My Summer workshop, ‘Awakening the Divine’, will be on Saturday 16th July, 10am to 1pm, in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. We will focus on the chakras, exploring how these wheels of energy direct prana in the body, and help settle and still the mind.
The workshop is £20 for enrolled students, £23 for non enrolled. Please note booking is essential and places are limited!
My Spring Workshop this year will be held on Saturday 26th March in Stockleigh Pomeroy Village Hall. As Spring returns we will focus on ‘Enlivening the Spirit’ with posture work and the use of the inhale to boost our energy. This workshop is suitable for all abilities.
I now have lovely gift vouchers available if you would like to give someone a little bit of yoga as a gift! These vouchers are available all year round and can be redeemed for my Thursday morning zoom classes, my monthly audio Yoga Nidra classes (both of which start in January) or a private one to one lesson for people who live more locally. Vouchers are valid for 6 months.
Exciting news! I will be starting a new mixed ability online class on Thursday mornings from 13th January onwards. The class will be 10am to 11.15am and will be via zoom. You just need a space to practice and a mat! New students will also be asked to complete a short confidential health questionnaire.
If you’d like to find out more, or to sign up, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
It’s almost the Autumn and it’s brilliant that our live classes will resume the week beginning 13th September! Please check out my class timetable under Classes.
As the government restrictions have now been lifted we will not have to socially distance, but I’m aware we want to remain safe and comfortable when we practice together. With this in mind, we will aim to keep some space between everyone’s mat as much as possible, and we won’t be sharing yoga equipment. If you can also bring your own water bottle that would be brilliant. If you have any queries please email me or call me on 07766 562025.
It is International Yoga Day on 21st June, and also the Summer Solstice. A hopeful time when we can welcome the light and take time to reflect on how yoga and meditation can help us feel healthier and happier. Each time you come to your mat you allow your mind and body to become whole again, you find greater harmony and a renewed sense of the truth of your life.
This year, when we have all struggled to manage in such difficult, stressful times, yoga can play such an important role in our lives. It’s accessibility and simplicity are truly a gift, you just need to get on your mat, if only for a few minutes, to feel better.
Wishing you a happy International Yoga Day, and a joyful Solstice.
Three things that can not long be hidden, the sun, the moon, and the truth. The Buddha
As we move into the Spring and the world reawakens around us, it is helpful to take some time to reassess what you would like to build on this Spring, and what you would like to let go off.
Reflection and renewal are an ongoing part of our yoga journey. As part of looking after ourselves we need to recognise what holds us back, and what nourishes us, what we no longer need and what fulfills us. Then you too can embrace the Spring and continue to grow.
At the start of spring I open a trench in the ground. I put into it the winter’s accumulation of paper, pages I do not want to read again, useless words, fragments, errors. And I put into it the contents of the outhouse: light of the sun, growth of the ground, finished with one of their journeys. To the sky, to the wind, then, and to the faithful trees, I confess my sins: that I have not been happy enough, considering my good luck; have listened to too much noise; have been inattentive to wonders; have lusted after praise. And then upon the gathered refuse of mind and body, I close the trench, folding shut again the dark, the deathless earth. Beneath that seal the old escapes into the new.
We can make ourselves miserable, or we can make ourselves strong, the amount of effort is the same. Pema Chodron