Yoga At The Forge
We are a community club here to provide affordable and accessible Yoga to ‘EVERYBODY’. We are passionate about the practise of Yoga and the physical and mental health benefits it brings!
Here at Yoga at The Forge we offer a variety of Yoga classes all of which are accessible to every level of experience. We are passionate about Yoga practise and the benefits that it can bring, not just physically but mentally too. Your reasons for wanting to practise Yoga are personal to you but we can tell you from our experience that yoga could help you with weight loss, strength and conditioning, flexibility, chronic pain relief, anxiety and stress relief to name just a few.
All of our instructors have their own story of how they came to practise yoga and go on to decide to teach. The reason we want you to know this now is because it’s so important that you know that you are welcome at our studio! There is no judgement, no clique and certainly no elitism here. Yoga at The Forge welcomes all to enjoy, embrace and grow within their yoga practise.
Our experienced instructors insure that classes are adapted to every individual and their unique needs. You don’t have to be fit, flexible or have a ‘yoga body’ to practise. It is our job as your instructors to provide a safe and secure environment to allow you to experience yoga in comfort.
Our tranquil Crawley yoga studio is located in the heart of Tilgate Forest and is fully equipped allowing us to provide you with optimum comfort and the yoga experience you deserve.
Your first class is FREE so why not come in and meet us, check out our studio and enjoy a yoga class on us! Simply fill in the trial booking form and turn up!
If you wanted to ask any questions before signing up fill in the form or ping us an email.
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Jemma is the founder of Yoga at The Forge and has been practising yoga for 8 years. Initially, her practice was a substitute to weightlifting and a relaxation tool to combat the stresses of her corporate job. Wanting to take her regular practise further Jemma embarked on a 4-month intensive program in Thailand. On her return to the UK Jemma choose the path of teaching and qualified as a 200hr teacher in 2018 from Nartana Yoga School.
Currently a student in osteopathy she uses her developing knowledge of anatomy and physiology within her yoga classes to encourage her students to focus on alignment in a respectful way to their individual body. Jemma believes that these studies significantly enhance her yoga teaching and will greatly benefit her students.
To date Jemma continues to participate in Yoga teacher training courses always looking to further her knowledge in order to ensure that she is always offering her students the best in the education and practice of Yoga.
Having practised Yoga for two years, with a desire to deepen her own practice and extend her knowledge, Emma decided to embark on a teacher training course with Nartana Yoga School. She qualified as a 200hr teacher in 2018.
Having come to Yoga in an attempt to deal with the symptoms of anxiety and stress Emma found, and continues to find, ways in which Yoga practice offers relief from these conditions and more generally breathing space from the busy lives we often lead as well as many physical benefits too. This interplay between mind, body and soul in Yoga continues to fascinate Emma and informs her lessons.
Emma offers lessons in Restorative Yoga and gentle Hatha and offers a safe space with many a prop to encourage the body to release and the mind to follow. Join Emma on the mat to give yourself permission to relax and restore.
Yoga has been my passion for many years. I started to practice in my late teenage years and have never looked back. I am drawn by the personal insight that yoga brings, along with the inner sense of calm, balance, and equilibrium. This has helped me through my life on many occasions.
I undertook my yoga teacher training with The British Wheel of Yoga in my mid-twenties. Since then, I have trained with other schools in various styles of yoga and have attended many retreats. Yoga is a lifelong work-in-progress for everybody, and I enjoy each venture for the new experiences and learning that it brings.
Starting her practice in January 2018, Sam Urquhart came to yoga as a way of recovering from a series of operations. Through it she has been able to find a sense of stillness, peace and strength. She now wants to share the joy yoga has brought her, and the understanding she has gained that nothing is perfect. Sam qualified as a 200hr teacher in 2020 at BE Yoga, Haywards Heath.
Sam has recently completed a teacher training course for Nidra Restore. She enjoys teaching this practice of restorative yoga followed by a Nidra as it provides a true opportunity to rest, de-stress, and be held in a supportive environment. For many of us, the meditative element of yoga can be harder than the physical. But being able to clear your mind can open up a new awareness, and with it a new perspective. Sam aims to bring this to her practice of Nidra and restorative yoga.
We are experienced in creating bespoke yoga classes and programmes specific to your needs. This may be to focus on alignment and technique, to build strength or flexibility or have the time and space dedicated to your own Restorative practice, meditation or pranayama. Speak to us about supplementing your class with links to hand-picked meditations; further reading and a copy of the class plan for you to return to time and again.
Your first class with us is FREEE!! Come and visit our studio, roll out a mat and give it a go! We are pretty sure you will LOVE IT as much as we do. If you haven’t practised before and are not sure where to start, we would suggest a Hatha Class as a good first step.
We regularly bring workshops to the studio created to deliver unique experiences. Some of favourites being:
SLUMBER: The Yogic Sleep Workshop, Is sleep just a dream? Learn Yoga Nidra and feel the benefits of deep relaxation and guided meditation.
REFRESH: The Spring Awakening Workshop – Energising and detoxifying. Release tension & stress stretch out your body and declutter your mind to rise and shine brightly from the inside!
SIZZLE: Yin Yang Yoga Workshop – Embracing the power of the sun, an energising Yang practise melts into delicious and rejuvenating Yin Yoga to cultivate lightness and freedom in the body.
MELLOW: Fall into Yoga Sink into sweet, earthy, grounding yoga, let go of the old and celebrate all that you are through a warming, uplifting yoga practice for the season of transformation.
Each workshop is rounded off with refreshments including tea and cake; time to linger and chat; a goody bag of seasonal treats.
Keep an eye out for workshop date on our social media @yogaathteforge
A gentle class with an invitation for you to connect movement with your breath. Hatha yoga is a traditional practise that uses Asana (yoga postures) and Pranayama (breath) to calm the mind and prepare your body for other practises such as meditation. Your hatha class will include gentle stretches either seated, lying or standing as well as some balances.
As with every class you will enjoy a restful Savasana to calm you mind and totally release your body.
This class is a real treat and is a great way to end your working week and give you a reset to enjoy your weekend. As the name suggests you will work through a number of resting and deep stretching postures encouraging you to restore.
Working with your body and breath a true sense of relaxation can be achieved. Feel free to bring layers to wear and a blanket for warmth and comfort (we do have blankets available), it’s nice to be cozy!
This accessible class is primarily seated and focuses on increasing mobility in the joints. Freeing up the breath and gently stretching and strengthening the body. Fully adaptable and individually tailored to each participant’s needs and abilities, Chair Yoga also provides opportunity for balances and floor work aided by bolsters, blocks and straps, should that be accessible.
Adapted Sun salutations, warrior sequences and yoga poses are offered and guided visualisation or meditation, pranayama (breath work) and relaxation complete each practice.
A class to celebrate movement and admire the capabilities of your body. Flow encourages you to coordinate your breath with movement to enable you to flow from one posture to another.
This class includes yoga styles such as Vinyasa and Ashtanga. Great for building strength and flexibility you will leave this class feeling satisfied that you have energised your body and settled your mind all in one go.