This is the first summer update that I have written but as it has been a special and rewarding time I thought I would share my news.
I set off for Yoga Plus, Crete and 9 weeks of practice has paid off in my own personal development and understanding – thank you Radha and Pierre. The bigger picture is I have returned with learning and goodies to challenge, support and motivate our growth and progress. I feel stimulated and excited about the sharing and exchange that happens in classes and workshops.
A lovely number of Scottish practitioners once again brought a joyous unifying energy that enlivened the atmosphere on and off the mat! The food this year was not the best but everything else – long savasanas, the friendships, the bay, siestas and more wielded their magic.
I am being gently persuaded to run an Intensive next year, tentatively pencilled in for February. This is an excuse for a get together of local, national and international friends who need a reason to come to Scotland…watch this space.
The consequence of being away all summer is that last minute changes to the schedule have been made due to classes and commitments elsewhere being confirmed. Thank you for your consideration as the new programme settles in.
The new Friday morning self – practice had a small and satisfying number attend and I am so pleased that one practitioner used the time to do her own practice using the quiet, concentrated, warmth of the space. There is no pressure to do Ashtanga or even Yoga, just a sympathetic thoughtful sharing of the physical space with respect, attention and rigour.
Please let me know if you are interested in a place for Kia Naddermier’s Ashtanga and Pranayama Intensive 11 – 13 November. 6 classes £180 – Early bird booking closes Friday 30 September. This is a hugely beneficial workshop from a teacher who will be held up as one of the greats. Places will go quickly so don’t delay in checking your diary.
Later this month I will be in Oslo to study with Kia, Pranayama & Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series Intensive – can’t wait.
Sunday 18 September the theme is: What role does discomfort, pain and injury have within the practice of Ashtanga Yoga?
As a result of many illuminating conversations and exchanges I intend to put on the website a thought of the month…well I can try!
Looking forward to welcoming new and regular practitioners.