About my classes
I like to think that my classes are personal, inclusive and unique. I encourage observation, inquiry, awareness, openness, creativity, self exploration as well as self expression. Our yoga practice can teach us so much about ourselves and how we can both live and communicate more skilfully in our day to day lives. My intention is for my students to experience a higher state of consciousness so that they feel empowered, inspired and relaxed at the end of every class. I try to teach with authenticity from what I intuitively feel is needed in each individual session, whether it’s philosophy, anatomical focus, breath work or yoga nidra.
I always place a strong emphasis on awareness of breath, integrated with correct postural alignment of our bones and muscles, which in turn encourages therapeutic as well as energetic healing for the inner and outer body. This deepens our relationship with our innermost self because when the energy of the breath (prana) flows without obstruction within our bodies, we feel a sense of freedom from both physical, emotional and mental tension. In turn this encourages us to feel more open, more confident, vibrant, stronger and lighter both in body and mind.
There are no prerequisites to practicing yoga, no matter what strength, flexibility, size or age, I welcome and invite students of all ability to be open to all possibilities, embrace and expand your experience of yoga and life.
Weekly and Monthly Class Schedule
9.30 – 11.00 am – Therapeutic/ pranayama/ yin/ restorative yoga class – (to be pre-booked 6 week course) – max 10 persons per session at The Granary Yoga Cabin Studio, Manor Farm, Brogborough – PLACES AVAILABLE – please email me to book.
7 – 8.30pm – NEW – Yoga Beginner/ Yoga Basics for men and women – 6 week course with my husband Brian Riley (to be pre-booked – Tuesday 5th March – Tuesday 9th April) – max 10 persons per session at The Granary Yoga Cabin Studio, Manor Farm, Brogborough – for more info or to reserve your place please email Brian riley – email@example.com
6.45 – 8.15 pm – Alignment-based vinyasa flow hatha yoga – All levels – open drop in class – Swallowfield Lower School, 37 Weathercock Cl, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8SR
7.00 – 8.30 pm – Therapeutic/ pranayama/ yin/ restorative yoga class – (to be pre-booked 6 week course) – max 10 persons per session at The Granary Yoga Cabin Studio – Manor Farm, Brogborough – FULLY SUBSCRIBED Please contact me to go on the waiting list.
Monthly Friday master-class sessions The Granary Yoga Studio – please check Workshops/master-classes page for more details of what’s on each month. .Places are limited for these classes, so will need to be pre-booked and pre-paid please to secure your place.
Monthly Vinyasa flow master-class, please see workshop/master-class page for dates and venue details.
Please see below for more detailed class descriptions
Drop in for Wednesday vinyasa class £12 pay on the door – Or 5 class pass (to be used in 6 weeks) can be purchased here online for £50. You will receive your pass when you arrive at the class.
Tues and Thurs specialised 6 week course, cost £96 and is held at The Granary Yoga Cabin, Manor Farm, Brogborough and needs to be pre-booked via message/ email to check availability please firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07876337908.
Class Passes and one to one payment options
Please note that there is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all 121 private bookings. For cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice, I’m afraid that you will be charged the full appointment fee unless you are sick or injured (and can provide a doctor’s note) Many thanks Brigitte
Therapeutic Yoga classes
These unique yoga therapeutic/ pranayama/ somatics/ yin/ restorative styled classes, (Tues and Thurs) help to release energy blockages within the body and you can expect to work at a slower pace, designed to stimulate the bodies natural healing mechanisms. Each session, there is a different focus, you will be encouraged to observe, pay attention and really listen to your breath, body and mind, so that you gain clarity, focus and the nervous system calms, which is profoundly healing. This approach enables you to release held patterns or mis-alignments, assist in recovery from trauma, physical injuries, immune system disorders, as well as stress/ anxiety and fatigue that can erratically affect digestive health, sleep patterns, emotional states and general sense of well being.
Private one to ones
One-to-one tuition or small personal group sessions are tailored specifically for your personal level of experience and can be dynamic yoga or restorative depending on your goals and lifestyle. I have studied extensively in rehabilitating the body to therapeutically stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanisms. This comprehensive approach releases held patterns and can assist recovery from trauma, physical injuries, mis-alignments, surgery or a variety of stress-related or immune system disorders to chronic or debilitating illnesses as well as treating depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, irregular sleep patterns, fertility, digestive disorders, frequent headaches, asthma, back pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, joint pain, scoliosis, the menopause. These sessions take place in my fully equipped private Cabin Studio in Woburn Sands and the cost is £50 per hour, please contact me to book.
Yoga is for everyone, you are never too tight, too old, too young or too weak to begin. It is for all body sizes, males and females as well as all ages. This six week introduction course is open to brand new beginners as well as those who are maybe feeling a little out of condition and wish to reconnect with the fundamentals of yoga and alignment techniques working at a much slower pace. Brian has a compassionate approach to teaching and creates a safe space, meeting each student at their own level, so that each individual feels supported within their own unique practice. He has a deep understanding of body anatomy and offers lots of encouragement to enable students to find a deeper awareness within their bodies and minds. Brian is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
Restorative Yoga is profoundly healing to the mind and body and it’s also a wonderful way to way to relax and soothe frayed nerves. These classes are literally about relaxation. At a Restorative class you will use bolsters, blankets, and blocks so that the body can experience the benefits of a pose without having to exert any effort. The poses are simple and sometimes held for as long as 20 minutes, after which you will feel revived and absolutely divine. Restorative classes can be privately booked for groups of 4 or 5 at a cost of £15 per person. These sessions will take place in my fully equipped cabin studio in Woburn Sands, please contact me to arrange.
Mixed level alignment-based flow class
Wednesday evenings – my vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement synchronised with breath. This class is choreographed into a creative sequence so that we smoothly and safely transition from one pose to the next. Expect an intention, meditation, breathing techniques, mudra’s, body/breath movement awareness, you will learn how to correct the bodily alignment of your bones/muscles too, to occasionally be challenged, to explore, to play and to relax.
Asana vinyasa monthly master-class
This monthly vinyasa master-class is appropriate for yoga teachers and all levels of yoga student whom have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of mind/body awareness – except complete beginners. Adaptations and modifications will be always be given for those less flexible or advanced. Expect to be taught strong finely tuned alignment technique, to build strength as well as gain flexibility and be inspired. You will be guided in to a flowing, creative and carefully planned sequence, that will guide you towards an advanced apex pose, this class is challenging but always fun!
Yin is a passive, quiet, meditative practice, but can also be quite intense and challenging. The purpose is to apply moderate stress to the connective tissue, the tendons, fascia and ligaments, with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Yin consists of mostly seated postures which encourage a feeling of release and letting go.