Yoga for absolute beginners – new course

img_9407_edited-1.jpgThe absolute beginners yoga course will introduce you safely to the basics of yoga – without the pressure of learning alongside people who have been practising for years!

Book online here.

You have probably heard of the many benefits of yoga – improving flexibility, learning to relax, building strength and feeling better in our bodies and ourselves.  But some of us are put off from joining a class alongside lycra-clad beauties performing amazing physical feats.

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Share & Renewal Retreat for Yoga Teachers


Lucy invites you to Yoga Najac

Four-day retreat of rest and renewal especially for yoga teachers. South-West France Thurs 13th to  Mon 17th  June 2019,  price: €200.

  • Do you sometimes feel isolated in your work as a yoga teacher?
  • Are you interested in learning from other experienced teachers – but put off by the high cost of some training intensives?
  • Do your own energy and resources need a boost?

If this sounds familiar, you are warmly invited to join Lucy Ackroyd in her beautiful home in south-west France for a four-day sharing retreat, especially devised to meet the needs of yoga teachers.

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Midwinter pause: two yoga workshops to restore and renew

IMAG1601HoIMAG0462w would you like to take a mid-winter pause between the frantic activity of Christmas and New Year? A whole afternoon of deep relaxation and rest for your body and mind combining the healing power of Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

In these two IMAG0283special mid-winter workshops, experienced yoga teacher Chris Holt will guide you through a series of supported poses and guided relaxation to help you recover from the exertions of the Christmas season, overcome fatigue and renew your sense of wellbeing.

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Hooked by Tamsin’s South London story

Tamsin Growney headshot, July 2017Brixton author Tamsin Grey first thought of becoming a writer when she was just seven, but buried the idea in her 20s and 30s considering it, ‘deeply embarrassing and big-headed’ to think she might be able to write something other people would want to read.

It was only in her 40s, with an established civil service career as a speech-writer, that she took the risk of going for it. And it was possibly yoga that gave her the courage to try. (For a while she taught a regular yoga class at Brockwell Lido.) “The yoga philosophy of dharma – or life’s purpose – set me on the journey of writing my first book,” says Tamsin. “I became obsessed with the fact I needed to do it before I died or I would regret it on my deathbed.”

That book – She’s Not There – was published to critical aclaim by Harper Collins in April.  Ian McEwan describes it as ‘a debut with a sure touch’; Lisa Jewell calls it “mesmerisingly good’.

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Midsummer Reflection: turning points

Dorset 2015Sharing again this reflection – or meditation – which was conceived on 20 June, Midsummer’s Eve 2015, with 19 of my yoga friends forming a sunny circle in a grassy Dorset meadow.

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Hands-on Yoga: combining the Alexander Technique with Gentle Hatha

Gentle hands-on touchPut together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga and you get Hands-on Yoga. Let me explain…

How many yoga practitioners regularly experience pain? Go on, admit it; even those of us who teach or practise a “gentle” style of yoga sometimes find that particular postures don’t agree with our lower backs, for example. Or as we get older our knees give us more-than-occasional twinges.

And how many of us get stuck with our practice? We find ourselves repeating the same routines without the freshness of the “beginner’s eyes” we once had?

Yoga in FranceI found a new perspective on both these problems when I was introduced to the Alexander Technique by one of my students.

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Yoga resolution workshop, Sat 6 Jan or Sun 7 Jan

finished_sun_rays1Want to make yoga or meditation a more central part of your life? Give mind, body and soul a boost with a workshop to help you develop and sustain your own regular yoga or meditation practice.

What they said last time:

“Just wanted to say thank you for a wonderfully inspiring time. Notes and moments are with me each day since, and I’m so grateful to have been able to join in. ” Jo Pardue
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