Month: September 2020


Class Update Autumn 2020

Hello friends,

I hope you’re in good health and you’ve found ways to enjoy this unusual Summer.

2020 has asked us all to become more inventive and adaptable…little did we know a year ago that we’d be meeting on Zoom or in parks or gardens to practice yoga.  I’m very grateful that our yoga community has held together through the pandemic, at a time when we’ve needed our practice to ground us and keep us well.

Yoga class update

I have lots of news.  I’m pleased to say that I’ll be returning to teaching in studios in September.  My outdoor classes will continue until the end of the month (weather permitting) and my Thursday Zoom class will continue indefinitely.

Studio classes

Sadly, James and Sam Pickard will be closing The Healthy Living Company at the end of Summer.  I wish them luck for the future.

Happily, the studio on Northease Drive will be opening under new management and I will be running a class on Tuesday mornings, 9.30am to 11.00am (start date to be confirmed).

In addition, I’m very happy to say that I’ll be teaching at The Tree of Life Centre on Portland Road in Hove on Wednesday mornings, 9.30am – 11.00am and Thursday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.00pm.  The Tree of Life is a lovely venue – you can find out more at

Classes at Tree of Life will be starting on Wednesday, 9th September.

To ensure that classes are Covid compliant:

  • Class sizes will be limited to 6 students
  • Please bring along your own mat and blanket (and any other props you have)
  • I’ll bring along some additional equipment and then take it home with me again so I can clean it regularly.

How studio classes will work

Please book your space via my website (  Tree of Life classes can also be booked via the Tree of Life website

You have the option to book blocks of Tree of Life studio classes:

  • £12 drop in
  • £55 for 5 classes (£11 a class)
  • £100 for 10 classes (£10 a class)

Blocks of classes booked through the current system are for Tree of Life classes only.  However all payments come direct to me (rather than being held by the studio) and are valid for a year from the date of purchase.  I’ll update everyone on how payment for Hangleton classes will work in due course.

Anyone who is new to my classes is welcome to attend their first class for free and if you bring a friend, you and your friend receive a free class.  Please spread the word!

You can either contact me directly to claim this offer before you book a class via my website (and I will book spaces manually without payment) or I can refund payment to those claiming this offer after the class.

New Yoga Timetable from September

Monday or Tuesday in September (weather permitting)

9.30am – 10.45am: outdoor class (£8 – variable dates and venues) Book here

Tuesday (start date to be confirmed)

9.30am – 11.00am: Northease Drive, Hangleton

Wednesday (from Wednesday, 9th September) Book here

9.30am – 11.00am: Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road, Hove


10.00am – 11.15am: Zoom Class (£8) Book here

(From Thursday, 10th September)

7.30pm – 9.00pm: Tree of Life Centre, Portland Road, Hove Book here

A yoga practice gives us an opportunity to step off the hamster wheel, to release tension in the body, to find freedom in the breath.  To sink beneath the distractions of our habitual thought patterns to a quieter place.  I hope you’ll be able to join me over the coming months.


Jo x