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 - info@nightingale-yoga.co.uk - 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 haven't got a fixed weekly timetable for these classes yet - do get in touch. I'm also adding to my youtube channel regularly and will be doing more on facebook too as time goes on. 

All the classes are 1½ hours, with sitting, standing, lying; twisting, balancing, back- side- and forward-bending; aerobic sequences, meditation, relaxation. Each week the class is different and I can email a stick person lesson plan - great for home practice. There are mats, yoga belts, blocks, and 'eye things' with lavender for the relaxation. I also have sandbags, bolsters, pilates balls, golf balls, marbles...

 

All the 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. We get to know each other in the classes, and at least once a term have a get-together after the class, over a cup of coffee or a pot-luck lunch. 

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 if you are able to join the classes in Burwell you'll find more likely than not that Charlie the yoga cat will join us, and sometimes even one of the chickens. 

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

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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

Full Day Retreat, Sunday April 5th, 10am-4.00pm  - THIS RETREAT WILL NOW BE

ONLINE– DETAILS AND PRICE TO COME SOON!

 

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