Discover the benefits

YOGA YOURSELF    Iyengar yoga classes

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DISCOVER THE BENEFITS OF IYENGAR YOGA

Join one of our regular weekly classes in Springhead, near Oldham

Call 07971 846563

Yoga is your key to flexibility, strength, balance and alignment. Learn how to listen to your body and increase your mind body awareness.

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Yoga Yourself runs weekly classes in Springhead, close to the centre of Lees, near Oldham. Students receive plenty of individual help and instruction. Beginners and experienced students welcome.
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The IYENGAR® mark can only be used by a certified teacher. It is a symbol of clarity, maturity and excellence in teaching.

CLASS TIMETABLE & PRICES

WEEKLY CLASSES 2017
Morning
Evening
Monday
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6.45pm - 8.45pm
Intermediate class
Tuesday
9.30am - 11.00am
General class - all levels
6.00pm - 7.15pm
Beginner's class
7.30pm - 9.00pm
General class - all levels
Wednesday
-
6.30pm - 8.00pm
General class - all levels
Thursday
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5.45pm - 6.45pm
'Flexible Friends'
Children's Yoga with Jayny Stock
7.00pm - 8.30pm
General class - all levels
Friday
9.30am - 11.00am
General class - all levels
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Saturday
9.15am - 10.45am
General class - all levels
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GENERAL YOGA

1 hours 30 mins
£45.00 BLOCK OF FIVE
or £11.00 DROP IN

INTERMEDIATE YOGA

2 hours
£60.00 BLOCK OF FIVE
or £14.00 DROP IN

BEGINNER'S YOGA

1 hour 15 mins
£37.50 BLOCK OF FIVE
or £9.50 DROP IN

UNLIMITED MONTHLY PASS

As many classes as you like
£75.00

CHILDREN'S YOGA

1 hour
£7 PER CLASS PAYABLE IN BLOCKS
Contact Jayny Stock
jaynystock@hotmail.co.uk
mob: 07817 465664
Block or drop in
Students are encouraged to book in blocks of five sessions to encourage continuity in learning but there are drop-in places available. The base cost for all our block classes except the children's yoga is £6.00 an hour. If you prefer to attend on a drop in basis, add an extra £2.00. Class fees are non-refundable unless we can sell the rest of your block to a new student.

Unlimited monthly pass
The pass lasts from the first to last day of the month (e.g. 1st May to 31st May). During this time you can come to as many classes as you like. There is no need to book in advance. Just come along on whatever day and whatever time suits you.

What happens if you cannot make your normal class?
If you are unable to make your normal class for whatever reason, you can attend another class WITHIN THE SAME BLOCK providing there is a space available.

We use props to help the body move into the correct positions

IYENGAR® yoga is focused on developing flexibility, strength, balance and body alignment. Regular practice makes you feel healthier and stronger in body, mind and spirit. It lets you focus, relax, and work your body all at the same time.

Key to the IYENGAR® concept is the use of props to help the body move into the correct positions. Props are objects like wooden blocks, foam pads, chairs, blankets and belts. These help the student adjust or support the body in the different postures so that they can work in a range of motion that is both safe and effective.

ANY QUESTIONS

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.
  • What are the benefits of yoga?

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    Yoga increases flexibility, stamina and improves posture. Most people find increased levels of energy and an enhanced feeling of well-being. Regular practice of yoga increases awareness and brings emotional stability and inner peace.Yoga can be a perfect cross-training exercise for keen runners, cyclists, swimmers, golfers.
  • What should I wear to take part in a yoga class?

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    Wear leggings or shorts and a t-shirt. Baggy trousers are not suitable, nor leggings that cover the ankles or obstruct the feet. Yoga is practiced in bare feet and socks cannot be worn. It’s important for me to be able to see how your legs and feet are working.
  • What can I expect in an Iyengar Yoga Class?

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    The yoga poses are demonstrated and explained to you by the teacher and specific instructions are given to help you achieve the correct pose to the best of your ability. Sometimes props (wooden/foam blocks,belts or blankets) are introduced to help you achieve this. Iyengar teachers are trained specifically to observe and ensure that you are moving safely and correctly.
  • Are classes just for women?

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    Iyengar yoga is for everyone. We are keen to encourage men to come and take part.
  • Is yoga relaxing?

