UPDATE: No classes this week (16-18 March) as I'm recovering from an eye operation. Please email me if you are interested in joining a yoga class or having private lesson from 23rd March on. I am hoping to carry on teaching, although things might change. I will post updates here.
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 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 small ultra slow and gentle class, where you can use a chair if you wish, in Summertown at 2.30pm. The aim is to work on keeping mobile, and come along any time. In the evenings, I offer 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 next half term starts on Monday 24 February and runs up to 1 April. 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
In this week’s class I included lots of gentle movements for the spine, with the aim of both warming up for stronger poses, and keeping the joints and surrounding muscles, ligaments and tendons mobile. While many people are drawn to yoga because they ‘can do it’, others are often put...
We may all have dog days from time to time. But what about Moon Days? Some dedicated yoga practitioners, in styles such as Ashtanga, have a day off on full and new moon days each month. They believe the moon has such a strong effect on our energies, it is...
Sunday this week marks the second point of the year when the night and day become equal in length, and we slip into the darker days of autumn at the September equinox. We did a grounding and balancing sequence this week, drawing on the symbolism of Tadasana or Mountain Pose,...
A quick straw poll in this week’s classes showed that around two thirds of you suffer from back pain at some time. Me too. I’ve been seeing the same chiropractor since 2001, and today she put me right yet again – it’s my tight ligaments that are often to blame....
As thunderstorms break out this weekend, it is hard to think of some of the lovely sessions we’ve been having outdoors just days ago. Pictured below is the final posture in this week’s class, half moon pose, beautifully demonstrated by my Wednesday class at St Ethelwolds. It is a demanding...