Lorna is a Diploma qualified Yoga teacher affiliated with the British Wheel of Yoga. She teaches Hatha yoga (yoga of movement) from beginners through to intermediates in group classes and restorative and gentle therapy style yoga for seniors and those with health issues in private classes. She incorporates the importance of the body and the breath as a link to the mind. She enjoys exploring with a variety of styles so that her students can experience the many different ways to deepen their own experiences with yoga.
Her classes are friendly and non-competitive, and everyone is encouraged to work within their limitations with modifications and variations to deepen or lighten the asana practice. She pays particular attention to alignment and the subtleties within each posture and encourages students to be fully present in the body.
Hatha Beginners: 6:00 - 7:00pm (level 1)
Hatha Beginners: 7:30 - 8:30pm (level 1)
Hatha Beginners: 10-11am (level 1)
Hatha Beginners: 6-7pm (level 1)
Hatha Intermediates: 7:30-8:30pm (level 2)
Hatha Beginners to next step: 09:15-10:30am (level 1-2)
Workshops 08:45 - 11:15 On the last Saturday morning of each month. (level 1- 2-3).
One to one therapy sessions for seniors, recovery from illness or injury or simply to go deeper into a practice. Please email or ring for details
Yoga is more than just about lengthening and strengthening. It becomes about living life better on and off the mat.
'Yogash citta vritti nirodhah' 'Yoga is the cessation of the movements of the mind' Patanjali's Yoga Sutras
'People come to yoga for different reasons. Most are looking for a way to improve their health. Others are interested in effective tools to manage stress. Still others seek personal and spiritual growth. Yoga offers all these things. It's a practice that revitalises the body, calms the mind and deepens self-awareness'
The poses are adapted for all capabilities and variations and modifications are offered to enable the correct alignment for each individual. The beginners' classes are aimed at those who have never done yoga before or who are returning to yoga after a long break.
This class is ideal for all students who have had at least 12 months or more of a regular and consistent practice of yoga and would like to progress towards 2nd or 3rd level poses.
This class is ideal for students who already have some knowledge of yoga and a reasonable level of mobility and strength. Students can expect to refine techniques and move towards more complicated slow flows which will includes holds in certain asanas; emphasis will be on safe transitions between poses. Some time will also be spent in increasing strength. Pranayama (breathing exercises) will be included as part of the relaxation process.
The theme will vary each month, some exemples could be: yoga for relaxation, enjoying backbends, discovering inversions or working towards a peak posture. These longer sessions will always include all aspects of a yoga practice, such as pranayama (breathing techniques) pratyahara (turning the senses inward) and different types of yoga nidra (guided relaxation techniques). Some experience of yoga recommended. Booking is essential, call or email for details.
So I’ve been reading a lot about the benefits of yoga for body and mind in various places for some time. When a family member mentioned Lorna’s Yoga to me I was intrigued although a little apprehensive having never been to a fitness class in my life. I found Lorna extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable. She guides you through each pose in an easy follow and structured way, offering valuable tips and adaptations for all abilities. Lorna also places a lot of focus on the mindfulness that comes from yoga. I felt so at home I immediately booked a block of sessions and I’m pleased to say I am now a regular. My job can be stressful at times and I have found Lorna’s classes to be a great way of unwinding at the end of the week. It feels like a piece of ‘me’ time that I can enjoy with Lorna’s guidance leaving feeling rejuvenated each week. I am already feeling the benefits in my flexibility and with my life work balance. I would highly recommend anyone to give yoga a try and Lorna provides a perfect environment in which to do so.
This clsasses of yoga were the one I felt tthat suit me in all aspects. It improved my quality of life in all aspects. Plus, it help me to relax and how to keep it throgouht the week. The yoga restorative has been helping me to relax, minimise my strees and improve my quality of life. The teacher is amazing, always available to correct our posture during the class, explaining the benefits of each postures. Moerover always welcoming everyone and she is always available to speak with studentes on the end the class or in the begining in case if you have any query. I advise everyone to try yoga class and see the benefits from this.
Yoga classes with Lorna are a true inspiration. She promotes a sense of calm and spirituality and has given me the confidence to feel good about my body. She tailors the poses to suit individuals and is aware of any adjustments for any ailments we might have. I am really feeling the benefits of her classes. They are relaxed and friendly and the perfect escape from the pressures of everyday life. I have a bad back, and shoulder and knee and I have felt very looked after as she suggests modifications at every step and uses props so that I can still feel the total benefit of the poses. Thank you Lorna.
Lorna is with British wheel of Yoga the most prestigious yoga organisation in uk and apart from that, she is a very kind and care about each individual in her group and when is come to teaching yoga she is thoughtful and intelligent. Namaste.
I am working with Lorna as a BWY student teacher also .She has a lovely thoughtful yet enthusiastic approach to her teaching which I’m sure her students will benefit greatly from.
A very friendly and relaxed class. Lorna is professional and an extremely competent instructor. She has time for everyone and helps her students with their poses if they need it. I find the whole yoga experience very beneficial and I would highly recommend this class to all.
I have no hesitation in recommending Lorna – her guidance and teaching-style are ideal for beginners; calm, supportive and with a sense of humour thrown in. If I lived closer, I’d live to come along!
Lorna has a kind and thoughtful approach to her teaching. She creates a beautiful calm environment allowing her students to find peace in class. Her sense of humour makes everyone feel at home. I’ve enjoyed my classes with her.
I am student on the same course with Lorna. Already you can see Lornas natural caring approach to her yoga emerging. Her style makes you feel reassured that she is there with you on your yoga journey. I would be happy to attend her classes.
If you have been thinking about yoga for a long-time but a bit nervous to start then I can recommend Lorna’s class. Thanks to her gentle nature and simple instructions she makes you feel at ease from the start. There is a lovely feeling in the class and the course is progressive but we never force our bodies . She keeps the group small so that she has time to explain and correct peoples posture. I tried a course much nearer to my house but I prefer to take the longer journey to Lorna’s class. I can highly recommend it and I feel lucky to have found it. I feel that it is actually doing me some good!
My daughter and I joined Lorna’s beginners yoga class together and thoroughly enjoy the small group and calm, mindful start to our busy weekends. During each lesson we are taught some new poses and Lorna is attentive to each of us to ensure we are following correctly and achieving the most benefit for our body from the pose. I would definitely recommend her beginners class to anyone thinking of starting yoga – you will receive a warm welcome.