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1st Floor, 40 Foghamshire

Chippenham

Wiltshire

SN15 1HB

01249 444242

info@santoshastudio.co.uk

Reg No: 6981909

Santosha courses

Select a course from the list below to book your space. Although they may have already started, there could still be space for you to attend the remaining sessions.

Please get in touch to book a space for a course already started.

Select your course type here or view our full list of courses below:

 

small group 1:4 sessions

Wednesdays from 9.30 - 10.30am

11th March - 1st April

4 weeks, £60 or £15 drop-in subject to capacity (4 students max)

with Jo Kitts  

Santosha Studio dedicates Wednesday mornings to offering personal yoga tuition to small groups. Ideal for individuals who are returning to exercise after a long break, are in recovery from injury or surgery, working with chronic health conditions, or simply prefer the dynamic of a small group.

With four people per class you will receive plenty of personal attention, and be able to progress at your own pace.


Classes are one hour long and booked in blocks of 3 or 4 equal to £15 per class.

wellbeing despite chronic illness

Mondays from 12.15 - 1.30pm

20th April - 18th May

5 weeks, £50

with Martina Elter

Cancer challenges you and your family to the limit.

 

Cancer also often affects your self-image and self-esteem. Possible changes in physical appearance and depleted health can be frightening.

How can well-being succeed in this precarious time?

 

In terms of your own wellbeing and recovery it is important to try to take good care of yourself as much as possible. Yoga has a lot to offer for this and an increasing amount of research is confirming its huge benefits; especially for the mental and emotional wellbeing.

 

In its holistic practice, Yoga can support coping with the treatment and dealing with side effects like fatigue or lymphedema.

Equally, it supports managing the experience after the treatments, overcoming fears and finding life goals again. In this course we explore various tools you can use to cope with cancer so you can personalise the practice to your own needs.

back care

Tuesdays from 7.30 - 8.45pm

21st April - 19th May

5 weeks, £42.50

with Fiona McIntosh

A course designed with your back in mind. This course brings in elements of yoga, pilates, somatics, fascial unwinding and breathwork to create space and restore movement in the spine, strengthen your back and core muscles and give you overall greater flexibility.

 

Introduction to Yoga for Men

Sundays from 7.30 - 8.45pm

23rd February - 29th March

6 weeks, £51

with Pete Chicken

This class will benefit:

  • Men looking to increase their flexibility, tone or strength.

  • Men who wish to compliment their existing sports or fitness regime.

  • Men who would like to try Yoga but don't feel comfortable in a mixed level class.

Learn the basic yoga poses, correct alignment and how to work with your breath. The course is specifically created for men, by focusing attention on strengthening and lengthening tight muscle groups. Targeting back and shoulder pain, creating better posture and increasing flexibility.

Advanced Vinyasa Flow

Thursdays from 7.30 - 8.30pm

23rd April - 28th May (no class 14th May)

with Cherish Jackson

5 weeks, £42.50 or £10.50 as drop-in

 

1 hour of powerful Vinyasa Yoga to strengthen, tone and improve body control.

This class is run as a course to aid progression.

 

A powerfully strong class led with creative sequencing and graceful transitions.

Learn how to flow around your mat in a moving meditation; allowing your body to guide you through the flow and your mind can start to calm.

 

Suitable for students with an existing Vinyasa Flow practice. It is not suitable for beginners. 

Beginners Yoga

Wednesdays from 7.45 - 9pm

22nd April - 3rd June (no class 27th May)

6 weeks, £51

with Chie Sibbring

This course explores the fundamentals of yoga at a gentle pace. There will be lots of guidance and explanation of the methods and terms, time for questions and a respect for individual needs.
You will learn foundation yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditation and many of the underlying principles of the practice which will allow you to continue to grow, learn and take care of your body and mind.

This is a great class for the complete beginner or novice and also for those returning to yoga after a long break or anyone who wants to rediscover and explore the basics. No previous experience is required and all equipment is provided – just bring yourself!

Mum and Baby yoga for recovery

Thursdays from 1.30 - 2.20pm

23rd April - 4th June (no class 28th May)

6 weeks, £48 or £8.50 drop-in

with Chie Sibbring

The arrival of a new baby is a precious and life changing experience that is full of amazing discoveries.

Mum and baby get to know each other and build a strong bond that to carry with them throughout their lives.

 

This course offers the time for mum to recover from childbirth whilst being able to develop the strong mum and baby connection. Sessions will include a yoga practice designed to strengthen and recover the body after pregnancy as well as having time to relax and enjoy gentle touch with your baby.

 

Please bring with you a blanket to lay your baby on along with a couple of toys for them to play with during the session. 

 

*Suitable for babies from 10 weeks to the stage of walking and after your 6 week check.

** If you had a C-Section, please consult with your midwife or doctor before joining the course.

 

Baby massage

Fridays from 12.10 - 1pm

24th April - 22nd May

5 weeks, £40

with Chie Sibbring

Baby massage is a great way to express love, care and respect with your new baby. Communicating with your baby through touch has been shown to have many benefits to parent-child attachment, relationship as well as the baby's development. Baby massage develops a strong bond that is practiced with your baby and not 'to' your baby. It involves gentle stroke, soft touch and caress over your baby's skin.

