‘Joy is a flower, that blooms when you do’ ~ unknown.
It’s summer time…not sure what means other than as I write it is raining…but I can feel the clouds lifting a little. Really hope if you are going off on holiday you have a super time. If you are staying at home then see you in class!
Classes are running normally for the first two weeks of August…apart from Thursdays when there are no classes. For full details please see the classes page…it is slightly complicated but I will keep you updated on that page.
Yoga holiday in France 25th August to 1st Sept 2015. There is space for any of you thinking of a last minute holiday to France. This is a wonderful opportunity to come on a yoga holiday in a beautiful French village with two sessions of yoga a day, meditation and yoga nidra and chanting. There will be plenty of time to walk, swim or simply relax. There are more details here.
Holistic Day for Nepal. 12th September in the Clinical Suite at Derby University, Kedleston Road, Derby. There will be a number of different yoga classes, pilates, tai chi, stalls selling things from candles and crystals to Neals Yard products, cards, yoga bags; there will be meditation and yoga nidra; all sorts of therapies and card readings; and we will have Devika Gurung over from Nepal and Ann Brooks and Simon Watkinson who are also raising a lot of money to use directly in Nepal. It is promising to be a great day.
I do need raffle prizes and auction lots…so if you can help do get in touch! Here is the link to the flyer so you can add to your calendar and share with your friends. Only £5 admission fee.
I have just agreed dates for the next six months of Master Classes. All the details are here. Not all the titles are in place yet but do feel free to start booking your space. All will be held at Allestree Memorial Hall on Cornhill, Allestree from 1000 to 12.30.
Yoga in Nepal March 2016 – since the earthquake in Nepal my efforts have been around helping raise money to send to local communities to help them eat and shelter. This trip will run even if it is only me. Until I have got 12th September out of the way my efforts are being concentrated on making that the best it can be. Then the plans will really shape up but do start saving to travel to Nepal…they need us.
When I was training to teach yoga to those living with cancer, I worked with a group of ladies who were part of a study in how yoga can help when you have cancer. They have written a book called One Voice about their personal journey with a gynaecological cancer. Each lady has written a poem or couple of paragraphs sharing their experience in order to help others and bring some awareness to gynae cancers. If you would like a copy (£10, all proceeds go to the Gynaecological Research Fund at Royal Derby Hospital) please let me know. It is a beautiful quality hardback – and the photography of us all is beautiful! Even the teachers have a little bit in there!
Chair Yoga Class
This class (Tuesday early evening) is suitable for anyone who wishes a more gentle, theraputic yoga class. It is a mixed class, suitable to the beginner, those with cancer, ME, MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis… Yoga is available to us all, no matter what our level of ability or health condition. There is something for everyone.
The emphasis of our work together, is on gentle but strengthening movements, simple breathing techniques, visualisations, meditation and relaxation practices, including Yoga Nidra. The only requirement is that you can get on and off the floor unaided. If you wish to attend, or if you know of anyone that may be interested in coming along, please contact me for details.
Restorative Yoga for Everyone
I get many enquiries from people wanting to come to a yoga class, but feeling a little unsure if yoga is the right thing for them and if my classes are suitable.
Yoga is beneficial to everyone…no matter what age you are or what your physical ability is. If you are breathing you can do yoga! It really is that basic! My classes are inclusive to all; there are no expectations other than you taking what you need at that very moment and enjoying it. Our work is balanced; making the connection between mind and body.
I provide a safe environment where everyone is supported.