Autumn Dru Yoga Classes


Dru Yoga classes, just for you!

After a Summer break Dru yoga classes return at Green Hammerton village hall with a daytime and evening class.  Monday’s class starts at 9.30am until 10.45am and the first Autumn class will be on 3rd September.  Thursday’s class starts at 6.30pm until 7.45pm and the first class for this season is 6th September.  There is no need to book just come along to enjoy.  Each class is £6 and for regular attendees you can take advantage on the loyalty scheme – attend nine classes get your tenth free.  For more information please click on CLASSES above or contact me

Some Dru moves for stress…


Family Yoga

Bookings are required by Monday 16th July.  I am away for this weekend in Wales making the final plans for these sessions.  I will reply to any further bookings by email on Monday on my return, so please do not worry if you do not hear from me immediately.  So looking forward to meeting all the families that have already booked.

Give yourself a Christmas gift that will last a lifetime.

Do you want to learn to meditate?  But you do not have the time to attend a regular class.  Or you may want to improve your meditation practice.  Be more in control of how you respond to life and it’s challenges.  Then this is the course for you.  Dru Meditation Course starting in October 2018 – 5 training days spread over 3 months.

Benefit from teachings of inspiration Dru senior teachers that can guide and enhance your personal journey.  If you want a deeper understanding of how meditation

One Saturday every 3-4 weeks – 10.30 – 4.30pm

13 October 2018, 3 November, 24 November, 15 December, 19 January 2019

For more details please click meditation above




Family Yoga – what do I need to do if I am interested…

I have been delighted by the interest in these classes, so I wanted to explain alittle more about what will be included and what to do next if you are interested.

I am so excited to offer these classes and aim to make them fun, informative and life enhancing for the whole family.  Inspired by Lisa Miller, PH.D (The Spiritual Child: 2015) states ‘Spirituality is an untapped resource in our understanding of human development, resilience and illness, and health and healing.  The absence of support for children’s spiritual growth has contributed to alarming rates of childhood and adolescent emotional suffering and behaviours that put them at risk.’  

Please do not be worried by the term spirituality, for me it taps in to the natural resource we all have access to but over the years of living in this modern culture we have lost that ability to connect to it.  Children are natural spiritual beings excited about the world around them, eager to find out more and ready to engage with it.  We, as parents/teachers need to listen more and help our young ones be curious and use their inner resources to fulfil their true potential.

The classes will introduce you to simple techniques that as a family can be used to reconnect you to a happier and healthier life.  

  • Dru movements can be used to support the immune system, relax the nervous system and facilitate the physical body to let go of emotional tightness.
  • Breathing techniques such as the pigeon breath can help us breath more deeply, help asthma sufferers and helps support our immune system against illnesses.
  • Focus work/meditation is a lifetime gem.  This super power does so much and there is lots of evidence to support its health benefits.  From my experience it increases your resilience to deal with any stressful situation, it supports your bodies healing system and it simply makes you feel younger and happier!
  • Relaxation gives your body the opportunity to heal, restore and re balance.
  • Each class connects with each other to build on your experience and enhance your practice therefore it is beneficial to book as many classes as you can.  At the first class you will be given a welcome pack full of goodies and information.  Included will be your own journal to enable you as a family to create a beautiful keepsake with inspirational cards, affirmations, gifts and your own thoughts, so your yoga journey does not have to end in August 2018.  I will be sharing my aromatherapy knowledge for each of us to make our own de stressing potions.

What do I do if I am interested?  Email me at and I will email you with a registration form.   Please return the form by 16th July with payment to secure a place.  If you are not sure how many days you want to book please send payment for the first class only and then you can pay the subsequent classes on the day.  If you pay for all the classes by 16th July there is a 20% reduction.


  • If the classes are cancelled by me then you will receive a full refund
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the classes you will receive no refund
  • If you cancel with at least 24 hours notice, you will receive 50% refund of your payment.

Want to know more about your energy.


