University of Oxford Yoga

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University of Oxford Yoga

We practise ashtanga(link is external), a dynamic and physical ‘flow’ type of yoga. It is an excellent means of building core strength – as well as being a highly welcome form of relaxation!

The Linacre yoga society is well established and for the past four years has been led by Manu Rossi(link is external). The class is made up of both regular long-term attendees and casual practitioners and has a friendly, informal atmosphere. We have two levels of classes on Mondays (at 5pm and 6pm), and an assisted self=practice class for all levels on Wednesdays. If you attend a full practice but don’t feel up to the whole series then just do as much as you feel like.

Typically we have betwen 10 and 25 people per class, consisting of Linacre students, other students and non-University yogis.

Trinity Term 2017

  • Monday and some Wednesdays 5pm: Beginners course (where indicated below)
  • Monday 6pm: Led class
  • Wednesday 6pm: Assisted class (Mysore-style), for improving your practice with specific help from Manu – open to anyone
 

Tanner Room

Monday

CLASS A (17:00 – 18:00)

CLASS B (18:00 – 19:30)

Wednesday

CLASS C (18:00 – 19:30)

 

 

Week 0

 

17th April – NO YOGA

Easter Monday Bank Holiday

 

19th April

 

Week 1

 

24th April

Beginners Class

 

26th April

 

Week 2

 

1st May – NO YOGA

May Day Bank Holiday

 

 

3rd May

Beginners Class

 

Week 3

 

8th May

Beginners Class

 

10th May

 

 

Week 4

 

15th May

Beginners Class

 

17th May

 

 

Week 5

 

22nd May

Beginners Class

 

24th May

 

Week 6

 

29th May – NO YOGA

Spring Bank Holiday

 

31st May

Beginners Class

 

Week 7

 

5th June

Beginners Class

 

7th June

 

Week 8

 

12th June

Last Beginners Class

 

14th June

 

Week 9

 

19th June

 

 

21st June

 

 

Week 10

 

26th June

 

28th June

Last session for Trinity Term

Location

Tanner Room, Linacre College

Costs

Linacre Common Room subsidises the attendance of Linacre members. Please pay by putting the cash in the money box by the door. We rely on the honesty of all attendees to pay what they owe. The classes are heavily discounted and we can only continue if our income is consistent.

Linacre members: £3 per class

Non-Linacre: £5 per session

Discounts

Passes are available to buy in weeks 0 and 2 and should be bought in cash before or after class. If you decide to buy a pass later on, you do not get a refund on classes you have already paid for.

Linacre Other (student) Other (employed)
Normal cost per class 3 5 5
Monday pass (max. 10 classes) 20 30 40
Wednesday pass (max. 10 classes) 20 30 40

Passes expire at the end of the dates listed above and are not transferable to other days. If you buy a Monday pass you can go to either the 5pm or 6pm class. There are only eight 5pm classes each term.

Mats

We provide mats and wipes for you to clean the mats at the end of the session. Please replace the mats, rolled up neatly in the bag at the end of the class. I’m hoping to buy some new mats to replace the worn ones at some point in the first half of term.

Beginners class

The class at 5 on Mondays is a perfect introduction to ashtanga! We are running it for eight weeks only because we hope that you will be ready to join the main class at the end of that time.

What if there’s no room for me?

Good question! This happens rarely, but sometimes at the start of term. Priority will be given to those with passes and then on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the unlikely circumstance of us routinely having too many, we will consider offering more classes.

Can I help run the society?

Yes, please! We are looking for help in the organisation of the society for after Christmas. This is for Linacre members only. You may want to offer different styles of yoga, organise a retreat or meditation classes, or do some acroyoga. Any help would be appreciated; please email the contact address at the bottom of this page.

Yoga social

We will have a get-together later in term when things have calmed down a bit.

Mailing list

Our mailing list sends updates, news of last minute cancellations and other information.

Contact e-mail: