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…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga.  Regular adult classes including 2 chair yoga classes.

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

I have been teaching yoga 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 (if you cannot get up and down off the floor then the chair yoga class will be the best choice).

**If you want to quickly check my weekly class schedule – click the ‘Classes’ tab at the top of this page!

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)  Please note we do our relaxation at the end of the class with lights off, this means it is quite dark in the room during evening classes in the darker months.  If this is an issue for you then please let me know and I can ensure you are located in the part of the room where there is more light.  Feeling safe is of utmost importance.

I have had training in CBT, NLP, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology and 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.

Payment Info: There are several ways you can pay for my classes. Class passes are very convenient – you can pay for as many classes as you wish in advance and then use the class pass up any time as long as it is within 12 months of purchase. This can be done by bank transfer – message me for details or speak to me in class.
If you arrrive at class and realise you have no cash on you, no problem as you can do a bank transfer for the single class ( I always have my bank details with me so this can be easily done if you use an app on your phone)
Of course there is still the option to pay with good old fashioned cash.
No plans to use chip and pin as yet as it is quite costly for very small businesses. 🙏

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


January 2020 –

Thursday class starts back on 2nd January 2020, see classes tab for all details of times and venues of classes.  All other classes starting back on Monday 6th January.

January 2020 – Workshop *Now fully booked* If you want to be put on the waiting list please email.

SAT 4th Jan 2020   10am-12 noon

Optimise Your Movement

Join me for 2 hours of creative Hatha Yoga, taking familiar postures and adapting and varying to challenge the body and the brain.  Recent studies have shown that we benefit physically and cognitively from a wide range of different movements.  We will use the structure of the postures we know well to explore and play in order to discover even more magic in each pose.

10am-12noon with homemade bakes and herbal tea after the workshop.

Sale Moor Methodist Church, Northenden Road, Sale Moor, M33 2PP

Suitable for all abilities – please bring your own mat and a blanket for the relaxation.

Price only £15.00 (£5 (nonrefundable deposit required prior to the workshop to secure your place, balance to be paid on the day) LIMITED PLACES ONLY…..

www.yogiclaire.com       07979 410225     cdpickin@hotmail.com

BRAND NEW CHAIR YOGA CLASS  – due to the success of my Wednesday chair yoga class, I have added another chair yoga session to the weekly schedule.  Held on Mondays(term time) at Brooklands Sports Club, Whitehall Rd, Sale.  10.15-11am – this is a class of gentle, mindful movements, yoga postures seated in chairs and some standing work using the chairs for balance.  Please message me if you would like to book a place.  Car park and cafe on site. £5 per session, no mat needed.

Yogi Claire Online Content – an added bonus for regular class members:   In April of 2017, after about 2 years of thinking about making online yoga videos for class members I finally got round to filming some!  If you are a regular class member you can have access to these 12, 15 and 30 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.

I produce similar work on Sound Cloud – but 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! Simply send me your email address or see me in class and you will get the secret links as and when I produce new content.  There are currently over 60 yoga videos and almost 50 audio relaxations.

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 connect with me on Instagram, see www.instagram.com/yogiclaire99