YOGA CLASSES IN HENFIELD & RICKMANSWORTH

Friendly yoga classes for any age and EVERY body

Class venues: Henfield and Small Dole, West Sussex with Marie and Rickmansworth, Herts with Annette.

Helping improve your flexibility, strength and balance class-by-class. Also great for stress relief, relaxation and mindfulness.

Book Henfield Classes here.

Class Schedule

Henfield yoga classes

Classes start on 2 October with two weeks of free classes (voluntary donation towards room hire).

  • Thursdays 6-7pm – Corpus Christie Catholic Church Hall, Tanyard, Henfield BN5 9PE
  • Wednesdays 10-11.15am – Toddington Manor, Henfield BN5 9LJ
  • Saturdays 9-10am – Corpus Christie Catholic Church Hall, Tanyard, Henfield BN5 9PE

Book Henfield Classes here.

  • Monthly Breathwork & Mindfulness at 11.30am on Wednesdays at Tottington Manor
  • One-off Beginners Yoga Workshop on Saturday 6 November at Tottington Manor

Rickmansworth classes

  • Tuesdays: 6.30-7.30pm Mill End Community Centre, Church Lane Rickmansworth
  • Saturdays: 10-11am Rickmansworth Tennis Club

Pregnancy/Slow Flow Combined Yoga

  • Mondays: 10-11.15am Mill End Community Centre, Church Lane Rickmansworth
  • Thursdays: 7.30-8.45pm Mill End Community Centre, Church Lane Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth classes are now taught by Annette Henn.

Book Rickmansworth classes using the Booking App here.

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 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.

The combined pregnancy and slow flow classes are designed for pregnant students from 14 weeks and men or women of all ages looking for a gentle, more restorative yoga flow.

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 an hour, finishes with a few minutes of deep relaxation.

Sample Yoga Class

This is a beginner-friendly yoga class delivered online by Marie during 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 face-to-face classes.

Enjoy watching this class and get in touch if you would like to join in with any more.

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 and balance.

Reviews of Marie’s Yoga Classes