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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 online classes 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 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 ClinicBrooklands, 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)

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 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. Or you can become a member of my Patreon, message for details.

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 cdpickin@hotmail.com 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. (cdpickin@hotmail.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 cdpickin@hotmail.com 

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 cdpickin@hotmail.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

News:

Spring Schedule:

Spring 2024 Term schedule: Slight schedule change week commencing 27th May (Whit week) No Zoom on Monday 27th May, no Tues AM or Fri AM classes, but ALL OTHER CLASSES ARE RUNNING AS NORMAL. Full schedule returns on Monday 3rd June

**Due to circumstances out of my control I am not available to teach the Tues 10am class on 11th June at St Anne’s Church Hall. The 11.15am chair IS still running.

April 2024: You can now support me on Patreon.

I now have a Patreon account – featuring some of my hour long yoga class videos dating back to the beginning of the lockdowns. In addition, I produced many Hatha Flow videos, a slightly more challenging style of yoga, and links together the poses you know from the General Hatha classes. I will be uploading an additional 10 videos each month to provide you with different content.

The first collection of videos are now on my Patreon account and available to view for a very small subscription. I have set the price at £5 per month, this very affordable price reflects the fact that some of these videos are now a few years old. All the payment is done on the Patreon account and is very secure.

Patreon accept a credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay or Venmo. You can cancel at any time. Send me an email and I can give you further details of how to sign up.

March 2024: You can check my details on The Yoga Teachers Together Directory. This gives confirmation of my teaching qualifications and experience as a Yoga Elder.

Festive Yoga Workshop Video 2023:    Massive thanks to all who purschased my festive yoga workshop video – we raised £300 for Changing Lives in Carrington, a wonderful, local animal charity. I hope everyone enjoyed the video and benefitted from the rest and relaxation before the festivities of Christmas.