Discover what it's like to step out onto Windermere Jetty, take in the Lake views, flow into some yoga and enjoy some coffee and cake to finish. What's not to love? We caught up with them to find out more about their incredible classes.
of all, we’ve got to start with the name - Stride and Edge. What’s it all about?
Originally we wanted to name the company using something iconic from the Lake District within the title but without limiting us to being a location only business. We love the walking route Striding Edge on Helvellyn and after
Tell me a
little bitabout yourself and your background in Yoga.
We both started yoga together 6 years ago. I have suffered with back and shoulder pain and because traditional routes such as prescriptions, physio and surgery did not work, the doctor and physio recommended yoga.
Over the last 6 years we
Our teaching journey started because Madeleine is an actor and was looking for what she could do in between working
We looked at what we were passionate about and explored the opportunities within Yoga. We figured when she becomes a movie star I may need to sub her classes so I better learn too.
This lead us to our teacher training where we went on a
So, why the Lake District? What inspired you to start your journey here?
We have both grown up in the Lake District all our lives living in the local area so it was a natural route to start close to home. We have both travelled the world and studied away but have always had our routes in the Lakes. If you can create the opportunity why would you go anywhere else?
Where could we typically experience a Stride and Edge class?
We teach regular classes in Bowness on Tuesday & Wednesday evenings at the Hydro Hotel and at the weekends we also teach Saturday morning at the Windermere Jetty Museum.
This is a beautiful big room right on the lake shore with views over the water. If it is warm and
So I’ve just turned up to the studio and I’m ready to go! What does my typical Stride & Edge class
We teach a 75 minute Vinyasa class which flows through dynamic movements to build strength and stretch you out. There are always great tunes playing in the background and it
Just asking for a friend here
…but say they’re a complete novice who can’t even touch their toes. Would they be welcome to take part in a Stride & Edge class too?
Perfect! We always welcome a beginner to any class. We started by diving straight in and figuring it out as we went. It
If someone was uncomfortable with
Yoga seems like an alien concept to
allot ofus, and the thought of trying something new can seem prettydaunting. So, what could you tell us that'll put our minds at ease?
Our big challenge is to shrug off the stereotype and help bring new people into Yoga. It is a friendly environment and a feeling of community within the classes. We have new people starting each week loving the style we are teaching and the new edge to this activity.
There are so many benefits to yoga that include increased flexibility, mental focus, cardiovascular conditioning, calorie-burn and muscle development and these should be enough to get you into a class and give it a go.
If you’re just looking for a good workout and don’t think yoga is tough enough, on average you will burn more calories than jogging or doing jumping jacks for the same
Why is Yoga so good for our body and soul? And why would you encourage people to get involved and give it a go?
We just touched on
Don’t let it scare you
People have enjoyed the style and the tempo to our classes. They love the location of our studio spaces and have welcomed us to put more on for a busier schedule. Most people have enjoyed the community feel to our classes with our
Finally, do I need to bring anything along with me?
Visit the @stride&edge Facebook page to book Vinyasa Yoga (75 minutes) 6.30 - 7.45pm Tuesday at Hydro Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere
BoysNight (Men's Yoga) (60 minutes) 7.30 - 8.30pm Wednesday at Hydro Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere Vinyasa Yoga (Yoga by the Lake) (75 minutes) 8.45 - 10.00am Saturday at Windermere Jetty Museum, Bowness-on-Windermere