We can make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves strong, the amount of effort is the same. Pema Chodron
For all of you trying to cope at this difficult time, this poem can speak to us all. Sending you all peacefulness and light in these dark days.
In the Time of Pandemic
And the people stayed home.
And read books and listened, and rested and exercised,
and made art and played games,
and learned new ways of being and were still.
And listened more deeply.
Some meditated, some prayed, some danced.
Some met their shadows.
And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed.
And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless and heartless ways the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses, and made new choices,
and dreamed new images,
and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully,
as they had been healed
My Autumn workshop, will be on Sunday 17th November, 10am to 1pm in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. We will explore the shift towards the darker time of year, balancing the body and breath with grounding practices to help us generate and conserve energy. This workshop will also include simple chanting and breath work. All abilities are welcome.
Welcome to the season of Autumn. A time of shifting patterns all around us as we move away from the Summer and the light starts to draw in. Autumn is a great time to take stock, to reassess how we feel and begin anew. Yoga helps us tune in to the changing patterns we experience within ourselves, it helps us connect with who we really are and start to take care of ourselves a little more. If you haven’t tried yoga before it’s a good time to start exploring – you never know what you might discover!
My Summer Workshop this year is on Saturday 6th July, 10am to 4pm in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. Focusing on self compassion and kindness, we will look to expand the heart centre and calm the mind with posture work, chanting and meditation. Please join me in this day long workshop to expand the body and soothe the mind. The day also includes a shared vegetarian lunch.
My Spring half day workshop will be on Saturday 30th March 19 , 10am to 1pm in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall, workshops are popular so please get in touch for more information or to book your place!
Thursday 21st June is International Yoga Day. The theme for this year is ‘peace and harmony in yoga’. At a time of much unrest globally it is inspiring to know that the joy of yoga is truly international, and unfailing, as images across the world of people practising yoga show us.
Yoga crosses faiths and cultures and binds us together as human beings. Yoga reminds us that harmony and peace is available to all of us each time we get on our mat.
Happy International Yoga Day!
There will be a one day workshop on Sunday 15th July, 10am to 4pm, at Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. The day will include a more physical practice in the morning, followed by a shared vegetarian lunch. The afternoon will include a gentle practice and yoga nidra (deep relaxation).
I will be running a half day Spring Workshop on a Sunday 25th March in Stockleigh Pomerory Village Hall, from 10am to 1pm.
Yoga practitioners of all abilities are very welcome. Cost £18 for enrolled students, £21 for non enrolled. More details to follow very soon so keep an eye on the Events page!