£45 for the five week course (pre-booked), or £54 for the six week course (pre-booked):
2017 Course Dates
Starts 6th Jan finishes 10th Feb (5 weeks) – excl 20th Jan
Starts 24th Feb finishes 31st March (5 weeks) – excl 24th March
Starts 21st April finishes 26th May (6 weeks)
Starts 8th Sept finishes 20th Oct (6 weeks)
Starts 3rd Nov finishes 15th Dec (6 weeks)
The beginners Course has been introduced at the studio for those students who prefer to attend a course in order to gain confidence before attending our other weekly drop-in classes.
A series of five or six classes aimed at those with very little, or no previous yoga experience, and for those who find joining an existing class a little daunting. We will be covering aspects of Hatha Yoga including posture practise (asana), breathing techniques and relaxation.
Everybody is welcome.
What we aim to accomplish in the beginners Course
To become aware of your breathing, eventually allowing the breath to become smooth, lengthen and deepen.
Soften, not to end gain or be competitive with yourself or anyone else. Work mindfully with sensitivity
Become aware of how the spine responds to the breath.
Importance of the ground – Yield to ground
Introduce some basic postures and limbering
This style of Yoga is a non-competitive form of Hatha Yoga; it facilitates deep releases on all levels and is accessible to everyone of any age.
The practice is primarily interested in freeing the breath and spine together with a sense of grounding or yielding to the earth. Focussing on the breath together with an attentive, inquisitive mind allows you to be kind to yourself and listen to your bodies needs, allowing you to become your own teacher. It is an individual and unique approach for each person, which means ‘one posture fits all’ is not the case, each one of us is different, so we need to work differently to allow space and freedom to be found.
This approach facilitates change and enables you to experience a peaceful space within, thus resulting in a less stressed body/mind, good health and improved posture.
Caroline Chatterton (BWY Dip & Natural Bodies Dip)
I started practicing Iyengar Yoga in 1997. I have since changed my focus to a practice that revolves around releasing tension, freeing the breath and working from the spine. I have worked with a number of Vanda Scaravelli inspired teachers, and continue my personal practice along these lines.
Teachers I have worked extensively with are Gary Carter and Peter Blackaby. In 2002 I embarked on the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course. I then completed the 3 year BWY Diploma course in May 2005. I have been teaching since July 2002. In Dec 2006 I also completed the 2.5 year teacher training course with Gary Cater at Natural Bodies.
I find I am drawn to anatomy and physiology, and a way of working that facilitates change in mind and body. My classes are suitable for all levels of experience from beginner to the more experienced student.