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Yoga classes

I teach in a relatively gentle 'hatha' style to suit all ages and levels of fitness, and welcome beginners. I teach both in the studio (from September ) and online using Zoom. 

I am now back in the studio at St Ethelwolds in Abingdon, on Mondays at 2pm,  and Wednesdays at 5.15pm and 7pm. In mid-October. I launch two new classes in October: A  slow and gentle class on Tuesday afternoons at 3.30pm focussing on movement and flexibility, and on Tuesday evenings at 6pm an after work stretch and relax suitable for all levels. 

I will continue to teach online using Zoom on Mondays at 6pm.

September 6th 2021 onwards:  timetable  

Mondays

2-3.15pm Afternoon yoga (all levels) St Ethelwolds

6-7PM Hatha flow (all welcome) Zoom.

Tuesday

From 19th October, at 3.30-4.45pm (slow) and 6pm-7.15 (all levels) St Ethelwolds

Wednesdays

Studios classes at St Ethelwolds (enquire to see if there is a space) at 5.15 - 6.30pm and 7-8.15pm

See below for my latest weekly class blog

  • What does being 'good' at yoga mean?

    The answer I believe is very little. It’s like asking ‘am I good at’ breathing or walking, or  even living. The reason I’m posing this question, is that I bumped into a former student who told me that one reason she felt no longer able to come was that everyone...


  • 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

    The standing head to knee posture is an intense asana, requiring good balance, strong yet flexible leg muscles, and awareness of your alignment. After a warm up sequence that includes plenty of stretches for the legs in downward dog and some standing warriors, come to standing in the middle of...


  • Try sounding a victorious breath

    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...