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A reminder of what’s coming up for August:

Next week

First week of August

I am teaching all Morning Dailies next week but otherwise my diary is closed to allow me to prepare for August and have some downtime. The last 3 weeks have been full with online teaching and face to face therapies. It’s been so good to be able to do both. I haven’t stepped away from work since February and will enjoy a slight pause next week then have a week off in September. The Morning Dailies continue until 4 September. We can decide whether to retain the current shape or make some alterations. We might be clearer then as to how the current restrictions/general confusion has affected the life of the virus.

August Yoga Online

Two Wednesday classes return on 12 August for four weeks (ending 2 September) at 1800 and 1930, maximum of 8 people. I have returned to a slightly reduced term payment of £35.00. I hope this allows you to commit to the four weeks. If you know you cannot make four weeks then you can book a minimum of two classes at £10 per class – please let me know dates and arrange payment before the block begins.

In September we will start a 6 week term on Wednesday 16 September. The two evening classes will continue online and I am hoping to organise a face to face class in Long Ashton on Wednesday morning at 1000 or 1030

Reiki Shares Online – change of day

From August these move to twice a month and change from Wednesday morning to Friday afternoon at 1400. From September these will be on the first and third Friday every month:

  • 14 & 28 August
  • 4 & 18 September

I have mooted the idea of a face to face share but the lack of feedback suggests you are not ready for that. I am unsure myself. We will stay with reiki shares online and see how the situation plays out. I am set up to work face to face so if you would like an appointment please book in

Evening Meditation

The evening meditation moves to twice monthly on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 2000:

  • 10 & 24 August
  • 14 & 28 September (tbc following group discussion, see below))

In August we are moving away from the breath led visualisation and I will be guiding a healing journey meditation. We can discuss September nearer the time. Here are some ideas to ponder:

  • If you want to, continue online on a Monday evening (visualisations, guided journeys)
  • Have a face to face daytime meditation on Wednesdays
  • Start an online meditation at 8.00 am (using the breath as our focus)
  • Extend a Morning Daily to include more time for meditation

Face to Face Therapies

These are available through the week except Wednesday which is reserved for class yoga teaching. Once you have booked your appointment, I will send paperwork and directions to my therapy workspace in Long Ashton. There is a screening process for all appointments. Individual yoga lessons are now based in my workroom which means they are no longer weather dependent.

Although I am not available for therapies next week, I will be monitoring emails in the morning but the computer will be off from 10 am. The online booking system is available if you know what you would like to book.

The timetable page is a good starting place for a summary of what’s available

Thank you for continued support and presence. Meeting you individually as well as our cultivation of an online community is a joy. I know this time is not ideal but within the chaos, I have been granted some real treasures

Yvonne x

Yoga & Meditation

Yoga Online

I am now working from my therapy room at home and I’m really enjoying it. I am able to offer more online classes and these start next week, alongwith the Wednesday Term Yoga classes. If you know anyone who wants to start yoga, the new Monday morning class is a good place to start.

For June all classes are online. It may be that from July I can teach ‘face to face’ classes providing we can observe social distancing. If this is possible, I will teach these in addition to online classes. I know some of you expect to continue isolation practices. Here is the timetable for June:

Lessons to explore yoga practice: If you want to try a yoga class but always find an obstacle to booking one, this is the place for you! You can come to one class or every Monday (@ 1030) until you feel comfortable enough to join one of the other group spaces. You may decide that a brief encounter is all you need – you are not committing to ongoing practice if it is not for you

Evening meditation: I want to create a simple practice and dispel the idea that meditation is difficult or inaccessible. These evenings will be a gentle step towards learning to sit with your own thoughts. This is a practice to engage and focus the mind. To learn how to be with your natural busyness and intellect. The mind can be thought of as a child. You would not expect a child to sit still and silent without support and guidance. There are many ways to meditate, we can explore what they might be. We are starting small with a 30 – 45 minute space. This will be a mixture of talking about what meditation means to you and a guided practice (Mondays @ 2000)

Morning Dailies: 30 minute lessons every weekday morning @ 0930. Mondays and Fridays are popular so there are two additional classes on these days @ 0830. I am open to teaching 0830 class every weekday if there is demand

Wednesday Term Yoga: Term classes return the first Wednesday of June (next week) @ 1630, 1800 and 1930. I am teaching a four week term and then we will see if other options are available

Reiki Share: On Wednesday mornings there is a group reiki share. These are guided meditative experiences to connect with healing energy for the group and for the wider community. If you are interested but do not have any reiki experience, I suggest you book an individual appointment to experience this space: contact

If you have 30 seconds and are curious about how I made it from Yanley to home, here’s a short slideshow:

Do get in touch if you have any questions or want advice regarding yoga and bodywork.

I hope you have a beautiful day. These blue skies are breath taking

Yvonne x