Classes & Workshops
Yoga Classes & Workshops Timetable - From 4th September 2017
Here's my new timetable for weekly classes and monthly workshops, in York and Harrogate. Learn more about each class in the 'yoga styles' section below, and scroll down for full addresses of studios and links to maps too. I look forward to seeing you in a class soon!
From 4th September 2017
7.15pm – 8.30pm | Yoga For Pregnancy | Manor School Studios, Poppleton
10.00am – 11.15am | Hatha Yoga - All Levels | York Yoga Studio*
6.00pm – 7.15pm | Yoga For Beginners | York Yoga Studio*
7.30pm – 8.45pm | Hatha Yoga - All Levels | York Yoga Studio*
10.15am – 11.30am | Pregnancy Yoga - 6 week course | Alissa Lawrence Yoga Studio, Central Harrogate (starts 13th September)
10.00am – 11.00am | Yoga For All | All Saints Hall, Poppleton
6pm to 7.15pm | Yin Yoga | York Yoga Studio*
8pm to 9pm | Yoga For All | En Pointe Studios, York
Times by appointment | Private one to one yoga sessions | More information here
Fertility Yoga Workshop | Stables Yoga Centre, York | Saturday 30th September, 1pm to 4pm
11th Nov | 10am – 12.30pm | Pregnancy Yoga Mini Retreat & Workshop | Alissa Lawrence Yoga Studio, Harrogate, HG1
Fertility Yoga Course | Stables Yoga Centre, York | Next 6 week course Autumn/Winter 2017
Fertility Yoga for supporting your journey to motherhood. For women who are planning to start a family soon and want to prepare themselves, women trying to conceive, struggling to conceive, or looking at assisted fertility treatment. More information on Fertility Yoga here.
2.30pm – 5pm | Slow Sundays Workshop | York Yoga Studio, York | Next dates: 17 September, 22 October, 19 November 2017
Enjoy some gorgeous yoga 'me-time'. These monthly Slow Sundays yoga workshops are gentle yet powerful, an opportunity to slow down, pause, and unwind. We will systematically move, stretch, breathe and deeply relax, setting you up for the week ahead. Ensuring you are putting yourself first (for once) and you feel just brilliant. More information and book Slow Sundays yoga workshops here.
* All classes at York Yoga Studio are booked directly with the studio.Please call the studio on 01904 785704 or email email@example.com to book your place.
All OTHER classes are booked directly with me, and are booked in blocks (usually 6 or 7 weeks, depending on the term dates), this gives you a few classes to start to feel the benefit and make yoga part of your life. Classes are limited in space, so it is necessary to book a place. If you miss a class you may be able to attend another one in the same block - just let me know. You are very welcome to start at any point in a block (if there is space in the class), and just pay for the classes remaining in the block. Use the 'Make a booking or enquiry' button above to book on.
Workshops - The longer monthly workshops (like Slow Sundays) are booked individually.
Courses - like the Harrogate Pregnancy Yoga course and the Fertility Yoga course are booked as whole courses.
Yoga For Pregnancy - weekly classes in York
During pregnancy yoga can help to support mothers-to-be both emotionally and physically. These classes give expectant mothers the faith, awareness and practical tools to respond creatively and positively to the challenges of pregnancy, birthing and mothering in the modern world. You will develop strength, flexibility and breath awareness for pregnancy and birth. These classes also give you some time to nurture yourself and connect with your baby at this very special time. Also a great way to meet other mums to be in an supportive and friendly environment.
During pregnancy, yoga can:
- keep the body supple without straining
- boost energy
- relieve stress and anxiety
- promote relaxation and restful sleep
- provide you with techniques to use during labour
- relieve common minor pregnancy ailments such as heartburn, swollen joints and constipation
- help expecting mothers to bond with your unborn baby through breathing and visualisation techniques
We work through breathing techniques, adapted yoga postures for the pregnant body, pelvic floor exercises, stamina building and deep relaxations, that encourage you to tune into your own body and your baby too.
