Timetable

This is the new page which will be replacing the old ‘Weekly classes’ page from mid-August onwards. See the ‘Weekly classes’ page for the summer block of classes from 17th July to 11th August. This page contains the information for the next block of classes, from 14th August until 12th September.

Levels: ‘General’ classes are for any level of experience. ‘Beginners’ is for those who are completely new to yoga or have been to fewer than 15 yoga classes. ‘Experienced’ is for those who have done yoga in classes for a while and also practise it at home, or have an interest in doing so. ‘Gentle’ is for people of any level of experience who would like to take things at a slightly slower pace than in a General class.

Cost: £7.50 per class if booking two or more classes in advance. £8.50 for one-off payments. Prenatal yoga is £30 for the full course.

Mondays

Yoga (General). Time: 1.30-3pm. Venue: Edinbane Hall. Dates: 14/8, 21/8, 28/8, 4/9, 11/9. Maximum class size 12.

Yoga (Pregnancy). Time: 7.15-8.30pm(ish). Venue: Borve. Dates: 21/8, 28/8, 4/9, 11/9. This is a four week course, and if you can, it is best for you, your baby, and the group if you can attend all four sessions (total cost £30). However, if that’s not feasible for you, please do contact me anyway, because it may be possible for you to come to individual sessions, at £8.50 per class. Maximum class size 6.

Tuesdays

Yoga (Experienced). Time: 5.30-7pm. Venue: Borve. Dates: 15/8, 22/8, 29/8, 5/9, 12/9. Maximum class size 6.

Wednesdays

Yoga (General). Time: 1.30-3pm. Venue: Borve. Dates: 16/8, 23/8, 30/8, 6/9. Maximum class size 6.

Thursdays

Yoga (Gentle). Time: 1.30-3pm. Venue: Borve. Dates: 17/8, 24/8, 31/8, 7/9. Maximum class size 6. This class is a good choice for beginners or anyone with yoga experience who would like to take things a little more gently than in a general class, for any reason. Please note it is not a chair yoga class – we will be doing a normal range of asana (poses) from standing, seated, all fours, lying down, etc. There will be a little more time allowed for transitions between poses, as well as more time spent on warming up at the start of class and relaxation/breathing exercises at the end.

Fridays

Yoga (General). Time: 10.15-11.45am. Venue: this class is normally in Portree, but for this block will be in Borve because it is usually pretty quiet in August. However, if 10 or more people ask to advance book the block, I can see whether York Drive hall is available and transfer the class there if there’s sufficient demand to do so. Dates: 18/8, 25/8, 1/9, 8/9. Maximum class size 6 if in Borve, 15 if in Portree.

Pilates (General). Time: 5.15-6.15pm. Venue: Portree High School. Maximum class size 14. This class must be booked via the Fingal Centre (see the Pilates tab on this website for details).  It runs throughout the year.

Weekends:

I run weekend yoga sessions every month or so, exploring different aspects and styles of yoga. If you’d be interested in coming to these sessions or have requests or suggestions for future weekend workshops, please do get in touch. The next workshops will most likely be the last weekend of August and/or the first weekend of September – details to follow nearer the time!

What to expect, wear and bring:

Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class.  Please aim to be inside venues 5 minutes before the class start time, so you are settled and ready to begin with the rest of the class.

As with any exercise, it’s best not to do yoga on a full stomach.  Try not to eat for an hour or two before the class. Wear comfortable clothing such as a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings.  Yoga is usually done in bare feet. Pilates can be done in bare feet or socks.  Your body will cool down during the relaxation at the end of class, so make sure to bring warm socks and a jumper too.

Mats, blocks and belts are provided in Borve classes, but you can use your own if you prefer.  For hall classes, bring a yoga mat and a soft blanket or travel rug.  The blanket can be used as a cover during relaxation and as a prop (to kneel or sit on) for some poses.  If you have other props you like to use such as a yoga belt and blocks, please bring them.  An eye pillow or eye mask is nice to have for the relaxation (but not essential, so don’t worry if you don’t have one!).  Some people also like to bring a small cushion to rest their head on during the relaxation.

If you are a beginner, you can borrow a yoga mat and blocks from me.  The mats I use in class are from Yoga Matters (and I also have some available to purchase). I’ve ordered yoga equipment from Yoga Matters, John Lewis , Yoga Bliss, Ruth White Yoga Products , the Yoga Shop UK and Yoga Mad and had good customer service and product quality from all these companies.

I take yoga seriously, but I also find it fun – and I think that’s reflected in the friendly and informal atmosphere of my classes. Each claside-plankss begins with a short period of settling in, then a series of warm-up exercises.  After that we do yoga poses (asana).  Every week has a slightly different theme: for example, we may focus on a particular area of the body (such as the muscles of the hips) or family of poses (such as twists).  All yoga classes end with a period of relaxation, which may include time for some breathing exercises (pranayama).

To book a place in a class, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch – click on the ‘Contact me’ tab above for options.

Other classes:

Meg Miller teaches Satyananda yoga classes in Broadford and Sleat.  She also organises workshops.  See her website for details:  www.skyeyoga.com.

Sara Paget teaches in Waternish.  She offers one-to-one sessions as well as small classes.  See her website for details: www.skye-yoga-holidays.co.uk

Gareth and Iona Craft teach in Glendale and Edinbane. See their website for details: http://www.yogacraft.co.uk/

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