Classes and Locations

I run a variety of classes suited to people of all ages and abilities. All classes are at West Cottage, which has a quiet  and cosy space for yoga and is located next to Hawley Woods. The yoga style is based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli.

 2018  Classes 

Tuesday

10 am – 11.30  am Yoga at West Cottage.  Cost £72 for 6 weeks tuition. Space limited to maximum of 6 students. (One space for Feb 2018 )

7pm – 8.30 pm  Yoga at West Cottage  Cost £72 for 6 weeks tuition. Space limited to maximum of 6 students. (Class full. )

Wednesday

10 am – 11.30 am Gentle Yoga at West Cottage . Cost £72 for 6 weeks tuition. Space limited to maximum of 6 students. (One space for classes starting in Feb 2018 )

Thursday

5  pm – 6.25 pm   Yoga at West Cottage. Cost £72 for 6 weeks tuition. Space limited to maximum of 6 students. (Class full)

Saturday 27 January – Workshop 10 am to 2pm.

Wednesday 31 January – 7.30 – 9.15 pm . Meditation evening.

 Any questions? Contact me at Tanya@YogaWithTanya.co.uk or call / text me 07796 895 942.

We work without trying to achieve particular goals and without ambition and yet through the practice we find amazing strength and mobility,  yet quietness and calm also…

Those that have been coming to yoga with me for a while have noticed a great shift in the way I teach over the last couple of years . Over the years I have worked with many teachers and I have been influenced by lots of styles. My last style  (based on ashtanga yoga ) was pushing my body too hard , without consideration of its natural way of moving . The practice had become driven by what the posture  would look like rather than how it felt on the inside. As I was getting older and had some  sports injuries it didn’t feel that good any more to be working this way. Quite by chance I went to workshop with  a yoga and anatomy teacher called Gary Carter and my life changed. I suddenly felt ease and lightness  in my body and a knee problem that I was beginning to develop began to disappear. Gradually over time I dropped the old hard ways of practice and I now I teach in this innovative, yet natural, method . We  use gravity and the gentle release of the body  against the ground to find freedom in movement. We become our own manual therapists and work to find just a tiny amount of space in the joints to maintain freedom of movement in the body.  The practice has its roots with a style of yoga called Scaravelli, based on the work of Vanda Scaravelli.

The beauty of the work is that it can help everyone: for example  I currently teach people  looking for recovery after  hip or knee replacements to  super active martial arts students looking to find more flexibility and ease in the body . The work also allows the nervous system to find a quiet space to reside and as such it becomes  a very calming, introspective  practice , which is what yoga should be .

As individuals we each have unique bodies, the same as we have unique faces and so classes are centred on the individual , rather than the teacher’s expectations of what an individual should achieve , so there is freedom for each person to explore their own practice and feel their own body. This makes the emphasis less about achieving a particular posture but more about the journey of getting there.  Class  numbers are restricted to a maximum of  6 students, sometimes less. Classes are suitable for everyone and it means  each person can take the class at their own pace. There is some more challenging work for those that want it sometimes too.

Classes at West Cottage are busy and it is essential to book early for courses here. All existing students get the first option of booking for the next course.

(Private tuition is available at West Cottage Studio. Please click on the appropriate page for details)