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If you want to stop ‘feeling your age’, then being more supple and less stiff is the best way to achieve it. I know this from personal experience and from seeing so many of my personal training clients feel much better after a good, long stretch class. And that’s exactly what Bro-ga is. There’s no lycra, no ladies who lunch and no fancy poses, just normal guys in trakkie bottoms and t-shirts who struggle putting their shoes on. And no one takes it too seriously either, not least our Yoga teachers!
All abilities welcome and our skilled instructor can work with any injuries and niggles that guys generally have, so everyone gets the most from the classes.
Our Bro-ga classes are bespoke to guys who are new to yoga and are keen to feel more supple and reduce their tightness and stiffness and in our classes we spend time focusing on the problematic areas of hamstrings, hips, shoulders and core strength.
Classes are modified to make them accessible for all ability levels and we can tailor yoga holds and poses for anyone looking to challenge their fitness and muscular endurance.
Yoga is a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety largely due to the breathe work that’s practiced during a class and this is a skill that can be carried off the mat too.
We aim for all guys to leave the class feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised and a little closer to touching their toes.
Bro-ga classes last an hour with time at the end to enjoy a crisp, refreshing beer. Join us for a free class.
Tuesday 11th October 7pm
The Fitness Tent – Chiddingfold
Wednesday 12th October 8pm
The Fitness Tent – Chiddingfold
13th October 7:30pm
Clock Barn Studio Hydestile
Wanborough Village Hall
Our 5-week courses are progressive, building from basic standing poses to more challenging movements. We strive for all students to have a good understanding of basic yoga poses and terminology by the end of the course and to be able to follow a flow sequence that incorporates all elements.
We begin each class with a gentle warm-up and end with a wind-down and deep relaxation period.
Standing postures including Warrior II and an introduction to sun salutations.
Standing postures with a focus on hip stretches and Warrior I.
Warrior I and II sequences and introducing stronger backbends.
The introduction of twists and balancing poses.
Incorporating all the learnings from previous weeks into a flowing sequence.
Following the course we offer a Bro-ga Unlimited membership to continue to learn and improve on the skills and benefits already achieved.
Meet the Teachers
Back in 1994 I rocked up at a yoga class whilst at Uni. My boyfriend at the time convinced me it would change my life for the better. It was the relaxation that I loved best. I now realise the hard work of all the postures in class is what makes the relaxation at the end even better. Little did I know that this would lead me to become a qualified yoga teacher by 26 years old. I have been living and teaching Yoga in Cranleigh for 15 years now. I love seeing people transform through Yoga. You do not need to be a vegetarian or to stop smoking before starting yoga. Start Yoga and the rest will naturally fall into place. Yoga is a positive lifestyle choice and practice of self-care. It enables us to be who we are and do what we do wholeheartedly.
Teaches the Tuesday and Wednesday classes.
I began teaching yoga in 2020 following completion of my 200hr yoga teacher training at Akram Yoga Studios in Surrey. I attended my first yoga class in my 20s (way back in the 00’s) and found it to be a really positive way to exercise, gently encouraging myself to see what my body was capable of rather than pushing or forcing myself to achieve a certain goal. It was an antidote to diet culture and the heroin chic image prevalent in the media at the time. Instead of moving to make myself fit someone else’s idea of what I should be, yoga was and still is empowering.
Over the years I’ve begun to see yoga as much more than a set of physical sequences. Committing to a yoga practice encourages us to show up as we are, flaws and all, and spend time without distraction. How often do we do that?
Teaches the Thursday class.
So, why yoga? Yoga has weaved in and out of my life for 20 years and is the net that always catches me. After 15 years of working in high-stress, corporate environments followed by bringing up two children, I knew that I needed to take a deep breath, listen to my intuition and change direction. I wanted to teach others about the power of yoga and the way its practice can sculpt the body, remould the mind and transform life. I started my first 200-hour teacher training programme with Jason Pooley at The House of Yoga, and I haven’t looked back. I look forward to sharing my passion for this ancient art with you, and I’m excited for your revolutions and breakthroughs. Yoga can change lives. It offers you the opportunity to become both emotionally and physically healthier, stronger and more balanced. It can inspire people to make better choices in their lives. I see the way in which yoga lights the way to be more compassionate, more serving, more connected, more human. I want to share this.
Teaches the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday classes.
“I love the Bro-ga classes, it’s the right level, right mix of people and a great teacher too”
“Bro-ga was really good – excellent coaching at a level I could just about keep up with!”
“Great class, very light hearted and already seen the benefits in my flexibility in just a few weeks”
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