Sunday 26th April 2015
New Silent Retreat Days
HALF DAY - SUNDAY MAY 10th 2015 - £30
2 – 5.15pm
This half day is a wonderful introduction to the effect of silence, and last time we tried it the students and I agreed it seemed like a tardis of time and experience – much bigger and deeper inside than it had looked on the calendar.
FULL DAY - SUNDAY JULY 19TH 2015 - £55
'It was one of the best days of yoga I've experienced, ever!'
Joan Henriques, yoga teacher
Next term's dates are up now, see individual class dates. I'm teaching for the British Wheel of Yoga Summer School in Cambridge from 7.30-9.30pm next Monday, 11th August. Queen Emma School, Godwin Way.
http://www.bwy.org.uk/congress/ Places are going very fast at Congress - as I write 2 of my classes are sold out and there are just a few places left in the other 2. Overall there are still 140 places available at the weekend. Still room on the home workshops.
Thursday 12th December 2013 - I will do workshops on Sunday February 9th and Sunday March 23rd, both 1.30-4pm. The first will be an extended Restorative class, to include dynamic poses for balance and full Yoga Nidra relaxation, as these have proved so popular. They will be £20 each, please reserve and pay at the same time as giving me deposits or payment for next term.
In further exciting news – the British Wheel of Yoga Congress residential weekend at Warwick University. Over 80 classes from leading tutors including ME. (I am excited but nervous – please come!) April 4th – 6th, no more details yet.
If the sun shines we will be in the garden. Yin and Restorative yoga involve poses held for time – there will be lots of variations and props available to make sure the poses remain comfortable and safe. They look easy because they are all on the floor, but they have a strong effect on the mind and body. £20
Something really new for me - 6 classes in August - 9.30am and 7.30 pm on Thursday August 9th & 16th and 10.45am on Friday August 10th & 17th. All classes will be at my house - in the garden if the sun is shining - and will be 1 1/2 hours and £10.
This has been another exciting year for Nightingale Yoga, with new students and full classes, the blog going from strength to strength and the (hestitant) development of twitter, facebook and Linkedin profiles. Come and look for me there!
I am back from a 5 day silent retreat in France with Sarah Powers, and have also done a 5 day anatomy course in London with Paul Grilley - I am so full of new ideas and information - good thing I soon have the summer break to digest them!
I have a new plan for my Gentle Yoga class - it is going to be on Tuesday mornings from 9.30-11. It will take me a while to get the timetable altered, so please bear with me! I will change the details about the class though, so please go to 'Easy' if this sounds interesting for you.
Today I got my certificate in the post following the 'Yoga for People Living with Cancer' module. I've been teaching this style since April, and enjoying it more and more as I become more familiar with it. I'm also certified to teach the 'Yoga Nidra' relaxation - 20 minutes or more of visualisations and body awareness - just lovely.
My new 'Nightingale REC class' has been running for a term now - I didn't put it on the site at first as it was a trial, using new teaching ideas for me. It is for people who are at present unable to attend a general class for any reason - we have people in it with arthritis, for example. I started it inspired by the British Wheel of Yoga module I've been working on - 'Yoga for People Living with Cancer'. The exercises we do improve strength, circulation, flexibility and relaxation ability. The Monday class is only 45 minutes - followed by tea and chat for anyone who has time to stay, and is in my house. I am going to do just 3 longer classes on Wednesdays this term in a similar style and will start doing more in the New Year. Please get in touch if you have any questions about it.
We have just added a photo gallery - with photos of the Teenage Yoga Christmas 'party' and some of yoga in and out of the class, mostly so far of me! I'd like there to be more of other people - please send any you'd like to see on the site to me, and we'll put them on.
"a class at which children could be present. There are a few classes around for mums and toddlers, but I was hoping to organise a class in my village for the mums or dads, with toys in the corner for the children to play with! I realise that it would be hard to get the usual levels of concentration required (meditation would probably be right out), but it would be a really good way of making time for any yoga at all."
I started doing yoga when pregnant with my daughter Rose (who is now 15) and when I had a 5 and 7 year old. My first years of yoga were fitted around the children in every way - when they were asleep, when they were distracted, when they were joining in - and I love the idea of coming back to something like this.
I am loving the new Yin Yoga and Teenage classes - thank you so much for your support. I'm now a fully accreditated British Wheel of Yoga teacher, doesn't change anything about my teaching, but is very useful for me, and I've worked with the BWY since my first year of studying yoga, so it feels like a very nice step.
Dates and venues arranged for the new classes - 8 classes for Teenagers from 6.15-7.15 on Thursdays at the Friends Meeting House, Hartington Grove and 8 classes of Yin Yoga at my house on Mondays from 7.45-9 - I'll get new pages for them soon, and will add all dates for next term this week. Hope to see you soon.
Very exciting news – I’ve decided to start two new classes next term. I haven’t fixed up rooms and times yet (probably Monday evenings) but they are both new ideas – one yoga class for teenagers, and one Yin Yoga class.
Yin Yoga is the ‘held’ yoga – you stay in a series of floor poses for 3-5 minutes, and it really works quickly on increasing flexibility. In recent years I have begun to ‘sit and breathe’ for a period of time, and through Yin Yoga have brought the time I can happily sit without needing to move up from 11 minutes in January this year to 30 minutes now. Next week (December 2nd-5th) I will be teaching a Yin Yoga class in all my regular classes so I’d like to invite anyone who is interested to join one of the classes just for the week to see if it would suit you.
Finally another piece of news. My computer crashed in January, and I lost my mailing lists, though I still have the email addresses in a printed list. I have begun to reconstruct my lists and will send out the usual reminders soon. If you'd like to be sure to be on one please email me!
I will stop teaching my Melbourn class at the end of this term. It is a great class and the staff at Melbourn are incredibly supportive. They and I are looking for a new teacher for the class - please get in touch if you know of anyone.
After half term I'm starting two new classes on Thursday mornings. Like my Thursday evening class they will be in the Friends Meeting House on Hartington Grove. At present they are taught by Fran Hiller, a fantastic teacher, who is going to work full time at Cambridge University Press. Her students will miss her very much, and I know she'll miss them too.