Classes are arranged into terms with some drop in classes in holidays.
There are 13 classes this term at a cost of £100 (which is £7.50 a class if you do them all).
This is to encourage you to commit to regular classes so you feel the benefits and gradually begin to develop your independent practice between classes.
You can also drop in to classes for £10 a class.
The Autumn Term class schedule is below the descriptions of the classes.
Monday 7 - 8.30pm Gentle Hatha Yoga Class
We focus on our breath and gently stretch the body before working on some strengthening poses and gradually introducing balances and new peak poses. This class is challenging but calming. For the last part of the class we work on some releasing yin poses which we hold for a longer time, letting go of what doesn't serve us, aligning body and mind.
Tuesday 8 - 9.30pm and Saturday 9.30 to 11am Tantra Yoga Classes
Tantra Yoga is not only a physical practice. It is a science or system which trains us to be aware in our every day lives that we are not separate from consciousness itself. So it involves enquiring into our true nature, which requires relaxing totally to be fully present. Physical health has to be developed along with the strength of the energy body.
Classes will include: some pranayama (breath work) and bandhas (muscle and energy lock development) to prepare the internal systems, standing poses to engage that strength and energy, deeply opening and restorative poses to balance the doshas (pitta, vata and kapha energies), massage to open the nadis (energetic channels) and Yoga Nidra relaxation meditation.
Wednesday 6.30 - 8pm Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Class
I will guide you through varied series of invigorating, strengthening, opening, relaxing and balancing postures, harnessing the breath in a fluid flow of sequenced asanas, sometimes holding poses for a longer time and then enjoying some deep opening restorative poses and inversions at the end of the class. Ideally suited for those with some experience or a good level of fitness.
Friday 3 - 4.30pm Gentle Restorative Yoga Class
A gentle class for those who experience stiffness, discomfort or injury or who are new to Yoga. There will be some floor work and a few standing poses. We work gently and mindfully at an appropriate pace, using props to modify poses so they are of maximum benefit and ensure we keep consciously breathing deeply and not holding tension.
Autumn Term Schedule 2018
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"I was a complete novice when I started about 6 months ago, now I try not to miss a session. Fiona really does help people at every level to enjoy yoga. As an aside it has really helped with work stress, parenting and my mental health generally (which I was not expecting!)" Juliet
"The Jones Family have been practicing yoga with Fi for all of this year. I take my husband and two tweens/teens to the session. We all love it and benefit from the exercises to the deep recharge relaxation at the end. The kids really unwind. Not an easy thing to do, teaching awkward young bodies that are growing and learning to move. And guiding stiff older bodies that need new strength. We love you Fiona and cant wait for the next time!" Elise
"Fiona’s yoga classes offer the perfect opportunity to develop your yoga practice, whatever your current level. She is hugely sensitive to each person’s needs and takes great care to fine-tune her individual support." Rob
"As a newbie to yoga, I have found Fiona to be an excellent teacher. She is very patient, even with uncoordinated people such as myself! She regularly adapts the exercises to the individuals' needs so you get the maximum benefit, and gently encourages you to go that little bit further. So yes, recommended." Chris
"Farnham friends, go to this class! It's the best. That is all." Josh
Love and thanks to Georgina Bridges for her stunning anahata chakra mandala on the studio wall and to Robert Watts for his beautiful photos.