Yoganest is our newest project, providing low cost, accessible fitness and wellbeing class and workshops to the local community. Classes and workshops include yoga, dance, ballet, meditation, tai chi and many more. To see a full list of the classes and workshops take a look at our timetable.
Our aspirations for the Yoganest reflect our ambitions for St. Margaret's House. We believe that by working with the local community, through the studio, we have the opportunity to both promote wellbeing whilst engaging the local community.
In the past year we have expanded our timetable and we now work with around 30 teachers who offer over 40 weekly classes, some of which are completely free, some by donation and the rest at very low costs. 2016 was one of our best years yet as we provided more than 1650 classes and 20 workshops for the community.
We focus on building our timetable based on the requests we receive from both teachers and students in the community, and we are always looking to add new, exciting classes to the schedule.
All classes are drop in, and we provide all mats and props, so just come along and enjoy!
As with all of our projects, the Yoganest is also about making meaningful connections with people that live in the same area and share the same interests. Here is just one of the stories about the warm community feeling that we support with the help of the wonderful teachers who dedicate their time to sharing their skills and knowledge:
''I found that the Sunday morning class suited me best. Flavia Cerrone sets it at just the right level and she is great at creating a friendly environment where people can interact with each other without feeling out of place. For me, the yoga class is not just about the practice, which is wonderful in its own way, but it’s also about who you meet and the sense of community that it creates, bringing locals together with whom you would not meet unless you took up a common interest like yoga! '' Amanda Taylor, Yoganest student