Friendly yoga classes for any age and EVERY body

Class venues: Catholic Church Hall and Evangelical Free Church, Henfield High Street

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

Gentle Hatha Yoga on Mondays at 5.45pm – a very relaxing class with gentle postures focused on better mobility and supported holds.

Hatha Yoga on Wednesdays at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm.

Yoga Workshop at Sussex Prairie Gardens

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Class Schedule

Weekly Classes

  • Mondays 5.45pm Gentle Yoga – Evangelical Free Church, High Street, Henfield BN5 9EQ
  • Wednesdays 10-am – Evangelical Free Church,  Henfield BN5 9EQ
  • Thursdays 6-7pm – Corpus Christi Catholic Church Hall, Henfield
  • Breathwork & Mindfulness are incorporated to the classes
  • Yoga Workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens on 9 and 23 June

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There is an option to pay as you go as well as generous discounts for consecutive weeks block payments.

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.

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

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.

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