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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
This week we practised a Hands-Free Warrior sequence developed by yoga teacher and writer Leslie Kaminoff. Author of the best selling guide Yoga Anatomy, he is a strong advocate of use of the breath, and a good knowledge of anatomy in yoga. Kaminoff works in the tradition of Indian teacher...
There are many ways we can use our breathing to help us relax, especially during or at the end of a yoga class. One way of regulating the breath is to use a count. In my previous class blog, I described how we can use the fingers of the hand...
Counting is one of the easiest and most gentle ways of introducing a little meditation into our lives.Some of you may be put off by the idea of meditation, believing it more the province of Buddhists and yoga teachers; but in fact, it is a form of relaxation most...
Many flow sequences such as salute to the sun can put a lot of strain on the wrists and arms. The standing flow sequence I taught recently can be taken very slowly and gently, and requires no downward dog movements. It was put together by a well regarded yoga teacher...
Feet facts The foot and ankle contain 26 bones (One-quarter of the bones in the human body are in the feet.); 30 joints; more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments The main tendon of the foot is the Achilles tendon. There are three arches. The main ligaments of the foot...