A great choice for those who wish to learn more about Yoga history and philosophy, as well as take their practice beyond the weekly yoga class.
Based on traditional yoga teachings, slow-flowing Hatha yoga group classes encourage good alignment, build strength and flexibility and are fun!
One-to-one yoga sessions to complement class attendance, address longer-term health issues, or work as a stand-alone method of progression in yoga.
Yoga Foundation Course September 2018 - June 2019
Applications still accepted.
This 60 hour Foundation Course, validated by the British Wheel of Yoga, is suitable for anyone with an interest in deepening their understanding of yoga and with a regular class attendance for about two years. Movement limitations should not prevent anyone from successfully completing the course. It will run for 10 Sundays over 10 months at Portland Therapy Centre, Staple Hill, Bristol BS16 4NQ.
The Foundation Course covers yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, Hatha energetics, Mantra and Chakra. There will be talks and discussions about core Yoga texts as well as their relevance in everyday life. Please find further details in the course information leaflet.
Yoga Classes Join In
Class Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 12.15 - 1.15 pm
A stronger Hatha Yoga class which takes place in the Viewing Gallery, UWE Centre for Sport, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost per class: £5. Please book this class via the Centre for Sport; tel: 0117 328 6200.
Class times: Tuesdays 9.15 - 10.15 am / 10.30 - 11.30 am
Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.30 pm / 7.50 - 8.50 pm
Hatha Yoga classes for all abilities. Venue: Portland Therapy Centre, Church Court, North View, Staple Hill, BS16 4NQ. Cost per class: £7 (drop-in) or £6 (block-booking). To book in please email Portland Therapy Centre or phone on 0117 956 5855.
Individual Yoga Sessions Tailor-made
During a one-to-one session you can expect to define your goals in yoga, review your current range of movement, receive in-depth feedback on particular postures, advice on which poses to practice, and receive a tailor-made practice plan. Follow-up sessions ensure you receive ongoing support and a practice routine that grows with you.
Whilst group classes are fun and help many people to keep motivated, they may not always be suitable. One-to-one yoga sessions can be booked with Michaela to complement group class attendance, to address longer-term health issues, or to serve as a stand-alone practice method to progress deeper into yoga. For more information please contact Michaela.
I am a Bristol-based Hatha Yoga teacher with a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, and a L3 Diploma in Exercise Referral. My practice has developed over more than 20 years, fostered by inspirational Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga teachers. I have a special interest in Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra practices and Yoga philosophy. I relax by chanting or by painting chakras, and currently learn Sanskrit.