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New to yoga? Not sure which class to try?  Wanting to explore a different style of yoga?

See below for our range of courses.. Check back regularly for new additions!

Beginner's Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course with Larissa McGoldrick

Beginner’s Iyengar Yoga 6-Week Course – 11th January to 15th February
10.00 – 11.15
£60

Yoga in its broadest sense is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world. It is a complete system for balancing the body, mind and spirit.

Iyengar yoga uses props such as bricks, blocks and belts, to enable everyone to practise postures (asana) and breath control (pranayama) safely. Iyengar Yoga will improve your strength and flexibility, and help your mind to be calm and clear.

This 6-week course is suitable for the complete beginner to yoga or those who have been practicing for a while but would like to gain more experience before moving on to a general level class.

Larissa’s love of Iyengar Yoga has sustained her throughout her adult life. She began practicing in the early 1990’s to help me with the rigors of a professional dancer’s life. She has been teaching since 1995 and has studied directly with the Iyengars in Pune, Indian, in the USA and the UK. She is a Senior Level 1 Iyengar teacher. She is also a Yoga Therapist. Larissa has taught people of all ages and abilities throughout the years from children as young as 3 to people as old as 95. She is also a trained Acupuncturist, providing sessions at The Secret Space.

To Book:

Cost: £60

Courses run:
11th January to 15th February (6 weeks)

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Yoga For Children and Teenagers with Erin Dewar

COURSE INFORMATION

Two courses over the autumn term to introduce children and teenagers to the joys of Yoga.

  • 1.Tuesdays from January 9th – February 6th (5 weeks)
  • 2.Tuesdays from February 20th – March 27th (6 weeks)

    Kids (age 5-9) at 16:15-17:00
    Teens (age 10+) at 17:00-18:00

Benefits of yoga for younger children:

• Maintains flexibility and strengthens growing bodies
• Enhances concentration
• Increases self-esteem
• Teaches present moment awareness
• Cultivates a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind
• Gives tools for stress management
• Encourages kind peer and social interactions
• Enhances body awareness
• Teaches discipline and responsibility
• Suitable for children aged 5-9

Benefits of Yoga for Teenagers:

• Increasing, strength, flexibility and improved posture
• Assistance with breath awareness and relaxation skills
• Balancing energy to prevent lethargy or hyper-activity.
• Stress management – provides techniques for re-directing thoughts and calming the nervous system.
• Increases focus and concentration
• Develops a healthy body image
• Provides a healthy way to experiment, take risks and explore the body.
• Cultivates compassion for others
• Encourages self trust
• Suitable for children and teenagers aged 10+

Cost:

  • Kids : £36 for the 6 week course, £42 for the 6 week course, or £7 drop in
  • Teens: £48 for the 6 week course, £56 for the 7 week course, or £9 drop in

Click here to book online (scroll up)
Email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Beginners Yoga for Carers with Lori Barker

COURSE INFORMATION

Restful Yoga for Carers – Mondays
11.30-12.30
It is an ongoing course that you are welcome to begin at any time

A gentle beginners class, focusing on breath, movement, meditation and mindfulness. Take some time for yourself to release tension and enjoy being lead through a series of relaxing techniques that you can take into your everyday life. Develop flexibility and strength in your joints and muscles, as well as improving the function of your internal body systems, encouraging better overall physical and mental health.
Cost:

      • £45 for the 6 week course, or £9.50 drop in

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Restful Yoga for Carers with Lori Barker

COURSE INFORMATION

Restful Yoga for Carers – Mondays
12.45-13.45
It is an ongoing course that you are welcome to begin at any time

Enjoy being guided through several restorative yoga postures, reclining and supported on the yoga mat, to encourage deep and lasting relaxation. Breathe deeper, slow the heart rate, quiet the mind and let go. Allow the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) to alleviate common symptoms of stress and anxiety. Building resilience and emotional strength to increase your energy and rejuvenate your outlook.
Cost:

      •  £45 for the 6 week course, or £9.50 drop in

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Chair Yoga with Jacqui Robinson

COURSE INFORMATION

Chair Yoga – Tuesdays
14.00-15.00
It is an ongoing course that you are welcome to begin at any time

In chair-based yoga traditional yoga postures are adapted to the individual and are practised with the support of a chair. Each class is an hour long with 45 minutes of mainly seated posture work and 15 minutes guided relaxation.

