Timetable update for the Easter hols

Hello all

Just a summary of holiday dates and first dates back.  And remember if you want some inspiration I have yoga stick drawings on my facebook page here.

and here are your class dates:

  • Mondays – 7.30 – 8.45pm St Elisabeth’s Church, Bedford Street, Reddish, Stockport  Easter hols 14th & 21st April. Back on 28th April 2014
  • Wednesdays – 5.30 – 7 pm Manchester City Centre, St James’s Building, Intermediate yoga. Easter hol dates are 16th and 23rd April. Back on 30th April 2014
  • Thursdays – 7.30 – 9pm – St Clements Church, Upper Hall, 6 Edge Lane, Chorlton. Easter hols 17th &24th April. Back on 1st May
  • Fridays – 9.30 – 10.45 am Bramhall Village Club, hols are 19th and 26th April. Back on 2nd May
  • Fridays 11am – 12 noon, SLOWER PACED yoga at Bramhall Village Club as above. Easter hol dates 19th and 26th April. Back on 2nd May

Have a great Easter break and see you week commencing the 28th April!

New class timetable summary


I thought I would give you an ‘at a glance’ guide to the classes for the start of the Spring term, hopefully I have a class suitable for you, but if not get in touch anyway, I’ll put you in touch with another local teacher who may have a more suitably timed class in the area for you.

Monday, 7:30-8.45pm classes are running now,  – St Elisabeths Church, North Reddish, New price of £5 drop in every week finishing 7th April for Easter resuming 28th April

Wednesday, 5:30 – 7pm, Manchester City Centre, St James’s Building, every week just £5  finishing on 9th April for Easter returning 30th April.

Thursday, 7:30 – 9pm, classes running now, St Clements Church, Chorlton, £6 or £35 for 7 weeks of classes from 27th Feb- 10th April. Resuming after Easter on 1st May.

Friday, 9.30-10.45am Bramhall Village Club, yoga for everyone, £7 drop in or £35 for 6 classes starting 7th March.  Finishing 11th April for Easter and resuming 2nd April.

Friday, 11am -12noon Bramhall Village Club, slower paced yoga for anyone wanting to practice more slowly and practising more restorative yoga, maybe after illness or a period of low energy.  £7 drop in or £35 for 6 classes starting 7th March.  Finishing 11th April for Easter and resuming 2nd May.

Full details of location and pricing are listed on the classes page of my website, short cut to it here.www.yoga-in-manchester.co.uk

see you on the mat soon!


Rope Workshop photos- Yoga Kurunta (puppet yoga)

Puppet yoga or Yoga Kurunta can be great fun and give you a real insight into how yoga postures can feel, which will revolutionise your practice.  Yoga ropes are fantastic for helping with any areas of stiffness too.

The workshop I held on 20th July was completed with some great comments, people felt great, improved their confidence and got rid of some long standing aches and pains, with one of my students Malcolm leaving the workshop saying ‘right, where do I get ropes!’

So I thought I would share the photos with you…..

The workshop was held at the Manchester and District Institute of Iyengar yoga as they have a rope wall as you can see from the photos, http://www.mdiiy.org.uk/

 my youngest yoga student looks really happy panoramic rope dog down rope sirsasana

 The  photos below are from a previous workshop I held to assist the the great and wonderful Senior teacher Marion Kilburn



Yoga in Manchester Gift Vouchers

Looking for an unusual gift or a bit of inspiration for a present for a friend or loved one then why not buy them a course of classes with my useful gift vouchers.

The gift vouchers can be bought for 3 or 6 discounted classes for either my Monday Reddish class, Monday Bramhall classes, Wednesday Manchester City Centre or Thursday Chorlton class, you can view the times here, (and you never know I might add more classes throughout the year).   The vouchers can be used any time throughout the year to suit the person receiving them, the classes don’t have to be taken consecutively and can be mixed between available classes.

Vouchers are valid for 1 year from purchase.  However, I am really ‘flexible’ about how you use the voucher, (excuse the pun), I just want you or the person who receives the voucher to get the most out of it, so don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries.

You can buy a voucher by contacting me, email, text, call or tweet and I will post to you with a timetable of classes whilst you either send a cheque or electronically transfer the £15 or £30 (3 or 6 classes).  Along with the timetable I will send you a hand made card with an inspirational yoga drawing and quote to help encourage the recipient to jump on their mat.  I can send the pack to you or the recipient directly.  Last postal date is 20th December, unless you are local and I will deliver until 23rd Dec.

Yoga for lower back pain

Those who practice Iyengar yoga will always be ready to promote the many benefits of the method, however a study has now been published confirming the benefits for those with chronic lower back pain.  This is particularly exciting for me as I am chance to assist a teacher involved in these trials and assist those in his class.

Between 60-80% of the population suffer from some lower back pain at some point in their lives, such a huge number, so it’s great that the benefits of Iyengar yoga are officially recognised in this study.

You can read the study here

Want to join a class, click on the classes page, or use the Iyengar Yoga Association of the UK website, www.iyengaryoga.org.uk to find an insured teacher in your area.