Foundation Course

A great choice for those who wish to learn more about Yoga history and philosophy, as well as take their practice beyond the weekly yoga class.

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Group Classes

Based on traditional yoga teachings, slow-flowing Hatha yoga group classes encourage good alignment, build strength and flexibility and are fun!

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Individual Sessions

One-to-one yoga sessions to complement class attendance, address longer-term health issues, or work as a stand-alone method of progression in yoga.

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Yoga Foundation Course September - June

This 60 hour Foundation Course, validated by the British Wheel of Yoga, is suitable for anyone with an interest in deepening their understanding of yoga and with a regular class attendance for about two years. Movement limitations should not prevent anyone from successfully completing the course. It is delivered over 10 sessions, one Sunday per month.

Applications now closed.

How to apply: You can find the course information leaflet and application form here. The reference form should be filled in by your current yoga teacher.

Yoga Foundation Course Yantra

2017-18 Yoga Foundation Graduates

The Foundation Course covers yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, Hatha energetics, Mantra and Chakra. There are talks and discussions about core Yoga texts as well as their relevance in everyday life. Please find further details in the course information leaflet.

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Yoga Classes Join In

News for 2020:

There are currently no group classes running.

People are drawn to yoga for a number of very good reasons. It is now generally accepted that yoga can improve health and wellbeing, help to manage chronic conditions and stress, as well as offer space for detachment and meditation. So much more than a workout, yoga can involve the whole body and mind, help to channel energies and bring life into balance.

I am currently taking a break from teaching group classes. I will be returning to yoga studies and continuing my personal practice with Paul Harvey.

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Michaela's Hatha classes establish the breath as starting point for physical movement. Postures are introduced gradually, with variations that make the practice either more accessible or more challenging, depending on each student's needs.

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Individual Yoga Sessions Tailor-made

During a one-to-one session you can expect to define your goals in yoga, review your current range of movement, receive in-depth feedback on particular postures, advice on which poses to practice, and receive a tailor-made practice plan. Follow-up sessions ensure you receive ongoing support and a practice routine that grows with you.

Whilst group classes are fun and help many people to keep motivated, they may not always be suitable. One-to-one yoga sessions can be booked with Michaela to complement group class attendance, to address longer-term health issues, or to serve as a stand-alone practice method to progress deeper into yoga. For more information please contact Michaela.

Michaela Palmer

One-to-one sessions are a great way to establish a personal home practice that suits your individual circumstances.

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About Michaela

I am a Bristol-based Hatha Yoga teacher with a British Wheel of Yoga Teaching Diploma, and a L3 Diploma in Exercise Referral. My practice has developed over more than 20 years, fostered by inspirational Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga teachers. I have a special interest in Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra practices and Yoga philosophy.

Yoga is certainly not just for ‘bendy’ people, or those advised to stretch particular muscles. Whatever the physical, mental or emotional starting point, a great deal can be discovered and learned. Joining a yoga class is a good way to start. Regular practice is often helped along by a teacher’s guidance and the support of a class. Workshops provide opportunities to clarify and deepen particular aspects of yoga teachings and connect these to daily life, while one to one sessions offer tailor-made practice sequences and the opportunity for individual feedback on progress.

Michaela Palmer

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