With classes at Edinburgh Yoga Studios’ costing an average £12 a session, yoga has become a pastime for people with a high disposable income, which just doesn’t seem right!
Yoga classes at Tollcross Community Centre started in 2008 and have been running ever since. In August 2018 some of the classes relocated to Boroughmuir High School. My aim is to provide affordable drop in yoga class for everyone.
I believe yoga should be accessible to everyone and whilst I may not be able to offer a luxurious studio interior, you’ll find our environment is inclusive, non-intimidating, non-judgemental and in the winter, yes, you’ll find it’s a little bit drafty!!!
You will find us at Tollcross Community Centre ALP, the Community Wing is attached to Tollcross Primary School, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG on a Wednesday night and Boroughmuir High School, 111 Viewforth, Edinburgh, EH11 1FL on a Monday night.
Classes run throughout the year and students are welcome to drop in to any of the sessions. The cost is £5 or £4 Student/Concession and no advance booking is necessary. Bring your mat and arrive five minutes before the class start time.
|MONDAY||18.00-19.00||Yoga General||Boroughmuir, Gym Hall|
|WEDNESDAY||18.00-19.00||Yoga Motion||Tollcross, Room 1|
|WEDNESDAY||19.30-20.45||Core & Restore (Monthly)||Beetroot Sauvage|
Yoga General | Boroughmuir, Gym Hall (Awaiting new dates)
This class will bring awareness to your posture and the correct alignment of the body. Enabling you to develop an understanding of the yoga postures and breathing techniques with a view to strengthening, increasing cardiovascular development, gaining flexibility and aligning the body through time and practice. Variations are given to suit all levels.
Yoga Motion | Tollcross, Room 1 (Awaiting new dates)
This dynamic flowing power class will focus on strength in postures and is designed to build muscle tone and a strong, healthy, flexible body. We will work to build confidence, flexibility and strength in preparation for arm and head balances. This is a powerful and challenging class. This class is not suitable for beginners.
Core and Restore | Beetroot Sauvage (Monthly Classes)
This dynamic flowing core class will focus on strength in postures and is designed to build muscle tone and a strong, healthy, flexible body. We will work to build confidence, flexibility and core strength in preparation for arm and head balances. Towards the end of the class we will transition into quieter work that balances the nervous system with restorative and yin postures.
If you are a new to yoga you will be encouraged to rest as much as you need. You will pick things up every time you practice and before you know it you will start feeling the benefits of the practice. This is a powerful and challenging class with a lovely time of restoration towards the end.
This class can be booked via Edinburgh Community Yoga – You can pay £10, £7 or £3 for this class.
Classes are held in Edinburgh Community Yoga’s Studio at Beetroot Sauvage
2021 Dates: 15/09/2021, 13/10/2021, 10/11/2021, 08/12/2021 2022 Dates: 26/01/2022, 23/02/2022, 23/03/2022, 20/04/2022, 18/05/2022, 15/06/2022, 13/07/2022 and 10/08/2022