Saturday, 30 December 2017

2018 yoga classes resume

Can't wait to get back on the mat and feel 

gooooooooooooooooood again?

Here's when your 2018 yoga class resumes:

Monday Standon 15/1/18

Tuesday Stortford 16/1/18

Wednesday Manuden 17/1/18

Thursday Dunmow 4/1/18

Click here for more details

Don't forget to bring your mat to class

You can borrow one of my thin travel mats if you are new to yoga - until you decide to buy your own - but please talk to me when you are looking to buy a mat as there are so many rubbish ones out there!

Payment options are as follows:

Pay-per-class £12 for a 90 minute class, no booking necessary

Monthly pre-pay £40 if there are 4 classes within a month, £50 if 5 classes within the month

Monthly unlimited £70 (attend as many classes as you like within the month)

When pre-paying for a month you are guaranteed a space in that class for that month, you are also receiving a discount for pre-payment. If you are unable to attend a class no refunds can be made, however you may attend any other class within that month.

If a class has to be cancelled for any reason and you have prepaid for the class, another class will be offered or a refund will be given.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Proceeds of my last two classes of 2017 to UNICEF

Half a million refugees in 4 months.
Please think about that for a moment.
The last two classes I'll teach this year are on next Tuesday in Bishop's Stortford... I'll be teaching for free, all money will go to UNICEF to help in some tiny way. I'll let you know the total raised.
My children have donated their pocket money and the money I'd normally spend on postage and Xmas cards will all go in the pot.
I'm not after 'likes', I'm after your attendance and generous spirit.
If you've never tried yoga with me before then come along! The last class of the year is a relaxation one, where your energy will be replenished and you'll leave feeling peaceful and connected.
If you are a regular, please see if you can bring along a newbie. Their first class is free as always, but all donations to UNICEF will be gratefully received x
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UNICEF Bangladesh

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Thursday evening yoga cancelled

I'm so sorry guys, but I've just received an email to say the hall is unavailable this side of xmas, so I have to cancel Thursday evening yoga.

It will resume in Great Dunmow Primary School on 4th January.

Please feel free to come to any other class to get your fix :)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Yoga Christmas Gifts and dates for your diary

Christmas is almost upon us...

...and many of you have been asking me to send you a price list of yoga equipment which you can forward on to Santa ;) so here we are. 

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I'll be placing the order this weekend so let me know asap please.

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Regular yoga mat 4.5mm thick    £15

Extra long regular yoga mat 4.5mm thick (for tall people)  £30

PrAna ECO yoga mat 5mm thick    £38

PrAna Long ECO yoga mat 5mm thick (for tall people)  £50


Bag for your yoga mat    £10

Bag for your long yoga mat    £12

Kit Bag    £11

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Basic equipment set (4 blocks, 2 bricks & a 3m classic belt)    £35

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Regular yoga chair    £30 (save £10!)

Yoga chair for tall people    £33 (save £12)

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We'll be using Yoga Chairs in the Tuesday 7.30pm class in the new year :) 

Yoga Gift Vouchers...

...are available for any amount
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Next week... can pay for your classes in December and save some money

Monday Standon 10-11.30am: 4th, 11th, 18th Dec, £30

Monday Standon Baby-friendly class 11.45-12.45pm: 4th, 11th, 18th Dec, £24

Tue 6pm & 7.30pm: 5th, 12th, 19th: £30

Wed Manuden 9.30-11am: 6th and 13th: £20

Thur 10am and 8pm, 7th and 14th: £20
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January 2018...

...classes resume on these dates 
(but please double check the website after xmas)

Monday Standon 15th Jan

Tue 16th Jan

Wed 17th Jan

Thur 4th Jan
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And thank you for sharing your yoga with me xxx

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Yoga Christmas 'do'

Yoga Christmas night out:
9th December at Foakes Hall in Great Dunmow

Tickets on sale now here

More info about Uncle Funk here

Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment!!!

Today is International Day of Peace

Great article from Yogamatters about this International Day of Peace...

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Yoga Workshop September 2017

Iyengar Yoga Workshop

Sunday 24th September 2017

12.15 until 3.15pm

St Michael's Mead Community Centre

in Bishop's Stortford

**Suitable for students with at least one year's experience**

Yoga creates space where it is needed

It helps you find your centre, bringing balance

It develops a strong body and mind

It increases flexibility, reducing strain, easing aches and pains

Keep an eye on the website or email to find out the dates of 
more workshops in the months to come

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Upcoming Iyengar Yoga Workshops with Sarah

Sunday 11th June 2017

12.15 - 3.15pm

St Michael's Mead Community Centre in Bishop's Stortford

**You must have 6 months Iyengar yoga experience to attend this workshop

Sunday 16th July 2017
2 - 4pm
Great Dunmow Primary School

Workshop open to everyone!

Monday, 24 April 2017

The sky is not my limit, I am (T.F. Hodge)

A friend and I were chatting and giggling like children recently. We are both feeling positive and pro-active about our lives and the fact that we feel we are steering the ship, rather than the ship being carried along helplessly on the waves.

Our enthusiasm seems to be bubbling over into day-dreaming territory. To the point where we occasionally apologise for our could we be so childish and dare to dream big?

But actually, I think we all need to dream big. What's the point of aiming at targets you know you can hit. Where's the thrill, the excitement, the giddiness? I don't want to stay in my comfort zone. I know what lies there. I want to explore my limits and push them as far as I can. 

You may well wonder what on earth this has to do with yoga.

A lot actually.

Occasionally someone comes to class and tells me they want to cure their 'bad' back. Then comes the bit where I explain yoga isn't a quick-fix, that it takes time, dedication and commitment - but that it can absolutely help. 

Two weeks later they say they're not sure they can carry on because it is too hard. Their leg muscles ache and they thought it would be more restful, with more sitting down and breathing.

We all need to work hard for what we want! 

Yes, a part of yoga is sitting and breathing, but we need to learn how to sit well, our bodies need to be reminded what alignment feels like. We need to ease stiffness, improve muscle tone, reign in over-used areas and develop an awareness and sensitivity so that we become our own teachers. 

I have never once heard an experienced yoga practitioner say that yoga is easy. Because it isn't!

You don't get the results yoga yields from just sitting around breathing! It takes hard work, determination and commitment. You have to work on the poses you find hard. You have to make yourself go to class even when you are feeling lazy. 

We need to be strong, courageous, learn from our failings, stay positive and keep believing in ourselves and what we are doing. We need to remind ourselves why we are doing it when times get tough. 

We need to keep pushing the boundaries of the possible so that eventually the impossible becomes reality.... our lives and in our yoga.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

2 spaces now available for upcoming yoga workshop in Stortford

Due to a cancellation, two spaces are now available for the Yoga workshop on Saturday 8th April!

1.15 - 3.15pm

St Michael's Mead Community Centre


Give me a ring or email me if you are interested

Monday, 20 March 2017

Half Term class info for April 2017

Half term class info for April 2017

Monday Standon class cancelled 3rd, 10th, 17th - running as normal 24th

Tuesday 6pm Stortford classes as usual

Tuesday 7.30pm Stortford classes as usual

Wednesday Manuden class cancelled 5th & 12th - running as normal 19th & 26th

Thursday 10am Maltings class cancelled 13th - running as normal 6th, 20th & 27th

Thursday 8pm Dunmow class as usual