In Person Classes

In Person Classes in Oldham, Ashton-under-lyne and Uppermill.

Syd Yoga guarantees a full 90 minutes of attentive practice, and is a world away from the conveyor belt yoga classes found in the West today.

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Community Work and Employee Wellbeing

 

Syd Yoga has worked with various different communities.
From tailoring his style of Yoga to suit a group of Military Veterans to working in partnership with Curzon Ashton FC Foundation on providing Yoga for people who suffer from isolation, Jamie would love to work with your community or business.

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One to One Yoga Therapy

I offer One to one Yoga Therapy Online or In person which ever suits you.

I have much experience working one to one with people with a wide range of problems,

both physical and psychological.

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Online Weekly Classes

Weekly exclusive 90 minute YouTube videos shot from home.

“Loving the videos Jamie, its like you are in my living room, Thanks.”

K.Andrew

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WELCOME TO SYD YOGA

SCIENCE AND YOGA DYNAMIC

Hi, My name is Jamie & I am a Yoga Teacher.

Through my own yoga and mindfulness practice, I have witnessed vast improvements in my own health and mindset. It is now my ambition to help others heal themselves and improve their health and quality of life.

In a Syd Yoga class there is no competition, no strict formula, no expectations and no gurus. Just a group of people, looking inwards and releasing outwards.

Syd Yoga guarantees a full 90 minutes of attentive practice, and is a world away from the conveyor belt yoga classes found in the West today.

“I love how Jamie describes yoga and the emphasis he places on the breathing. Since starting I feel calmer, sleep better and have better flexibility. Thank you for helping me live more in the moment”.

Sarah Prenton (Neurological Physiotherapist/Senior Lecturer)

“If you have never tried yoga, this is the perfect teacher for you!  Jamie teaches from the heart and not from ego! Age, shape and your condition doesn’t matter… go, let go and enjoy!”

Nirmal Prem Kaur (KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher)

“Jamie’s own personal experiences and his yoga journey are very admirable. He is very knowledgeable on yoga and his teachings are based on his own understandings of yoga practice. I look forward to his class each week.”

Caroline Mostenski (BWY Student Teacher)

“I just want to say thank you, the last year of yoga has made such a difference to both my physical and mental health. I have battled with anxiety to a point where I struggled to leave the house and Yoga has helped to build my confidence and get me back to myself. I have been to other classes where not being the thinnest of people I’ve felt uncomfortable but your encouragement and support has shown me that I can do all the poses and the flows and the only barriers are in my head”.  

Anonymous  (Yoga Student)

Having practised Yoga with Jamie for a number of years I feel it has enabled me to keep performing at my best. As well as giving me longevity in my career I feel it has helped with everyday life and general well being.

Matt Gilks

Player-Goalkeeping Coach, Bolton Wanderers FC

What kind of Yoga is Syd Yoga?

Syd Yoga provides a modern approach to an ancient practice, explaining Yoga and Mindfulness with modern science. Its not about how fit and flexible you are, its about learning to understand, heal, and maintain ones physical and psychological self.

“Yoga does not quarrel with science, it supplements science” Swami Sivananda

All physical yoga practices which involve doing Asanas (postures) and movements are a type of what is traditionally know as Hatha Yoga.

  • Syd Yoga has taken knowledge and teachings from various types of Hatha Yoga and modern science, and is continuously shaping a new practice,
  • Syd Yoga uses a scientific approach to explain the benefits of the different areas of  yoga practice.
  • Syd Yoga  places considerable attention on maintaining relaxation and correct breath amid the effort required to do the poses.
  • Syd Yoga allows a person to naturally progress into the correct pose at their own pace, with patience and guidance from the teacher.
  • Syd Yoga concentrates essentially on the releasing of stress and increasing of strength and flexibility through a less spiritual but more mindful and scientific approach to the practice.
  • Syd Yoga is not advanced yoga and does not guide students in an advanced physical Yoga practice. Syd Yoga is concerned with guiding people in finding their own self restoration and self preserving practice.
  • Syd Yoga primarily concentrates on learning to relax in the pose, through healthy breath and by identifying and releasing any tension that may be be restricting us, in order to allow us to naturally progress and improve in the different poses.
  • Syd Yoga recognizes that each person has a unique constitutional makeup both mentally and physically, and a pose that may help improve one person’s health, may not for another. Therefore Syd Yoga places considerable emphasis on a person finding and furthering the practices that benefit their own health.
  • Syd Yoga has taught yoga to Physiotherapists, Yoga instructors,  British Wheel of Yoga Student teachers and members of the public from all walks of life.

A typical Syd Yoga class,  includes students ranging from the late teens, to senior citizens.

