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



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



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.

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.