Namaste! Welcome everyone…really hope you find something useful in these pages to help with your yoga practice, or even think more widely about things!
Am loving all this glorious weather and it has reminded me to remind you about the masterclass I have planned for June 2nd. Although it is called Summer Salutations we will be looking at sun energy more widely than just Surya Namaskar. Do come and join me! More details are on the Masterclass page.
There are NO CLASSES on Monday 28th May as it is a bank holiday…may the sun shine on us all!!
The class on a Monday at DEDA Dance Centre in Derby has come to end this week (21st May 2018). If you were attending it in past I am hopeful they will find a different, perhaps more convenient slot for people, with Dani de Simone, a wonderful teacher of RUN OM Yoga. If you want to continue with me please feel free to come along to any of my other weekly classes…apart from Allestree on a Monday evening as it is booked up.
The Summer Retreat in September at Grindleford.is filling and has one room left. 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.
2nd June 2018 – Summer Salutations…Allestree Memorial Hall…the weather is looking promising so we will get outside and working with the energy of the sun as well as a couple 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.