Gentle Yoga

Sat Mar 23 2024 at 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm

Līla Yoga | Edinburgh

Gillian McCollum
Publisher/HostGillian McCollum
Gentle Yoga
Join me for a gentle Saturday afternoon stretch at the beautiful Lila Yoga Studio
About this Event

Where is it?

Lila Yoga is a beautiful, independently owned, community-led yoga studio in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.

Who is it for?

This is a welcoming, inclusive, and accessible space for beginners as well as those with more experience. This class is specifically designed for fat, queer, and disabled folk who have traditionally felt sidelined in mainstream yoga spaces.

There is a requirement to be able to move from the ground to standing (with the assistance of the chair) back to the floor.

This class requires the ability to move from seated to standing with the support of a chair or props.

What do I mean by inclusive and accessible?

  • Posture variations will be offered to suit all abilities, body sizes, and experience.
  • Props will be provided to everyone and you will be invited to use them throughout class.
  • Nothing will be mandatory; you will have autonomy and agency in how you participate.
  • You will be invited to take up space, go at your own pace, and rest whenever you like.
  • There will be no gender-specific language used and bathrooms are gender neutral.
  • There will be no hands-on adjustments during class, all cues will be verbal.
  • Ticket price is offered on a sliding scale for those who require financial flexibility.
  • The venue is situated at ground level.

Who am I?

I am a queer, fat yoga teacher with six years of experience working with beginners, seniors, and people in bigger bodies. I also have undergone additional trauma-informed training.

What You Need To Know

Doors will open at 1:30 pm and there will be time to chat, grab a cup of tea, and get comfortable before class begins at 1:45 pm

We will start with a short grounding practice and some simple breathing exercises, moving through a gentle warm-up leading to a series of gentle Hatha yoga postures.

We will take our time moving into and out of each posture, using props and exploring different variations.

We will finish with a few restful restorative poses before the class ends at 3:15 pm.

You are welcome to stay after class for a quick chat and cup of tea.

The event will finish at 3:30 pm.

What To Bring

All mats and props will be provided however if you would like to bring your own mat or favorite blanket you are welcome to do so. Wear something comfortable, layers are always a good idea.


You will be asked after booking if you have any access requirements or injuries/health conditions that you would like me to be aware of so that I can consider these ahead of time.

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Līla Yoga, 37 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


GBP 20.00 to GBP 30.00

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