“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
~ Ralph Emerson



I am feeling ‘over the moon’ – my annual yoga retreat at Wortley Hall happened last weekend and it was a very positive experience.  Great input and fun from everyone.  I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came along.  The next one is booked…April 22nd 2016 and there is also an extra weekend in July 2016 – check out the retreat page.

Yoga holiday in France 25th August to 1st Sept 2015.  Places have filled really quickly and I only have a double room left.  This will be a time to relax and renew and hopefully learn a couple of new practices.  I will also be offering meditation and yoga nidra sessions. 

Yoga in Nepal March 2016 – details of this trip are slowly unfolding.  It will be a mini adventure three centre holiday!  You will not only get to practice yoga in some different settings but will be immersed in the culture of the country.  It will be fully guided and you will experience true Nepal as well as tourist Nepal.

Yoga for Life Changing Illness – 12th July 2015 – I will be sharing a day of yoga for those with health concerns at Papplewick Village Hall on this day.  It is suitable for those who want to learn some new yoga tools, for teachers and for those who already have a life changing illness.  One of the best things about yoga is that it is suitable for the whole of our community.  Contact me for more details.

The new set of master classes are now listed….check out their page. 
The next one is May 9th and there is some availability.

 If you have trouble finding anything on here please let me know.
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P1060250Earth Day….not just one day of the year but everyday.  Hopefully you found a tree to sing to, to connect with.  I sure did…and do it quite often.

‘If you desire a glorious future, transform the present’ ~ Patanjali.

One Voice

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

EverestI 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.

Quote of the week:

‘As the bee collects nectar and departs without injuring the flower, so should a man behave in his village.’
~ Dhammapada~