Welcome to Yogi Claire…Yoga Mini Logo True Colour

…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)

I am also trained 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.


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!

Spring 2017 – Easter schedule.   No Toddler class on Easter Monday 17th Apr but back to normal class schedule from Tues 18th Apr.

Please note I do not run the toddler classes on Bank Holidays so do double check if you are in any doubt as to whether the class is on.

Mar 2017 – The next Yogi Claire Hatha Yoga workshop is…

A Deep Exploration of the Breath through Yoga – SAT Mar 25th 2017 10am-12 noon

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.

 As usual there will be healthy bakes and herbal tea after the final relaxation.

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

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…..Email cdpickin@hotmail.com  to book or see me in class!

Jan 2017 – Exciting changes for the Tuesday daytime class  As of 24th Jan the Tuesday daytime class will no longer take place at Red Sky yoga, there will also be a new time.  The new time is 10-11am(term time only) and the new venue is a wonderful old building in the heart of Sale.  It is to be held in a lovely, light, airy and warm room at Trafford Music Services, Claremont Centre, Claremont Rd, Sale, M33 7DZ.  There is a large free on-site car-park – just buzz on the Intercom and the reception staff will let you in.  The class is in the room on your left at the top of the stairs.  Price is still £6 per session and you DO NOT have to book!! This will make the session more flexible so you can attend when you can, there will also be a few chairs in the room so anyone who needs to adapt any postures using a chair will have that option.

Jan 2017Changes in my pricing.  This  only affects the Parent and Toddler class members and the Tuesday lunchtime group.

Since I started the Parent and Toddler class there has been a facility to book a block of 6 classes and only pay for five.  I have decided to make the block booking price £30 instead of £25 so you will not get the 6th class for free.  You can still use up your prepaid sessions any time before the end of the academic year (July) so it is still super flexible.  I have never actually increased the class price for this class since I started 4 years ago so I am hoping this adjustment won’t impact anyone too much.

The Tuesday lunchtime class at Red Sky is going to change from £5.50 per session to £6 – this is due to the change in arrangements of how I pay for the room hire and also due to last minute cancellations and finding the slots difficult to fill at such short notice.  As the room does not fit many people in, it does have a big impact if a couple of people cancel as I still have all my overheads to pay.

On the plus side – my other classes are all staying the same price and Tuesday and Thursday evenings remain as ‘drop in’ so you can attend as and when is practical for you.  I have always tried my hardest to provide classes which are convenient and reasonably priced so as never to preclude any groups of people from practicing yoga.

Jan 2017Detox & Revive Yoga Workshop will take place at Sale Moor Methodist Church on Saturday 7th Jan 10am-12noon – Join me for 2 hours of wonderful detoxing and re-energising Hatha Yoga – including breathing exercises and relaxation. We will move twist and gently flow to improve circulation and detoxification after the festive period. A great way to kick start your yoga for 2017!

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.

Dec 2016 – Christmas Schedule:  Monday 19th Parent & Toddler class as normal.  Tuesday 20th – Both classes as normal.  Wed 21st No DW Fitness class.  Thursday 22nd – Sale Moor Methodist Church class IS on.  Friday 23rd No classes at The Avenue or at DW Fitness.

**Please note I am not teaching any classes during the week between Christmas and New Year. (please check with DW Fitness as they may run my classes this week with a cover teacher) No Toddler class on the 2nd Jan but back to full schedule from Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  Please message me if anything is not clear!!**

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!!