• Hatha Flow Progression

    from beginners to more seasoned lovers of yoga…

    Hatha Flow Progression

    *NEW* Suitable for all – a gentle progressing practice from the complete beginners Hatha Yoga class. Join Pippa on Monday from 7.45 to 9 pm.

    A fluid yoga class perfect for those wishing to deepen their practice and improve and build upon the foundation set in our beginners’ classes.  This class will incorporate nuggets of yoga philosophy with an energising yet mindful practice with the intention of leaving you feeling stretched, strengthened and relaxed.  The class will introduce you to more challenging asana, flowing between poses and transitions, which will help to improve balance in the body, mind, and breath.

    As with all our classes, you don’t need to book – just turn up a few minutes before the start and pay at the door: £9 (cash only) drop in, £69 for 10 class pass, £60 or £149 unlimited class pass (cash or cheque).

     

     

    • Pippa Francis

      Pippa Francis

      My first experience of yoga was in 2001, when I was pregnant with my first child, (I am now the mother of three boys!) and it was from here that my yoga journey began.

      The way a yoga class left me feeling was a combination of feeling blissful, strong, stretched, more flexible in not just the body but the mind too and ultimately made me feel relaxed. For many years I’d suffered with anxiety and bouts of mild depression and found that yoga helped massively with calming the anxiety and easing some of the discomfort from the battles in my mind. I also struggled with chronic migraine having two or three days free from pain a month but thanks to yoga I now have perhaps one every couple of months.

      For over a decade I have practiced under the guidance of some truly inspirational teachers from different yoga traditions and after at least 10 years of regular practice and workshops I decided that the natural progression for me was to train to teach. I began the BWY Foundation Course with Jackie Quayle which led me to be accepted to study under Sarah Beck for the BWY 500 hour Level 4 teacher training diploma. I spent 3.5 years studying with Sarah which was an amazing experience providing not only an excellent standard of teacher training but in depth teachings of meditation, pranayama and yoga philosophy too.

      My teaching style is constantly evolving but I try to bring to my classes and retreats what can so often be lost in the modern yoga classes today, and combine the asana practice with nuggets of philosophy, pranayama, mediation and mindfulness. I look forward to sharing my love and the benefits of yoga with you.

      Namaste

  • Early Morning Hatha Yoga

    the perfect start to the day!

    Early Morning Hatha Yoga

    *NEW* A traditional Hatha Yoga practice to begin your day in harmony and balance: join Andrew on Tuesdays from 8 to 9 am. The class is suitable for all  and includes an uplifting practices of yoga postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and relaxation.

    Practice yoga in the morning and enjoy the benefits of a calm mind and balanced body for the rest of your day. Yoga is traditionally practiced at dawn to empower the emotional and physical bodies and to live our full potential. No need to book, just drop in.

    Prices: £7 drop in, 10 class pass £69 (valid for 3 months), unlimited 1 month and 3 month passes.

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    curiosity, openness and acceptance

    Mindfulness Meditation

    Every Tuesday 6 to 7.15 pm from 12th September 2017  – £6 drop in.

    This class offers an opportunity to explore a range of mindfulness practices in a friendly, relaxed environment. Mindfulness practice can help to deepen your sense of wellbeing, by helping you to become more present, feel more connected, real and alive in your daily life.

    Mindfulness is a life skill which we can develop through meditation practice. It involves paying attention, moment by moment, on purpose, to the whole of our experience – our physical bodies, our emotions and our thoughts. We can learn to observe ourselves with an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance. Mindfulness can help with anxiety and difficult feelings by helping us to feel calmer and kinder to ourselves. By noticing negative thought patterns we learn how to respond to life’s difficulties, rather than simply react. We can feel more balanced and enriched as we notice, rather than take for granted, the simple pleasures of our human lives.

    Mindfulness has come from a Buddhist tradition but the kind I share is secular. Studies show that those who meditate on a regular basis have a greater sense of clarity, well-being and fulfilment. As a result, these benefits can have a positive impact on our relationships. Mindfulness can also help with the management of chronic pain and depression.

    We will learn how to pay attention to our present moment experience, with an attitude of openness and non-judgemental acceptance. By engaging all our senses we can open to our entire experience and begin to really enjoy all the little details of our lives.

     

     

  • Yoga Slings

    upside down with ease and fun

    Yoga Slings

    *Contact us to book your session, phone 07909 144 414 – deposit secures your sling*

    Next Yoga Sling on Tuesday 24th of October from 7.30 to 8.30 pm

    We are proud to be one of the very few places to offer YOGA SLINGS in the North of England! Be upside down with confidence and ease, and have fun along the way. A unique opportunity to practice yoga without the pull of gravity – some of the benefits of practising with slings:

    • build up core strength
    • release stress from the joints
    • lengthen and ease the spine
    • be upside down without adding stress on the neck and shoulders area
    • deeply relax

    010Andrew will guide you safely and easily into a yoga sequence that will be based on the use of the sling and will include inverted postures, chest opening, strength building and also a gorgeous “suspended” long relaxation. This class is suitable for those who have practiced some yoga.

