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Class video Maxine-Innes Seasonal Hatha Yoga Yoga

Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) to calm a busy mind.

… to calm a busy mind.
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Class video Maxine-Innes Seasonal Hatha Yoga Uncategorised Yoga

A Flow to put a Spring in your step

Begin to rise up like the energy of spring with this 40 minute flow!
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Gentle Yoga Melanie Lavery Yoga

Gentle Yoga

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Greta Pattison Heart Yoga Uncategorised Yoga

Heart Yoga

This class is suited to all levels from beginners to advanced.  Each student is supported to work within their abilities.

We learn asana with focus on the quality of our relationship with our bodies and intelligence systems. We develop awareness with our breathing, chakra systems, body, and heart. We use sounding to support our in-body -ment. Learning to be with our breath to deepen our relationship with our bodies, quiet the mind and develop our presence and understanding of ourselves. The many benefits include; improving; our health and well-being, hormone and emotional balance, strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation, meditation, awareness and self compassion. The entire class is a journey into deep meditation and understanding that our true nature is love.


After years of working in an office as an accountant my body had seized up. I came to Greta too learn yoga because I wanted to be able to sit cross legged on the floor. Greta’s approach is very caring, warm and sincere. I felt very safe and inspired to develop my practice. After one year I was able to sit crossed legged on the floor, my body had opened up, I was breathing fully and able to relax deeply. My health improved greatly and I have found myself with much more joyfulness and peace.


Didier Lyon

I have been taught by several yoga teachers over the years and I have found Greta to be unique in that she teaches from a presence which encompasses holism in the true sense of the word. She transmits much more than just the posture. She seems to be tuned into each individuals needs and capabilities and her personal touch is from the heart, refreshing and deep.


Joe Pieraccini
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Gentle Yoga Melanie Lavery Yoga

About Melanie

I have a curiosity for how people move and inhabit their bodies. This has been the inspiration for my 18 years of teaching. Yoga is many things to many people, for me, the value is in an attention to and care for how we move as we go about the everyday. A sense of practicing a range of movement, so when change comes into our lives, we have the potential to go with it.
I have taught yoga classes to people from 4-93 years of age and have discovered something from each of them. I am always seeking to learn and hence inform my teaching and practice, Here are a few highlights of the training behind my teaching:


• British Wheel of Yoga Teacher Training
• MPhil (Ecology of Perception: Yoga as a Dancing Ecology)
• Training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
• Youth Mindfulness Instructor
• Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs
• Yoga as a Therapy for Children with Developmental Challenges
• Certified Laughter Yoga Leader

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Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga is for anyone looking to encourage a healthy range of movement. In the class we practice simple standing and floor-based postures intended to bring ease and comfort into your everyday life and develop your sense of wellbeing. It is the perfect complement to our everyday habits and is intended to open one up to a choice of movement.
The Gentle Yoga group is extremely welcoming and a pleasure to be amongst. The class is suitable for all, but perhaps it is best to come along for a session and experience how it makes you feel. Please come in comfortable clothing.

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Julie Brown Yoga

About Julie

Julie Brown qualified as a yoga teacher from ‘Balance’ Glasgow despite have only been practising yoga for the previous five years. That fact, she says, ensured that her teacher training was a very steep learning curve – one she has maintained ever since, in fact.

She says: “In my class I hope to pass on my passion and enthusiasm for yoga practice as a constant fixture – something to hold onto when life becomes chaotic and also an invaluable tool in keeping the physical body healthy and injury free.”

Renowned for her winning manner Julie offers a general class suitable for abilities.

The format of the 75 minute class revolves around a sequence of positions designed to firstly strengthen the body, encourage the focus of thoughts and finally promote physical and mental relaxation.

The only pre-requisite, she says, “is a willingness to try new things and the ability to listen to your own body.”

