Yoga Classes

Hatha Yoga Classes

These classes are online on Zoom until the cover restrictions are lifted. They are open to all levels of ability and experience  please do contact me if you have any questions about taking part. You can book online via the yoga timetable page.

Monday 8.30-9.30am
Tuesday 6.00-7.30pm
Friday 8.00-9.00am

Total Beginners Yoga     4 week course

Live Online (on Zoom) 4 week course for absolute beginners based on my best selling little book, originally titled 
"Live Better: Yoga" but now re-published as "Instant Yoga".

What will I learn?
You will learn the series of basic exercises for body, mind and breathing outlined in my book. They are easy and accessible for most people and I give modifications and adaptations for each exercise to suit your individual needs. You do not have to be fit or flexible to do this course, we go a step at a time and the pace is gentle. Together we will build a simple but effective practice that can transform the way you feel.
What equipment do I need?
You will need a bit of clear floor space to work in. A yoga mat can be useful but is not essential, you can work on a carpet or hard floor as long as it is not too slippery. You may also need a couple of yoga blocks (some thick books are a good substitute) and a blanket. A kitchen/dining type chair is useful if you find it difficult to sit on the floor.
That's it. Simple. Effective. Enjoyable.
Dates/time

Cost
£45 for a live stream online place
£25 for a recording

      

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Yoga Workshops

On-line and in person

I offer yoga workshops to students from total beginners to in service training for teachers. While I prefer to do this in person I also give some sessions on Zoom. If you would like to book a workshop for your group please contact me for details.

Teacher Training

Foundation courses and 300 & 500 hour yoga teacher training courses

All courses are currently suspended due to Covid-19. I am not in favour of 100% online teacher training as this can only ever be a poor shadow of what it is to connect with people in the real world. If you are interested in teacher training please do contact me and I will add you to a mailing list to be sent information as and when it is possible to re-start face to face training again.

Tutor: Tara Fraser BWY DIP, BWY DCT, 
Certified Rolfer®

I have been teaching yoga for over 25 years and training teachers for over 15years. My interest is in nurturing the individual skills and talents of the student teacher to develop their own distinctive style and quality in teaching, while honoring and knowing the roots of the practice, thus keeping yoga a living tradition. Although all my previous teacher training courses were run through the British Wheel of Yoga I am now offering this course independently as I wish to emphasise the practical and experiential nature of the yoga transmission over the paper-based planning style favoured by BWY.

My own yoga journey has included a broad range of experiences but has been heavily influenced by teachers in the tradition of TKV Desikachar including Sylviane Gianina, David Charlton and Ranju Roy and more recently by my work as a Rolfer and the teaching of Giovanni Felicioni and other teachers in the Scaravelli tradition. But on the way I have learned an appreciation of the potential of the Astanga Vinyasa system and the Iyengar Yoga school from whose teachers I have always gained insight and inspiration.

My work in Rolfing® (a type of soft tissue manipulation primarily concerned with fascia) has increased my ability to read and understand the way bodies move and this work feeds directly into my yoga teaching too.

I opened one of London’s first independent yoga studios, Yoga Junction, in 1999 and it is still running 21 years later with an amazing staff of around 16 wonderful yoga teachers, some of whom we trained. I am the author of several books on yoga, and mum to 4 children.