    £12 for drop in session – Unlimited class pass holders £ 9  – 10 class pass holders £5 (plus a stamp on their card).

    Bookings for private groups also being taken, inquiries are welcome.

     

     

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Yin Yoga and Meditation

    stillness and focus

    Yin Yoga and Meditation

    Yin Yoga and Meditation is on Friday from 5.30 to 6.45 pm – No need to book. Also try our Yin/Yang practice on Tuesday from 7.30 to 9 pm for a delightful strong and still, balanced practice.

    Yin Yoga allows us to ground and to slow down, balancing our busy lifestyle. You will be holding certain sitting postures for a little longer than usual and this will benefit your joints and your inner body. A delightful and calming yoga practice, suitable for all.

    The name “Yin Yoga” refers to a passive practice, where the muscles are not really involved (unlike other traditional forms of yoga). We act on the bones and joints with sitting postures that target the connective tissues of the hips, thighs and lower spinal area. Allowing gentle pressure on bones and joints maintains the health and the longevity of those areas, whilst creating a deep sense of “coming back” to yourself. Yin postures also act on the energy meridian of the body, refreshing and toning up the digestive, excretory, circulatory and respiratory systems. This practice encourages the releasing and letting go and will stimulate a physical, energetic, mental and emotional flexibility.

    It’s the ideal practice to ground ourselves, physically mentally and emotionally. Meditation will follow more effortlessly and it will  be enhanced by the effect of our physical practice.

    All our classes are drop in. You can pay at the door £9 (cash) or join our convenient and flexible class passes – more information here.

     

    • Francesca Giusti

      Francesca Giusti

      I was born in Italy, I moved to London when I was 23 and lived in several countries – including Egypt and Canary Islands – before moving to Cheshire (England) in May 2012.

      I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after practising Yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for several years. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became more interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.

      Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my beloved teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of  Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.

      Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

      I am an established teacher with the Ekhart Yoga Team where I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

      “[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”

  • Sunday Mellow Yoga

    energize, recharge and relax.

    Sunday Mellow Yoga

    Sunday Morning Yoga – suitable for all – from 10:30 to 11:45 am – a smooth, mellow flow with a variety of teachers to relax, energise and delight your Sunday!

    No need to book. DROP IN £9, 10 Class pass £68, Unlimited Monthly £59, Unlimited 3 Months £145 – pay at the door, we accept cash or cheques.

    Join Team Pure Yoga for a refreshing, rejuvenating, relaxing and revitalising yoga experience, suitable for all – on a Sunday morning! Treat yourself to some yoga on your morning off, bring your friends/family members and enjoy a special event for you and your loved ones.

    Pure Yoga Team experienced and talented teachers will take this class in rotation, so every week there will be a different teacher and a different experience. We are delighted to be offering Yoga at this very special time on your week, helping you to focus and recharge in preparation for the week ahead.

    This class is included in your class pass. Drop in welcome – pay at the door £9

    Sunday 15th October: Yoga with Sally – Restore on a Sunday!

    Sunday 22nd October: Yoga with Sally – Smooth and relaxing…

    Sunday 29th October: Yoga with Francesca

    Sunday 5th November: Yoga with Lois

    Sunday 12th November: Yoga with Ann

    Sunday 19th November: Yoga with Francesca

    Sunday 26th November: Yoga with Ann

    Sunday 3rd December: Yoga with Lois

    Sunday 10th December: Yoga with Francesca

    • Pure Yoga Team

      Pure Yoga Team

      Pure Yoga hosts an amazing team of talented Yoga teachers… learn more about them:

      Alison Winn

      I am a busy mum of 2 with an office based day job, and find that I turn to yoga to help keep me grounded and retain a true sense of perspective on life.

      My yoga practice began in 2003, but it was several years before I truly appreciated how much more there was to yoga than a set of postures on the mat! As my interest increased I completed the British Wheel of Yoga Foundation certificate, then qualified as a BWY teacher having trained on the Wirral with Sarah Beck. Today my teaching and learning continues to evolve as I attend other classes, workshops and teacher training events and it is wonderful to be able to share this knowledge and see others develop.

      I love the variety and holistic nature of yoga. The benefits really are all encompassing – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and it does not matter which direction you approach it from; as yoga is inclusive and everyone can benefit in some way or other. In my early days, I trained professionally as a classical dancer and then taught dance abroad for several years, so I naturally approach my teaching in a creative but sequenced way; drawing mainly on vinyasa and yin yoga styles and often integrating several different elements into class. I provide a strong focus on posture, alignment and breath awareness and encourage students to listen to their body and work to their own ability. I also aim to bring a sense of lightheartedness to the practice, as this is precious time to re-connect with yourself and re-balance the mind and body.

