Light Up Your Life Yoga

Yoga to relax your body and calm your mind


All classes are suitable for beginners. All classes are drop in, which means you are welcome to come along whenever you can make it, although if you are able to come regularly you can save money by paying in advance (see below).  Please note the Monday and Tuesday classes are busy: please contact me to check availability before coming.  The Wednesday and Thursday classes are currently full – to join the waiting list please contact me, or for a list of links to find other local classes click here.

This half term we are considering what yoga is really about by considering the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  Each week we’ll be using yoga sequences, postures, and breathing techniques to explore how yoga works to calm the mind and help us find deep inner peace no matter what is going on around us.  Whether you’ve been practising yoga for years or have just started, this will give you some insight into yoga’s foundations.  And of course the yoga practice and deep relaxation will help your body and mind to strengthen and to deeply relax.


MONDAY 1.30pm – 3pm ***  Half-term holiday – 19th February ****

***** This class is busy – to enquire about coming please contact me *****

St Margaret’s Church Hall
Lonsdale Road
Bolton BL1 4PW

TUESDAY 10 am – 11.30 am *** Half-term holiday – 20th February ***

***** This class is busy – to enquire about coming please contact me *****

Walmsley Unitarian Chapel
Blackburn Road (just before Ciao Baby)
Bolton BL7 9PR


WEDNESDAY 11.45am – 1 pm 

***** This class is full – to join the waiting list please contact me ***** 

Sunnyside Community Centre
Moisant Street
Great Lever
Bolton BL3 3AU    GetActive session £2.50 per lesson

THURSDAY 7.45pm – 9.15pm 

***** This class is full – to join the waiting list please contact me ***** 

St Margaret’s Church Hall
Lonsdale Road
Bolton BL1 4PW


FRIDAY 12.30pm – 1.30 pm – Tea/coffee available afterwards – £5 including drink

Gentle Yoga for aches and pains this small class is particularly suitable for people who want gentle, relaxing movement. It will suit people who do not want to stand for a whole yoga session, or who would prefer to sit throughout. [On the last Friday of the month, the class is taken by Olivia Rigby]

Worsley Road North Methodist Church
Argyle Avenue,
M28 3GD


What to bring to a class

Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in.
Yoga mats are provided, but if you have a mat please bring it.
A blanket can be good for the relaxation at the end of class, so you can stay warm.
It can be beneficial to bring a bottle of water because you might feel thirsty during the class.

What happens in a Dru Yoga Class

Each class starts with some gentle movements which warm up the muscles and make it more comfortable to stretch them. There is then a sequence of soft flowing movements that will release tension stored in the muscles and joints. Following the sequence there will be some yoga poses or another sequence that will work to further release tension or to strengthen the body or perhaps improve balance. Finally, each class ends with a deep relaxation that helps body and mind absorb the benefits of the yoga, giving you a sense of deep well-being.


Wednesday sessions are sponsored by GetActive and cost £2.50 per session.

Friday session £5 including tea/coffee afterwards

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday classes

Option 1 – pay for a block of classes in advance @ £5 a class – either 8 weeks (£40) or for the length of a half-term (variable)

Option 2 – pay for up to 6 classes in 8 weeks @ £6 a class (£36)

Option 3 – pay per class – drop-in rate £8

As term lengths change depending on school holidays, the cost each half-term of buying classes at £5 a lesson will be variable.  Any weeks falling in Bolton school holidays will be taken into account and excluded from advance payments.  If you pay in advance and miss your regular class you are welcome to come to a different class during your payment period.

If you attend regularly but would find it hard to pay in advance, please come and see me.