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: Sutton Hall, Dunella Road
When: Wednesday 7-8.15pm
New term When lockdown restrictions allow. Hopefully this will be sometime in October.
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.
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 in a way to suit your body. As the weeks progress and we become more familiar we hold the asanas for longer, building up strength and increasing range of movement
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 classes are currently not running, but please enquire if you are interested.
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 traditional 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