Calendar

Dec
11
Mon
Pilates with Nickey Russell
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

I qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 1999 and specialised in orthopaedics and trauma. My great passion from an early age was horse riding and through that I collected numerous injuries, imbalances and tight areas all of which were much improved when I started Pilates.
I continued daily Pilates throughout both my pregnancies and caesarian rehabs and then as my strength program for my current passion, fell running.

I qualified as a teacher with Body Control Pilates in 2015 and have run classes in Bentham, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Ellel and now Halton. I still work part time at Spire Fylde Coast hospital in Blackpool and I do private 1:1 Pilates sessions.

Body Control is my preferred method of teaching Pilates as it places emphasis on correct alignment and muscle use so teaching the body to be efficient as well as strong. Pilates can range from an all-over “tone-up and de-stiffen” to a super hard abdominal and core workout for those in training for other sports.

For further information about my classes, please contact me on hotcatpilates@yahoo.com

Pilates for Beginners with Nickey
Dec 11 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am
New for September!
8 week Pilates for Beginners course.
10.45-11.45 on Mondays.
September 4th to October 23rd.
Classes run by a Chartered Physiotherapist trained in the “Body Control Pilates” method.  It will cover the principles of Pilates and correct posture, basic anatomy and what is meant by “the core”. There will be some course notes and exercises to practice at home and we will look at using other small equipment to enhance and vary the exercises in the last couple of weeks.
It will be suitable for all ages and those who need a Pilates refresher or a gentle class.
If you wish to book a place or ask for more details please contact Nickey Russell on 07887 608412 or emailhotcatpilates@yahoo.com
On completion of an enrolment form, full payment in advance will secure your place.
The cost will be £70.
Maximum 12 people.
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan with Steven Kidd
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NEW on Monday and Thursday evenings!
Classic Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan instructed by Steven Kidd, affiliated with the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan.
Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese discipline that strives to cultivate the mind and the body through martial training, meditation and exercise.
When practiced regularly, Tai Chi provides extraordinary health benefits, improves balance, flexibility and strength while calming the spirit and reducing stress.

Much of Tai Chi is practiced in a slow, mindful way which provides a good workout without inflicting high impact stress on the body. This makes Tai Chi accessible to everyone, including those recovering from injury or suffering from joint conditions.

 Steven has studied and practiced Tai Chi to a high level under the Master teacher Paul Florkowski, founder of the Lancaster School of Tai Chi Chuan. Steven studied intensively and quickly found a natural flare for this beautiful Martial Art. Steven used his Tai Chi to overcome a Chronic illness and now wishes to share the benefits of Tai Chi to help others achieve a balanced, healthy mind and lifestyle.

Steven will be teaching the Yang Cheng Fu Long Form, Push Hands, Qigong and various Martial Drills and Applications to further the students understanding of the form movements. Initially classes will be two one hour sessions a week with a view to holding more classes of a longer duration as the class expands. If you are interested please contact Steven directly at:

Email: stevenkidd85@hotmail.co.uk

Or visit Facebook page: Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, The River Room.

Phone: 07850018763. Thank you

Dec
12
Tue
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Rozz teaches Iyengar yoga for mixed ability classes.

Rozz  qualified as an Iyengar teacher 1998 and reached Junior Intermediate level 1. She has been practicing yoga  for 20 years. Rozz‘s approach enables students to practice postures regardless of age or fitness level,  sometimes using props to assist  alignment in the postures.

rosemarycutler@yahoo.com

 

Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha & Vinyasa Flow
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

Sundays – 10 to 11.30am

(Drop-in at £8 per session)

This class offers a step-by-step approach to vibrant energy & health, through traditional Yogic teachings

  • happier relationships
  • better posture and postural awareness
  • improved breathing  
  • reduced anxiety and calmer emotions
  • greater focus, concentration and memory
  • deeper levels of relaxation and awareness

Through focusing on mindful body-breath co-ordination, we can achieve harmony and balance in all aspects of our lives

A basic level of fitness is required, but the sessions are open to beginners and experienced practitioners

Oliver has over fifteen years experience and trained in South India. He is a recognised Yoga Sadhak of Gitananda Yoga, a Dakshini Marga Tantra which dates back hundreds of years

Please contact Oliver if you have any questions: cothorne@hotmail.com and 07514 904812

Dec
13
Wed
Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

This Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga class combines creative flow with a focus on specific postures and parts of the body. We synchronise breath with movement, build up strength, flexibility and finely tune our external and internal alignment. The class is for mixed ability but a certain level of physical fitness is advisable. It is a class in which you can choose to take it relatively easy or work up to stronger challenges, depending on how you feel on the day.

