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Bits and pieces

It’s been a while since I’ve written with any news. I have been immersed in courses and study. It’s been lovely to put the books down and enjoy the Spring air!

The newest change to my practice is Ayurvedic massage and I am really looking forward to sharing this with you. A two hour full body massage – marmabhyanga – is available. It’s an amazingly deep, personalised, restorative massage using herb based oils. There is the option of a more focused one hour Ayurvedic massage: ayurvedic-massage

Ayurveda and Yoga are sister philosophies with both practices complementing the other. So an obvious space to offer is a Retreat for One to have a deeper reflective experience: retreat-for-one

Sen Lines, Thai Medicine, British Library

My Thai bodywork practice continues. Having used both the couch and the futon, I now practice solely on the massage couch. Unlike Ayurvedic massage, this massage is received through clothes. Both approaches have similar energetic principles. Which to choose is often a combination of familiarity and personal preference. Please contact me if you want to discuss which would be more suitable. Information for can be found here:thai-massage-bodywork

Yoga classes continue for two more Wednesdays then we stop for Easter. We return in the last week of April. As well as the Wednesday classes, Friday Early Birds returns. This is structured differently to last year. All links to the classes, individual lessons and retreats can be found here: yanley-yoga

From 1 April my prices will be increasing. Yoga classes and individual lessons (except courses) remain the same, as do Reiki options: Prices

reminders and news

Good morning, hope you’ve had a good weekend.

The Morning Retreat is this Sunday, 9.30 am – 12.45 pm. Spaces are still available (the next one is in November): morning-retreats-at-yanley

The next Reiki Share is Monday 25 February: reiki-shares.

There is an introduction to reiki course (reiki I) on the first Friday of March. Two places are still available if you would like to learn more about this simple, mindful practice: reiki-courses

Friday morning Early Bird Yoga returns at the end of April. There are already people booking in, which is a heartening response. If you want to join us, you can send me an email and/or book the first session via the online system. Here’s a link to the site page: friday-early-bird-yoga

From April, I will be offering Ayurvedic Massage. I will post some information nearer the time. It’s a really wonderful therapy to give and receive. I’m very excited to share it with you, I couldn’t resist letting you know!

And a huge thank you to clients and students who have written reviews for the booking page. I’m really grateful. If you have been coming to classes or for therapies and feel moved to leave a review, you just go on the booking page, click the review button in the left hand corner and enter the details.

That’s it for now. Happy Monday and see you very soon.

Yvonne x

2019 & stuff

Calendar and Dates

I’m putting together my schedule of classes, workshops and courses for 2019. I can’t figure out how to import the calendar so you just click on the menu and it magically appears; am working on it.  In the meantime, do have a go at accessing the calendar via the calendar page and let me know how it goes:  calendar


I have made three films, working out how to fit the whole me in the screen whilst being audible.  I think I managed it with the last one but my phone froze and I disappeared to somewhere.  I may need to update my phone …  I am hoping to produce something for the Winter break and will let you know when it’s available.

Next week is the final lesson of term.  We return in January on Wednesday the ninth.  The first morning retreat of the year is Sunday, 17 February.

Reiki Spaces and Elemental Healing

I have added dates to the calender for reiki shares (evening), courses, workshops and equinox/solstice healing circles (daytime).  I have them all planned but am still writing the pages for you to look through and see what grabs your attention.

Bodywork news

I have moved from the futon to the massage couch.  It seems I am heading towards the next phase of womanhood.  I am experiencing a whole new balance of hormones and challenges and with that comes a need to accept the support the couch offers.  If you are used to working with me on the futon, I hope you will be open to trying bodywork on the couch.  (Discussion about perimenopause is completely optional.)

In other news, I am starting an Ayurvedic massage course in the New Year.  I see this as part of my yoga and bodywork journey.  This will also give the option of clothed and skin to skin massage.  Will let you know how it goes and hopefully tempt you to a new bodywork experience.

Gift Vouchers

A reminder that gift vouchers are available for individual appointments, courses of embodied therapy and yoga: gift-certificates

Image by Erika Pochybova-Johnson

Warmest wishes for a wintry weekend, Yvonne x

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