I have been attending Jamie’s yoga classes for about 6 years . I have a chronic IBD called ulcerative colitis and Jamie’s classes have helped me so much . I absolutely love his no pressure attitude, how he tells you to listen to your body and breathing techniques. You could attend Jamie’s classes if it’s your first time at yoga or your millionth and still feel good about what you’ve achieved. Anyone with UC or CHRONES I can definitely recommend Syd yoga , I use breathing techniques when I have a painful flare . I have attended classes when I just want to go to bed (UC gives you chronic fatigue). Once I get there I feel so much better about myself . Once again Jamie thank you so much for what you do , I know your passion for helping people with anxiety and health problems and you really do help us ❤️ Thank you once again for everything you do ❤️❤️❤️

D.Torres

SYD Yoga 300 hour Student

I did classes with Jamie prior to lock down and always loved them, but as my husband works shifts, often I couldn’t get to the sessions as I had no childcare. Now I can access these weekly sessions at any time, regardless of childcare, as often as I want. It’s been brilliant and so much easier to adapt into my routine. I would sometimes feel self conscious in the live sessions too, as I’m not very good, but now no-one can see me! Double bonus! I particularly love being able to use these just before bed, as I would often fall asleep during the final part of the session and then have to wake up and drive home! Now, I just fall asleep in bed and continue sleeping! I think we’re all feeling the stress levels creep up with the current situation, but I know I have Jamie and yoga to help me when I need to de-stress, whenever that is. It has certainly been a lifeline during this time. Thanks Jamie! S.Guy

SYD Yoga Online Student

What other people say about Syd Yoga

“Fabulous classes where all welcome. Jamie is a fantastic instructor who supports you and is more interested in making sure it is right for you. I enjoy his classes very much and feel far less stressed after a session.”

MJ.Hartwell

” Did a yoga class this evening run by the amazing Jamie. If the opportunity comes around to do a class with him, I’d say take it!!! Feel super stretched and really lush and chilled. “

M. Christi

“I officially love yoga I can’t believe how much better I feel, and the improvements it’s made day to day can’t wait for next week!! Thanks Jamie”

K.Keyworth

“Very good yoga class! Really works on toning and relaxes at the same time. After meditating I feel happy and ready to conquer difficulties. Jamie is an excellent trainer, I recommend this class to everyone! Love it!”

L.Mirran

“Had a really enjoyable time at yoga, if your thinking about doing it this is a great place to go, really relaxed atmosphere and you are not forced to do anything beyond your capabilities.”

K. Walsh

“Thank you Jamie for a really wonderful session. Can’t remember the last time my mind was completely quiet!”

L.Holmes

“I have been coming to Jamie’s class for about 4 weeks now and I couldn’t recommend it enough, perfect for all abilities I always leave class feeling immensely serene. Thank you” L. Hullock

“Hi Jamie – thanks for a fantastic introduction to yoga – I didn’t know what to expect but really enjoyed it and can’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed! Looking forward to next week now! Thanks again!” C.Williams

“I officially love yoga I can’t believe how much better I feel, and the improvements it’s made day to day can’t wait for next week!! Thanks Jamie” K.Keyworth

“My first Syd Yoga class this evening. I am feeling great, stretched and totally relaxed. I just need to remember to breathe. Thank you Jamie” H.Barugh

“Yoga tonight was blinking marvelous. No where near as supple as I used to be but something to aim for !” J.Mcmylor

“I really enjoyed yoga led by Jamie this evening! Feeling all relaxed now.” J.Benson

“Thanks for our first class tonight Jamie, i was surprised how good i felt after and was worried about my back but it actually feels stronger so thank you for that and you’ll be seeing me next week.” K.Hilton

“With yoga and doing meditation I actually feel more alive then I ever did…so much peace within, I feel rather lean too” A.Petrides

“I have been attending SYD yoga with Jamie for over 2 years now, I feel I’ve benefited mentally, emotionally and physically from the regular practice.

Jamie continually emphasises the importance of the breathe and staying in the present moment. This helps to relax into the yoga practice.”

I would recommend Jamie to anyone who wishes to begin their yoga journey and also anyone wanting to deepen their practise further. D.McManus

“I thought I would be aching today but not in the slightest, feel fantastic and had a great nights sleep! Thank you” M.Henshaw

“Thank you Jamie for a really wonderful session. Can’t remember the last time my mind was completely quiet!” L.Holmes

“Jamie is a brilliant yoga instructor. I’m still very new to Yoga and I struggle with the more flexible poses but Jamie doesn’t push if you can’t do the poses, he supports you and encourages you. I would defiantly recommend his classes” L.Barrass

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