Yoga Classes

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Due to the situation with COVID-19, my hall based yoga classes have been paused and will not resume until restrictions have stopped.  In the meantime, I have moved my classes online.  Please see ‘Online Yoga’ tab for details of how to book.

My classes are suitable for beginners as well as those who have done yoga many times before. Many people think that they have to be flexible to practice yoga but much of the benefit of yoga is the practice itself and becoming more flexible over time. Yoga helps to relieve tightness in muscles as well as helps those who are already flexible.

Why Practice Yoga?

  • Stress reduction – Yoga draws your focus inward to calm you and bring balance back in to your life.
  • Increased Fitness – improves flexibility, strength, range of motion, and better posture.
  • Management of chronic conditions – Yoga has been proven to help with a variety of health conditions such as, anxiety, back pain, asthma, high blood pressure, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and insomnia.
  • Weight loss
  • Strengthens core muscles
  • Improves concentration, balance and mental clarity
  • Increases energy
  • Improves overall well-being and mood.

Schedule – until March 2020

Below is the schedule until lockdown in March 2020.  These details may change when my classes resume.

Day Time Suitability Venue
 Monday 18:00 – 19:00  Beginners St Margaret’s Hall (Hanover Housing), Lanark Road, Juniper Green
 Monday 20:40 – 21:40  All Levels Balerno Scout Hall
 Tuesday 20:00 – 21:00  All Levels Gibson Craig Hall, Lanark Road, Currie
 Wednesday 19:45 – 20:45  All Levels Forthview Crescent Scout Hall, Currie

If you are unsure where the venue is, click on the name in the table above to be directed to a map.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never done yoga before.  Are the classes suitable for beginners?

My focus is about bringing yoga to everyone whatever your shape, size or level of fitness. If you can breathe you can do yoga! It would be helpful if you could let me know a little about your current and previous medical situation so that I can suggest options if needed.

Do I need to book ahead?

A booking system was introduced in April 2020 for my online classes and this will be extended to my hall classes when they resume.  This is to meet government requirements regarding track and trace.  The hall classes will have a maximum number of attendees to ensure everyone has sufficient space to practice so make sure you book in plenty of time to secure your place. You can book in or amend a class up to 12 hours beforehand.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your own mat and any props such as straps or blocks that you wish to use.  Wear something light and comfortable such as leggings and a t-shirt though you might want to bring some socks and warm top or blanket for relaxation.  Otherwise just leave your shoes at the door along with your cares, worries and other baggage!