17th November 2020
We have been advised by the IY UK about forthcoming free taster classes in universities for students that start next Monday. There is a full programme of 10 classes each week that can be booked via the IY(UK) website. Here is the link with more details. If your have students in your friends or family, please pass this on.
1st November 2020
Following the Government’s announcement on 31st October 2020 we regretfully will be suspending “in studio” classes with effect from Thursday 5th November. Classes from Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th November will continue as programmed. The Tuesday evening Zoom class will continue to run and further on-line classes are being added to the schedule to replace some of the suspended “in studio” classes.
You will be able to book and make payment for the on-line Zoom classes via our new class booking page (see the main Classes menu). This is a new venture for us so if you have any comments on the process or the email confirmations you will receive, please let us know. Also if you are unable to book for classes in this way, if you send an email or give us a call we can book you in.
If you need to borrow equipment again, please email or give Heather a call 07535247474 to arrange a time to collect.
Helen and Heather
23rd September 2020
Further to the Government announcement yesterday, this is just to confirm that the restrictions on indoor leisure activities apply to team sport, therefore classes will continue as detailed below in the update from 7th September.
The next 4-week block of classes is due to start in the week beginning 5th October. Next week we will be asking students attending current classes to confirm their existing spot for a further 4 weeks and will then release any vacant spaces. Please get in touch if you would like to go on our waiting list detailing which class type and time you would prefer.
7th September 2020
We hope you, your friends and families are still all keeping safe and well.
We are happy to announce that our Ribble Valley Yoga studio in Clitheroe reopened today. We are very excited and looking forward to welcoming our students back to class.
The reopening timetable is now fully operational and includes a continuation of Zoom classes on Tuesday evenings with Helen to support students who aren’t able to book on a studio class, who are not yet ready to return or who simply want to do an extra class.
In preparing for reopening the studio have followed Sport England and the Iyengar Association guidelines, which are based on Government requirements. This means the following changes have been made to how classes run at the studio:
On-line Zoom classes
During the lockdown we provided on-line classes for our students. Iyengar Yoga UK have also confirmed that we are able to teach students via on-line classes if they have not been regularly taught face to face by us previously. If you are new to Ribble Valley Yoga and are interested in joining a virtual class, please give one of us a call for a telephone introductory discussion.
As we work to re-open studio for face to face/live classes we are also investigating options to introduce combined on-line and live class provision due to the current limitation of student numbers and will update you as this progresses.
Disclaimer – In following the on-line class programme/sequence students agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which might occur as a result.
You will need to download Zoom to your phone, Ipad, tablet or laptop. You can download here https://zoom.us/support/download
Please let us know if you want support with downloading and we will do our best to help you with this.
Equipment for Zoom classes You will need a mat (you could also be on a wood floor if not) and ideally a blanket but you may not have other equipment such as pads, bricks, a yoga chair and a bolster. So a thick book or two, a stand chair, rolled up towels and firm pillows will be just as good and perhaps a dressing gown belt or scarf to substitute for a yoga belt. You can also if you wish buy equipment via the studio at reasonable rates or on line -e.g. Yoga Matters.
There is also an option to follow classes with other Iyengar yoga teachers. Some that we ourselves have used during the lockdown include with www.yogawithuday.com, the sheffieldyogacentre.co.uk or our teacher Alan Brown firstname.lastname@example.org. You will most likely be asked to register or have a discussion with them first.
Please get in touch if you have any questions or comment.
Helen and Heather