Michaela

Classes

Mondays 12.15 - 1.15 pm, UWE

This stronger Hatha Yoga class takes place in the Viewing Gallery, UWE Centre for Sport, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost per class: £5. Please book this class via the Centre for Sport; tel: 0117 328 6200.

Tuesdays 9.15 - 10.15 am, Portland Therapy Centre

This is a Hatha Yoga class for all abilities. The session takes place at the Portland Therapy Centre, Church Court, North View, Staple Hill, BS16 4NQ. Cost per class: £7 (drop-in) or £6 (block-booking). To book this class please email Portland Therapy Centre or phone on 0117 956 5855.

Wednesdays 6.30 - 7.40 pm, Portland Therapy Centre

A Hatha Yoga class for all abilities. The session takes place at the Portland Therapy Centre, Church Court, North View, Staple Hill, BS16 4NQ. Cost per class: £7 (drop-in) or £6 (block-booking). To book this class please email Portland Therapy Centre or phone on 0117 956 5855.

Wednesdays 7.50 - 8.50 pm, Portland Therapy Centre

This general Hatha Yoga class is perfect for parents or late workers. All abilities are very welcome. It takes place at the Portland Therapy Centre, Church Court, North View, Staple Hill, BS16 4NQ. Cost per class: £7 (drop-in) or £6 (block-booking). To book this class please email Portland Therapy Centre or phone on 0117 956 5855.

Thursdays 12.15 - 1.15 pm, UWE

This stronger Hatha yoga class takes place in the Viewing Gallery, UWE Centre for Sport, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY. Cost per class: £5. Please book this class via the Centre for Sport; tel: 0117 328 6200.

Booking a class

If this is your first class with me and/or you have some questions please just email me. On the day, please come along a few minutes early to talk about any health concerns and/or yoga experience you might already have. You will also need to fill in a brief health questionnaire. All information given will be treated as strictly confidential and not be shared with any third party.

What to expect

Michaela's yoga sessions are based on traditional yoga teachings and establish the breath as starting point for physical movement. Good alignment is encouraged and, depending on the student, the building of strength and/or flexibility. Michaela introduces new yoga postures step-by-step, and suggests a number of variations that make the practice either more accessible or more challenging, depending on each student's needs.

How to prepare

It is best not to eat an hour or two before yoga. You might want to bring some water with you to drink afterwards, and a yoga mat if you have one. If you usually sit on a block to elongate your spine, please bring this along, too. On entering the class, please remember to switch off your mobile phone.

Michaela Palmer

Michaela

Michaela is a Bristol-based yoga teacher who holds a BWY teaching diploma. Her practice has developed over many years, fostered by inspirational Iyengar, Ashtanga and Viniyoga teachers. Read moreā€¦

Individual sessions

Whilst group classes are fun and help to keep motivated, they may not always be appropriate. One-to-one sessions can help to establish a personal home practice routine or receive in-depth feedback on particular postures. For more information about individual sessions please contact Michaela.