We find ourselves in yet another cycle of lockdown and change!
As human beings we are not cut out for long term uncertainty, yet in reality, that is the very nature of being alive. Us humans, like to feel that we have some level of control, at least to some extent, over the choices we make and over the direction our life is taking.
It is important to remember that although you may be feeling powerless, scared, resentful or angry, there are however a few things in life that you can be certain of, and...Read more
As I know that there are lots of changes taking place, and that it may not be easy for you to get to a scheduled class, I am looking into the prospect of launching the Yoga - Anytime membership area to the Yoga Freedom website.
The membership will be payable via Direct Debit through a process called 'Go Cardless' and it is something I have used for many years so I know it is reliable and safe.
This will take me a few weeks to put together but if you feel that this is something you would like to look at, then please do let me know.
I will be setting up a number of membership options, raging from Live Class, pay as you go, as is currently the case through to block book, direct debit of live classes, or Yoga - Anytime membership only section. I will also include an all-inclusive membership that includes access to all live classes and the Yoga- Anytime library. As always, everyone who attends any of my classes is welcome along to the monthly relaxation events for FREE but the membership options will offer free or reduced access to workshops etc!
I am currently sourcing the relevant hardware to record the classes on. They will not be my live classes as they stay solely for those who attend live. The Yoga - Anytime library will be recorded specifically for that purpose.
Your furry friends are more than welcome to join in!
Thank you for taking the time to connect with me in this way!
In order to keep my brain and body active over the last 6 months, I have undertaken some wonderful courses with my teacher in India. I am currently studying the Bhagavad Gita, which is one of Yoga’s great philosophical texts.
This, for me has helped me to stay focussed when I feel the world around is crazy, It has also enabled me to maintain a sense of purpose, with regard to my practice goals and has helped me to maintain a vision of the future; something which I for one, am struggling to picture with confidence!
The seesaw affect that this pandemic is having on my emotions is a challenge and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way!
Planning for a fulfilling future with you!
Recent months, for me, have highlighted the level of attachment we all have to the way we perceive life ‘should’ be. I am desperate to get back to a level of normality that is familiar.
Before I share with you some wonderful Yoga tips and practices, and in reflection of the constant changes that continue to unfold around us, I need your patience for a short while longer!
Following from the recent feedback I have received and although I really want to get back to seeing you all in person, I have decided to hold fire on this for the time being and for a number of reasons.
Infection numbers in Northampton - These are very confusing and apparently alarming?? With some reports saying we are heading for a lockdown and others saying that numbers are slowing. This is causing a lot of uncertainty and worry. Where some people are feeling quite care free and others are extremely concerned.
When I am looking to plan the next move, business wise, this is most unhelpful. So I am opting for the short term, to keep you all safe! A constant review of the situation is always at the forefront of my decision making, and I will make changes as the situation unfolds.
Your feedback and expectations - Will you want to join me in a hall environment over the coming months? The feedback I gained from the recent survey I did suggested most of you preferred to stay online for now.
The reality of space verses social distancing rules - There has to be enough space available, and willing bodies to make hiring the hall every week for an hour, a viable option. In order to ensure your safety, we need to be 2 meters apart, mat from mat. The halls I teach at usually hold 14 people with ease but that would need to be drastically reduced, to gain the required floor space for social distancing.
Ventilation issues - I will have to have windows and doors open in the halls to accommodate the required level of ventilation in order to safely hold classes inside. This may become uncomfortable for all as the weather changes.
Making the space safe - I will have to measure and mark out the floor areas before each class as I only teach in each venue once or twice a week so it is being used by others in that time.
In addition, I will be cleaning the floors and surfaces before and after each class, to ensure you are safe and in accordance with guidelines.
Weather changes and illness -As the winter approaches and more coughs and colds emerge, will I find myself limited in attendees, due to people having to stay away.
Government guidelines are listed here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wo...
I hope you can see the challenges I am facing with getting back to halls at this time and I do hope you can stay with me online for a little longer. I will review these changes on a monthly basis and will get back to see you soon.
If you have not yet tried an online class, please do try a free Saturday morning class on me to see how it goes, or I am also offering half price 121 classes of £7.50 per 30 minutes for the month of september and subject to availability. Please do get in touch if any of these options are of interest to you.
Because I value the time you spend practicing with me each week, and because I am passionate about continuing to provide a service that is meeting your needs. I have enlisted the help of short Survey Monkey online survey, to help me to understand the areas I can improve on and those that you are happy with. If you could take a moment to complete it, that would be wonderful!. It takes 2 minutes to complete and is very simple and easy.
I promised you some yoga tips and practices…
Feedback from the online classes...
"Great class thank you – vision and voice excellent – was using a lap top – like being in the same room with you!"
Please note: Each class is subject to internet connection. I will contact you on receipt of your PayPal payment to book your required date. Please allow 1 hour prior to the start of the class to allow me to send to you a link and password for your class. Classes are non-refundable if client is late or does not show. If I cancel for any reason, client will receive a full refund. Yoga Freedom can take no responsibility for loss or injury to the client, during online classes.
Please seek medical advice if you are unsure of your fitness to practice Yoga and are booking a yoga class. You may be required to complete a short health declaration via email before the class. Click here to view and complete the form. I will not use your data for any other purpose!
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Yoga Freedom offers regular monthly and bi-monthly Yoga and relaxation events in Kingsthorpe. The wonderful community of Yoga Freedom students also come together annually, to celebrate the autumn and spring equinox and the summer and winter solstice. Christmas is a time for getting together and relaxing too, so why not look out for the Winter’s Deep Chill event.
If you wish to explore a more educational aspect of yoga, from deepening your practice and understanding of the postures, to understanding how you can use yoga to assist your sleep, Yoga Freedom runs regular workshops to support you on your journey. As you deepen your understanding of Yoga you will improve your life through connecting on a deeper level both on and off your Yoga mat.
Yoga Freedom runs a choice of daytime and evening weekly classes, that are suitable for all levels of ability. Through experienced and sympathetic guidance, you will find the best of your self. The classes are fun and friendly. With over 11 years of teaching experience behind me, I have a wealth of experience to call upon, to ensure that your personal journey with yoga will be both enjoyable and fulfilling.
Yoga Freedom offers occasional 6 week mini courses to get you started on your journey to health and wellbeing. I run these courses by demand, so please do let me know of your interest and I will let you know when the next course is scheduled. These specialist courses will deepen your understanding of the benefits, physically and emotionally as you move towards better health and improved vitality.
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