What a difference a week makes. The last time I messaged you feels like an actual life time ago.
I must confess to having spent a large part of this week reeling from the pace and the content of the news. Whilst I recognise the opportunities inherent in being forced to change, I also feel acutely aware of the enormity of what we are all being asked to do & the challenges every single person - young and old- now faces.
The rest of the week, I have been working out how I can stay in touch. I feel it is essential that we all find ways of staying connected. As humans we are nothing if not innovative and already I am marvelling at the fortitude, resilience and innovation of many. But we are also fundamentally social beings, even the more introverted amongst us, and isolation- whilst having its inevitable silver linings- will also take its toll if we aren't pro-active.
With that in mind, I am offering a timetable of yoga classes online, starting from this Monday. It would be amazing to have as many of you as possible signing up & in a virtual room together. I have used my reluctant teenagers as guinea pigs to get to grips with the technology, and I must confess to being surprised at the atmosphere that can still be created over the ether.
Next weeks timetable is below.
To book a class, email me and I will then take you through the steps to get online. Classes will be £10 a session, payable in advance or £80 for a pack of 10 classes. Those of you who are still in credit this term, you can of course do as many classes as you'd paid for, before paying anything more. If you are struggling financially then give what you can, and all classes are free to NHS workers.
ONLINE CLASS TIMETABLE Week Beginning Monday 24th March
MON 9.30am-10.30am HATHA FLOW Book Here
WED 8am-9am 'RISE AND SHINE' YOGA FLOW Book Here
THURS 9.30am-10.30am HATHA FLOW Book Here
I am timetabling this for now but I am also really open to suggestions ( An even earlier class one day? A lunch time classes for those who are 'working from home').
Let's start like this and see how we get on......but do email me with your thoughts.
As so many of you have very kindly said over the years that you have loved my newsletters, I decided that it was the time to resurrect my long lost blog. Expect more regular postings on all manner of musings on life in isolation, tips on how we might cope, lessons drawn from the teachings of Western philosophers and Eastern sages – anything that I feel might be useful in finding a sense of calm within all this quite unimaginable and unexpected chaos.
SPREADING THE WORD......
Finally, I have always loved the fact that my work is very community based, and that I have a small circle of wonderfully loyal and dedicated yogis. Many of you I have now known for many years and I consider genuine friends. I also love that this circle broadens whenever I run retreats. I have always been reluctant to take this any further and have chosen deliberately to be relatively quiet on social media, but it seems the right time to widen the net a little more. So if you know anybody, in any part of the country or any other country for that matter, that you think could benefit from my classes or blog, then please forward this newsletter to them & encourage them to sign up or join the online classes. It would be fascinating to see how far we could get. The one thing this experience has taught us so far is quite how interconnected we all are. It would be lovely to turn that to a positive.