“When you live completely in each moment, without expecting anything, you have no idea of time.” – Shunayu Suzuki

Namaste!  So…I am slowly coming down from cloud 9…but had to share another wedding photo!  It was such a special day and huge thanks to everyone that helped make it so.

I am slowly getting back to normal with all my yoga things.  Hugely busy in the background planning trips and masterclasses.  Please check out the retreat page for details.  I haven’t put details of Japan on there…if you want to join me for that do send me an email.

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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.  I do add things from time to time in the resources page for you, so that there are quick references to what we may be doing in class.

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.

Masterclass Calendar

28th April 2018 – Exploration of OM – Allestree Memorial Hall – we will look at the meaning of the mantra, the symbol from both Hindu and Tibetan cultures and chant and use the singing bowls.

2nd June 2018 – Summer Salutations…Allestree Memorial Hall…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.

I have updated the Masterclass page with all the classes programmed for the rest of the year.  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.  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.