Open classes are designed to be a consistent weekly time for you to deepen your practice. Our open classes are 90 minutes long. To check availability and to guarantee a space, please book in advance here. You are welcome to drop by on the day, however, the space has a maximum occupancy of 10 and those who have pre-booked will be given preference. If you or others you know are interested in an open class at a different time, please contact us here and we will try to accommodate.
You can find our weekly timetable here, and we hope to see it grow as we’re able to offer more open classes. If you are interested in setting up a group class at your own location, or in taking a Beginner’s Course, you can find our pricing guidelines further down.
Private Yoga Lessons
If you’re interested in starting a Yoga practice but, for whatever reason, feel that private tuition would be more suitable for your needs, please contact us to set up a private class. Private classes can be very beneficial for people with special needs or circumstances, or who just want additional attention in developing proper alignment. Regardless of your physical circumstances, we will make every effort to research and provide suitable practices for you. Private classes will take place at your location, so additional fees for travel outside Leicester city may be incurred.
Group classes are ideal for friends, families, companies and organisations who wish to book us at their space for six or more 90 minute sessions. As with private classes, group classes are set up to allow us a greater ability to focus on special needs or goals of specific groups of people.
Our standard pricing for group classes is £300 for six 90 minute classes, with a maximum of 12 students per class. Additional fees may be incurred for classes outside of Leicester city, in order to offset travel costs and times.
If you are a charity or social enterprise, please contact us to find out about partially or fully funded group classes. One of our primary missions for this business is to make yoga more accessible to people who might not otherwise have access or take advantage of it. If you feel that your users would benefit from yoga, we will work with you to create a class suitable for their needs.
Our Yoga Style
The yoga postures that we teach come directly from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta organisation, who we are both certified with. It is a time-tested sequence which emphasises a balance of effort and relaxation and which is designed to strengthen and stretch the whole body. This practice is suitable for beginners and more advanced practitioners alike. Each class follows a structured routine, with occasional variations. The class begins with relaxation, and then moves onto breathing exercises, and finally the 12 basic postures which present the backbone of the Yoga that we teach. The sequence of postures that we teach is the same as taught at Sivananda centres and ashrams around the world.
Yoga for Autism
Danielle recently undertook Yoga for Autism CPD training with Y’otism, a training school specialising in yoga for the ASD community. This neuro-sensory method is a therapeutic intervention adapted from traditional yoga. The method includes reflex yoga, which focuses on integrating retained reflexes, a common characteristic of individuals with ASD.
What are the benefits of yoga for autism?
- Increased ability to regulate anxiety and other emotions
- Heightened confidence and self-esteem
- Enhanced muscle tone, strength and flexibility
- Improved balance and coordination
- Improved focus and concentration
- Improved neuro-sensory integration and coordination
- Improved ability to self-regulate
- Improved motor planning
- Reduction of obsessive and self-stimulatory behaviours
- Integrating retained reflexes
Who can benefit from yoga for autism?
Both children and adults on the spectrum have experienced benefits from this form of yoga.
What happens during a Yoga for autism class?
Although there is a standard format for Yoga for Autism classes, the teacher will continuously adapt to the needs of the student(s) on that day and so a given session may differ from the outline given below.
- Circle time – a chance for the group to connect as a whole
- Preparatory exercises – a series of warm up exercises
- Body awareness – bringing attention to different parts of the body
- Postures – traditional yoga postures and specially adapted postures
- Reflex yoga – rhythmic movement practices to help retrain the brain
- Breathing – deep breathing techniques
- Relaxation – guided relaxation
Where do you teach Yoga for autism?
Danielle is available for teaching private one to one classes or groups in schools or other organisational settings.