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 - - 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.
There's also the YouTube channel and the blog, on this website.
General and Gentle 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 Yoga for 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. We have regular Mindfulness and Meditation groups too. The classes are welcoming, lighthearted, life-affirming, and more likely than not that Charlie the yoga cat will join us.
Join the email list firstname.lastname@example.org 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 for Beginners - a 6 week course - 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. Dates: Mondays 22nd February, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th March 2021. 7.15-8pm. Sliding scale for cost - £25 Basic / £30 Regular / £40 Supporter
Recommendations from students: 'I love your weekly sessions - Jeremy's talk, the poem and the regular meditation. A great combo.'
'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.'
Yoga for Beginners - a 6 week course
Dates: Tuesdays 23rd February, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March 2021. 3-4pm. Sliding scale for cost - £35 Basic / £50 Regular / £60 Supporter. (maximum 8 students on the course)
Recommendations from students: 'I have absolutely loved it. I sleep so much better and have been telling everyone at work my discovery of Yoga'
'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.'
'I loved that it was relevant for all ages and in our group, we were all ages. I liked that throughout you reminded us to work at our own state of comfortableness (I don't quite know how to say that!), giving us options on different ways of doing the same thing/stretch to make it fit all bodies and movement abilities.'
'I liked that if you'd not done yoga before, you don't need any special clothes or equipment to do this course.'
Thursday Morning Meditation - a 6-week block - led by Sally and Jeremy Lander
Start your day with us - a 5 minute introduction, 20 minutes sitting together and 5 minutes to talk. Dates: Thursdays 25th February, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March & 1st April 2021. 8-8.30am. Sliding scale for cost - £15 Basic / £20 Regular / £30 Supporter
VERY Early Morning Yoga - a 6 week block
Get each Friday off to a flying start! Dates: Fridays 26th February, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March & 2nd April 2021. 6-6.45am. Sliding scale for cost - £25 Basic / £30 Regular / £40 Supporter
Monday - 3pm - Gentle 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.
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.'
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.
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
Thursday - 7.30pm
Friday - 10.30am
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; 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.
Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga
77 North Street,
Burwell CB25 0BB
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
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).