March update

Preparations are now in place for the Spring Intensive. I am very excited to be hosting this first course with an exceptional teacher and practitioner Durga Devi, who will be leading Pranayama. The course is suitable for all levels so don’t miss it – 3 sessions Friday 30 March, Saturday 31 March, Sunday 1 April, take it all or mix and match!

My lovely time at The Movement Studio covering for Cathy Moran’s Mysore class has ended. My thanks to the generous Ashtangi’s who have helped me develop a deeper understanding through sharing practice.

I have had a happy and full on programme with Thornlie Primary as part of their Fairtrade Fortnight programme. I taught every class in the school and the P3 and P5/6 will be presenting an assembly. A similarly wonderful experience and packed schedule took place at Mossend Primary also in North Lanarkshire. Wonderful pupils, fabulous staff, welcoming environments – great to be part of it.

Descarga  kindly asked me to be an outside eye for a beautiful duet that they had been invited to perform at Westminster Abbey. This company works in Cuban, Latin-American and African dance styles and is based in the Trongate area of the city. I wish them every success.

I have been able to work with my fabulous colleague and friend, world class musician Jon Keliehor with the students at Reid Kerr College, they and I are very lucky.

The Sophie Hoare workshop was again an inspiration and will take a while to assimilate. I also had a happy return to The Movement Studio where I had covered for Cathy Moran and took a lovely Mysore class. At last I have made it back to Gerry Keilty class at Balance. Gerry has been my teacher over many years and I did my teacher training with him but it has taken me a year to get the time to return – what a pleasure it is. Always challenging. Always informative.

March has been a month of performances – Errol White Company’s ‘I am’ are my current top of the league, a delicious tango demonstration as part of the Aye Write Festival along with some engaging author events, the superb singing in The Rape of Lucretia, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, an unmentionable dance show in London and still to come NDT2 at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh.

And life is good too! I have a small plot in the community garden in woodlands, have been enjoying the wonderful weather, caught up with friends and family. A few days of enforced rest with my first ever bug – now I know how it feels! Violent and unpleasant, truly weirdly not real.

Am looking forward to the change of the clocks and the lighter days and hopefully warmer weather. Equally looking forward to seeing you at a class soon.