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First Aid Training

Saturday 3rd October, 10.00 – 5.00pm

with Patti Hemmings

Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA

£65.00 (includes certificate and 1st Aid Manual)


The training is the Emergency First Aid at Work certificate course. It is an OFQUAL regulated course and is the training required by Yoga teachers to maintain their insurance for teaching.

The course will be led by Patti Hemmings, the British Wheel of Yoga First Aid Officer for Yorkshire & Humberside.

The day will cover all aspects of First Aid and is open to anyone.


Participants will receive an Emergency First Aid Manual and a First Aid Certificate valid for 3 years.

The training will be 10.00am – 5.00pm and the venue is Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA.

The fee for the day is £65.00.

Places are limited to 12 participants and early booking is recommended.


Patti Hemmings has been a qualified First Aider since the age of 19 and a qualified teacher since 2005.  In that time Patti has taught First Aid training courses to community groups, the NHS, specialised activity groups and individuals.

Click here to book your place, see Events, scroll down and book securely.


Please Note :

You now need photo id to take part in these training sessions. Please bring a passport, driving license or similar to the training. Any problem with this please contact us beforehand.

from Yoga Days Info, posted February 2020


Friday 20th March, 7.00 – 8.30pm

Sheffield Yoga School, South Rd, S6 3TA

Free. All Welcome.


Our next kirtan will be held on Friday 20th  March at our Yoga Centre on South Road in Walkley.

These evenings are very informal, you don’t need any experience and everyone is welcome.

Kirtan involves chanting / singing and is a really uplifting experience. If you have never been before, kirtan is not at all complicated or intimidating; in fact it’s quite the opposite.

In Yoga terms, kirtan is a practice of the Heart Space, it is opening and warming in a way that feels very natural.

Chanting & singing together taps into our shared experience as human beings – babies learn and remember tunes they hear around them long before they learn to talk. Music is part of us at a very deep level and in kirtan we come together to make music and enjoy it together.


If you would like to lead a kirtan, please do, you’ll be very welcome!


from Class Information, posted February 2020

Pregnancy Classes – new times

We’ve changed the times for our Yoga for Pregnancy classes.

They are still on Tuesday evenings, but we have made a slight adjustment so that the second class can finish a little bit earlier.

The new times are :

  • Tuesday 6.00 – 7.20pm
  • Tuesday 7.30 – 8.50pm


The classes are held in our lovely Yoga studio on South Road in Walkley.

Yoga for Pregnancy classes are a great way to maintain your strength, ease of movement, health and well being during pregnancy. They will also teach you a techniques to use during labour.

There is always an opportunity to meet other expectant mothers and maybe make new friends!


from Class Information, posted February 2020

5 Week Meditation Course : Thursday evenings

Thursday evenings 8.00 – 9.00pm

Starts Thursday 23rd April

with Chris Noon

Sheffield Yoga School, South Road, S6 3TA



These sessions will include some Yoga posture work, breathing and relaxation practices but the focus is on Meditation.

Traditionally, everything we do in our Yoga practice is designed to create the optimum conditions for meditation. Yoga posture work helps release stress and tension from the body, as well as developing the strength and flexibility required to sit comfortably.

Relaxation and breathing techniques steady and quieten the mind, when the mind is settled meditation comes more easily.

The course will include a number of dharana (concentration) techniques which focus on the breathing; these are techniques which you can learn and use for yourself. Breathing is often used as a focus for meditation because it holds our attention so effectively.

When dharana / concentration is sustained we have meditation.

The benefits of meditation are well documented nowadays and we can read about them online – or we can do the practice and experience them for ourselves!

Beginners are welcome but if you are new to meditation please email me before the first session.


Book a Place

If you would like to book a place you can do so via our online booking system.
See ‘Events’, scroll down down to the Yoga & Meditation Course and book your place.

If you’d prefer to pay by cheque or by bank transfer please contact us for details.



  • 23rd April
  • 30th April
  • 7th May
  • 14th May
  • 21st May



The course will be held in our Yoga Centre on South Road in Walkley.

This is a beautiful room, perfect for Yoga & Meditation.


The teacher

Chris Noon has been teaching Yoga and meditation in Sheffield for 20 years.

He is a highly trained and experienced teacher and has been fortunate to work with some very special teachers over the years.

