Private Group Yoga Class

With families, friends and work colleagues being separated, I have been asked to run private classes for small groups. This gives time for you to come together and share a guided space, improving your mobility and head space. You don’t need to be an experienced yogi but a curiosity for yoga is recommended.

Yoga is exercise but this tradition focuses on the breath and bringing awareness to what your body needs rather than what your head wants. It can be an effective practice to support gym, sport or rehabilitation exercise but the biggest bonus is clarity of mind with huge well-being and mental health benefits.

If this is of interest, here’s my suggested format for an online private group class (via zoom). I am open to other ways of working but I know this format tends to work for most people:

The practice

All classes will include asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing practice), ending with a moment of reflection. The practices are breath led; the teachings follow the work of Krishnamacharya and his son Desikachar, sometimes referred to as viniyoga

The breath develops over time. The smoother and longer the breath, the deeper the practice. The first lessons will be an introduction to the basics of the tradition. There is not a perfect physical form. Everyone is individual and there is always a variation or modification to enable you to access a posture.

Generally, I work in terms of six weeks, staying with more or less the same practice so you can become familiar with the shapes and feel your breath develop. I write practices in line with the time of year, eg, winter – forward bends favouring the exhale and stillness; summer – backbends and opening postures favouring the inhale to stimulate

Time of day

If it’s a one-off class we can find a time to suit you during the week. If it’s a weekly class, we will agree a set time to allow for consistency. I work Mondays to Fridays.

Cost

The cost depends on the length of the class (minimum of 4 people per class):

  • 30 minutes: £6.50 per class / £35.00 per 6 week block
  • 45 minutes: £8.50 per class / £45.00 per 6 week block
  • 60 minutes: £10.00 per class/ £55.00 per 6 week block
  • Payment per class – book and pay at least 12 hours before the class
  • Payment at beginning of six week block – please note there are no refunds for missed classes or for classes you cannot attend

Equipment

  • A yoga mat if you have one but a towel or rug would work, particularly when lying down. Floors can be cold places
  • A yoga block or a rolled up towel to support postures and for sitting on
  • Comfortable clothes, layers are best. During lockdown PJs have been worn …
  • Seated breathing practices can be done on the floor or in a chair
  • Bare feet preferable but have socks handy
  • Ideally you will have a quiet room to practice in. Cats and dogs often make an appearance as do the occasional child or partner. Yoga explores the relationship between strength and flexibility, on and off the mat. We will work with what we have

I think that’s enough to start with. Let me know what you think, if you have any ideas or questions you would like to ask: Contact

(January 2021)

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