December Theme: Resilience
AFFIRMATION: I have the will and strength to overcome difficulties.
Quote of the week:
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Harriet Beecher Stowe, American Author
Yoga classes in Romford and Hornchurch combining classic Hatha with flowing Dru sequences - suitable for everyone. New students and complete beginners especially welcome at all my classes - expect small, friendly and supportive groups with a mix of ages and abilities.
Mid block starts and drop-ins usually available. Modifications and chair alternatives offered when appropriate.
email: [email protected] to book
Stretch and Flow Dru Yoga - morning in Tesco Community Room, Roneo Corner
Every Sunday 10.00 to 11.30am
£5 Trial class, then £30 per 6 week block (£8 drop-in)
Classic Hatha yoga blended with flowing Dru activations, EBRs and sequences suitable for all abilities including complete beginners.
Please bring a mat if you have one. Blocks and Blankets provided.
Movement and Mindfulness (over 50s) - morning in The Golden Lion, Romford
Every Thursday 11.30 to 12.30
£5 Trial class, then £48 per 6 week block (£10 drop-in) - price includes the cost of coffee and cake OR a drink to share afterwards
Fun, easy to do movements - standing or chair based only. Suitable for everyone including people who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. The last part of the session introduces chair based breathing and mindfulness techniques. The cost of coffee and cake or a drink from the bar is included in the class price.
No mat required. Just wear loose, comfortable clothes and bring water and a blanket or shawl.
Raphael Park, Main Road, Gidea Park
Occasional winter workshops - full details to be announced soon. Watch this space.
A fantastic way for all the family to try yoga in a fun and informal environment, get outside and get moving.
Yoga is completely free to New City College (NCC) students and staff. I do not receive any money for these classes but invite participants to "pay forward" with donations to Our Mala - a charity that works with refugees and asylum seekers, helping them to overcome trauma with yoga, English classes and other support. Link and details on the ESOL section of this website.
Email mary.gri[email protected] to book - and always email to cancel if you can't come.
Yoga for ESOL - afternoon in NCC Redbridge (Ilford Site), Balfour Road - opp. station
Wednesday 12.30 to 2.00pm Room 12 - Term time only
Ladies only class for all physical abilities - combining a fun, Bollywood style warm up and gentle yoga with language learning (ESOL) - suitable for all English levels from pre-entry to advanced. It is held in a studio room and incorporates videos, powerpoint presentations and slides via the Smartboard facility. Worksheets and mats supplied.
Yoga for All - early evening class
Monday 4.00 to 5.00pm Room 17 - Term time only
Yoga class with less language focus. Mats supplied.
Email [email protected] if you would like a yoga class at your club or company.
I take bookings for individual instruction, small groups or one off events. Why not get together with a few friends or work colleagues and have a yoga party?
Popular alternative options include Chair Yoga, Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga.
Usual rate: £30 per hour
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Full Moon: 12th November 2019
Uniting Body and Soul with Yoga
Ask Body and Soul Yoga to your class/studio or send us a product sample and we will publish an honest, unbiased review on our REVIEW page including a link to your website or Facebook page*.
Email [email protected] to arrange a visit.
* Subject to our approval conditions
Kirsty McArdle who, until last year, headed the Clear Village project in charge of Bedfords Park Walled Garden and now devotes her time to healing workshops: www.healing-alchemy.org; and
Kate Gardner, a fellow Yoga Professionals qualified instructor living the life in Ibiza. Kate uses DoTerra Essential Oils to enhance her yoga practice. She also leads pre and post natal groups from her island home: www.theyogasanctuaryibiza.org.
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Mid block starts welcome subject to space -
you can use advance payment at a different venue within a block and subject to availability
(see below for full terms and conditions)
Note: No class 23rd Jan
All classes* run continuously throughout the year (with occasional exceptions eg Easter and Christmas). Block payment guarantees your space and results in a substantial discount on the drop-in price. Mid block starts are usually available and new starters can receive the discount by paying for however many classes remain in that block. Let us know if you are planning a holiday or have already made an appointment within the block - it may be possible to only pay for the classes you will attend (drop in rate would apply if your plans change).