weekly yoga classes, yoga nidra classes and private sessions


Yoga CLasses in Oxford

Thursdays: Hatha Yoga with James Reeves
7pm-8.30pm term time, Iffley OX4
£10 drop-in, no booking required (come early to avoid disappointment!)

Incorporates postures, breathing practises and yoga nidra with a focus on restoring the mind, body and senses to their natural state of equanimity. This is your opportunity to retreat to a peaceful space away from the stresses of everyday life. There will be physical challenges but we are looking to develop a genuinely healthy relationship with our bodies, so the focus will be on 'relaxed effort' rather than a forceful approach to exercise. This class is open to all levels and takes place in the beautiful venue of Iffley Church Hall, OX4 4EG.

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*Please note there is no class during school holidays and occasionally for other reasons.

Autumn term starts 12 Sep 2019, then class continue on: Sep 19, 26; Oct 3, 17, 24; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5


Mondays: ‘Tone Up and Calm Down’ with Gabs Brown
9.30am-10.30am term time (Autumn term starts 9 Sep)
Appleton Village Hall OX13
£10 drop-in, no booking required, everyone welcome

An hour to connect with your body, build strength, explore yoga postures, simple breathing practices and elements of pilates and barre (movement derived from ballet exercises). No headstands, handstands or twisting into crazy shapes, and we conclude with a short but vital few minutes of rest. No experience necessary.

Takes place at Appleton Village Hall - view map in browser

Please note the first Monday of every month is yoga nidra with James Reeves, as below.

Yoga Nidra Classes in Oxford

1st Monday of the month: Yoga Nidra with James Reeves
9.30am-10.30am, term time
Appleton Village Hall OX13
£10 drop-in, no booking required

Start the month with a total, deep rest, making the way for clarity, insight and a feeling of being completely restored. A guided class in which your only task is to lie down and be skilfully lulled into a state of profound relaxation. Open to all, whether you’re restless, tired, overly energised(!) or simply interested in connecting with that part of you that remains when all else (thoughts, feelings, worries…) is gone. If you’re new to yoga nidra then there’s a short article about it (by James) here. James specialises in the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol, created by Richard Miller, PhD, a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and founder of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI). James is the only IRI-sponsored teacher trainer in Europe.

Takes place at Appleton Village Hall - view map in browser


Private Sessions with James Reeves


A private session with James can include any or all of the following: yoga nidra, hatha yoga, meditation and yoga therapy. Working one-one allows for a uniquely tailored practice or a means to explore especially sensitive issues. Sometimes, you don't know what you need until you turn up and see where you go

James can see you at the Restful Being studio, a small, peaceful space just outside Oxford (OX13 5JH), or visit you in your own home/space. You can also see James remotely via Skype (our most popular option!).

Most 1-1 sessions are offered on Fridays and cost £60 per hour/£90 for 90 mins. Please email bookings@restfulbeing.com to make an enquiry.

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Online Yoga and yoga nidra Classes with James

James is a guest teacher on the online yoga platform Ekhart Yoga. You can practise at home with James by signing up to Ekhart Yoga and following his programmes there.

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