Enjoy Yoga Classes, Teacher Training Courses and Workshops in North Herts

200 hour yoga teacher training course

Rachel Williamson...

is a Senior Teacher at Ahimsa Yoga with more than 15 years teaching experience

Bringing a wealth of knowledge she incorporates ancient wisdom from the Chinese 5 Element system with traditional Yoga

Rachel runs friendly yoga classes, workshops and teacher training courses in the North Hertfordshire towns of Letchworth, Baldock, Hitchin and also online via Zoom. Expect a warm welcome.

Seasonal Yoga

Yoga aligned with the changing seasons

What is Seasonal Yoga?

Seasonal Yoga is a “yang” style yoga practice which is designed to align you with the changing energies of nature and the seasons. The concept was created by Julie Hanson and Sue Woodd in 1995 as an antidote to the stress and anxiety of modern life. It combines Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi with traditional Chinese ideas about harmonising the energy of nature which is both around us and within us, bringing balance. What is practised in the classes changes each season, with the energy of nature. I came across Seasonal Yoga a few years after starting teaching and became increasingly fascinated with this amazing practice – something clicked! It also fitted seamlessly with my previous trainings. Seasonal Yoga now informs all the classes, workshops and courses that I teach.

Weekly Class - Timetable

Tuesday evening
Seasonal Yang Yoga class – Letchworth
In person
Wednesday morning
Seasonal Yang Yoga Gentle class – Letchworth
In person + Zoom
Thursday morning
Seasonal Yang Yoga Gentle class – Hitchin
In person
Thursday evening
Seasonal Yang Yoga class
Zoom
Friday morning
Seasonal Yang Yoga class – Baldock
In person
Friday Evening
Seasonal Yin Yoga class – last Friday of month
Zoom

Courses

As well as the weekly classes, Rachel runs courses throughout the year

Advanced Training Course...

Rachel runs a Seasonal Yoga Training Course if you want to take the next steps in your Yoga journey.

Build on the knowledge you already have - Learn about the Chinese 5 Element system, anatomy, and much more.

200 hour yoga teacher training course

“Surpassed my expectations by a mile!... What an absolutely life-changing experience! I’m so pleased I made the decision to sign up. Worth every penny. Such dedication of Rachel and Melissa, absolutely could not have done it without their support and encouragement... Such interesting lectures, good structure, resources and interesting, thought-provoking Personal Evolution Assignments”

S.K.B - Teacher Training Graduate - Hitchin

100 hour yoga foundation course

Foundation Course...

teaches you exactly what you need to build a solid knowledgeable home practice and integrate yoga into your life.

The sessions run over 5 modules, 1 weekend per month.

2023 - 15 years of teaching Yoga!

I can’t quite believe it, but I’m in my 15th year of teaching yoga and some amazing people have been with me for a big chunk of that time! It’s been quite a journey so far. I feel blessed to have been around Yoga as a youngster (thanks Mum and Dad)… and then later found my calling in becoming a teacher. To celebrate and mark this I’ve collected some stories and some pictures from across the years…

yoga teacher Rachel

"...Rachel is a unique and exceptional yoga teacher. I was introduced to her when I most needed a change in the style of yoga I was used to and her approach was ideal. The seasonal way in which she teaches allows an understanding of our own bodies and a greater awareness of the rhythms of the natural world that surrounds us and is so often overlooked..." - S.J. Suffolk

News and Info

Find out about the yoga in season, the fundraising from Yin classes and the benefits of a regular practice

Seasonal yoga classes

Classes

Seasonal Yoga classes run throughout the week at various times and locations in North Herts...

Newsletter

Newsletter

Here's the latest Seasonal Yoga newsletter with helpful tips and info about yoga and more...

Benefits of yoga

Benefits

Some of the many benefits of regular yoga are physical, such as improving strength, flexibility and balance, but...

Fundraising from yoga

Fundraising

One of the highlights of teaching on Zoom has been the charity fundraising Yin Yoga class...

“I was thinking about yoga today and the difference it has made to me. I really look forward to your class and always come away feeling calm and relaxed.For me, yoga has given me space to breathe and learning to breathe properly' has helped me put the brakes on my anxiety. My own practise is intermittent at home and yet I find myself doing random bits of yoga during the day and it works. I can breathe more deeply and slow down more easily. So, thank you for that.”

(JH, Baldock)

Online Studio

We have a Seasonal Archive of video classes available to watch

As well as the live classes, Rachel has a video library of recorded classes for each season, mainly yang classes and some yin classes. More recently Rachel has started a short series of Seasonal Qigong classes which run about 30 mins. These are available separately from the Online Studio.

Rachel running Zoom class
Rachel plank pose
Rachel side bend
Yoga studio inside

The Online Studio started in 2020 when the Covid 19 Pandemic hit, everyone went into lockdown and no live 'in person' classes were being taught. Rachel started teaching live classes on Zoom and made a few videos for students to practice at home. As the lockdowns continued, more videos were made until we have a yearful of seasonal videos.

Events and Workshops

Various workshops and events are held throughout the year...

Events and workshops

Workshops are run throughout the year and concentrate on a particular aspect of each season.

If there is a particular subject you would like me to run a workshop on please let me know.

What does a workshop involve? Most of my workshops run for 3-4 hours in a morning or afternoon. Do we practice physical postures for all that time? Definitely not! Workshops will offer a variety of practices including breathwork, meditation and information. I also generally allow time for chat and a cuppa together.

“I went to two of Rachel's classes at the IYN festival in 2017. Amongst many impressive teachers, her classes stood out. I found my mind calmed and my body opened by one yin and one hatha session, both of which were taught with compassionate and generous spirit. Thanks Rachel.”

T. L., Norwich