Welcome to Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga Classes…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 by learning to regulate your nervous system, my classes could help you. Sessions encompass most aspects of yogic practice, not just physical postures. I weave small amounts of yogic philosophy into the sessions which makes your experience more complete. I teach sensitively with virtually no hands on assists, simply offering advice on ways to listen to your body to practice intuitively.
I have had extensive training in the Neuroscience of yoga and of how slow and mindful movements and subtle breathwork can bring healing and positivity into your life.
I have also completed courses in CBT, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Kinesiology and Counselling. Studying these modalities has greatly improved my communication and teaching skills. (See the ‘Info and links’ Tab for my qualifications and ongoing training information.)
My teaching style allows students to feel and experience the postures safely, without pressure to go deeper if that is not appropriate. Safety is always the priority.
I work one day per week at The Nerve Injury Clinic – Brooklands, offering rehabilitation yoga sessions to patients there. https://www.thenerveinjuryclinic.co.uk/
Relaxation at the end of the class is done with lights off, 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.)
Bring your own mat and wear something comfortable.
How to book your place...
Class places need to be booked in advance, your place needs to be pre-paid a week in advance where possible (with exception of chair yoga) I try my utmost to allocate places fairly, with class members who have credit with me in the form of class pass bundles getting first options on places.
Message/text to check availability, before making payment. Cancellations happen so you can 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.
**Cancellation Policy (for in-person classes): If you cancel your pre-paid place more than 48 hours before the class, I can carry the payment forward to your next class. If it’s less than 48 hours AND I can fill the place with someone from the wait list, I will carry payment forward to your next class. If cancellation is less than 48 hours before the class and I can’t fill the place – I cannot carry the payment forward. This is to ensure my costs are covered and to discourage people from booking places and failing to attend.
‘IN PERSON’ CLASSES & ZOOMS: £7 per session except the chair yoga class which is £5 per session (other payment options available for the chair yoga class).
ONE HOUR PRE-RECORDED YOGA CLASS VIDEOS: £7 each General Hatha Yoga, Chair Yoga, OR Hatha Flow styles, there is now a full library of classes.
Chair Yoga Videos: 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 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) Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to advise which 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. (email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the Yogi Claire Online Hub this is a password protected area which will take class members and directly to the short FREE online yoga videos and relaxation audios. To obtain the password, please email me on email@example.com and let me know which classes you have attended and I can send you the password (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
Autumn/Winter Term: Full schedule returns on Mon 30th Oct and runs until Fri 15th Dec 2023. We then return to classes on Tues 2nd Jan 2024 with the video session of that week being recorded on Wed 3rd and sent out on Thurs 4th Jan (this is because Mon of that week is New Years Day, so no Zoom session on Monday morning)
Festive Yoga Workshop Video 2023: I’m producing another festive yoga workshop video. Last year’s was so much fun to create and we raised £300 for The Society for Abandoned Animals in Sale!
It will be 1 hour 15 minutes again as this is longer than one of my regular classes, but concise enough to upload easily. A pre-recorded video for you to fit into your festive schedule, we all need that oasis of calm. The secret link is emailed directly to you, simply click and you land on the workshop which is on You Tube as an unlisted video.
You could do last year’s workshop again if you still have the link, but I would create something new for this one. With different readings and poems, a slightly different theme – but still an appropriate one for the time of year.
It’s just £14 investment for the video and again I’d donate half to another animal charity. If you have existing credit, that can be used or you can pay PayPal, bank transfer or cash in class.
The video will be sent out on the 15th December and can be done whenever you like, as many times as you wish (on the Winter Solstice would be perfect) As my classes are finishing on the 15th Dec, this would be an excellent session to fit into your own schedule during the following week.
A great gift idea too! Message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to me in class.