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IMP* Improvers – at least one term’s experience necessary.
SAT** This class is running on the 23rd June, 28th July and the 13th October.
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PUBLIC YOGA CLASSES – OUR 2018 TERM DATES
Our new classes begin at Beetroot Sauvage on the 2nd of July and will run until the 16th of December. There will then be a break until the 14th of January.
If you are unsure of your level or have any questions about our Edinburgh yoga classes, please feel free to contact us for more details.
Suitable for absolute beginners and also seasoned yogi’s who prefer to move gently, this class concentrates on the fundamentals of a yoga practice. Focus is on connecting breath and movement, alignment and building a steady foundation as well as promoting deep relaxation. The class includes meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) asana (postures) and savasana (deep relaxation).
Developing strength and flexibility through a flowing approach to yoga where the breath is used to develop a sense of connection between body and mind encouraging deep relaxation. The class will include elements of meditation, pranayama (breath work), flowing standing postures, balances, seated asana, backbends and inversions, with a strong focus on alignment to ensure a safe and satisfying flow class leading to a deep relaxation (savasana).
CHAIR BASED YOGA CLASS AND RELAXATION
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what can not be cured” bks iyengar
Suitable for people with long term health conditions, those living with chronic pain and also mental health disorders, this class offers you the chance to gain all the benefits a regular yoga practice offers without compromising your health by overdoing it in any way. Each session includes gentle stretching, strengthening and balancing poses as well as meditation, breathing techniques and deep relaxation.
Class is held on Mondays 1.30-2.30 at Sunshine Yoga (The Fourth Craw, 6-8 Alexander Dr, Edinburgh EH11 2RH).
Drop-in for five pounds or pay for five classes in advance for 20 pounds. If you have any questions please contact us.
Our community class is open to all and is an opportunity to take time for yourself, to meet new folk and to enjoy yoga together. We offer a 90 minute hatha class which includes yoga poses, breath work and meditation and also some social time afterwards where we share food, discuss topics and sometimes watch inspirational films.
We know that going to a yoga class for the first time can feel overwhelming or even intimidating.
This weekly drop in class aims to create a relaxed and safe environment where you can learn yoga. It is perfect as a follow on from one of our outreach projects or if you are curious about yoga but not sure it is for you.
Lorraine directs the outreach programme at Edinburgh Community Yoga and teaches in many non- traditional settings including prisons, psychiatric hospitals, with veterans groups and with womens services. This class costs £5.00. You will not be physically adjusted.
The class will encourage you to bring awareness to the present moment by noticing sensation in the body and breath in a way that feels acceptable to you.
Please come wearing something that you are comfortable in. Socks and shoes are optional.
If you have active PTSD please contact Lorraine@edinburghcommunityyoga.co.uk prior to attending the class
Suitable for all LGBTQ+ folk, beginners as well as seasoned yoga practitioners, this group provides a supportive and safe space to explore the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of yoga practice. Experienced Edinburgh Community Yoga teacher, Amy Hughes will lead a variety of yoga postures, pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation, helping us to experience greater flexibility, strength and acceptance of ourselves whilst also ‘switching off’ to bring deep relaxation and quieten the mind. To book your place see the timetable above. Or for any questions about our Edinburgh yoga classes timetable, please contact us today.
MARK – Minded Addiction Recovery Kit
A programme of yoga for people in recovery from addiction and substance misuse funded by MARS Goodness Grant to keep costs low. No-one will be turned away because of their financial situation.
Monday 6-7.30 – Yoga 8 week MARK course with individual coaching session from recovery/life coach. The eight week programme offers participants the opportunity to develop invaluable skills for remaining in sobriety such as self-discipline, positive and responsible thought and action, self-reflection. Important skills of psychological regulation and tolerance of sensation can be used to downgrade cravings and as an aid to restore physiological and mental balance following substance misuse.
We advise that participants should already be sober or clean and committed to a path of recovery when beginning the MARK course and should contact a GP with any medical concerns prior to beginning.
YinYang Yoga combines the deep, introspective practice of Yin yoga with an energising Yang, Vinyasa Yoga, practice.
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that target areas rich in connective tissue, expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating meridians to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.
Yang yoga develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility, connecting breath and movement through a flowing series of standing and balancing poses.
YinYang Yoga results in a balanced and uplifting practice.
Evelyn’s unique style of Yoga is influenced by the Jivamukti Yoga Centre in NYC as well as Ashtanga Yoga, which she studied under the guidance of Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois in India in 1999/2000. Her yoga practice also incorporates elements of dance & music. For 18 years she’s taught Jivamukti (Vinyasa Yoga based) & Ashtanga Yoga in NY, London, Madrid, & Edinburgh, but she’s drawn to the Jivamukti/ Vinyasa Yoga style more.
“I enjoy the freedom of expression in these styles. I feel in this way i can bring awareness into my body at the time of the practise, & anticipate its needs.”
Evelyn always opens up her class with a devotional ancient chant (prayer) in order to connect to the moment. Her style is a wave-like dance flow of movements, leaving you both relaxed & full of life!
This class is a gentle and steady paced class suitable for absolute beginners, or anybody who wants to slow down, relax, and learn all about yoga! We will focus on simple movement to encourage more body awareness and physical mobility, as well as look at the other fundamental aspects of yoga such as breath, meditation and philosophy. This class offers an inclusive, laid back and fun atmosphere that is perfect for complete newcomers to the practice, and will give students the tools to create and sustain a space for relaxation and serenity.