When? Wednesdays. Please arrive at 3.30pm to undress. Class will run from 3.45pm to 5.15pm (90 minutes). Late-comers will not be admitted.
NOTE: On October 11, this class will take place at The Stockwell Playhouse/Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Road, London SW8 2JU. https://goo.gl/maps/F6ftca5AvM82 Our normal venue is not available, this week only, so this is a stop-gap.
Where? The Bonnington Centre, 11 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1TD. https://goo.gl/maps/1GcP8A4ZBV92 Nearest Underground stations: Vauxhall and Oval.
How much? £15 per class at the door.
Buy three classes in advance for £39 (£13 per class).
or six in advance for £75 (12.50 per class).
If you prefer to buy a three- or six-class pass with cash, just bring it along to a class. Passes are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
Teacher: Matthew (during September, these classes will be led by Nickles).
A Yoga Alliance Professionals 200-hours teacher who has been practising since childhood.
There is more information about him on his website
How many? 10 students max.
Suitable for: 18+ men
Those with some previous yoga experience or none at all.
What does the class include?
Key yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation.
Partner poses: working in pairs or trios to help each other build skills.
This class is slow and gentle; a chance to really feel your body moving and to savour the experience of stretching and flexing. It is ideal for guys that are new to yoga and also for those who prefer a deeper connection with their bodies.
What if I get a stiffie?
What if you sneeze or hiccup or blink? These are all natural things that our bodies do. Erections are part of being a man. They’re not offensive or shameful. Some forms of Budhism, which has strong links with yoga, recognise and celebrate our sexual drive as an important life force.
What to bring:
- A yoga mat.
- A small bottle of water (you can refill at the venue).
- A towel.
You can buy a good quality sticky mat from me for £15. Please email me in advance of the class if you want to buy one.
If you prefer to source a mat yourself be sure to get what’s known as a “sticky” mat as other “exercise” mats do not have the right sort of non-slip texture. They are available pretty widely, on the internet or from stores such as Argos.
SAFETY FIRST: A yoga mat is designed to help you avoid slipping. A large towel or sarong or something similar increases the chances of you slipping, so won’t do as an alternative.
If you have or have recently experienced any of the health conditions listed below, please let me know before the class so I can adapt the practice
High blood pressure
Low blood pressure/fainting
Detached retina/other eye problems
Any other conditions which might affect your mobility or are likely to cause you concern when doing yoga.
To book or if you have any questions:
Send Nickles a message