Traditional Hatha Yoga
Suitable for beginners, intermediate and established students.
Monday 9.30am - 11.00am at Saffron School of Dance, Saffron Walden
Wednesday 9.30am - 11.00am at Saffron School of Dance, Saffron Walden
Thursday 9.30am – 11.00am at The Boilerhouse, Bury St Edmunds Friday 9.30am – 11.00am at Saffron School of Dance, Saffron Walden
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga
A traditional, strong, energetic yoga practice.
Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.15pm at Friends' Meeting House, Saffron Walden. Bookings only - no drop-in.
Eye, Face and Neck Yoga with Yoga Nidra
Wednesday 7.30-8.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Saffron Walden
Private group classes and 1:1 sessions
Corporate or private groups and individuals with special requirements or who prefer a non-class environment by arrangement.
Classes are £8.50 each.
Classes are payable monthly in advance, however, if you have holidays or appointments and you know ahead that you will be away for any of the classes that month, you don't have to pay for those. If you choose not to attend class for any other reason, fees are not refunded. This helps you with commitment to your weekly class, and helps the teacher maintain a sustainable class.
If you prefer to pay on a drop-in basis, week by week, class by class, then the fee is £10 per class.
38a High Street
Friends' Meeting House
Shire Hall Way
Bury St Edmunds
There are many different styles of yoga being taught and practiced today. Although all of the styles are based on the same physical postures (called poses), each has a particular emphasis.
Hatha is a very general term that can encompass many of the physical types of yoga. If a class is described as Hatha style, it is probably going to be serenely paced, and provide a good introduction to the basic poses for beginners and focus and detail for established students.
Ashtanga is a fast-paced, intense style of yoga. A set series of poses is performed, always in the same order. Ashtanga practice is very physically demanding because of the constant movement from one pose to the next and is also the inspiration for what is often called Power Yoga. If a class is described as Power Yoga, it will be based on the flowing style of Ashtanga, but not necessarily keep strictly to the set Ashtanga series of poses.
Eye, Face and Neck Yoga
Western yoga classes often seem to focus on physical asanas from the shoulders down. Yoga can, and should, be practiced to muscles of the eyes, face and neck as these are fundamental areas that make up the whole of a yoga practice. Yoga Nidra as a deep relaxation technique and will be practiced for at least 20 minutes in this class. The ethos of this class is “less is more”.
- Wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict movement; layers are a good idea so that they can be removed as you become warmer.
- Postures (asanas) are practiced in bare feet, on a non-slip yoga mat.
- A blanket is advisable for use during relaxation and sometimes is an additional support or padding in some asanas.
- If you have your own mat please bring it however I do have some for loan.
- Adjustments from your teacher may involve physical contact which is always done carefully and with sensitivity. If you prefer not to receive physical adjustment please inform your tutor.
- For yoga to be comfortable and beneficial it is strongly advised that you don't practice with a full stomach; leave between 1-3 hours after a meal.
- Don't expect too much too soon. Be patient and work your body to stretch point, not strain point. Don't compete with others, your goal is to listen to your body and do what is right for you.