Calendar

Jul
22
Mon
Pilates with Nickey Russell
Jul 22 @ 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

Yoga for Beginners
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Are you completely new to yoga or have you tried a couple of classes and want to develop a more regular practice? Are you looking to build strength and flexibility in your body as well as finding deep peace and relaxation? If so this class may well be for you. I should also say that a beginners class is actually good for all of us, whether or not we have weeks, months or years of Yoga experience – sometimes coming back to the beginning can bring a whole fresh insight and level of experience.We will learn about:

  • The subtleties of the breath and how important it is in relation to how we experience and move our body
  • The importance of relaxation as a way to find deep peace and space in our lives
  • How to access and experience common yoga poses and, most important, how to adapt them to suit our own bodies
  • The beauty of gentle flow as we sequence postures together (e.g. sun salutation)
  • The wider historical and philosophical context of Yoga beyond the physical practice

I absolutely love teaching yoga to all ages and levels of experience. Over the last few years I have realized that there is a gap in my teaching for beginners and so have decided to teach this new class and I’m excited about it.

What I would hope is that you will fall in love with yoga through this introduction to the practice and then can either continue for another course or move on to another class taught by me or by someone else. For any more information please call Rebecca on 07907374278 or email rebecca@rebeccayoga.org.uk

 

Yoga for Cyclists, Runners & Other Sports
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

 

I have been running a regular class for cyclists, focussing particularly on steadying and expanding the breath, opening the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and strengthening the core and inner thighs. As a whole range of people have been coming to this class, most often seeking stretching, strengthening and release in relation to some kind of sporting activity, I thought I’d expand the class to include runners, climbers, canoeists, walkers etc. This class is suitable for beginners or for those of you with more experience as you will be invited to engage with the sequences according to your own ability and energy on the day. My aim is for you to feel fully open and relaxed by the end of the class.

The classes will run at 7.30 – 8.45pm on Monday nights.

I believe that it’s worth coming to weekly classes in order to feel the progression but am also aware that this won’t work for everyone. And so drop-in is also possible. See www.rebeccayoga.org.uk for more details

If you’d like any more information please email Rebecca on rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk or call 07907374278

Jul
23
Tue
Iyengar Yoga with Rozz Cutler
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Traditional Yoga and Meditation with Oliver Thorne
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Traditional Yoga & Meditation

Tuesdays – 6 to 7.15pm

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

Seasonal Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Emmaline Turley
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Emmaline is a Yoga Alliance Senior Yoga Teacher with over 20 years continuous learning & teaching experience. Her classes are a dynamic flowing style of yoga, harmonising breath & movement to give strength, grace & freedom. The class integrates the physical, psychological & spiritual aspects of yoga & includes hands-on adjustments, breath awareness, meditation and deep relaxation. The theme of each class is supported by the current season, eclectic music, readings, spoken word and references to yoga philosophy texts.

Contact: emmalinet@hotmail.co.uk

Emmaline teaches SEASONAL VINYASA YOGA // Tuesday 7.30-8.45pm //Just as the Earth easily flows through the seasons, it should be only natural that our bodies wish to do the same //

Jul
24
Wed
Ayurveda Consultations with Sonia Welch
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ayurvedic Consultation

A traditional Ayurvedic consultation is used to assess how to use the five remedial home treatments for your improved health.

Advice on diet, lifestyle, self massage, yoga poses and

​concentrated food supplements​

are given via email after your first consultation.The Ayurvedic consultation takes between 1 – 2 hours and is followed up by an email package of Ayurvedic recommendations.

Please contact Sonia Welch here for more information or to book.

Yoga with Rebecca: Hatha/Vinyasa Flow
Jul 24 @ 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.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278

Yoga with Rebecca: Yin & Restorative Yoga
Jul 24 @ 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.

rebecca@theriverroom.org.uk  Tel: 07907374278