What is Yoga?

The Totalcare Clinic run Yoga classes at our practice location in Botley Southampton. Courses vary in length but are on average 6 weeks in duration; each class is one hour long. Numbers are limited to between 8 in a class in order to achieve the best results for the client.

Yoga is lots of things and takes on lots of forms.
So to answer this question, this is what you can expect from the Yoga classes and courses at the Totalcare Clinic. Our Yoga classes are 60 – 75 minutes long and are made up of series of postures and poses that strengthen the body, balance the mind and soothe the spirit.

Our Yoga classes are about taking time out to look after yourself , indulge in some ‘me time’ and give your body what it sorely needs after the stresses and strains of everyday life. After a gentle warm-up, we do a few Sun Salutations which brings in a cardiovascular element to burn calories, focus the mind and heat the body. Once warm, standing poses strengthen, tone and shape the body whilst building a courageous mind.

As the body heat builds we add twisting postures and balancing poses which detoxify the body and strengthen the core. Then we slow it down, add some back strengthening, stretching and a good long relaxation!

The classes and courses at The Totalcare Clinic are limited in numbers so that your Yoga teacher can really get to know you and your body. The Yoga taught at the studio is a truly holistic therapy and tailored to each student so that any particular conditions/injuries can be addressed. You will see your Yoga practice develop quickly as you experience the various benefits of a tailored class.

Would you benefit from Yoga?

There are so many concerns that one can address as it is an individual practice and each person can look to improve many conditions both mental and physical. As a guide Yoga can treat or reduce the symptoms of back pain, RSI, tension headaches and migraines, insomnia, anxiety and panic attacks, reduced range of movement limitations, fibromyalgia, hamstring strains, IBS, chronic stress and hypertension.

What are the benefits of Yoga?

  • Improved flexibility by using both active and passive stretching techniques. This lengthens muscles, which improves both joint and muscle range of motion and is great for injury prevention.
  • Improved strength. By holding ones own body weight in certain poses strengthening of the muscles will occur.
  • Pain prevention. By improving both strength and flexibility some pain conditions that are caused due to weakness can be improved. The stretching poses of Yoga can reduce pain from muscle tension. Yoga also improves your alignment, which can help reduce pain from conditions such as scoliosis.
  • Body Awareness. With time the practice of Yoga improves your awareness of where each body part is connected to another and aids in improving the bodies posture.
  • Stress reduction. The focus required on body alignment, the breathing and the Yoga poses helps to clear the mind of thoughts and therefore can allow the mind to completely relax for the duration of the lesson. The physicality of the poses also increases blood flow, improves body tension and can therefore also decrease stress levels.

Yoga class prices

Yoga for Relaxation and Meditation


This class has all the benefits associated with our Yoga for Beginners class however, it has been extended to run for an additional 15 mins in order to allow for a more relaxed approach to the class format and facilitate a more complete spiritual, mind and body experience.

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Yoga for Beginners


Both of these classes are designed for those individuals who have no previous experience of either therapy.

Whilst classes will be suitable for all individuals they are viewed as a general course rather than a class to treat specific issues.

If you have a specific area of concern that needs working on please look at the other courses we offer or indeed contact us to see if we are planning on running a course that may be more suitable for you and your specific needs.

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Also available at The Totalcare Clinic are individual 1:1 classes for both Yoga and Pilates. At the clinic we appreciate the importance of individualised rehabilitation and for those more acute and/or complicated journeys to full recovery, sometimes it’s vital a closer eye be kept on those participant in order to maximise their results.

We also understand that despite the variety of times and days offered for classes, there still may not be a suitable option to fit into our busy lifestyles. The 1:1 class therefore allows you to arrange a time that suits you. With all instructors offering this option, we are normally able to accommodate most requests.

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Payments are made in advance of attending any courses . We accept cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

Our Secure  iZettle Reader takes chip, swipe and contactless payments from all major credit cards, as well as payments through Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Android Pay.

Your Yoga Teachers

Ineke Henson
Nicky Barker
Millie Aldridge
Lauren Gray
Tasha Wellstead

Yoga Class Timetable


09.15 – 10.15
Yoga for beginners with Nicky

18.00 – 19.15
Yoga for Relaxation and Meditation with Millie

19.15 – 20.15
Yoga for beginners with Millie

20.15 – 21.15
Yoga for beginners with Millie


09.15 – 10.15
Yoga for beginners with Lauren


10.30 – 11.45
Yoga for Relaxation and Meditation with Lauren

17.45 – 18.45
Yoga for beginners with Nicky

19.00 – 20.00
Yoga for beginners with Ineke

20.15 – 21.15
Yoga for beginners with Ineke


09.30 -10.45
Yoga for Relaxation and Meditation with Ineke


09.00 – 10.15
Yoga for Relaxation and Meditation with Nicky

18.00 – 19.00
Yoga for beginners with Millie

18.00 – 19.00
Cardio Yoga with Ineke

19.00 – 20.00
Yoga for beginners with Millie

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Where to find us

The Totalcare Clinic, 92 Winchester St, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2AA