I teach weekly yoga classes in Norfolk and Online via Zoom. If you want to attend please get in touch with me. I can then give you details on how to pay for the class and have a chat with you about your experience before you start the class. All classes are general level and are suitable for beginners as well as for those with some experience.
Zoom attendance is possible for all three classes I teach each week and the cost is the same for all Zoom classes - £8 per class or £40 for a block of 6 classes.
Classes generally run in terms of 6 weeks with occasional half term breaks that are usually aligned with school half terms.
Tuesdays 5.30-6.45pm - Zoom only - £8 per class or £40 for 6 classes.
Thursdays 2-3.30pm - Dilham Village Hall & Zoom. In person cost £8 per class or £42 for 6 classes.
Fridays 9-10.30am - Letheringsett Village Hall & Zoom. In person £14 drop in or £72 for 6 classes
Please bring your own equipment! A mat is a minimum but you will need yoga blocks, and a yoga strap too. Yoga bricks, a bolster and blanket are also useful but not essential.
All these classes are super friendly - I have students who have been attending for many years and we are always so happy to welcome new faces to the classes. We challenge ourselves but we have fun! I encourage everyone to take the class at their own speed, listening to THEIR body and doing what is best for YOU!
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask. Sadly, I do not do pregnancy yoga. I do occasionally take private clients for one to one sessions.
If you are new to yoga, please know that yoga is not just for the flexible - yoga is for the willing! If you are worried that the classes or workshops will be full of people who can tie their ankles around their necks then please don't be. I like to think that classes are like life - you can't take it too seriously. There will be moments of blissful quietness and peace as well as moments of laughter, exploration, discovery and revelation. Corny as it sounds yoga is a journey you take with yourself to bring awareness of yourself and your body, their strengths and weaknesses and to start to learn and listen to both body and spirit. Every body will benefit from a yoga practice regardless of ability or age.
Yoga has been proven to be a huge help in many different aspects of health. From a physical point of view, yoga will bring strength, stamina and flexibility. Skeletal and muscular issues like bad backs, knees, hips and stiff joints can be relieved. From a psychological point of view, the modern aliment of stress can be managed very successfully, aiding concentration and bringing clarity to the mind. From a spiritual point of view, yoga can bring quiet and peace to the practitioner. The ability to be still in our busy world is a valuable tool in life. Working mindfully in the poses is a meditation that can bring a peace that will pervade the rest of your life.
I was lucky enough to stumble upon an Iyengar Yoga class in my early twenties. The discipline of the method, focusing on posture, alignment and precision in the poses with the help of equipment such as belts and blocks makes it accessible to every body. I passed my teacher training in 2002 and have been teaching ever since. The word YOGA means UNION. And that union is the one between mind, body and spirit. In practicing the asanas or poses one learns awareness of the connections between those three elements within us.
I hope to be putting on Yoga Days again in 2022. These are a great way of going deeper into your practice. We have a workshop style class of two and a half hours in the morning and a full hour and a half of restorative yoga, pranayama and meditation in the afternoon. I provide a delicious vegetarian lunch that we all share together in between each session and at the end of the day we have tea and cake! As an ex-caterer I delight in making delicious meals that will nourish body and soul. Food brings immeasurable joy to most people and can make an occasion. For these workshops I will use seasonal and local ingredients to make a light lunch and then when we have finished the day we will indulge ourselves with tea and a slice (or two!) of cake. Its a wonderful day and I can't wait to get back to giving these more immersive workshop days. Watch out on here and my social media for any announcements!
Here is a taster of what we got up to before lockdown..!
Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Heart Chakra Practice
This day we focused on opening the heart and so backbends were inevitably involved. We meditated on the beautiful themes of the heart chakra - Love, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Peace, Compassion, Self Love...
Saturday 4th May 2019 - Springtime Detox and Rejuvenation
For Spring rejuvenation we focused on lots of twists to flush the liver and kidneys, flowing standing poses to energise and honour the Earths blossoming energies and in our mediation we explored the mantra "I trust the path I am walking".
Saturday 15th June 2019 - Throat Chakra Practice
This day was a wonderful exploration of this chakra and its importance in expressing ourselves. In our asanas we worked on releasing stress and tension in our necks and shoulders and explored some interesting Bandhas relating to the Vishuddha Chakra.
Saturday 7th September 2019 - Reawaken your Practice
On this day we focused on re-centring ourselves and so the practice veered towards the Solar Plexus Chakra and reflecting on our sense of self, self-empowerment and remembering to honour our 'gut instinct' or Enteric Nervous System. We therefore had lots of core work which is so useful for our practice in general.