Living Joy Yoga Classes

An earthy, innovative practice inspired by Vanda Scaravelli

All levels of experience welcome

Therapeutic and healing from the inside out, Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath) and Relaxation interwoven with yogic philosophy. Chrissie teaches a series of integrated movements which refresh, rejuvenate and bring feelings of calm.

"Each of the yoga poses is accompanied by breathing and it is during the exhalation that the spine can stretch and elongate without effort. We learn to elongate and extend rather than to pull or push." V Scaravelli

Yoga is a practice of breaking down the cycles of stress accumulated within the body and cultivating the inner balance which is crucial to our health, vitality and well being.

The word yoga derives from Sanskrit, and means to connect or unite. Hatha is a physical asana practice to bring the mind and body into equanimity, laying down the foundations for pranayama and meditation.

Benefits of yoga - balance, strength and flexibility of the whole body. Uplifting, light and joyful effects whilst developing the art of mindfulness. Yoga improves digestion and general muscle tone whilst increasing the ability to relax. Focus is improved and stress of the mind and body is reduced.

Class Timetable

Regular Classes 

Friday 10.00 am - 11.30 am  ( 26th May - 23rd June ) ( 30th June - 28th July )  A gentle energising  practice to welcome the day  £9.00 drop in / £36.00 per block of 5 weeks  

Friday 6.30 pm - 7.30 pm  ( 26th May - 23rd June ) ( 30th June - 28th July )  End of the week - Relax, Release & Restore from the stresses of the week  £8.50 drop in / £36.00 per block of 5 weeks 

Saturday 9 am -10.30 am  ( 27th May - 24th June ) ( 1st July - 29th July )  Yoga for health and well-being  £9.00 drop in / £36.00 per block of 5 weeks  

Please contact me for availability prior to class as some classes can get full, unless you have made a block booking which secures your place. Payment is taken on or before the first class of the block and cannot be refunded if a class is missed.  Please arrive a little early to ensure a peaceful beginning......

Mats are provided but you may wish to bring your own yoga mat.     Contact Chrissie  -  07536 113485 - simply click on the blue link below to book your place.

Urban Yoga & Meditation Day Retreat ( Now Full ) Next Retreat Day Autumn 2017  ~ Sunday 11th June 2017 @ 10.30 am ~ 4.30 pm ( newcomers welcome,guided meditation practices ) Come and join us for a full day of guided meditation & yoga practice.  Cost £40.00  ~  To book Contact Chrissie on ~ 07536 113485 ( spaces are limited so booking is essential )

Please bring veggie/vegan food to share 

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One to one Yoga Sessions and Tuition of small groups which include Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork) and relaxation.

Encouraging, Supportive Practice.

Working one to one with students can help deepen their personal practice. Chrissie offers guidance to help work positively with specific areas of interest in the body. Her sensitivity and skill enables students to enjoy the Yoga experience, encouraging them to listen to their bodies, avoiding all effort, resistance and strain.

£35.00 for 1 hour

About Chrissie

Chrissie discovered the practices of yoga and meditation after travelling to India. She has frequently returned to India to study and live in an ashram. In 2007 she completed a foundation course with the British Wheel of Yoga, and went on to complete a three year teaching diploma with the BWY.

Included in her 3 year course was the classical approach of the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, alongside the influence of the Scaravelli approach to yoga. Since 2006, Chrissie has attended week long silent Buddhist meditation retreats, and a 10 day Vipassana meditation course. Regularly attending workshops and retreats with internationally respected yoga and meditation teachers, such as Peter Blackaby, John Stirk, Gary Carter and Tara Fraser, continues to improve and enrich her student’s experience.

Chrissie is a dedicated and engaging teacher. She brings integrity, a wealth of knowledge and a sense of joyfulness to her classes, helping students to enjoy the experience of yoga. Her classes are popular, with a friendly atmosphere.