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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:

July 2018 Workshop: 

SAT July 7th 2018 10am-12 noon

A Deep Exploration of the Breath through Yoga

This workshop is a chance to learn more about the breath and deepen your understanding of how it affects us mentally and physically both on the yoga mat and out in the world.  A lovely, slow flow of postures using the breath to carry movement through the body – this is sure to be a relaxing and calming practice.  I will then guide you even deeper into relaxation at the end and finish with the soothing sound of the singing bowls.

10am-12noon with healthy bakes and herbal tea.

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

Suitable for all abilities – please bring your own mat. Price only £15.00 (A non-refundable deposit of £5 required prior to the workshop to secure your place, balance to be paid on the day) LIMITED PLACES ONLY…..

May/June 2018 – Whit Holiday Schedule Changes:  Please note changes occur from Mon 28th May.  No daytime classes for 2 weeks (apart from DW Fitness Fri lunchtime class, this is for club members only)  ALL EVENING CLASSES ARE STILL RUNNING.

**Back to usual schedule on Mon 11th June**

**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!!