Category Archives: reiki & sacred spaces

Embodied Health … Offline!

Evening everyone!

I’ve been looking at the Government guidelines following today’s announcement and it appears that from Monday 13 July I will be able to resume massage and reflexology with some precautions in place. I will be checking all the information closely tomorrow to ensure guidelines are satisfied and that you feel reassured, comfortable and safe (the face visor is already in the post apparently). In terms of individual yoga lessons, I do not think I will be able to teach indoors until 25 July when gyms are able to open their indoor spaces.

Some of the precautions will be :

  • increased cleaning and sanitisation of the environment, you and me!
  • single use of towels and covers – as per normal
  • good ventilation (do wear layers)
  • avoidance of work around the face
  • me to wear a face visor (It is not obligatory for you to wear a mask but a report on the news tonight from scientists in Seattle said that it really makes a difference to transmission and they do not understand why the UK Government are not more prescriptive. On their figures, 20,000 lives in the UK could be saved between now and November…)
  • time between clients to allow for cleaning and ventilating room
  • we might decide shorter appointments would be helpful
  • an assessment 24 hours before your appointment to check you are symptom free and have not been in contact with anyone who has Covid-19

I am aware that this will be a difficult time for some of you. We have all been isolating to some degree. I completely understand that there will be reluctance to make this next step. You need to decide what is right for you individually. I’m not planning on going anywhere, I will be here when you are ready. For those of you who would like to book in, I will set out the online diary so you can book your appointment – I will let you know when I’ve done this.

Yoga Online will continue for the rest of July. I have been talking with local halls and premises and they need time to decide how they want to run their spaces and set up procedures.

Let’s hope that this works for everyone and we don’t all crumble. That phrase ‘this can all be reversed’ is ever present.

Let me know your thoughts, Yvonne x

This week and a bit of July …

Happy Monday!

I am planning a month at a time for now. Until I am told otherwise, classes will continue online. I am organising July’s schedule on this basis. If things change, I will update you. Here are reminders for this week and some ideas for July.

The Morning Dailies continue to be available all week – thirty minute practices to connect with yoga practice and other people. The power of regular short practices is being commented on by regular attendees. As a teacher, it feels more akin to individual lessons. We are beginning to explore some of the subtleties of yoga. And even on a screen with the sound off I can see the quality of practice deepening and being embodied. The few minutes of discussion at the end of practice make for a heart felt start to the day:

  • Mondays and Fridays @ 0830 and 0930
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday @ 0930

Friday Early Birds returns at 0730 from 3 July. If you are signed up for a week of Morning Dailies, this earlier and extended class of 45 minutes can be included as your fifth practice of the week. It is also a stand alone class.

  • From 3 July – Fridays @ 0730-0815

Wednesday Term Yoga will be available for five weeks from 1 July to 29 July. Classes are for a maximum of eight people. (We have two more classes in June.) If a term is not for you, the morning dailies and early bird yoga are drop in classes:

  • 1630-1730
  • 1800-1900
  • 1930-2030
  • Five week term @ £50.00

The Meditation Gatherings are well attended. Four dates were set for June. Would you like to continue through July? Are the timings working? How would you like these to develop? Do you have anything you would particularly like to explore or are you happy for me to provide the space and guide the session? These are the current times for the meetings:

  • Mondays @ 2000-2045
  • Fridays @ 1100-1145

Suggested timetable for all classes through July:

I wil be writing about free taster sessions for new yoga students. If you follow me on Instagram/Facebook you will already know about these.

Reiki shares continue on Wednesday mornings. I am continuing with my own development. I started my reiki studies in 2002 and finally spent two years with my teacher and friend, Nixie James Scott, studying reiki at teacher/master level, completing my apprenticeship in 2009 … not sure where more than 10 years has gone. During the last couple of years I have been sharing the work of Reiki Evolution (Taggart King). I really enjoy this approach. In addition to my previous studies and with Nixie’s full support, I am working with a Reiki Master/Teacher based in Exeter. I have paused my own teaching and hope to be teaching again in the Autumn. There will be a different but familiar shape to courses and I will be inviting students to return to experience connecting and considering healing energy.

This simple but profound philosophy and practice has similarities to yoga and massage and bodywork practice. If we are lucky, I guess all our roads lead back to a point of central truth.

Any questions about booking in or practice in generaly, please get in touch: contact

Yvonne x

repost: Reasons to meditate (with working link)

There is an evening and a daytime meditation group. During June we are looking a different ways of meditating. I will be running the four part course again. I am hoping to set up a regular meditation meeting. At the moment we meet via zoom and it works surprisingly well. I have every intention of contining online groups beyond lockdown. Meeting up and sharing space will be available in the future: Evening/Daytime Meditation

The Wednesday morning reiki share is another form of guided meditation: Meditation & Reiki

Link to Mitch Manly: youtube

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