yoga classes for women 

I offer yoga classes for women at all stages of life.

As women, we go through many changes which have their origin in the body - from our own experience of the monthly rhythm of the menstrual cycle, to the major transition of menopause. At some stage during this time we may also make the transition to motherhood - or we may decide we do not want children, or find that we cannot have them. We each have our own particular relationship with the life cycles that play out in the intimacy of our bodies. 

Yoga is very personal and can be practised at any stage of life. It provides valuable time out from thinking, and so a space in which to integrate change, and it helps increase vitality and reduce stress levels.

I offer the following yoga classes & workshops for women, from my studio in Stroud:

Weekly yoga classes for women - all women welcome

Women's workshops - a new Course for Women will start in 2022

Pregnancy YogaBirth Preparation sessions for CouplesPostnatal Recovery/Mum & Baby Yoga -  tailored individual sessions arranged at a time to suit you

 

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Weekly Yoga Class for Women - Moving with Change

A weekly women's yoga class on Thursday mornings for the women of Stroud! A specialist 2-hour yoga class for women who want to use a yoga practice to work with and support the wisdom of our changing life cycles - around fertility and menstruation, the changes childbirth and parenting bring if we become mothers, the major transition of the menopause, and then into life as a post-menopausal woman. The class is also designed to help move through the other changes life brings or we would like to bring about, both large and small. A supportive and friendly class, suitable for all women. Please contact me if you are interested.


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A Course for Women - NEW GROUP for 2022

This will be a year-long course, spread over 6 Saturdays, in 2022. Using practical yoga psychology, and drawing on western perspectives, we will explore major transitions in our lives and rites of passage. Change may be longed for, or mourned and resisted - but there is always a period of transition and adaptation around any change in our lives. The pandemic has been a time of collective upheaval, though our individual experiences will be varied and personal. This course will be especially suitable if you are looking to work creatively with change. You may be living through a period of major change - such as menopause, a career change, retirement, an important relationship beginning or ending, or facing the illness or death of a loved one, or moving towards your own death - but all women are welcome. We face small, mundane changes as well as the larger ones, and to be part of a group at any time can be immensely supportive and remind us that we do not have to do all the work on our own. 

We will use yoga asana, breath, meditation & visualisation, mantra and deep relaxation (yoga nidra).
We will use the cycles of nature to guide us - seasonal and lunar - and our connection with the elemental world, both internally and externally.
There will be time to be alone, as well as time to share in a circle, and time to connect with each other informally.  The space will be safely held. 
There will be a maximum of 12 women and a minimum of 6, and once the group is established it will be a closed group.

Contact me if you are interested!

Dates: 22 January; 19 March, 21 May, 13 July; 17 September, 19 November.
Time: 10am-4.30pm
Venue: Frankie's Yoga Studio, Stroud.
Cost: £390 early bird; £450 full price.
Depending on numbers, there may be one or more concessionary places - please let me know if you are in genuine financial hardship.


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Pregnancy Yoga - individual & couple sessions

Doing some yoga while you are pregnant helps you to slow down, bond with your baby, and prepare for the birth. I offer one-to-one sessions and/or sessions with your partner during pregnancy, and one-off birth preparation sessions (these are best done after 34 weeks). 1:1 sesssions are for 1 hour, or 75 minutes.
A 1-hour session costs £45, and 75 minutes costs £50. 

No previous yoga experience is necessary.  You can contact me to arrange a session at any time during your pregnancy.  You can also book a session to help you conceive.


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Birth preparation sessions for couples

"Your yoga really helped me and guided us." Nancy

These longer sessions focus on using yoga practices to prepare for labour and birth.  They help to build confidence, especially for the birth of a first baby, or after a previous difficult birth experience.

They are practical sessions with time devoted to physical, mental and emotional preparedness for mother and birth partner, so that you both feel confident, and have techniques to stay calm and centred. We cover:

  • moving and resting in labour
  • breathing
  • using visualisation and/or affirmation 
  • deep relaxation 

The sessions are informal and run according to demand.
I charge £50 per couple, or £70 if the session is tailored to one couple only.
Sessions are arranged to suit your availability, usually in the evening or at a weekend.

 

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Postnatal Yoga/Mum & Baby Yoga - individual sessions

To help you recover from the experience of pregnancy and birth. 

No previous yoga experience is necessary.  Contact me if you'd like to book a session or to ask for more information.
1:1 sesssions are for 1 hour, or 75 minutes.  A 1-hour session costs £45, and 75 minutes costs £50.

"Frankie's post natal yoga studio provides an oasis of tranquility, calm and an uplifting view of trees and stream, a beautiful setting for yoga that is both powerful and relaxing, strengthening and balancing. Frankie is a warm, responsive, dedicated teacher with many years experience, she creates a safe, relaxing, light hearted environment for restoration and nourishment. I always feel more easy in myself after her class. Hugely recommended."  Lisa

 

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