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    The Yoga Asanas (exercises) get rid of built up tensions in the body through sustained stretches. After completing the main part of the class you will find yourself in the right frame of mind and body to enjoy relaxation.
  • Can I come to class if I am pregnant?

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    Do not start yoga during the first 13 weeks of your pregnancy. You should only do Iyengar yoga during your pregnancy if you were attending class before you became pregnant.
  • How should I prepare for a class?

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    Do not eat anything substantial for a couple of hours before the class. Remember to mention if you have injuries or medical conditions.
  • What if I cannot make my regular class?

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    If you are unable to make your regular class for whatever reason, there may be an opportunity to attend another class WITHIN THE SAME BLOCK providing there is a space available. Currently we run classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, Tuesday and Friday mornings. This should provide some extra flexibility if you have to miss your class.

YOUR TEACHER

Maureen Wray is a Junior Intermediate Level 3 IYENGAR® yoga teacher. To achieve this qualification takes many years of practice, training and examination. She continues to study regularly and attends yoga workshops both nationally and internationally, drawing inspiration from many different teachers. She loves the fact that there is always something new to learn and discover. In 2010 she spent a month at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune where she was lucky enough to have regular and intensive classes with Geeta Iyengar. She returned for another visit in 2016. Maureen also teaches a weekly class at the Manchester Institute of IYENGAR® Yoga.

Read her thoughts on how she discovered yoga and why it is now an integral part of her life.

“I stumbled upon IYENGAR® yoga around sixteen years ago on the recommendation of a friend. I had been through a challenging time in my life and was feeling the effects of stress. As a very keen runner I wasn’t at all sure that yoga would be for me. After a few sessions I really began to enjoy the way that I felt after the class. My body felt as though it had been physically challenged and yet I felt this wonderful release of tension. My mood always felt very positive. I slowly became more committed to regular class attendance and the practice of yoga then became a integral part of my life. After many years of working as a professional violinist I decided to train as an IYENGAR® teacher, qualifying in 2010. Yoga quite literally changed my life! I now feel privileged to have the opportunity to introduce others to the experience of IYENGAR® yoga through teaching my own classes.”
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This mark can only used by a certified teacher. It guarantees that your teacher has undergone a rigorous and thorough teacher training programme over a two year period.
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OUR STUDENTS

Read some of the comments we have received from students….
I started yoga after suffering from severe back pain for months after having my daughter by Caesarean section. Yoga has been like a breath of fresh air into my life and I feel so much better when I do it. I no longer suffer the pain I did and I now feel I'm reaping the rewards of regular practice. I was extremely overweight when I started out on my yoga journey and it has been a factor in encouraging me to make huge differences to my lifestyle and outlook on life. I cannot recommend Iyengar Yoga enough and Maureen as a teacher. She adapts the moves to suit your specific needs and any ailments. Don't think that that you are too old, infirm or overweight to give it a go. I did it and love it!

Lindsey Ellis
Being a relatively active person I’d thought what exercise could I do that wasn’t ‘cardio’ based and for many years I’d thought about trying yoga, mainly so I’d continue to get up in the morning with a spring in my step.

Then one day I thought “I must get a yoga class sorted” and fortunately for me, just round the corner in Lees, “YogaYourself” had arrived. So after six weeks’ worth of lessons I can say I’m really enjoying it. It’s not hard, it’s not easy, it’s just right….you know it’s doing something good for you and I’m now looking forward to how I will feel in a year’s time.

Paul Grant
I have practiced yoga for over a year now and I absolutely love it! I started after many attempts at keeping fit after suffering numerous injuries from a car accident. I have a very bad back, a not too clever neck and a very well put together leg after three surgical procedures.... I'm hardly Quasimodo but I do have to be very careful with the exercise I do.

My first day was very nerve wracking, taking the step of being the new girl, looking silly, being the wrong build, wearing the wrong clothes etc.... I couldn't of been more wrong! Our classes are wonderful. Everybody is friendly and happy. We are all shapes and sizes both women and men and we all just fit!

Maureen creates a fantastic atmosphere where everybody works to their own ability. She can be at the other side of the room and will know which part of me is hurting as I'm doing the pose ever so slightly wrong... But she knows! And through her help and expertise I'm getting there, my confidence is growing and I'm starting to feel less immobile in my every day activities. I'm learning to be less stressed and deal with every day ups and downs in a more effective way and finally starting to understand my own body.