During the posture work there is an emphasis on mobilisation of the joints, mindful stretching and breath awareness enhancing flexibility and strength. In the relaxation section participants are encouraged to tune in to their body sensing which parts of the body are at ease and which need extra care. There is a sense of fun built in to enhance relaxation. By the end of the class participants will have worked gently through the whole body and gained a better sense of well-being.

This course is suitable for anybody who would like to experience the benefits of yoga but find the traditional yoga postures challenging. It is a beneficial course for seniors and anyone who needs to improve joint mobility. Keep active, keep young.
Cost:

      • £45 for a 6-week course, or £9.50 drop in

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.

Beginner's Yoga Taster 6-Week Course with Suzi Wood

COURSE INFORMATION

Taster Yoga – 23rd February to 30th March (6 weeks)
18.15-19.15
£60

This will be a course of six 1 hour sessions to give you a taster of different types of yoga. This course is designed to help you explore which style of yoga you might like to pursue or just to give you a better idea of what’s out there.

The first three weeks will look at the more physically dynamic practices and the second three weeks at more gentle and restorative practices. NB ALL PRACTICES ARE OPEN AND CAN BE MODIFIED FOR ANY PHYSICAL LEVEL.
This will be a starting point for further explanation, the very tip (maybe even just a snowflake) of the iceberg!
It is designed as a fun place to start trying different practices and igniting your interest!

The course will run as follows:
Week 1: Hatha; Hatha yoga traditionally means any form of yoga that involves moving the body (e.g. Ashtanga and Iyenger are both forms of Hatha yoga). However, in the Western world today it usually relates to a more general practice for a wide range of levels. It will include meditation and asana (postures), breathing practice and sometimes chanting.

Week 2: Ashtanga; Ashtanga yoga is a traditional practice based on a set series of movements. It is more physically demanding than other forms of yoga and the postures flow from one to the next. Over time, your Ashtanga practice develops as the sequence becomes longer and the postures become deeper. When committed to the practice your strength and flexibility are likely to improve quickly. Although not for the faint hearted, the practice can be modified and developed for ANY level of physical ability.

Week 3: Hot Power Yoga; For those that want to sweat! A light hearted but dynamic flow in a very hot room! Often set to music, this is a physically challenging practice that invites you to see what you are capable of!

Week 4: Yin; Yin yoga is the opposite to yoga practices such as Ashtanga. Working with colder muscles, deep stretching poses are held for a long time in order to release tension from our deeper and harder tissues. Although there is not a strong flow practice, it can nonetheless be challenging as holding deep stretches can test our breath and mindful resilience.

Week 5: Gentle; Flowing from one posture to the next but with a focus on awareness and mobility rather than physical hard-work. Great for any physical level, a lovely way to unwind.

Week 6: Restorative; Restorative yoga is about pure relaxation. There is barely any movement and the focus is on ‘letting go’, using the breath and simply relaxing. The body is propped up and positioned in comfortable poses using many props and students will stay in these positions for up to 15 minutes at a time. A pure relaxing treat!

This is a great way to start exploring which practice will suit you, so dive in and have a go!!

Suzi is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher, having also trained alongside her teacher, Eliane Codiroli, in Astanga. She has been practicing yoga since the age of 12, and it’s always been an important part of her life now practicing regularly with Debbie Blunden and attending workshops and courses in the UK and Abroad. Her aim is to share these experiences with others and help them develop their own passion for yoga. Suzi’s own practice is mainly astanga mysore but she loves to be creative and play with the sequence. She also teaches and practices other hatha forms, including hot yoga, and enjoys exploring different approaches in her classes.

To Book:

Cost: £60

Courses run:
February 23rd to March 30th (6 weeks)

Click here to book online, email info@thesecretspace.org.uk, call us on 01992 503141, or pop in.