Classes

Playful and explorative, Roo teaches a physical yoga practise that will make you strong, bring balance to the body and mind, and inspire your soul.
Inspired herself by ancient yogic traditions and adapting them through her teachings to suit a modern lifestyle, Roo teaches a progressive and unique yoga style that holds its roots in both science and art.
Allow Roo to motivate, guide, and inspire you as you delve into the rich and vibrant world of yoga, and learn to come home to yourself.

Timetable

Woman rolling her mat after a yoga class

What is Flow Yoga?

Flow Yoga with Roo is an exciting dynamic yoga practise, where strength binds with flexibility to create healthy efficient movement patterns and leave you feeling more vibrant, more energised, and more alive both on and off the mat.

Learn to move with control and confidence. Using a blend of intelligent sequencing, core focused functional exercises, and powerful breath-work, this style of yoga is designed to keep you safe and educate you with optimal movement patterns for life. Learn how to sustain strength throughout your movements. Find more stability and power in your movements, and learn how to adapt your body to meet the demands of modern living.

This class will make you sweat, a fantastic cardio workout designed to get the body moving in new ways. Because freedom in movement means freedom in mind.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a deeply meditative, relaxing & nourishing practise designed to soothe the body and mind. Yin teaches us to really slow down and be present in the moment, the perfect antidote for the faster pace of modern life. The poses in yin are relatively simple, but each is held for up to 5 minutes at a time, with lots of support from pillows, blocks  and blankets. This allows plenty of time for your body and mind to settle in each posture, and is a great practise to do before bed for sound sleep.

While the physical benefits of yin are debatable, where yin really comes into its own is as a vessel for mindfulness and meditation. A well balanced practise of yin will allow you to begin to feel a deeper and more natural peacefulness from within, find more contentment in your day to day life, and allow you to be more present in your relationships with others. Through yin, we learn to trust and surrender, and allow things to be exactly as they are.

Yin classes with Roo always include guided meditation & massage, carrying you away to a place of pure peaceful bliss.

Who can come to your classes?

I welcome all levels of students into my public classes, from total beginners to long-term practitioners. So whether you are someone who barely knows your fingers from your toes, or are doing handstands before breakfast, my classes offer a complete and comprehensive guide. I always offer modifications and structured choices within the postures to suit all levels and body types. My first priority is always to keep you safe. If you are nervous or feel uncomfortable for any reason about practising in a larger group setting, private sessions might suit you better. Click here to find out more about working with me in a 1-to-1 or small group setting.

What should I bring to my first yoga class?

All you need to bring is yourself, a bottle of water perhaps, and, if you like, something warm to put on to keep you warm during relaxation. All of the gyms and studios I work in provide all of the mats and equipment you might need. Wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in (gym kit is perfect), and if you want to do feel free bring along a pillow or blanket to provide yourself with some additional comfort (especially in yin classes!). Yoga is traditionally practised with bare feet. Some people like to wear special yoga grip socks, which is fine with me so long as your toes are able to move freely.

How do I book a class?

If you would like to book in with me for Thursday night’s Flow or Yin Yoga classes at the Kenrick Centre, please get in touch to save yourself a space:

Thursday Nights at the Kenrick Centre

  • 6.15pm – Flow Yoga (75 minutes) – £8
  • 7.45pm – Yin Yoga, Meditation & Massage (60 minutes) – £7
  • Both together – £12

Bookings for classes elsewhere are taken through the centre’s individual web pages. Feel free to use the links below to find out more (external link will open in separate tab):

University of Birmingham Sports Centre £6.60 for drop in class

Harborne Pool & Fitness £6.20 for drop in class

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