Classes

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Since March 2020 classes have been online 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 - pricing is explained below. We are also welcoming a few people to the Burwell studio for a 'blended' in-person / Zoom class, so do let us know if you'd like to come along. 

There's also the YouTube channel and the blog, which is on this website. 

Gentle yoga classes are 1½ hours, and General classes range from 3/4 hour to 1 1/2 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. 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. We have regular Mindfulness and Meditation groups too. The classes are welcoming, light-hearted, life-affirming, and more likely than not Charlie the yoga cat will join us.

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ZOOM 

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

Mindfulness and Meditation - taught by Jeremy and Sally Lander

We'll give you all the essentials to get started. Learn a short breath meditation to help 'reset' at any time of day; enjoy meditations and mindfulness practices to connect with the moment whether eating, drinking, walking, sitting or lying. This will also work well to re-establish or support an existing practice. Tuesdays 3- 3.30pm. Dates: 2nd, 9th, no class 16th, 23rd, 30th November and 7th December 2021

Sliding scale for cost - £15 Mates' Rates / £20 Middle Amount / £25 Supporter

Recommendations from students

'It’s a chunk of time where I can feel free of everything else going on, it helps calm my mind and I feel refreshed after each session.'

Thursday Morning Meditation - led by Sally and Jeremy Lander

Start your day with us - a 5 minute introduction, 20 minutes sitting together and 5 minutes to talk. 8-8.30am. Dates: Thursdays 8-8.30am. 4th, no class 11th, 18th, 25th November, 2nd and 9th December 2021

Sliding scale for cost - £15 Mates' Rates / £20 Middle Amount / £25 Supporter

VERY Early Morning Yoga - we're pausing till the Spring equinox!

Yin Yoga Hour

A return to a regular Yin class, much loved for many years by me and the class members. It's relaxing, fantastic for flexibility and for a thoughtful, mindful, meditative approach to yoga and life. 

Dates: Mondays 6-7pm.

1st, 8th, no class 15th, 22nd, 29th November, 6th December 2021

Sliding scale for cost - £30 Mates' Rates / £40 Middle Amount / £50 Supporter

Gentle Yoga - Tuesday - 10.30am 

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.

Tuesdays 10.30am-12. Dates: 2nd, 9th, no class 16th, 23rd, 30th November and 7th December 2021

Sliding scale for cost - £35 Mates' Rates / £55 Middle Amount / £65 Supporter

Recommendations from students:

'You really can’t imagine how much I look forward to my Tuesday Yoga and every week you seem to find something new to teach us.   So thank you so much for all you do, especially during these bizarre times.' 

​'The class is always full of interest and variety.  Sally is able to tailor the class to individual needs both short and long term. There is an informal but supportive atmosphere in the class.  The meditative and relaxation elements are an important adjunct to the gentle work-out that we give our joints.'

General Yoga - Tuesday - 7.30pm

                             Thursday - 10.30am

                             Friday - 10.30am

Tuesdays 7.30-9pm 2nd, 9th, no class 16th, 23rd, 30th November, 7th December 2021

Thursdays 10.30am -12. 4th, no class 11th, 18th, 25th November, 2nd and 9th December 2021

Fridays 10.30am-12. 5th, no class 12th, 19th, 26th November, 3rd, and 10th December 2021

Sliding scale for cost - £35 Mates' Rates / £55 Middle Amount / £65 Supporter

We’re using a sliding scale for all the classes so you can choose the price ranges that suit you best. Even if you feel you are unable to pay at the moment please still come to the classes. As always, you can move between classes for convenience, interest and fun or to ‘use up’ your credit for each block, even if the classes are different lengths. Classes you’ve paid for can also be ‘gifted’ to friends or relatives if you can’t get to all of them.

 

Drop-in is still available – a suggested £14 for the 1 ½ hour classes, £12 for the hour, £6 for the half hour. But honestly, whatever is ok for you at the moment.

 

A reminder of our ‘extras’ included at no extra cost

- emails with prop lists and lesson plans before yoga classes – this can help you to get the most out of each class.

- follow-up emails for mindfulness & meditation classes including poem of the week.

- access to email / phone enquiries at any time.

- a yoga teacher with 22 years’ experience of teaching yoga.

- the rest of the teaching team – Jeremy and Charlie (the yoga cat).

 

What do the Sliding Scales mean?

There is no difference in what’s offered, no matter how much or little you pay. I’ve renamed some categories.

 

Mates’ Rates (was ‘basic’) – My students have supported me, and I’d like to support them. A reduced-price suggestion for anyone who is struggling financially.

Middle Amount (was ‘regular’) – The mid-point, it’s a little up on the pandemic zoom prices, more in line with what we were charging before ‘all this’.

Supporter – If you are financially able to pay more and it feels right for you, you can support Nightingale Yoga and also support people paying less at the moment.

Drop-in is still available - £14 for the 1½ hour classes, £12 for the hour, £8 for the ¾ hour, £6 for the half hour.

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

When you sign up I'll send you my bank details, I can accept cheques too. 

Monday - 3pm - Gentle Yoga for People Living with Cancer - this class is provided free 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. 

Recommendations from students: 'I’ve found the class so useful. Your gentle yoga puts me back in touch with my body and enables me to enjoy it again. This is my second bout of breast cancer and I found the treatments so destructive last time – mentally as well as physically – that I became completely alienated from my body. Yoga would have made such a difference. My treatments have been easier this time, but your classes have had a huge healing effect too. Thank you!' 

'As a previous member of the Maggie’s team I have had the privilege to join in the Yoga class every Monday via Zoom. It is run beautifully, skilfully, gently and compassionately by Sally Lander. We also have fun and relaxation built into the sessions. I highly recommend these classes.' Maggie

'Being in your classes has strengthened and relaxed my whole body and mind.. My feet are more flexible and less painful.' 

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InClClasses before

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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

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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

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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

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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

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