      I look forward to welcoming you to the classes at Pure Yoga.

       

      Deborah Graham

      I first tried yoga when I was in my teens watching Lynne Marshall on television getting her books (and the tights!) and trying the postures at home. For the next few years I was very intermittent, dipping in and out of the odd class and bits of home practice, but about 11 years ago I turned back to Yoga believing it may help with some of  life’s ups and downs.

      I found classes at my local leisure centre in Bollington and as one class a week turned into two or more and regular class attendance turned into daily home practise, I began more and more to want to share the benefits I was experiencing. This led me to start my teacher training with Yogacampus enabling me to move into sharing this wonderful practice of yoga with confidence. I believe there is a yoga practice to suit everybody and once on the yoga path it will be there for you whatever life may through up in front of you.

      As well as teaching yoga I am a practicing fine artist and a computer games environment artist. As an artist I find my yoga practice a wonderful place to explore my creativity, providing a valuable antidote to hours sitting at a computer work station.

      Gill Slater

      I began my working life as a primary school teacher, teaching in the UK and in Kenya. That was a long time ago and much has happened since then. Some of it by design but much of it was unplanned. It turned out just fine.

      On returning to the UK from Zimbabwe in the mid ’80’s I trained as a counsellor and worked both privately and within the public sector. I worked for several years at MIND as a counsellor and went on to be employed by GMP and St Mary’s Hospital as a Counsellor and Crisis Worker at The St Mary’s Sexual Assault Centre. Alongside my teaching in primary education and counselling I began my training in massage. Massage became my passion and for the past 17 years has been my ‘job’.

      I began as a Remedial Massage Therapist dealing with injuries and general aches and pains. I went on to do Sport’s Massage and then No Hands Massage which prolonged my working life and gave me many tools to work with. On reaching 61 years of age (October 2016) The Universe poked me strongly and, after much deep thought I decided to ‘retire’ from my massage work. However, my knowledge of the body hugely informs how I teach yoga and so nothing is ever wasted.

      Twenty years ago I went to an Iyengar Yoga class and stayed for nine years soaking it all up. Training to teach seemed the perfect next step and so I trained with Brian Cooper in Astanga Yoga. I went on to work with various wonderful teachers including Sandra Sabatini who was a pupil of Vanada Scaravelli and most recently Ana Forrest. I completed my Forrest Foundation Training in 2012 and have taught a small, very dedicated group since then. I currently teach one external class a week and several private sessions and from my Therapy Room at home. Ana Forrest’s training underpins all that I now share with my wonderful yoga folk. It has also been instrumental in healing me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The practice is intense but achievable and I, who can no longer take part in an Astanga/Vinyasa practice due to back issues, delight in my Forrest time on the mat.

      Most recently I have returned to my interest in The Feldenkrais Method and Hanna Somatics to broaden my understanding of the body’s capacity to move, heal and feel. Three years ago I completed my Pregnancy Yoga Training with Sally Parkes and along the way I have trained in Reiki to Master Level and Reconnective Healing with Dr Eric Pearl. I am married, very happily to John who is a retired Civil Engineer and we have a gorgeous daughter, Katie. Last year I spent a wonderful two weeks teaching yoga to all who passed by during their stay at the beautiful Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. All my teaching skills proved immensely useful as I had a wide variety of people from the total beginner to those who practice daily back home.

      Sarah Clayton

      I have been practicing yoga for 23 years. I came to it as a law student to manage the stress of my studies and it has sustained me throughout my “other” job as a lawyer. I qualified with the British wheel of yoga in 2009 having started my studies in 2003 and having 2 babies in-between. I completed the foundation course followed by the full diploma. I have been teaching since 2004 and attend a variety of courses with multiple teachers, which experience I bring with me to my own lessons. My philosophy is “pick and mix”, bringing the best from the different styles I have experienced. My teaching style can be described as “mindful yoga flow”.

      When I’m not practicing law or yoga I have been known to flirt with fell running. I am a busy working mum with my own physical challenges and I get how important yoga is for people like me.
      Simply, teaching yoga is one of the most rewarding things a person can do.

