online weekly classes

 
My online schedule is expanding and evolving but these are my offerings for this week:  
Thursday 28 May
18.30 - 19.30 | Slow Flow Yoga (all levels) | see below for pricing | click here to register 
20.15 - 21.15 | Unwind & Relax - Gentle Yoga  | Live online via The Life Centre | click here to register
Saturday 30 May
9.00 - 10.00 | Beginners' Yoga | £8 | Live online via Yoga On The Lane  | click here to register 
Tuesday 2 June
18.30 - 19.30 | St Pauls' Church Centre yoga (closed group)
20.00 - 21.00 | St Pauls' Church Centre yoga (closed group)
Wednesday 3 June 
9.30 - 10.30 | Slow Flow Yoga (all levels) | see below for pricing | click here to register
Thursday 4 June 
18.30 - 19.30 | Slow Flow Yoga (all levels) | see below for pricing | click here to register 
20.15 - 21.15 | Unwind & Relax - Gentle Yoga  | Live online via The Life Centre | click here to register

workshops 

Self-soothing: a practice to find calm through kindness 
Saturday 23 May | 15.00 - 16.30 | Live Online via Zoom through Yoga On The Lane   
 

We all know how transformative it can feel to receive actions of kindness - whether it’s a warm hug or gentle, tender words. We might notice our body soften, our heart open and our mind calm, as we feel this caring connection from others. Our nervous systems are soothed when we feel kind connection; we feel we are safe, we belong, and therefore we feel calm. While caring connection from others is essential in life, it can be helpful to know that we can also offer these same tools towards ourselves.

 

This extended practice will explore how to bring self-soothing into our lives, so that we too become our own friend in difficult times. We will incorporate some gentle movement with soothing touch, breathwork and meditation to leave you with a toolbox of techniques that you can reach into when you need to feel held in kindness and calm.   

Places are £15. Click here to book.

prices and payment 

 

Please note that:

 

  • bookings or my Saturday classes are taken through Yoga On The Lane. Click here for details of prices. 

  • bookings for my Thursday 8.15 pm class are taken through The Life Centre. Click here for details of prices and membership options. 

For all other classes that I run directly myself, payments can be made via PayPal. Please see below for pricing options: 

1 hour class

  • £8 standard rate

  • £4 or what you can afford for low-waged / those financially impacted by the current situation 

  • FREE to low-waged frontline staff and NHS frontline staff - thank you for what you do.  

See individual workshops for prices 

 

yoga styles 

 

beginners' yoga 

Starting something new can often feel a little daunting, so beginners classes provide a freindly, safe space to begin our practice. These classes offer a little more time and instruction on the basics. Although aimed towards beginners, people at all levels are welcome to attend. However long we have been practicing we can benefit from slowing down and revisit the foundations of yoga. 

 

slow mindful flow yoga 

Slow flow classes offer a more flowing practice, combining movement with breath. Classes build slowly; we begin by pressing pause from our day, connecting to our breath, and checking in with what we need from our practice in that moment. Sequences are offered at a pace that provides a sense of fluidity, whilst allowing time for correct alignment. Variations are offered so that the classes are open to people of all levels -  from beginners to more experienced practitioners.  Classes combine elements of mindfulness, pranayama (breath-work), postures (both flowing and held), meditation and relaxation. 

 

yin yoga

Eastern traditions recognise that true wellbeing comes from balancing the opposing energies of yin (calm / cooling) and yang (energetic / fiery). The demands of modern life however can often leave us operating constantly from this more driven, fiery side which, over long periods of time, can leave us tired and depleted. Yin yoga offers an antidote to this. In this largely seated-based practice poses are held for 3 minutes or longer, allowing muscles and connective tissue to gradual release. This process of letting go, both mentally and physically allows us to embrace stillness and quiet and surrender into the experience as it.

unwind and relax - gentle yoga 

This gentle, soothing practice will provide the opportunity to gently unwind your body and calm your mind at the end of the day. It will include a guided relaxation so bring a blanket, pillow and anything that helps you to feel warm and comfortable to relax and unwind. 

If you have any questions about any of the classes please don't hesitate to email me at anna@mindbodybalance.co.uk

© 2015 Anna Taylor

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