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Yoga classes

I am now on holiday for August. I am teaching some outdoor classes on an ad hoc basis on Mondays and Tuesdays in Abingdon and Oxford.

My teaching term restarts on 14th September, and I hope to be able to offer you a choice of online classes using  Zoom, and indoor studio classes run according to Government regulations. I teach in Abingdon and Oxford, and all are welcome from beginners to more experienced students. I teach in a relatively gentle 'hatha' style. If y0u have specific health issues, I am also able to offer Yoga Therapy sessions (one to one).

Beginners

If you are a complete beginner or haven't done much recently, and like to try a Zoom class just get in touch. I will then arrange a chat on the phone and/or a one to one tutorial to get you started.

From 14th September I am planning to teach as follows:

ONLINE YOGA Mondays 7-8.15pm 

STUDIO DATES  Abingdon on Mondays 12.30, and on Wednesdays at 5pm and 7pm; and in Oxford on Tuesdays at 6pm    

 It's never too late to start whatever your level of fitness, or age  Read more about yoga here.

See below for my latest weekly class blog

  • How yoga can help us de-stress

    We all know that yoga – along with other forms of relaxation – can help with reducing stress levels. Stress is a normal body reaction to a sudden increase in demand when the brain perceives some kind of threat. The reactions include sweating, increased heart beat, the release of sugar...


  • The importance of stretching our hip joints

    There are lots of good reasons to do hip-opening poses – they help improve posture, enable us to walk or run more easily, and can sometimes help ease back pain. Our hips tighten up if we spend long periods sitting down, and yoga can go a long way to reverse...


  • Take a deep breath

    We breathe every moment, every day of our lives, but often pay little attention until we step into a yoga class. Breathing exercises (pranayama) are regarded as important as physical postures (asana) and are an important stage towards meditation. In daily life, without being aware of it, it is easy...


  • So, what about doing 'hot' yoga then?

    My class numbers almost dropped by half over the week’s heatwave. So much for ‘hot yoga’ then! But well done those that came and I hope no ill effects – do let me know. It prompted many of you to ask about ‘hot yoga’ … basically what is it and...


  • Preparing for shoulder and head stand

    Taking the body upside down is thought to have a positive effect on four of the major systems of the body: cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous and endocrine. The medical benefits are always debatable of course, but certainly resting in a simple inversion with the legs raised against a wall or resting...