Yoga for adults
When are the classes on?
Monday (except Bank Holidays), 7pm to 8pm in the Primary School Hall
Thursday (term time only), 7:30pm to 8:30pm in the Secondary School Gymnasium
Where is Caroline Chishom School?
On Wooldale Road in Wootton, Northampton. Here's a Google Maps link.
How much does it cost?
It's just £3 for your first class, and £5 thereafter.
Do I need to book?
There is no need to book; however, the school is closed on Bank Holiday Mondays and the Thursday class runs during term time only. Also, Sam sometimes goes on holiday! Sam's holiday dates are communicated during the class, so if it's your first time, or you haven't been for a couple of weeks, you can text Sam on 07875 024 301 to check the class is on. If all this sounds a bit complicated to you (it does to me), then the very best way to manage 'dropping in at your own will' is to check the school's activity timetable.
What do I need to bring?
A yoga mat and a blanket for relaxation.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing, such as a pair of tracksuit bottoms/leggings and a t-shirt. Bring a jumper if you are prone to getting chilly.
Who are the classes aimed at?
The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities, including beginners. They are both aimed at adults, but maturely behaved children over 8 years are more than welcome if they are accompanied by a participating adult.
Yoga works well in conjunction with other exercises. If you are a runner and you want to stretch out your hamstrings or lift weights and want to ensure you are maintaining an excellent posture to avoid injury, then this class is also perfect for you.
Is there parking at the school?
Yes, there is ample parking at the school.
Where do I go when I get to the school?
Enter the school through the secondary reception area, which is up the steps and over to the right. The staff at the reception desk can direct you to the Primary Hall or the Gymnasium. Alternatively, make sure you arrive a bit early and follow someone carrying a yoga mat!
I still have question. How do I contact Sam?
You can email Sam on firstname.lastname@example.org or reach her on 07875 024 301.
Yoga for kids
A message from Northampton-based yoga teacher Samantha Nixon
Here you will find details on the classes I teach. Regardless of whether you are new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, I would be absolutely delighted to see you :o)
I firmly believe practising yoga helps you to become the very best version of who you really are. It rebalances your mind and body back into a blissful state of equilibrium. In the fast paced world we live in, it's impossible to not get caught up in working and planning. Yoga gives you the time to restore, to replenish and to rebalance your energy levels. It's a time that you dedicate to yourself. A gift from you, to you.
Seeing as you are here, why not enjoy this simple breathing exercise that can be practiced at anytime and wherever you are:
Think of the word "relax". It has two syllables, "re" and "lax". Now try this exercise. As you breathe in, think "re" to yourself, and as you breathe out, think "lax". Don't let your mind wander away from repeating the word "relax"' in tune with your breathing. When you breathe out, try to let go of any tensions in your body. Focus on the muscles which you know become tense when you're stressed. Remember, every time you breathe out: "laaaax".