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Hatha Yoga classes are specifically designed with a holistic approach to exercise and wellbeing.

This is an introductory course for people with injuries, or inflexible, older bodies who need gentle, safe exercise.

Classes are based on Hatha Yoga and each week we focus on strengthening body systems. This includes backcare, digestive, metabolism, respiratory and stress management.

All classes include yoga breathing with slow movements to connect our body with breath, relaxation and meditation.

Suitable for older yogis or those resuming yoga after an injury or illness.

You will gain an understanding of your body and constitution and learn which specific poses to use for home practice.


Week 1 –Therapeutic Yoga Introduction – Back Strength

  • Recognition of our physical limits and injuries.
  • Course will focus on alignment, slow movements with introduction to yoga breathing.
  • This week we will complete a routine for back strength, which is important to build stability, strength and confidence in our yoga practice.

Week 2 – Digestive Strength

  • Introduction to diaphragmatic breathing to give focus while practicing. Learning about how this breathing will help us avoid injury.
  • This week we will complete a class for digestive strength. Movements to turn-on digestive fire, improve digestion and gently energise the body. Includes breath techniques to improve metabolism and clearance.

Week 3 – Blood sugar Metabolism

  • Focus on poses to improve blood flow and blood sugar levels. Learn to nurture ourselves and find more joy with our practice.
  • This week our class will focus on improving metabolism, so we can be more energised and gain clearer thinking.

Week 4 – Respiratory Strength

  • Moving to stronger movements with breath to clear stale air and re-energise the lungs.
  • This week is designed for Respiratory strength.

We will focus on a range of movements and breathing to improve our lung clearance, giving us a more alert and optimistic perspective on life.

Week 5 – Stress & Anxiety

  • Learn a breathing technique to address our stress holding patterns. Become aware of these patterns and manage them. Is it the back, shoulders, neck or face?
  • This week focuses on practice for Stress Relief.

Focus on upper body shoulders, neck and tension relief. The practice will calm an over-active brain with breath, postures and relaxation techniques.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this students will:-

  • Understand how to exercise safely within individual abilities.
  • Have adaptive knowledge of yoga movements that suit each individual.
  • Understand the importance of incorporating breath with movement to initiate a relaxation response.
  • Gain the tools to manage stress and tension in daily life understanding your personal holding patterns.
  • Have the skills to design an ongoing home practice session.
Please bring to class
  • Wear comfortable clothing – yoga is practiced barefoot, please wear fitted, stretchy, pants and Tshirt (loose clothes can get in the way!)
  • Bottle of drinking water
  • Towel
  • A small blanket for relaxation
  • Your own yoga mat. You can buy them online: Cheap option

Good quality, Eco friendly & Non slip option

  • Please note that yoga is best done on an empty stomach.
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

Our Sport courses are designed to be fun and keep you healthy. A sensible step before you start is to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire PAR-Q.
PAR-Q is a self-screening tool that should be used by anyone planning to increase their physical activity. PAR-Q is designed to help you help yourself. It is a sensible first step if you are planning to increase your physical activity by enrolling in this course.
Please answer the questions below as accurately as possible. Go to the PAR-Q page

Feedback from Past Students

"She gave very clear instructions for the moves to be done and talked the students through the moves. She was patient and she adjusted the moves according to the needs of the students."

"While the structure of the course covered several different areas of body function and the yoga exercises were chosen to stimulate the associated organs but were not over strenuous for participants."

"I found it very relaxing and enjoyable after a hard days work. The hall is spacious and has a pleasant ambience! These classes were originally labelled “Gentle Yoga” and this has proven to be the case."

"From the first week my lower back pain improved. I liked the focus on breathing combined with gentle movement and stretching."

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Course testimonials:

  • said: A slightly different approach to Yoga

  • said: Paced exercises with lots of adjustments to cater for different levels. Small group. Room was too big for the size of the group and a bit cold. Not too bad for the time of year but I wouldn't be doing the class in the middle of winter in that room. And due to the gentle nature of the class you don't get super hot as with other kinds of exercise.

  • said: 4.9 Stars

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