January 2017 update

The Billiard Table is GONE… all that remains currently are the slates and hopefully they too are on their way out. Andrew McGlip, Arlington manager, was as good as his word and the removal was done during the Christmas break.

Classes have been having the January surge with high attendance and good energy. Thank you to those familiar faces returning and we are welcoming some new ones.

I appreciate the word of mouth and positive feedback that practitioners are putting out there, creating a lovely community within the Arlington classes.

There are spaces in all classes but morning Breathing Bones class numbers could do with a boost so please spread the word.

The counted vinyasa Tuesday evening class is well attended and continues to provide a focus for the learning of the beautiful sequence that is the Ashtanga Primary Series. It is suitable for all levels except absolute beginners. Feel free to try it.

The Introduction to Yoga course on Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 February has a few places, so book your place if you have been considering it.

The course will provide clarity about the fundamental elements of the Primary Series developing clarity in the standing postures and finishing sequences. Worth considering if you would like to improve your understanding of these challenging and constantly rewarding asanas.

I am enjoying seeing many of you 3 or more times a week. As I would like it to continue I am fine tuning the prices and offering an unlimited monthly pass in order to make the programme affordable.



£11 full price

£9 concession


no time limit

£75 full price

£65 concession


£88 full price

£75 concession


£30 + lunch

£25 + lunch concession

JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Equus Projects, is known for her adventurous site-specific performances, often bringing dancers and horses into shared landscapes.

Film screening, Håstdans på Holdall

19.00 Saturday 4 February

CCA, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow


Screening of JoAnna’s film, Håstdans på Holdall  created in a Swedish forest with a cast of American dancers, Swedish horses and a talented cast of young Swedish adults with autism.


Physical Listening Workshop with JoAnna Mendl Shaw

11.00 – 14.00 Sunday 5 February

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock


JoAna Mendl Shaw translates the language of natural horsemanship training into a movement practice that focuses on Physical Listening and applies her interspecies lens to the creation works for proscenium, rural environments and museums.

An internationally recognised dance educator, Shaw has taught at Juilliard, in the  Fordham / Ailey BFA program at Marymount Manhattan, Tisch/NYU, Princeton and Mount Holyoke and internationally in Switzerland, Scotland, Sweden, Wales, Hungary, Korea and Japan. She is a Certified Movement Analyst.

In partnership with The Work Room and The Beacon Arts Centre


The long awaited Yoga and Breathing Bones Retreat is confirmed for 17 -19 March at Lerigoligan, Ardfern. Please check for further details. Numbers are limited so please register interest early to avoid disappointment.


Yoga Plus Crete has again offered a 15% discount for my practitioners.

There will be more information soon.


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Thought of the month: 

Your body changes your mind

Your mind changes your behaviour

Your behaviour changes your outcomes

Amy Cuddy

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