Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga (also suitable for beginners)

Temporary online class times can be found and booked here.   https://bookwhen.com/believeachieve

Believe & Achieve Yoga is run by qualified yoga instructor Sharon Mortimer.

I am passionate about yoga; I believe in the health benefits it brings both physically and mentally. It’s a myth that to do yoga you have to be very flexible and able to kick your leg high in the air and do the splits. This is not real life for most. My approach is very much a practical one and everybody works to their own limits. I love to see people progress.” 

The classes are non-judgemental where you work at your own pace and from a beginner’s stage with a steady and gradual increase in yoga levels and styles when confident.  Here at Believe & Achieve we are passionate about your health.

Hatha Yoga is the oldest form of Yoga and what most people ‘visualise’ when we mention yoga.


Yoga has it all, an holistic approach to health. A few of the benefits are:

  • Increased flexibility, posture and balance.
  • Increased muscle strength and tone.
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality.
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism.
  • Cardio and circulatory health.
  • Improved athletic performance.
  • Protection from injury.


Classes are 1 hour online, or 45 minutes in venue.

Booking is essential online to avoid disappointment.


Lion Gym, Robin Mills, Greengates 

Springdale Centre, Greengates 

Thackley Methodist Church 

Lion Gym Times (no membership required)

Monday 4.30-5.15pm and 5.30 – 6.15pm

Tuesday 10.30-11.15am

Wednesday 5.15-6.00pm, 6.15-7.00pm and 7.15-8.00pm

Saturday 7.30-8.15am

Online Times

Monday 7.00-8.00pm

Tuesday 6.00-7.00pm

Thursday 10.30-11.30am 

Friday 7.00-8.00pm


£6 per class (or £55 for a 10 block) online classes £4 per session

By bank transfer.


What do I need to bring with me?
You can bring a blanket for relaxation if you wish and a yoga mat if you have one, we do, however, have mats available. You may also choose to bring a bottle of water.
What style of yoga are the classes?

I teach Hatha Yoga, the oldest traditional style yoga with a modern twist too. I try to vary the classes to keep them interesting, so one week we may be doing a slower flowing movement and the week after it may be more standing. The classes are suitable for all levels including complete beginners.

What do I wear?
You should wear something comfortable: leggings/yoga pants, a t-shirt or long-sleeved top/fleece (not a hoody). Our yoga practice will be done in bare feet (grippy socks may be worn if preferred) and please avoid wearing loose jewellery that may get caught.
What is yoga?

Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing and comprises of postures and movements, meditation and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago.

Am I too old for yoga?

Definitely not. People often start yoga in their 70s, and many say they wish they had started sooner. Yoga is a form of exercise that can be enjoyed from childhood to your advanced years.  The younger you start the better, but the majority of people start yoga later in life and every practice you do will be of benefit.

Do I have to be fit and flexible to do yoga?

No, you can join a class that’s suitable for your fitness level. Some yoga classes are chair-based. Yoga will also improve your flexibility and help you go beyond your normal range of movement, which may make performing your daily activities easier.

Can I injure myself doing yoga?

Yoga-related injuries are uncommon. Some injuries can be caused by repetitive strain or overstretching. But yoga is the same as any other exercise discipline and it is important to listen to your own body and stop an exercise if you feel any discomfort or pain.