Regular Classes in a Beautiful Setting in North Oxford
during the coronavirus period.
My classes are for people of all ages and levels of fitness, designed to bring you health, fitness, well being and peace of mind. I facilitate an accessible approach to yoga that is comfortable and enjoyable from your very first class.
I run eight weekly classes in the Yoga Barn in Wolvercote, N. Oxford
from Monday to Thursday.
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Bi Monthly Yoga Saturdays
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I am one of Oxford's most experienced and highly regarded yoga teachers. I have been a teaching member of the British Wheel of Yoga for more than 35 years.
My classes all take place in the Yoga Barn in Wolvercote, North Oxford. This is a converted Edwardian barn set in an orchard with superb views over Port Meadow to the spires of Oxford.
The Barn is a delightful space to practise. It is warm, comfortable, private and has a lovely atmosphere.
The Barn is within easy reach of Oxford, Kidlington, Witney, Wheatley, Botley, Long Hanborough and Bicester. There is ample parking within 2 minutes walk of the barn.
Directions will be sent to you when you confirm that you are coming to try a class.
The classes integrate the four cornerstones of yoga:
- yogic breathing
You leave feeling:
- calm and relaxed
- balanced and centered
- that you are moving more freely
I am very experienced at integrating beginners into mixed ability classes. If you're a beginner you'll be made very welcome and I'm sure you'll be pleased to discover that yoga is not difficult. You can enjoy the postures and exercises and benefit from them straight away.
Over 50's are welcome in all the mixed ability classes. Two classes on Monday and Thursday mornings are specifically for this age group.
The majority of yoga students throughout the West are women. However, perhaps because I'm a male teacher, there is a healthy sprinkling of men in all my classes. So if you're male and a beginner and perhaps recognize that you are rather stiff, please get in touch. In many ways you have most to gain from yoga. I'll make sure that you feel comfortable in your class and that you enjoy and benefit from the sessions.
Size of the Classes
I take 13 people on the register for each class. The average attendance at any one class is around 8 -10. Because my classes are relatively small I am able to give each member the individual attention they deserve.
You pay £8.00 for your first trial class. If you decide to join you pay £48 for a block of six classes and continue to buy blocks of six for as long as you continue to be a member of the class. Because of the relatively small venue and class numbers I am not able to operate on a pay-as you-attend basis. I regret that I don't roll over any missed sessions from one block of six to the next. I can however do my best to arrange for you to come at another time if you have to miss your regular slot, subject to availability.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
THE ANCIENT yoga masters understood that our bodies and our minds are inseparable and are the instruments through which we live. Just like exquisite musical instruments, they deserve to be lovingly maintained and regularly tuned. Yoga was designed to do just that.
It is a discipline, but equally it can be a means of self-nurture. If you practise with due sensitivity, a yoga session provides an opportunity to take time out to take care of yourself. You are encouraged in my classes not to think of practice as something you ought to do, but as a treat. If this makes you feel guilty, reflect that when you practise yoga you perform your life tasks with more energy and focus and you become easier to live and work with!