If you’re looking for yoga teachers or classes in Frome, Somerset, we can offer some options.
Ben Parkes is an experienced yoga teacher. He has a unique yoga studio in a Victorian three-storey house, which serves as the base for his Yoga practice. Ben teaches yoga in Frome, Somerset, as well as Bradford on Avon, and Westbury in Wiltshire.
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What sort of yoga is it?
Ben works in the Hatha yoga tradition, a type of yoga which involves movement, stretching, and breathing. Ben studied with the Traditional Yoga Association whose objective is to preserve and promote a wide range of ancient yoga practices.
These practices include asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (breathing), and in addition Ben’s classes are tailored to a holistic approach which includes vinyasa (flowing movement), mudras (hand symbols), as well as exercises in meditation and mindfulness.
Using other approaches such as chanting, massage, sound work, dynamic meditation, music, reflective silence and more, Ben’s Frome Yoga classes are truly holistic.
With the safety and well-being of every participant as a prime objective, Ben ensures there is adequate warm up at the start of each class to prepare you for the yoga to follow, including yoga nidra (relaxation) at the conclusion of each class too.
As a qualified and experienced teacher, Ben is able to provide Yoga classes in Frome for men and women of all levels of ability and experience.
Miranda Falconer runs a variety of yoga classes in Frome to accommodate all levels of ability, ages, and fitness. She also runs some specific classes for antenatal yoga and birth preparation which will be ideal for mums-to-be and their partners.
I personally drop into Miranda’s Monday morning yoga class in Christchurch Hall, which is in Park Road – it’s a friendly little class, in a quiet and peaceful setting, with friendly people taking part.
Miranda has tailored this class to the needs of people who who don’t, perhaps, have a strict or very disciplined yoga practice, but who certainly understand that what she offers here can increase fitness, improve flexibility and alleviate aches and pains.
Indeed, each week is devoted to a specific area of the body, and if you take the techniques taught there home and practice them, you’ll soon see your fitness and flexibility improve.
Miranda also offers breath work, relaxation and strengthening yoga classes for mums-to-be. Although she runs classes focused on antenatal yoga, she’s also delighted to offer one-to-two private sessions with women and their partners.
She supplies cushions and blankets, although you might like to bring a yoga mat yourself if you have one.
Miranda has been involved with yoga and meditation for more than 10 years. In fact she began teaching in 2004, after an intensive training programme which she undertook in Thailand. She is a Hatha and Chakra yoga teacher, which means that she is an expert in understanding the connection between yoga, the asanas, or postures, and the impact that yoga practice has on a man or woman’s psychological and physical well-being.
Due to her ongoing study of many yoga disciplines, she’s evolved her own gentle strengthening form of Hatha yoga. She’s also qualified as a structural yoga therapist, and sees clients both in classes and on a one-to-one basis.
Miranda’s antenatal classes are based on her experience and qualifications as a pregnancy yoga teacher. She apprentice during her own pregnancy in 2009 with her colleague and trainer Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, one of Britain’s most well-known and experienced pregnancy yoga teacher trainers.
Miranda completed her yoga teacher training in the summer of 2009 and has been offering a variety of classes ever since then.
You can contact her on 07861 245 940 .
Suzanne at The Welshmill
Yoga teacher Suzanne has established a wonderful yoga sanctuary in the old Welsh Mill in Frome. Her Frome yoga studio is on the fourth floor of the Welsh Mill, where she holds daily classes both of yoga and meditation.
She works privately one-to-one with clients, as well as offering classes, private group workshops, and retreat days. She also offers teaching in meditation and Reiki.
With long experience of yoga classes behind her in Fontmell Magna, Dorset, Suzanne brings years of experience to Frome. The variety of classes that she offers will ensure there is something available for everybody.
For example there are rejuvenating early morning classes, afternoon restorative classes, and in the evenings there are mellow calming classes as well as mindfulness and meditation classes which work to release tension and soothe stress.
Her website is definitely the best place to go to find out more about her yoga practice, the drop-in classes that she offers, and in particular the retreat days which seem very popular.
You’ll find on Suzanne’s website a wonderful testimonial from a Sunday Times journalist who observed that “Suzanne’s Sivananda style yoga is similar to Hatha yoga, with positions to work through, but also with a strong focus on the meditative side. Even novices will find healing in Suzanne’s voice pitch perfect chanting.”
You can contact Suzanne either by phone or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Her website is fromeyoga.co.uk