“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
Weekly 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.
Most group classes are £9 bookable in advance (deposit required ) except for the monthly “special” sessions such as Restorative Fridays, Beginners Saturdays and Teachers Sundays which are from £12 per session (£15 for the Sunday Teachers Class). Book a Class Here
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“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
Current Timetable of Weekly Classes
Hampshire Yoga Classes Timetable
|CLASS LEVEL||DAY AND TIME||PLACE||PRICE|
|Beginners Level 2||Mondays 10.45am to 12.00pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance (not for new beginners). Book here.|
|Beginners Level 1 & Yoga Gently (Also suitable for Pregnancy)||Mondays 2.00pm to 3.15pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance. Book here.|
|Lunchtime Yoga All Levels||Tuesdays 1.15pm to 2.10pm||New Energy Yoga, Winchester||Visit www.newenergyyoga.co.uk for bookings|
|Beginners Level 1&2||Tuesdays 2.10pm to 3.20pm||New Energy Yoga, Winchester||Visit www.newenergyyoga.co.uk for bookings|
|Beginners Level 1&2||Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.45pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance. Book here.|
|Intermediate Level 1||Thursdays 8pm to 9.30pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance. Book here.|
|Early Bird Class All Levels||Fridays 7.15am to 8.15am||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance. (not for new beginners). Book here.|
|Lunchtime Class All Levels||Fridays 12.15pm to 1.15pm||New Energy Yoga, Winchester||Visit www.newenergyyoga.co.uk for bookings|
|MONTHLY: Recuperative Session Beginners Level 2 and upwards||Fridays 6.30pm to 8.30pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£12 Book here.|
|Saturdays 8.15am to 9.15am||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 per class booked in advance.Book here.|
|TWICE MONTHLY: Special Beginners 1 & 2 Session||Saturdays 9.30am to 11am||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£12 Book here.|
|TWICE MONTHLY: Sunday Yoga All Levels||Sundays 9.00am to 10.00am||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£9 Book here.|
|TWICE MONTHLY: Special Teachers Class||Sundays 10.15am to 12.15pm||Koru Bodyworks, Botley Mills, Botley, Hants.||£15 Book here.|
Class Level Descriptions
Beginners Level 1/Yoga Gently (Mondays 2pm)
Beginners Level 1 is suitable for those who are brand new to yoga and who have no previous experience. Yoga Gently is aimed at those more mature starters or those lacking mobility who need a slower program. Classes will be carefully tailored to suit everyone’s individual ability. You may also attend this class if you are pregnant.
Beginners Level 2 (Mondays 10.45, Thursdays 6.30pm)
Beginners Level 2 is suitable for those who are already practicing yoga for some months and are ready to take their practice a little further. New beginners can join if there is no other class available but the monthly Saturday sessions are not for new beginners.
Intermediate Level (Thursdays 8pm)
This is for those who have done at least 18 months yoga (if from another system, students might like to try the Beginners level 2 class first if they are not familiar with the Iyengar method) and are now ready to tackle more intermediate level poses. At this stage, inversions such as headstand, handstand and shoulder stand as well as basic pranayama will be regularly taught.
Pregnancy / Therapy Classes (Twice Monthly Saturdays & Mondays 2pm)
Pre-Natal: These classes are specifically for mums to be and new mums who need a fully rounded, supportive session tailored to their individual situation. Therapy: The class is also suitable for those with illness and injury and a special program will be given according to the needs of the patient. The special classes take place monthly on Saturdays at 8.15am. Once you have your individual program, you can join any of the other weekly classes and modifications can be given.
Restorative Yoga (Monthly Fridays)
These 2 hour sessions each month focus on supported poses (supported with props) and pranayama (breath work) to bring about a calming and rejuvinating effect on the nervous system, physical body and mind. Iyengar yoga is famous for restorative poses and after your session you will feel a very deep sense of relaxation. This class is not for new beginners but for anyone with at least 6 months practice or more.
Teachers Class (Sunday Sessions)
These Sunday sessions are aimed at teachers, trainees and advanced students who have been practicing for at least 4 years. Teachers from all schools of yoga are welcome.
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. Schedule a Class
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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“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.”
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.