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A few ramblings …

WP_20150624_12_27_48_ProHalf way through August and not sure if there isn’t an autumnal light creeping in, in the mornings?  Apologies to those of you who love a summer, am feeling excited about autumn mists!

In terms of ideas for work and practice, I am exploring the diaphragm and breathing patterns.  I have been using myself as a case study and have started introducing some techniques and ideas to clients.  As well as being useful for clients with a respiratory condition, I’m finding it supportive, even transformative, when working with clients who have ME or Post Viral Fatigue.  As this develops I will share some of my ideas and experiences.  This work coincided with two workshops at the yoga conference in July.  David Wilkinson is a yoga teacher and anatomy and physiology teacher with some great practices to embody A&P knowledge; his workshops focused on the psoas and the diaphragm.  He also alluded to working with students with PTSD.  It’s really interesting work and something I am starting to bring to my individual yoga teaching and therapy work.  I have signed up to David’s A&P course, via Sadhana Mala.

I also found myself inspired to volunteer for the AYS (Associated Yoga Studies) committee.  I loved being part of a community at conference and felt moved to support the work of the association and the committee.

Another part of my work that I am pondering on is that of retreat spaces.  I am rethinking my retreat mornings, days and residentials.  I feel very strongly that a retreat should not be contained in the perfect place away from home once a year.  I feel a retreat is a place to explore practise and find ways to bring it into life off the mat.  So I’m thinking.  And while I’m thinking all retreats are resting …

Finally, just a few dates to highlight:

This month:

  • Tonight: reiki share 1900-2100
  • Wednesday yoga sessions continue but are fully booked
  • Friday early bird sessions are available.  Much excitement for me last week as eight people made their way to their mats!

September:

  • I am on leave for the first 2 weeks of September, visiting the Isles of Scilly avec husband to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
  • New yoga classes start Wednesday 19 September and Friday 21 September for 5 weeks: Yoga Classes

October:

That’s it for now!  Hope to see you soon for individual therapies or yoga practice.  In the meantime, any questions or points for discussion, please get in touch

Yvonne x