British Wheel of Yoga Teacher

Ashford Yoga

Lorna is a Diploma qualified Yoga teacher affiliated with the British Wheel of Yoga. She teaches Hatha yoga for beginners to intermediates, restorative and gentle yoga for seniors and those with health issues and chair yoga to both staff and patients at the NHS. Her classes incorporate body, mind and breath connectivity. She enjoys exploring with a variety of styles and varying the practices so that her students can experience the many different ways to deepen their own experiences with yoga.  Lorna uses a mix of gentle and stronger sequencing within an alignment-focused vinyasa approach which allows for all the fun of the flows within a safe and sustainable practice.

Her classes are friendly and non-competitive and everyone is encouraged to work within their limitations with modifications and variations of the postures offered. She pays particular attention to alignment and the subtleties within each posture and encourages students to be fully present in the body. 

Lorna has been practicing yoga for over twenty years and is continually studying to ensure that her classes are always a revitalizing, refreshing and energizing experience.

Classes Pre-booking essential. All classes £8 

  • Tuesdays

General Beginners: 6:30 - 7:30pm

Gentle Beginners: 7:45 - 8:45pm (starting 27th September 2022)

  • Wednesdays

General Beginners: 9:30-10:30am 

General Beginners: 6-7pm

Beginners to Improvers:  7:30-8:30pm

  • Saturdays

Vinyasa Flow :   8:30-9:30am

Beginners to Improvers :  10-11am

  • Other 

Prenatal and antenatal private sessions: Please email or ring for details

One to one sessions or small private groups: Please email or ring for details

Outdoor sessions weekly from mid April to mid September

Location

The Elwick Club
Church Road
Ashford
Kent
TN23 1RD

Why do Yoga?

Yoga is more than just about lengthening and strengthening. It becomes about living life better outside of the yoga practice.

'Yogash citta vritti nirodhah' 'Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind'  Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

'People come to yoga for different reasons. Most are looking for a way to improve their health. Others are interested in effective tools to manage stress. Still others seek personal and spiritual growth. Yoga offers all these things. It's a practice that revitalises the body, calms the mind and deepens self awareness'

  • Better sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Improved posture
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved flexibility
  • Weight management
  • Breath awareness and breathing exercises
  • Relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Manage stress
  • Help manage injuries, depression, anxiety and age related changes, including the menopause

Which class is right for you?

Gentle Beginners

Gentle yoga is accessible for all, no matter of age or physical ability. Perfect for the stiffer body or complete beginner who may be anxious to join a more general beginner’s class. Emphasis will be on safe and correct alignment with support and individual attention delivered at a pace and ethos to suit you.


General Beginners (level 1)

The poses are adapted for all capabilities and variations and modifications are offered to enable the correct alignment for each individual.  The beginners' classes are aimed at those who've never done yoga before or who are returning to yoga after a long break.


Beginners to Improvers (level 1&2)

This class is ideal for all students with some knowledge of yoga and would like to progress towards stronger poses or flow within a sustainable practice


Vinyasa flow (level 2&3)

This class is ideal for students who have some flexibility and strength. Students can expect to refine techniques, move towards more complicated flows and be introduced to 2nd and 3rd level poses.

Props are no longer shared so please do bring your own mat, blocks and belt if you have them and a small blanket or large towel.
Please call or email for more details, pre-booking and a health declaration form.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Namaste.


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