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Welcome to Yogi Claire…To go directly to class schedule – click here!  

…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga.

I’m Claire Pickin and I run affordable Hatha Yoga classes and Chair Yoga classes in Sale & Sale Moor and provide ways to practice online too.

I’ve 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 want to improve your mobility and build strength or need some tools to help manage stress or anxiety, my classes could help you. My sessions encompass most aspects of yogic practice, not just the physical postures.  I weave small amounts of yogic philosophy into the sessions which will make your experience more complete, whatever level of practice you are at.  I teach sensitively with minimal hands on assists, just simple advice on ways to listen to your body to practice safely and intuitively. I have completed training in the Neuroscience of yoga and of how slow and mindful movements can bring healing and positivity into your life. This is a very therapeutic style of yoga and is more of a work-in than a work-out! Although there is often an invitation to challenge yourself.

My teaching style is geared towards allowing students to feel and experience the postures safely, without pressure to go deeper if that doesn’t 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. (females only)

Please note, relaxation at the end of the class is done with lights off, this means it is dark in the room during evening classes in the darker months.  If this is an issue, 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. (You will be asked to complete a form stating any injuries or health information which may be relevant, this is for your safety.)

I have had addtional training in CBT, NLP, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology and Counselling. Studying these modalities has greatly improved my communication skills which I hope enhances my teaching.  Click Here for details of all qualifications

Please bring your own mat and wear something comfortable.  Pregnant people are welcome in class 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.

 News:

October 2021 –

A reminder that it is half term, week commencing 25th Oct), but some of my classes are still running! The changes for next week only are as follows:
Mon 10am Zoom – Not running
Tues 10am and 11.15am classes – Not running.
Tues 6pm Class – IS ON AS USUAL
Wed 7.30pm Zoom class – IS ON AS USUAL (all welcome)
Thurs. 8.15pm Class – IS ON AS USUAL
Fri 10am Class – Not running.
This gives me a bit of time to catch up with admin and also to spend a bit of time with the boys.
If your regular class is not on but you still want to carry on with your practice next week then, you can purchase pre-recorded videos (there are now 83 general hatha videos all 1 hour long and 63 Hatha Flow Videos also 1 hour long) still only £5
Or you could join us for the Wed evening Zoom class. Just drop me a message to book on. (£5)

September 2021

**MAJOR CHANGES DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS. ** Please be understanding that I have gone from mostly drop-in classes to a booking in system, with me manually booking everyone in. This is to maintain an ample distance between mats. It means I have less places than before , so need to take pre-payments for all classes except chair yoga. I try my utmost to allocate places fairly, with class members who have credit with me getting first options on places.

Generally, bookings for classes are open one week ahead, so message me or text me to see if there is a place. Cancellations do happen so you can even text me on the day of the class to see if there is a last minute place – in these cases, cash can be paid in class.

‘IN PERSON CLASSES: As stated above, these need to be booked and paid for in advance, email/text me first to see if there is a place and I will give the go ahead to make payment (details below). Click the Classes tab at the top of this page to see the schedule. All in-person classes are £7 per session except the chair yoga class which is £5 per session (other payment options available for the chair yoga class).

ZOOM CLASSES: (£5 per session) See schedule for details.

ONE HOUR PRE-RECORDED YOGA CLASS VIDEOS: (£5 each) General Hatha Yoga OR Hatha Flow (slightly faster pace), there is now a full library of classes!  Order a bundle of three 40 minute chair yoga videos for only £10. (see below for ways to pay)

There are several payment options for your convenience. Class passes are popular – you can pay for as many classes as you wish in advance and use the class pass up any time as long as it is within 12 months of purchase. This can be done by PayPal (see link below) or bank transfer – message me for details.

Payments –  (For Pre-recorded Videos/Zoom Classes and ‘In Person’ Classes):

1. PayPal using this link   http://paypal.me/cpickin  (please don’t tick goods and services box) Don’t forget to email me on cdpickin@hotmail.com to advise which style of videos you want (General Hatha, Hatha Flow etc.) Or which Zoom session or class you want to attend.

2. Bank Transfer, email me to request my bank details, and clarifying which Videos/Zoom/Class you require.

3. Cheque, email me for details. (cdpickin@hotmail.com)

Once I recieve payment and details of videos/Zoom/class confirmation you want, I will send you the secret links to the online material, the invitation to the Zoom class or confirmation of your class place.

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS PLEASE DON’T HESITATE TO CALL 07979 410225.

TO STAY UPDATED ON YOGI CLAIRE CLASSES/VIDEOS PLEASE ‘LIKE’ MY FACEBOOK PAGE (CLICK THE ‘F’ LOGO TO THE RIGHT OF THIS PAGE) OR REQUEST TO BE PUT ON SUBSCRIBERS LIST BY EMAILING ME AT cdpickin@hotmail.com 

Click here for the Yogi Claire Online Hub this is a password protected area which will take class members and subscribers directly to all the short FREE online yoga videos and relaxation audios.  To obtain the password, please email me on cdpickin@hotmail.com and let me know which classes you have attended and I can send you the password (usually within the hour, but please allow 24 hours)  *Contributions can be made to help cover the costs of producing free online content.

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