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.
TOLLCROSS COMMUNITY CENTRE UPDATE – NOW OPEN
The centre will re-open week commencing 18th November 2019. Classes are now back on each Wednesday. For safety reasons please enter via the car park (the car park is open) and follow the fenced and boarded walkway around to the main door.
CLASSES CANCELLED | 2019/2020
Boroughmuir holiday dates: There are no classes on Mondays 19/12/2019, 23/12/2019, 30/12/2019, 10/02/2020, 06/04/2020, 13/04/2020, 20/04/2020, 04/05/2020 and 18/04/2020
Tollcross holiday dates: There are no classes on Wednesdays 18/12/2019, 25/12/2019, 01/01/2020, 12/02/2020, 08/04/2020 and 15/04/2020.
|MONDAY||18.00-19.00||Yoga General||Boroughmuir, Gym Hall|
|WEDNESDAY||18.00-19.00||Yoga Motion||Tollcross, Room 1|
|THURSDAY (12/12 & 19/12 cancelled)||18:00-19:15||Candlelit Core & Restore||Boroughmuir, Gym Hall|
Yoga General | Boroughmuir, Gym Hall
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
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.
Candlelit Core and Restore | Boroughmuir, Gym Hall
This class will be running in December for two nights only and will combine the old core class with some nourishing restorative postures and a relaxation to finish. This class is based on the principals of Ashtanga yoga and we will engage, activate and fire up the core. Variations are given to suit all levels. This class is not suitable for pregnancy. The class will run on the 12th December from 6pm to 7.15pm. Please bring something warm for relaxation – a blanket or shawl.