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September 2021 update: I have been busy developing and running training courses over the summer so am returning this year a little later than normal. All my general adult yoga classes will resume from w/c Monday 27th September at Spencer Yard with the same timetable as previously:

Mondays 10.30am-12noon

Wednesdays 10-11.30am

Thursdays 7.30-9pm

Fridays 10.30-12noon

Well Woman (online only) Tuesdays 2-3.30pm

Assuming all restrictions remain lifted the classes will operate similar to how they did pre-pandemic with the option to pre-pay classes for a certain time period or to attend on a casual basis. I have now opened bookings for these sessions for those of you are pre-booking just click on this link: book now

I will be running my classes on a month by month basis, rather than termly or half termly. The first four week period will run from w/c 27th September to w/c 11th October. 

I will at least for the time being be continuing to livestream these classes as before, with the Well Woman class remaining fully online and will upload one recording per week to the facebook group (in addition to the Well Woman class which will only be accessible to those enrolled on this class). 

The closed facebook group is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/443302236444712 where the links to the recordings will be available.  It's a closed group so please request to join if you are not already a member. This group will only be open to people who are currently attending or enrolled on my classes. 

The cost structure will be as follows and again I will monitor this - please select the correct category to pay and amend the amount to pay yourself once you have chosen your option. If you are planning to attend more than one online class per week just select one of them. 

One in person class per week for the four week period pre-booked: £35 Please select the class you are most likely to attend but you can switch around sessions if you need to to make up the four sessions. You can subsititute your in-person class for an online class at no extra cost, either the one you would normally attend or another one to make up but it need to be during the four week period. Please make sure you have the meeting IDs from the closed facebook group if you think this is likely.  I don't offer carry overs to the next payment period if you can't make them all  nor do I accept part block payments. If you are wishing to attend more than one in person class per week then please do a separate booking for each class. I am no longer accepting cheques if you are paying in person in class. 

One in person casual class: £10 per class. If you are new to my classes please book your first class online so that I get your health details. You can amend the payment amount from the block fee to £10. After your first class you can continue to pay online or in cash. 

One online class per week for the four week period pre-booked: £35. Please select the online class you are most likely to attend but you can switch around sessions if you need to to make up the four sessions. I don't offer carry overs if you can't make them all to the next payment period nor do I accept part block payments. Please ensure that you have joined the facebook group so that you can access the meetings. Each class has a different meeting ID. They are the same as previously used if you have already been attending these classes. 

Unlimited online access during the four week period: £45. Please just select one of the online classes knowing you can attend whichever combination you wish. Please ensure that you have joined the facebook group so that you can access the meetings. Each class has a different meeting ID. Please ensure that you have joined the facebook group so that you can access the meetings.

A combination of in person and online classes:

a) One in person class and one online (or equivalent number) per week during the four week period: £50 Just book the in person class you are most likely to attend then amend the payment amount. Please ensure that you have joined the facebook group so that you can access the meetings. Each class has a different meeting ID.

b) One in person class per week and unlimited online access during the four week period: £55 Just book the in person class you are most likely to attend then amend the payment amount. Please ensure that you have joined the facebook group so that you can access the meetings. Each class has a different meeting ID.

 Please use the Book Now tab or this link to access my booking system.

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. 

 

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 if restrictions are re-imposed 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.

Social distancing in class is no longer required in class but please respect other people's space!. Masks no longer need to be worn unless a student prefers this. Students can bring own equipment or borrow the mats, blocks and cushions in the hall. The room will be as ventilated as the weather and comfort allows. 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 my online equipment. Please don't enter via the glass doors. 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.  During the class please only sneeze or cough into the arm.. 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. 


 

 

Enjoyable and accessible hatha yoga classes for all adults, men and women, beginners and experienced yogis alike. You work at your own pace so you are welcome whatever your age and level of strength and flexibility.

You will be encouraged to deepen your awareness of your posture and your breathing, to find ways to strengthen and tone, to improve your flexibility, as well as to release. There is always time for a good relaxation in my sessions but you will also learn practical tools to help you feel more balanced and relaxed in everyday life. 

We always have time for smiles and laughter too!

general yoga

Mondays

10:30am - 12:00pm 

The Space Upstairs, Spencer Yard

Wednesdays

10:00 - 11:30am

The Space Upstairs, Spencer Yard

Thursdays

7:30 - 9:00pm

All Saints Junior School

Fridays

10:30am - 12:00pm

The Space Upstairs, Spencer Yard

What to bring: Most people bring their own yoga mat to the general yoga classes. There are spare mats. blocks and cushions at Spencer Yard that you are welcome to borrow but please bring your own equipment to the Thursday evening class. 

Ken - Friday Mornings

I’ve been going to general adult yoga classes with Belinda for nearly two years and have enjoyed every minute. She’s a great teacher, very in tune with the needs of individuals, and the classes are suitable for people of all ages and abilities. My flexibility, balance and core strength have improved enormously and I’ve found the focus on breathing and relaxation very beneficial. 

Lynda - Wednesday Mornings

Belinda has been my yoga teacher for over 7 years and I would recommend her yoga to beginners or the experienced looking for a new teacher, she offers satisfying classes to the young and old, fat or thin. Yoga is for everybody.    

Nigel - Monday Mornings

Having only taken up yoga a year ago as a 60 year old ‘sportsman’ whose body was feeling the aches pains and stiffness of age and wear and tear of old injuries, Belinda’s class has become a ‘must attend’ weekly session. My flexibility and core has really improved to the extent that I have taken up a new active sport, am cycling further and my full golf swing has reappeared ! Belinda is particularly conscious of old injuries and helps in their management. Great fun too!   

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