Welcome to February’s Newsletter. It’s a little bit later than I intended, but it’s been a really busy couple of weeks, as there are lots of exciting and new things coming up this month…
Dates for your Diary
Tuesday’s during Term Time:
Before school yoga club at Wilberlee Primary School (closed group) – Sessions continue up til half-term, and then will resume on 28th Feb.
Wednesday’s during Term Time:
YogaTots preschool class suitable for children from about 18mth/2 years old. The class includes yoga postures and movements to music, games and an introduction to mindful breathing and relaxation. The class runs from 9:45 til 10:45, at Active Bodies in Milnsbridge, and costs just £4 per child (£2 for additional children in the group) and includes a snack and drink for the children afterwards. And if you are planning to come regularly you can get your 6th class free with our loyalty card.
No class on 22nd as it’s half term.
Sunday 5h February:
Kids yoga class for HDSSG (closed group)
Wednesday 8th & 15th February:
New yoga class for 8-11 year old, at the lovely Om Is Where The Heart Is yoga studio in Slaithwaite. Class runs 4:30-5:15. Sessions on 8th and 15th are drop in sessions (£6 per session), so you can come along and give it a try without any commitment. Classes can then be booked by the half term block (£35 per half term) – see events page for booking.
Sunday 12th February:
I am launching a new family mindfulness workshop, running 9:30-11:30. This will be aimed at school aged children (5yrs +) and their parents/carers. I have lots of fun ideas for introducing mindfulness to kids, and the plan is to run the workshops alternate months.
The session on 12th Feb is now fully booked, but the next workshop will be on Sunday 2nd April.
Saturday 18th February:
Kids yoga at Colne Valley Garden Centre 1:30-3:30pm, as part of the weekly DanzStarz class. This is a free class suitable for children aged approx 3+, and you can drop in and stay as long as you want. The class will include yoga postures and movements to music, games, a story, craft activity, plus an introduction to breathing and relaxation.
Save the date:
The next adult mindfulness session,, aimed at parents, will be on 19th March.
Some interesting recent stories from the world of yoga and mindfulness…
This is a personal one. This month I am raising money for the World Peace Flame Foundation, by aiming to complete 108 sun salutations during February. If you would like to support me, then please visit my Just Giving page.
Practical Tip: 3 tips for stepping out of autopilot
Our minds are forever wandering off along well trodden paths of thought. This article from Mindful Magazine offers three tips for helping you to step out of autopilot.
If you are interested in a free taster session of either children’s yoga or adult mindfulness, for your community group or business, then please get in touch as I have some availability.