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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!

Little Yogis: A summer holiday yoga camp for children aged 4 - 9

with Erin Dewar

  • 1.Tuesday – Wednesday 1st & 2nd August at 13:15-15:15
  • This yoga camp is for children who love to be physically challenged and mentally stimulated, but also want to have fun and make new friends along the way! It is a playful exploratory approach to yoga that builds on children’s’ own creativity.
    Yoga is a wonderful way to increase children’s co-ordination, self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem while they stretch and strengthen their bodies. Using yoga, children can learn to relax, concentrate and be gentle in a fun and creative environment full of games, meditation, music, creative writing and journaling.

    Cost:

    • Kids : £15 per day

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

    Beginner's Yoga Taster Course

    with Suzi Wood

    COURSE INFORMATION

    Taster Yoga – September 8th to October 13th (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 – dates TBC
    • 2.Tuesdays from September – dates TBC
      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 Alana Robertson

    COURSE INFORMATION

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

    • 1.Tuesdays from September, dates TBC 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!

    Alana 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.

    Beginner's Iyengar Course

    with Nicky Kearns

    COURSE INFORMATION

    Coming in September 2017…
    £40

    This is a 4 week courses for people who have never done yoga before. These courses will introduce you to the basics of Iyengar Yoga, so that after the 4 weeks, you will be ready to join a general level class. People who have not done yoga for a while or have not done Iyengar Yoga before, may also like to join this course. Iyengar yoga was devised by B.K.S Iyengar, one of the people credited with bringing yoga from India to the Western World. Iyengar Yoga teaches specific alignment of your body where you can then experience stillness and peace. 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.

    About Nicky
    I have a background in gymnastics, having spent much of my childhoood in the gymnasium. I started yoga in my teenage years and I have been practising now for 18 years. When I started yoga I studied several different styles, however, I was drawn to Iyengar yoga’s precision and subtlety of focus. When I’m completely focussed on a specific part of my body, or breath, my mind is still and I achieve inner peace. In addition, I am learning an increasingly subtle awareness of my body and breath. I love that in my yoga practice I am always learning new things about my body, my breath and my view of the world. Yoga helps me in my day to day life to become more mindful, more aware and more comfortable in my own body. In my teaching I love to help others to start on their own journey of awareness.

    To Book:

    Cost: £40

    Course runs:
    Coming September 2017…

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