Classes and Courses
A regular yoga practice helps us learn about ourselves. Over time, we re-discover the capacity of our bodies to move well, and of our minds to pay attention. We get better at being present. If you would like to slow down, work with yourself in a way that is deep, intelligent and compassionate – and find ways of taking what you learn off the mat and into daily life – these classes are for you!
Summary of Classes
Stroud / on-line
Stroud / on-line
|Individual sessions available||Occasional half and full days|
Bristol / on-line
|2 yoga classes:|
Stroud / on-line
|Individual sessions available||Monthly meditation |
Monday morning – Meditation to start the week – short on-line session
Friday evening – Meditation Course – monthly sessions in Stroud
Monday evening – Yoga and Meditation – weekly class in Bristol
Monday morning; Wednesday evening – Yoga and Meditation – 3 weekly classes in Stroud
Thursday morning – Moving with Change – a class for women – weekly class in Stroud
NEW Women’s Course – 6 Saturdays in 2022 in Stroud
Yoga Days and Workshops : NEXT YOGA DAY FOR ALL – date tbc
Individual sessions for:
Perinatal Yoga : for Pregnancy/Birth Preparation/Postnatal Recovery/Mum & Baby Yoga – couple sessions also available
Or if you simply cannot get to a regular class and/or would like some individual input.
Weekly classes run in blocks, roughly corresponding to school terms, with a break at Christmas and Easter, and during the month of August. You can come and try a class before committing to a block. Please contact me if you would like to do this.
Dates this term: 7 January – 8 April. Half term 21-25 February
I am offering hybrid in-person (Covid-secure) and on-line classes via Zoom. I also record (audio only) each session, so you can re-visit classes or catch up on any you miss. Contact me if you are interested.
Monday Meditation – to start the week well!
A half-hour guided meditation session to begin your week in a positive way. These classes are run on-line.
Venue: Practise on-line from home
Day & time: Monday morning; 7-7.30am
Cost: £5 drop-in; £20 for block of 5
Contact me for further information, or to book a place – places available via Zoom (and/or audio recording).
Meditation – monthly sessions in Stroud
Being part of a friendly group supports us in our practice. This is a monthly class, meeting on a Friday evening (dates below). You can come to my lovely studio, or access the sessions via zoom, from the comfort of your own home. We dive into a theme and/or explore a particular practice, eg the breath, coping with anxiety, developing compassion, fostering peace. There is some preparatory movement/breathwork/relaxation (often a yoga nidra practice), a bit of theory, and time to ask questions. The class is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. All are welcome, but please do book ahead as space is limited.
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE. And on-line.
Dates: 8 Apr; 6 May; 10 Jun; 8 July; and then continuing again after the summer break.
Time: 7.00 – 8.30pm
Cost: £50 for 5 sessions, booked and paid for in advance; £100 for 10 sessions, (with bonus 11th class); £12 per session. Preference given to those who can commit to a minimum of 5 sessions.
Contact me for further information or to book a place – places also available via Zoom or audio recording.
Weekly Yoga in Bristol
This class has run since 1999, and some of my very first students still attend.
Suitable for students with some previous experience (preferably two or more years).
Contact me if you would like to try the class out.
Time: Mondays, 6-7.30pm
Venue: Christ Church Primary School, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3AW
Cost: £110 for a block of 10, which you can spread out over 12 weeks; £13 for a trial class.
Weekly Yoga in Stroud: 3 classes
The Monday class has been running since September 2012, and is particularly suitable for students who have not done much yoga before, or who are looking for a fresh approach.
The Wednesday classes – the 6pm class has run since September 2015, and is suitable for students with a year or more of experience.
The 8pm class has been running since September 2010, and is suitable for students who have two or more years experience.
Do get in touch if you would like to try a class out.
Times: Monday, 9.30-11am; Wednesday, 6-7.30pm & 8-9.30pm
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Lane End House
142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Cost: £100 per block of 10 sessions, which you can spread over 12 weeks so there are 2 flexible weeks; £12 for a trial session.
