Classes with Sasha

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Yoga Alliance: Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, 500hr level Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider

Sasha has been practicing yoga for over 25 years and has been teaching for over 15 years. You can find her registered with the Yoga Alliance and with REPS (the Register for Exercise Professionals). She has a vibrant energy and passion for sharing her experience and knowledge with others!

"Yoga helps us to rebalance ourselves in an increasingly stressful world."

Yoga Quota Sasha has also signed up to Yoga Quota, a Registered Charity dedicated to sharing the benefits of yoga to everyone. Do you know a charity who’s Oxfordshire-based beneficiaries would enjoy yoga with Sasha? Get in contact to discuss. Read my recent article on the blog.

Timetables

Workshops

Workshops to focus on a specific theme:

Prana Yoga, 84 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford tel. 01865 556104 view on map
Sunday 1 March 2020 2-4pm £30

I’ll be doing a Balance workshop at the lovely Prana Yoga Oxford studio in the heart of Jericho.

Working with Balance workshop Working with Balance workshop: Physically and Emotionally This workshop will focus on many aspects of balance: Ha/Tha, Sun/Moon, masculine/feminine, yin/yang, working-acting-doing/thinking-relaxing-reflecting – and will include
• a balancing, guided meditation
• strengthening from the core – drawing in to a central still-point
• working towards a variety of leg and arm balances
• recognising movement in stillness, finding stillness in movement
• taking the middle path, not try to balance extremes (Buddhist view)
Book here



Grace & Gravity Yoga Studio, Innovation Annexe, W-13, Howbery Business Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BA tel. 07990 800 990 view on map
Sunday 21 June 2020 11am-1pm £25

Introduction to Ashtanga workshop Join me for an Introduction to Ashtanga workshop. Together we'll explore and practice the foundation techniques underlying the entire Ashtanga Vinyasa series: bandhas, ujjayi pranayama, drishti and vinyasa. We’ll put them together with asanas from the Primary Series, with modifications for all levels and finish with a deep relaxation.
We will move with breath awareness through patterns of successively deeper hip and heart openers, made accessible to all levels, and linked together with "no-chaturanga" vinyasas. We conclude with a more yin style sequence of openings and finally relax to stories of lunar mythology and yogic theories. Book here

This can be a challenging practice with lots of upper body and core work in particular, so is not recommended for those with wrist or shoulder injuries, or while pregnant. Do be prepared to sweat!

Sunday 5 July 2020 11am-1pm £25

New Moon Yoga Flow workshop Full Moon Slow Vinyasa Flow Workshop The Full Moon inspires this slowly flowing vinyasa sequence, perhaps allowing us to tune into the changing energies of this time-of-the-month’s lunar influence, and get into a meditative headspace.
Full Moon is considered an auspicious time to let go of what no longer serves us, to help us mentally clear the way for fresh intentions.
We will move with breath awareness through patterns of successively deeper hip and heart openers, made accessible to all levels, and linked together with "no-chaturanga" vinyasas. We conclude with a more yin style sequence of openings and finally relax to stories of lunar mythology and yogic theories. Book here

This session may not be suitable for pregnancy or with some knee injuries / issues: please contact us in advance if you have any queries.

Yoga Retreat Holidays

These typically start with a morning Hatha class, followed by a hearty brunch. You will have free time during the day to relax, explore, take a massage or otherwise do your own thing. There may be optional meditation sessions during the day, followed by an evening yoga session (typically Ashtanga or Vinyasa flow) before supper, and then we often end with a deeply relaxing yoga nidra session before bed. I only pick venues that provide a great level of comfort, accommodation, food... and we bring the fun! You can have a room to yourself (for a single supplement), or if you want to share but aren't bringing a friend, we will do our best to match you up with a lovely yoga room-mate.

