Given the events in the news surrounding Coronavirus, I have put in place two changes to how I run my classes, to try to follow best practice.
Firstly, I am advising students to bring their own yoga mats, to minimise the change of cross-contamination. If you don’t have one, they are widely available from many sources including Amazon who sell the mats I have been using. I will still bring a few mats along just in case anyone forgets, though.
For the same reason I am also suspending use of eye pillows for the time being. These are also widely available to buy eg here on Amazon if you would like to bring your own.
I do hope you had a really enjoyable summer! It hardly seems possible that the autumn school term is about to start, yet here it is. Similarly, my yoga classes start back this week, with a soft start on the timetable and a few changes and additions you might be interested in. Details below, in a nutshell.
If you’re new to yoga, do get in touch and feel very welcome to come and try a class out. Just wear something comfortable and come a few minutes early so I can explain how things work. My Tuesday evening class at the Amersham School is a particularly good one to start with, as the venue is spacious and easy to find.
Market Hall (Monday am)
Tomorrow I am running a single 10:35am class, for all levels and abilities. From next Monday though (9th September) both classes will be back to normal.
Chi (Monday pm) *** new class ***
From next Monday 9th, I will be teaching a 6:30pm class at Chi Personal Training up in Coleshill, just off Magpie Lane. As you’ll see from their website, this is a rather special gym and yoga venue. Classes can be booked through their booking page on the website.
Yin + Yoga (Tuesday am)
My 9:30am class will be back to normal from this week, and spaces can be booked on their website.
Amersham School Dance Studio (Tuesday pm)
This class is now back to running as normal.
Total Physiotherapy (Wednesday pm)
I am running a single class here from this week, at 7pm. I am planning to stick to a single class for the time being, due to extra capacity now being available at different locations.
Hastoe Hall – Yoga retreat, 17th November
Details to be confirmed, but my colleague Colette and I are running a retreat in November. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send details when they are ready.
I’m sorry to say I’ve had to cancel yoga at the Dance Studio at the Amersham School this evening. Local snow is bad enough that I can’t get the car off the drive, and roads are really treacherous. With the temperature forecast to drop from here, I think this was the right call. Currently, all other classes running as normal.
From this Tuesday onward, my 8pm yoga class is moving venue to the lovely Dance Studio at the Amersham School. The Studio is equipped with beautiful, sprung oak flooring and will provide a lovely space in which to practise yoga.
The Studio is located within the brand-new sports hall, which is found on the left as you pass through the entrance gate from the turning circle up to the school. The car park is available for your use, and to find the Studio itself just go through the glass doors on the corner of the new building; the Studio is just through the doors on the left. These locations have been annotated onto this picture from Google Maps:
The full address of the school is: Amersham School, Stanley Hill, Amersham HP7 9HH.
I look forward to seeing people there!
Just a quick reminder that there are no classes running this week. My holiday timetable resumes on 20th, starting with the 10:35 class at Total Physiotherapy.
Greet the summer solstice with an open heart! 🙂 Come and enjoy a shoulder and hip-opening practice with me this week. Here are the classes I’m going to be teaching. For more details on venues, locations and how to book, take a look at my general timetable page.
||Yin & Yoga
||Yin flow 11.30-12.30pm
||Yin flow 9.00-10.00am
The time has come for me to update my prices for yoga classes I run at Total Physiotherapy. Do check the details below, as there are some details you might appreciate!
I moved venue to teach yoga classes at Total Physio in February 2015, and at that time set prices at £9 for a one-off class and £45 for a 6-class card (with an extra class free if the 6 were used within a month). I’ve been able to hold my prices at that level since then. However, the cost of renting the room is increasing from May 2018, so I need to change my pricing accordingly.
There are two changes I am making, which I hope you will find acceptable
One-off classes are going up from £9 to £10, and class cards are increasing from £45 to £50. The one-off price will take immediate effect, but I’m going to hold class cards at £45 until the last day of May, and will also allow people to pre-buy one extra card where they would like to do this.
Consistency is important to achieving the benefits of yoga. With this in mind, I’m also extending the free extra class offer to apply to cards used within 6 weeks, rather than one month. This will open the offer up to students who come to a class every week.
Using the card, class prices increase from £7.50 to £8.33. However, for people practising yoga consistently every week, the price will actually fall to £7.14.
If our cat Archie had to buy a card, he would be happy!
My regular Wednesday morning class at Target has become one of the highlights of my week. The people who come to my class are always delightful and positive. The classes always go past so quickly, and leave me feeling lighter and brighter.
One of my class attendees is training hard for an Iron Man in September (not the kind in the picture, of course!). He commented at the end of today’s class that he’d been doing endurance training and endurance sport “forever”, but had only recently started doing yoga, and the difference he felt was very noticeable. “The day after a yoga class, I feel so much better than I did before. It has made such a positive difference.”
That has made my day, despite the pouring rain we have just before the August bank holiday!
Picture credit: stickkim on Flickr