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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

  • Try these balances at home

    In last week’s class, we began on the floor with a strange of stretches to open out, and lengthen the sides of the body. We came onto all fours for some flowing cat/puppy/dog and updog moves. We then worked on the stages of camel (a kneeling backbend), and then a...


  • What to do if you hurt your back

    One evening recently I came home after a yoga class and felt a dull ache in my lower back. I think everyone experiences a back twinge after yoga at some point. As in any form of exercise, in a yoga class we can overdo things, move awkwardly, or just attempt...


  • Does yoga keep us young?

    Ask Google ‘does yoga keep you young?’ and you’ll find no shortage of online articles along the lines of ‘top ten poses for longevity’. With many diseases now curable, most of us in the west are becoming increasingly worried about growing old and living healthily into our later years. This...


  • Try this sequence to relax

    In last week’s class we enjoyed some slower largely floor based stretches, a contrast to the week before which included two standing flow sequences.  If you would like to try some at home, we started with a lying relaxation and pranayama. Breathing in and out to a count of three...


  • A hands free standing sequence

    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...