Namaste yogis and yoginis

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course – closing date for applications is Friday 22nd September 2017.

The Foundation Course 1 is run nationally (in England, Scotland and Wales) and is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their personal practice of yoga and widen their experience. It provides a comprehensive grounding in basic practical techniques taught in the context of the philosophy that underpins Yoga. It is an ideal preparation for those who may wish to train as yoga teachers in the future* but equally suitable for yoga students who do not wish to teach.

British Wheel of Yoga Foundation Course 1 Certificate of Attendance.

1. Minimum of two years’ class attendance with a suitably qualified and experienced yoga teacher from whom you will need a reference before starting the course

2. Students must join the British Wheel of Yoga if not already a member.

The course is 60 hours over a 10 month period taking place each first Saturday of each month.

The core syllabus is 45 hours and includes preparation for practise, asana (postures), mudra (Sealing gestures), basic breathing, kriya (cleansing practice), pranayama (Breath control), concentration techniques, relaxation techniques, chanting, talks and discussions on the context and meaning of Yoga. There is a further 15 hours – total 60 – in which further discussion, talks, and practices will be explored. Students are required to practise regularly throughout the course and are encouraged to reflect upon and make notes on their practice in journal form. Other than this there is no home written work and the course is not formally assessed. A minimum of 80% attendance is required over the length of the course in order to gain your FC 1 Certificate

email: for an application form.

Yoga Retreat Day at Number 15

Only 2 places available now at the limit is 18!

The day costs £36 with a delicious home-made vegetarian lunch and dessert for £12.50. The owner, Hilary, always makes delicious food and caters for all dietary needs.

The yoga day includes gentle yoga, mindfulness practices, mantra the vedic breathing practice, heart meditation and Yoga Nidra practices that will leave you feeling refreshed, relaxed and revitalized!

A non refundable deposit of £18 is required to secure your place. Places are limited to 18 people so please book early

Italian Job 5

I am running another Italian yoga holiday in Puglia at Masseria Della Zingara – let me know if you are interested asap as places do go fast and last year was amazing as the Masseria is beautiful as is the food! 15 places have already gone so book soon to avoid disappointment! The holiday this year is 22nd to 29th June so there will be yoga by the pool and on the beach!

Yoga classes

Classes at Greasby Centre :

Mondays 11.15a.m

Tuesday 7.15p.m. – 8.15p.m.

All classes are £6

I also teach yoga at Total Fitness in Prenton Tues a.m., Wed p.m., Thurs a.m., and Sunday a.m. – these classes are gym members only.

When Autumn leaves pass by my window.

Autumn is in the air and after such a hot and sunny summer the dark nights and fresh breezes are a stark change! Technically, autumn does not begin until 23rd September but as folk return to work and children return to school it feels already that summer is behind us and the new season has made its mark! I found this poem which is about how children can be mindful and it made me think that perhaps us so called “grown ups’ could perhaps take a leaf – pun intended – from their books!

Mindful at Seven by Taylor Winchell

A mindful seven-year-old
(which is all seven-year-olds)
does not sit still and focus
on her breath; she instead

roams outside and follows
a trail of ants to nowhere,

climbs a hill of grass only to
roll her way back down,

or rakes a pile of leaves just to
fall forward and let the world

swallow her whole

Mindfulness is about being present with whatever is the object of our perception of connecting deeply and being fully immersed in the moment and in yoga also developing a sense of ekagrata (one pointedness) is not easy to achieve as we are bombarded by so much sensory stimulation in this day and age! So, if the changing season or the busyness of life become overwhelming, take a moment and go roaming in search of ants and grassy hills and piles of leaves and let them swallow you whole even if just for a short time!

Happy Tree and leaves dropping watching! Happy Nature watching! Happy Being!


Sue xx

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.