Welcome to the website of Weekend Yoga. We are based in Hastings, East Sussex and teach yoga to adults of all abilities.
You will find information about our classes and yoga on the site but contact us if you have any queries.
Saturday 08.00 - 09.00Saturday 09.15 - 10.15
The Wellington Centre,44 Wellington Square, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1PN
£36 for 6 lessons or £7 drop-in
Lessons are 60 minutes long and there is space for up to 14 students in each class.
If you pay in advance, the classes are discounted and you are guaranteed a space. If you prefer not to pay in advance then you can drop in but on a first-come, first-served basis and priority is given to those who have paid in advance.
You will be asked to fill out a simple health questionnaire before starting lessons. This is to ensure that we are aware of any issues you have so that they can be taken into account in the class. This form can either be downloaded from the website or sent to you by email.
Wear simple, comfortable clothes that are not too baggy. You are likely to get hot during the class but will cool down quickly during relaxation so please wear layers.
Yoga is performed barefoot so if you want to wear socks please buy a pair of special yoga socks that have a non-slip sole.
It is not recommended that you eat a big meal for at least two hours before practising. A light snack will be fine but you should try not to eat anything in the hour before your class. You will be doing a lot of bending, stretching and twisting which is not good on a full stomach. You can drink water any time up to and during the class.
Please bring your own yoga equipment if you have it, otherwise mats, blankets and props will be provided. You may like to bring a bottle of water.
Please ensure your phone is off or on silent before you come to the class.
The classes are friendly and informal, and the atmosphere is non-competitive and relaxed. Each lesson starts by working on the breath to settle the mind and body. This is then followed by a series of postures that make up the main part of the class, and concludes with a short relaxation.
Yoga is a practice that links the breath, mind and body to create balance and calm, both mentally and physically. It increases strength and flexibility, builds resilience and improves posture and balance. The focus on breathing, which is the link between the body and mind, helps to quieten the mind which can reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
• Improved posture, flexibility and strength• Improved concentration• Enhanced feeling of well-being• Better quality sleep• Reduction of anxiety and depression• Improved efficiency of lungs• Improved cardio-vascular fitness
"Established in 1965, the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) is the Sport England recognised national governing body for yoga. As yoga has grown in popularity so too has the BWY. At our core remains our guiding philosophy to promote a greater understanding of yoga and its safe practice through experience, education, discussion, study and training." British Wheel Of Yoga
Classes at Weekend Yoga are taught by Michelle Cooke who studied for her teaching diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga. She went to her first yoga class in 2009 and loved it immediately. Over time her interest grew and so in 2013 she started the BWY Level 4 Diploma training course to become a yoga teacher which she passed in 2016.
The style of yoga Michelle teaches is gentle and slow. There is time to consider each posture, to be aware of how this links to the breath and to be mindful of the effects on the mind and body. Modifications to the poses will be suggested so that you can choose the version that best suits how you feel at the time. The classes are suitable for adults of any age and ability.