Iyengar Yoga with Elspeth Campbell

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Iyengar yoga is a traditional form of yoga with a focus on mobility, balance, strength, suppleness and fun. Don't worry if you are not flexible, the use of props and experienced teaching techniques provide options for adapting your practice.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • It can enhance your breath effectiveness;
  • It can increase your sense of joy and embracing of life;
  • It can encourage focus and alignment, and have benefits for mental health.

“The classes are small, friendly and enjoyable. Elspeth is an excellent teacher who provides clear, detailed instruction that helps me become absorbed in the practice. With encouragement and praise she works us hard and modifies the poses to suit individual abilities. I know I’m in a safe pair of hands and if I enter a class with an ache or pain it will disappear or at the very least be eased by the end. The practice is slow and deep and over time you get to know your own body well, improving strength as well as flexibility. I always leave the class with a feeling of mental and physical well-being. I can’t think of a higher recommendation.”

What to expect

Elspeth regularly runs general level yoga courses at Cambridge Buddhist Centre on Newmarket Road. Each course is six weeks long and suitable for beginners and those with some previous yoga experience. You can find a list of upcoming courses, find out more information and book your place on the Cambridge Buddhist Centre website.

Elspeth also runs beginner and general level classes from her Conservatory-Studio on Long Reach Road. Pre-booking is required by emailing [email protected] or messaging 0786 7788567. Elspeth will email you to find out your requirements and find out which of her classes is suitable. She will also let you know the exact location of the classes via email.

During the yoga courses you will work progressively to establish sound yoga basics and then, over time, gradually move on to more challenging poses. In each class you will be led through different asanas (poses) and pranayama (breathwork). Each class then ends with a restorative relaxation.

For the classes you should wear comfortable clothing suitable for the gym and be prepared to practice barefoot. You should bring some water.

More information

Elspeth is a member of the Iyengar Yoga UK professional body.

B. K. S. Iyengar (1918 – 2014) systematised over 200 classical asanas and many pranayama techniques and introduced the use of props such as blocks, bricks, belts and blankets in order that students of any level can work safely and effectively within the practice.

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There is a charge for all classes. Contact Elspeth for latest prices.  You can choose to book in advance for a course of multiple classes for a reduced rate. Alternatively you can pay for individual classes on a drop-in basis, if the courses are not fully booked. These drop-in places will be available on a first-come basis.

How to contact

Where to go

Cambridge Buddhist Centre
Newmarket Road
Cambridge CB5 8DT

Long Reach Road
Cambridge CB4 1UJ

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