Open to women from 14 weeks of pregnancy until the birth of your baby (or babies). No previous yoga experience required (and many women have never been to a yoga class before).
Cost: £45 per six week block , includes specially recorded relaxations and breathing practices (mp3's) for you to use at home between classes. Start at any time during a block of classes.
Yoga For Pregnancy // Mini Retreat & Workshop
Saturday 11th November | 10am – 12.30am | Alissa Lawrence Yoga 2-4 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1
A gorgeous morning of nurturing yoga for all pregnant ladies, from 14 weeks to birth. Perfect for women who can't make a weekly pregnancy yoga class, or who want some extra yoga me-time in pregnancy. Includes movement, calming and focussing breath work, deep relaxation, visualisations, positive affirmations in a lovely setting with other mums-to-be. You'll leave feeling revived, relaxed and taken care of. There will be homemade cake and tea too - what more could you want?
Yoga For Pregnancy // 6 week course- Harrogate
Wednesday | 10.15am – 11.30am | Alissa Lawrence Yoga 2-4 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1.
Starts 13th September 2017
£54 for the 6 week course. Includes a home practice guide and relaxations and breathing exercises to use at home too. Booking essential.
Dates: Wednesdays 13th, 20th, 27th Sept, 11th, 18th, 25th October.
Open to women from 14 weeks of pregnancy until the birth of your baby. Absolutely no previous yoga experience required. Everyone welcome - any age, body shape, fitness level.
"I've always been a bit wary and nervous of yoga (including pregnancy yoga) and have been put off through fear of not knowing any terminology / thinking I'm not supple or fit enough. This was a brilliant, easy to follow introduction and I really enjoyed the whole session. Thank you Susan " Zoe
"I found the relaxation at the end surprisingly easy - I thought it might be difficult to switch off but I actually really felt relaxed and was able to clear my mind and focus on my breathing, my body and the baby - it was lovely." Alex
Yin yoga is a stilling practice which allows body and mind to enter into a deep state of release. Melt away stresses and worries and create space in your body, mind and life.
What you can expect from this class: In this subtle yet profound practice, you will develop inner awareness and serenity as you soften into mainly reclined and seated postures. Holding these poses for 3 minutes or more encourages muscles to relax and yield to gravity, allowing the connective tissue (fascia, tendons, ligaments) to be targeted and released - unravelling areas of tension that a dynamic yoga practice cannot always access. The focus is on observing feeling, and really tuning into the sensations of the body as you move into stillness, peace and attentiveness.
The practice is available to all who want to slow down and soften. From beginners through to those with a very dynamic yoga or sports practice who are looking to balance it with a cooling, meditative approach - and everyone in between. The perfect antidote for those people feeling tight, tense and frazzled by modern life.
Cost: £49 per seven week block. Drop in also available if space in the class (but pre-booking is recommended as space is limited). Booking for this class is directly with York Yoga Studio - 01904 785704
Yoga For Beginners
Starting something new can often feel a little daunting, so this beginners class provides a friendly, safe space to begin your practice. Based on the Hatha style of yoga, these classes offer a little more time and instruction on the basics of yoga, that become the solid foundations of our yoga practice. We will work mindfully through yoga postures (standing, seated and lying) investigating alignment for your body, work with simple breathing techniques and explore relaxation of body and mind too. This class is also suitable for people who have done a little yoga before, but want to benefit from slowing down and revisiting the foundations of yoga.
Cost: £42 per six week block. You can join at any time in a block of classes.
"It was the most amazing relaxing experience, loving my beginners yoga class, best class I've ever gone to!! Feeling good today 😁 " Kirsten
Yoga For All / Hatha Yoga All Levels
A class to stretch your body, build strength and range of movement, improve flexibility and aid the relaxation of body and mind. Yoga as an antidote to the busyness of modern life, encouraging the mind to become free from stress and tension. Daytime and evening options available. The evening class is perfect for people who work late, parents needing to put children to bed, and those wanting a great nights sleep! Suitable for all levels of fitness, and all ages. We'll work through a range of yoga postures (seated, standing and lying including some flowing sequences) working to your own level, breathing techniques and ending with a relaxation. Beginners are very welcome.
