Yoga classes focus on developing strength and comfort in the body, flowing through postures while staying connected to your breath.
I currently offer a ‘Feel Good Friday Yoga’ virtual class from 9.20am-10.20am on Fridays. Yoga classes are live-streamed on the Zoom platform from my home in Rugby, Warwickshire. Over the warm summer months, I’ll be running outdoor yoga sessions too.
Once the pandemic restrictions have eased, I hope to restart in-person yoga classes from Townsend Memorial Hall, 1 Lilbourne Road, Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore, Rugby CV23 0BD but for now, it’s online only.
Virtual classes are £6 for each drop-in session or £30 for the next 6-week and admission to the Members’ Area section of this website providing access to a range of videos from Yoga to Detox, Yoga for Healthy Hamstrings, Yoga for Stiff & Slouchy Shoulders and Stretchy Full Body Flow.
These are dynamic yoga classes which include meditation, breathwork, yoga postures and relaxation. I like to apply ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. Elements of yoga philosophy are often weaved into the class to help you understand something of the context of the yoga you are practising.
Yoga is non-competitive, which means that you don’t need to be better or stronger than others in class. There’s no need to compare yourselves to other students, wishing your heels could reach the floor in ‘downward dog’ like the person next to you! All that matters is your own practice, that you focus on where you are and accept what you’re able to achieve at this present time.
Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down.Jigar Gor
All sequences are carefully planned and inclusive to all. I provide options for all students to ensure those of all levels and abilities have something to work on. I love to combine thoughtful sequencing, a spirit of liveliness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. Regular attendance helps firm muscles, improve balance, increase flexibility and calm the mind.
“I can highly recommend Gemma Murphy’s Yoga classes. She has a calming presence in her teaching method, encouraging you to really connect with your mind and body whilst pushing yourself to achieve new limits. It is a lovely group that Gemma tailors to suit all abilities. As a total beginner I didn’t feel ‘behind’ in any way as we were encouraged to take the class at our own pace. I would highly recommend this class.”Corinne S.
“A lovely teacher and excellent classes for both beginner through to advanced level. I have been practising yoga for a long time and I started Gemma’s classes though Covid-19 lockdown on Zoom. The yoga teachings are both challenging and mindful. She holds poses for long enough to feel tired and then flows to another pose with different options for your level. At the end, I always feel relaxed and energised for the rest of the day.”Rachel P.
Beginners welcome. Come as you are with whatever yoga experience you have, to a feel good flow yoga class. You will need to complete a British Wheel of Yoga registration health form and read the guidance sheet before attending any live-stream or in-person classes.