…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga for adults & children.
My name is Claire Pickin and I run affordable 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 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)
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.
The next Yogi Claire Workshop will be held on Sat 2nd Jan 2016 10am-12noon at Sale Moor Methodist Church. The theme is Detox & Revive – if you need a boost after all the festivities then this could be just the ticket. Hatha yoga postures to get the blood flowing, pranayama for detoxification plus a long and lovely yoga nidra to finish! Then of course we will have the usual herbal tea and flapjacks/fruit. Places are limited – booking is essential. Investment is £12 – a deposit of £5 is required to secure your place with the balance payable on the day of the workshop. Message me if you wish to book a place. **FULLY BOOKED** But sometimes people cancel and places come up so message me if you would like to go on the waiting list.
Tues Class time changes: Please note as of Sept 1st 2015 the Tues 6-7pm class at United Reformed Church will now run 6.15-7.15pm and Barbara’s 7.30-9pm class at the same venue will run 7.45-9pm. Hopefully this will allow a little more time for class members to get to class.
The next Yogi Claire Workshop will be held on Sat 10th Oct 2015 10am-12noon at Sale Moor Methodist Church. The theme is Standing Tall – an exploration of the feet through yoga. Our feet are the foundation of our practice, so there will be an abundance of strength building, standing postures to help us feel physically, emotionally and mentally strong. We will be practicing grounding through the feet and also learning a little about the symbolism of the feet in various traditions. To round off the session, I will guide you through a relaxing root chakra meditation. We will enjoy Herbal Teas and flapjacks after the relaxation. Places are limited – booking is essential. Investment is £12 – a deposit of £5 is required to secure your place with the balance payable on the day of the workshop. Message me if you wish to book a place.
July 2015: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm – Summer Term Info 2015
My 6-7pm Tues class will be at the different venue of Sale Moor Methodist Church over the summer from 14th July-18th August. ** Please note that on the 4th & 11th August I will be teaching the class at Walkden Gardens, Sale – weather permitting. If it is wet we will be at Sale Moor Methodist Church** NO CLASS ON TUES 25th AUG
March 2015: My next workshop is scheduled for Sat April 25th, 10am-12noon where we are working in more detail with the deep core line within the body, so as to build postures from inside to out and from the ground upwards. We will also focus in on postures which are beneficial for the digestive system and work on a more subtle level with the Manipura Chakra located at the solar plexus. We will, as always, finish off with a long and lingering relaxation and then herbal teas, flapjacks and fruit. Investment for this workshop is £12 – places are limited, so a deposit of £5 is need to secure your place. Please see me in class or email/text me to arrange payment.
Class Price Changes: Please note that as of 1st Dec 2014 the Tues lunchtime class at Red Sky Yoga will be priced at £5.50 per session, also the Tues 6-7pm class at United Reformed Church will be priced at £5 from Jan 6th 2015 – this class has been priced at £4 for the past 4 years and I have kept it this low as long as possible in order to provide a very affordable class in this area. However due to increases in room cost, insurance etc. I have had to take the decision to increase the price of the class. (please speak to me if you feel this is a problem and I can try to work out a payment plan for you)
December 2014 – During December there are slight changes to the class schedule, please go to the calendar page and click the link to check which classes are on. Or if you prefer give me a call, text or email to confirm which classes are running. I am running a ‘Finding Freedom’ Yoga Workshop on Saturday Dec 27th 10-12noon at Sale Moor Methodist Church, places are going fast so let me know if you would like to book a place (deposit of £5 required – balance of £7 to be paid on the day of workshop)
October 2014 – Introducing ladies one to one private yoga sessions – I now offer private yoga tuition, click here for details. (this can be arranged for small groups of up to 4 people – to spread the cost).
Sept 2014 – I have recently completed a course in Yoga for Spine and Neck Health which inspired me to run another Saturday morning workshop on the same subject. Everyone of all abilities attended and I have had positive feedback about the event – we didn’t get to cover everything I had planned, so stay tuned for details of the next workshop which will incorporate all the material we didn’t get to cover!
I have also completed a course on yoga sequencing as I am passionate about providing classes which are structured correctly – giving each and every class member the opportunity to practice safely and intelligently.
I am now on Instagram, see www.instagram.com/yogiclaire99
August 2014 Please take a look at the Calendar page to check when classes are on – as they all run to slightly different term times, the link on the calendar page takes you to a website which shows a live calendar detailing my classes. Or alternatively send me a text or email if you are unsure if classes are on.