      Helen Glen

      Since childhood, I had a strong foundation in Dance and Performance. I worked in theatre, television,helen glen
      film and eventually attained a B.A (Hons) in Acting Studies. During my time at Drama School I was
      introduced to a regular Yoga Practice and as my career progressed Yoga continued to be an important
      area of my life both physically and spiritually. I have been very fortunate to practice with several
      wonderful and inspiring teachers across a range of styles (Iyengar, Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga,
      Vinyasa Flow).
      My career path changed when I chose to become a Secondary School Teacher of Drama & Dance
      which has continued to be both a challenging and hugely rewarding experience. Having been
      frequently asked to teach Yoga to friends, family members, colleagues and students I embarked on
      my Yoga Teacher Training with Katy Appleton ( www.appleyoga.com ) followed by Pre & Post Natal
      Yoga Teacher Training.
      In teaching Yoga, I am passionate about sharing these precious teachings to enable others to support
      one enhance their lives both on and off the mat. I aim to teach Yoga with a smile making Yoga
      accessible to all. My classes are planned to offer safe teachings of the Asanas with a focus on
      alignment and clear physiological understanding. Teaching predominantly in the style of Vinyasa
      Flow, my classes combine Asana, Pranayama, Readings, Music, Meditation and Relaxation
      Techniques.
      Following our recent move from the hills of Surrey to leafy Cheshire I continue to practice what I
      preach with a regular Yoga Practice and frequent training courses and workshops with
      knowledgeable and inspiring teachers. I am passionate about the value of Yoga in our lives and feel
      truly honoured to have the opportunities to share these teachings with my students.
      “Be the change you wish to see in the World’ Ghandi x

       

      Angela Riley

      My personal practice is continually evolving but at its heart is the connection between breath and movement, being mindful, gentle and kind to myself. Yoga fascinates me. The more I learn, the more there is to know and the more I learn about myself along the way! Yoga has become a way of life. My personal journey has taught me that yoga can

      transform a person’s outlook and empower them with a set of tools to protect and nourish, both on and off the mat in this busy and fast paced world in which we live.

      I first came to yoga some 15 years ago at a local gym – I enjoyed the physical work out but had no idea it could be anything more than that. I continued in this fashion practicing on and off at various classes and at home. Then in 2014, acting on a suspicion that there was more to it but not knowing what, I signed up for a year long Foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga. This was a transformative year under the guidance of a fantastic teacher, Emma Lloyd. I was particularly drawn to yoga philosophy and amazed at how transferable the teachings are to life today. I wanted to know more and to share it with others so was spurred on to apply for an 18- month teacher training course with Yoga Campus.

      I’m really enjoying my ongoing training and especially the opportunity to learn under so many talented teachers. As a result, my personal practice is continually evolving but at its heart is the connection between breath and movement, being mindful, gentle and kind to myself many lessons but some of the greatest include slowing down and taking care of myself. I hope to convey this in my teaching and help people find some inner peace and quiet of their own.

      Lyn Barbour

      I was first introduced to yoga at university and have practised intermittently since then, although it is only in the last Lyn portraitten years that I have deepened my involvement. I was inspired by Andrew Wrenn to study the practice and philosophy of yoga and eventually to train as a teacher. I teachVinyasa Krama yoga, an approach developed by Sri Ramaswami based on his 30 years of study with Sri Krishmanacharya who is regarded by many as the father of modern yoga. ‘Vinyasa’ means variations and ‘Krama’ means steps so it is a classical yoga which explores many dimensions of each posture and can be adapted to any level of difficulty. In my classes I offer a gentle yoga which emphasises movement to maintain flexibility, balance and stamina. My classes include pranayama (breathing) and meditation to help reduce stress and create a sense of wellbeing. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities and for people who are new to yoga as well as more experienced students. I enjoy teaching people aged over 50 and others who are looking for a healthy and positive lifestyle.

       

      Jan Smith

      Yoga has brought me immense positivity on many levels and most especially in relation to my physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being. The desire to explore deeper and wider aspects of yoga and to share my passion for yoga with others, led me to studying with the British of Wheel of Yoga.

      My interest in yoga began some 30 years ago. Following escalating long term problems with my lower back approximately 12 years ago, I decided to develop my practice with the hope that the back pain and debilitating effects would be relieved by yoga. This has indeed been the case. The back pain coincided with a time in my life when I was under a lot of personal stress. Yoga gave me the release I needed and helped me through those difficult physical and emotional times.

      My main teacher over the last 10 years has been Andrew Wrenn and more recently, Francesca Guisti at Pure Yoga where I regularly enjoy and benefit from attending classes.

      I have further developed my personal practice and understanding of yoga through attending residentials and workshops. I have had the pleasure of teaching yoga to adults and to teenagers including some youngsters with special educational needs and disabilities.

      I have recently taken early retirement  and am now looking forward to having more time dedicate to yoga and to travel: to continue the  journey of life and explore new horizons!

       

  • New Beginnings Hatha Yoga

    suitable for complete beginners

    New Beginnings Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga for complete Beginners is on Tuesday from 6 to 7.15 pm and on Wednesday from 5.30 to 6.45 pm from 11th of October 2017. Other classes suitable for those with limited experience are: Traditional Hatha Yoga, Dru Yoga, and Yoga for all. No need to book.

    This class is suitable for every person – regardless of age, shape or fitness level – who would like to start the practice of Yoga. Increased vitality, improved sleeping pattern and a calmer and focused mind are only some of the benefits of  Asana (yoga postures) and Pranayama (breathing).

