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 mid June) and online using Zoom. I am now teaching Monday - Wednesday up to the end July.
I returned to the studio in mid-June at St Ethelwolds in Abingdon, with a new afternoon class at 2pm, focussing on movement and flexibility which welcomes beginners. The popular Wednesday evening classes start at 5.15pm and 7pm. Numbers are currently restricted to six. I teach online using Zoom on Mondays at 6pm (all levels), and Tuesdays 5-6pm (beginners/gentle/stretch).
I teach outdoors when the weather allows.
2-3pm Afternoon yoga ( move + energise + breathe) St Ethelwolds.
6-7PM Hatha flow (all levels welcome) Zoom.
5-6PM (slow and gentle + end of the day relax) Zoom.
5.15-6.30PM (slow and gentle + end of the day relax) St Ethelwolds
7pm-8.15PM (easy pace ending with a relaxing restorative posture) St Ethelwolds
Thursday no classes
See below for my latest weekly class blog
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...