I have just arrived home from a wonderful week of yoga in Turkey with anatomy and yoga teacher Gary Carter and his lovely wife Sharon. I have so much ground breaking knowledge about the human body to share with students all through the practice of yoga so come along to class soon maybe?…
Our feet are rather neglected. We don’t really need to use the muscles in them much anymore; they are cushioned and enveloped in shoes and we walk on flat floors. It’s a very unnatural environment for them to live in. However, our feet are like the pistons of the body , they want to get involved and help us maintain balance and movement . They have the same number of muscles and bones as the hands so we should be able to move them in the same way but we can’t. Using the feet, and the whole body efficiently, can help us achieve space and lightness in the joints and so therefore help us to avoid hip and knee replacements as we get older. Let’s all start using our feet more. If this sounds interesting to you, then come along to a class and learn a bit more about these wonderful things stuck at the bottom of our bodies!
I am delighted to announce that I have finally got round to organising a yoga holiday- here are the details!
4 Day Yoga Holiday
Holne Village Hall- Dartmoor
Friday 22 (4pm) – Monday 25 May (1pm) 2015
Posture work, pranayama (breath work) and meditation techinques. This long weekend course should be deeply relaxing and is intended to be a holiday too! Accommodation is not included so non yogi partners or friends are able to also come. Some after class socialising will be arranged but is entirely optional. Opportunities for walking and exploring beautiful Dartmoor.
Friday 22nd- 4.30 -7 pm Hatha Yoga and Relaxation
followed by meal – optional (not included in price)
Saturday 23rd 10- 1pm Modified Ashtanga
(Saturday afternoon and evening free time)
Sunday 24th 10- 1pm Feldenkrais and Hatha Yoga
Sunday 24th 5- 7 pm Pranayama (breath work) and meditation
Monday 25th 10- 1pm Final Yoga Session
Cost £150 (tuition only) (Deposit £50)
Find out more now by calling Tanya on
07796 895942 or visit www.yogawithtanya.co.uk
Great Weekend Workshop in Oxford with John Scott ( direct pupil of Pattabi Jois) . Three lovely past and present students attended and all did well and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here are Chris and John showing off some superb facial hair styles!
At last, after some dreadful storms and lots of big fir trees down around the cottage studio, Spring has finally arrived at West Cottage. The birds are singing and the studio is once again a bright and sunny place for a peaceful daytime class.