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Maxine-Innes Seasonal Hatha Yoga

About Maxine

I have been practising yoga for about 20 years and its been the best teacher in my life.  Whatever life throws at me I feel I can call upon yoga to guide me through, with breath and movement informing who I am every day.

I’m a certified yoga teacher, completing my 200Hr Teacher Training in Seasonal Yoga with Julie Hanson and Sue Woodd in 2013.

 I have also trained with Jyoti Jo Manuel who has led the path in the UK for teaching children with Additional Support Needs (ASN).  I currently work in schools in Glasgow using yoga as a therapeutic intervention to assist children with complex and ASN to reach their full potential.  I also run yoga classes for parents and staff in schools.

As a lifelong student of yoga, I am on a journey of self-enquiry and discovery.  My interest on the impact of yoga on the nervous system has increased greatly over the years as I have personally become aware of the effect of yoga on calming and balancing the systems.  I trained with Jo Lockhart to understand more about the stress response which was insightful and has directly impacted on my teaching when guiding more stressed population groups through yoga sessions.

My intention is to create a bit more space for my students:  space to breathe, space to grow and space to be.

Absolutely anyone can practise yoga, hope to see you on the mat soon!

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Seasonal Hatha Yoga Yoga

Seasonal Hatha Yoga with Maxine Innes

Yoga teaches; if the mind is agitated and stressed, one’s physical health is compromised.

Seasonal hatha yoga blends ancient yoga practices with a modern seasonal flow. This class will help quieten your mind, develop vitality and find more balance and peace amid the ups and downs of life!

My holistic approach to guiding a yoga class deals not only with the physical body but the mental and emotional bodies too.

Starting with a grounding warm up which includes pranayama (breath control) we will set the scene for our seasonal flow which is a continual stream of asanas (postures) that relate to the current season. You will gain strength and flexibility within the body and build endurance.

The ‘flow’ is designed to stimulate a pair of organs associated with the season which will promote optimal health and wellbeing, strengthening the respiratory and circulatory system. The class will conclude with a cool down and deep relaxation, leaving you feeling rejuvenated for the day ahead!

This class is suitable for all levels.

Find out more about Maxine here.


Maxine has a wonderful way of teaching yoga that is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Maxine’s warm and caring personality makes it such a pleasure to learn from her. She is very attentive to everyone in the class and makes helpful adjustments which I really appreciate. She is sensitive and accommodating of everyone which gives her classes such a lovely atmosphere. I can really feel my yoga improving thanks to Maxine and I always feel very inspired after her classes. I definitely recommend learning yoga with Maxine.


Anna Thomson

I cannot emphasise enough how much I enjoy Maxine’s class, having started as a total beginner I have found her classes easy to follow and have seen myself improve massively over the months I have been going. She offers a great mix of breath work and dynamic yoga moves. Although the class is challenging at times she always makes sure it’s suitable for all abilities. I always walk away feeling calm, rejuvenated and ready for the day! Highly recommend Maxine, she is a fabulous teacher!


Laura Heaton

Maxine’s classes are amazing. They are just what I need after a day in the classroom! The classes are relaxing yet there is challenge to them. They are pitched at just the right level for us and they benefit me greatly.


Sam
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Class video Heart Yoga Yoga

Greta Online, Heart Yoga Class.

New Online SAM yoga class from Greta Pattison.


I have been taught by several yoga teachers over the years and I have found Greta to be unique in that she teaches from a presence which encompasses holism in the true sense of the word. She transmits much more than just the posture. She seems to be tuned into each individuals needs and capabilities and her personal touch is from the heart, refreshing and deep.


Joe Pieraccini

After years of working in an office as an accountant my body had seized up. I came to Greta too learn yoga because I wanted to be able to sit cross legged on the floor. Greta’s approach is very caring, warm and sincere. I felt very safe and inspired to develop my practice. After one year I was able to sit crossed legged on the floor, my body had opened up, I was breathing fully and able to relax deeply. My health improved greatly and I have found myself with much more joyfulness and peace.


Didier Lyon