YOGA WITH KATE - Wirral
RELAX, REJUVENATE, REVITALISE
Welcome to the Yoga with Kate website - take time to have a look around, and please get in touch if you are unsure of class suitability or availability
Class timetable - scroll down for next months calendar of classes
During the coronavirus pandemic all classes will be held online through the Zoom platform. This will enable participants to get the feel of being in a real yoga class, but in the comfort of your own home. Please email Kate for more details ([email protected]).
Please scroll down for the online class timetable. If you are unable to join any of the scheduled classes, you can access a recording of several classes through the Bookwhen system - just click on the Book an online class button !
Relaxed and friendly yoga classes taught by Kate Knowles, a well qualified and experienced teacher. Kate's main aim in her yoga classes to ensure that any one attending finishes the class feeling calmer and happier than when they arrived.
Kate strongly believes that yoga is for any body - you certainly don't need to be flexible to attend one of her classes. You might find that you feel a little more flexible and stronger by the end of the class, but that isn't the main aim. The main aim is to feel more comfortable in our own skin, to be able to participate fully in life, and to have the skills and techniques to cope with the stresses of daily life.
There are a wide range of classes available to ensure that everyone can access a yoga class, including a seated, therapeutic chair yoga class. Please email Kate before joining class so that you can complete the BWY medical questionnaire.
ONLINE CLASS WEEKLY TIMETABLE.
Mon - 10:40 - 12:00 - Stress Buster Yoga - gentle movement, breath work and relaxation
Mon - 19:00-20:30 - Yin yoga and deep relaxation, first Monday of the month
Weds - 18:00 - 19:00 - Gentle Flow yoga - flowing sequences of gentle yoga movements, including breathing techniques and relaxation
Thurs - 8:30 - 9:30 - Rise and Shine Yoga - a great way to start your day, including movements to strengthen the body and improve flexibility, whilst focusing on the breath.
Thurs - 11:30 - 12:30 - Therapeutic Chair based Yoga - a seated yoga class, incorporating gentle movement, with a focus on meditation, breathing techniques and relaxation.
Thurs - 19:00-20:30 - Yin yoga and deep relaxation - third Thursday of the month
Fri - 9:00 - 10:00 - Rise and Shine Yoga
FEEDBACK ON THE ONLINE CLASSES
"It was so lovely and relaxing this morning to do yoga. I’ll definitely be booking in again. And I found the Zoom link to be Excellent, very clear and good sound."
"Really enjoyed it this morning, it felt very similar to the normal class from my perspective. We had suitable music on in the background, I could even smell the incense (even though we didn't have any 😊). The dog behaved as well which was a bonus"
"Thanks Kate for today. I thought it went really well and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to taking part again"
"Thank you so much for such a lovely and nourishing yoga class this morning. I really enjoyed it and thought that it was a great success. The brain is so quick to adapt, so it wasn't long before I forgot that the class was online and my brain just got in the yoga zone."
Kate Knowles loved her first yoga class in Liverpool with Jacqui Crescenti, which sparked the seed for further study, with Val McLeod and Janet Irlam on the Wirral. Their classes inspired Kate to undertake further training, qualifying as a British Wheel of Yoga teacher in 2007, having trained with Rosemary Bennett. Kate has been teaching since 2004 (www.bwy.org.uk).
Kate trained with Birthlight to teach Baby Yoga (Level 1) in 2012 with Marion O'Connor.
In 2013 Kate qualified as a Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs teacher with the YHLB Institute under Alison Trewhela's tutelage.
During 2015 Kate qualified as a Yoga for People living with Cancer teacher with the BWY, undertaking the training with Julie Friedeberger. Kate has studied anatomy and physiology with Lesley Dike, a physiotherapist and yoga teacher, covering the spine, nervous system, feet, hips, shoulders and balance.
In 2017 Kate attended a four day workshop with Lesley Kaminoff. In 2019 Kate trained in yin/yang yoga with Debbie Redcliffe.
In 2020 Kate was voted in as the British Wheel of Yoga representative for North Wales, and is looking forwards to getting started in this role.
Kate aims to teach the type of yoga class that she would like to attend. Classes vary from one week to the next, some with an emphasis on dynamic, strength building movements, while other classes are more calming and meditative. There are different themes from week to week, so there is something to suit everyone regardless of their level of experience. Every class concludes with a relaxation to ensure students leave feeling calm, yet energised and ready to deal with the challenges of daily life.
Featuring 4 relaxation tracks, take time to switch off and relax to improve your health and sense of well-being.
"There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart"
The Chandogya Upanishad