As always, thanks to so many of you for continuing to turn up to our Zoom classes. We are going to continue on Zoom of course, but from the week beginning 17th May, three of the Yoga classes will be taught both in the River Room and via Zoom.
Below is a reminder of the remaining weeks of the current block, plus updated information for the next 6 week block starting on Monday 7th June + a heads up for a gorgeous Summer Yoga Workshop on Sunday 27th June.
Thanks to lots of you for either donating for this current block, to a charity of your choice, or to Medecins San Frontieres via the Just Giving site. I'm thrilled to say that we've met the modest target I set, but I'm hoping that by the end of this block (and we have 3 weeks to go) that we might together top-up what we're able to raise for this fantastic charity.
There are still places in the River Room for the last two weeks of the current block (Tuesday Lunchtime Hatha Flow 12.30-2pm, Wednesday Evening Hatha Flow 6.15 - 7.45pm, Friday Morning Gentle Yoga 10 - 11.30am). Please book your places via this BOOKWHEN
The last class of the current block is Morning Gentle Yoga on Friday 28th May. We then have a week's half-term break (during which I will be at a Feldenkrais immersion in Sussex - hooray!)
A new 6 Week Block will run from Monday 7th June to Saturday 17th July. For now, we're keeping to the same schedule, but are also aware that all of our habits are changing. If there are very few takers for certain classes, we may have to decide to stop teaching them or change to an alternative day/time - so we always want to hear from you about what might work better for you. We can't promise to please everyone but we'll do our best.
The Zoom link is the same as always (see above) and if you plan to come to the River Room, please book your places via this BOOKWHEN. Please also see below for Covid Guidelines to help keep Halton Mill a Covid Secure space.
N.B. Please note that I will not be teaching the Yin-Restorative Class on Friday 18th June (6pm) or the Saturday Refresh Yoga on Saturday 19th June (9am).
The schedule for this block is the same as for the last two weeks of the current block except for ONE CHANGE - the Friday morning meditation will be run on Thursday morning 7-7.25am instead. For a full schedule please see HERE
SCHDULE AT A GLANCE (Monday 7th June - Saturday 17th July)
V = Virtual classes RR = River Room classes
If you are looking for Morning Meditation:
Breath + Meditation with Will: Monday 7.00 – 7.45am V
Meditation with Rebecca Thursday: 7.00 – 7.25am (NB changed time) V
If you are looking for Evening Relaxation:
iRest Yoga Nidra: Monday 8.00 - 8.30pm V
If Gentle Yoga and/or Yin/Restorative is what you need:
Morning Gentle Yoga: Monday 7.45 – 8.45am V
Morning Gentle Yoga: Friday 10.00 – 11.30am V + RR
Evening Yin/Restorative Yoga: Friday 6.00 – 7.30pm V
For those wanting more of a physical challenge, Hatha Flow:
Morning Hatha Flow: Thursday 7.30 - 8.30am V
Lunchtime Hatha Flow: Tuesday 12.30 – 2pm V + RR
Evening Hatha Flow: Wednesday 6.15 – 7.45pm V + RR
Saturday Refresh Yoga: Saturday 9.00-10.30am V
*iRest (Monday evenings)
We're collaborating with other iRest certified teachers to offer a weekly drop-in class on Monday evenings 8.00 - 8.30 pm. Each week will be a different teacher. These sessions are for everybody: beginners, those wanting to take their meditation further, and those wanting a shared meditation experience. Each session will be a unique opportunity to more fully experience the present moment, reaffirm your sense of purpose in life, cultivate a sense of inner well-being, and proactively engage in difficult feelings, emotions and beliefs. Please register here where you will receive further details.
Thanks so much for reading this far - and now for the Covid Guidelines for anyone coming to The River Room
Covid & Reopening - Please note the following for all teachers & students
- Entrance/exit for classes is via the metal steps on the river side of the Mill only
- Class members use only the downstairs toilets.
- The internal door to the upstairs corridor from the River Room entrance will be locked (though will open if the fire alarm goes off).
- We need to log details of who comes into the building for test and trace. When you enter the Mill, please sign in via the sign-up sheets or the NHS App. Alternatively, if you have a fob, please use it even if the doors are open as it records when you come in. Tutors are responsible for logging details of who comes into their classes.
- For now, please don't use any RR equipment. Can all tutors and students bring their own equipment.
- Please wash/sanitise your hands on entering the Mill and wear masks in communal areas, unless you are exempt. Note we are changing the sanitiser to a less sticky version to encourage you to use it!
