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
Beautiful large church hall, with lovely sprung floor, up to 20 in the class
When: Wednesdays evenings 7-8.15pm
New term starts January 9th 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Where: Ranmmor Parish Centre, 5 Ranmoor Park Road, S10 3GX. We use the garden room; smaller room with fabulous views of the gardens and out over the city.
When: Friday mornings.9.15-10.30am
New term Starts Jan 11th 2019
Now being run by Helena Turner
Booking and costs
The classes loosely follow the school terms. Term dates will be published here:
Next term starts Wednesday January 9th £36 for the 6 week term
Next term starts Friday January 11th
Please note: block bookings are non-refundable. Sometimes classes have the option to pay as you go, but availability is limited, so please check on the day, by email or text.
To book a place, or to be added to the waiting list, please email me at email@example.com
What to expect
I teach classes in blocks to enable you to learn all the different practices week by week, gaining confidence and knowledge as the weeks pass. Drop in places are limited and not available for beginners.
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 asanas (postures,) find different ways to approach the asanas and time for individual adjustments and support, so that you can do the asana that best suits your body. As the weeks progress and we become more familiar we hold the asanas for longer, building up strength and flexibility.
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, this allows the ligaments and fascia to complete release and relax. 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. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
This term’s hatha programme
This term we will focus on creating space in body, mind and breath. These practices will enable us to bring a sense of openness, relaxation and peace to the practice.