When & Where?
Beinspired runs weekly drop-in (no need to book) yoga classes in Guernsey (active Hatha-vinyasa) at St Martin's Community Centre (upstairs) and Cobo Community Centre. Beinspired also offers a weekly slow flow yoga class at St Martin's Parish Hall on a Sunday morning (ideal for complete beginners). You can view our monthly timetable below. We would ask that students turn up about 5 minutes before the start of the class to settle themselves. We also recommend not to eat 2 hours prior to class. Please leave your shoes either outside the room or to the side of the door - thank you!
St Martin's Community Centre
St Martin's Parish Hall
Cobo Community Centre
All classes cost £12 drop-in for adults and £7 for students (teenagers and children), or you can buy a block of 5 tokens in advance for £50. Payment can be made by cash/cheque/online (please email Emma for banking details). No need to book.
Because yoga is amazing, it wakes us up! It's healing and just makes you feel better as it encourages union of body, mind and spirit and helps us feel greater connection within ourselves, to others and within the world. Yoga is a spiritual practice and is non-competitive in approach - all it asks of you is to turn up exactly as you are and practice, practice, practice…then you might start to feel its amazing benefits and sometimes life changing effects for yourself.
What to expect?
To Emma yoga encourages the unfolding of the true self, of allowing the body to awaken, the spirit to shine, the heart to lighten and the mind to experience increased freedom. Emma teaches an intuitive form of flowing Hatha yoga, encouraging awareness of the breath and giving attention to the movement of the body, thereby helping to release tension and create greater physical and mental ease in the process (reduce dis-ease) - awakening consciousness. Classes with Emma are nourishing nurturing and empowering, as she encourages students to experience the transformative, healing and enlightening effects of yoga for themselves, helping them to gain a sense of the spirit pervading the practice and all life.
As a Reiki Master teacher, a Holistic therapist and a student of Ayurveda, Emma teaches in a deeply intuitive way, allowing a safe and supportive environment which allows students of all levels to deepen their practice and encourages them to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and the impact that they each have on Mother Earth.
Vicki Eppelein, who is a qualified Yoga Teacher and a Reiki practitioner, teaches the Sunday morning yoga class, which finishes with a guided relaxation - ideal for those who would like to enjoy an easeful beginning to Sunday. We recommend you bring a blanket.
What to wear & bring?
Comfortable tightly fitting gym clothes such as t-shirts/vest-tops with leggings or shorts are recommended, together with a jumper and socks for relaxation. Please respect the yoga space when you enter by leaving your shoes by the door, classes are practiced barefoot.
While we encourage students to use their own mats for hygienic reasons, we do have spare mats that you can use.
What about injuries?
Yoga has been used since ancient times as a holistic method for preventing and healing injury and illness. However it is extremely important that you please let the teacher know, in confidence, of any injuries and medical conditions before the class commences.
What if I am pregnant?
CAN I BRING MY BABY TO CLASS?
Beinspired only accepts pregnant women with an existing yoga practice into our general classes. We can highly recommend classes with Anita Davies who is also a local doula, you can contact her firstname.lastname@example.org. It is essential that you let the teacher know, in confidence, that you are pregnant regardless of the stage of pregnancy.
I know what it’s like when you are really keen to get to a yoga class to support the post-natal period but on-demand breastfeeding (or bottle feeding) dictates otherwise. For this reason, I am keen that post-natal women are given the opportunity to bring their babes in arms (babies who fairly much stay in one place, so are not crawling or toddling) to our classes so that they can be fed as needed. The Sunday morning class may be best, certainly in the earlier post-natal period when you are healing from the inside out.
Please read our full Statement of Inclusion here.