Deborah Bryant is YogaLondon’s oldest ever graduate at a sprightly 70 years old. She talks to us about why she decided to go for it after many years of thinking about it, why she would recommend the course to anyone of retirement age, and what she’s missing most about her experience.
Kevin Flee is the founder of @diaryofachubbyyogi a warts-and-all, often hilarious, Instagram account charting his yoga practice. This YogaLondon graduate is also a yoga philosophy junkie, rock and roll musician and loves to diffuse the tension in a yoga class by talking about bums and bits – it works every time.
Do you miss our teachers as much as we do? Here’s how to stay connected with them during the lockdown.
Banish any yoga nerves and step on the mat with Abi, who is offering classes every day of the week: everything from Morning Movement & Meditation; Slow Flow, a gentle practice suitable for everyone; and Vinyasa Flow, a more dynamic practice with plenty of room for wobbling and laughing! Suggested price £5-10 depending on duration. Find out more: www.abibiyoga.co.uk
Her style a mixture of strength and softness, Alice is live-streaming classes on YouTube every Monday morning and Tuesday evening. No need to book – just turn up and she’ll be there, leading you through varied and creative sequences to help you find your flow. Price is £6 a class, £20 for 4 classes or £35 unlimited for the month. Find out more: https://www.alicetrowyoga.com/classes
Anais, YogaLondon’s French Fox, is making the most of her bilingualism by leading a Gentle Flow in French on Wednesdays and a Vinyasa class for all levels in English on Thursdays. Suggested price £5-10 or free for anyone who has lost their job because of the pandemic. Find out more: www.anaisyoga.org
Our Captain, Corrie, teaches an empowering and fluid style, free from those standardised alignment cues. She blends osteopathy, pain science, somatics, sports science, pilates, psychology and dance to tailor her classes to students. Vinyasa Flow classes and workshops running Tuesday to Thursday; price £6/£10. Find out more: www.stretchbreathesmile.com
Philosophy guru Francesca shares her highly experienced teaching that places emphasis on the breath-work, enabling students to develop strength, flexibility, focus and balance both on and off the mat. She offers sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, which connect body movements and breath. Donations accepted as payment. Find out more: www.bunow.co
Jess currently offers 5 classes per week online, a mix of slow flow, flow & restore and restorative. All classes are taught with the intention of exploration, growth and self-understanding. Jess is also offering workshops and an online course on emotional resilience. YogaLondon students can sign up to her newsletter for a free class as a thank you for their support during this trying time. Price: £8 for 75 minutes. Find out more: shakeyourbuddhi.com/online
Join Jo’s classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Rise and Shine is an open level Vinyasa flow class to energise and get you started for the day. Slow Flow is a moderately paced mindful flow. Pregnancy Yoga is suitable for women from 14 weeks onwards. Price: £8 for drop in or £25 for a 5 class pass. Find out more: www.joharrisyoga.com
Get ready to play! Joshua teaches high-energy classes on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. They’re led by alignment, presence, a sense of play, and encourage students to invite balance into their lives while pushing their boundaries as a yogi and an individual. His passion for theatre and dance merges with yoga to fuel these playful classes. Come prepared to play, find your edge, try new things, and not take anything too seriously! Find out more: yoga.joshualeclair.com
Restorative yoga expert, Luci, offers Vinyasa Flow sessions for all levels, as well as Restorative Yoga. Classes run every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and on alternate Fridays. Linking to the breath throughout, the attention is drawn to different parts of the body – finding balance by awakening lazy muscles and relaxing those that do too much work. Suggested donation: £10, feel free to pay what you can. Find out more: lucindabeatty.com
Our very own Cheeky Yogi, Sandra, is leading classes on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, offering different flows and variations for all levels. Prices range between £8 and £12 and you can enjoy a free taster class with code YOGALONDON100! Find out more: www.yogaflowsandra.com
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I had spent hours agonising over the contents of my first ever class. So many decisions.
Pranayama? Yes. Something short, but essential.
Music? Yes. A carefully crafted playlist to enhance the yoga journey.
Chanting? Yes. 1 short mantra, 3 OMs, and 3 Shantis.
As soon as I was allowed to teach yoga (half-way through my 200-hour course), I set up a 6-week beginner yoga course in my local, damp and dark village hall. Ready with my matching purple mats and yoga blocks, incense to mask the fumes, and a few electric candles (think health and safety) for ambience. I had genuinely thought of everything; even a selection of herbal teas should people mingle after class and create the epic yoga community I envisaged. I had invited a few work colleagues and friends to join me for free. I might not make a whopping profit, but at least the class wouldn’t be empty and the real punters would feel this was an actual pukka yoga class.
You’re an established teacher, with regular yoga classes and a foundation of good teaching experience. You’ve been thinking about leading a one-off workshop, but you’re not sure if you’re ready or not. (more…)