YOGA in the ORCHARD is wonderful and we have these when the weather is good rather than pre-planning at this time of year.
Face-2-face classes will open up again as soon as the covid-19 restrictions are lifted
Here you will find information about the classes, term dates and if you scroll down directions to the various venues, fees and what to bring to the sessions as well as a list of what each group is doing this term.
Students are warm, friendly, welcoming and enjoy seeing each other improving then excelling.
The atmosphere is calm, focused and very relaxing, described as "like coming home".
Some groups like to chat and laugh, others prefer silence.
Some students easing into rotation in half-lotus rotation, others happy with a simpler twist
Spacious, warm and comfortable Hall
Excellent hall, spacious, warm, comfortable and light
Only one space possibly two, available
Excellent hall, spacious, warm, comfortable and light
Spacious, comfortable, light Hall
See below for later class
Lovely room, light with plenty of space
Lovely room, light with plenty of space,
Spacious, comfortable hall, clean and warm
Warm, comfortable room - parking ok but
can be tricky if there is an event on in the School
I have classes for different levels an abilities so that beginners are kept safe while advanced students can reach and enjoy their full potential. Novices can start in an easy group and progress through to advanced.
Strong, supple and experienced students and other Yoga teachers often choose one of my advanced groups.
Advanced does not necessarily mean supple or strong but relates to, for example, knowing the difference between a breathing practice and pranayama, and, some experience of taking bandhas (locks) in the poses. If you are not sure which level you would enjoy most just give me a call.
A generous reduction is offered for payment made termly in advance if paid by the date given, averaging out at around £9.50 per session.
The pay-as-you-go fee per session is around £17 and can only be offered in groups that are not yet full.
Paying termly gives you the option of making up for any sessions missed in one of the other classes that are not full (apart from the Horseriders).
Proportionate concessions are made for anyone new joining after the start of their first term.
I am happy to negotiate an adjustment to the fees, or, at my discretion, a refund if you are unable to attend as a result of, for instance, a hospital admission.
Payment methods: bank transfer is preferred by far best but cheques and cash can be used.
Although some of the classes are full sometimes students are willing to swap into a different group to make space for newcomers.
Excellent: clean, warm, comfortable and peaceful with a nice wooden floor.
Super, very new, clean, light, quiet, warm, peaceful and comfortable.
Superb: clean, light, quiet and peaceful with a comfortable floor. When the weather is good we can practise out in the fresh air.
Light, warm and welcoming with a comfortable floor.
Warm and comfortable, with a carpeted floor - but wear thin clothing if you prefer to be cool.
From w/c 8th September
Ending Thursday 5th December
Half-term 1 week from 20th October
From w/c 5th January
Ending Thursday 2nd April
Half-term 1 week from 16th February
From w/c 26th April
Ending Thursday 30th July
Half-term = 2 weeks dates tbc
probably from 8:7:2020
Best clothing for Yoga is either loose-fitting or very stretchy with bare feet but please wear what you feel comfortable in, as long as you can stretch fully and easily.
You will need a mat and a light blanket to cover up with during relaxation. You may wish to bring a block or cushions and one or two ties or non-stretchy belts or similar. I am happy to advise on the best mats and can sometimes bulk-buy blocks to pass on to you at a reduced price.
is in the village of Aston Ingham on the B4222 between Kilcot Cross and the A40. Approaching from Kilcot the Hall is on your left. Parking areas both sides of the Hall.
is just off the main B4215 between Highnam and Newent. Take the turning to Taynton and Tibberton and the Hall is on your left. There is parking immediately outside.
Approaching from the Gloucester side of Newent, turn left off the B4215 into Gloucester Street. After passing the filling station on the right, just before the bollards in the middle of the road, take the left turning into Onslow Road then first left takes you to Sheppard House. There is a large car park on the right then just walk round to the other side of the building and in through the main entrance.
is on the B4221. Approaching from Newent or Junction 3 of the M50 it is on the left about 300 metres before the Moody Cow. Coming from Ross or Hereford take the B4221 from the crossroads in Upton Bishop towards Newent and the Hall is on your right hand side. Large car park.
is in Ross-on-Wye. From the roundabout by Labels take the Ledbury Road towards Ross town centre then turn right into John Kyrle School then right again into the car park. Walk with your back to the main road along a tarmac path between the football pitch and tennis courts almost to the back of the pitch. After entering the building through the entrance on the end you go left through double doors, up the stairs to your left, through double doors again, then left along a corridor to the first room on the left.
Yoga in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire