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 - beginners are always welcome. Two of my classes are ultra slow and gentle, and are 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 a new ultra slow and gentle class in Summertown at 2.30pm 'yoga for health', plus a class in the city centre for Oxford University staff and friends at 6pm.
On Wednesdays, I offer three classes in Abingdon: a ultra slow and 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 autumn term starts on Monday 9th September and runs every week up to Christmas. 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 email@example.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
This week, we practised some kneeling and standing flow sequences. Once you feel confident with the basic postures - child, cat, puppy dog, downward dog - you can sequence them together. Start your practice with some simple breathing, either lying or sitting, focussing on deepening and working on a three...
Last week we practised an energising standing flow sequence incorporating the three warrior poses, as well as triangle, reverse triangle, and the head to knee and wide legged forward bends. Put together by the American teacher and writer Leslie Kaminoff, it works the legs strongly while encouraging the shoulders and...
The tilt of our pelvic, either forward or back, has a major impact on our posture, and can lead over the long term to back, shoulder and neck pain. We explored this movement in class this week, first sitting cross legged on the floor, and then using blocks to help...
This week we did a lot of knee hugs and leg stretches, with the aim of improving flexibility in our legs, and to a lesser extent the hips. We first warmed up the joints and muscles with a series of gentle warm ups on the floor. A lot of yoga...
This week’s practice featured the yoga pose the eagle, known in Sanskrit as Garudasana. Garuda was a mythical bird, eager to help humanity fight against demons. The word is nowadays usually rendered into English as “eagle”, though it might better be translated as “devourer” in line with mythology. The name...