    We will practice with a deep awareness of our body, mind and breath,  reaching deeper levels of relaxation and well being. This class is also suitable for those who have practice some yoga and would like to refresh their basic knowledge of some of the key principles.

    No need to book, just arrive few minutes before class to fill a registration form on your first visit to the studio. You can pay the single class rate of £9 for your first class/es – in the long term it makes sense to buy a class pass that allows you the flexibility to join any class you like on our timetable. Click here for more information on our prices. Cash, cheques and bank transfer accepted – but no card payment facility at the studio.

    • Heather Pedder

      Heather Pedder

      My yoga practice has evolved from something outward-facing to an inward-facing experience that continues to surprise me.

      It has literally changed my life: pre-yoga (as I like to call it!) I suffered from daily headaches, chronic tension, and felt like I was in constant competition with myself to always ‘do better’. With a regular yoga practice, I found myself softening – I became more aware of my breath which almost immediately reduced my tension and headaches; I am more patient and forgiving (with myself and others), and it’s even led to a change of my lifestyle as I am now vegetarian (which I never would have thought likely – she of the rare-steak-loving kind!).

      I encountered yoga about 15 years ago through a fitness studio class; it was a fun hour that challenged me physically but it was all about the asana in a ‘fitness’ sense of the word. I had been curious about yoga, meditation and other alternative/complementary therapies before this so I knew that this wasn’t perhaps a true reflection of a yoga practice in its fullest form. Due to a lack of classes near me, I began to practice at home using videos/DVDs as guidance, and I attended new classes if they ever popped up – such as a Power Yoga class, and a few classes in village halls. However, as much as I enjoyed the guidance of a teacher, I felt like the sessions barely scratched the surface of this thing called ‘yoga’, so I continued to explore this practice at home for many years.

      A few years ago, I saw an advert for the British Wheel of Yoga foundation diploma so I took the plunge and signed up to the year-long course in Manchester. It was with Emma Lloyd, a fantastic BWY teacher with decades of practice, and her experience, compassion and whole outlook was an inspiration to me. During that year, I learned so much about yoga, its traditions, the practices of pranayama and meditation, and most importantly it opened my eyes to who I could BE. It was almost inevitable, then, that a year later I signed up to an 18-month yoga teacher training course with Yoga Campus.

      Beyond the physical benefits – allowing our bodies to unfurl, release and awaken – the practice of yoga is a doorway to lifelong self-discovery that is open to everybody. It offers space and time for us to turn our gaze inwards: to disengage from the habitual turnings of our mind; to breathe to our deepest, and live to our fullest.

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga

    breath and movement

    Vinyasa Flow Yoga

    Vinyasa Yoga is on Tuesday 10 – 11.15 am and Wednesday 5.30-6.45 pm. No need to book.

    A dynamic flowing style of yoga that harmonizes breath & movement, to give strength, grace and freedom. Our classes encourage the body awareness needed for a correct alignment in the Asana practice. This is an effective way to prevent injuries, to improve body performance and to maintain the health and longevity of the body.

    Vinyasa Flow yoga is suitable for everybody – and especially for those who have practiced a little bit of yoga already. For those who are not very used to a physical practice this Yoga class is a fun introduction to develop body awareness and gradually increase fitness level; for those who are already practicing a fair amount of physical activity, it is a wonderful way to balance and develop strength and flexibility.

    In the Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes we also introduce different themes based on principles of alignment. Individual attention is always given and the fairly strong physical nature of the class is balanced with time for sitting still and to connect with the breath, inviting inner awareness. Everybody is invited to practice at their own level, and progressively we introduce more engaging postures and sequences, according to one’s strength and flexibility. No need to book, just arrive few minutes before the class and fill a registration on your first class at the studio.

    • Francesca Giusti

      Francesca Giusti

      I was born in Italy, I moved to London when I was 23 and lived in several countries – including Egypt and Canary Islands – before moving to Cheshire (England) in May 2012.

      I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after practising Yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for several years. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became more interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.

      Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my beloved teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of  Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.

      Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

      I am an established teacher with the Ekhart Yoga Team where I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

      “[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Warm Yoga for Sports

    prevent injury and prolong your sport's career

    Warm Yoga for Sports

    Join Andrew on Monday at 7.45 pm. We practice in a warmer room to promote a safe, deep and nurturing workout of all major muscles and joints. This class is includes strong sequences to promote strength and flexibility, suitable for those with an average body awareness.

    Plenty of major sports teams and athletes include Yoga into their pre- and off-season workouts. Many top professional athletes including Ryan Giggs , Phil Neville and tennis player Andy Murray are using Yoga to keep their bodies in a top condition which in turn prolongs their career at the highest level. Most premiership football teams are now using Yoga as a way of helping players recover more quickly from physical damage and also to prevent the risk of long term injury.

