‘Keep close to Nature’s heart. Break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.’
– John Muir
Welcome to autumn…it does feel very autumnal this morning and the trees are shedding their leaves all over the garden. There are some beautiful colours happening.
I’ve just written the newsletter for this month and thought I had better update things on here too! It has been a fun month so far and I am excited to be going on a yoga retreat in the Peak District next weekend…hope it stays dry so I can head up a hill or two.
Due to the popularity of the recipes I share I have added a Recipe page withing the Resources tab. I will keep putting more things in there. Please note these are rarely things I have invented…just recipes I have been given or tried and really enjoyed. I rarely stick to a recipe as I enjoy experimenting!
I do try and keep things up to date but do watch out on my facebook page or the class schedule on here for any changes. The Monday class at Deda Dance Centre on Chapel Street from 12noon has space in it, and the Wednesday morning class at 0930 at Edmund Hall, 6A Edmund Road, Spondon DE21 7HH is becoming known. Both are gentle classes and suitable for beginners and improvers.
Christmas Craft Fayre for Nepal… November 26th. We will be sharing all money raised between the Tara Women’s Project, which provides reuseable sanitary packs and health education to ladies in the Bhimkori region of Nepal, 3 hours from Kathmandu; and LED. If you would like to help on the day or can provide new/unused items for the tombola or raffle, or bake a cake…that would be wonderful. It will be held in Darley Abbey Village Hall, DE22 1DS, from 10am to 4pm. I have leaflets available if you can share them around.
7th October 2017 – Nada Yoga. A number of people have asked if we can look at mantra and sound with yoga. Of course we can…just hope you join me now! I plan on there being a physical practice, using some sound; looking at the bija mantras and a couple of the common mantras. But taking time to feel the energy and vibration of the sounds. We will have a deep relaxation at the end using sound also. My intention is that you leave with some new tools in your yoga bag…bringing sound into your every day life.
6th January 2018 – Restorative Yoga. This will be a little time out for you to find some inner space and peace. It will include asana but also meditation practices to help you really connect to your spaciousness and hopefully something you can incorpoate into your daily life. It will be at Allestree Memorial Hall from 10am to 1230pm but if the weather allows I also propose to do a little outdoor practice for those that have time. Please book your place with me so your place is secured.
10th February 2018 – Meditation for the Heart. The class will be an opportunity to lift and open the heart space, whilst at the same time keeping you safe.
3rd March 2018 – Jumping into Spring! Sharing some wonderful practices to bring you joy, to encourage you and make you smile!
Trekking to Everest Base Camp October 2017 – ONE SPACE left
If you would like to come on a Trekking holiday to Everest Base Camp, do get in touch. We are organising a small group to go out and will be using Sacred Himalaya – Binay Lama’s company. His brother will be our guide. The itinerary is can be found here Everest Base Camp Trek Oct 2017
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 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. Space is really limited at the venue so do please contact me to check availability.
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.