Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Drawing Breath at Bollington Arts Centre

Very excited to be bringing this experiential workshop, blending yoga asana, breath awareness, meditation and mark-making to Bollington Arts Centre on Saturday 9th of June  2018 1.30 – 4pm.

cost £20 (including all materials and equipment)

This workshop is for doodlers, movers, breathers and the curious. No previous experience of yoga or mark-making necessary. All equipment will be provided.
The Drawing Breath workshop blends yoga asana and breath awareness with an exploration of drawing or rather mark making in a meditative, less directed, more doodley way.
Why say mark making rather than drawing
Most people (adults) will tell you they can’t draw even some artists will confess to this. It is of course rubbish, but they won’t believe you. So we call it mark making and every one can do this. We don’t begin with the idea that we are going to draw a particular this or that. We begin with the mark, how does it feel? What is the sensation of the pencil moving on the paper, does the hand and the arm sweep or jerk. Is the paper rough or smooth, how does the mark make you feel? What can you express with your marks?

What to expect
The workshop will be similar to a regular yoga class in many ways, after an initial introduction and settling in, the session will begin with simple breath awareness, with and without pencil. We will warm up the body with limbering postures and movements and in the same regard limber our mark making. Then progress to exploring standing and seated postures in movement and mark. Having some fun exploring our feelings and how it feels to make different postures in mark and movement. The session will end with meditation, a relaxing doodle and savasana (complete relaxation).

For those not used to drawing or doodling, don’t worry you will not be left with a blank piece of paper and not know ‘what to draw’ you will be guided just as you will be guided through the yoga asana. Within this there will of course be opportunity to express your individual self, in posture and in mark.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Friday Afternoon Yoga: Good Friday Special with Yoga Nidra

 Bollington Civic Hall
1.45 - 3.15pm, doors open at 1.30pm
To take full advantage of the long bank holiday weekend Good Friday’s Afternoon Yoga will be extended to a full 90 minutes.
Looking forward to spring we will take a mellow, balancing and refreshing asana practice followed by a 20 minute Yoga Nidra.
Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep as it is sometimes referred to is a deeply restful guided meditation technique practiced while laying comfortably in Savasana.

I strongly recommend you bring a blanket or two so you can make yourself super comfortable for this practice.
There is no extra charge for this extended class usual cost applies £6.50 for a drop in.

Bookings can be made in advance to Yoga with Deborah,
telephone or text on 07772967746 or email
Suitable for all including beginners and all equipment will be provided.

Friday, 29 December 2017

Yoga at Bollington Arts Centre

New Hatha Yoga Classes at Bollington Arts Centre.

Starting Thursday 18th January, 8pm – 9.30 pm.

Free Taster Class on 18th January, places are limited so booking is essential.

Then £7 per class drop in price or guarantee your space and book a block of six classes for £36.

Bookings can be made in advance to Yoga with Deborah,
telephone or text on 07772967746 or email

Classes will be suitable for all including beginners and all equipment will be provided.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

January - March dates for 2018 and new block booking.

1.45pm - 3pm (doors open at 1.30pm)

I now have the new dates from January 2018 until Easter which are 12th January – 30 March (inclusive)
I am going to be offering more saving and convenience for regular attendees in the new year by offering these classes in blocks, the first of which are :-
12th January – 16th February -  six weeks for £30 (£5 per class)
23rd February – 30th March - five weeks for £25 (£5 per class)
NB/ no class on the 9th of March as the hall is being used for the Horticulture Show.
Payment for these blocks will be in advance by bank transfer or at the first class in the block by cash or cheque.

If you are interested in booking a block of classes for the new year please mail me back or call/text me on 07772 967746 and I will make you a provisional booking.
I will still be accepting any 5 class passes you hold and will continue to issues them for the time being. (£30 for a 5 class pass.) but the class block system will eventually replace these.
NB If you still have one or two classes left on your 5 class pass come December 15th but would like to take the block booking I will give you £6 off the price for every class you have left on your pass.
I will still be offering a class drop in at £6.50 per class.