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…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga for adults & a class for toddlers/pre-schoolers.

My name is Claire Pickin and I run affordable traditional Hatha Yoga classes in Sale & Sale Moor.

My classes have been running since 2010,  I have been teaching since 2007 and practicing yoga with my yoga teaching Mum since I was a child.  All classes are mixed ability and beginners are especially welcome.  I also run a Parent & Toddler class.

If you want to improve your flexibility, strength or need help with stress control or anxiety then these classes could help you, my classes encompass all aspects of yogic practice not just the physical postures.  I weave small amounts of yogic philosophy into the sessions which will hopefully make your experience more complete, whatever level of practice you are at.  I also teach as sensitively as possible with no unnecessary hands on assists, just advice about safe alignment.  I am trained in giving physical yoga adjusts but use these mainly in a one to one setting where necessary.  My teaching style is very much geared towards allowing the students to feel and experience the postures without pressure to go deeper if that does not feel appropriate.  Safety is always the priority.  If you feel unsure or nervous about attending a class then contact me to arrange a one to one session to prepare you. (this is open to ladies only)

I have had training in CBT, NLP and hypnotherapy, I find studying these modalities has greatly improved my communication skills which in turn enhances the teaching of my classes.

Some classes are drop-in (see classes tab for details), just bring a mat if you have one or let me know if you need to borrow one.  Please wear something comfortable.  Pregnant ladies are welcome in classes if they have practiced yoga before, I am trained and insured in Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teaching.  If you would prefer a specialist Pregnancy class then please see the links page.

If you would like to contact me before you come to class, to ask any questions, feel free to email or phone.

News:

April 2018 – Price change, Tuesday and Thursday evening drop in classes will be £6 per session from the 1st April.

Easter 2018 – Class Schedule changes:

Mon Parent & Toddler Class –  Last class of term on 26th March – No classes on 2nd & 9th April.  New term starts on 16th April.

Tues Claremont Centre Class – Last class of term on Tues 27th March – No class on 3rd April – New term starts on 10th April.

Wed Chair Yoga at Brooklands – Last class of the term is Wed 28th March – No class on 4th April.  New term starts on 11th April.

Fri The Avenue Church Class – Last class of term is Fri 23rd March.  No classes on 30th Mar & 6th April.

**Please click on the ‘Classes’ tab at top of the page to see the regular weekly schedule with full time and venue details.

Jan 2018 – New Chair Yoga Class:  Starts Wednesday 17th Jan 2018.  At DW Fitness/Brooklands Sports Club, Whitehall Rd. Brooklands, Sale  (you do not need to be a member) This is for those who struggle to get up and down off the floor and need a very gentle practice.  There will be some standing postures – using the chairs for balance if need be and lots of movements and postures seated in the chair.  There will be a short relaxation at the end and lots of focus on breath. £5 per session.  Please contact me if you would like to attend so I can ensure there are enough chairs.

April 2017 – Exciting New Project!! After about 2 years of thinking about making some online yoga videos for class members I have finally got round to filming some!  If you are a regular class member you can have access to these 12 minute yoga videos on You Tube.  They are mini stand alone practices to supplement your weekly classes with me and you can join them together in any order for a longer session.  Just send me your email address or see me in class and you will get the secret links.  I do a similar thing with Sound Cloud – these are audios of short relaxations and meditations I have recorded for you to do in the comfort of your own home, perhaps after the online yoga practice or whenever you are feeling frazzled!  Please note the online content is free but if you would like to contribute to the on-going costs of this service please feel free to make a small one-off contribution using the PayPal button on the right of this page.  Many thanks.

To follow on Instagram, see www.instagram.com/yogiclaire99 connect with me there for a few yoga postures, flowers, food, Henry Moon the cocker spaniel and other random photos!!