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.
Simply put, yoga is amazing. It's inherent nurturing nature is incredibly healing for all who practice as it encourages the unfolding of our true selves through union of body, mind and spirit. Yoga is a spiritual practice and is a non-competitive in approach. All it asks of you is to turn up exactly as you are, and practice. Only when you practice, and practice again, and again, will you start to feel its benefits.
What to expect?
At Beinspired we teach an intuitive and flowing form of Hatha Yoga; an asana (posture) practice which combines classic postures with breath work and with awareness of the energies of alignment and connection to the subtle body. Our classes will help you to ease tension in body and mind, creating greater physical and mental ease and increasing your sense of wellbeing. Classes are nourishing, strengthening and uplifting, as we encourage students to experience the transformative and enlightening effects of yoga for themselves.
As a Reiki Master teacher, holistic therapist and student of Ayurveda, Beinspired’s founder Emma Després teaches in a deeply intuitive way, allowing a safe and supportive environment in which students of all levels can deepen their practice.
Vicki Eppelein, who is also a Reiki practitioner, teaches the Sunday morning class. This class finishes with a long guided relaxation, ideal for those who would like to enjoy an easeful beginning to Sunday. We recommend you bring a blanket to this class.
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 email@example.com. It is essential that you let the teacher know, in confidence, that you are pregnant regardless of the stage of pregnancy.
We know what it’s like when you’re keen to get to a yoga class to support the postnatal period but on-demand breastfeeding (or bottle feeding) dictates otherwise. For this reason, at Beinspired we are keen that postnatal women are given the opportunity to bring their babes in arms (babies who pretty much stay in one place, so not crawling or toddling) to our classes so that they can be fed as needed.
Please read our full Statement of Inclusion here.