No Classes on 25th September
Hasn't it been a fantastic day today...lovely autumnal feel (21st Sept)...I love how all the leaves are changing colour.
I just need to reminded you that there will be no Quarndon or Oakwood class on Thursday...25th Spetember 2014. I will be in the Lakes running my weekend...last minute booking available!
Monthly Yoga Workshops
On Saturday I ran my first morning workshop and it was so lovely to work in this way...Doubles & Partner Yoga. Yoga is all about our own private experience but this session gave us time to experience deeper work but with the support of one another. We had a laugh...and delicious biscuits from Carole afterwards. Thank you! The next dates are:
18th October — Mudra and Mantra — why we use these and looking a little at the history and how to incorporate into your practice.
15th November — Raja Yoga — leading us to meditation.
All classes will be held in Quarndon Church Hall, from 09.45 to 12.15, £15 per session. Let me know if you are interested. The aim will be to look a little deeper at the practice, with some light heartedness along the way! xx
Yoga & Walking Retreat - 25th to 28th September 2014
Very excited to be doing a retreat in the beautiful Lake District, combining two loves! I have recently rediscovered this gem of our countryside and feel very lucky to have found an equally lovely place to do yoga from! The details of the weekend are on the classes page. The walks will be around 3 to 4 hours in length depending on photo stops! Longer for those that wish it. I have enlisted the help of Ben who is a guide and knows the Lakes like the back of his hand! Only a few spaces left so please let me know if you wish to join 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!
The Healing Power of Yoga
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.
Quote of the month:
"...let the mind follow its impulses and tendencies without restriction until it becomes ready and willing to accept your authority. Give the mind free rein. Don't suppress it, merely watch and get to know it."
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
If you would like information on the classes, or anything else yoga, please contact me. I really look forward to hearing from you.