Manchester City Centre Yoga – Wednesdays

Hello all, my Wednesday night yoga class is now taught at the Sackville Street Building on Granby Row.

Main entrance on Granby Row, 8th floor which is floor H in the lift. When you come out of the lift turn right and right again down a long corridor lined with wooden lockers, the room is the 5th door on your left, room H11.  The gents toilets are at the very end of the corridor past the room and on your right hand side, (after passing through another set of doors).

The ladies toilets are on the floor below, so you can get out of the lift a floor early, floor G, turn right and right again then go to the farthest end of the corridor and turn left.  You can then come up a floor by the stairs that you see at that end of the corridor.

The class is still 5.30pm – 7pm but you have to be in the building before it is locked up at 5.30pm, hence the start time being advertised as 5.15pm.

You can book by clicking here. The class is run by Manchester University now, so you book and pay with them.  I can accept drop in payments but this must be in exceptional circumstances.

Workshops

Coming soon for 2018

21st July 2018 I am teaching a workshop for everyone at MDIIY 10am – 1pm

You can book Here

£30 for members, £35 for non members but all welcome!


10th November Supper Club, second  workshop at St Clements Church, Saturday 3 – 7pm followed by a three course supper, details to follow….

2018 dates

Hello all

Manchester University classes resume week commencing 16th April 2018

Monday, 5 – 6.30 pm Manchester University Simon Building, Oxford Rd, £6.50 for a map click here

Monday 7.30 – 8.45pm St Elisabeths Church, North Reddish, Leamington Ct (parking on St Elisabeths Way) £5 drop in. There is no class on bank holiday Monday 2nd March for 9th April 2018.  Classes resume 16th April 2018. For a map click here 

Wednesday 5.30 – 7pm St James’s Building Manchester, 3rd Floor inside BPP Health room, left hand corridor from 3rd floor foyer, £5 drop in (please note this is an intermediate class). There is no class on April 11th 2018.  For a map click here

Thursday 7.30 – 9pm St Clements Church, Chorlton, is full, please email me to go on my waiting list. clare_tunstall@yahoo.co.uk 

Friday 4.30 – 5.30pm, Manchester University Simon Building, Oxford Rd, £5 for a map click here

 

The normal university semester starts with a taster class on 9th October and then the normal classes week commencing 12th October, these must be booked through the university, here

 

 

United Nations International yoga day celebrations 21 June 2015

I was delighted to be leading a sequence of yoga postures as recommended by Geeta Iyengar, daughter of BKS Iyengar, at the Manchester & District Institute of Iyengar yoga  on Sunday 21st June.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in United Nations. Modi said “Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”

“Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said, adding “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.”

I was delighted that so many people came and we had such fun practising together, you can see my timelapse video here: https://youtu.be/Lj3c2wYjNGU

 

Rope Workshop photos- Yoga Kurunta (puppet yoga)

Puppet yoga or Yoga Kurunta can be great fun and give you a real insight into how yoga postures can feel, which will revolutionise your practice.  Yoga ropes are fantastic for helping with any areas of stiffness too.

The workshop I held on 20th July was completed with some great comments, people felt great, improved their confidence and got rid of some long standing aches and pains, with one of my students Malcolm leaving the workshop saying ‘right, where do I get ropes!’

So I thought I would share the photos with you…..

The workshop was held at the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar yoga as they have a rope wall as you can see from the photos, http://www.mdiiy.org.uk/

 my youngest yoga student looks really happy panoramic rope dog down rope sirsasana

 The  photos below are from a previous workshop I held to assist the the great and wonderful Senior teacher Marion Kilburn

   

 

Iyengar yoga treats

hello, know someone who loves their yoga, they might like these amazing totes made for me by local artist and creative maker Nicola Rowlands

Really handy to carry your yoga bits and bobs, your mat, purse and keys and even your shopping at weekend.

Check them out by clicking here.

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Just £8, contact me if you want one, or get them from me from my classes.  Thanks everyone, and Nicola!

Yoga in Manchester Gift Vouchers

Looking for an unusual gift or a bit of inspiration for a present for a friend or loved one then why not buy them a course of classes with my useful gift vouchers.

The gift vouchers can be bought for 3 or 6 discounted classes for either my Monday Reddish class, Wednesday Manchester City Centre or Thursday Chorlton class, you can view the times here, (and you never know I might add more classes throughout the year).   The vouchers can be used any time throughout the year to suit the person receiving them, the classes don’t have to be taken consecutively and can be mixed between available classes.

Vouchers are valid for 1 year from purchase.  However, I am really ‘flexible’ about how you use the voucher, (excuse the pun), I just want you or the person who receives the voucher to get the most out of it, so don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries.

You can buy a voucher by contacting me, email, text, call or tweet and I will post to you with a timetable of classes whilst you either send a cheque or electronically transfer the £15 or £30 (3 or 6 classes).  Along with the timetable I will send you a hand made card with an inspirational yoga drawing and quote to help encourage the recipient to jump on their mat.  I can send the pack to you or the recipient directly.  Last first class Royal Mail postal date is Friday 19th December, unless you are local and I will hand deliver until 2pm on the 22rd Dec.

Iyengar yoga benefits

There are many benefits of Iyengar yoga, one if which is that it can just make you happy.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-11-07/health/28062843_1_iyengar-yoga-moods-loving-feeling

Yoga for lower back pain

Those who practice Iyengar yoga will always be ready to promote the many benefits of the method, however a study has now been published confirming the benefits for those with chronic lower back pain.  This is particularly exciting for me as I am chance to assist a teacher involved in these trials and assist those in his class.

Between 60-80% of the population suffer from some lower back pain at some point in their lives, such a huge number, so it’s great that the benefits of Iyengar yoga are officially recognised in this study.

You can read the study here

Want to join a class, click on the classes page, or use the Iyengar Yoga Association of the UK website, www.iyengaryoga.org.uk to find an insured teacher in your area.

Yoga in the work place

If you sit at a desk or computer all day you may be aware of the aches and pains and rounded shoulders or stiff back that can occur.

Why not club together, or even persuade your boss or HR department to pay for a yoga class in your workplace.  You don’t need much space, maybe you could move some furniture in a meeting room and let me come to you.  I’ll teach you some great postures, asanas, to help with your posture at work and in day to day life.  Holding a class at work is the perfect solution to fitting in your excercise with your daily life. 

Remember that Iyengar yoga can help protect you from future injury and excercise in the day can boost productivity, you can read a study here.

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