Yoga or Pilates classes in Cambridge

(5 Posts)
SahMum Tue 18-Apr-17 14:02:06


Would anyone recommend me a good Yoga or Pilates classes/ teacher for a complete newbie?

Preferably on the north side of the city, there a few going on ( Camyoga and Satyam Yoga being on the top of my list atm ) but I don't know where to start, have no previous experience at all.

Please help me to get fitter and get rid of my back pain induced by carrying and lifting childrensmile

rosemarie04 Tue 18-Apr-17 14:13:26

satyam yoga is great, give them a call and they will advise you on the best class. we go to familiy yoga there and absolutely love it.

SahMum Wed 19-Apr-17 12:22:14

rosemarie04 , thank you

AfricanBigElephant Tue 25-Apr-17 13:34:26

Hayley Steadman is brilliant! I don't go to any of her classes in Cambridge, she does them in my workplace, but if you google her she comes up. She mentioned that through her facebook page is the best way of knowing what classes she's doing.

seekingDIYhelp Tue 16-May-17 16:55:03

If you want to get rid of back pain I'd recommend pilates more than yoga initially. (I say this as someone who loves both.) Also the pilates classes in Cam tend to be much smaller than the yoga, so you get much more one-on-one attention and correction of posture than at your average yoga class. Checking and correction of posture is essential for a newbie in both pilates and yoga or you can really hurt yourself.

There's free street parking by Vinery Rd pilates just off Mill Rd, and it is physio-led.

Activate Pilates is the best pilates studio I've ever been to - it is in Fulbourn but this means free, easy parking and it is actually quicker and easier to get to than many town studios. They are excellent at helping people with injuries or sore spots - lots of checking and correcting your position. It also has more of a fitness angle than many studios.

With yoga, I'm really not a fan of Cam Yoga as their classes tend to be rammed and you get very little in the way of posture and correction. It is worth looking into University yoga - it is cheap, classes are much smaller, and there are as many 30/40 year old academics there as there are teenagers. To most of the classes (Cambridge Uni Yoga Society and Uniyoga and Gurdon Institute Yoga in particular) anyone is welcome. Classes are around £5.

Also google Rachael Moore yoga - I think she used to run a class in Girton. She's an excellent instructor.

Hope that helps!

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