Yvonne & Mike

Yoga in Leigh

With Yvonne Booth and Mike Elliott

Welcome


Note: All classes will continue over Easter & Bank Holidays as normal.

Hi Yoga friends, It’s our sincere wish to support and help keep our Yoga community going.

All classes are now online via Zoom. Class days remain the same but we are adding new ones too. We will follow a slightly revised timetable here. (Keep a check on our site each week for updates, we are adding classes, rather than taking them away).

Download Zoom for free here for any device -then this shows you how to join a class.
(We’ll be here too on 01702 712474, so just call if you prefer and we’ll take you through it).

There are paid classes, and also free workshops and classes too. Both a SINGLE CLASS and an ALL CLASSES PASS* (*Paid Monthly) are offered.
Just contact me if you’d like to try out an initial class for free, as you may be just getting used to being online.

Joining the online class:
Go to our Timetable page and book either a SINGLE CLASS or buy an ALL CLASS PASS. We will email you an ID No. and password.
Once you have Zoom installed, turn up 5-10 minutes early. Select JOIN A MEETING.

Enter your password and ID and there I’ll be – It’s all very simple, even if you’re not very technical.

One to one Yoga or Meditation
One to one Yoga and Meditation session will also continue via zoom, or Skype if you prefer. 

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About the classes:

Yvonne and Mike offer small and friendly, authentic Yoga and Meditation classes and private one to one sessions in Central Leigh-on-Sea.
The physical postures are just a part of what the practice of Yoga has to offer. Yvonne and Mike offer a rounded practice of physical postures, breath work, meditation and philosophy.

Yvonne gently encourages everyone to work to their own ability and so provides simpler or more advanced versions of the practices depending on each students experience and how they feel from week to week.

Yvonne offers one to one’s and morning and evening drop in classes for Men and Women of all abilities. She is a Hatha yoga teacher, qualified with the British wheel of Yoga and the Independent Yoga Network and has been practising yoga and meditation for over 25 years and teaching since 2005.
Mike is a Mindfulness Meditation teacher (PGQ Bangor) with over 25 years experience; he offers meditation 1-1’s and meditation, relaxation and gentle movement, morning and weekend classes.

Testimonials
Yvonne’s yoga
“Yvonne’s classes are more than just a fitness class – she introduces you to the background and the true meaning of yoga and the classes are friendly and relaxed.
The classes have an even gender split and people are encouraged to work to the best of their ability without feeling inadequate.
All of this results in comfortable, non exclusive classes – a testament to Yvonne’s non competitive, unpretentious approach.”

Mike’s mindfulness
“A very helpful class for taking yoga and mindfulness principles off the mat and into our everyday lives. Mike’s inclusive approach means that everyone can benefit – much wisdom there”

Prices

Payment and free sessions:
If you’d like an initial online class for free to see if you like it, just contact me and let me know.
From then on you can pay either £8 per single session, or through a monthly £28 All Class Pass (unlimited sessions each week).
You can book these right now on the Timetable page.
Mike and I will also be offering additional meditation and relaxation classes and more free stuff, and we are happy to chat if you struggle to pay.


One to one yoga –
(zoom or skype) 60 minutes £40
Mindful meditation session (zoom or skype) – 60 minutes £40
One to one yoga and mindful meditation – 90 minutes £45 (2-1’s are also available for an additional £5)

Benefits

The system of Yoga originated in India over 5,000 years ago. The Sanskrit word ‘Yoga’ translates as ‘Union’.
My classes unite physical postures (Asana) with breath practices (Pranayama), relaxation and meditation.

Some of the benefits are:

Asanas

Yoga Asanas (postures)have an all-pervading effect on the physical, mental and subtle functioning of the body. We cultivate a deep strengthening, stretching and relaxing the of skeletal, muscular, digestive, cardio-vascular, glandular and nervous systems and along side this a strong, healthy immune system.

Pranayama

Although breathing is a natural function, tension tends to interfere with the breath. Using pranayama (yogic breath techniques) we learn to breath well - directing the breath, feeling it in different parts of the body and in the global sensation, in this way we greatly strengthen our immune system, calm the mind, stimulate and direct the body's energy and help prepare ourselves for meditation.

Meditation

As the postures, breathing and meditation become experienced and understood, there is a gradual and natural unfolding of a quite and a peaceful mind, and with it a new alertness and sense of balance. Meditation shifts your focus from thinking to just being, allowing more awareness of yourself and everything around you to naturally arise.

Alongside these benefits, you will discover that Yoga and Mindful Meditation is a wonderful way to:
•Gain clarity and peace of mind
•Lower anxiety
•Improve concentration
•Relieve insomnia
•Increases self-awareness
•Decrease tension-related pain and headaches
•Calm you, whenever you feel overwhelmed
•Help to lower high blood pressure
•Help you appreciate life more
 
You cannot do yoga.  Yoga is your natural state.  What you can do are yoga exercises, which may reveal to you where you are resisting your natural state.  ~Sharon Gannon