YOGA CLASSES IN THE LAKE DISTRICT
Our classes are inclusive and suitable for all levels of practice and experience. We guide you through asana practice sessions to suit your own unique physiology and we ensure that the practice is a safe and effective one for you. We teach Yin and Yang classes from a functional perspective encouraging a friendly and warm environment where you will feel looked after and guided from a place of experience and anatomical knowledge.
"Our classes are guided sessions that are based in teachings that accelerate your experiential learning process, so you will quickly understand how to access a fuller dimension of the physical, emotional and mental benefits of yoga" -Gaby Maass, Senior Yoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer.
"Yoga "poses" are not a form or commodity, to achieve or attain; yoga postures are asanas that have a powerful healing & strengthening effect in your physiology, your mind and your soul" -Gaby Maass, Senior Yoga Teacher & Trainer.
"When we teach from a functional perspective we focus on the purpose of the posture or flow rather than the external form" -Gaby Maass, Senior Yoga Teacher & Trainer.
"When practicing yoga asana less is more; yet, it is about looking deeper, wider into what is arising in the moment" - Gaby Maass
Prices and availability
There are just 12 bookable spaces per class.
Class Timetable, Prices and Descriptions:
I am currently taking bookings for our new 9 weeks course starting on week commencing on the 5th of October 2020, please see below for details.
Please book online below or pay by bank transfer if you prefer (please ask for bank details).
New students can also join any time through the course if there is space. Please get in touch to discuss.
For occasional ‘drop-in’ classes please arrive 10 minutes before the class to make payment with cash, cheque or online.
If you are up in the Lakes for a holiday, please do drop in to any of the classes.
School Students drop-in class- £10 (up to 16 years old)
The Fellside Centre, Low Fellside, Kendal LA9 4NH
Plenty of free parking at Kendal Booths supermarket from 6pm
Monday 7 - 8:15pm (Venue: Fellside Centre, Kendal)
£90 for 9 week course (paid in advance) course starting on the 5th of October 2020
Drop-in price: £13 per person per class (must be paid before the class)
Class taught by Matthew France, rock climber and 200h TT Continuum Yoga School & 100h Paul Grilley Yin yoga certified, or taught by Gaby Maass occasionally. This is a Yin Yoga class suitable for all, and particularly recommended for beginners, those with injuries, and athletes of all kinds. In this class we practice deep floor postures for three to five minutes at a time. The practice particularly targets the connective tissue of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine thus increasing mobility and deep tissue strength.
Tuesday 6:15 - 8pm (Venue: Fellside Centre, Kendal)
£108 for 9 week course (paid in advance) course starting on the 6th of October 2020
Drop-in price: £15 per person per class
Class taught by Gaby Maass. This is a Continuum Yoga Yin/Yang evening flow class with a balanced, medium to slow, mindful flow that starts with Yin openings (long holds) targeting the deep tissues of the lower body, and evolves gradually and fluidly into a more Yang, but slow dynamic sequence that targets the upper body. It finishes with a few Yin or calming postures and a relaxation. This class is more suitable for students that are looking to delve deeply into the true nature of yoga asana practice and are prepared to challenge what they think they already know about yoga.
All classes are suitable for beginners and experienced yogis alike and are great for climbers and athletes to strengthen and increase the mobility of the whole musculoskeletal system.
Advice and guidance
When practicing Yoga, let go of the competitive mind set. Real Yoga is not just a work-out, it is not just techniques for relaxation, and it is not cross-training. It is a spiritual practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. The purpose is to calm the mind, open the heart, and stimulate our spiritual evolution.
“Asana practice serves two purposes, it develops awareness of chi movement in the physical dimension and prepares the body for sitting comfortably in meditation. Yin yoga is the relaxed practice of floor postures for three to five minutes at a time, it emphasises the connective tissues of the hips, thighs, pelvis and lower spine. By drawing awareness away from the muscles and deeper into the bones, a deep level of relaxed focus is achieved. Yang yoga is the rhythmic, flowing repetition of movements that require strength and balance. A Yang practice emphasises the muscle tissues and circulatory system. Yang yoga leaves one feeling invigorated and alert” -Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga Teacher Trainer.
“I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to come to yoga classes with Gaby at Continuum Yoga 3 or 4 times a week over the last two months, instead of just once a week. The benefits of practicing yoga more regularly soon became apparent with improved breathing and posture as well as increased strength and flexibility. Less obvious but equally important to me, having had bouts of depression since my mum died, are the psychological effects. I feel more optimistic, less stressed and prepared to face life’s ups and downs. It is most definitely worth investing this time in your self”
C. Shuttleworth, Windermere, UK
“I’m especially grateful to Gabriela for having worked with me to help me reduce the severe scoliosis that I have had for 40 years and I believed that would only get worse.”
Dr. Jane Mathiesen, UK
"I really enjoyed your class and learnt more with you in 2 hours, than I have in twenty years with half a dozen different teachers! I particularly enjoyed the pace and your deep appreciation for the sacred."
R. Whiting, Windermere, UK
Terms and conditions of booking
We take bookings in advance for a predetermined, fixed date Course. New students can join classes at any time during a course- please call or email for availability and prices.
For pre-paid class in a course you must book for your preferred weekly class, for which we will reserve your space. Missed classes during any pre-paid period are not refundable or transferable to either the next course, or another person. However, if you miss a class you can attend another class, on another day at the same venue, if there is space. Please email to check availability.
Drop in classes must be paid before the class.
We may use substitute teachers to cover holidays, sickness and absence for professional development.
In the rare event that during a course we have to cancel classes for a week or more, for any reason, we will extend the course by the corresponding amount of time. (This does not include closure for weather events or force majeure). No refunds will be given if a student cancels their booking or misses classes for any reason.