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Yoga is for life - Not Just for Christmas - Timetable Changes



Yoga & Sound Relaxation

Time: 7.30pm-9.00pm

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

Cost: £9.00 drop in or £30 for 4 weeks

Contact me to book your place

No Classes on 24th December and 31st December
Classes Open Monday 7th January 2019



Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm

Venue: Wootton Community Centre, Curtlee Hill, Wootton, Northampton, NN4 6ED

Cost: £8.50 drop in or £30 for 4 weeks

Contact me to book your place

No Classes on 25th December and 1st January 
Classes Open Tuesday 8th January 2019


Yoga & Relaxation

Yoga: 6.30pm to 7.45pm

Relaxation: 8:00pm to 9:00pm

(7.45pm-8.00pm - Tea and Biscuits are provided)

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

Cost: Yoga £9.00 drop in £30 for 4 weeks


Meditation FREE

Gong £10

Contact me to book your place

No Classes on 26th December 
Classes Open Wednesday 2nd January 2019


Friday Yoga Mornings

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm

Venue: Wootton Community Centre, Curtlee Hill, Wootton, Northampton, NN4 6ED

Cost: £8.50 drop in or £30 for 4 weeks

Contact me to book your place

No Classes on 28th December 
Classes Open Friday 4th January 2019

Don't forget about the 2 wonderfully relaxing evenings I have planned on the run up to Christmas.

To join me on any of the above classes, please do not hesitate to make contact.

Please note that the 4 week block payments are non-redundable. You can however join us for one of the other weekly classes running within that same week, subject to availability. Block booking price is valid for a minimum of 3 weeks and payable on week one.

Love Carrie-Anne. X

Do you have the be your true Self?


Most of us, if we were to be asked that question, would immediately say “yes, of course!”

But do you really?

Despite my many years of Yoga and meditation, and thus the greater sense of connection that I have towards my authentic Self, I have been surprised to find that owning an old VW Campervan has helped me to realise, more than ever before, the conditioning I am subjected to daily and my subsequent inner reactions towards that conditioning. 

I use my campervan, ‘Baloo’ every day, to run here and there, delivering regular daily yoga classes, in and around Northampton.

This lends me to be out on the roads, at all times of the day and night, and to be driving on both quiet country roads and the main A45 route around the town.

Despite his age, ‘Baloo’ does not dither, he can comfortably sit at 70 on the carriageways and he feels responsive and safe to drive. 

He does however, ask for a little tenderness when changing gears so I am aware that he needs to be driven with slow consideration and with a more mindful approach. Reaction times are reduced as he is not as responsive as a modern car or van.

Please be calm!

This has meant that I have come to experience more than my fair share of impatient drivers on the roads of Northampton. As I see a driver screeching past my ears or cutting in front of me as I exit a roundabout, I have had to, on many occasions, hold my breath and hope for the best.

This can as you may imagine lead to a little anxiety and concern each time I experience it. 

Roundabouts are the worst, where people panic and try desperately to get past me, thinking they will be stuck for ages. Little do they know that we keep up nicely with all speed limits, with no problems at all!

When I first started driving ‘Baloo’, I would feel pressured to move along with the rest of society as some drivers weave in and out and push up behind me, with aggression and intimidation. 

Please show compassion!

I would feel their presence, their intention and their aggression weighing on me and fear would rise. 

Just because 'Baloo' is a little slower to move away from junctions and is generally driven in a considered and mindful way, I regularly feel as if I am being forced off the road, (quite literally in some instances!) as if society can no longer accommodate the differences around us. We all have to be rushing and tearing about, head ahead of the moment and heart in our throats!

Over time, my resilience has built and the sense of joy I have when driving ‘Baloo’; remembering the many years that I wanted to have him, all dressed with my logo and my hippie flowers, have persuaded me that I need to stand firm and rise above the agitation of others. Their wants and needs are different from mine and I am well within my rights, to be who and how I wish to be.

I remind myself that I do not hold up traffic. I am aware that reaction times are lessened so I drive with even more awareness of everything around me than I used to before and I feel that owning ‘Baloo’ has made me a far better driver. I have always loved driving and have been a good driver but he has enriched this experience for me.

