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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 Yoga Taster 6-Week Course with Suzi Wood

COURSE INFORMATION

Taster Yoga – New dates to be arranged (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!!

To Book:

Cost: £60

Courses run:
September 8th to October 13th (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 September 12th – October 17th (6 weeks)
  • 2.Tuesdays from October 31st – December 12th (7 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.

Yoga For Parents with Pippa Johnson


COURSE INFORMATION

Two courses over the autumn term to help parents stretch, relax and focus whilst their children do the same!

  • Tuesdays September 19th – October 17th 16:15 – 17:00
  • Tuesdays October 31st  – December 12th 16:15 – 17:00

 

Once you’ve dropped your little one off to children’s yoga, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to take some time for yourself!

Pippa will be leading a parent yoga class to run at the same time as the children’s yoga. The class will be gentle hatha yoga and will include some postures (asana), some breath work (pranayama) and some relaxation.

Afterwards you will feel refreshed, revitalised and ready to share the evening with your child.

Cost:

  •  £36 for the 6 week course, or £7 drop in

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