Individual classes on a one-off or on-going basis. Yoga is an inherently therapeutic practice, and individual sessions can be very helpful if you cannot make it to a regular class, or have specific needs you would like to address.
Sessions are for 1 hour (£45), or 75 (£50) minutes. I generally suggest starting with a 75-minute session to give us unhurried time for an initial discussion of your needs.
If you are interested in individual classes, contact me to book, or to ask for more details.
Yoga Classes for Women
Friendly, responsive and supportive yoga for women classes, run from my yoga studio in Stroud (see map below).
No need to bring any equipment.
Weekly Women’s class – Moving with Change
Time: Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Lane End House, 142c Slad Road, GL5 1RE
Cost: £17 for a trial session; £75 for 6 classes with one flexible session (these are 2-hour sessions)
For many years I taught weekly group classes for Pregnancy Yoga and Postnatal (Mum/Baby) Yoga. I no longer run these, instead I offer individual and couple sessions, and dedicated Birth Preparation sessions.
Time: can be arranged at a time to suit you
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Lane End House, 142c Slad Road, Stroud GL5 1RE
Cost: normally £40/45 for a 60/75 minute 1:1 session, less for a series of classes booked and paid for together.
This includes a recording of what we do so you can practise at home.
For a Birth Preparation session for you and a partner, the cost is £70 for a 2.5 hour session, or £50 if part of a group session, including hand-outs and recordings to take home.
Women’s Course – NEW GROUP for 2022 – FULLY BOOKED
This will be a year-long Course for Women, over 6 Saturdays in 2022. We will draw on the wisdom of Yogic and western psychology to explore perspectives on major transitions in our lives and rites of passage. The pandemic has been a time of collective upheaval, though our individual experiences will be varied and personal. The course will be particularly suitable if you are looking to re-establish a sense of community, or are going through a major life change such as the menopause, a child leaving home, a career change or retirement, a new relationship or a divorce, the death of a loved one, or moving towards your own death.
We will use practices of 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 elements we find both in the natural world and our inner experience of ourselves.
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).
Contact me if you are interested in joining a group in 2023 – the 2022 course is now full.
Dates: 22 January (more details below); 19 March; 21 May; 13 July; 17 September; 19 November
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Stroud
Cost: £390 early bird; £450 full price
Depending on final numbers, there may be one or more concessionary places – please do get in touch if you are in financial difficulty.
Yoga Days and Workshops
For those who would like to go further than is possible in a weekly class, I offer whole day sessions. More time and space gives us a great opportunity to explore aspects of yoga in more depth. I am open to suggestions for future themes for these days – feel free to make suggestions/requests!
“Thank you so much for Saturday, it was a beautiful day and I left your yoga studio in a really good place having had such a deeply peaceful experience.” Susie
The next yoga day will be
Theme: tbc – suggestions welcome!
Venue: Frankie’s Yoga Studio, Slad Road, Stroud
Bring: Vegetarian lunch to share
These days are practical, centred on a theme and responsive to the group. I always aim to make the days enjoyable and relevant, and to use a balance of asana, pranayama, yoga nidra, and meditation.
There is also be time for reflection and discussion and, weather permitting, some time to be outside in nature.
Contact me to book a place, to suggest a topic for future days, or for more information.
Weekly classes and one-off workshops are available. Yogic practices significantly improve physical, mental and emotional well-being in the work-place. These sessions provide an invaluable space for staff to learn simple and effective techniques for greater concentration, clarity, and efficiency, even when under pressure.
If you are interested in bringing yoga into your workplace, contact me for more details.
I am a qualified assessor of trainee yoga teachers – contact me if you would like me to assess a class, or to find out more. I can assess asana & pranayama classes; yoga nidra sessions and meditation classes.
“You have been excellent in the role of yoga nidra and meditation Final Class Assessor. Thank you so much for all you have given.”
Krishnaprem (Mandala Yoga Ashram)
I work on yoga teacher training and integration courses, and also offer on-ongoing professional support to new teachers on request. If you are interested in some additional mentoring or more general support in your first years of teaching yoga, contact me for more details.