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.
NEW GROUP CLASSES FOR 2019:
If you are a graduate of Beginners' Yoga Module 1, Module 2, or have some yoga experience please join Sally for this new group class on Monday evenings, 8-9:30pm at St Stephen's, Crown. Term 1 starts January 14th and Term 2 February 25th.
Full details & booking for TERM 1 HERE.
Full details & booking for TERM 2 HERE.
Autumn Weekend Yoga Retreat -
Scottish Highlands - 21-23, Sept. 2018
Join us for our autumn retreat in the heart of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park. Dive deeper into your practice with Sally McRae (One Creative Choice).
There will be yoga asana*, pranayama, meditation, delicious vegetarian food and time for silence and solitude, as well as enjoying our kula (community) in wonderful surroundings.
Places are limited; email Sally for more details and to join us in the mountains.
*yoga asana (poses) will be all-level, with pose adaptations as required. If you have a basic level of fitness you will manage well. If in doubt check with your GP and give us a call 07517 987 298.
Sally teaches group yoga for beginners, Module 1 & Module 2, to give students a strong foundation to their practice and equip them with the tools to cultivate a home practice or to feel more confident in a group setting. Both modules last four weeks and take place at St Stephen's Church, Crown, Inverness – 8-9:30pm.
Module 1: 3rd, 10th, 24th September & 1st October. For complete beginners and students who wish to build a strong foundation their practice. BOOK NOW
Module 2: 29th October, 5th, 12th &19th November. For graduates of Module 1, and those with some limited yoga experience. BOOK NOW
WORKSHOPS & Events
Meeting the Darkness
10th November, 2018. Inverness
Before the holiday season gets underway find your centre with yin and yoga nidra; this slow and gentle practice will guide us inward. A yin practice is the perfect way to replenish your vital energy, revitalise the body, and help to find harmony as we head into winter. Yin postures are supported by props and are held for longer than in our usual classes. We’ll complete the session with a beautiful yoga nidra. Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep, is an immensely powerful technique; a way of stilling the mind and entering the deepest state of relaxation whilst conscious.
Join Sally (One Creative Choice) & Rob (Kite Dearg Yoga) for this final, deeply relaxing and restorative yoga workshop of 2018.
All-levels class (basic level of fitness required)
Pre-booking is essential.
Don't miss this! Sally will be teaching her final group class of 2018, 8-9:30pm at St Stephen's on November 26th. It will be a beautiful Candlelight Class, this class is open to anyone that has practiced with us this year, workshop, private class, pop-up, group class, whatever–all are welcome! £10, on the night but please RSVP here.
Join us for a Potluck Lunch on December 1st, 12:30pm at St Stephen's. This is a free event; once again, it's open to anyone who's taken a class, of any sort, with us. It's a chance for us to get together and share some vegetarian food and each others' company off the mat. RSVP here and tell us what you're planning to bring.
1:1 sessions are tailored to your needs;
Duration: 90 minutes.
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 like more information or buy online now.
We are currently running an introductory offer for new clients – five private classes for the price of four, a saving of £40. If you are interested in this offer and would like more information please email Sally or you can buy online now.
Sally McRae - Teacher
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.
She 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; she subsequently went on to mentor students as they undertook their extensive training.