You are welcome to just turn up to our drop-in classes without booking,
Each class starts with a short relaxation, bringing an awareness of the body and breath. This is followed by a range of postures according to the level, moving each part of the muscular and skeletal system.
Often the postures (asanas) also influence the organs and glands, and so improve your overall health, wellbeing and state of mind. A short relaxation completes the physical element of the class.
We finish the class with meditation and pranayama (breath techniques) and complete the practice by chanting OM.
The Yoga for All class consists of a balance of exercises suitable for all ages and levels of competence. It includes relaxation, stretching and postures (asanas), pranayama breath techniques and a short meditation. Our aim is for these classes to be accessible for everyone, therefore the entrance fee is freeat the Botanics or by donation at Santosa.
The Thursday morning class at the Botanic Cottage in the Royal Edinburgh Botanic Gardens runs on a drop-in basis for up to 15 places and is free - any kind donations go towards the maintenance of the Botanic Cottage. The Botanics open at 10am, enter through the West Gate on Arboretum Place or East Gate on Inverleith Row and follow the signs north to the Botanic Cottage. You're welcome to bring your own yoga mat, a few are provided. Space is limited to 15, so be sure to arrive early!
On the following Thursdays there will be no classes:
Yoga in Daily Life Scotland is a registered Scottish charity run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the community, and protection of all living beings and the environment. Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) Reg: SC049297
All donations are much appreciated and very gratefully received - large or small - thank you.
The Relaxing Yoga class is open to everyone and instructed according to your level of ability and experience. These classes utilise physical exercises, breathing techniques and meditation from the system Yoga in Daily Life® (YIDL) to improve flexibility and strength of muscles and joints, and proper functioning of internal organs, whilst providing relaxation, ease and balance for body, mind and soul.
Our aim is for our classes to be accessible and enjoyable for everyone, therefore the entrance fee in Edinburgh on Wednesdays is by donation (or YIDL class passes/membership can be used).
A mid-week meditation class exploring ancient yoga principles and techniques to develop greater self-awareness, inner peace and happiness in your daily life. Beginning with pranayama energy/breath exercises, we will then practise simple techniques of sitting and observing the mind, according to the Yoga in Daily Life® system of Self-Inquiry Meditation; and you'll learn ways to establish a regular meditation practice at home. No prior experience necessary, all welcome.
Yoga Nidra Relaxation & Meditation
EDINBURGH | Santosa | Friday: 6 - 7pm
Give yourself the bliss of winding down at the end of the week with the deep physical and mental relaxation experienced in Yoga Nidra. This technique involves lying down on the back for a progressive body scan - cushions and blankets are provided for warmth and support. An additional bonus of the practice is that it enables you to access your subconscious, connect with inner motivations and manifest positive intentions, by using a sankalpa or resolve. We finish with a short peaceful seated meditation - chairs can be provided for those who cannot sit comfortably on the floor. This class is suitable for all and particularly recommended for those in a healing process.