    Here’s some of the reasons why sport’s people should practice yoga:

    • Many athletes find yoga helps with rehabilitating the body after an injury.
    • Integrating yoga into athletic training helps athletes lessen their risk of injury and recovery time by gaining strength and flexibility without straining muscles.
    • Yoga relieves muscle tension and loosens joints, hips, hamstrings and shoulders.
    • Athletes who practice yoga gain greater ability to manage their breath — maximizing oxygen intake and lessening loss of energy during endurance training.
    • Yoga helps athletes lower blood pressure, mitigate aches and pains, manage intensity and increase focus, preparing the body’s physical response to challenging situations, as in competitive sports.

     

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Pregnancy Yoga

    making pregnancy easier

    Pregnancy Yoga

    Pregnancy yoga is on Wednesday from 7 to 8.30 pm.

    Prenatal yoga that is intimate, friendly, joyful and supportive for your body/mind/spirit during the most special time in your life. We provide a safe and nurturing environment, helping you to connect with your changing body and to feel calm and grounded. All equipment (yoga bolsters, blankets, chairs, cushions,  blocks etc…) is provided in our beautiful dedicated Yoga Studio.

    We practice effective breathing and relaxation techniques to invite calm, and yoga postures to manage common physical ailments. Yoga in pregnancy is an invaluable tool to connect with your baby and to prepare for their arrival. Here’s some of the benefits:

    • connect with your inner wisdom to build confidence and to support you during labor and birth
    • help to keep the body supple without straining
    • boost energy
    • help to relieve stress and anxiety
    • relax and promote restful sleep
    • help to relieve pain in labor and childbirth
    • help to relieve common minor ailments during pregnancy (e.g. swollen joints, heartburn, constipation)
    • help the expectant mother to bond with the unborn baby through breathing and visualisation techniques.

    Open to all level of pregnancy. Francesca is a qualified Pregnancy Yoga teacher trained at Yoga Campus with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli (www.wombyoga.org) who is a world known pioneer in yoga for women’s health.

    Cost for Pregnancy Yoga: £42 (cash or cheque only please – no card payment facility at the studio) for 6 classes to be taken within 8 weeks. Drop in rate once you have passed your 33rd week: £9 per session.

    • Francesca Giusti

      Francesca Giusti

      I was born in Italy, I moved to London when I was 23 and lived in several countries – including Egypt and Canary Islands – before moving to Cheshire (England) in May 2012.

      I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after practising Yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for several years. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became more interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.

      Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my beloved teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of  Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.

      Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

      I am an established teacher with the Ekhart Yoga Team where I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

      “[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”

  • Dru Yoga

    very gentle yoga for all

    Dru Yoga

    Dru Yoga suitable for all, including beginners and the over 50’s,  is on Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 to 11.30 am – one and half hour to enjoy a longer relaxation!

    Dru yoga can be practised by people of all fitness levels and abilities (including those with arthritic or rheumatic joints or joint replacements). The use of modifications and visualisation means everyone can experience the benefits of this gentle, yet dynamic approach to yoga.

    It is an empowering, holistic and balancing approach to health, vitality and well being. Dru yoga is unique in its use of Energy Block Release Sequences, which are easily practiced flowing yoga movements that help to release tension – physically, mentally and emotionally. Joints are kept relaxed and soft during movements (as in Tai Chi), creating flexibility and free flow of subtle energy.

    A typical class consists of :

    Activations to warm and prepare the muscles
    Energy Block Release
    Classic yoga asana or sequence
    Pranayama
    Deep Relaxation: a guided relaxation session

    No need to book, arrive at the studio few minutes before the class and fill a registration form.

    • Ann Flentje

      Ann Flentje

      Yoga keeps me calm, balanced and happy, it completes my day.

      Although I had attended various yoga classes throughout my life I had not attended one for several years. After years of bouts of clinical depression I started to attend a Dru yoga class and soon felt the benefits not only physically, but on a deeper emotional level.

      After attending several workshops and retreats I felt drawn to learning more and applied to undertake my teacher training as my own personal journey. As I learnt more, this changed to a feeling of wanting to share this yoga with others. I have been teaching a class for Activity in Retirement for 3 years and taught for Age UK for 1 year. Earlier this year I also completed my teacher training in meditation.

      I attend Pure Yoga classes and workshops with Andrew, Francesca and Emma as Yoga for me is a continuous journey, every class or workshop you attend deepens your knowledge and personal practice bringing you back to the still point within.

      Yoga keeps me calm, balanced and happy, it completes my day.

  • Hatha Yoga Flow (Intermediate)

    explore your boundaries

    Hatha Yoga Flow (Intermediate)

    Join Andrew with this intermediate practice, including arm balances, inversions and pranayama for those who look for an extra depth in their practice.