If you fancy a challenge, a way to de stress and relax and most of all a way to stay flexible and strong then I would highly recommend yoga with Maureen.... It's the best decision I ever made!

Sarah Westwood
Being a teacher, I have a very busy daily routine. Attending Yoga is 'me time'. 90 minutes to be quiet, stretch out and forget the stress of the day.

Jessica Lynch
I started yoga with Maureen after having my first baby as I thought it would get me back into exercise. And that's exactly what it did! I couldn't believe how much I felt like I'd had a 'work-out' at the end of my first class. It did and has done ever since provided me with time out, the feeling of working towards fitness and toning and learning how to switch off from everyday stresses. I walk away energised every week. Maureen is a great teacher and after just a few months I feel part of the Yoga Yourself family.

Jenny Bates
Yoga is a wonderful way of working as an individual with your mind and body. It fully engages the brain whilst exploring just what is physically possible, leading to a greater awareness of the whole self. For me, this can only be realised in a disciplined, but comfortable and safe environment, under the instruction of a sensitive, caring and very competent teacher. That's why I will continue to come to Maureen's classes for as long as she'll have me.

Kate England
I love the feeling at the end of a yoga session when I realise that for a for a whole hour and a half, all I've thought about are yoga poses. No room for worries and concerns. What a relief for the mind!

Karen Williams
For me it's a regular 90 minute me-time, a break from a busy week. It's relaxing but challenging and I feel the benefits ( and occasional ache) afterwards.

Anna Lancashire
Since starting yoga with Maureen I feel more flexible with far fewer aches and pains. I suffer from sciatica which causes lower back and leg pain – this has eased considerably and for the first time since I was around 10 years old I can bend down (with straight legs!) and touch the floor in addition to stretching every muscle in my body. The classes are brilliant - a very friendly environment with much laughter - even though most of us are grunting and groaning whilst attempting various yoga positions. Also my stress levels have dropped and I find meditation much easier through regular practice. I would highly recommend Maureen’s classes.

Stephanie Doherty
Maureen is a consistently excellent teacher who provides clear instruction and well structured classes with a no nonsense approach. I'm completely hooked and can't live without my weekly yoga fix.

Louise Armstrong
Yoga was not on my radar as a means of exercising and keeping fit but I have to admit that after attending Yoga Yourself classes for four years now I have benefitted immensely in a holistic way. I feel rejuvenated both physically and mentally. The yoga has helped me focus in a more positive way with life's challenges. It has taken time, but along with eating healthily and the yoga exercise, I feel more toned and energised.

Maggie Dobb
I started coming to Yoga Yourself with Maureen in May 2014. I have been practising yoga for 5 years in a health club but only since joining Maureen's yoga classes have I actually improved, learnt and enjoyed yoga. Every class I go to makes me love yoga even more and the reason for that is because Maureen is a fantastic teacher. Thanks Maureen.

Chloe Gore
When I moved to Saddleworth from Didsbury I did not think I would find a good yoga class. I was wrong! Yoga Yourself classes are fantastic. Maureen paces the class so that you really work hard to your own level. I know my flexibility is very poor in some areas and I am able to work at my own level. The hour and half class goes so quickly. Everyone in the classes are very friendly and I look forward to my now twice weekly classes. Maureen is a marvel and makes you feel so welcome and helps those of us who cannot quite do all of the exercises to do what we can.

Kay Faulkner
I came to yoga expecting a good stretch. Ha ha! How wrong I was. Yoga is amazing. For me it is helping with my shoulders, hips, knees and posture. It relaxes me and energizes my body. Maureen is a fantastic teacher, explaining thoroughly and guiding you through each asana. I have been doing Iyengar Yoga for nearly 12 months and I love every class.

Michaela Pegler
To attend Maureen's yoga class is approximately a two hour round trip for me. I would drive double that. I invariably arrive achey and fatigued yet leave feeling inspired, invigorated and 100% reenergised. I would not miss it for the world.

Jayny Stock

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HOW TO FIND US

All sessions take place at our studio near Lees. We are very easy to find. From the centre of Lees head towards Springhead. After 300 yards look for G&G Carpets on the left. We are behind them. The address is 1st Floor, Unit 8A, County Business Centre, Jackson Street, Springhead OL4 4TZ. There is plenty of parking.

Call 07971 846563