“Look at situations from all angles, and you will become more open.” – Dalai Lama
“Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached” – Swami Vivikananda
Namaste! Really hope this finds you all well. I love both of the quotes above…couldn’t decide which to share so you have both! They have been helping me this last month and I think will continue to!
Lots of lovely things going on at the moment and classes are now all running until March 21st. There will be no classes on 22nd March as I am finally marrying Nick! There will be a short break due to honeymoon and Easter, and classes will return to normal on April 4th.
The big change coming in the next couple of months is how and to whom I send the monthly newsletter to. You will have to sign up to it … and I do encourage you to sign up to it as it is the best way of keeping informed on what is happening each month. From mid April I will be unable to add you to the newsletter…you have to do it yourself. Look to the right now and you will be able to opt into the new list…it is done automatically! I will keep reminding you.
If you are new to these pages…I wish you a very warm welcome. A good place for a browse is in the recipes or resources pages. Am so hopeful that this year I will be able to really develop the resources page for you so that there are quick references to what we may be doing in class. Take a look as I have added new things this week.
I am taking bookings now for the Summer Retreat in September at Grindleford. This is a three night retreat and will be time for you to nurture with nature as we will not only practice yoga and meditation daily but also go on local walks. All food will be vegetarian, and wholesome. For more details do contact me.
I do try and keep things up to date but do watch out on my facebook page or the class schedule on here for any changes. The Monday class at Deda Dance Centre on Chapel Street from 12noon has space in it, and the Wednesday morning class at 0930 at Edmund Hall, 6A Edmund Road, Spondon DE21 7HH. Both are gentle classes and suitable for beginners and improvers.
3rd March 2018 – Jumping into Spring! Sharing some wonderful practices to bring you joy, to encourage you and make you smile! We will not be jumping about!
2nd June 2018 – Summer Salutations…TBC…but a morning possibly in nature and working with Sun Salutations. If interested do get in touch.
21st July 2018 – Coachoga and Nutrition, on The Land, Little Eaton – more details to come.
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. 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.