This page tells you where my classes are held and when. Visit here to get regular updates of the programmes for the current term. You will also find information about costs and how to book. For more information on the approaches I use in the classes, see the "My yoga" page. See also the "About Sarah" page to find out more about my background.
Where and when?
Where: Wadsley Church Hall, Worrall Road, Sheffield S6 4BB When: Wednesdays evenings
Hatha class 7—8.15 pm CLASS FULL waiting list
Restorative class 8.30–9.30pm next block starts June 14th FULLY BOOKED
Where: Ranmmor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, S10 3GX
When: Friday mornings.
Hatha class 9.30-10.45am Drop-ins available
Restorative Class 11-12 midday next block starts June 16th FULLY BOOKED
Booking and Costs
The classes loosely follow the school terms. Term dates will be published here:
Wadsley classes runs from Wednesday June 7th til July 19th, 2017.
HATHA Classes at Wadsley cost £8 each reducing to £6 each if you block- book..
RESTORATIVE class is £36 for a 4-week block.
Ranmoor classes restart Friday June 9th til July 21st 2017.
Classes at Ranmoor cost £9 each or £7 if you block-book.
RESTORATIVE Class is £40 for a 4-week block.
HATHA CLASSES; Don't worry about booking in advance but not getting your money's worth if for any reason you miss a couple of classes. When you book for the following term I'll deduct the cost of up to two missed classes. (NB this is for Hatha classes only)
To book a place please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What to expect
Each class has a similar format. I begin by taking a few moments to settle the body and mind in preparation for the asana (physical) practice. I do this by talking through some mindfulness practices or yoga practices such as kaya sthairyam which enable you to bring the body and mind to stillness.
We then stretch and warm up before working on asanas (postures). I change the asanas every 6–8 weeks. Initially, I teach the postures in detail, allowing time to really feel into the postures, find different ways to approach the asanas and time for individual adjustments and support. As the weeks progress and we become more familiar, I build in transitions between the asanas and we build to vinyasa flow. This is where we sequence the asanas together, moving gracefully with strength and mindfulness from one asana to the next.
After posture work, we spend some time on pranayama (breathing practices) before bringing the body and mind to stillness. I use a variety of techniques, including mudras, yoga nidra, mindfulness practices, progressive muscle relaxation, or guided meditations.
Restorative Yoga is a simple, safe, effective, non-invasive form of yoga that anybody can practise. It is suitable for beginners through to advanced yoga practitioners as well as those recovering from ill health and who have physical health problems and have therefore felt restricted from practising yoga.
Restorative Yoga provides us with a gentle practice to help us relax, regenerate and renew. It complements any other forms of exercise including more dynamic yoga practice and increases the potential to treat and heal yourself. Incorporating meditation and mindfulness practices, Restorative Yoga has the ability to effectively:
* Reduce pain
* Improve digestion
* Calm the mind
* Prepare the body for quality sleep
* Feel more grounded and energised
* … and so much more.
This class will take a slower pace, and posture work will be more gentle and less strenuous. Most of the work will be on the floor and we will use bolsters blankets pillows and cushions to support the body and aid deep relaxation. By incorporating meditation and mindfulness practices, the emphasis will be on connecting the mind and body to bring about relaxation, space and peace.
The class will be small ( no more then 6 ) allowing time to help with specific adjustments, and maintain an intimate quiet space.
This term’s hatha programme
We will work on poses that bring flexibility and strength to the spine. Breath work will be a simple technique that combines breath and body awareness to connect in tot he present moment.