring. We’re reflecting that in our practice in our three classes leading up to the March 21 Equinox, when the day becomes equal in length to the night. We started with sun salutations to...


  • How to keep your sacrum happy

        The sacrum is located at the base of your spine and consists of five vertebrae that are fused together to form a bone about the size of a hand. It fits snuggly between the two sides of your pelvis and is connected to them via the sacroiliac joints....


  • A hip opening sequence

    The hip is a ball and socket joint, allowing us to move the leg freely in all directions. It needs to do many things, keeping the body stable and strong when walking and running, at the same time being flexible enough to allow us to sit down on the floor...


  • How pigeon pose helped my hip pain

    For a couple of months, I’d been mildly troubled by a low level ache in my left hip that  only comes on at night. Even six weeks in the heat of India recently didn’t seem to make the difference I’d hoped. When I came home to this winter’s freezing temperatures,...