Daytime yoga class in Bingley.
Mondays 9:30 – 10:30 am
Join me for a Monday morning yoga class which will help you to create a healthy and supple body and mind. This easy-to-practice yoga uses slow and flowing movements to improve core stability, flexibility and help release tension and stress.
Amazon Natural Fitness (Tae Kwon Do Studio)
Advance booking and payment required. Classes are TERM TIME ONLY. Please check the timetable.
What Should I Expect?
Everyone is welcome; I teach a fully instructed class that doesn’t require any prior knowledge of yoga or flexibility (so great for beginners).
My classes have been described like this: “Dru Yoga seems to be all about restoration and inclusiveness. Movements are slow, deliberate and therapeutic, and focus is very much on establishing a mind-body connection to enhance overall feelings of relaxation. You are encouraged to reach the stage you are able to, working with and accepting your abilities, rather than fighting your natural capabilities, trying to show off, and slipping a disc.”
And the classes will evolve in response to those that come along, so take part and experience a new way to stretch and relax.
Want to see what the yoga is like before coming? Check out the LucyogaTV You Tube channel
What is Dru Yoga?
Dru Yoga is a style of Hatha Yoga, which is influenced by Tai Chi and Qi Gong, Pilates, Isolated Active Stretching and other techniques to keep the body and mind healthy and strong, to build resilience inside and out.
Who Can Attend This Yoga Class?
Classes are open to the general public and members of Amazon Natural Fitness. They are inclusive for all body types and levels of fitness. Beginners, including those who have never tried yoga before, are very welcome. Don’t worry if you are tight, tired or nervous – this is a friendly, body positive class that is non-judgemental and non-competitive.
What Should I Bring?
If you have a yoga mat, please bring this with you. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own as this is more hygienic. If you need to borrow, or wish to buy a yoga mat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve one.
Where Is This Yoga Class?
Classes are held in the Tae Kwon Do Studio below the Amazon Natural Fitness gym in Arden House, Bingley. Entrance is through the left-hand double doors of Arden House. The studio is on the second floor so there are quite a few stairs to get you warmed up for the class!
How to Get Here
There is a large car park opposite the Amazon Natural Fitness, on Wellington Street, next to Bingley Train Station. It costs £1 to park for two hours there.
Alternatively there is two hours free on-street parking on Chapel Lane which is very close (although the spaces are often taken!), and the Victoria Street Car Park (old Magistrates Court) has two hours free pay and display and usually has a few spare spaces.
The venue is VERY EASY to access on public transport and is directly opposite Bingley Train Station. There are also a number of buses that serve Bingley town centre including The Shuttle 662 and the AireLine 60.
What Do I Bring?
Here’s a quick checklist on what you need to bring to class:
- Layers of clothing. The room might be on the cold side so wear layers. You’ll warm up in the class but will cool down in relaxation
- A yoga mat (if you have one, if not email me to reserve)
- A blanket (to keep warm in relaxation)
- A bottle of water (in Dru Yoga we encourage you to stay hydrated throughout the class)
Please try to arrive a few minutes before the class starts so you can settle and get your breath back from the stairs… 😉
It’s My First Yoga Class…
Excellent news! If this is your first, or one of your first, yoga classes then I am absolutely thrilled you are coming. This blog should fill you in on what you need to wear and bring with you, and above is a handy checklist for this class. More questions? Drop me an email
I’m not flexible!
It doesn’t matter. Truly it doesn’t. Flexibility is a benefit brought about by yoga, not a pre-requisite for practicing it. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes, heck you don’t even need to be able to reach your knees.
Equally if you are hyper-mobile I can work with you to build strength and not over-stretch.
Don’t Forget to Book
Booking is a great way for you to commit to your yoga practice, and for me to know who is coming. Currently this class is very popular so advance booking is essential to secure your place.