Chris a director of Sheffield Yoga School.

from Class Information, posted February 2020

Embodying the Yoga Sutra: Support, Direction, Space

  • with Ranju Roy

  • 7th March, 10.00 – 4.00pm

  • Grenoside Community Hall, Sheffield, S35

  • £40.00

Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtra is a key text of yoga. Yet for many contemporary practitioners, its deeper treasures remain either unknown or mired in obscurity.

The aim of this workshop is to show how some of the most important sutras can transform one’s understanding of what ‘yoga’ truly is, on and off the mat.

Ranju Roy will explore some important concepts from the text through the lens of three key ideas: support, direction and space. By taking support on something, a direction is clarified, and through their interaction, a space opens. This formula can be applied to working with the body, the breath and the mind, and also beyond – into how we live our lives and relate to other people and the environment.

This workshop will accompany Ranju and Dave Charlton’s recent book (of the same title) in which the ideas are developed much further.

The Teacher : Ranju Roy

Ranju has studied with Paul Harvey in the UK, Peter Hersnack in France and TKV Desikachar in Chennai. He is a highly respected teacher and has led training courses for Viniyoga Britain, the Association of Yoga Studies and the British Wheel of Yoga.

He is  interested in developing ways of practicing Yoga that both respect tradition and also the realities of present day life in the West.

Ranju is of mixed Indian and English heritage, born in Udaipur, Rajasthan, and brought up in England. He has travelled extensively in India. He worked for 12 years in the NHS as an art therapist and family therapist and has considerable experience of counselling and therapy with individuals and groups. He lives in Somerset, where he and his wife Lindy run their own studio, Yoga mala.


from Yoga Days Info, posted February 2020

Pranayama Teacher Training Module

with Philip Xerri

8th & 9th May 2021

Grenoside Community Centre, Sheffield, S35 8PR

£140.00 (Spaces Limited)


“Pranayama is the core energy that animates our existence. It is also an immensely powerful cosmic force, and it is the breath that is our key to unlocking this potential. Unfortunately, it is because of its inherent power that Pranayama has largely been avoided, especially at the early stage of a student’s experience. However, this ‘power’ is rendered safe if a logical, structured and progressive approach is applied.”
Philip Xerri


Pranayama Teacher Training Module

How to Introduce, Maintain and Develop the teaching of Pranayama in your classes.

For various reasons Pranayama is often squeezed into Yoga classes, or missed out altogether, which is a great loss because Pranayama is at the heart of Yoga practice.

This teacher training module will give you the confidence and skills to teach a structured and progressive approach to Pranayama in your classes. The course covers the teaching of Pranayama from beginner level through to experienced students.

Philip has developed this 2 day course to provide a twofold approach to Pranayama teaching which is suitable for general classes as well as for more experienced students.

What does the Training Include?

  • The course is geared towards integrating Pranayama practice for 10 – 20 minutes of a 90 minute class and will progress through 120 weeks of classes, or approximately three years of teaching.
  • It provides training in the teaching of a structured progression in the practice of Pranayama which moves logically from one step to the next. This approach means that your students can also ‘step back’ if any problems arise.
  • The training includes the teaching of movement / asana sequences which extend the capacity and flexibility of the lungs, and which develop control of the mechanics of breathing.
  • A variety of relaxation techniques based on the breath are covered.
  • The course comes with a bound & illustrated manual covering all the practices. This manual is different to previous manuals both in layout & because it describes the two fold approach which is at the heart of this training module.
  • A certificate will be awarded on completion of the full two days of the course.


Who this course is for?

This course is for Yoga teachers & Student teachers who want to learn to teach a safe, structured and progressive Pranayama practice in their classes.


The Tutor :

Philip Xerri is one of the leading authorities on Pranayama in the UK.

He originally trained with Swami Gitananda in Pondicherry 1981 and has
been teaching Yoga & Pranayama for over 30 years.
Over the years he has established a coherent system of Pranayama practice that is accessible to all.

His teaching is pragmatic and grounded, without ever losing touch of the power and poignancy inherent in the practice.



The fee for this course is £140.00, the deposit is £70.00.

To reserve a place, fill in the booking form and return it with the full payment or a deposit of £70.00.

Places are limited for this course and it is likely to fill up.


from Yoga Days Info, posted February 2020

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