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Summertime - A Poem by Carrie-Anne Bridel

07-07-2017


Summertime!

Days drawn out in warm sunshine; as smiles from heaven above.

Birds fill the air with soothing voice and clouds, light and fluffy, add softness to a heart - now filled with love.

Stillness softens my heart and soul as the heat melts all stresses away, 

To bring about solitude, peace and soothing presence - and belonging to every day.

Making the most of this time of arrival - "at last we’re here", they say.

Now's the time to let your hair down, now’s the time to play!

Friends gather around in the warm night air - warming hearts as they bond together.

Laughter sings out from house to house, a joining of this night - forever.

Wildlife, hidden all winter long, has emerged, just to take part; butterflies, dragon flies, flowers and trees, in the fullest of life; as it starts…

Like natures changing canvas, reflects the creator behind the scenes.

Delivering the most amazing joys, this world has ever seen.

By, Carrie-Anne Bridel July 2017


Can you feel it?

07-07-2017


If you want to improve how you feel about your body, your life and every experience you ever have...then read on!

Summer is well and truly here and I hope you are enjoying the sunshine.

As the summer time fills your senses with colour, sounds, sights and sensations, and maybe a few strawberry teas to tickle the taste buds, did you know that underneath every experience you have, the quality of your breath is being influenced...

You can't think a thought, utter a word, or experience a sensation without your breath being influenced.

The breath relates directly to your nervous system. When you think or feel something exciting or alarming, your breath will be influenced directly and this will trigger the fight and flight response or sympathetic nervous system. Likewise when you are relaxing or an event makes you feel at ease, your rest and renew state or parasympathetic nervous system will be activated.

Did you know that you can choose which of these two states you would like to experience at any given time?

By learning to manipulate your breath, you can decide how to feel!

I have put together a short 4 week course aimed at helping you to connect more consciously to your breath.

You may also be interested in this course if...

Every day life feels like an effort?

You find yourself getting stressed or anxious without the means to soothe your anxieties?

You already practice yoga but you find the breathing is just so difficult?

It is never too late to change the quality of your life, your health and your experience...

If you would like more information or you would like to book do not hesitate to contact me.

> Full Course Details

With warmest wishes.

Carrie-Anne

Summer Picnic and Yoga Session - When the sun shines!

08-06-2017

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We would very much love to invite you to a Yoga picnic and social.

As the summer approaches, I thought it would be fun to offer the chance for you to join Kenny and I in a yoga inspired, hopefully sun filled, meet up!

The event will be weather dependent so it may be offered at short notice.

In order to let you know quickly, I will be offering the choice of receiving notification via either;

Joining the Yoga Freedom Facebook Group

Let me know you wish to receive a Text Message.

I am anticipating the event could take place on either a Thursday Evening or a Saturday or Sunday afternoon - We will let the sunshine decide!

The event will be held at either Delapre Abbey or Abington Park.

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You will need to bring your own packed lunch.

Following the 30 minute yoga session, we will eat together and just spend some time, talking about yoga and other wonderful topics!

If this sounds appealing to you, do not hesitate to register, using the links above.

With warm wishes.

Carrie-Anne and Kenny


Finding your breath - 4 week course - Commencing 8th August

07-06-2017

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Finding your Breath - 4 week course.


Does your every day life feel like an effort?

Do you find yourself getting stressed or anxious without the means to soothe your anxieties?

You already practice yoga but you find the breathing is just so difficult!

This short 4 week course will help you to establish a strong connection to your ‘natural’ breath.

Most of us, when we begin to focus on the breath, feel a subconscious need to control it. Learning to be in the flow of your authentic breath is both calming and reassuring. It also increases energy, leading to a greater sense of confidence and deep inner stillness.

This course will be beneficial to you if you…

* Practice yoga and find it very difficult to connect to the breath.
* Suffer from stress, anxiety or panic attacks.
* Suffer from insomnia, headaches or digestive issues associated with stress.
* Feel fatigued for no real reason.

**It is important to add that should any of the above medical conditions relate to you, I would advise that you visit your doctor, prior to attending the course.**

What will you learn?

I will teach you a short yoga sequence that is designed to help you to find your natural breath.

You will receive breathing techniques that you can practice at home, each designed to bring about a specific change in energy.

I will share with you guided meditations to encourage a calm space and an increase in the awareness of your own body and the messages it gives to you.

You will also enjoy deep relaxations designed to help you to move towards a calmer and more empowered existence.

The course runs from Tuesday 8th to Tuesday 29th August, 7.00pm-8.15pm, Church of the Holy Trinity, Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. NN2 6PQ

The full cost of the course is £55.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you wish to book or receive more information.

Carrie-Anne.


Yoga and Reiki Relaxation Evening - Bookable Separately - 16th August

07-06-2017

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Reiki Relaxation Evenings - Wednesday 16th August: 6.30pm for the Yoga and 8.00pm for the Reiki Relaxation.

Church of the Holy Trinity, Balmoral Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton. NN2 6PQ

Because it is a large part of my life, I wanted to bring the gift of Reiki to more people.

Therefore, I thought I would host a Reiki Relaxation Evening. Where you will bring a blanket, mat and pillow and just relax.

Reiki can be used as an effective tool for:

* Reducing stress
* Increasing your energy
* Insomnia
* Anxiety 
* Depression
* High Blood Pressure
* Compliments conventional medicine in the treatment of injuries and medical conditions.

Whereas Reiki is usually given on a 121 basis or via distance healing, I thought it would be nice to experience these wonderfully healing energies as a small group. 

On arrival, you will need to write your name down and then make yourself comfortable on your mat. The warm room will be lined with candles, there will be soothing music playing in the background.

I will draw in Reiki energy to every person who is there and will come round to each person present and deliver an individual treatment.

In order for me to spend time with each person, the group is limited to a maximum of 7 people.

Should you wish to join us for the yoga prior to the Reiki relaxation, pricing will be as follows:

6.30pm-7.45pm - Yoga only £8 
6.30pm-9.00pm - Yoga and Reiki £17
8.00pm-9.00pm - Reiki Healing only £14

Complimentary tea and biscuits will be served between the sessions.

Please do let me know if you would like to come along. 


Warm regards

Carrie-Anne.


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