Yoga & Pilates in June

I’ve updated the Timetable page of this website, so please hop on over there to get full information on Pilates and Yoga this June. I’m taking some time off regular weekly classes in the second half of June, but you’ll find a couple of Zoom Yoga classes Mondays 5.30-7pm; Zoom Pilates Sundays 5.30-6.30pm; and also ‘hybrid’ in-venue/online classes at Highland Yoga Collective and Nairn Sports Club. On some Wednesdays I’ll be at Highland Yoga Collective for Pilates (10.30-11.30am) and for Chair Yoga (1.30-2.15pm); and on Fridays it’s Nairn Sports Club Yoga 10.30-11.30am. I may also put on another ‘pop-up’ free Yoga Nidra session this coming month, open only to people who are members of my Mailchimp email list (it’s a sand/blue coloured email newsletter, with the Mailchimp logo at the foot of it, which I send out roughly twice a month – if you’re not receiving it and want to, please email me and I can send you one of my updated registration forms).

There are also spaces available in the final May Monday yoga session tonight – 5.30-7pm 31st May, £10 or donation of any amount manageable from £1 upwards. There are also a few free ‘pay it forward’ spaces available in the Monday yoga classes for anyone who needs one. Please email me if you’d like to come along tonight.

Otherwise – I look forward to doing Yoga/Pilates with you in June! Best wishes, Catherine

May Timetable, plus a free yoga opportunity from this Thurs…

I’ve updated the Timetable page of this website, so please hop on over there to get full information on Pilates and Yoga throughout May. It’s so great to be able to expand what’s on offer again! Zoom Yoga continues on Mondays 5.30-7pm; Zoom Pilates Sundays 5.30-6.30pm; and as covid regulations change, the ‘hybrid’ in-venue/online classes return. On Wednesdays I’ll be at Highland Yoga Collective for Pilates (10.30-11.30am) and for Chair Yoga (1.30-2.15pm); and on Fridays it’s Nairn Sports Club Yoga 10.30-11.30am. I will also be offering one or two free Yoga Nidra sessions again this coming month, open only to people who are members of my Mailchimp email list (it’s a sand/blue coloured email newsletter, with the Mailchimp logo at the foot of it, which I send out roughly twice a month – if you’re not receiving it and want to, please email me and I can send you one of my updated registration forms).

I’ve also got an exciting free yoga opportunity to offer any women based in the Highlands! I’ve been teaching an 8 week ‘Gentle Yoga for Wellbeing’ course for the Women in the Highlands Project. This is on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm (actual yoga practise is 7.15-8.45pm, with time allowed at either end to log in, ask questions, etc.). The course is taught via Zoom, with a linked ‘website’ (a learning platform called Canvas) where I share useful yoga resources and can answer questions about your yoga practice. There are 11 spaces available on each course, and they are FREE – your only commitment is to attend every Thursday evening session, and to provide a few minutes of online feedback each week in online feedback forms (on Canvas). The second course has just begun, and due to family/health reasons, two women had to withdraw before starting the course. So there are two spaces available – from Thursday 29th April to 3rd June, inclusive. I honestly think this is an amazing opportunity – I would have loved it SO much 15 years ago if I’d been able to go to a course of free 90mins yoga sessions, with related resources, from the comfort of my own home!

If you’d like to join the Gentle Yoga group, please check in your diary that you are free on all 6 of those Thursdays, then email me directly asap. Please note you are currently reading a website post, even if you are subscribed to my website and therefore the post has been sent by WordPress to your email inbox! If you are reading on your email and you click reply, your message will go to the WordPress website and I may not see it for several hours. SO it’s quicker to email me direct on my usual email address.

I will send the email addresses of the first two women who contact me to the Project administrator, and she will set you up with the Zoom link for this Thursday’s session. If you’re not able to come to this particular course, but want to know more about the Women in the Highlands Project and future yoga and other courses they offer, please also email me and I can forward your email address to the Project Officer to add to their mailing list.

March ‘Pop-ups’!

I’m delighted to be doing a few extra ‘one-offs’ in the second half of March.

Thursday 18th, 8-8.30pm, free Yoga Nidra session. This is open to people currently on my emailing list, who have previously been to classes with me. If you’re on my emailing list, you’ll receive more information about this session and the Zoom invite/link for it, later today (16/3).

Tuesday 23rd, 7.15-8.15pm. I’m covering Laura Ross’s regular Nairn Sports Club yoga class for her this week. If you’re a club member, the class is free. If you’re not a club member, you’re very welcome to join us – the class is £8.50 and you can email me to get the Zoom invite/link and the payment details for the Club.

Thursday 25th, 9.30-10.30am. I’m covering Laura Ross’s regular Nairn Sports Club yoga class for her this week. If you’re a club member, the class is free. If you’re not a club member, you’re very welcome to join us – the class is £8.50 and you can email me to get the Zoom invite/link and the payment details for the Club.

Saturday 27th, 10am-12pm. A freshly-designed two hour yoga session, focusing on thoracic mobility and twists…Which I think are delicious in general, but particularly great if you’ve been (a) feeling tense recently and/or (b) spending a lot of time seated in front of screens. This session is open to anyone who can work from standing and lying on the mat (prone, supine and side-lying). There are also some asanas on all-fours, but I will provide standing/seated versions of these for anyone not currently comfy on all-fours due to knee or wrist issues. And of course, we will close the session with a lovely guided relaxation. Maximum class size is 11 people, and the two hour session is £15. Please email me directly to book.

My other classes continue as normal: there are spaces available in the Friday 9.15am class on the 19th and 26th and in the Monday 5.30pm class on the 22nd (please see the Timetable page for more details), and you’re welcome to join us for these.

I’ll be taking a few days off work from Mon 29th March to Thurs 1st April inclusive. And I’m aiming to have my April timetable finalised here on the website and open for booking by the 27th of March.

Hope some of these ‘extras’ suit you, particularly those of you who have are not able to make the Sun/Mon 5.30pm and Fri 9.15am starts of my regular weekly classes!

Looking forward to yoga-ing with you soon, Catherine

March class dates

Hi everyone – March dates for my regular online weekly classes (Yoga Mondays 5.30-7pm & Fridays 9.15-10.15am; Pilates Sunday 5.30-6.30pm) are now up on the Timetable page.

I’m also more than halfway through my ‘Total Yoga Nidra’ course, and those of you who are on my emailing list may receive an invitation later in March to attend some free yoga nidra sessions, so I can practise what I’m learning. This course has the best ‘homework’ of any training I’ve ever done! There are 14 units and each unit includes reading plus an audio lecture. Then I get to lie down for a yoga nidra (guided relaxation) related to the focus of that unit. They are in various different traditions and styles, and anywhere between 10 and 50 minutes long. Magic.

Hope to see you online in March, Catherine

Timetable update…

Hello everyone – I’ve added February dates to my regular Zoom classes (Pilates 5.30-6.30pm Sundays and Yoga 5.30-7pm Mondays). And I’m pleased to say I’ll be resuming Yoga 9.15-10.15am Fridays for Nairn Sports Club – online only for the time being. Please see the Timetable page for more information.

Hope to do yoga/Pilates with you soon! Catherine