Yoga Classes Hampshire

Iyengar Yoga Classes Hampshire with Rachel Lovegrove

“Rachel is a gem of a teacher, I have had the honour and pleasure of receiving private sessions and group sessions from her. She is dedicated and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about Iyengar Yoga. Through the sessions I have experienced better understanding of my physical body and how to better align myself ..and learnt many more spiritual aspects for my personal practice.” Daisy

Ongoing Group Classes

The weekly group classes (except those at New Energy – please book those through the gym) are hosted at Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley. The studio is FULLY EQUIPPED but you may bring your own yoga mat if you prefer.

Classes are available for a 5 session card for £45 valid for 3 months from the date of your first class. You can use the card for ANY of weekly classes except for the monthly “special” sessions which are £12 per session. Drop-in rate for weekly classes is £11.50. PRE BOOKING ESSENTIAL – Click on this link to book a class with Rachel.

If you are not ready to book a class but would like to register as a student for more information, please click on this LINK

Iyengar Yoga Classes Timetable

All Classes (except where indicated) from 25th November 2019 will be held at Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley. Pre-booking essential.
Beginners Level 2Mondays 10.45am to 12.00pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions (not for new beginners). Book here.
Beginners Level 1 & Yoga GentlyMondays 2.15pm to 3.30pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions. Book here.
Lunchtime Class All LevelsTuesdays 1.15pm to 2.10pmNew Energy Yoga, Winchester Visit for bookings
Beginners Level 1&2Tuesdays 2.15pm to 3.30pmNew Energy Yoga, Winchester Visit for bookings
Beginners Level 1&2Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.45pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions. Book here.
Intermediate Level 1Thursdays 8pm to 9.30pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions. Book here.
Early Bird Class All LevelsFridays 7.15am to 8.15amKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£11.50 drop in or £45 for 5 sessions (not for new beginners). Book here.
Lunchtime Class All LevelsFridays 12.15pm to 1.15pmNew Energy Yoga, Winchester Visit for bookings
Yoga Gently for Minor Ailments and PregnancyFridays 3.30pm to 5pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£12 per session 3 x per monthBook here.
MONTHLY: Recuperative Session Beginners Level 2 and upwardsFridays 6.30pm to 8.30pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£12 Book here.
TWICE MONTHLY: Special Beginners 1 & 2 SessionSaturdays 9.15am to 11amKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£12 Book here.
TWICE MONTHLY: Special Intermediate 1 & 2 SessionSaturdays 11.15am to 1.15pmKoru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.£12 Book here.

Class Level Descriptions

Beginners Level 1 & 2

Beginners Level 1 is suitable for those who are new to yoga, or who are a more mature student coming to yoga for the first time,  or after a long break. Classes will be carefully tailored to suit everyone’s individual ability.  Beginners Level 2 is for those who have done at least 12 weeks Iyengar yoga and are now ready to develop their practice further.

Yoga Gently/Pregnancy

This is for those with minor ailments, recovery from illness, balance or mobility issues etc. It is also suitable for pregnancy after an initial consultation. It is a slower class tailored to suit the needs of those who need a more therapeutic approach and are not yet ready to join a normal group class. There are two options, weekly attendance on Monday afternoons or 3 times monthly a 90 minute class on Friday afternoons – pre-booking is required for both options.

Intermediate Level 1

This is for those who have done 12 months Iyengar yoga (or if already experienced at another system of yoga, 4 weeks at Beginners Level 2) and are now ready to tackle more intermediate level poses and are practicing shoulderstand and headstand with support. At this stage, basic pranayama will be regularly taught.

Intermediate Level 2

This is for those with at least 2 years experience of Iyengar yoga, who may be training to teach or already teaching and regularly practice inversions such as hand balance, head balance and shoulderstand.

Pregnancy Yoga

Suitable for mums to be and their partners. Private small group sessions are available on request or you can join the Monday Beginners Level 1/Gently class or Friday Pregnancy/Therapeutic class. For current students who become pregnant it is also possible for you to continue with your normal class that you currently attend.

“I’ve been to 50 physios around the world to fix my back pain, nothing worked. Within 3 sessions of yoga with Rachel, the pain went away. Yoga has had a profound effect on my life.” Duncan Bannatyne OBE

Private Tuition/ Bespoke Classes

On request yoga courses for individuals, couples or small groups who want to organise their own private yoga sessions at home. Also for specialist classes where perhaps group class situations are not feasible. Prices start at £45 for a one hour session. To schedule an appointment, contact Rachel on 07725120043.

Corporate Tuition

On request for corporate events or ongoing in-house yoga for staff. Yoga in the workplace taken on a regular basis can greatly enhance the work-life balance and give participants a healthy and happy start to the day.

To book any group class or enquire about private or corporate tuition, please contact Rachel on [email protected] or call 07725120043.

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Yoga Events 2019 - 2020

Workshops and Events National and International with Rachel Lovegrove.
5 Day Yoga Retreat1st to 5th December - SpainSpain Events
5 Day Non-Residential Yoga Course12th to 16th February 2020 - PortugalPortugal Events
Yoga Weekend3rd to 5th AprilKilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland. More info coming soon.
7 Day Yoga Retreat15th to 22nd May 2020 - PortugalPortugal Events
Yoga and Culture Retreat1st to 5th July 2020 - Winchester, HampshireMore Info
7 Day Yoga Retreat10th to 17th July 2020 - PortugalPortugal Events
7 Day Yoga Retreat22nd to 29th August 2020 - SpainSpain Events
7 Day Yoga Retreat9th to 16th October - PortugalPortugal Events

Not only for the young & flexible!

You do not have to be a particular age or level of flexibility to come to class. Being young and flexible is NOT a pre-requisite! Iyengar Yoga will slowly and safely improve your flexibility (which is important for joint mobility as well as heart and blood circulation) and change your posture for the better. It will also build strength, health and vitality where you need it most.

If on the other hand you are too flexible, the alignment-based yoga will help you to avoid injury and hyper-mobility so you can attain a stronger and more balanced body.

Men are as welcome as women. Many of Rachel’s clients are professional athletes or men who practice a lot of sports.  Yoga is non-competitive. Everyone is an individual in Rachel’s classes and you work according to your own capabilities. Yoga works not only on the physical body, but also on the mind and on personal development. In fact, health and wellness are considered a positive by-product of this ancient practice by many serious yogis, the main purpose of which being to still the mind.

“Rachel is a fantastic teacher. She has a deep understanding of the Iyengar method and is very empathetic. A dedicated teacher. If you live within striking distance of her classes and therefore able to attend on a regular basis, then you are fortunate indeed.”

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