Please arrive so that we are ready to start at 8pm, the information and the warming part of our practice at the start of class are very important.
Food and Drink:
Please, don’t eat anything heavy for at least an hour before class. Having said that, don’t come to class feeling ravenous; if necessary have a small snack to fuel your practice. I suggest you bring a bottle of water to class.
You needn’t purchase ‘yoga clothes’. Anything you can move easily in and either a fitted top or something you can tuck-in to prevent it riding-up or falling over your head in down-dog! We practice yoga barefoot. Layers are good, we have an important rest period at the end of class called savasana, people often like to add another top layer and nice cosy socks for this.
Yoga Mat and Props:
If you don’t have a yoga mat please don’t feel that you have to run out and purchase one, I have some available for use in class. Let me know this weekend if you’d like me to bring one along for you. I will bring all the other props required for class.
You might wish to brink a notebook and pen. In yoga we use our breath and movements to bring our body, mind and spirit into unison. To do this we must be very present, something that is often elusive in our busy and distracted lives. Sometimes, when we do this we enable clarity for that which is needing to be seen and it can be helpful to make a note, and sometimes we can just let it go. Yoga refines your discernment. As this is a beginners class you may like to make a couple of notes for future reference. Really, we are training your muscle memory, what feels good in your body. Let’s not let note taking become another distraction. You can remember all or nothing, this is not a cerebral activity. I will be available for questions, and will provide brief weekly notes for suggested homework. At the end of the course I’ll provide a simple (written) practice for you to use.
Please let me know if you have any questions or if any medical information has changed since you returned the client history form. (Contact details are below)
YOGA IS FOR EVERYBODY. EVERY BODY.
1:1 sessions are tailored to your needs;
Duration: 90 minutes.
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 starts Monday 5th March 12-1:30pm or 8-9:30pm, only a couple of spaces remain. Please, email Sally if you'd like to join the four week class.
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.