Regular Classes

Champneys class

With lock down rules easing I am now able to offer some classes in venues with social distancing measures. Booking in advance is essential. You will not be admitted to a class unless you have paid in advance. See below for details.

I am also still offering online classes. Please see this post for more information about booking online classes.

Classes

My classes are suitable for beginners and more experienced yogis.  Classes generally start with simple poses and gradually move towards more advanced poses. I am trained to guide you to work through the poses safely so you get maximum benefit to your flexibility, strength and well being. Each week we could focus on any the posture categories including  standing, forward bends, back bends, twists, inversions and restorative/pranayama. Some poses can involve intense stretching; however we use props such as blocks and belts to help everybody work correctly and to their full potential and to their own capabilities. We end the class with 10-15 minutes relaxation and breathing techniques to give you relief from stress and tension. You will leave the class feeling lighter and calmer.

See available classes below.

Mon evening at Cholsey Meadows in the Great Hall

Ady adjusting Sarvangasana (shoulder stand)
Adjustment to a shoulder stand

A general yoga class suitable for beginners and improvers in a calm, clean and spacious venue. The venue supports COVID safety measures like a one-way system and other hygiene measures.

The focus is on good alignment to improve your body awareness and understanding of yoga postures.

Classes start again on Monday mornings from 3rd August 2020.

Places are limited and booking in advance is essential. You will not be admitted to a class unless you have paid in advance.

6.15pm to 7:30pm

Cost £12. Contact Ady to book a place.

The Great Hall, Cholsey Meadows, Cholsey OX10 9GW (The old Fair Mile Hospital)

Get directions

Yoga equipment is not supplied at Cholsey Meadows. Students must purchase and bring their own yoga equipment.

  • 1 sticky mat
  • 2 bricks
  • 4 blocks
  • 1 belt
  • 1 Iyengar yoga blanket
  • 1 cotton bolster (not a buckwheat bolster)

Ady can advise you on buying the cheapest best equipment for your class and home practice.

Mon morning at the Body Training Studio – on hold

Sarvangasana ( supported shoulder stand) Body Training Studio, Wallingford

Classes start again in the autumn – watch this space.

A fun class for students new to the Iyengar method.

Places are limited and booking in advance is essential. You will not be admitted to a class unless you have paid in advance.

You can pay on the Body a Training Studio App , or £8 at the desk, free to gym members.

Venue The Body Training Studio, 77-78 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0BX

Get directions

You can bring your own equipment or hire equipment from the venue. The venue will hire out blocks, bricks, mats and belts. Please bring your own yoga cotton blankets. Ady can advise you on buying the cheapest best equipment for your class and home practice.


Your yoga practice

Due to COVID safety measures, please do not bring anything into the venues other than yourself and your yoga equipment because all surfaces where you put other belongings would have cleaned before other people come in. Venues are shared community spaces.

Wear suitable leggings and a t-shirt you can tuck in. I need to see your knees and ankles, so baggy tracksuits bottoms or joggers are not suitable. Yoga is practiced with bare feet.

See what equipment is provided in the class descriptions above as the venues differ in what they can provide. Please bring your own mat if you have one because this advisable for hygiene reasons.

I can give you advice on how to build up your own yoga kit. A good starting point is a mat, 4 foam blocks, 2 wooden or cork bricks, a yoga belt and a cotton yoga blanket. Please ask for recommended equipment and stockists.

Please inform me if you have any medical issues or if you are pregnant.

On the day you can let me know if you are menstruating.

Yoga is non violent and non-competitive. Remember: your body is your responsibility, so come out of a pose if you feel you need to.

Do not drink water during a class or your home practice, but do drink water before and afterwards.

It is a good idea to practice at home as well and I can provide homework sheets to guide your home practice.