As in all my classes, this is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

In Yin Yoga we work very close to the mat, holding poses for between 3-5 minutes so to work deep into the connective tissue (Fascia) of the body. Yin tends not to work at a muscular level although sometimes it is beneficial to introduce a little bit of muscle and movement (yang) into a Yin practice. Yin can best be understood as an embodied meditation. We have time to become very intimate with our breath and our mind and through this beautiful practice experience ever-deepening tranquility and release. Sometimes we practice Restorative Yoga using lots of cushions, bolsters, blankets to find full comfort in the posture. In these classes, we give ourselves permission to fully rest and let go, focussing particularly on calming the nervous system.

This is about more than working your body – everything we practice physically in yoga is intimately informed  by an ancient, rich and fascinating  philosophy going back thousands of years  and yet more relevant today than ever. I weave aspects of this philosophy into the teaching of breathing techniques, physical postures, relaxation and meditation. Through my classes, my aim is for you to feel wonderfully stretched, spacious and strengthened, your breathing smooth and regular and with a deep sense of calm and alignment with what matters in life.

I first encountered yoga when I was a stressed 15 year old and my grandmother showed me a sequence of asanas (physical postures) to help focus and calm my mind. I continued to practise on an off, and in the last 10 years began to take it more seriously, establishing a regular practice. In 2014 I took this further by completing a British Wheel Foundation Course in preparation for teacher training on the British Wheel Teaching Diploma. I am now qualified as a Yoga Teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (accounting for 500 hours of training). Teaching students of all ages and levels of experience has transformed my own relationship to yoga and confirmed this is what I most love doing!

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

 

Dec
14
Thu
Pranacharya Yoga with Sonia Welch
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Sonia’s unique style has been created over the years as a blend of Ayurveda (Traditional Indian Medicine Health practices) and Seasonal Yoga. Her classes are a blend of long heldremedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences andstrong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Sonia now incorporates her extensiveAyurveda and Yoga knowledge, massage techniques, seasonalposes, diet and lifestyle practices and breath work to help each student find their best way of easing imbalanced, strained, misaligned, stressed or painful bodies back into balance.

The style of Yoga taught in the classes below include long held remedial poses, slow restorative vinyasa sequences and strong core work designed to connect into and bring outstrength and balance. Also taught in class are massage techniques, seasonal movement, diet and lifestyle practices and remedial breath work to help you find your best way of easing imbalance, strain, misalignment, stress or pain back into balance.

For more information, please contact Sonia welchsonia3@gmail.com and see her personal website http://www.soniawelch.co.uk/

Turn Inwards: Mindful Hatha Yoga with Sandra Tallon
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sandra lives in Bentham and has been practicing yoga for over 17 years and teaching for 9 years. She is a British Wheel of Yoga trained teacher and holds a BWY diploma certificate. Her teachings reflect her own personal style of yoga which is a mindful practice, promoting peace through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation.  Her mission is to teach a style of yoga that will quieten the mind and explore the true self. She teaches six regular yoga classes per week together with the occasional yoga workshops and an annual yoga retreat. For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk

Sandra teaches an adult yoga class suitable for all ages from sixteen onward. This is a mixed ability class and is suitable for all levels and abilities as all postures can be modified and you will never be asked to do anything that you feel uncomfortable with!

Classes begin with awareness of breath and sensations. Followed by a gentle warm-up sequence to free the joints and ease out any tight areas in the body. Then you will be guided through a series of postures to strengthen and stretch the body with the focus on breath awareness and we will finish with a guided relaxation to leave you feeling refreshed, restored and revitalised.

Yoga helps to tone and strengthen the body, remove tension and stiffness, promotes better breathing and circulation and creates a natural feeling of calmness and inner peace.

Through the practice of yoga you will develop self- awareness, self-acceptance, peace and love. Yoga is about being in the present moment, promoting peace and happiness through the mindful practices of yoga, breathing and relaxation. A tool which helps us to live happier and healthier lives.

Places are limited and booking is essential, to reserve your place please contact Sandra on 07870 309 147 or 015242 62248 or email sandratallon24@gmail.com

For more information on Sandra: http://www.planet-yoga.co.uk