Welcome to Yogi Claire…Yoga Mini Logo True Colour

…a gentle, non-intimidating approach to yoga.  Regular adult classes plus chair yoga classes.

My name is Claire Pickin and I run affordable traditional Hatha Yoga classes in Sale & Sale Moor.

I have 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 cannot get up and down off the floor then the chair yoga class will be the best choice).

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)  Please note we do our relaxation at the end of the class with lights off, this means it is quite dark in the room during evening classes in the darker months.  If this is an issue for you 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.

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.


BRAND NEW CHAIR YOGA CLASS STARTING MON SEPT 9TH 2019 – due to the success of my Wednesday chair yoga class, i am adding another chair yoga session to the weekly schedule.  Held on Mondays(term time) at Brooklands Sports Club, Whitehall Rd, Sale.  10.15-11am – this is a class of gentle, mindful movements, yoga postures seated in chairs and some standing work using the chairs for balance.  Please message me if you would like to book a place on the 9th Sept.  Car park and cafe on site. £5 per session, no mat needed.


Last Parent & Toddler class of the term is Monday 22nd July.

Last Tuesday morning class of the term is Tues 16th July (this is due to exams being held at the centre on 23rd July, so venue not available)

Last Wed Chair Yoga of the term is Wed 24th July

Last Fri Morning Avenue class is Fri 19th July.

Evening classes remain largely unaffected apart from one week which I am taking off – this will mean no Tues evening class on 30th July, and no Thurs evening class on 1st Aug.

Please note that on Tuesday the 23rd July we will start at our temporary summer venue Sale Moor Methodist Church, Northenden Rd. for the 6.15pm class as our usual venue is having extensive maintenance carried out.

All the evening classes will then recommence from Tuesday 6th Aug with the Tues evening class at the temporary venue until we start back at our usual venue on 10th Sept.

DW Fitness Club (members) please contact the club for information.

Don’t hesitate to message me if you need clarification of whether a class is on.  I will be updating people in class and on Facebook too.

Yogi Claire Online Content – an added bonus for regular class members:   In April of 2017,After about 2 years of thinking about making online yoga videos for class members I finally got round to filming some!  If you are a regular class member you can have access to these 12, 15 and 30 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.

Simply send me your email address or see me in class and you will get the secret links.  I produce similar work on Sound Cloud – but 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.


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