The chakra system originated in India, more than four thousand years ago.  In the 1920’s, chakras were brought to the west by Arthur Avalon with his book The Serpent Power.  (Judith, A. Eastern Body Western Mind: 2004)

Chakras are often referred to in yoga and meditation and it simply is the Sanskrit word that means ‘wheel’.  In reference to yoga it describes a concentration of energy at various points in our bodies energy field.  Every major structure in the physical and subtle body has its own chakra consisting of seven major chakras that exist within the spine which are commonly referred to (in yoga) as mooladhara, swadhisthana, manipura, anaharta, vishuddhi, ajna and sahasrara.

These energy points hold considerable information about the state of our life force enabling us to gain a healthier balanced life. Chakras cannot be physically identified like emotions, but they can have a strong influencing effect on our body and mind.  By practising yoga and meditation including breathing techniques and relaxation we can influence our chakras, and in turn our health and lives.

Chakras do not work in isolation as they are able to communicate to each other through an energy channel called Nadi.  This channel rises centrally up the spine and is called Sushumna. The balance of these energies affects everything you do, feel, think or say.  From my own personal experience, it is better to concentrate on balancing them rather than focusing on a particular chakra.

They (Chakras) are the principle controllers and transformers of all the energy you experience every day through your interactions with people around you and your environment.  (Energy flows from above as cosmic energy and from below as earth energy and converges in the main chakras of your body.)  They hold an imprint of the past, and this store of past energy influences your present actions.  The state of the flow of energy flow through your chakras is responsible for the way your thoughts and actions flow throughout the day. ( Dru Yoga: Stillness in Motion 2007)

The first three chakras near the base of the spine (mooladhara, swadhisthana and manipura) focus on the physical level, the heart (anaharta) and throat (vishuddhi) concentrate on our energy around us and communication.  Whereas the brow (anja) and crown (sahasrara) governs intuition, insight and connection to our higher perspective.

Western scientists often are unpersuaded by the concepts of chakras mainly because there is no physical proof.  Some yoga teachers make outrageous claims on the power of the chakras and their ability to ‘cure’ all diseases.  From my own experience they are helpful as a reference point but also need to be balanced with common sense awareness of your own body.

For more information: From my experience there is a lot of information on the internet about Chakras, so be careful what you read.  You can find some information under the title ‘More about Dru’ above.  A good book and author – Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System.  Anodea Judith


Yoga for Teddies!


Teddies can come too!  Family Yoga classes during the summer time – 30th July, 6th, 13th, and 20th August 2018 at Green Hammerton village hall.  Please find more details above.  No need to leave teddies or any other soft toys at home, they too can enjoy the benefits of yoga.  Jennix

Nominate a friend in need.

Do you know someone that is going through a hard time?  You are doing all you can to support this person but would like to do more but time and resources limit you.  We all have those times when life seems more challenging and seeing the lighter side of life is often difficult even when we are surrounded by caring family and friends.  Let me help you and your friend/colleague/neighbour.  If you feel that having a massage treatment or even a yoga/relaxation/meditation session would help, get in touch.  Book a massage/yoga treatment with me for yourself and I will give a 60 minute treatment/yoga to your nominated friend absolutely FREE.  Please be aware that spaces may be subject to availability.   When the world can seem to be a chaotic place let’s start by helping each other.  Jennix

This is me.

I am not your obvious yoga teacher – I have a dodgy knee, my balance can be a little hit and miss, I’m not very flexible, I eat too much chocolate, also I tried yoga many years ago and just did not get it.  So, becoming a yoga teacher was not in the plan, but I did.  Along my way I met inspiring, supportive teachers that never doubted me – who pushed and pulled me into the light.  And that is the wonder of doing yoga with each small slow movement you are making your way to life changing benefits whether you know it or not.  It is only when you look back you realise how far you have come.

You embrace your imperfections knowing that underneath you are much more than the physical outlines.  From a simple move practised regularly you are creating a pathway to something more powerful than you can imagine.  That all those challenges are life lessons and teachers that you can choose to accept or stay stuck – it is your choice.

I love sharing my knowledge with everyone whether that be at a class or an individual treatment.  I continue to build my knowledge to improve and enhance my skills for you.  I bring to you the accumulation of my life experiences whether that be as a counsellor, masseur, reiki practitioner, aromatherapist, yoga teacher, meditation teacher, from all my jobs working with people and children and my simple passion to inspire and uplift individuals to live a healthy, joyous life brings me a sense of purpose.

