I hope you’re doing OK. For some, right now may feel like a bit of a struggle. There’s not much sunlight around and perhaps your Christmas plans won’t be quite what you hoped for this year.
But we’ve come a long way and brighter times are in sight. We’ve adapted, we’ve had to deal with change, which probably felt a bit uncomfortable at the time, but as a result maybe we’ve all grown a little…
During this unusual year I’m finding it essential to make time for the things that ground me and also give me a lift…getting into the great outdoors, connecting with others, nurturing seeds of ideas for the future and of course yoga!
Usually I take a break from teaching over Christmas, but this year I’ve had a few requests to run some extra Zoom classes to keep us all moving and connected. 😊
If you’d like to join me, here’s the schedule:
Last class at The Space: Tuesday, 22nd December
Last class at Tree of Life: Wednesday, 23rd December – you can also join this class on Zoom
Christmas Zoom class: Wednesday, 30th December
The normal schedule resumes on Tuesday, 5th January.
To book please visit: joshawyoga.com/classes
January yoga afternoon – Saturday, 9th January
In the New Year I’ll be running a yoga afternoon on Saturday, 9th January, 2pm to 5pm at Beeding and Bramber Village Hall. It’s a lovely hall with plenty of space (social distancing will be a breeze!), plenty of parking and only a 15 minute drive from Hove.
During the afternoon we’ll be exploring how our practice – asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), mantra (sound) and yoga nidra (yoga sleep) – can be a source of vitality for the whole body. There are many unseen benefits – for our nervous system, respiratory system and digestive system to name a few. The health of our internal systems underpins our sense of vitality. As you’ll know if you’ve been coming to my classes, yoga is not just about stretching!
Each time we come to the mat we notice where we’re at – physically, energetically, emotionally and mentally – and this is our starting point. As we begin to tune in, we can notice that yoga brings about a shift in these states. We become aware that we have the tools to change our experience of the present moment.
If you’d like to join me, you can book via my website. Gift vouchers are also (please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
A Yoga Nidra for a winter’s evening
If you’re interested in finding out more about Yoga Nidra, or trying it yourself at home, I’ve uploaded a new recording to my website. I hope you enjoy it.
I hope you all have a restful Christmas break,
Stay well and warm and I hope to see you soon,