Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm – Lower Ground Floor, 56 Dean Street, Soho
This is part of our holistic #WellbeingWednesday cliniQ CIC.
Yoga (with Gosia Iskra) is free but we ask for a donation towards the class on a sliding scale of:
Unemployed/ on benefits/ students £2; Employed/ part time £4; Employed/ full time £6.
We operate on a drop-in basis & space is limited, please ensure you arrive early to avoid disappointment, as once we’re full, we’re full!
Trans* & queer inclusive yoga – Whatever your body type, size or shape; cliniQ Yoga is a safe, non-judgemental space for trans* people, partners, friends and family to explore ways to feel more relaxed, be stronger and get fitter.
cliniQ Yoga takes place in the Victoria Boardroom, on the Lower Ground Floor of 56 Dean Street, Soho. There are non-gendered bathrooms available for changing, and we have free tea & coffee available at our drop-in space on the 2nd floor (5pm until 7:00pm every Wednesday evening). Please don’t drink just before class though, and leave a couple of hours after eating a light meal/four hours after eating a heavy meal.
Please wear clothes that are loose/comfy to move in – No experience necessary, and postures will be modified to suit your needs. Be sure to bring your own mat and arrive early.
About Gosia – Gosia started her journey with yoga to deal with an anxiety and abandonment issues. She begin around 12 years ago in London, slowly progressing from being a student to taking a leap into becoming a yoga instructor. Throughout that period of time she had has studied with various acclaimed teachers, such as J. Hanson- Lasater, U. Dismor-Tuli, Sharat Arora, both in India and in London. Based on these experiences she developed her teaching that draws influences from classical Hatha, Iyengar and restorative yoga practices. For the last three years she has been teaching yoga to homeless people in Crisis and providing open and private classes to general public. Her deep intention is to take her teaching into the therapeutic field making the practice and teaching more specific; to assist students/ clients dealing with ailments, disorders and recovery. She is confident to assist and support those who are ready to further their practice or simply need more of a challenge.
Gosia carries and offers a vision of yoga as a global space of diversity, a living and growing form, a respectful and responsible matrix in a multitude of ways of experiencing and expressing the wisdom of yoga and life itself.
About the class – Gosia’s classes are eclectic in style and offer an unique blend of bodily workout and spiritual grounding. Her deepest intention is for her students to experience the class in a holistic manner; to stretch and strengthen the body and to renew and relax profoundly, providing hands on adjustments only if needed and wanted. She put her attention on correct alignment and prevention of injuries over speed and competitive achievement. She encourages students to embodied the pose while staying present to the breath, rather then forcing it upon oneself. She looks into building empowering and supportive environment where the students can simply be themselves. In the end we are all teachers to one another.
For all of the South East Londoner’s out there, our friends at TAGS also offer swimming sessions for trans* and gender-nonconforming people – CLICK HERE FOR INFO