Every Monday 18:10 to 19:10
St Giles Church
£5 Next classes
Monday 19th August 18:10 to 19:10
Monday 26th August 18:10 to 19:10
Every Tuesday 10:00 to 11:00
Marston Green Parish Hall
(next to St Leonard’s Church)
Tuesday 20th August 10:00 to 11:00
Tuesday 27th August 10:00 to 11:00
Forest Of Arden Hotel, and Leisure Club.
Maxstoke Lane, Meriden,
Every Tuesday 12:00 to 13:30
Tuesday 20th August 12:00 to 13:30
Tuesday 27th August 12:00 to 13:30
£7.50 due to class being 1.5 hours extra £2.50 to use all of the facilities, cardio suite, free weights, gyms, swimming pool, sauna, steam room.
18:15 to 19:15
19:30 to 20:30
United Reform Church
Wednesday 21st August 18:15 to 19:15 19:30 to 20:30
Wednesday 28th August 18:15 to 19:15 19:30 to 20:30
Thursdays 18:30 to 19:30
St Peters Church Hall
Thursday 22nd August 18:30 to 19:30
Thursday 29th August 18:30 to 19:30
Private lessons, one to one, or small groups, £50 per hour, eg rent venue at United Reform Church 20:45 to 21:45 and have a class bespoke to your one to one needs, or a small group of your friends and/or family or your workforce.
Yoga at your workplace, get your manager/company to pay for me to do Yoga at your work. School/Office/Hospital/Police Station.
Children's Yoga Classes at Schools, or family Yoga at your home.
References can be obtained from Lyndon Green, St Albans Schools, and Oasis Academy.
Every class equipment provided.
Mats, blocks, resistance bands.
Frequently asked questions.
Question. Do I need to book.
Question how does Yoga improve your body/mind/life?
Answer, Yoga makes you more flexible, it improves your balance, it tones and develops muscles. In addition there is a huge amount research that has scientifically proven that yoga, even one class a week lowers risk of heart disease, and certain cancers. Yoga will give you an improved mood, better sleep, and better thinking. Yoga may help with weight loss. If you are sceptical of all these benefits then google "how does yoga improve your body".
Question. What type of Yoga is it?
Answer. If you wanted to label my class it would be a fusion of the following styles:
Anusara, Hatha, Slow Flow Modified Ashtanga, Sivannanda, Viniyoga, Vinyasa/Power, Scala, Yin.
If I had to choose 3 phrases, simple but challenging, easy to follow, but not necessarily easy to do.
Question. Is class suitable for beginners?
Answer. Yes, even if you have never done Yoga before you will be able to do my class.
Question. I am not bendy, so, would I be able to do the class?
Answer. Yes, I will give you a very, very, easy option, a very easy option, an easy option, an intermediate option and an advanced option.
Question. What do I wear?
Answer. Normal clothes for the Gym, shorts, track suit bottoms, leggings, and a T shirt/polo shirt.
Ideally a base layer, then mid-layer, then a jacket to put on during relaxation.
Your base layer and mid-layer should be wicking fabrics. These are modern technical fabrics which draw moisture away from the body. They are made of high tech polyester, which unlike cotton absorbs very little water. Cotton will absorb 7% of its weight in water. Some people refer to wicking fabrics as being "breathable" that is they let air in and sweat out.
Bare foot is best, but if you want to wear socks, or trainers no problem. Yoga socks with very small rubber dimples for extra grip are fantastic.
Question. Is it a mixed class?
Answer. Yes, but you can hide at the back of the class if you want to, and at St Giles and Lode Heath School the back of the class is quite dark!
Question. Do you play music?
Answer. Yes I believe its nice to have some music playing very quietly in the background on a quality speaker (no pan pipes or whales). My playlist includes, London Grammar, Thomas Newman, Groove Armada, Ibizarre, Utopia, Moby, Novio, Massive Attack.
Question. I went to a Yoga Class a few minutes late, and the teacher would not let me in!
If I am late can I still come in?
Answer. Of course you can, even if you are 10 or 15 minutes late.
It's nice to arrive 10 minutes early and settle in, but sometimes with jobs, commitments, traffic, being a bit late OCCASIONALLY is OK, its sometimes unavoidable in this busy modern world.
Question. I did a Yoga Class once and I ached for days, so I never went back, will your class potentially do the same?
Answer. I pride myself in saying to new students "take it easy, don't force anything, listen to your body. Pick the easy option for a few weeks then build on your practice slowly, carefully and mindfully." However, the way Yoga improves your body is the same as many other forms of exercise. You may experience what Physiotherapists call delayed onset muscle soreness/stiffness (DOMS) its nothing to be worried about. You may be a little stiff for one or two days.
Question Is there any religious element to the class?
Answer, no, all faiths welcome.
Question. I have high blood pressure I have been told to avoid inversions what is your opinion?
I am not a medical expert however my Yoga training course advice is avoid inversions with high blood pressure/menstruation. As always consult your Doctor, or in the modern world "google it".
Question. I have a "bad back" should I do Yoga?
Answer. For 90% of people with "back issues" Yoga, practised carefully is good for them and helps manage the problem. However, it depends how bad your back is.
Give, me a call to discuss, anytime.
Also become more knowledgeable about your body, especially your spine by reading anything written by the well respected Physiotherapist Sarah KEY eg "Back In Action", "Keep Your Joints Young" try a fantastic second hand book website called abebooks. It's like ebay but just sells books. Click on the link below.
**********FREE OFFER TERMS AND CONDITIONS****************
Only your first class, only at Marston Green and Knowle 18:15 to 19:15 class.
You must bring business card with you or WMP ID card.
FREE trial class.
You must book by phoning me, or send a text just saying “Hi Chris got a business card/I am with WMP or I am a teacher etc with free offer can you book me in for free class on............................”
Then please pass on business card to a friend as a gift of a free trial Yoga class.
Free trial suspended at St Giles due to high numbers.
Yoga will improve your mind.
Best value for money Yoga in The West Midlands.
Just let me know in advance and turn up at one of the venues 15 minutes early and we can have a chat. Also at Sheldon, Marston Green, and Solihull, you can observe a class or part of a class at no cost.
18:00 – 19:00
10:00 – 11:00
18:00 – 20:30
18:30 – 19:30