YOGA CLASSES IN RICKMANSWORTH, CHORLEYWOOD & ONLINE

Yoga classes for normal non bendy people!
Friendly and with no ‘weird’ stuff.

Sample Online Yoga Class

This is a beginner-friendly yoga class delivered during the Coronavirus lockdown. It includes a beautifully calming half sun salutation and a number of simple asanas. It should give you an idea of what to expect from classes.

Currently all the classes are delivered online and also in small groups in the garden. Do enjoy watching this one and get in touch if you would like to join in with any more.

Members have access to the full archive of previous classes. These include:

  • Joint freeing series
  • Total body strength
  • Active hip mobility
  • Beginners class to loosen, flex and improve balance
  • Heart openers and bank bends
  • Hip mobility and hamstring flexibility
  • Better posture: an antidote to sitting

Outdoor Yoga Class Schedule

For now classes are live streamed with the option to join a small group in my garden at the following times:

  • 12noon Tuesdays – Oak Tree House, Berry Lane WD3 5EY
  • 9.30am Thursdays – Oak Tree House, Berry Lane WD3 5EY
  • 10am Saturdays – Oak Tree House, Berry Lane WD3 5EY

Book into classes using the Booking App – link here.

After coronavirus lockdown the class timetable will return to:

  • Saturday mornings – Rickmansworth Tennis Club, Meadow Way WD3 7NG
  • Midweek mornings and lunchtimes – Oak Tree House, Berry Lane WD3 5EY
  • 5.45pm Thursdays – Nissan (Crossover Room), Denham Way, Maple Cross WD3 9YS

 

Who are the classes for?

Designed for men and women of any age, the classes are definitely beginner-friendly but include differentiation so that those already familiar with yoga will enjoy something new too.

We don’t include any ‘weird’ stuff like chanting and each posture is explained in simple English. Time is given each week to deep relaxation as well as a focus on breath awareness.

You don’t need to be super bendy, fit or flexible to benefit from yoga but our beginners soon enjoy the results of a regular practice with increased flexibility, stamina and strength. You’ll not be expected to contort yourself into any strange pretzel shapes.

What will you get out of it?

Classes are put together to ensure that you:

  • Stretch your muscles
  • Enhance your balance and posture
  • Improve your strength
  • Gently increase your fitness
  • Relax your body and mind
  • Enjoy time to yourself while making new local friends

No two classes are the same and each week we explore a different focus which may be on flexibility, strength or work on areas such as hip openers and hamstrings.

What to expect from a class?

Each class starts with a gentle warm up. You will then be guided through a series of yoga postures (called asanas) that will include:

  • Forward bends
  • Gentle back bends
  • Side bends
  • Easy twists
  • Balances
  • Inversions (where the head is below the heart such as in downward dog pose)

Postures may be in a standing, seated or lying position. Sometimes we gently flow from one posture to another and sometimes we hold a posture for a short time. Nothing is compulsory – you work with what is good for your body.

An awareness of the breath is an essential element of yoga and we will often include some simple breathing exercises to enhance our breath control. Each class, which lasts for 75 minutes, finishes with a few minutes of deep relaxation.

Lesson plans and statistics

Marie’s students are welcome to download a lesson plan and statistics of each lesson after the class. This is great if you want to practice a few postures at home as the plan includes helpful names and diagrams of postures.

It is also fascinating to see the percentages in relation to which muscles have been used and the emphasis of the class between strength, stretch, balance.

Reviews of Marie’s Yoga Classes