Yoga Class - Breathe, Connect and Be

Start date: 08 June 21
Day: Tuesday
Course length: 0 day course
Time: 13:00 to 14:00


Full Fee: £35.00

Over 65's Fee: £31.50

Benefit Fee: £28.00

Course Code: £BF05

Tutor: Claire - Louise Symonds

Length: 5 Weeks

Term: Summer Weeks

Type: course Weeks

Code Letter: BF Weeks


A lunchtime Yoga session for you to take some time out in the day to stretch and relax. The 'art' of yoga is at the heart of yoga. Our bodies are like a unique and exquisite instrument: exploring how we move is like learning to play music. Engaging our curiosity whilst moving with the breath is like experimenting with melody, tone, volume and pitch. In this way our practice can become more like a meditative dance where the breath, body, mind and soul are interconnected and we become more in tune with ourselves, each other, and the earth. Through exploring our bodies in this way, we can truly get to know ourselves and connect with the world in a more authentic, peaceful and joyful way. The body can begin to heal itself from pain and disease that results from continued stress and strain. We can become truly in tune with ourselves. Through this course of mindful yoga: You will learn how to connect the breath to the movements of the body so that movement becomes more holistically connected and graceful. You will learn how to work with gravity to explore connection to both the ground below and the sky above so that a sense of groundedness and rootedness is developed and then a sense of freedom and ease can arise. You will learn to connect inwards to the somatic feel of the body and let that sense guide you in terms of what movements feel right for you in each moment.

Materials List

Please bring a yoga/camping mat, cushion and blanket. You may like to bring a water bottle. .

Fees & Further Information

Please note: All 10, and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.


  • You will need to have paid in full for your course or workshop to guarantee your place. We do not accept deposit or part payments. Course and workshops are becoming increasingly popular, so please book early in order to guarantee your place.
  • We do offer concession rates for anyone over 65, NHS staff, Students ro claiming the benefits listed below, or NHS. As we are a self-funded organisation we receive no financial support, in order to offer these rates.
  • The concessionary rate is for those whose sole source of income is from a state benefit. We accept Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seeker’s Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance. Please show a recent letter or statement stating your benefit when enrolling.


  • In the event that we have to cancel a course, we aim to inform you 2 working days before the start date, or at least 24 hours before a day workshop. If we have to cancel a course, then you will receive a full credit note .
  • If you wish to cancel your place you must inform us up to 14 days before the start date of your course or workshop. In this case you will receive a refund minus a 10% admin fee. (10% of the course fees or £5, whichever is greater).
  • If you give us less than 14 days notice, or your course or workshop has already started a refund will be not given.

Please see full terms and conditions for more information. 


If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.  


  • You must be over 18 years old to attend a course or workshop at the Bristol Folk House.
  • All our courses and workshops are non-accredited and will not receive a certificate for attending.
  • We offer a range of courses at all levels and our tutors make every effort to accommodate your individual needs. Before choosing you may want to speak to the tutor to make sure the course is right for you. Please contact the office.
  • To join all of our courses you must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and you may be invited to take part in group discussions. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from any additional support to help you to take part in this class. Please contact the office if you require any further information.
  • If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which may affect your participation in your chosen course please contact the office prior to enrolling. If you will need to bring a career or support worker with you to the class, please inform the office when enrolling so we can make arrangements.

Access/ Parking

  • Much as we would like to provide access for all, the Folk House has no disabled access or facilities.
  • We have no onsite car parking at the Bristol Folk House but there are many paid parking spots in the area. Please ask us for details on parking or see our website for more detail.
  • We are on a busy bus route and have plenty of bike racks in our courtyard garden.