Welcome

Hi Everyone

On Monday 17th May, the River Room opens again for face-to-face weekly classes and some weekend workshops. WELCOME BACK!!!  Please see below for an updated listing of Classes & Workshops @ The River Room and please read below for Covid Guidelines for anyone coming to Halton Mill and the River Room. 

Huge thanks to everyone for your support over this last year – it will be lovely to see so many of you back again. Also big thanks to the lovely Cal Rodgers who is working in the background to smooth out any admin and information updates that I send her way 😉

Regular Classes

Mondays:
9.30 – 10.30 Pilates with Nickey 
11.00 – 12.00 Pilates with Nickey
12.30 – 13.30 Parent & Baby Yoga with Christina
17.30 – 18.30 Fitness Pilates with Justine
Tuesdays
11.00 – 12.00 Pilates with Kate
12.30 – 14.00 Hatha Flow Yoga with Rebecca
18.00 – 20.30 Seasonal Yoga with Emmaline
Wednesdays
9.30 – 10.30 Pilates with Pam Knight
11.00 – 12.00 Gentle Pilates with Justine 
12.30 – 14.00 Gentle Yoga with Sue 
18.15 – 19.45 Hatha Flow Yoga with Rebecca
Thursdays
9.30 – 10.30 Pilates with Janet 
11.00 – 12.00 Pilates with Kate
12.30 – 14.00 Gentle Yoga with Sue
18.00 – 19.00 Fitness Pilates with Justine
Fridays
10.00 – 11.30 Gentle Yoga with Rebecca
19.30 – 20.30  Gong Bath with Ondray & Graham (3rd Friday of each month)
Saturdays
10.00 – 11.00 Yoga & Ayurveda with Sonia
 
One-Off Workshops
Sunday 27th June 9.30am – 4pm Summer Salutation Yoga Workshop with Rebecca (title & times tbc)
Saturday 3rd July 11.30 – 1.30pm Back to Basics –  an Iyengar yoga workshop with Rozz Cutler
 
 
Covid & Reopening – Please note the following for all teachers & students
 

  • Entrance/exit for classes is via the metal steps on the river side of the Mill only
  • Class members use only the downstairs toilets. 
  • The internal door to the upstairs corridor from the River Room entrance will be locked (though will open if the fire alarm goes off).
  • We need to log details of who comes into the building for test and trace. When you enter the Mill, please sign in via the sign-up sheets or the NHS App. Alternatively, if you have a fob, please use it even if the doors are open as it records when you come in. Tutors are responsible for logging details of who comes into their classes.
  • For now, please don’t use any RR equipment. Can tutors and students bring their own equipment.
  • Please wash/sanitise your hands on entering the Mill and wear masks in communal areas, unless you are exempt. Note we are changing the sanitiser to a less sticky version to encourage you to use it! 
  • Good ventilation is important, so please keep doors and windows open if possible.
  • Please clean the floor and all touchpoint in the RR following a class and If you are using the cleaning materials provided, please note that they must be left on a surface for five minutes to work.
  • The showers will reopen (on advice from the City Council)
  • Daily cleaning (during the week) of touchpoints and toilets will be carried out
  • We have been trying to find out what distance people should be keeping from each other, particularly inside. The Government guidance isn’t clear and I am waiting to hear back from the City Council about what their advice is.  In the meantime, try to keep 2m apart, or at least 1m with masks. There are a couple of 2m lengths of wood in the mezzanine and atrium to help you get this right – it’s a lot further than you think! 
  • There is likely to be more pressure on parking, so do travel by foot/bicycle/public transport if possible and only park in the Mill spaces (not the Lancaster Cohousing spaces). If no spaces are available park on Forge Lane opposite. 
  • Don’t come into the Mill if you are feeling unwell, have had a positive Covid test or have been in close contact with someone who has had a positive test.

See you soon.

Much love Rebecca xx

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The River Room is a dedicated space to provide retreat from the noise, stress and demands of daily life. The room is spacious, light and situated on the banks of the stunning River Lune. One empty open-plan room (100 square meters)is perfect for group activities such as yoga, meditation, mindfulness, qigong, tai chi, breath-movement awareness, therapeutic dance, reading groups and more. The room can easily accommodate 30 mats and a teacher. Adjacent to The River Room is The Periscope Space, a small, beautifully lit, square area with chairs and a rug. The Periscope Space is ideal for smaller one-to-one sessions such as coaching, counseling, therapy, massage, acupuncture, shiatsu etc. (can easily fit a mobile therapy couch).  Both areas are well heated, simply decorated and have bamboo flooring. The River Room has just had a fresh lick of paint so is looking particularly bright and cheerful. Thanks especially  Dawn Keyes for donating the bamboo floor and the eco-paint. Yoga and meditation equipment are provided by Will and Rebecca. Special thanks to Larry Wright for helping lay the floor and to everyone who helped paint the room the first and the second time. The River Room and The Periscope Space are on the first floor of Halton Mill, a vibrant, environmentally friendly and ethical business hub. We are very excited about the number of spaces for contemplative mind-body practices now available at Halton Mill. Check out Halton Mill website for information on additional spaces. Access to the River Room can be up a set of steps but we are also so happy that a lift has now been installed which is fantastic and long awaited.