I hope you’re all having a lovely 2 weeks off, and looking forward to the bank holiday weekend. I’ll be starting up classes via Zoom next week from Wednesday (2/9/20). I’ll be running four online community classes a week – two on Wednesday evening and two on Friday morning. I’ll send out joining details every week via email; if you haven’t already, you can sign up for the weekly updates here.
Hatha classes will be the usual posture-based, breath-centred practice, with some meditation. The Flow classes will be a stronger posture-based practice – if you’ve not given it a try yet, now might be the time!
I’ll be asking for a £8 donation for each class (or if you want to attend two classes back to back £12). As with classes over the summer, if payment is an issue then get in touch: I’m happy to offer reduced rates.
In-Studio classes are back soon too (starting 8/9/20), and booking is open! Check Bristol Yoga Centre and Bristol YogaSpace websites for details and booking – I’ll make a longer post about studio classes soon.
Hope you are all doing well, I feel like we’re getting into the swing of things online. I’m really enjoying teaching you all through this challenging time, and you’ve all been so generous with your donations & your lovely feedback. Thank you for all your lovely messages, and thank you on behalf of the charities we’ve managed to donate to over the last few months.
As I’d usually take a break from teaching earlier in the year, but because of lockdown I haven’t had any time off. I’m going to pause my online classes for the last 2 weeks of August (17th-28th inclusive), and restart (perhaps with a slightly different schedule) in September. Some of my weekly classes may be returning to the studio in September, so keep your eyes on the website!
A quick post to reassure those of you who are enjoying online classes with me – I’m not stopping them any time soon! I’ve been having conversations with you all, my lovely students, and with the various places I work from, and the overall feeling is that coming to class physically is impossible in the short term, and logistically difficult/impractical in the long term. The earliest I’ll be back to teaching in my usual spots is likely to be September – if things don’t change.
I’ll keep the class list up to date as any changes arise, and you can sign up to my mailing list to get the weekly email with details & updates straight to your inbox.
And to those of you who have been coming to class thank you – practising some yoga with you all is the highlight of my week, and you’ve all been so generous with your donations. Because of your generosity I was able to donate a third of my earnings from last month to SARI UK and a third to the international Black Lives Matter movement.
I can’t wait to see you all in class over the next few months!
I’ve been so very grateful to all of you who have found a way to join in with classes over the past month. You’ve all been a pleasure to teach (as usual) and very generous with your donations. Thank you! I’ll be running classes as follows for the month ahead:
We’ll be looking at semi-inversions this month, learning ways to get comfortable with legs above head or head below heart, and delving into all the benefits & rewards we can get from changing our relationship to gravity.
If you have any questions about my classes, how they work, or need more info then get in touch! If you aren’t sure how to get in touch, or you want to sign up to weekly class updates, click over to my Class Schedule to find out how.
I hope everyone is adjusting to these tricky times, keeping well & staying safe. I’ve been attending a few online classes with my various teachers and enjoyed them, and I’ve run a trial class that went well. As a result I’m going to put on some regular classes via Zoom! All you need to join is a laptop or tablet with a front-facing camera.
To start with I’m going to do a few towards the end of the week and we’ll see how we go from there. Thursday evening: 6-7 Friday morning: 10-11 Friday afternoon: 1-2
Payment will be donation-based, as I appreciate that lots of people are struggling financially at this time. You don’t have to pay anything if you’re not able to earn at the moment, but if you’re able to contribute then anything up to £5 would be well-received! At the end of each month I’ll be donating half of whatever you give in donations to my local hospital’s COVID-19 Appeal.
If you would like to attend some classes with me online then fill in the following google form: Click Me!
This is my first attempt at uploading a video of some practice for you all – click through on the title of the video to watch on YouTube or watch here! It goes straight into the flow sequence so get yourself stretched/warmed up first!
There’s lots of information out there about what we should & shouldn’t be doing regarding the current global pandemic. If you’re not sure what to do, you can check official NHS guidelines here.
Currently all workshops I have planned are going ahead, but as the situation changes I will reassess. All workshops and classes are cancelled and I’ll be doing all my teaching via Zoom for the forseeable future! If you would like to be included in the weekly email with details of the Zoom classes & times, fill in this form: CLICK HERE
This workshop is a chance to practice a selection of poses that aid in relaxing and calming the mind and body. We will also explore the use of several breathing techniques to aid in our relaxation. There will be an extended guided relaxation session, so please bring blankets and extra layers to keep yourself cosy & warm during the moments of stillness. The studio has plenty of mats and blocks, but if you have other props you like to practice with feel free to bring them along. Parking is available onsite. Tea, coffee and some refuelling treats will be available after the workshop; as will I if there are any questions you want to ask or feedback you want to give after the session.
Book your place by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope everyone has had a wonderful time celebrating the turn of another year, and the beginning of a new decade.
A new year often seems like a good time to start something new, and as a teacher I’m returning to foundations. We’re starting the year focusing on finding our grounding; this means lots of different things to different people, but for me it’s about finding actual physical connection with the earth. Expect lots of work in supine, prone and seated positions over the next couple of months so we can work towards stronger standing & balancing poses as the year warms up!
All classes are back on from Tuesday 7th – see you soon!