uly 2021: I am now taking a break from teaching my regular classes - after a very intensive year of teaching online and then in person!
Over the summer you can still access recordings from many months of yoga classes. The cost is £15 which is a one off payment for access via the closed facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/443302236444712 where the links to the recordings are available. It's a closed group so please request to join if you are not already a member. For this option lease select the 'general adult yoga (online) category for July 21 on this site:
Please use the Book Now tab to access my booking system.
I will post an update here by the end of the summer about details of the Autumn classes, as well as on the facebook group.
Make sure you select the right option as each class has a 'normal' (in person) option as well as an online option because the in person classes will be livestreamed.
You have several options:
- attend one or more in person classes per week. You need to book separately for each class at £40 for this block. Numbers are strictly limited so I am not currently accepting casual payments or part block payments unless you join later in the block subject to availability.
- attend online only in which case the cost is £30. You can attend as many or as few classes as you wish online. This may be reviewed at the end of the block but wanted a simple system for this period! Just select the online class you are likely to attend most regularly knowing you can swap around.
- attend a combination of in person and online. If you are planning to do this please enrol on the relevant in person class/es then add £10 to your booking when you pay (just to one of them if you are attending more than one in person class) making it £50.
The following just applies to in person classes:
Covid safety measures for in person classes. All students need to tick the disclaimer on their booking form to state they will only attend in person if they are symptom-free and not required to isolate and agree to comply with the protocols laid out in the Yogaworks risk assessment as well as any requirements of the locations where the sessions take place. If I or any class member are required to self-isolate in keeping with current government guidance then I/they will not attend class and will inform class members.
In essence, social distancing will be maintained at all times in class as well as when entering, leaving classes and moving around the building. Masks need to be worn when arriving and leaving but not during the class, unless a student prefers this. Students will need to bring their own mats and other equipment such as blocks, cushions, blankets, belts, water bottles as necessary. Mats will be positioned 2m apart according to floor markings. There will not be any adjustments or partner practices. The room will be cleaned and ventilated between sessions. All communal areas will be regularly cleaned and gel dispensers available both inside and outside the yoga hall. A track and trace system will operate requiring me to keep a record of all students attending and to be held by me for a minimum of 21 days.
Please arrive on time rather than early to give me time to clean and set up space safely. I will aim to wedge open the blue doors at least 5 minutes before session time starts. Please don't enter via the glass doors. Please wait outside respecting social distancing until the doors open and whilst going up the stairs - the same for when you leave. You will be able to hand sanitise before entering the yoga hall. The internal doors will be wedged open for entry and exit but closed during the sessions as they are fire doors. The room will be as ventilated as possible so do bring extra layers if you feel the cold. During the class please only sneeze or cough into the arm, and keep voice levels as moderate as possible. You will be able to visit the regularly cleaned toilets during the class.
Please be patient and bear with me whilst I live stream the in person yoga classes as I have a laptop in front of my mat and will occasionally have to attend to it to let people in, to adjust angle, to sort technical issues. Since everyone can potentially benefit from this facility please be patient with me.
For online yoga: Please join the yogaworks general yoga closed facebook group. If you are not already a member please ask me to invite you in. This makes it a lot easier for me to communicate with you and also for you to stay in touch with each other. I will be posting the links to the Zoom classes on this group and any changes.
If you are new to yoga please contact me first before booking. You can attend a no commitment class then sign up afterwards if you would like to continue so contact me first and I can send you a health form to return to me before your first class as well as the link to the class you would like to trial .
I will be aiming to post at least two recordings per week of a full yoga session which you can access for a month to help with home practice or if you miss some of the live sessions. You will need to enter your name and e mail address to access these recordings.
You wil need a Zoom meeting ID to join the classes. You can access these on the relevant facebook group or just e mail me and I can send them to you. PLEASE DON'T SHARE THE LINKS WITH ANYONE ELSE.
Zoom is free for you to use. You will ideally need a laptop with a camera or a phone. A speaker can help you to hear me more easily. I will mute everyone once the class has started but you will have a chance to talk to me and others at the end if you wish. There is a chat facility too where you can type some comments/questions.
If it's your first time using Zoom please test your equipment first. I start the session 10-15 minutes before the class start so you go into a waiting room then I can admit you. This gives you a chance to check that everything is working before the class starts. Please make every effort to join on time as it's quite distracting to admit people in when I am already teaching - but I do understand that equipment fails so will do my best to let you in. Sometimes internet connections go down so if you 'leave' the class whilst it's running again I will do my best to let you back in, but sometimes you may have to wait a few minutes.
Create a lovely calm space in your home where you won't be disturbed. Try to have as much space as possible around your mat. Ideally a wall and/or chair nearby. A belt or scarf as well as a couple of blocks would also be great.