Balancing Mind & Body through Yoga in the Rhondda, Pontypridd and surrounding areas
If you need to relax, unwind, improve your health and wellbeing, or just give yourself the gift of ‘me time’ then Rhondda Yoga is for you!
Meet your teacher
Experienced Yoga teacher and speaker
Esther Nagle has been practising Yoga since 2008, and has been a teacher since 2014. Esther credits Yoga with saving her life and helping her live a better life than she ever thought possible. Esther is passionate about the healing and restorative power of Yoga, and knows it can help so many in the Rhondda and Pontypridd areas. She loves to share what she knows, and is looking forward to teaching you!
I have thoroughly enjoyed the yoga classes in Treorchy so far. They make me feel very relaxed after a long day at work! Esther is really knowledgeable and clearly explains what we are doing and why we are doing it. She makes everyone feel welcome and at ease. The class suits people of all abilities and yoga experience and no pressure is placed on having to do anything that you find difficult or uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend coming along!
I feel I was being drawn somehow to starting your yoga class in Treorchy at a time in my life when I needed it most! I felt completely relaxed and ‘at home’ in your class and so glad I made the effort to start yoga. And I cant wait for the next class as I feel it helps me physically, emotionally and even spiritually!
Thankyou and Bless you.
Jan MurphyI would highly recommend Esther’s yoga class in Pontypridd. The atmosphere in the class is really friendly and welcoming. Esther’s approach is very professional and supportive; she ensures that all members of the group are supported throughout the session and constantly checks that we are doing the postures correctly. I am so glad that this class is running close to where I live – it’s the type of class I have been looking for for some time.
Yoga classes throughout the Rhondda and Pontypridd
Where will you practice Yoga?
Cwmclydach Community Centre
I teach in Clydach Community Centre on a Monday evening from 7-8.30pm. The class costs £6, and there is a loyalty card scheme so you can earn free classes!
Yoga in EGH Judo, Pontypridd
On Wednesday mornings, I am in EGH Judo on Rickards Street in Pontypridd from 10am – 11.30am. This class is £7, and you can earn free classes with a loyalty card scheme.
Yoga in Oaktree Hall, Treorchy
On Thursday evenings, you can join me in Oaktree Hall in Treorchy. This class costs £6, and as the others, you can earn free classes with the Rhondda Yoga loyalty card scheme.
Why learn Yoga?
The Ultimate Health and Wellbeing practice
Yoga is a wonderful way to help your mind, body and soul develop strength, flexibility and resilience, creating a deep feeling of contentment and wellbeing that lasts long after the final relaxation.
Whatever your level of fitness, flexibility and yoga experience, the classes I run have something to offer. Through regular attendance you will start to notice real benefits to your mental and physical wellbeing, it is really powerful stuff!
Yoga can do so much for you
(but don’t panic, we won’t be doing headstands!)
Yoga’s most famous gift is that of the flexibility of body. You don’t have to be flexible to start yoga, but with regular practice, your body will lose its stiffness and you will feel more relaxed and loose…in your mind as well as your body!
While we don’t explicitly focus on strength building in our classes, you will develop both physical and mental strength through a regular Yoga practice.
Yoga teaches you powerful stress management tools, giving you the ability to recognise and soothe your emotions, live in contentment and peace, and reduce the risk of the many harms stress can cause.
Relax & Refresh
Yoga is famous for its ability to promote relaxation, and it is a well deserved reputation. You will release tension and learn to relax deeply, leaving you feeling at peace and happy after a class.
Yoga helps you to accept yourself as you are, to love yourself, and to want to show yourself that love through greater self care. Yoga is the ultimate act of self care and love.
Mind & Soul
Yoga is not just a physical practice, it will help you to balance out all the amazing parts of you, bringing mind, body, emotions and spirit into balance. Yoga is not about religion, but about spiritual connection to yourself, the world around you, and whatever you consider to be the source of all.
There are many ways I can bring Yoga to you
One to one classes
If you aren’t able to attend any of my regular classes, or if you would prefer the more personalised, one to one approach, then I can come to your house, or workplace if you have a suitable space, and teach you one to one. I can tailor our sessions to suit your specific needs, and we can take the practice at your pace, so you can learn and practice in a way that suits you best.
One to one classes can also be delivered virtually if we can’t find a time to meet in person!
Workplace illness is a growing and expensive problem for businesses in the UK. Stress is one of the top causes of short term, and the top cause of long term absence, and costs the UK economy billions each year. Yoga is a powerful way to reduce that stress, improve retention and attendance at work, and show your staff that you value them. I can offer workplace yoga sessions, and wellbeing programmes to teach your management and staff how to better manage stress and take care of health.
What People Are Saying
I am a member of Rhondda Yoga virtually over the internet and have 1-2-1 sessions with Esther every week. She’s really accommodating and genuinely interested in your own specific goals, so that the sessions absolutely meet my aims for doing yoga.
She is my sister, but she is highly professional when we are working together!
Absolutely recommend her for both face to face and online yoga training.Joseph Nagle
Through practice Yoga is a great way to get in touch with yourself and the natural world around you. Great health benefits physically and mentally. This is a great class and I hope it will continue for a long time. Thank you Esther for starting up Rhondda Yoga.Sonia West
Esther was a speaker at an event I held on International Women’s Day this year. The theme of the event was ‘Inspire’. Esther delivered an exceptionally passionate talk that was thought provoking, engaging and very inspirational. Her story is motivational. I would highly recommend Esther.Amanda Ayres
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Ready to Make a Change?
Come along to a class, and see what a difference Yoga can make to your life. Rhondda Yoga is proud to guide you as you begin your journey along the Yoga path.
Please see the class FAQ’s, or get in touch using the contact form below if you have any other questions.