I am a member of the CNHC (Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council) ensuring that I abide by high standards of insurance and practice.  CNHC was set up by government support to uphold the standards of complementary health practitioners with one of it’s aims to work alongside NHS (National health Service).

We were never born to suffer, and our imperfections make us human and should never stop us from being our true, perfect self.  When you come to a class or book an individual treatment with me, you get the whole of me.  I am here to teach/treat you on all levels including emotionally, mentally and physically.  Each class and treatment are dedicated to the individual and what they need in that moment of time.



Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter

The things you hide in your heart …….. Eat you alive.

As we emerge out of our winter hibernation the days are getting longer and brighter, and we only hope the weather will get warmer and drier too.  In our yoga practice we will be looking at releasing the old blocks that may stop us from moving on and welcoming in our new intentions.

Sadly the class at Minskip on a Wednesday has closed.  My deepest thanks to all those that attended these classes – I have some very fond memories of Minskip and will miss you all.  Wednesday was becoming a very busy day for me and unfortunately something had to go.  But as one door closes another opens and so it does on Monday mornings at Green Hammerton village hall.  My first daytime class at 9.30am until 10.45am  which follows the usual class format.  So a warm welcome to all students old and new.  A great way to start the week!

Future classes – I am hoping to plan special monthly meditation classes – this class is ideal for those who want to learn to meditate or for those wanting to  set up a regular practice.   At present I am investigating different venues to accommodate this special class.  More information to follow.  I am looking at being able to offer Family (Mindful) Yoga classes during the summer hols at Green Hammerton.  These classes will include my daughter, Polly who will be on hand to entertain any little free spirits that want to opt out.  This will be a class open to parents and children to come and share yoga together.  If you are interested in finding out more information please contact me directly.  In February I qualified as a Dru Meditation teacher after a two year advance course – phew I am now appreciating life free of assignments and observed teaching.  I have had the great honour of being asked to support a Dru Meditation course that will be starting in September in Leeds.   In due time I will let you know more details, should you wish to delve deeper into the practice of meditation.

Monthly Maintenance Offer – this offer is only for a limited period with the possibility of being extended.  NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – produces health and care guidance for GP’s, health and care practitioners) includes massage and yoga in its recent recommendations for low back pain and sciatica.  For me this is a welcome breakthrough as NICE only makes recommendations if there is enough evidence to do so.  Having completed a specific Dru Yoga Back Care course presented by a qualified GP, I know first hand the value of practising gentle movements when suffering from low back pain.  But I would go further as a qualified masseur and aromatherapist I would recommend a multi-treatment approach for back pain – to combine yoga movements and regular massage, you give your back movement and gentle release, to ease and prevent ongoing back pain and stiffness.  With this is mind I am offering all registered Dru yoga students monthly maintenance massages duration of 45 minutes for a specific body massage including Reiki and aromatherapy for only £18.  This at the moment is offered for a trial period until September 2018 and may continue if popular.

Treatments. My aim is to provide a high standard of therapeutic care to refresh, relax and restore the whole body and therefore I combine my massage knowledge with Reiki and aromatherapy to offer a tailored session for the individual.  I have added to the list of treatments Cherish Massage which provides a gentler massage for those that are convalescing or require a softer massage.  Suitable for cancer patients.  From the end of April I will also be offering Hot Stones massage for those wanting a warm and deep pressure massage.  All treatments take place in the tranquil Garden Room.  Flexible appointments offered including weekends and evenings.

Sports Massage – I have just experienced an amazing sports massage to help my poorly knee.  It was so good and my knee has never felt better.  Maybe not the most relaxing massage but fantastic for releasing my tight thigh and calf muscles giving movement and reducing pain in my knee.  My friend who did the massage is in her late stages of training to be a Sports Massage Therapist, should you wish to become a class study for free please get in touch with me and I will be happy to arrange a session with Pat.

This month I have had the great pleasure of teaching meditation within a primary school to Year 6’s.  I return again next term to teach Year 5’s.  This has been so rewarding and the children have been amazing bright sparks.  I am hoping to build on this work so should you like more information or know a school that may be interested please let me know.

Hope you have had a peaceful Easter break!