"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self." - The Bhagavad Gita
Please complete a health questionnaire and email to email@example.com at least 24 hours prior to class attendance. To obtain a questionnaire, just click on the download link below:
When: Tuesday and Sunday evenings (term dates below)
Where: Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane,
Upminster, Greater London, RM14 3NS
Who: All abilities welcome, mats provided
Class Price: £15 per class / £90 for a block of 8 classes*
Zoom Price: £5.00 per class / FREE for key workers
2020 Term Dates:
Sundaze at 7 via Zoom : 7th June - 26th July
Thames Chase Autumn Term**: 19th Sept - 7th Nov
*Cash and card payments are accepted on the door too, but please book ahead so that your space on the mat can be reserved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
**Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Thames Chase is closed and our yoga classes will resume in line with the decision to reopen the site:
Yoga can be taught in a group class setting, or as a 1-2-1. In the Upanishads, it is beautifully stated that in education the first requirement is the teacher, and the second is the student.
1-2-1 classes available in London and Essex, get in touch for a tailored, private session. Equipment provided.
Booking: email email@example.com to book.
Prices: see FAQ's.
Yoga classes usually begin with a short period of quiet to ground our attention to the mat, preparing our body, breath, and mind for the practice that will follow. We will practice breathing techniques to develop awareness and control over our breath. This will help us to use our breath in asana (posture work) to strengthen and improve our practice. We can also use the breath to still and focus our minds in preparation for meditation.
Students will be guided through a series of movements and sequences designed to limber the body and warm up our muscles and joints in preparation for physical asana (posture) work. We will then move through various asanas to strengthen and tone the body, improving the flow of energy helping to regulate the physical systems of the body and breath, while stilling the mind. The objective in asana work is not how far you can stretch or push your body, but to combine stability (stira) with ease/relaxation (sukha).
Classes are then likely to end with shavasana, a time of stillness and mindfulness.
It is recommended that we should wait two hours after eating before we practice yoga. However if you are starving and want to practice yoga but need some nourishment it's absolutely fine to eat a banana or have a little snack to sustain you through the practice.
All equipment is provided; however feel free to bring your own mat if you have one. It is recommended that you have a mat, as it also means you can practice outside of class. A yoga mat is a great investment!
Always wear comfortable, practical & breathable fabrics to practice yoga in. You may find it useful to wear layers, or bring a blanket for relaxation.
Everybody can breathe, therefore everybody can practice yoga. There is no minimum level required to start these classes. You may find that regular yoga practice improves your flexibility and fitness, as well as strength, but all you need to begin with is an open mind and a good attitude- though yoga can help you with these things too!
We do request a health questionnaire is completed prior to attending class. This is so that a program can be created that is acceptable and suitable to you.
Prices depend on where we practice. Studio hire can vary depending on the location, but costs are usually in the region of £55 which covers studio hire, an hour and 15 minute class, and equipment.
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Bookings should be made in advance in order to secure a place and all necessary equipment. Payment is either by class or by block booking, for which there is a discount. You can cancel or transfer your booking with 24 hours notice. If I have to cancel a class for which you have paid for in advance I will refund you the full amount or offer a transfer.