My classes

I teach two classes in Dumfries: intermediate yoga and a new ‘early bird’ yoga class. I also teach occasional workshops and offer 1-to-1 personal yoga session. See below for more info about each of them.

Alyson in yoga pose outside

Intermediate yoga: Mondays 5.45pm-7pm

Dates: No classes during August. Re-starts 2nd September

This class is for those with previous yoga experience and/or, a good level of fitness. The class will include intermediate and advanced movements, but always with modifications, and will be relatively energetic and dynamic. The class is ideal for people who do sports and are looking to add yoga to their training. Not ideal for pregnant women or for those with limited physical ability or serious health conditions – I am happy to direct you to more suitable yoga classes instead as there are plenty in Dumfries that would be more appropriate. Mats are provided or you can bring your own.

Location: Studio 3, Lovers Lane Studios, 28-32 Rae Street, Dumfries, DG1 1HX

Directions: Walking access is from either Rae Street or Newall Terrace. Studio 3 is up a few steps. There is free car parking next to the venue and car access is via Newall Terrace, opposite the temporary DG1 leisure facilities in the Loreburn Hall.

Price: £6 (£4 Concessions) Drop in, no pre-booking required, you are welcome to join on any week.

Clothing: Wear/bring layers of loose warm clothing.

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Early Bird Yoga Class – Tuesdays 7-8am  

Mixed ability class

An early morning class which will get you moving gently and set you up for the rest of the day. Ideal for anyone who finds it difficult to get to an evening yoga class. This is a mixed ability class with complete beginners welcome as well as those with more yoga experience. The class will include yoga movement and poses, breath work and mindfulness. As it’s early in the morning we will not be doing challenging advanced poses, it’s more about getting the body moving.

Mats available but feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Price: £6 / £4 concessions. Drop in, no pre-booking required, you are welcome to join on any week.

Location: Wellness Centre, 9 George Street Meuse, Dumfries, DG1 1HH https://www.wellnessdumfries.org/
The Wellness Centre is just off the main street near the Burns Statue. Access in the early morning is from George Street (ie, via Irving St or Castle St). Pedestrian/cycle access only through the mews lane.

Clothing: Wear/bring layers of loose warm clothing.

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If you can’t make these dates/times, you may like to look at my list of all the Dumfries town yoga classes.

 

Alyson in yoga crow arm balance outside

Workshops

Managing persistent pain – Saturday 5th October 2019

10am-1pm at the Wellness Centre, Dumfries

  • Learn about the modern theory of pain science
  • Learn beneficial yoga movements, breathing practices and relaxation techniques which can help you manage your pain
  • Improve your wellbeing

This workshop will focus on the modern theory of pain science and the implications for your persistent (chronic) pain. Each participant will receive a handout with a summary of the theory, exercises and further useful resources. The workshop is ideal for anyone with persistent pain who is looking for ways to help manage and overcome their experience of pain. You should have enough mobility to be able to sit (on a chair or on a yoga mat with blocks) and undertake gentle yoga movements from a range of lying, sitting and standing positions. There will be periods of discussion, movement, guided meditation and relaxation. There will also be a short break with refreshments provided.

What to bring: something for taking notes (pen & paper or mobile device); comfy warm layers of clothes; water bottle; a blanket if you want for the relaxation sessions; anything you specifically need to be comfy; and an open mind!

Booking essential – this will be a small group with limited spaces. Cost £25 (£20 concessions). Book directly with me using the online form. I will confirm your place on receipt of the form. Payment due on the day if paying by cash or cheque, or the day before if paying by bank transfer. Any questions, do get in touch.

See also the Facebook Event page

Managing stress and anxiety – Saturday 2nd November 2019

10am-1pm at the Wellness Centre, Dumfries

  • Learn about stress, anxiety and the impact they have on your body
  • Learn beneficial yoga movements, breathing practices and relaxation techniques
  • Improve your wellbeing

This workshop will focus on what happens in the body when we experience small or bigger stress blips/occasions, and the implications for wellbeing when we experience ongoing stress and anxiety. You will learn beneficial yoga movements, breathing practices and relaxation techniques which can help you understand and manage your stress and anxiety. Each participant will receive a handout with a summary of the theory, exercises and further useful resources. You should have enough mobility to be able to sit (on a chair or on a yoga mat with blocks) and undertake gentle yoga movements from a range of lying, sitting and standing positions. There will be periods of discussion, movement, guided meditation and relaxation. There will also be a short break with refreshments provided.

What to bring: something for taking notes (pen & paper or mobile device); comfy warm layers of clothes; water bottle; a blanket if you want for the relaxation sessions; and anything you specifically need to be comfy.

Booking essential – this will be a small group with limited spaces. Cost £25 (£20 concessions). Book directly with me using this online form. I will confirm your place on receipt of the form. Payment due on the day if paying by cash or cheque, or the day before if paying by bank transfer. Any questions, do get in touch.

See also the Facebook Event page

 

Yoga studio with mats on the floor

1-to-1 personal yoga sessions

See my page about the different personal session and courses I offer, and contact me to discuss your requirements if you are interested in a personal yoga session.

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[If you have come to this page looking for Aberystwyth classes please go to Yoga of Dragons for a list of Aberystwyth yoga classes – I’ve moved to Scotland]