Classes

Update - March 2020 - all face to face classes have stopped and we're offering a combination of ways to access Nightingale Yoga. If you sign up to my email list - nightingaleyoga@gmail.com - you will get full details including a stick man lesson plan every week which you can print and work with by yourself. I'll be teaching that lesson live on Zoom and you can come along - immediately if you are an existing student of mine and after a registration process if we don't know each other already. 

I'm also adding to my YouTube channel regularly. 

Yoga classes are 1½ hours, with sitting, standing, lying; twisting, balancing, back- side- and forward-bending; aerobic sequences, meditation, relaxation. Joining with Zoom you don't need any special yoga equipment, we can manage with what you've got. 

 

All classes have students new to yoga and students who have been coming for many years, but in November 2020 we also started specific Beginners courses and these will continue in 2021. All of us have challenges, and we support and encourage each other in finding modifications to make it all useful for each of us. Students have told me that the classes help them with strength, flexibility, toning and relaxation and that they can walk, ski, run, sleep and garden more easily. Joints ease and muscles relax. The classes are welcoming, lighthearted, life-affirming, and more likely than not that Charlie the yoga cat will join us.

ZOOM 

Join the email list nightingaleyoga@gmail.com to get the zoom links and weekly lesson plans - all yoga classes are one and a half hours, opening 10 minutes before start time to allow hitches to be sorted and a little catch up. 

NEW!

Yoga for Beginners - a 6 week course

Dates: Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st & 8th February 2021. 7.30-8.30pm.  Sliding scale for cost - £35 Basic / £50 Regular / £60 Supporter (maximum 8 students on the course) 

 

Here are recommendations from some students on our first ever Yoga for Beginners course: 'I have absolutely loved it. I sleep so much better and have been telling everyone at work my discovery of Yoga'

'I really enjoyed the class. My wife has been trying to get me into yoga for a long time, and I now know it is not as daunting as I imagined.'

'The introductory course was great, thank you. I can’t suggest any improvements. You paid close attention to everyone’s individual needs and went at an appropriate pace. I liked the step by step progression to a sun salutation.'

 

NEW!

Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners - a 6 week course - taught by Jeremy and Sally Lander

We'll give you all the essentials to get started. This will also work well to re-establish or support an existing practice. Dates: Tuesdays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th January, 2nd & 9th February 2021. 3-3.45pm.  £25 Basic / £30 Regular / £40 Supporter

 

NEW!

VERY Early Morning Yoga - a 6 week course 

Get each Friday off to a flying start! Dates: Fridays 8th, 15th, 19th, 29th January, 5th & 12th February 2021. 6-6.45am.  £25 Basic / £30 Regular / £40 Supporter

Yoga vouchers - can be made out for any amount, or to cover one of the courses.

Great Christmas presents!

Monday - 3pm - Yoga for People Living with Cancer, in association with Maggie's Cancer Care, Cambridge. Please contact me or Maggie's - 01223 249220 - to join us. Carers are also welcome, and of course for Zoom, you don't have to be near Cambridge to come. 

Tuesday - 10.30am - Gentle Yoga

                - 7.30pm - General Yoga

Thursday - 10.30am - General Yoga

                  - 7.30pm - General Yoga

Friday - 10.30 - General Yoga 

If you do come, I'll send you my bank details; most people are 

paying £100 for 10 classes, to be taken as suits them. Some come

to 2 classes a week. Most people who do the occasional drop-in are paying £13 per class,

and anyone who is struggling is encouraged to come and not worry about the money.

InClClasses before

          lockdown

CAMBRIDGE

General classes

Friends Meeting House,

91-93 Hartington Grove, Cambridge, CB1 7UB

Thursday mornings 9.30-11am and evenings  7.30-9pm

 

The Friends Meeting House is a special space. I attended my first yoga class here; I taught my first yoga class here. And my first mindfulness class. There's a lovely big comfortable room and a welcoming garden too. From time to time we go to the nearby cafe, Balzano's, for a proper catch-up after the class.

 

Drop-in classes £13 each, full term £126 for 12 classes

BURWELL

General classes

Silver Birches,

77 North Street,

Burwell CB25 0BB

Wednesdays 10.45am-12.15 & 7.45-9.15pm

Dates: 

Fridays 10.45am-12.15

Dates:

In the yoga room we're cosy with shelves full of props, a wood burner for the gloomy days and Charlie the yoga cat who comes to most classes. Morning or evening, if the weather is nice we may be near the pond, in the small 'wood' or down at the end of the garden, past the chickens and the little 'orchard' at the (again little) 'river'. It's fabulous.

 

Drop-in classes £13 each, full term £126 for 12 classes

GENTLE YOGA

in Burwell

Silver Birches,

77 North Street,

Burwell CB25 0BB

Tuesdays, 9.45-11.15am and 1-2.30pm

Dates: 

This class is for anyone who could not do a general yoga or exercise class at the moment AND anyone who is interested in gentle yoga, meditation and extended relaxation. Many of the exercises are chair or floor based, with some standing. The movements encourage joint mobility and flexibility, improving circulation, body confidence and strength.

 

Class members have differing needs, for example arthritic changes, chronic fatigue, recovery from illness or operations. Some people enjoy or need a change of approach and pace from other classes. When the weather is miserable, I light the wood burner.  When it's gorgeous, we go out into the garden.

 

Drop-in classes £13 each, full term £126 for 12 classes

BURWELL

Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga

Silver Birches,

77 North Street,

Burwell CB25 0BB

Tuesdays  7.45-9.15pm

Dates: 

We work together on all the tools of meditations and mindfulness. Sitting, walking, lying meditations and stress-reducing approaches to everyday life. Some simple yoga too, to keep our bodies comfortable. It's suitable for total beginners to these things and for those who've been practicing for years but are looking for a community to support them.

 

Drop-in classes £13 each, full term £126 for 12 classes

BURWELL

Day Retreats

Silver Birches,

77 North Street,

Burwell CB25 0BB

Led by Sally Lander, supported by Jeremy Lander

Here's some feedback from a previous retreat to give you a little idea of how you might feel:

Just to say that it was really wonderful in every way.  I found it very revitalising and I thought it was a lovely group of people.  You had thought of everything!  I felt so pampered and looked after.  The food was wonderful and it was so nice to be in your house which felt cosy and calming.  Thank you for planning the day so thoroughly - I really appreciated it and I really hope you do it again.  I felt very tired that evening, went to bed early, slept really well and felt very good all the next day (and even found time to meditate). 

Ellie Thomas