- Good ventilation is important, so please keep doors and windows open if possible.
- Please clean the floor and all touchpoint in the RR following a class and If you are using the cleaning materials provided, please note that they must be left on a surface for five minutes to work.
- The showers will reopen (on advice from the City Council)
- Daily cleaning (during the week) of touchpoints and toilets will be carried out
- We have been trying to find out what distance people should be keeping from each other, particularly inside. The Government guidance isn’t clear and I am waiting to hear back from the City Council about what their advice is. In the meantime, try to keep 2m apart, or at least 1m with masks. There are a couple of 2m lengths of wood in the mezzanine and atrium to help you get this right – it’s a lot further than you think!
- There is likely to be more pressure on parking, so do travel by foot/bicycle/public transport if possible and only park in the Mill spaces (not the Lancaster Cohousing spaces). If no spaces are available park on Forge Lane opposite.
- Don’t come into the Mill if you are feeling unwell, have had a positive Covid test or have been in close contact with someone who has had a positive test
Rebecca and Will xx
I was introduced to yoga as a teenager and have practiced on and off ever since. It wasn’t until my 40s, however, that I fell deeply in love with this ancient practice.
I love the physical strength, flexibility and release it gives me. Most of all though I love the way in which yoga, in its fullest sense, makes me feel more alive than I had ever hoped for. And part of this feeling of vitality has meant becoming ever more sensitive to the vastness of what it means to be human, including some of the bits I might rather avoid. Living with yoga means living with and embracing contradiction.
Wanting to deepen and share this practice, I decided to train as a yoga teacher and qualified with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2016. I teach a variety of classes, drawing on different styles of yoga and always aiming to be as inclusive of all types of bodies, range of experience as possible.
My week and indeed my life have been lifted to a new place ever since I’ve been coming to your wonderful yoga classes. You have an extraordinary talent for conveying what I believe is the real essence of yoga. I have learnt so much through your teaching about automatic responses to life, and how through…Read More
As a relative newby to yoga I was a initially a little nervous, Rebecca managed to naturally create a relaxed environment, which eased this anxiety. The classes where themed in a way that supported the kind of grounding I required – after being diagnosed with PTSD, Ashtanga was recommended to me. Rebecca was intuitive to…Read More
I’ve been attending Rebecca’s classes on the advice of my osteopath. I’m 65 and quite stiff with an occasional dodgy back and knees that have just about survived two instances of surgery when I was a child. I also seem to fall over a lot and have come off worse for wear when dealing with…Read More
Rebecca truly is the most wonderful yoga teacher. I always look forward to her classes…she takes such care in making each one different, I seem to learn something new each week. Rebecca often reads out a beautiful or thought provoking quote or chapter. I always leave wishing I could bottle the feeling I have the…Read More
I was an absolute beginner and a little nervous about yoga when I first went to Rebecca’s Gentle Yoga class on a Friday morning in the very beautiful River Room at Halton Mill. Two years on and I am very pleased I started. The class is mixed ability and can be as light or strong…Read More
Rebecca is a gifted yoga teacher, in every sense of what that might mean. Her gentle and nurturing approach guides and encourages us through our practice, even when she is being tough. She is also one of life’s ‘yoga’ scholars, and dotted throughout her classes I love how she shares new insights, understandings and reflective…Read More
Whenever I feel a bit meh and reluctant to go to yoga Rebecca hits the spot with a great mix of poses and relaxation, delivered with equanimity and good humour. Rebecca has the gift of managing to hold the class, so that everyone feels supported and valued; she inspires confidence while also being humble, and…Read More
I began attending Rebecca’s classes before the inception of the River Room- a welcoming and beautiful space. Rebecca’s teaching is grounded on her serious study of yoga and is always thoughtful and sensitive to the abilities of her students. Her inclusive classes provide challenges for those who seek them though everyone is catered for. There…Read More
I find Rebecca an inspiring yoga teacher. Her commitment to it feels deep and heartfelt. I really appreciate and enjoy the calm and meditative atmosphere in her beautiful room, her attention to breathing and micro movements, and the generosity of what she offers of herself.Read More
I felt immediately welcomed and supported when I joined Rebecca’s Gentle Yoga class on Friday mornings at the River Room, Halton. Each week I learn more about the breath, the postures, the body … and myself. Rebecca’s style of teaching suits me and it is a joy to hear her quote a poem or a quotation…Read More