Yoga Classes

I am a British Wheel of Yoga accredited teacher and a Yoga Alliance Professionals Senior Teacher. I also have a BSc in Sports Science and Sports Psychology. I have been teaching yoga classes for 15 years and am experienced in teaching students of all ages, abilities, experience, and fitness. My class content is based on sound scientific knowledge from both my yoga teacher training and my sports science and sports psychology studies.

The focus of each class is different each week and covers a range of yoga experiences from strengthening and flexibility movements and postures, to relaxation techniques, to joint-freeing, and to balance and stability.


All of my yoga classes are suitable for everyone as I ensure that all postures and practices are modified for the individual. To guide the practice of those who wish to have a more specific class level and focus I offer three types of yoga classes: Gentle Yoga, Yoga For All Abilities, and Core Strength and Stability Yoga. All of these classes will improve your health, well-being and fitness. Learning how to live your life with yoga will also improve your resilience and ability to deal with life’s challenges.

 

Gentle Yoga Classes

Gentle Yoga is particularly suited for those who wish to avoid some of the stronger postures or who have health conditions which means they need to keep their exercise gentler or slower. The focus is on gentle ways to mobilise joints, strengthen muscles, improve balance and lower stress responses.

 

Yoga For All Abilities Yoga Classes

Yoga For All Abilities is, as the name suggests, suitable for all ages, level of experience, and abilities or fitness. Classes include strengthening, stretching and mobilising movements and postures, relaxation practices, and breath awareness. Modifications can be offered to increase or decrease challenge as needed.

 

Core Strength & Stability Yoga Classes

Core Strength and Stability Yoga particularly focuses on conditioning the muscles of the torso and postural muscles in functional movements. The core is much more than just the abdominal muscles and includes the back, shoulder and hip stability, and muscles of the pelvis. These muscles are worked in all planes of movement to replicate the demands placed on the body in daily living and in physical activities.


My timetable of Yoga Classes can be found here.

Information about The Yoga Studio can be found here.

You may also be interested in my Yoga Workshops.

          


Swim Bike Run YogaI also offer workshops aimed specifically at athletes. Some are purely yoga, others are strength and conditioning, fitness training, or skills focussed. Find out more at Swim Bike Run Yoga.

 

  Yoga For Cyclists Workshop

Yoga Workshops

Yoga workshops are an opportunity to explore an aspect of yoga in more depth.  I like to keep the length of my workshops to 3 hours in duration. This allows you an opportunity to learn some of the theory of the subject but have time also to experience how to put that learning into practice. A workshop differs from a class as it is a more interactive experience with opportunities to ask questions and gain deeper understanding of the subject than you might be able to or wish to in your usual class.

All of my workshops are suitable for everyone, even those with no previous yoga experience. If in doubt, please ask me for more information. Also, if there is a subject related to yoga which you have always wanted to know more about please do let me know. It might be just the prompt I need to design a workshop around it.


Gentle & Restorative Yoga Workshop
Sunday 26th November – 14.00 to 17.00

As the name suggests, this is a workshop teaching and leading you through gentle movements and restorative yoga positions. Postures and movements will work to ease stiff joints, release tension throughout the body, and gently lengthen muscles in an effortless way. It is an afternoon of nurturing loveliness. No previous experience of yoga is needed. Suitable for all levels of health and fitness.

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S-T-R-E-T-C-H Workshop
Sunday 14th January – 10.00 to 13.00

This workshop explores why and how to stretch.  The need to stretch differs from person to person according to factors such as genetics, age, lifestyle, or history of injuries. Methods of stretching also differ and this 3-hour workshop explores some of those methods. No previous experience of yoga needed. Suitable for all ages and abilities. All postures will be modified to suit the individual.

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Live Your Yoga (On & Off The Mat) Workshop
Sunday 4th February – 14.00 to 17.00

A workshop exploring the philosophy and teachings of yoga which concern all of our behaviours, attitudes and choices in life. These are the elements which can cause us emotional, psychological and physical dis-ease. Learn about the teachings which the original writers about yoga suggested should be your first steps in yoga; and explore why and how these then underpin your physical yoga practice to further your journey towards health, well-being, and beyond. No previous experience of yoga necessary. Suitable for all.

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Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop – 2018 date to be announced shortly

A workshop exploring and experiencing a variety of meditation techniques, including preparatory practices. No previous experience or practice of meditation is necessary to attend this workshop.

Find out how meditation can help you deal with and respond differently to the stresses in life, and the physiological and psychological benefits to be found. There are many methods of meditation and this workshop will help you explore these to find a practice that works for you.


Other future yoga workshops will explore:

  • Stability and balance;
  • Developing core strength and stability;
  • Forward bends;
  • Backbends;
  • Yoga philosophy;
  • Yoga Pranayama (breathing practices);
  • Yoga relaxation practices;
  • Yin Yoga and fascial release;
  • Building your home yoga practice.

Past yoga workshop participants comments:

  • “Thank you for a lovely workshop today. I learned so much and am looking forward to incorporating my new knowledge in to my practice.”
  • “Really enjoyed this morning. Looking forward to the next one.”
  • “Thank you for the workshop yesterday. I really enjoyed it. It was great to have time to explore the postures in more detail.”
  • “Thank you for an excellent workshop, yesterday. I’m feeling it today! I really enjoyed it and hope to join you, again, sometime.”
  • “Just to say what a great and informative workshop. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
  • “Thank you for a lovely workshop. It was good to find new things to try and new ways of doing familiar things.”

Yoga workshops can be booked on my Book Online page.

When booking workshops please be aware of my terms and conditions.


Swim Bike Run YogaI also offer workshops aimed specifically at athletes. Some are purely yoga, others are strength and conditioning, fitness training, or skills focussed. Find out more at Swim Bike Run Yoga.

 

Yoga For Runners Workshop Yoga For Cyclists Workshop

The Yoga Studio

The Yoga Studio can be found at 3A The Old Dairy, Paddons Row, Tavistock, PL19 OHF. The studio is a beautiful space for yoga classes, workshops, and courses. All mats, blocks, and belts are provided.


Paddons Row is a pedestrian-only lane, accessed from Brook Street, opposite the road which runs down behind the market. It can also be accessed by steps leading down from Old Exeter Road.


 

 

 

 


Paddons Row is within walking distance of Tavistock Bus Station. Buses also stop at the Co-op in Brook Street which is about a minute’s walk away.


For those travelling by car, there is some free parking to be found near Kings on Pixon Lane which is a short walk from the town centre. Alternatively, all the long-term town car parks are now £2 for all day parking. During the evenings there is free parking to be found on and around Brook Street.



My Yoga Class Timetable can be found here.

Information about my Yoga Workshops can be found here.