Restorative Yoga Workshop 24th June 2017 2-5pm

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Find some peace and stillness in this wonderfully relaxing Restorative Yoga workshop.  Perfect for those with chronic conditions, injuries, exhaustion or anyone in need of a complete rest!

The three hours will fly by…you’ll experience passive stretching postures using bolsters and cushions to enhance your comfort. Plus there’s breathing techniques and meditations to take you through day-to-day life to increase your daily energy levels and focus.

My most popular workshop to date and always books up really quickly.

Pre-booking essential as spaces are limited.

Costs: £25

Location: St Barbara’s Church Hall, 22 Rochester Road, Earlsdon, Coventry CV5 6AG

CONTACT ME NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE

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yoga retreat 29th September – 1st October 2017

We had a beautiful first yoga retreat at the lovely Holycombe just outside Shipston-on-Stour (pictured below) way back in October 2015

Hannah and I had such an amazing time providing yoga, massages and scrumptious healthy food and juices that we couldn’t  wait to do it again. We’ve returned a further 3 times and each one has been a joy.

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There are more details on the ‘workshops and retreats’ page in the meantime take a look at the pictures below to get an idea of what we got up to!

New season Restorative Yoga NEW DATES A/W 2015/2016

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I’ve just returned from the most inspiring training taster day at The Minded Institute in London. Yoga Therapy is their speciality, working with the very best scientists who research the impact of yoga asana, breathing and meditation on mental health ….and chronic health conditions. I’m not a fan of the airy fairy and never want to impart information that may just be theory. I’m a massive nerd when it comes to linking the science behind the benefits and reasons WHY we do certain things in yoga.

It is very likely that you’re reading this now feeling overwhelmed by modern life. There’s always too much to do and never enough time and we work at our lives at such a fast pace that we are hard wired to be ‘switched on’ at all times. Our breath is shallow and we suffer back, neck and shoulder pain. We can help ourselves by practicing Restorative Yoga. I can teach you a really simple breathing technique that cardiologists agree can increase heartbeat variability (vital for far more than heart health) and reduce inflammation in the body…inflammation being a precursor to all the major diseases. Along with this you will lie in the most relaxing and opening postures, supported by bolsters, blocks and cushions.

If that sounds good to you then I have 3 great opportunities to experience Restorative Yoga

I have weekly classes, an afternoon workshop and a retreat all coming up.

Mondays 7-8pm Restorative Yoga class 

Serene Mind and Body , 93 Spon End, CV1 3HF

£24 for block of 4 consecutive classes (there may be space for a one off drop in, £6)

Saturday 14th November 2-5pm Restorative Yoga Workshop

also at Serene

£25

8 spaces available

Friday-Sunday 5-7 February 2016 Yoga and Relaxation Retreat

Holycombe, Shipston-on-Stour

Pricing and more details to follow. Spaces strictly limited. Register your interest now

See workshops and retreats page for more details. 

May Half Term Holiday Fun!

I have now booked 3 yoga workshops for kids to be held on Thursday 28th May. All classes are to be held at St Barbara’s Church Hall, Rochester Road, Earlsdon CV5 6AG

1-1.45pm 2-5 year olds + parent £5 (siblings extra £1 each)

2-2.50pm 6-10 year olds £5 each

3-4pm 11-16 year olds £5 each

pre-booking essential as spaces are limited!

Contact me now

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Kids Yoga classes and workshops

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I have a lovely new certificate!

I had such an AMAZING time at my recent Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training. This blog post is to let you all know how incredible yoga can be for kids…so much fun and creativity, much more than I ever thought was possible before I took the training. It has unlocked something within me that I have been incorporating into ALL my classes, for grown ups too. The human connection to others and for yourself can have profound effects…anyway, enough of me talking. I want to show you some pictures and videos and you’ll get more of an idea about what I’m talking about.

First up is this lovely video, which I think really captures the spirit of our training and will give you an idea of what kids and family yoga will feel like

http://youtu.be/2jlegwbOkBQ

Here’s me flying on my new friend Yasmin …so much easier than you’d think!

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The training certainly took me out of my comfort zone…

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Respect for yourself and others, developing self awareness, management of emotions and finding a way to deal with the pressures of modern life are all things that young children should be learning in schools and during after school play.

As an introduction to kids and family yoga I’m hoping to book a venue in Coventry on Thursday May 28th to teach kids 2-18 plus their families, should they wish to join in! It is during the May school holidays. In order for me to schedule the classes by age group, could you please register your interest by telling me the age of your children and where you live and I can book a venue and sessions accordingly. I would then hope to run after school classes at 4pm for kids from 5-18 (split into 3 age groups 5-8, 9-13, 14-18) with classes for toddlers/pre-schoolers happening on a weekday morning.

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If you would like to see more about Rainbow Kids Yoga take a look at their website below

http://www.rainbowkidsyoga.net/

Start them early….Yoga for children.

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“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation” Dalai Lama

Yoga is a moving meditation, and what better way to teach children the values of meditation through the fun and vitality of a yoga practice? Having thought about it for a while and having many many enquiries, I am finally completing my Kids Yoga Teacher Training with Rainbow Kids Yoga in London in April. I attended a workshop with the group leader Cayetana a couple of years ago and within just one half an hour session I was massively inspired….we had travelled to Mexico, flew on a plane, swam in the sea, and created a human domino set….all working together in harmony.

I cannot wait to bring yoga to the children of Coventry. I will be teaching children within age groups from 18 months – 18 years. Some of these sessions will involve parents/families and some will be with the kids alone. I play yoga games with my own daughter Mae (4 years old) at home, and as parents you will know that your child will probably do yoga without even realising it! Mae can be bought to calm and quiet simply by sitting still and quiet like a frog and is quite receptive to the quieter aspects of the practice…quite remarkable for a natural livewire (and providing some lovely peace and quiet for you!).

My yoga training will include teaching yoga to children with special educational needs and will provide parents a much needed respite or tools to help their children cope with the demands of life. I fully believe that yoga for children should be in every school and part of the curriculum! Our emotional and physical wellbeing as children affect our ability to learn, enable us to make decisions for ourselves, care for ourselves and others and to have an interest in the wider society and environment.

Classes for preschool age will involve a family member and for school age the classes will be for children only. I will arrange the sessions into age groupings to make the classes age appropriate and to make the kids feel comfortable. Sessions are likely to last 45 minutes long and will start in the May school holidays. There will be absolutely no need for experience! My classes aim to be accessible for all!

WORKSHOPS WILL COMMENCE WEEK BEGINNING 25th MAY 2015. VENUE AND AGE GROUPINGS TBC. Contact me to find out more

Photographs by Nina Freeman Photography