…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga for adults & children.
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)
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.
Oct 2016 – Yin & Flow Yoga Workshop will take place at Sale Moor Methodist Church on Saturday 29th Oct 10am-12noon – join me for a 2 hour workshop in which I will take you through a select few Yin postures giving you lots of information about this very beautiful and quiet practice. We will then move on to a slow flowing practice, looking at how we can link postures together and flow through them smoothly and slowly in order to create some balance and harmony in the body. I will then guide you through a relaxation and play a few soothing sounds on the singing bowls before we enjoy our refreshments of herbal teas and yummy bakes.
Investment for this workshop is £15 with a £5 (non-refundable deposit securing your place) balance is to be paid on the day.
Sept 2016 – Classes return to normal schedule from Monday 5th September. See classes tab for all details.
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).
I am now 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!!