Yoga Classes and Workshops

DROP-IN CLASSES

Thursday Evening Mixed Ability Drop-in Class. 6-7:30p.m.

Venue: Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1GH
Cost: £12/£10
All Welcome, including Beginners.

This is a friendly class for all abilities.  Clear instructions are given for those who are new to yoga, and I also include some challenging (and fun!) postures for people who are more experienced and/or physically fit.

Includes postures to stretch and strengthen your body, breathwork and relaxation.

Wear loose or stretchy clothing, try and bring a mat, blanket or thick towel, and don’t eat for at least a couple of hours beforehand.

If anyone wishes to attend but can’t afford it, please contact me to discuss a further reduction.

Tuesday Evening Intermediate/Advanced Drop-in Class. 6–8p.m.

Venue: Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, Oxford OX4 1GH
Cost: £16/£14/£12

Deepen and develop your yoga practice.  Asana, pranayama, mudra/bandha, meditation and relaxation.

All are welcome who are reasonably familiar with the classical asanas, and wish to explore and grow their practice.

If anyone wishes to attend but can’t afford it, please contact me to discuss a further reduction.

Restorative Yoga Workshop Saturday 12th January 2019.

10am – 1pm, Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way, Oxford OX4 1GH.

£30/£25/£20

N.B. Please book in advance to secure a place.

Due to popular demand I am running this workshop for the fifth time.

The workshop will focus on yoga postures suitable for when you are: tired/stiff/injured/practicing before bedtime/wanting a relaxing session/looking for a balance between yin and yang styles.

Or you can just practice them because they make you feel good!

Much of the work is passive, supported by the floor, wall, or other props. These poses can be held for longer than usual to allow your body’s own weight + gravity to bring about a deeper release in the muscles and joints. This also helps develop greater awareness within your body and mind, and can be a voyage of self-discovery.

There’ll be a mix of asanas; including backbends, forward bends and twists, and plenty of emphasis on hip-opening, as well as pranayama and yoga nidra.

Testimonials:

What a wonderful workshop. Particularly appreciated your calming voice and presence. Great way to spend a Saturday morning. Can not believe how quickly 3 hours went by! Would have probably carried on for another 3 hours not realising how time flies. Feeling very happy and relaxed.

Jo

‘I was lucky enough to gain a place, and participate in Sue’s Restorative Yoga Workshop . The morning consisted of a practical exploration of gentle and re-balancing asanas. Sue led us gently through the poses and, with her thoughtful approach, offered alternatives, props and modifications so that we all could benefit. We also took time to fully relax; practice a lovely mindfulness exercise; and do simple pranayama. I never fail to be amazed by the benefits that such yoga can bring. With Sue’s considerate teaching, by the end of the morning, I felt fully restored, lighter of mind and relaxed in body. I even went home compelled to be creative in writing and drawing, following on from the experiences and feelings left over from the class. Sue created a warm and relaxed atmosphere. We felt really comfortable as a group to share our ideas and practice yoga together. Sue is an inspirational yoga teacher and I believe her workshops offer something for everybody. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend any of Sue’s workshops for anyone interested in furthering their yoga and development of themselves.’

Debbie Turner

Sunday 27th January 2019, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland.

 

Past Workshops

Saturday 17th March

http://www.oxfordyoga.org.uk/phdi/p1.nsf/supppages/lipsey?opendocument&part=4

Saturday 9th June

http://www.be-in-art.co.uk/art-yoga-retreat/

 

 

Private Tuition also Available – One to One or Small Groups

CDs

Relaxation and Visualisation £6
Astanga £9

Yoga Equipment

(Eco) Tree Yoga Mats £35
Neti pots £10
Wedges/Bricks £5
Blocks £5/£4

i began practising yoga in 1978 and realised after attending my first class that i would never stop.  i have been teaching since 1984, and love it and plan to carry on until noone wants to come to my classes anymore.  my influences are manifold and include rigorous asana practices such as astanga, as well as more passive styles, and extend through pranayama, meditation, mudra/bandha and yoga philosophy.in my classes i try to inspire students to use yoga to instil peace of mind, and support self-healing.

For yogic inspiration I recommend this link to a video clip about an amazing 92 year old yoga teacher with the twinkliest eyes http://youtu.be/gip5sjGy8pM

or Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation!

and for yoga humour http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-8IPDR4Khc

(thanks to laura, michi and alex for sharing those with me)

YOGA DURING PREGNANCY

Click here to read about yoga during pregnancy.

 

Sue Pennington:  Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga, Shamanic Work, Mentoring

tel: 01865 776759

email: suepennington@yahoo.com

http://www.suepennington.com