Feels like home!

I sit back in his fur covered seats, with his large steering wheel and the large window in front of me, listening to the smooth hum of his engine and the feeling of space around me, and I have found my space.

This world has become so fast, so high tech, so impersonal and is intent on moving towards ‘achievement’ rather than allowing a sense of ’being’. 
‘Baloo’ has the power, more instantly than anything I have experienced, to bring me back to the present moment, to rise above my in-ate feelings and reactions and to ground myself in the here, and the now. 

He literally is a driving meditation, where I am fully aware, fully present, and fully relaxed as I drive.

Everyone has the right to find their special place and to express who they are! If you feel that a deep desire of yours does not fit in with the norm; as long as you are being kind to yourself and others, there is no reason on Earth why you shouldn’t enjoy every second. It is the most beautiful feeling.

Remember to wave!

The next time you see Baloo, please offer him some space, take a moment to connect to the moment. Who knows what you will find there!

With lots of love, Carrie-Anne. xx

Brand New Daytime Weekly Yoga Class - Fridays


Hello Yogis.

I am excited to announce I will shortly be running a new weekly yoga class on Friday Mornings at Wootton Community Centre.

Details are listed below. 

Commencing on Friday 2nd November 2018.

Wootton Community Centre
Curtlee Hill

£8 drop in or £28 for 4 weeks. (Please do contact me for 4 week booking option)

Booking is essential so I can ensure numbers.

I can be contacted on 07984191016 or via my online booking form.

With warmest wishes. Carrie-Anne xx

WORKSHOP - Combating Insomnia


Insomnia is such a common problem. Most of us will go through spells of it at some time or another. 

For some people it is a chronic state that seems to have taken control of their life and in some cases, has ruined their day to day happiness.

In this workshop, I will explore with you some of the common causes of insomnia.

Many daily stressors contribute to the inability to let go of the day and to rest properly.

I will share with you simple ways you can begin to prevent falling into the insomnia cycle. You will learn restful tools, allowing you to manage a night when you find that you just can't sleep. 

A technique known as Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that will carry you through even the most difficult night. 

One hour of Yoga Nidra deep relaxation is the equivalent of 4 hours sleep; in terms of rest for the body and mind!

Yoga Nidra encourages the body to sleep and allows the mind to rest within a state of gentle awareness. I will lead you through a short Yoga

Nidra session during the workshop to help you to let go of the physical and mental tension that may be keeping you awake each night. You can then practice this technique at home.

This workshop will introduce you to some gentle yoga poses; known to relax the body and mind, so you can get back into bed and fall sleep.

You cannot force yourself to fall asleep, you have to allow yourself to fall asleep! - This workshop will help you to do just that!

Tea and biscuits will be served during the morning.

You will need to bring with you the following items:

2 pillows, 2 LARGE Towels and 2 Blankets, and a Yoga Mat. Should you need me to lend you a mat, please let me know and I will ensure I have one for you. -These items will be used as props, you won't be getting wet! 

I anticipate this workshop will fill up quickly so do let me know if you wish to book your place.


Hardingstone Village Hall




Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm - Please arrive promptly for a relaxed start.

Saturday 8th September 2018

The cost of the workshop is £40.

I was recently interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton


Hello Yogis.

I received a phone call last Monday from BBC Radio Northampton, to enquire whether I would be happy to discuss some of the benefits of yoga and to open up a little to what the practice of yoga actually means.

Going out live on air is quite nerve wracking, especially when all you know is you are going to be in a 3 way conversation about how yoga can benefit those who are unable to or would prefer not to go out and about to exercise, or those who find physical activity unpleasant or painful.

I am pleased to share with you this short interview.

It prompted me to ask you the question, what has your yoga practice brought to you?

I find Yoga fills my life with purpose, strength, health, vitality and it gives me the opportunity to choose my actions, and intentions day to day, minute by minute. 

Please do get in touch if you wish to share your story, you can comment on the blog below.

If you would like to listen to the interview, it is about 1.23 minutes into the show, from this link!

With love, Carrie-Anne. xx

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