Queer Yoga Edinburgh – Weekly, Fri 10-11:30am
Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road Edinburgh Eh16 5ab
Room: upstairs Studio
Accessibility: We will be holding the sessions in the upstairs studio of the Salisbury Centre. The venue is situated on the on the first floor and unfortunately there is no lift. There are all gender toilets available throughout the building.
Booking: Via Eventbrite – Link HERE
These classes are for LGBTQ+ people who would like to practice yoga at reduced cost. Open to ALL abilities, mobility and experience. We will have around a 60 minute movement and meditation practice, followed by optional tea and chat 🙂
The sessions are pay what you can as we hope to make classes as accessible as possible if finances are a barrier for you. Our suggested donation for class is £3-£5 to attend, please pay what you are able. Your donation goes to support our teachers and for hire of the space so we can continue running these classes. You can DONATE ONLINE via www.SalisburyCentre.org/donate (Please use the reference “Queer Yoga” when submitting online) or we can take cash on the day. Please note there is an additional £1 booking charge.
We hope to create a yoga community for queer folks to enjoy group practice and connect with others. Our classes will follow a gentle flow / slow vinyasa style, with a focus on finding some time for you, to find safety within your own body away from judgement or comparisons. A space where you can take a moment to notice how you feel as you take your time to move in a way that feels right for you and connect with your breath.
The group is lead by yoga teachers Megan, Ash, Jen and Aistė supported by LGBT Health & Wellbeing.
Mats will be provided but feel free to bring your own. You can bring along any extra props, blocks, straps or blankets if you like (but not necessary). Chairs can also be provided if needed for extra support – please just let us know.
Any questions at all, please get in touch. Hope to see you there!
About Donations or Tiered ticketing system
Participation in our community-led events is often on a voluntary ‘by donation’ basis or based on a 3 tiers system. This means that nobody is expected to make a payment if they cannot afford to do so. However any donations received will be shared between the Centre and the facilitator, helping to make the events’ programme sustainable as well as to provide some reciprocity towards community facilitators’ time and skills offered.
Where a “suggested donation” is listed, this is just an indication of what the event might cost if it was ticketed – it is fine to donate less (or nothing at all). Donating is one way to show your appreciation for the value of the Salisbury Centre. Please consider ‘paying it forward’ by donating a bit extra helping to keep it possible for everyone to take part, whatever their circumstances.
To donate bring cash or donate online www.salisburycentre.org/donate (Please use reference “EVENT NAME” when submitting). Card payment option available in the entrance hall.
If you cannot afford, please get in touch with the facilitator to request a free/discounted place.
An invitation to practice ‘Dana’ (generosity) – please pay only what you can afford to attend.