February 2013 Update

The Winter Intensive was a lovely way to begin the year. I am looking forward to the Spring Intensive 15 – 17 March with guest teacher David Dodd. David is a coach and yoga teacher with a passion for making yoga philosophy real, so that we can use it on and off our mats.

It is hard to believe that it is only a year ago that the first Intensive with Durga Devi was programmed. Durga will be returning 3 – 5 May to offer Meditation alongside the Yoga and Breathing Bones. Please note the change of dates.

The new class on Wednesday morning is fantastic and there is currently a request for another early morning class! Please do drop in and experience the magical flow and sequencing of one and quarter hours of Ashtanga Vinyasa.

The tour of Tam o’Shanter has finished – my thanks to Suki McGregor, the artistic director of Hopscotch and the performers Reighan Reilly and Robert Howatt.

Onward and upward with Ankur’s production of the Knight and the Crescent Hare for family audiences which opens at the Burrell Museum on Thursday 7 March. It has been a joy to work with the artistic director Shabina Aslam and 3 performers on the movement and choreography including some exciting fight scenes with heavy swords!

Life is truly wonderful. Spring is imminent and the weather beautiful. Somehow this has set off a creative spurt and I am enjoying making work with all year groups at Reid Kerr College. The last few weeks has seen them dancing out of their skins – a delight to work with them.

I took the plunge and went to the Bikram studio on Byres Road, a lovely space and vast programme of classes. I have to mention the mega heat but in the three weeks I never witnessed anyone leave because of it – how we embrace a challenge! It was informative to juxtapose one form with another and to realise the intrinsic qualities that attracts me to the Ashtanga practice.

I know I said I would not mention my bathroom again but I have to tell you how wonderful it is to have it fully functional and a sunny yellow – hurrah!