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Yoga 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. In addition, I run two ultra gentle classes 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 Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons.

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 an ultra gentle class  in Summertown at 4.15pm 'yoga for all', and a class in the city centre for Oxford University staff and friends at 6pm.

On Wednesdays, I offer three classes in Abingdon: an ultra 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. 

See classes page for more.

DATES

The current term runs until the end of July, and classes restart on Monday 9th September.  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

  • Utilising the power of the breath

    Pranayama (which roughly translates from Sanskrit as breath control) is one of the eight limbs of yoga outlined in ancient texts such as the Yoga Sutras. Meditation is another, along with asana (or posture) although this Sanskrit word originally meant holding a steady and comfortable seated position, and not the...


  • Is shoulderstand safe to do?


  • Those feet are made for walking

    I’ve been stressing the importance of improving the strength of our feet and ankles in recent weeks. Encased in shoes, our feet and toes are little used most of the time, causing the muscles to weaken, which in turn puts more pressure on our knees and hips when we practise...


  • Deep stretches from within

    Bridge pose is one of those yoga asanas that everyone can practise together regardless of their level of fitness. I like to introduce it near the end of a class when the muscles of the back and legs are nice and warm, and we can get maximum benefit from it....


  • Chair pose is no slouch

    Rather than focussing on individual muscles, when practising yoga we should think holistically -  that is, involve the whole of us in each movement – mind, body and breath. Chair pose – Utkatasana – is a good example of this. We need steady deep breaths to work harder, we are...