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Wellbeing

Feel Good Friday: Yoga in the Painted Hall

Last Friday of the month | 8am–8.45am
Tickets: £18.50
Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN

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Take part in one of our bespoke morning yoga classes in the serene and spectacular surroundings of the Painted Hall. Delivered by experts from Kindred Yoga Studio, these 45-minute Vinyasa Flow classes will allow you to move your body, clear your mind, and start the day with a sense of calm. No previous experience required, this class is open to all levels.

Upcoming sessions

  • 26 July – Led by Vanessa Abreu (@fruitinessa)
  • 30 August – Led by Lucía Jiménez (@lulayoga__)
  • 27 September
  • 25 October
  • 29 November

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Schedule

  • 7.45am: Registration
  • 8am: Class starts
  • 8.45am: Class ends

Please note: Mats are not provided, so we ask you to please bring your own. The Painted Hall is temperature controlled for conservation purposes and can be cold, we therefore recommend bringing extra layers of clothing or a blanket, to stay warm during the class. There are changing facilities available, but no showers.

About Kindred Yoga  

Based in Southeast London and founded by Katarina and Julian, Kindred is where yoga and community meet. 

Katarina, a full-time yoga teacher and Julian, a yoga practitioner, have a desire to share their passion with others. Their goal is to create an environment where people can feel at home whilst nurturing their practice. 

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FAQs

Q1: What types of yoga classes are offered?

We currently offer Vinyasa Flow classes, provided by Kindred Yoga, a south-east London based Yoga studio. The practice in the Painted Hall is a dynamic and fluid style of yoga that links breath with movement, creating a seamless flow between postures. This type of yoga emphasises the coordination of breath and movement to create a moving meditation.

Suitable for all levels: Vinyasa Flow classes can be tailored to accommodate all levels of experience. Instructors offer modifications and variations for poses to ensure everyone can participate comfortably and safely, whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner.

What to expect in a Vinyasa Flow class:
• Warm-up: Classes typically start with a gentle warm-up to prepare the body for more intense movements. This may include simple stretches and breath awareness exercises.
• Sun salutations: Often, a series of Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) is performed to build heat and connect breath with movement. This is a hallmark of Vinyasa Flow.
• Standing sequences: The class then progresses to standing sequences that may include a variety of poses such as Warrior poses (Virabhadrasana), balancing poses, and twists.
• Peak poses: In some classes, the sequence builds up to one or more peak poses, which are more challenging postures designed to test strength, balance, and flexibility.
• Cool down: The latter part of the class focuses on cooling down the body with seated and supine poses, forward bends, and gentle twists.
• Savasana: Each class concludes with Savasana (Corpse Pose), a period of rest and relaxation that allows the body to absorb the benefits of the practice and the mind to find stillness.

Q2: What is the schedule for yoga classes?

We hold a yoga session every month at the Old Royal Naval College. These sessions are scheduled on the last Friday of each month at 8am. Each class runs for 45 minutes, providing a refreshing and invigorating start to your day.

Q3: How do I book a yoga class?

Booking a yoga class at the Old Royal Naval College is a straightforward process, designed to be convenient whether you prefer to do so online or in person. You can book your tickets online on our website or in-person at our tills in Painted Hall and Visitor Centre.

Q4: Can I drop in for a class or do I need to book in advance?

It is advisable to book your class at least a few days in advance, especially as classes can fill up quickly. While drop-ins are welcome if space permits, we highly recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.

Q5: What are the fees for yoga classes?

The standard ticket fee is £18.50.

Q6: Is there a membership option available?

Unfortunately, because we have only one session every month, we cannot offer any memberships.

Q7: What facilities are available at the Old Royal Naval College for yoga participants?

Participants have access to clean and well-maintained restrooms. A small number of yoga mats are available for use during classes, provided on a first come first basis.

Q8: Do I need to bring my own yoga mat and props?

Yes, attendees should bring their own mats to ensure they have one available. However, we do offer a limited number of spare mats for those who might need one on a first come, first served basis. To secure a spare mat, please book in advance by emailing us at events@ornc.org. This way, you can guarantee a mat will be available for you upon arrival.

Q9: Who are the yoga instructors?

Classes are provided by Kindred Yoga, a south-east London based Yoga studio. They are highly qualified professionals with extensive experience in teaching various styles of yoga. They are dedicated to providing a supportive and enriching experience for all participants.

Q10: Are the classes suitable for beginners?

Yes, we offer classes suitable for all levels, including beginners. Our instructors provide modifications and guidance to ensure everyone can participate comfortably.

Q11: What should I do if I have a health condition or injury?

If you have any health conditions or injuries, please inform the practitioner before the class begins. They can provide modifications and advice to ensure you practice safely.

Q12: What is the Old Royal Naval College?

The Old Royal Naval College is a historic site in Greenwich, London. It is renowned for its stunning architecture, rich history, and beautiful grounds, making it an ideal location for various cultural and recreational activities, including yoga.

For more information and the latest news visit our website, ornc.org.

Q13: Where is the Old Royal Naval College located?

The Old Royal Naval College is located in Greenwich, London. The exact address is King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN, UK.


Q14: How can I contact the Old Royal Naval College for more information?

You can contact us via phone at +44 (0)20 8269 4799, email at boxoffice@ornc.org, or visit our website for more information and updates.

Q15: What should I wear to a yoga class?

Wear comfortable, breathable clothing that allows for a full range of motion. Bare feet are recommended for better grip and balance.

Q16: Are there any special events or workshops related to yoga?

Yes, we periodically host special yoga events and wellness workshops. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for announcements and details.

Q17: What is your refund policy?

Our refund policy states that we do not offer refunds or allow changes to session dates in case you miss your slot. As our sessions tend to sell out quickly and are often at maximum capacity, we are unable to accommodate such requests. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to double-check your availability before booking to ensure you can attend your chosen session.