Yoga image - Warrior 1Yoga has been used for a very long time to promote fitness of body and mind. Yoga was used 4000 years ago to promote fitness of mind and body, yet is still relevant and helpful for us today.  In fact, every exercise or stretch that is prescribed by physiotherapists or Sports Therapists will have its roots in Yoga! This kind of staying power means that this ancient discipline probably has something to offer for you too. The term Yoga is vast and encompasses so much in the way of wisdom and practice, but when most people refer to Yoga today, they are referring to Hatha Yoga, or the physical postures of yoga. So, though there is much more to yoga than this, Hatha Yoga is what most people are referring to when speaking about Yoga.

A common misconception is that one must be flexible to practice Yoga. This is not true. It can be practiced by people of all ages and flexibility levels. All that is required to successfully practice yoga is proper breathing, linking breath with movement, and coming into poses to the edge of your ability.  Nearly all people can be taught to do this.

Yoga builds both strength and flexibility in your body and mind, and promotes calm and peacefulness through breathing and movement. It will also teach you the art of relaxation and help develop mindfulness.  There is little else on offer anywhere that can give you all this.

My classes begin with a brief centring, then we always focus on proper breathing and then begin to link the breath with movement. We progress from warming up the body and moving through all our possible ranges of motion to the challenge aspect of the class, then gently slow down the movement and culminate the class in several minutes of a guided relaxation that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Yoga Image - Seated Spinal TwistYoga Options

One-to-One private tuition:  One to one sessions may be preferable for several reasons, but the obvious benefit is Private Yoga allows me to focus exclusively on your individual needs and progress.  We can decide whether this is suitable for you after an initial consultation.

Private Group Yoga:  By private booking, I can design a specialised class or series of classes for a special group in a location of your choice.

Corporate Yoga:  This is a great way to improve morale, productivity, and the health of your employees. Yoga can also aid in preventing many work related repetitive strain disorders. I bring all mats or props to your business setting at a time convenient for you and your employee’s schedule.

My style of yoga is Kripalu, with influences from Viniyoga and Iyenger.


YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE (Spring Term 2018 begins the week of 8th of January)

  • Monday:    5:30 to 6:30 pm   Llanfoist Village Hall – Shorter class, more gentle
  • Monday:    7:00 to 8:30 pm     Llanfoist Village Hall  –  Mixed Abilities; not suitable for beginners.
  • Wednesday:   6:30 to 8:00 pm  Llanfoist Village Hall – Mixed Abilities; suitable for fit beginners 

Classes breaks for half-term week beginning 19th February,  2018

Daytime class will be beginning later this Spring term, 2018.


Please note that classes are subject to change. Please contact tutor if you are new to the class on 01873-812637.


7 thoughts on “Yoga

  1. Rebeca

    Hi, I would be interested in mixed abilities class on a Monday/Wednesday. Just would like to know how much classes would be?
    Thanks very much

    1. cegenevie74 Post author

      Hi Rebecca, Somehow, I missed your question. Sorry. The classes are different prices, depending on where they are and how long they are. The 90 minute classes at Llanfoist Village Hall are £7 drop-in fee; slightly cheaper if you book for the term. The daytime classes at Abergavenny Community Centre are £3 for chair yoga; £5 for the Mixed Abilities class. The one hour class at Llanfoist Village Hall is £6 drop-in, cheaper if you book for the term. If you contact me via the website’s Contact page, your question will come to my email Inbox. All the best, Cathy

  2. Bella Cera


    I will be visiting your wonderful country in a few weeks. My husband is competing in the WFTF World competition on the Glanusk Estate and we are staying in Crickhowell as well. I would like to take a few yoga classes while we are in Wales. I do yoga twice a week and am fairly versed in the routines. Am I able to take a class the weeks of September 12th and 17th? Some other studios wanted me to pay a 50.00 one time fee and then 7.50 for each class. I prefer not to be vested in that manner as I am only visiting wales. Can I take a few classes at your studio for just the class fee and if so…what is the class fee?

    Bella Cera


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