Cost: £42 per six week block of classes.
Classes at York Yoga Studio also available as drop-in at £9 per class, or use their 'punchcard class pass' at £8 per class.
"It's a little slice of calm in my week" Katherine
"Better than Prosecco" Sheri
Yoga to support a your journey to motherhood. For women who are planning to start a family soon and want to prepare themselves, women trying to conceive, struggling to conceive, or looking at assisted fertility treatment. Fertility experts talk about how emotional and mental wellbeing can affect your physical wellbeing, and how achieving a strong mind-body connection can have a positive influence on your chances of conception. Many people need support in reaching a relaxed and optimistic mind-set during what can be a very stressful time. This is where yoga can help you. No previous yoga experience required. Further information and booking here.
"I loved permission to rest and visualise myself in such a positive way. The restorative postures felt comforting as did sharing the experience with others who really understand. It's a place to park the emotions for an hour and a half and allow self care to take place" Anon
Slow Sundays workshop
Modern life can be busy and stressful, and we can often find ourselves running on empty with racing minds and exhausted bodies, unaware of how to really switch off. Taking some me-time can feel like an unavailable luxury. But the reality is that when we are fully rested our body heals, our minds find clarity and our sense of energy and vitality is restored. These regular Slow Sundays yoga workshops are gentle yet powerful, an opportunity to slow down, pause, and unwind. We will systematically move, stretch, breathe and deeply relax, setting you up for the week ahead. Ensuring you are putting yourself first (for once) and you feel just brilliant. Incorporating gentle slow-flowing postures, stretches, and longer held restorative and yin postures, along with simple yet effective breathing techniques to restore balance and calm. We'll end with a beautiful deep guided relaxation (called a yoga nidra). Accompanied by a beautiful soundscape and candlelight to add to the feeling of tranquility and restfulness in this gorgeous space.
Suitable for all levels of yoga practice. Beginners and those totally new to yoga are very welcome.
Cost: £15 for a sumptuous 2 1/2 hour workshop. Includes home made chocolates at the end too. More information and booking here.
Yoga Unwind and Relax
Enjoy some weekly yoga 'me-time'. In this class we will slowly unwind and relieve stress and fatigue in body and mind. Undoing the tightness and tension held in the body through everyday life and patterns of movement. In this class we will move with real attention to the body, through slow flowing postures and some longer held restorative postures to really help release and revive body and mind. Ending with a beautiful deep and restful relaxation, so you will leave feeling wonderfully calm, quiet and relaxed, and ready to head home for a great nights sleep. Suitable for all levels including beginners.
York Yoga Studio, 112 Acomb Road, York, YO24 4EY (view map) Plenty of easy and free onstreet parking available.
En Pointe Studios, 2 Rose Avenue, York, YO26 6RU (view map) Plenty of easy and free parking available in the studios car park, and surrounding roads.
All Saints Hall, Station Road, Upper Poppleton, York, YO26 6DA (view map) Plenty of easy and free parking available.
Stables Yoga Centre, 10a Nunmill Street, York, Y023 1NU (view map) Parking available onstreet, or pay and display carpark (2 hours for 80p)
Alissa Lawrence Yoga Studio, 2-4 Parliament Street, Harrogate, HG1
Manor School Studios, Millfield Ln, Nether Poppleton, York YO26 6PA. Free and easy parking right outside in their carpark.
Yoga mats and props are provided for you at ALL venues (but you are very welcome to bring your own if you prefer).
If you would like to have your own yoga class, for example for a group of friends or colleagues, then please get in touch. We can organise this for you at a number of great venues around York, or at a venue of your choice. This could be a one off, or a series of classes.