BEGINNERS YOGA CLASSES + WORKSHOPS

There is a perfect class for you, across specific beginners classes or classes on our regular timetable

so explore below and click to book!

 

Hatha Yoga is known as yoga for the physical body 'Ha' = Sun and 'Tha' = Moon, it explores the opposites in our lives, yin and yang, light and dark, hot and cold, hard and soft. 

Vinyasa comes from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which mean’s ‘to place in a special way’, to flow fluidly between a sequence of postures synchronised with the movement of breath.

My personal yoga practice and style of teaching are influenced by the traditional practice of yoga postures (asana) breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation which is greatly influenced by my teachers, working with my own injuries as well and working with hundreds of clients through KCR. All of which provide a set of tools to increase awareness of the body, help to reduce injury, improve health and promote longevity. 

Everyone comes to yoga for different reasons. My approach is a holistic way of living for transformation, self awareness and exploration, working towards achieving balance in the mind, body and spirit. In classes expect to work strongly but with a gently approach to support your body's capability while finding stillness and peace of mind. 

 

Introduction to Yoga - A 6 Week Course (for beginners or those returning to yoga)

Do you want to have better posture? Do you want to sleep better, reduce your pain, feel stronger and more energised?

This 6 weeks beginners yoga course will cover yoga postures, breathing, meditation and some additional tools, tips and life hacks to help you to make lasting change and start you on your yoga journey. We will teach you all the essentials you will need to start practicing yoga, laying the foundations and building confidence to attend regular yoga classes or begin a home yoga practice. Practice yoga in a safe and supportive environment. Yoga truly is for every body, it’s not about being able to touch your toes, yoga is about moving and breathing intentionally, understanding our own bodies and being in the present moment.

I'm not promising that you will drop a dress size in 6 weeks but what I will promise you is . . .

+ a shift in your thinking, your perspective

+ to begin to rebuild a stronger body and mindset

+ to make better choices

+ to have support to help you make lasting change.

+ Learn how to practice yoga, meditation and breathing techniques

+ To feel calmer and more energised

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What you will get

+ 6 yoga classes

+ 1 additional Yoga Class of your choice from our timetable

+ Printable Yoga Sequences to help practice at home

+ Audio Relaxation Guide

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This course is for you if >>>>

+ You are new to yoga and never practiced yoga before

+ You are ready to learn about and start practicing yoga

+ You are recovering from injury or illness

+ You want to try something new.

+ You’ve practice yoga or have done in the past but want to go back to some yoga foundations and look at your practice from a new perspective.

What to expect

You will learn some key postures from each of the main groups including standing poses, forward & back bends, twists, sun salutations and simple inversions. We will also look at the importance of alignment in all postures, how to work towards experiencing ease & stability in your poses and the importance of the breath – its effect on your practice and using it as a simple way to start meditating.

DATES - Starting Wednesday 29th August   |    7.15 - 8.15pm 

INVESTMENT - £65

Regular Weekly Class 

Recovery Yoga (Yin and Restorative)

Recover from injury, stress, your week . . .  life! We need to slow down to balance out the activity in our lives. Life is frantic, chaotic and stressful. Join us of a yoga class of yin + restorative postures which are like mini meditations to help deepen your range of motion, targeting the connective tissues, relax the nervous system and build resilience. Essential class for those who need to slow down, live very fast paced lives, have an injury or take part in sport. 

Suitable for all levels, greatly recommended for injury recovery.

 

BEGINNERS WORKSHOP 

Sunday 26th August  - 9.30am - 11.30am

This two hour beginners yoga workshop will cover some of the basic yoga postures, breathing, meditation and some additional tools, to help you experience yoga and start you on your yoga journey. We will teach you some essentials you will need to start practicing yoga, laying the foundations and building confidence to attend regular yoga classes or begin a home yoga practice.

This course is for you if ;

+ You are new to yoga and never practiced yoga before

+ You are recovering from injury or illness

+ You want to try something new.

+ You’ve practice yoga or have done in the past but want to go back to some yoga foundations and look at your practice from a new perspective.

 

I’ve been doing yoga with Jo for a while now and can’t recommend her highly enough. She strikes the perfect balance for me between challenging you physically and giving you a workout but also ensuring that you leave relaxed and energised. Love it!
— Ruth Hollis

FAQ's

+ What classes are available?

See our timetable above or click here to book.

+ Where are classes held?

All our classes are held at The Barn, Netherton Farm, ML7 5TT. 10 mins from Bathgate / Armadale, 15 mins from Livingston.

+ I have no experience of yoga, can I still attend?

Absolutely, there is no experience required. You do require a good level of fitness or experience of yoga for the Thursday 7.30pm class however all our other classes and events are suitable for all levels. I always give various options of postures so you can choose what is most suitable for your body.

+ What do I need to bring?

Just yourself, maybe some water. I have all the equipment you will need, if you do have your own yoga mat and would like to bring it along, please feel free. You may want to wear layers and some cozy socks for relaxation.

+ What do I wear?

I like to wear layers, a vest top, then long sleeve top of jumper. It’s good to have the options (I hate feeling cold). A tight fitting top or something that has a drawstring tie as there are inversions (down dog, headstand, handstand, shoulder stand) during the class so expect to go upside down at some point! You don’t want your top falling over your head! You’ll be bending, stretching, twisting, so it’s important to be comfortable. And don't feel like you have to spend money on fancy yoga clothes for your first yoga class, it's more important that you're come along to practice.

I like to wear tighter fitting trousers, when moving into downward facing dog, your trousers can fall towards your knee, not that this is a huge deal but it helps to just keep your focus on your body and breath and let go of any insecurities and worries about your clothing. [Read more here][2]

+ Is there space for me to change?

There are toilets downstairs that have space for you to change if coming straight from work

+ Is there somewhere safe for me to leave my things?

We want to keep the studio as clutter free as possible, if you have a small bag you might leave it by your mat otherwise you can leave your bag downstairs. We are the only people using The Barn, we may have clients coming in and out along with other coming to class however you're belongings will be safe. But if there is anything you don't want to leave in your bag, then please do not bring it with you.