Yoga is a mind-body practice that offers scientifically proven health benefits:
New studies and research are constantly being undertaken at prestigious institutes and universities. Only now is western science catching-up with the benefits that yoga and meditation offer, which anecdotally far outweighs the list above. Yoga has become more mainstream in recent years as people have come to appreciate the importance of self-care as a way to create balance in often frenetic lives.
There are many different kinds of yoga, the choice can seem overwhelming for a beginner. Our style is Hatha with some Vinyasa. What does that mean? During a One Creative Choice yoga class we will typical start with a brief relaxation to allow us all to become fully present; the asana (physical postures) part of class will be a mixture of held and flowing postures, sometimes we use music; breath is a key element of this practice and you will be given cues to return to your breath and perhaps even some specific pranayama (breathing exercises). We conclude with savasana, the delicious, deep relaxation period where we let go and allow our body to absorb our practice, recover and rest. There are always modifications that can be made to poses to intensify or make them more accessible.
YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY. EVERY BODY.
1:1 sessions are tailored to your needs;
Duration: 90 minutes.
Weekend Yoga Retreat - Scotland, Autumn 2018 ***NEW!
Have you always dreamed of going on a yoga retreat? Do you feel ready to take your yoga practice deeper? Dip your toe with us on this weekend retreat. Sign-up now and be the first to hear the details.
New Year Reset – Winter/Spring 2018
With the hustle and glitz of the holiday season behind us the winter months of the New Year provide an ideal time for introspection, nurturing and planning. Rob Locke (Kite Dearg Yoga) and Sally McRae (One Creative Choice) have come together to offer a trio of workshops in Inverness starting in January.
Hit Reset – 13th January 2018
Lighten Up! – 10th February 2018
Shift! – 24th March 2018
More information can be found here.
Sally first encountered yoga as a pre-teen at an ashram in the UK. In adulthood yoga was to form part of her warm-up routine before rehearsals and performances, when entering the corporate world it provided essential grounding. Whilst living in the USA she seized the opportunity to immerse herself fully and train with Graham Fowler at Peachtree Yoga Center; she subsequently went on to mentor students as they undertook their extensive training.
Sally loves to teach beginners and finds joy in their growth. There is always humour in her teaching; her gentle encouragement allows students to soften and witness; to reflect not just upon the yoga on the mat but how it shows up for us all in the world.
New beginners' class (Module 1) starts Monday 16th April 12-1:30pm or 8-9:30pm (booking now closed), this class is for students who are totally new to yoga or may have been taking group classes for a while but would like to build a strong foundation to their own practice. Group sizes are intentionally small to allow focussed attention from Sally. Please note that the second class (26th April) falls on a Thursday not the usual Monday.
Beginners Yoga Module 2 starts 21st May. This is for students who have completed Module 1. Times are as before, 12-1:30pm or 8-9:30pm. Please note dates are not consecutive due to public holidays.
If you'd like to join a future four week beginners group class in Inverness please join the mailing list.
Yoga is a wonderful gift, not just for the yogi but also for those close to them – the benefits are shared! Gift cards are currently available for one or multiple private classes. Contact Sally if you'd would like more information or buy online now.