Classes

Be Happy Yoga offers mixed ability vinyasa, hatha and restorative yoga classes.

Classes for up to 5 people are held in a brand new, fully equipped yoga studio with underfloor heating - the Garden Room - or you can join online via Zoom.

Saturday classes are outdoors by the riverside in Canbury Gardens.

No two classes are the same and combine different yoga postures, sequences and breath work.

There is no such thing as a 'yoga body'. All classes are inclusive and suitable for all abilities. Beginners are welcome to try any yoga class but would probably prefer the hatha style initially. The Monday night class is just for beginners.

I am a part qualified yoga therapist and specialise in offering yoga for people with chronic illness or special circumstances. If you have a health condition e.g. high or low blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis; or a musculoskeletal injury e.g. frozen shoulder, hamstring tendinopathy, knee injuries etc, let me know in advance. I will adapt my class plan to suit your needs, there is always a suitable modification or alternative to make your own practice enjoyable and beneficial. 
 
NEW YOGI OFFER - Try a yoga class in the peaceful Garden Room studio for just £10.
 

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The Garden Room studio is a purpose built space for yoga practice - very well ventilated, with underfloor heating and a large screen for high quality Zoom classes as an alternative option.

 

Up to 5 people can attend in person classes currently, in line with Covid-19 regulations, with the option to also practice via Zoom too if you prefer.

Location: Central Surbiton, KT5 8BS

 
CURRENT YOGA CLASS TIMETABLE​​​

Dynamic Vinyasa Flow

Mixed ability/intermediate level - Tuesday 7.15 - 8.15 pm

Wednesday & Friday 9.30 - 10.30 am

Coming soon - lunchtime vinyasa yoga. Register for info on start dates

If you like a lively vinyasa yoga practice with interesting sequences, you will love this class. 

 

Each week is different and combines a range of yoga asanas making it perfect for building full body strength and flexibility.

 

Classes are challenging and energising.

Suitable for all active people with reasonable level of fitness.

 

May not be an ideal class for complete beginners to yoga

Sunrise Yoga

Returning for Summer 2021 

 

 7 - 8am Monday, Wednesday & Friday.

Register your interest on the waitlist

The best way to start your day.

 

An energising vinyasa flow style yoga practice combining sun salutations, standing postures, balances, spinal strength building and postures to increase flexibility.

 

Feel really alive, grounded and full of positivity.

Outdoor Yoga

Mixed ability - Saturday 10 - 11am,

8 week class series.

Summer session 2 open for booking now

 

Where: Canbury Gardens Bandstand

 

 All levels yoga class for everyone to enjoy. Beginner friendly.

 

Classes are booked in advance as an 8 week series. If it's wet or cold, yoga is in the Garden Room studio or on Zoom

Feel strong yet relaxed, refreshed and really positive.

Converts to Outdoor Yoga Fit in winter.

 

Suitable for teenagers and active adults

Teen Yoga Club

Monday 5.30-6.30pm weekly class

NEW Summer holiday courses 

Dates to be confirmed asap.

Register your interest on the waitlist

A unique class just for teens. Ages 13 - 17.

 

Learn yoga, de-stress and relax.

 

Sharpens concentration and reduces anxiety. Improves confidence, body image, relaxing and fun.

 

Counts as a D of E skill or sport.

Hatha Yoga

Mixed ability - Monday 9.30 - 10.30 am

Beginners - Monday 7.30 - 8.30 pm

Improvers - Thursday - 7.30 - 8.30 pm

 

If you are coming for first time, please mention any health conditions or injuries in advance

'Slow flow' or hatha yoga emphasising holding postures and improving range of movement.

 

Class concludes with restorative yoga & a short meditation. 

 

Feel calm, relaxed and refreshed after this class.

ONLINE YOGA FOR REMOTE TEAMS
HOW IT WORKS

Live streamed yoga classes including breath work and a short meditation to calm mind and body.

 

High quality video using Zoom, up to 100 people can join each class and receive expert instruction.

 

Each class is different and students can download the day's class plan to practice at home.

 

Fully qualified teacher, registered and insured with Yoga Alliance.

Discounts for key workers.

 

Mornings, lunchtime and after work classes are available.

 

Express fix 30 minutes or full hour / 75 minute class options

 
One to One Yoga Classes
 

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect at a BeHappy Yoga class ?


Classes vary, we have shorter format 45 minute morning practices and longer evening and weekend sesions for 60 miniutes - sometimes these longer classes run over slightly. We start with a warm up and some limbering exercises to warm the body before we start to practice yoga asanas. Each class is different, usually designed with a special theme and will include a combination of standing, seated and balancing postures, plus some arm balances and an inversion to conclude the class. We finish with pranayama (yogic breathing) to help improve concentration and a short meditation to help quieten the mind and improve mental clarity. If you have never done yoga before you are welcome to join any class and I will show you different options to enjoy. Why not give it a try?




Does it matter if I'm a beginner?


No, every class is designed for a broad mixture of abilities. Some of the people who attend my classes are very experienced yogis, whilst others are new to the practice. The Tuesday evening class is more dynamic and if you are a complete beginner if might be a little challenging but only because it will be new. Lots of yogis start in the Tuesday class and love this dynamic style of yoga. I offer modifications and alternatives throughout to accommodate those that want to be challenged and always welcome beginners. If you currently have some injuries, let me know before class and we can adapt the practice to suit your capabilities. Yoga should never be painful.




How should I prepare for a class?


The classes are active and you will very quickly feel warm so it's best to wear layers. It's always advisable to practice yoga on an empty stomach so I recommend either having a light snack a minimum of 2 hours before coming to class or waiting until afterwards to eat. Just bring some water and an open mind. Now we are practicing online, you need some of your own gear. It's handy to have a cushion to sit on for the meditation, some blocks (or you can use books/cans), a strap (tie or belt), a blanket and maybe an eye mask or pillow.