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!