    A class for those looking for a deeper practice, suitable for those with some experience in yoga. We practice inversions and several more engaging postures, experiencing the connection between body/mind/breath. Hatha yoga is a physical and spiritual discipline which aims to bring the mind and body into perfect balance. Along with the practice of postures (asanas) we also practice breathing (pranayama); practicing hatha yoga will help clear the mind and channel all emotions, enabling you to dispel stress and anxiety as you tone and strengthen the body.

    Practitioners experience increased vitality, better breathing pattern, more energy and peace of mind.  Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to daily stress and modern life’s demanding rhythms…

    Every Thursday at 7.45 pm. No need to book – drop in rate £9 or join our flexible class pass scheme.

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Traditional Hatha Yoga

    energy, peace and vitality

    Traditional Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga with Andrew is on Monday at 6 pm and Wednesday  at 7 pm. The class is suitable for all, including those with limited experience. No need to book.

    Traditional Hatha yoga is a physical and spiritual discipline which aims to bring the mind and body into perfect balance. This class is suitable for all, including those with no experience. It focuses mainly on the practice of postures (asanas) and breathing (pranayama); practicing hatha yoga will help clear the mind and channel all emotions, enabling you to dispel stress and anxiety as you tone and strengthen the body.

    Practitioners experience increased vitality, better breathing pattern, more energy and peace of mind.  Hatha Yoga is the perfect antidote to daily stress and modern life’s demanding rhythms. Friday evening Hatha Yoga has a special theme focused on more meditative practices, including some formal sitting meditation and some deeper breathing techniques.

    No need to book, just arrive few minutes before the class and fill a registration on your first visit at the studio.

     

     

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Hatha Yoga for All

    mobility, flexibility and circulation

    Hatha Yoga for All

    Our delightful and gentle Yoga class suitable for all, a general Hatha yoga practice to delight and balance body, mind and soul: 10 am on Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 7.45 pm on Monday.

    Gain awareness and confidence in your body, improve mobility, flexibility and circulation. A gentle approach to classical Asanas (postures) with and emphasis on the correct breathing and the connection between the body and the mind, in this relaxing and unwinding class we will guide you through a journey into stillness.

    Yoga for All is suitable for beginners and experienced, for all ages (from young to later on in life), for those who are recovering and need a gentler approach to physical activity and for those who simply want to unwind and enjoy a peaceful and grounding practice. No need to book, just arrive few minutes before the class and fill a registration on your first class at the studio.

  • Restorative Yoga

    relax and renew

    Restorative Yoga

    Balance your energy and deeply rest body and mind with our weekly class on Thursday from 6.15 to 7.30 pm.

    Specific restorative poses which are passive, designed to adjust the nervous system and rest the adrenal glands, enabling the body to move towards balance. In our fully equipped studio we use several props such as cushions, bolsters, blankets and blocks to support the body allowing the nervous system to experience a deep rest.

    The aim of restorative yoga is to relax and renew helping to trigger the Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The PNS is responsible for balancing the body and brining its response system back into equilibrium. Stimulating the PNS helps to lower heart rate and blood pressure; it helps to healthily stimulate the immune system and keep the endocrine system operating funcionally. When this system gets out of balance, or when the Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) gets over stimulated, the PNS helps to bring all back in balance. Forms of relaxation, such and Yoga and Meditation that help to stimulate the PNS are generally beneficial for overall body health.

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Warm Yoga Flow

    strength and detox

    Warm Yoga Flow

    Warm Vinyasa Yoga is practiced in a heated room (25 degrees) and it’s on Monday 6-7.15 pm and Thursday 6.15-7.30 pm.

    A dynamic style of yoga that harmonizes breath & movement to improve strength, flexibility and freedom. Creating body awareness and correct alignment to maintain and promote health and longevity, and also to prevent injuries. The dynamic nature of the practice makes it perfect for those who are drawn to the physical aspect of yoga (asana or postures), and the movement linked with the breath can be enjoyed as a powerful “meditation in movement”.

    Vinyasa yoga is suitable for everybody – and especially for those who have practised a little bit of yoga already. For those who are not very used to a physical practice this Yoga class is a fun introduction to develop body awareness and gradually increase fitness level; for those who are already practising a fair amount of physical activity, it is a wonderful way to balance and develop flexibility and strength.

    We introduce different themes based on principles of alignment. Each class will be different, offering variety and focusing on different areas to develop a full awareness of body movement. Individual attention is always given and the fairly strong physical nature of the class is balanced with still sitting postures and to connect with the breath, inviting inner awareness. Everybody is invited to practice at their own level, and progressively we introduce more engaging postures and sequences, according to one’s strength and flexibility. We practice in a heated room (about 25 degrees) to promote flexibility and to sweat away our thoughts and worries! The chance of injury is minimized, and healing of old injuries is promoted.

    Please bring a mat towel. 

     

     

    • Francesca Giusti

      Francesca Giusti

      I was born in Italy, I moved to London when I was 23 and lived in several countries – including Egypt and Canary Islands – before moving to Cheshire (England) in May 2012.

