Yoga online classes
Classes where you can be part of a small online community
Monday 7.30 – 8.15 am – Start the week
And Friday 7.30 – 8.15 a.m – Wake up to the week-end
Online membership is £30 per calendar month and includes four recordings per month to make up for missed classes, or additional practice, membership evenings, and discounts at Day Retreats and Aerial Yoga afternoons.
‘Yoga & Spice online started during lockdown and I just love our online community so much that I plan to continue indefinitely. The group is small enough for me to be aware of who is in the class and respond to feedback or requests but big enough to be a community.’
Introductory one to one
‘For students who sign up for regular classes I include an optional 30 minute introductory one to one. If you are new to yoga I can take you through the key postures or I can discuss any particular objectives or concerns about your practice. And you can book additional private sessions when you need them’.
The right class for you
I like to describe my classes as energetic but accessible and I truly see yoga as a mind body practice – much more than an exercise class but with all the benefits. My student’s comments include
‘I came to yoga late in life, but I find with Lorraine’s excellent teachings I now enjoy stretching out and feel less stiff in the morning’.
‘…a unique, holistic, whole body practice -which is highly enjoyable and often makes me smile’
Vinyasa Flow plus
My style can loosely be described as Vinyasa flow, where the practice literally flows with the breath. But I weave threads of ‘Qi gong’, which means to move the energy, into the practice. If a posture needs explanation I may adopt a traditional ‘Hatha’ (which just means posture) approach. And sometimes I introduce a restorative or Yin session, where postures are held for several minutes, to relieve physical and mental tensions.
While I try to add interest and challenges for those who like them I, just occasionally, remind us all that yoga is not a competitive sport. Yoga is is less about how ‘well’ you do a posture and more about where your head is when you are doing it. And while many people simply come to the mat to improve flexibility, most leave having gained much more than looser hamstrings.
I teach Seasonal yoga, creating classes that work with the pre-dominant energy of the time of year. This concept is based on ancient traditions from Asia but I often adapt classes to suit the unpredictable UK weather or the, equally unpredictable, mood of the moment.
You can learn more about our seasonal themes in Seasonal yoga for life. The Chinese Meridian theory works with different organs of the body; Ayurveda focusses more on how the elements of nature manifest in our make up. For the more sceptical yogis among us, I also explain how different postures help with aches and pains or tension in the body. And I include breathing exercises and guided relaxation to help with stress related issues too.
Pay what you can
When I started to teach on line my message was ‘pay if you can’. That has not changed. I suggest a cost of £7.50 for one class or £30 for the month (for as many classes as you can manage and monthly recordings). If something different works better for you just get in touch.
Email me at email@example.com, or WhatsApp on 07962 505906.
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