‘Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.’ ~ Swami Vivekananda
Oh my what a great Summer Solstice we had last week…yoga outside in the early morning, warm and damp under my feet and the sound of birds and bees. I love this time of year…to be honest I love the whole year as I enjoy the changes that come. Just hope you managed to enjoy the sunshine and warmth we had last week and the lovely light mornings and evenings. This time of year really is nourishing us, so take in as much as you can…dare to go where you have never been before!
It has been a busy time of planning things as I try and keep pace with all the wonderful things I have in mind…just hope you can join me for some of them…or all of them! I have updated the masterclass page as I have dates now in place upto and including March 2018! Not sorted the titles out yet for all of them. There are also two more Coachoga sessions with Phillipa Bray and myself.
- Yoga, Tea and Origami – August 5th with myself and Sachiko. 2 places available. There is more information on the masterclass page.
- Wortley Hall Summer Retreat – 28th July to 30th July 2017 – a place has become available if you know anyone interested in joining us. If you want to book your place then please contact me.
I am really excited to let you know that I will be starting two new classes in September. One will be at Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU…so centre of town and at lunch time for those looking for a decent break during their day. The other will be in Spondon on a Wednesday morning…I am still confirming the details. But do keep a watch out on my facebook page or the class schedule on here.
A reminder that there are NO classes 14th to 24th August as I am on a meditation course.
And…please don’t forget to put November 26th into your diary. It is the Christmas Craft Fayre for Nepal. We will be sending all money raised to 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. This is an area we have helped rebuild houses in previously. 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.
22nd July 2017 – Coachoga Number 2 . To be held ourside at The Land, Little Eaton. Phillipa Bray, my lovely life coach and friend, is running this morning with me, our sesond one…helping you think a little differently about yourself and what you want from life. This is an outdoor session and will be based around the planets. Cost will be £15 9.30am to 12.30am, and we will meet in the car park at Little Eaton Village Hall. Do email me for details.
5th August 2017 – Yoga, Tea and Origami. A day with myself and Sachiko from Japan, where we will share yoga, traditional Japanese tea ceremony and some craft origami with mantra. To book please contact me. Only two places left
16th Sept 2017 – Coachoga Number 3. The final session this year with Phillipa and I. Don’t worry if you haven’t been before…each session is a standalone on. This will be held in Allestree Memorial Hall, 10am to 12.30pm and will be based around the chakras..energy centres of the body. Cost is £15 but do email me to book your place.
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.
Trekking to Everest Base Camp October 2017
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
Trekking to Cordillera Huayhuash Peru June 2018 – FULLY BOOKED
If you would rather come to Peru in 2018 and are a seasoned walker then take a look at the itinerary. We will be with Val Pitkethly who has so much knowledge of the area and she runs the trips for KE Adventure. She also set up the charity LED which we have helped support through our fundraising efforts for Nepal. Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit Peru, June 2018
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.