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March 7th 2017

Sun Power Yoga @ St Hugh’s (student class)

Be stronger, fitter but more flexible and calmer with this flowing style of power yoga.

Sun Power yoga draws on different traditions to produce a yoga which is accessible to all, blending flowing sequences of movement with strength work, stretching and opening, and breathing techniques.

A typical class starts with attention to the breath.  After warming up the spine and major joints, we perform a series of Salutes to the Sun. This is a flowing sequence of postures which develops strength, flexibility in the spine and breath co-ordination. After three or four repetitions, you will be able to co-ordinate your breath with the movement until the sequence becomes a moving meditation.

The rest of the class includes a varied combination of standing, seating, kneeling and supine poses.  The combination of poses in any class will ensure that you work on developing balancing skills; improving mobility in the spine; opening the hip joints and stretching the ham strings. We will work up to balancing on the hands – not as hard as it sounds!

We usually find time for inversions towards the end of the class – either shoulder stands or head stands, depending on your level of experience.  Either of these poses can easily be modified for anyone with conditions which makes them inadvisable.

The classes run on Tuesdays during term time, from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and will take place in the JCR Bar.

Sun Power Yoga @ St Hugh’s is led by Natalie Tighe, who has been teaching yoga to staff and Fellows at St Hugh’s for over a year.  Natalie is a highly motivational tutor, with many years of experience and will ensure that the class is suitable for different levels of experience, from beginners to advanced. She will talk you through (and demonstrate) variations of every pose to accommodate your level of experience, and will help you adapt poses to suit your own physical abilities.

The class ends with a short relaxation, allowing you to continue your day refreshed, composed and raring to go.

Yoga mats are provided, so you will need only bring yourself, a water bottle and a small towel if you’d like one.  Dress in loose, comfortable clothing.

Tickets will only be refunded if the class(es) is cancelled by College.  We will not be able to refund tickets if you become unable to attend for any reason.  We are running these classes as a trial, and we want to provide a service to St Hugh’s members without giving our excellent colleagues even more work to do!

Sun Power Yoga @ St Hugh's College

Sun Power Yoga will run on Tuesdays between 12:30 – 1:30pm, taught by Natalie Tighe.

Admission is strictly by online ticket purchase – instructors will not give admission or take payment in class.

Ticket sales will close one hour before the class starts.

Tickets will only be refunded if the class(es) is cancelled by College.  We will not be able to refund tickets if you become unable to attend for any reason.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be a student of St Hugh’s College to book this event. (staff or Fellows who would like to attend yoga classes should contact the Bursar).

What should I bring to the class?

Wear appropriate clothing – you can expect to sweat!  Bring a water bottle and a small towel.  Otherwise all equipment is provided.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets will only be refunded if the class(es) is cancelled by College.  We will not be able to refund tickets if you become unable to attend for any reason.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but you will need a Bod card.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but only to another student of St Hugh’s College.

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