classes

Classes have gone online!

New to online yoga classes with Fiona? Please click on the blue button to complete a new student form and arrange a call or zoom session for a pre-class consultation. This not only gives you a chance to explain your needs, wants and any health conditions, but also helps establish rapport between us. In addition, it is an insurance requirement for online sessions.

Online Yoga Classes: Schedule

MONDAYS 
7.00 – 8.30pm Traditional Hatha

TUESDAYS
10 – 11.30am Gentle-ish Hatha
7.00 – 8.30 pm Traditional Hatha

WEDNESDAYS
group meditation & circle – info

THURSDAYS
6 – 7.15 COURSE for beginners and rusty folk Four weeks @ £40 or buy a six-class card and use it to carry on into two open classes. Next course starts Thursday 16th April.

7.30 – 9 Gentle-ish Hatha

FRIDAYS
9.30 – 11.00 Traditional Hatha

£48 for 6 class card to use within 2 calendar months (mid and end-term breaks not-withstanding); £10 drop-in

The studio at Viveka Gardens may be empty but students are loving their online yoga classes. See here for their feedback.

“We had our first online yoga class last night and I’m really positive about it. I don’t want to do without my yoga. It’s not quite the same as being together and I’m aware I lose a bit of concentration but the benefits are as good as before” Anna, Throwleigh

“Many thanks for the online session last night. I don’t how you kept your eyes on all of us, it was great. To me it was not “mechanical” and really felt like you were in the room with me. I also felt the presence of the others” Adrian, Lapford

“It’s really easy to get on to Zoom and the sound and vision is great. I need to sort out my space a bit but I’m looking forward to this and will probably do more classes now I don’t have to drive at night” Andy, South Tawton

“I’m not a very techy person so Fiona’s suggestion of yoga via Zoom online made me wonder if I could deal with the tech set-up…but it was so easy, couldn’t believe it when, after following a handful of links, I’d done it! And how glad am I that I did? When everything else is shutting down round about, there’s still something healthy, engaging and fun to look forward to on Monday nights! It works really well, try it!” Susie, Bondleigh

“I had my first online yoga session with Fiona today and the technology did not fail me! It was a revelation to be able to have a live yoga session in my own home, with Fiona making comments on postures etc as if she were in the same room with me and the other participants. While they might take a bit of getting used to, I think the online lessons will be good as they’ll mean I’m not restricted by geography and can log into a different session if I can’t make my normal one on Tuesday morning. I think they’ll really help in the difficult months ahead. As I’m not very good at practising yoga alone, without the online classes I would probably just drift into giving up completely. Thanks Fiona!” Emma, Coldridge

 
Some other nice comments: testimonials from students, workshop participants and retreatants

bespoke sessions and 1-1s available: contact to discuss

Online Yin and Nidra workshops coming soon

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Traditional Hatha Class 
– 90 minute class
– for people who have with yoga experience and/or good fitness and mobility

What to expect Classes are facilitated in the Sivananda hatha yoga tradition with a concluding relaxation (savasana). You can expect to work physically hard in a moderate way. You will be encouraged to listen to your body to know how far you can go on the day. The session includes savasana (lying down) between postures, and focus on the breath. The classes are suitable for different levels of experience and mobility through more/less testing variations and longer/shorter holding.
The practice class consists of:
  • pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • surya namaskar (sun salutation)
  • asana (yoga postures) which are held
  • final relaxation

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Gentle-ish Hatha Class 

– 90 minute class
– for people who have with less or no yoga experience or rusty, lower level of fitness

What to expect Gentle yoga moves with awareness of the breath and gradual building towards holding of classic postures. You will develop flexibility, strength. You’ll experience relaxation and learn better how to observe and calm yourself. As you develop confidence in the techniques you may want to try the stronger Traditional Hatha sessions.

HOW IT WORKS

       NEW STUDENT        Pre-Class Consultation

  1. complete the form and choose a time for your pre-class consultation via the blue button
  2. Go to xyz to choose, book and pay for your session
  3. Click on the link you have received. You will be invited to download and launch the Zoom app
  4. Turn on the audio and video on your device. Please feel free to arrive up to 15 minutes early for a bit of community chat and/or go straight to lying in savasana

TIPS

  • ensure your device is fully charged and in airplane mode, or close apps with notification bings
  • set your device in landscape orientation facing the long side of your mat about 2m away
  • get the cooperation of family and pets to leave you undisturbed
  • have your mat, cushion and blanket ready
  • wear leggings or trackies with an elasticated waist
  • warm top and socks to put on for relaxation
  • best not to eat for two hours beforehand but if you have energy issues some fruit juice would be ok
ONE TO ONE SESSIONS If you are just starting yoga, private tuition will give you the best start you can possibly have… and if you are a long term practitioner this approach will give you fresh inspiration and insight into your practice. For older, stiff or recuperating people very gentle exercises bring fresh flexibility and vitality

Info on 1-1 and small group sessions

Course for Beginners and Rusty Folk

75 minutes

Want to get going with yoga? Do this 4 week course:
– learn techniques
– established, long-experienced and kind teacher
– get ready to practice on your own or in a group (online or in person eventually)
– true rest and relaxation

Read a little bit about Fiona, the teacher, and the approach.

Questions? Contact Fiona