the yoga project

free 8-week beginners yoga course

In June 2019, The Bridge x Laura Trosh Yoga received funding from Sport England to support women to become more active.

The YOGA project is an 8-week beginners yoga course which aims to get women active, regardless of age, background or level of ability. Our pilot project will be running from September 2019.

community yoga class; women doing beginners yoga in the studio at The Bridge
 
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who is it for?

Women living in Southwark (and the surrounding boroughs) who are currently taking part in less than 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per week*

(*‘moderate activity’ is any activity that makes your heart beat faster and your breath heavier).

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when is the course?

Every Tuesday morning, 10:30 – 12:00, 10th September 2019 to 5th November 2019, (excluding Tuesday 8th October).

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how much does it cost?

Nothing - the course is free! However, you will need to pay a refundable £5 deposit to secure your place, which will be returned to you upon completion of the course (if you attend 5 or more sessions).

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where is the course?

In our studio space on the 5th floor of The Bridge, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0NQ.

We’re a 7-minute walk from London Bridge train/tube station and the 344 buses stops right outside.

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what does the course involve?

This course is designed for beginners, so you will not be expected to have taken part in any yoga before!

The first few sessions will start at a slightly slower pace as we begin to bring attention to our breath through a few different techniques and breathing exercises. We will also start working with some more gentle and restorative poses; noticing the breath/body connection and giving our minds the opportunity to quiet.

We will then begin to break down some of the most common yoga poses you will find in a public yoga class – focusing on the key alignment points and different techniques to amend the poses for your specific body type and any injuries you may have. As we build our knowledge and confidence, we will start to string some of these yoga poses together into ‘flowing’ sequences, ultimately working our way up to a full class.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and build up the practice at your own pace. You will complete the 8-week course with a deeper understanding of yoga and yourself, and you will feel more able to attend a public yoga class or to guide yourself through a sequence in the comfort of your own home.

 

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the benefits of yoga?

Some people have reported the following benefits when practicing yoga regularly:

  • increased strength, flexibility and balance

  • regulated blood pressure

  • increased energy levels and better able to focus

  • reduced stress levels and improved mood

  • better sleep quality

  • improved digestion

  • less general aches and pains

added perks?

You will also receive a free 3-month gym membership for our onsite women-only gym!

A spacious and relaxed environment with state-of-the-art equipment, female personal trainers on hand at all times and a detailed 45-minute induction when you join. If you decide that you’d like to renew your membership when it expires you will be able to do so at a discounted rate.

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sounds great! how do I sign-up?

Complete the form below to the best of your ability and someone will be in touch with you. If you meet the criteria and spaces are still available, you will be sent the information to pay your £5 deposit. If you meet the criteria but the course is full you will be placed on the waiting list for a future intake.

 
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such as swimming, jogging, aerobics, football, tennis, gym workout etc.
including walking to work, shopping, for pleasure etc.
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If you’re unsure about your eligibility or if have any other queries, send an email to yoga@thebridge-uk.org.

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