“Butter tea and wind pictures, the Crystal Mountain, and blue sheep dancing on the snow – it’s quite enough! Have you seen the snow leopard? No? Isn’t that wonderful?‘ – Peter Matthiessen
Namaste! Really hope this finds you well and firmly rooted so you don’t get blown away! The quote above made me smile hugely when I saw it and it came up again recently in a conversation with a friend. It reminds me of my favourite part of Nepal…Mustang. If you ever want to see pictures of Mustang or visit do let me know.
It is really relevant at the moment as the winter has been really tough this year and many families have lost their animals in the cold and extra deep snow they have endured. One of my friends, Kim Bannister, is trying to raise funds to take directly to the nomadic people in Upper Mustang so they can try and rebuild their flocks. If you think you can help please do…this is the link to Kim’s PayPal page.
On March 9th we had the talk on Working through the Menopause and that was really helpful and informative and it raised £317 for the charity LED. Huge thanks to everyone involved.
There is a little break now until the next masterclass on April 27th. It is filling nicely so do get in touch…we will be looking at the Tattwas, element yoga for the day. It is going to be fun and informative hopefully!!
Today (15th March) I am off to Wortley Hall to run my Spring Retreat…always look forward to this weekend. We have a lot of fun and some ok yoga! I will be booking for next year and it does fill really quickly so let me know if you are interested.
Don’t forget about Jan Forrester, who is running a 100 mile Marathon across the Indian Himalayas in November. If you would like to sponsor her and keep up with her story it is all on her Just Giving Page….and all money is going to LED. It is such a wonderful, crazy, thing she is doing…do follow her story.
If you are thinking of trying one of my classes you are very welcome. We even have space in the Monday Allestree class at 7.30pm. The full class schedule will give you times and locations. Please do bring your own mat, block and a blanket/cover for relaxation. Wear comfy clothing…don’t worry about shoes as we remove those from the outset!
I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed until Jan 2020…how is that for being organised! Happy to take bookings!
Yoga for Those Living with Cancer
When I was about to complete my training with the British Wheel of Yoga, I was allowed to join a course that was specifically to teach yoga to people living with cancer. It was a really in-depth course run by Julie Friedeberger, who herself had had breast cancer. She taught us so much and I have been fortunate enough to share the learnings with so many groups since then.
If you are someone that is in this situation, please do get in touch as there is so much I can share with you. You will be able to come to a regular class or I can work 1:1 with you if that is preferred. Yoga is hugely beneficial in so many ways. As a dear friend said once to me…’my regular weekly yoga practice helps me reconnect to my body’…she found that she was angry with her body for putting her through the trauma of having cancer. She is great now. If you would like to have a chat about how yoga can help then please do get in touch.
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.
The emphasis of our work together, is on gentle but strengthening movements, simple breathing techniques, visualisations, meditation and relaxation practices, including Yoga Nidra. 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.