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Throughout the year I teach a rolling programme of yoga classes in Cumbria.  I also offers technique clinics, workshops, yoga days and other special events, all aimed at individuals wishing to deepen their practice and broaden their understanding of yoga.

All classes and most events are held at Eaglesfield Village Hall (CA13 0RN), just 2 miles from Cockermouth.

My 10-week summer programme commences on Tuesday 19th June and is split into two 5-week blocks (19th June – 19th July and 7th August – 5th September).  You can find details of summer classes and events on my events page.

The autumn timetable shown below will then commence on Tuesday 25th September.

Sarah Kekus – Yoga Teacher

Sarah has practised yoga since she was teenager. But, it was not until she started practising Ashtanga, that she really fell in love with the peace and headspace that can come from a powerful practise linking breath with continuous flowing movement.

Initially qualifying as an Ashtanga yoga teacher, she then undertook a specific “Yoga for Dancers” training and then went on to gain a “Yoga for Sport” qualification, after training with Sarah Ramsden, who coaches yoga to Manchester United and Manchester City football players.  She has also completed an intensive Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training with David Swenson and, most recently, she’s been studying “Liquid Flow” sequencing with Simon Park.

Sarah also regularly attends workshops led by some of the world’s most inspirational yoga teachers including Matthew Sweeney, Kino Macgregor,  David Sye, Alessandra Pecorella, Celest Pereira, Laruga Glaser and Claire Missingham, to ensure she can bring the best of global yoga to Cumbria.

Yoga classes in Cumbria

Weekly Timetable

Tuesdays

9:30am – 10:45aheartm: Yoga Sculpt

6pm – 7.15 pm:heart Fierce Warrior Flow

7.30 – 8.45pm:heart Beginners Yoga (4 week course)

Wednesdays

heart6:30pm – 7:45: Liquid Flow Vinyasa

Thursdays

6:30pm – 7:45heart: Yoga for Sport – Body Aligned

heart8pm – 9:30pm: Progressive Ashtanga

The timetable above shows my regular yoga sessions taught in teaching blocks through the year. Private sessions can be booked outside these times. For special events and workshops, please visit the Yoga Events Page.   Please scroll down for class descriptions.

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Class Descriptions

Sarah offers a variety of yoga classes to suit different abilities and aspirations.  Below you’ll find class descriptions of each class on the timetable to help you choose a class that is perfect for you:

Liquid Flow

This is a refinement of Sarah’s signature “Strong Flow” – an eclectic mix of dynamic yoga and core strengthening work, developed from her love of dance and movement.  Carefully choreographed sequences flow in waves, embracing the freedom of movement whilst building precision and grace; the tempo will vary but the time will always fly!  Aimed at anyone looking to deepen their yoga experience, work towards more advanced poses and make a more profound mind-body connection.

Fierce Warrior Flow

Redefine your practise and develop a leaner, stronger physique in this full-body workout! Infused with a sassy, sometimes fiery, warrior spirit this is a continuous flow, creatively linking sequences that demand grace, strength, balance and flexibility. With some more advanced poses “thrown in”, this class offers a challenging progression that tests endurance and builds stamina against a backdrop of carefully curated playlists!

Yoga for Sport – Body Aligned Functional Yoga

Emphasising flexibility, stability and strength, this class aims to improve range and quality of movement, reduce aches and pains and improve posture through carefully realignment.  The class is aimed at athletes keen to improve their sports performance but it is equally suited to those suffering from the “wear and tear”  of everyday life.  As a climber and outdoor enthusiast, Sarah frequently draws on her own experiences (and mishaps!), offering a “down to earth” approach to keeping supple, managing common niggles and keeping injuries at bay! This is a very inclusive class, suitable for complete beginners.

Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners

Building on the teaching material that has been shared in my Yoga Fundamentals for Sport Workshops, “beginners “classes are aimed at those new to yoga seeking to improve range of movement, balance over and under-used muscles and increase core strength and stability.  Spinal articulation (including shoulder girdle), injury management and prevention will also be covered.

Yoga Sculpt and Flow

Combining the energetic “movement meditation” of strong flow with targeted body conditioning this class offers both fat-burning and body conditioning benefits. The classes are designed to sculpt and strengthen arms, shoulders and upper backs whilst also creating lean abs through targeted core work. Well-defined muscles will boost your metabolism so you burn more calories and transform your physique!

Progressive Ashtanga

Building on previous “Road to Mysore” courses, this class is aimed at students who want to deepen their knowledge and embrace the “eight-limbs” of Ashtanga.  The class offers a structured teaching progression, blending alignment coaching and “hands-on” adjusts within a mainly “led” framework. Developing self-reliance and allowing our inner voice to be our guide remains the key teaching philosophy of this class which is aimed towards committed students.

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Individual Annual Membership

Individual Membership options are available for those able to make a regular commitment to classes for a minimum period of 12 months and can be set up online.  Annual membership offers the most cost effective way of paying for classes with the added benefit of being able to spread the cost across monthly payments. In addition membership includes a 15% discount off  special events and workshops. The following options are available: 

1 class per week (timetabled)   75 minute class = £24.00 per month    90 minute class = £25.00 per month
Unlimited  (timetabled) Special Introductory Offer (limited period) – £39 per month

Blocks of 10 Class Passes are Available:
A 10 Class Pass is valid for 90 days after the first visit and expires after this period.

Please note that no refund will be offered for passes that are not used within the stipulated period.

10 Sessions, 75 minutes

10 Sessions, 90 minutes

£85.00

£98.00

 

Subject to availability, you can pay per class via online booking.

Per 75 minute session

Per 90 minute session

£9.50

£11.00

1:1 yoga allows your session to be tailored to your specific needs. If you are new to yoga or if you have an injury, private sessions can help you to build confidence and improve your understanding of alignment and movement principles before joining group classes. Taking private lessons are also an opportunity to receive personal feedback and development advice as well as hands-on adjusts to help you really “feel” correct alignment. Private classes also provide an opportunity for more experienced students to “fast-track their practice and/or learn more challenging poses in a safe environment.

Private sessions can either take place in the comfort of your own home, or at my small home studio.

I also offer private group sessions; these are perfect if you would like a class just for you and a small group of your friends or if you’d like me to come to your office and work with you and your colleagues. Add another person to either a 1:1 or a group session for just £10 per additional person for a perfectly personalised solution!

1:1 session  £55.00
1:1 session (block of 5) £225.00
Small Private Group (max 5 students) £80.00

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