      I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after practising Yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for several years. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became more interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.

      Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my beloved teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of  Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.

      Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

      I am an established teacher with the Ekhart Yoga Team where I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

      “[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”

    • Andrew Wrenn

      Andrew Wrenn

      I’m a British Wheel of Yoga trained Teacher with influences from classical and more contemporary Hatha Yoga traditions. I share my practice as a fusion of breath coordinated movements and classical postures which promote strength, flexibility and balance, culminating in a practice adaptable to all abilities.

      Having a background based in biology and an interest in different philosophical systems I discovered the benefits of Yogic practice in my late 20’s. As a life-long asthmatic I turned to the yogic breathing techniques when my doctor prescribed stronger medication for the condition. Instead of increasing the medication I am now almost totally free from the symptoms and medication.

      Since the late 90’s I have maintained a daily practice which has had a profoundly positive effect upon my physical and mental well-being. I am continuing to develop my practice and understanding of the principles and philosophy of yoga by exploring different approaches and attending retreats lead by international teacher Clive Sheridan.

      I have taught and led retreats in Europe, Middle East and India. My wish is to pass on my experience and understanding of yoga instructively, yet also with delight and passion.

      I teach regularly on the leading European Yoga website Ekhart Yoga– watch my tutorials here.

      Check my new website at Yogawithandrew.co.uk

       

  • Yin/Yang Yoga

    strength and flexibility

    Yin/Yang Yoga

    Yin/Yang Yoga on Tuesday from 7.30 to 8.45 pm. This class offers traditional standing postures where muscles are involved, and quiet seated postures where muscles are relaxed, for a calm, and balancing experience.

    Yin, the feminine principle: dark, passive, receptive, reflective, withdrawn, cool, introspective. Yin yoga was developed to penetrate deep into connective tissue expanding flexibility and aiding healing while stimulating the nadis or meridians (energy channels) to loosen energetic blockages and increase energy flow.

    Yang, the masculine principle: light, active, outward and upward moving, hot, extrospective. Yang yoga is the more traditional hatha or ashtanga based asana practice that develops muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility.

    Yin/Yang Yoga is a class that balances traditional Yang yoga practice for the first half of the class – like Sun Salutations, standing postures, inversions, chest openers – with  Yin yoga practices for the second half. This class can provide you with a practice that starts with energizing and uplifting yoga that evolves into a deep, introspective and quiet yoga that leaves you calm, centered, ready to absorb the benefits of a restful and replenishing sleep. A well rounded practice suitable for those with some yoga practice.

    No need to book, just arrive few minutes before the class and fill a registration on your first class at the studio.

    • Francesca Giusti

      Francesca Giusti

      I was born in Italy, I moved to London when I was 23 and lived in several countries – including Egypt and Canary Islands – before moving to Cheshire (England) in May 2012.

      I trained as a Yoga teacher in 2004 at the Yoga Arts School in Byron Bay, Australia after practising Yoga in the Ashtanga Mysore style for several years. I have been teaching Yoga since 2005 first in Italy, then Ireland (where I lived for 12 years). I completed my second teacher training in Ireland in 2007 with a direct student of Maty Ezraty and Chuck Miller, the original creators of Yoga Works in California. I also became more interested in the practice of Iyengar Yoga and I attended regular classes in Ireland and other locations in Europe. I refined my skills to deliver Vinyasa flow classes that are rich with self inquiry and with strong body alignment principles.

      Over the years I have been pursuing my two passions – yoga and travelling, often combining the two. I have been attending yoga events and workshops with renowned teachers in India – where I return regularly to attend a special retreat with my beloved teacher Clive Sheridan – and in UK and Europe. Some of my experiences in India include a month yoga intensive with Yogacharya V. Venkatesha in Mysore, traditional Iyengar Yoga with Sharath Arora in Goa, classical Hatha Yoga in Rishikesh, Satsang and meditation in the Advaita Vedanta tradition in Tiruvannamalai. I trained with Sarah Powers and I enjoy the deep transformative effect of  Yin Yoga: stilling the body to powerfully stimulate the physical and energetic body. I hold a Pregnancy Yoga teacher certificate upon attending a detailed course with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, a highly accomplished yoginis who inspires many all over the world with her books on yoga for women. I also have enjoyed practising with Donna Farhi, after reading and studying many of her books, appreciated her clarity and integrated some of her principles in my practice.

      Very early in my yoga journey I became interested in the transformative aspects of Pranayama and Meditation. My passion for my own yoga journey allows me to integrate my experiences in my own practice before sharing it with my students; I firmly believe in self practice – including daily meditation, Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures).

      I am an established teacher with the Ekhart Yoga Team where I deliver full online classes. Watch some of my short videos here.

      “[Yoga] is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a centre that is silent and unbounded.”