Classes and Venues
Stretch and Flow Yoga
In Person every Sunday at the RAFA, Carlton Road, Romford - signature Body and Soul class incorporating fun warm-ups followed by Energy Block Releases, sequences, body preps and postures leading to 15 minutes of complete relaxation and bliss. Zoom option (only the teacher appears on the screen) with a recording available afterwards to passholders.
Zoom interactive class - ideal for people with back issues looking to increase their confidence to get moving in a supportive group environment. This class uses the tried and tested Dru Backcare programme and has been endorsed by medical professionals. However, always check with your GP first if you have any concerns about starting an exercise programme.
One to One (Individual) Session
Available to Gold Members only - book one session per 10 week block. You will be given a personal programme to develop a regular home asana practice and work on whatever area you want to. Arrange a mutually convenient time to meet on zoom or even in person (depending on location and time). This session will help you get the most from a regular yoga practice and the other classes.
Forest Spirit Yoga
In person every Monday lunchtime at Thames Chase Centre, Education Room, Upminster. Blend of classic Hatha, Yin inspired stretches and flowing Dru sequences. This is long term cover while the regular teacher is abroad.
Movement and Mindfulness
Zoom interactive class - chair and standing movement leading to seated mindfulness practice. We start with a short discussion (not recorded), then continue with a short seated practice leading to standing activations and sequences. We practise the Dru Kriyas to prepare for meditation and finish with a seated mindfulness practice. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to try mindfulness as an introduction to meditation.
Social Time (Coffee Mornings/lunches)
An opportunity to meet each other and talk about yoga (or anything else you want). Usually no charge (depending on the venue) - other than the cost of coffee or beverage of your choice. Meetings take place at various locations around Gidea Park and Romford. Watch out for details. This class is perfect if you want to find out what goes on in a yoga class without actually having to take part or you just want to enjoy being with like minded people!
Home Practice Yoga
Zoom interactive class from my patio (weather permitting) to where-ever you choose to be. It follows my own personal home practice and you will be encouraged to move in ways that feel good to you. This class is an ideal way to start your own home practice by sharing mine!
Gentle Stretch and Yoga Nidra
Zoom gentle stretch followed by Yoga Nidra which translates as "yoga sleep" (one hour of yoga nidra is believed to be as beneficial as three hours normal sleep). Surround yourself with blankets, bolsters and cushions in a warm and cosy space of your home. You will be taken systematically through each part of your body to a place of total relaxation leaving you refreshed and energised. This class is ideal for anyone who needs to relax and destress!
Private Group Yoga
Ask about one off or regular group sessions - on zoom OR in person. The session can be anything you want eg Traditional Mat Yoga, Chair Yoga, Wellbeing, Chi-Ball, Dru Yoga, Yin Yoga, Laughter Yoga, ESOL Yoga Mindfulness or Meditation. The choice is entirely yours. This session is ideal for organised social groups and small groups of friends.