‘Essentials’ yoga for beginners, York

Yoga Essentials, TUESDAYS, 7 – 8pm. 2 places left – book now!


Don’t worry if the Autumn course has already begun – we have an assistant in the room to ensure everybody knows what they’re doing. And as students move up through the school, more places become available – meaning it’s always a good time to ask about joining the class. Do get in touch and book your trial lesson – you’ll notice a huge difference in the way you feel between now and Christmas.

The Autumn Term – Yoga Essentials

Our Yoga Essentials course is a thorough, step by step, confidence-building, strength-building introduction to yoga that can gently begin to change your life. We’ve been developing this course for over a decade, and it it has earned us a first-rate reputation.

Our ‘Essentials’ yoga for beginners classes take place at our Woodthorpe venue, in York. These classes almost always start fully booked (often with a waiting list), so please email Email us today at info@peacocktreeyoga.com, if you’d like to book in for a complimentary trial lesson. In the email tell us the 3 things you wish to gain from a yoga programme with us and how long you’ve been thinking about starting yoga.

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Before long, you’ll be doing classes much like the one in the time lapse video below – but not quite so fast!! Head over to our testimonials page if you want to hear from a few of our beginner students, or read on for more details about what you can expect from our Yoga Essentials course.

Over the course of 12 weeks, you will learn:

  • Sun Salutations – the ideal way to prepare the body for the day
  • Pranayama – controlling your breath to energise the body and still the mind
  • Confidence in the alignment of the basic postures
  • Shoulderstand – preparation for holding your first inversion
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Mindful eating
  • How to create a personal practice to take anywhere

Decide and commit, don’t be wishy washy!

We encourage you to try yoga for the complete term. Give it a proper shot. Once a week is really the minimum time to practise yoga and get anywhere and 12 weeks, is a good amount of time to really feel the benefits.

You have to be practical. Some students come to class having not stretched in years, expecting to sit comfortably in lotus by week 3 – it just doesn’t happen like that. You wouldn’t expect to sit down at a piano and play a concerto after 3 weeks – yoga is a practice, like practising a musical instrument; the more consistent and committed you are, the more your body will respond and soon you’ll begin to feel the joys of living in strong, flexible body with an agile spine and a quiet mind.

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Yoga for beginners class, York

That could be YOU!

Our Autumn 2019 term begins on 1st October and spaces are opening up all the time, as students progress through the school to our Improver and Intermediate classes.

The price is £120 – for 12 classes. Students pay £108. Please read our payment policy.

If you join us part way through a 12-week cycle, you’ll only pay for the remainder of the term (and have the option to renew at the start of the next 12-week cycle).

Yoga & Efficiency

Yoga gives you time. Yoga is a moving meditation, a mindfulness practice; we concentrate on the postures and the breath. Over the period of a class, as we stretch and strengthen our bodies we soothe our mind in the process. The mind then becomes expansive and creative. Our students often report that they sleep much better and that they work far more efficiently when they practise yoga regularly.

You can read more about what our students have to say about Peacock Tree Yoga on our Google+ page, and you’ll find some short films of some of our past beginner students on the Testimonials page of this site.

Moving on up . . .

Once you’re confident and competent in the basic postures you’ll be encouraged to attend an Improver class, where we begin to work on some of the stronger postures – headstands and handstands etc.

Peacock Tree Yoga for Beginners York

Still got some burning questions? Maybe you’ll find the answers in this handy Q&A, or on our Yoga Etiquette page. You can always contact us direct, too – all the contact details are below. Oh, and don’t forget to register as soon as you can, to take advantage of our Free trial class offer!