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New Class in Chestergreen
I will be running a new early morning class in Chestergreen from 5th November...booking is essential. If you are interested please get in touch via the contact page. There are more details on the classes page!
Hope you can make it...it will be a little more energetic than normal but you will have time for a decent relaxation to prepare you for work!

Mickleover Class Changes
After a lot of thought I have decided to put the Mickleover class on hold until after Christmas.
The first class in Mickleover, Derby on a Wednesday morning from 9.15am to 10.45am will be on January 7th 2015. If you would like to come along please let me know. This will be a complete beginners yoga class or suitable for those returning to yoga after a long break.

Monthly Yoga Workshops
The next yoga workshop is not far away and I have some lovely practices planned. There is still time to book on if you fancy a morning to yourself to learn something new and fun! contact me for further details.

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. The aim will be to look a little deeper at the practice, with some light heartedness along the way! xx

Yoga Retreat - 17th to 19th April 2015
We will be returning to Wortley Hall in South Yorkshire for our biannual yoga weekend in these beautful surroundings. Places are limited so please book early. There is more information on the classes page or you can contact me.

Yoga & Walking Retreat - 25th to 28th September 2014
I think it is safe to say everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves on this weekend and I am being asked to run another. Not sure it was the venue, the yoga or following Ben over the hills that was the attraction...but it all made for a really enjoyable experience. We will run another next year...so watch this space! If you are not already on my newsletter list please contact me and I will add you on.

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!

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:
"...just be good and do good...and you will find real peace and joy in your life"
Swami Satchidananda

If you would like information on the classes, or anything else yoga, please contact me. I really look forward to hearing from you.




If you want to be happy, practise compassion.