classes

 
SUMMER TERM: June 4th – July 19th
NEW Men’s Classes various Monday (Okehampton) and Friday evenings (Viveka Gardens)

MONDAYS
NEW Viveka Gardens, West Leigh EX17 6BL
9.30 – 11.00 Pregnancy Yoga with Chantal Allen from 4th June
NEW VENUE The Heart Space, Wykeham House (opposite My Dentist) Station Road Okehampton EX20 1DY  6 – 7.30 pm Gentle Class

TUESDAYS
Viveka Gardens, West Leigh EX17 6BL
10 – 11.30am Gentle Class hearty soup served after (£3)
Church House, SOUTH TAWTON, EX20 2LQ
6 – 7.15 pm Gentle Class
7.30 – 9.00 pm Traditional Hatha Yoga

WEDNESDAYS
Barefoot Barn, CHAGFORD TQ13 8AR
09.30 – 11.00 am Traditional Hatha Yoga
Toast Wellness Centre above Toast Coffee House OKEHAMPTON EX20 1HN
12 -1.15 Traditional Hatha Yoga

THURSDAYS
NEW 6-week course at Spreyton Village Hall, 2 – 3.15 from June 14th
Viveka Gardens  West Leigh EX17 6BL
7 – 8.30pm Traditional Hatha Yoga hearty soup served after (£3)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Traditional Hatha Yoga Class 

– 90 minute class
– for people who have basic fitness and/or some yoga experience
– range of ability and experience easily accommodated
– £9 or 5 class card £40; benefit £4.50 (please contact)

What to expect Classes are facilitated in the Sivananda hatha yoga tradition with a concluding relaxation. 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:
  • introductory mantras
  • pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • surya namaskar (sun salutation)
  • asana (yoga postures) which are held
  • final relaxation
  • concluding mantras – students can learn these and join in
Gentle Yoga Class

– 75 or 90-minute class depending on venue
– for people who can get down onto the mat, kneel and/or sit on the floor
– 75-minute: £8 or 5 class card £35; benefit £4.00 (please contact)

What to expect The session uses a sequence of gentle movements designed to bring flexibility to the joints and free the flow of energy in the system. You can expect to move your limbs in manageable and mindful ways, listening for what feels right on the day. You will increase lung capacity, vitality, flexibility, mental clarity and your sense of well -being deep. You will feel deeply relaxed with mental clarity.

The practise consists of:

  • introductory mantras
  • breath awareness using the yogic breath
  • the 90-minute class also includes gentle pranayama
  • simple seated or kneeling movements coordinated with the breath
  • final relaxation
  • concluding mantras students can learn these and join in

Fiona also offers 1-1s and small group private tuition (click for more info) in Devon, or by skype.  I teach adults of all levels of experience and fitness, and young people (TeenYoga).

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

 What to bring

  • your yoga mat to put on top of our mats if you can bring one (can also be borrowed generally)
  • loose trousers that cover all your legs with an elasticated waist
  • warm top and socks to put on for relaxation
  • we have some blankets but you might like to bring your own

Questions? Contact Fiona