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[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.

Yoga is an ancient discipline which originated in India. In the West it is mainly practised in the form of asana (physical movements and postures) and pranayamas (breathing techniques). It is a holistic system, designed to encourage a state of well-being and to help us to realise our full potential for living. It is beneficial for improving flexibility, strength and stamina, aiding concentration and coordination, developing healthy sleep patterns and generally improving health and well-being. A low impact form of exercise which can produce noticeable results from the very first session, including the reduction of aches and pains, alleviation of anxiety, depression and stress-related symptoms.


Yoga with Mandy [W]
Mondays 09:40-11:10
16 Sept (12 wks), £99
13 Jan (10 wks), £82.50
20 Apr (10 wks), £82.50
Tutor: Mandy Nichols
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Drawing from a number of different traditions and working with her class’s abilities, Mandy brings focus to both the physical and emotional therapeutic value of yoga, using asana practice, pranayama and relaxation techniques to alleviate stress and improve flexibility, strength, posture and balance.  If your cry is “I’m not flexible” or “I’m too busy”, then this class is definitely for you. Men and women of all ages and ability are welcome; please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat, cushion and blanket with you.


Yoga with Klara [W] [13+]
Mondays 19:30-21:00
16 Sept (12 wks), £99
13 Jan (10 wks), £82.50
20 Apr (10 wks), £82.50
Tutor: Klara Walters-James
www.thecanalstudio.co.uk

In this Iyengar style class, Klara will teach you how to achieve good posture and alignment using provided yoga props. You will be encouraged to work on strengthening your body and exploring and deepening your breath with all of its associated health benefits. Please bring a mat to each class. All other equipment will be provided.


Yoga with Wendy [W]
Tuesdays 16:30-18:00
17 Sept (11 wks), £90.75
14 Jan (11 wks), £90.75
21 Apr (12 wks), £99
Tutor: Wendy Perry
 
Wendy teaches in the Hatha style of yoga. This course is suitable for all levels whether you are a beginner or more experienced and is suitable for men and women of all ages. Please bring a mat and blanket to each class.


Yoga with Janice [W] [13+]
Wednesdays 19:00-20:30
18 Sept (12 wks), £99
15 Jan (10 wks), £82.50
22 Apr (12 wks), £99
Tutor: Janice Hellens
www.yogahighschool.com

This course will help you to develop strength, flexibility and a deeper awareness of your own body. Karuna yoga is influenced by the teachings of B.S.K. Iyengar and is developed by Ruth White. The postures are performed mindfully and safely with a focus on body alignment and awareness of breath. Blocks and belts are used in these yoga classes to enable you to get the most out of each asana (pose). Please bring a mat, blocks, belt and blanket to each class.


Yoga with Klara [W]
Thursdays 09:15-10:45
19 Sept (12 wks), £99
16 Jan (10 wks), £82.50
23 Apr (10 wks), £82.50
Tutor: Klara Walters-James
www.thecanalstudio.co.uk

In this restorative yoga class Klara will teach you how to achieve good posture and alignment using provided yoga props. You will be encouraged to work on strengthening your body and exploring and deepening your breath with all of its associated health benefits. Please bring a mat to each class.


Yoga: Developing a Home Practice [S] [13+]
Saturday 12 October
10:00-12:30, £25
Tutor: Mandy Nichols
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“Great workshop. Mandy was very clear and inspiring. It's so much easier to do my home practice now.”

Join Mandy for a session on developing your yoga home practice. You will explore meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and asana (poses). What is a home practice? Why do we self-sabotage? How can we integrate home practice into our lives? There will be tips on sequencing and a chance to develop your own routine, with a maximum 12 students allowing for individual attention.  Beginners/all abilities welcome. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring along a mat, blanket and cushion, as we will be working on the floor.


Aroma Yoga for Relaxation [S] [13+]
Saturday 16 November or 14 March
10:30-12:30, £18
Tutor: Mandy Nichols
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“I came away feeling totally relaxed and more knowledgeable, I only wish she did this workshop every week!”

Join us for this relaxing aromatherapy yoga workshop, in winter or spring, or come to both!  Reducing stress and encouraging relaxation, a session of gentle restorative yoga integrated with beautiful therapeutic grade aromatherapy oils. You will explore meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and gentle asana (poses). This workshop is suitable for beginners / all abilities.  Please wear warm comfortable clothing and bring along a mat, blanket, pillow and cushions, as you will be working on the floor. Please be aware that aromatherapy oils are used in this workshop, should you suffer from any allergies.

[Flash] Book two Aroma Yoga for Relaxation workshops for £32