Benefits to baby massage:

  • Relaxes your baby

  • Enhances bonding

  • Aids growth and development

  • Promotes communication

  • Improve sleep patterns

  • Offers relaxation for both baby and parent

  • Aids wind,colic and constipation

 

Max number of attendees is 8.

Suitable for babies from 6 weeks old.

Prenatal yoga

Mondays from 6.15 - 7.30pm

20th April - 8th June (no class 4th and 25th May - Bank Holiday)

6 weeks, £51

with Chie Sibbring

Pregnancy is a unique and wondrous time in life. Prenatal yoga can be a great way to prepare for child birth. Yoga can help expectant moms get through their pregnancy with minimal discomfort. It also helps the birth and pt-delivery stages.

In this class you will learn gentle stretching, safe breathing exercises and deep relaxation. Open to all from the 13th week of pregnancy - please check with your doctor or midwife before commencing yoga practice.

Remember that you are entitled to time off work to attend a prenatal yoga class. If you are more than 36 weeks pregnant then you can drop into the class subject to space being available - call or email to check.

Mum & Toddler Yoga

Thursdays from 11.20 - 12pm

23rd April - 4th June (no class 28th May)

with Chie Sibbring

6 weeks, £42 or £8.50 drop-in

Focusing on developing strength and mobility while enjoying playful interaction with your child. Having the time to exercise as well as quality time with your child is ideal for the Mum and Toddler lifestyle and for any caregiver that would like to come along and join the class too.
The class is open to all, even those who are new to yoga!

 

Suitable for toddlers aged 2 - 3 years old.

mum & pre-school kids yoga

Tuesdays from 2 - 2.40pm

21st April - 2nd June (no class 26th May)

with Chie Sibbring

6 weeks, £42 or £8.50 drop-in

Focusing on developing strength and mobility while enjoying playful interaction with your child. Having the time to exercise as well as quality time with your child is ideal for the Parent or care-giver and Toddler lifestyle.
The class is open to all, even those who are new to yoga!

 

Suitable for toddlers aged 3 - 4 years old. Caregivers also welcome.

 

Maximum of 8 parent and toddler couples in each class.

Kids Yoga

We have 2 sessions per week dedicated to our Kids Yoga practice. 

Wednesdays starting 26th February for 6 weeks

with Rosemary Lewis

£30 for 6 weeks or £5.50 single session

  • 3.30 - 4.15pm (ages 4 - 7) 

  • 4.30 - 5.15pm (ages 8 - 12)

Fridays starting 24th April for 5 weeks until 22nd May

with Martina Elter

£25 for 5 weeks or £5.50 single session

  • 3.45 - 4.30pm (ages 4 - 11)

Teens yoga 13+

Fridays from 4.40 - 5.40pm

24th April - 22nd May

with Martina Elter

5 weeks, £30 or £6.50 drop-in

Stressed? Anxious? Bored? Angry? Think there is something missing in your life?


This course may come up at the perfect moment in your life. Yoga for teens offers a break from any worries, the pressure to perform and from lots of sitting. Through movement and relaxation exercises you learn the balancing effect of yoga and can just enjoy to be yourself. Teenage years are a time of change. Yoga is nurturing the love and respect of one’s body and enhances a good self-esteem
rather than being dependant on the approval of others. Yoga can help master challenges at school and at home with patience and humour and to develop a healthy attitude to deal with pressure.


A few testimonials from previous teen yogi's:

  • “I feel so much more relaxed and sleep definitely better on the day’s I done Yoga” (Charlotte, 18)

  • “That I am more relaxed and more confident.” (Ella, 15). “It makes me feeling very relaxed” (Evie, 12)

  • “It reminds me to become more mindful with myself and my friends, just feel happier” (Nicky, 18)

Ballet beautiful

Fridays from 9.15 - 10.15am

24th April - 29th May (no class 8th May)

5 weeks, £40 or £10 drop-in

with Lindsay Epton​

Suitable for absolute beginners or those returning to ballet after a long break, this class fosters good technique, posture and alignment in a safe and encouraging environment. All the basic aspects of a classical ballet class will be studied including barre, centre practice, port de bras, adage, turns and allegro. Exercises will be accompanied by a variety of beautiful ballet class music and students encouraged to feel and move with the music to achieve artistry and a sense of performance.
Please note a ballet shoe will be required for these sessions.

 

advancing pilates

Wedesdays from 12.15 - 1.15pm

22nd April - 20th May

5 weeks, £42.50

with Fiona McIntosh

This course is for regular practitioners of Pilates. This is a non-remedial class.

 

Friday pilates

Fridays from 6.15 - 7.15pm

24th April - 22nd May

5 weeks, £42.50

with Fiona McIntosh

This is an intermediate Pilates class for anyone who is not suffering from acute pain but has mild aches and pains and needs greater flexibility and strength.  This is a thoughtful and challenging class.  Perfect to set you up for your weekend. 

Thursday Gentle pilates

Thursdays from 12.15 - 1.15pm

23rd April - 21st May

5 weeks, £42.50

with Fiona McIntosh

 

This is a more gentle Pilates class.  Ideal for anyone who is new to Pilates' work or is suffering from more than just the normal daily aches and pains.  The class has a maximum number of 8 so that everyone can practice their Pilates knowing they will still benefit from appropriate individual advice/correction.