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Champneys Henlow Grange, Friday 24 - Sunday 26 April 2020 from £410

Champneys Henlow Grange We will be back to Henlow Grange, Hertfordshire, for a long weekend from 2pm Friday until 4pm Sunday. Henlow has a 50 year history as a health farm and has been a centre of peace for centuries. Cistercian Monks once occupied The Grange, building the spectacular weir on the River Hiz that flows close to the house today. Staying at the luxury health spa chain’s Champneys Springs, with full board - including their signature healthful gourmet dining - and access to all facilities, we have a comprehensive yoga agenda including energising Ashtanga-inspired vinyasa flow, nourishing Hatha and relaxing yoga nidra classes. Latest news here.

Please visit the Free Spirit website for more details and booking or contact Free Spirit by email.

Om & Bass Retreat Style Festival Spain, Hervas 5-7 June 2020 from £70-295

Om & Bass Festival, Hervas, Spain This is a small gathering-retreat-festival of around 100 beautiful humans. The site itself is nestled into a glorious mountain valley with a river running through it. There is a lush swimming pool, awesome climbing activities, space to chill and relax under the trees, fresh mountain air to breath, lovely round houses to sleep in, all meals are provided and are V GF. There are also games for us to enjoy such as ping pong, basketball, foot ball and badminton. All equipment and nets are provided.
We are surrounded by pure mountain springs & waterfalls, fresh water swimming pools and incredible views. This is an actual piece of heaven. Utterly stunning and sublime. Book here.

Check out my yoga photos on Instagram, see the photo gallery and testimonials from previous holidays

please note that while I'm away, some of my classes may be covered by other instructors and some may be cancelled - please check with the individual venues to confirm

Festivals

Om & Bass Yoga, Dance and Wellness Festival 10-12 July 2020 Hill Farm, Watlington OX49 5HS

“A conscious reggae rave up with some sweet DnB thrown in. The festival will be taking place at a new stunning Oxfordshire location. Balancing our chakras in heavenly surroundings with like minded people, having a dance, laugh and a relaxing time. Every year we have live reggae bands and live reggae DJs to entertain us into the night. You have over 100 workshops included throughout the three days in Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts, Meditation, Crafts and more.” Get early bird tickets from £110.

Play the video below for a little taster from 2019’s festival.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes

Ferry Leisure Centre, Ferry Pool Rd, Summertown, Oxford tel. 0844 893 3222 view on map
Thursdays 10.30-11.30am (pay-as-you-go or included in membership, concessions available - enquire directly with Ferry for prices)

Grace & Gravity Studio, Innovation Annexe, W-13, Howbery Business Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BA tel. 07990 800 990 view on map
Tuesdays 6.35pm-7.35pm (£8.50 for pay-as-you-go or block booking) Book on MindBodyOnline

Private Classes

Private classes for individuals or small groups start from £40 per hour. Contact me for more details.

I also have regular classes for members only* at David Lloyd Health Club.

David Lloyd Oxford Business Park North, Cowley, Oxford tel. 0186 533 4950 view on map
Ashtanga on Sunday and Thursday evenings
Vinyasa Flow on Monday evenings

Class descriptions

Find the style that's right for you:

  • Ashtanga classes
    are energetic, yet help to develop a sense of calm, inner peace, and wellbeing. This is a fast-moving style of yoga, linking deep, cleansing breathing with a structured sequence of postures designed to stretch you physically and mentally. You will be led through the sequence and given options to suit your level. Because of the pace, it is best for those who have reasonable fitness, or who already practice other forms of yoga. Guaranteed to make you sweat!
  • Vinyasa flow classes
    are a free-format variation on the Ashtanga style, linking breath and movement together. Again, you will be guided through the practice, with options to suit.
  • Hatha classes
    are at a more gentle pace, with static holds to strengthen and give an all over stretch. Typically I will include specific breathing (pranayama) and meditative exercises to de-stress and relax afterwards.

Contact Sasha: info[ampersand]sashanorton[dot]co[dot]uk. Connect with Sasha on Facebook or Instagram @SashaNortonYoga