Take time out with our weekly yoga & pilates classes

We’re home to weekly Yoga & Pilates classes at the hall.  On Monday’s at 7.30pm Ian combines elements of Hatha, Vinyasa and restorative yoga to create a rounded yoga practice. You will leave the class feel calm and energised after going through a sequence of postures that flow from one to the other. Ian uses a range to props including blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters to enable everyone to experience each posture in accordance with their body type and age.

Ian has a calm and inclusive approach to his teaching allowing you to feel relaxed throughout your yoga class. Ian’s interest in sharing yoga to everyone to create a space where you can take some time out for yourself, become aware of your body and breath providing an opportunity to be in the present moment, without the distraction of thoughts from the past or the future. All mats, props, blankets provided. £9 drop-in or purchase 5 classes for £40, valid for 8 weeks Purchase 10 classes for £75, valid for 14 weeks. Please contact Ian at Yoga with Ian via Facebook to book a place.

Pilates classes are held on Tuesday at 7.30pm and Wednesday at 10am by Jean at Tone & Flow.

Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Pilates exercises are done on a mat or using special equipment. It was was developed by German-born Joseph Pilates, who believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. Pilates immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called contrology – for several decades.

Pilates has something to offer people of all ages and levels of ability and fitness, from beginners to elite athletes.