Masterclasses and Retreats

Yoga Masterclasses

The masterclasses are an opportunity for you to work a little deeper, looking more into the areas of yoga that we may just touch on in class.  They are a way of helping you develop your own practice at home, or just time to learn something new.  The classes are suitable for everyone, unless stated otherwise.  Please book onto the days as soon as possible to make sure you secure your place.  Contact me. 

5th January 2019 – Allestree Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree, Derby DE22 2GG. 10am to 12.30pm
Restorative Yoga
A morning of Restorative Asana, Pranayama and Mudras, closing with a deep relaxation of Yoga Nidra, to help bring in the New Year.  It’s going to be a great year!

Suitable for all abilities.  Investment for you is £15.

2nd February 2019 – Allestree Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree, Derby DE22 2GG. 10am to 12.30pm
A Yoga Class like you’ve never experienced before!
I am teaming up with my friend Claire Stone, an EMMETT Practitioner, to offer you this specialist Yoga/EMMETT event.
Get the benefits of a beautiful, restorative Heart Centred Hatha Yoga class,  combined with deep, gentle release of EMMETT Technique Therapy.
Hatha Yoga is gentle, releasing and grounding; while EMMETT is centring and guides the muscles of the body back home to their natural alignment.  One of our aims is that you will leave the class feeling physically balanced and spacious and emotionally free.  
What to expect:  The room is set up like a normal Yoga workshop.  You don’t need to bring any special equipment; just wear your favourite Yoga attire and bring your normal mat, blocks etc.  The EMMETT treatment will happen throughout the class while participants are holding the restorative, heart centred poses.  The workshop will close with a deep yoga nidra.

Suitable for all abilities.  The investment for this one is £20.

Following this session, and after lunch, I will be sharing a slide show on my travels in Nepal, Peru and Japan.  Many of you have been interested and I thought it would be a nice way to raise a little for the Nepal fund too.  We will have cake and tea!  I will share experiences of trekking as a woman, the different culture challenges sometimes faced and for Nepal I will include some photos of where you money has been spent.  Approx timings are 1330 to 1530.  The suggested donation is £5.

2nd March 2019 – Allestree Memorial Hall, 1 Cornhill, Allestree, Derby DE22 2GG. 10am to 12.30pm
Evolving into Spring.  An uplifting but gentle reminder of Spring energy, taking a little time to look at the real meaning of Spring and to connect with the season.  How we can take care of our energy through this period and help keep building on it.  Sometimes we get so excited about the lighter mornings and nights we wear ourselves out too quickly. As always Yoga Nidra is an integral part of our practice.

Suitable for all abilities.  Investment for you is £15.

Yoga Retreats

Wortley Hall, Wortley, South Yorkshire

March 15th to 17th 2019 

This is filling quickly now so please do get in touch if you intend on joining us!

Wortley is a very popular venue for my yoga retreat weekends as it is set in 26 acres of beautiful gardens and woodland, all of which we try and use!  It has a warm, welcoming feeling, with many hidden charms. All the rooms have ensuite facilities and the food is nourishing and lovingly made.
This is a retreat weekend so there will be yoga classes all day, but you can do as much or as little as you like. Come and use the time to develop your practice, be with like minded people, or just to let go.  The theme this year will be on Colour.

Your investment for this weekend is:
£265 per person.
This includes accomodation, all food and yoga teaching.
Travel and insurance costs are not included.
To book your place please contact me. You will need to make a non-refundable deposit of £100 per person, and the final balance will be due by January 26th 2019.
If you would rather pay via BACS, please email me for my account details.

Grindleford, Peak District, Derbyshire

September 27th to 30th 2019

The Cattle Shed, Grindleford, Derbyshire

A weekend of Yoga, Nature and Nuture!  This will be our second visit to this beautiful venue and part of Derbyshire. We have uninterrupted views over the River Derwent to Curbar and Frogatts Edges.
The accomodation is spacious, beautifully done and luxurious!  All rooms are twin en suites.   Aside from the main living area, there is another room which will be our therapy room,  as I have arranged for a massage therapist to join us.
The games room will become our yoga studio; and there is plenty of outside space if the weather is behaving for us to practice outside too, even down by the river if we can.  There is a fire pit and I do hope we can have an evening ceremony one night.  There could be a yurt for us by then too!  And, I am hopeful my wonderful friend Sue will be bringing her gong.
This retreat is for 3 nights.  All food will be gluten free and vegan as I have asked Dena Smiles of Probiotic Love to do the catering for us.

 The investment for the weekend is £350 per person and includes all tuition, accommodation and food.

The massages are extra and will range from £30 to £40.
The Cattle Shed is in Grindleford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire and we are only 5 mins drive from the railway station…on a line that runs between Sheffield and Manchester…so easy to get to.
The proposed itinerary will be: early morning yoga, breakfast, 2/3 hours walk, lunch, rest or massage, more yoga, evening meal and restorative yoga before bed!!! I may have to change things to suit the weather.  And if you just want to sit and read and enjoy the views that is fine too.
If you would like to book a place please contact me for full details.

Here’s a link to a little film June made of the venue and area, with her friend the travelling buddha … ‘ June’s Grindleford Video’