YOGA ASANA CLASSES
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 guide you though a quiet and/or smooth dynamic session from a form free perspective. We encourage 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 and movement" -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:
Classes are starting on Thursday 11th of January 2024
Please book online below or pay by bank transfer if you prefer (please ask for bank details if you don't have them already).
New students can also join any time through the course.
Thursday 12:30- 2pm
£78 for 6 week course (paid in advance) Currently running from 11th of January -15th of February 2024
Next 6 weeks course will be running from 22nd of February -28th of March 2024 (please book in advance in the link above)
All levels of experience welcome
Venue: The River room, Halton Mill, Halton near Lancaster (Only 25-30 minutes from Kendal)
This beautiful venue offers a warm and luminous space in which to relax. The venue has all the yoga equipment required but if you prefer you can bring your yoga mat. Plenty of parking available onsite.
Drop-in price: £16 per person per class
Class taught by Gaby Maass. This is a In U Yoga midday yin 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 active, but slow dynamic sequence that targets the upper body. It finishes with a quiet practice and a relaxation. This class is suitable for students with any degree of experience that are looking to delve deeply into the true purpose 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 dancers, climbers and athletes to strengthen and increase the mobility of the whole musculoskeletal system.
Advice and guidance
When practicing Yoga asana (postures), let go of the competitive mind set. Yoga asana is not just a work-out, it is not just techniques for relaxation, and it is not cross-training. It is a wholistic wellbeing practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. The purpose is to energise and balance the body, 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 Trainer
“I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to come to yoga classes with Gaby 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.
Missed classes during any pre-paid period are not refundable or transferable to either the next course, or another person. 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.