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Last week of June, first week of July

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Hi there,

Just a reminder to those of you who come to my regular group classes that I am taking my summer break 26 June to 5th July.

Tomorrow 26th June, I will be teaching in the morning as normal at Jeni Ferguson’s Pilates Studio.

There will be no classes on at Union St next week (26th June onwards) or the following Tuesday 4th July. I will be back to teaching at Union St on Thursday 6th July.

My next pilates class at High Storrs School will be on Monday 10th July. N.B.This class will continue throughout the summer apart from the August bank holiday.

During my break, my other yoga and pilates classes at Instinctive Health, Katie Bell Pilates, Jeni Ferguson Pilates and Virgin Active will be covered so you can still book into those!

That’s it for now, looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Thanks

Leonie

Easter hols timetable

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Gray rabbit bunny baby and yellow chick

Here is my community class Easter timetable for 10 April – 23 April:

Tuesday April 11: 5.30pm Union St Yoga

Thursday April 13: 9am Union St Yoga, 5.30pm Union St Yoga

Tuesday April 18: 5.30pm Union St Yoga

Thursday April 20: 9am Union St Yoga, 5.30pm Union St Yoga

Friday April 21: 11.20am Katie Bell Physio Pilates (advance course booking only)

High Storrs Pilates classes on Monday evenings will re-commence Monday 24 April along with my classes on Monday mornings at Jeni Ferguson’s Pilates studio.

Happy Easter everyone!

New yoga class coming to Union St in the new year!

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Watch out for another After Work yoga class coming to Union St on Thursdays in January! This new Thursday class will take place in Union St’s One Space on the 1st floor, 5.30-6.30pm. Like the Tuesday class, it will be another chance to refresh the mind and body after a busy day with breath based movements ending with a short but lovely relaxation. Beginners are always welcome. Would you be interested in coming? If so, please get in touch: [email protected]

Unfortunately this means that I will be no longer teaching at the Botanical Road Scout Hut after Christmas, and my last class at the Scout Hut will be Thursday 15th December. I do hope some of you who regularly came to that class can make it to Union St or if the time is too early for you, perhaps come along to pilates at High Storrs School on Mondays or try an Instinctive Health Restorative yoga class on Wednesdays.

My community yoga and pilates classes will stop for Christmas hols with last class being the Scout Hut on 15th December. However I will continue to teach at the Jeni Ferguson Pilates Studio and Virgin Active the following week – if you come to those venues please check with the individual studios for more details of which classes will be running over the festive period.

I’m afraid there will be a slight price increase of 50p per class to £6 (concessions)/7 for my drop in classes from January and 10 class passes will cost £55/60, which works out at just £5.50(concessions)/£6 per class with a pass. Hopefully you will still feel the prices and the passes in particular offer good value for money.

I am looking forward to our yoga Christmas meal at Ban Thai on Tuesday 13th December at 7pm! And finally, I am putting together with Mindfulness teacher Jane Mitchell a soothing day of Yoga and Mindfulness which will be set for a Saturday in the new year; more details to follow soon!

Thanks for reading,

Leonie

Building work at the Scout Hut Botanical Rd

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Just a note to let you know that due to renovations taking place at the Botanical Rd scout hut, my Thursday evening yoga class has been temporarily postponed. The class will be back on Thursday 3rd November 6.45-7.45pm.

All my other yoga and pilates classes are running as usual, so hope to see you instead at Union St, High Storrs school or Instinctive Health.

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Dates for your diary

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Hi there,

I had a lovely time last weekend in the Lake District, teaching yoga with my friend Tara to a warm and friendly bunch of people! We worked on some really interesting themes during our yoga sessions and filled our plates with lots of rainbow colours with homemade vegetarian dishes such as stuffed peppers and mexican street salad! This will be our last Lakes retreat for a while as Tara is now preparing to welcome a new addition to her family – I wish her lots of love and luck! We will hopefully be back offering these wonderful yoga retreats again before long.

In the meantime, Julia and I are scheduling in another couple of one-night stays at Cranage Hall. We are provisionally looking at the weekend of August 20th 2016 and another date in March 2017. I will post up more details as soon as this is confirmed, but the broad info should be the same as the previous Cranage Hall yoga weekends, which are detailed on my Events page. Do get in touch if you are interested in joining us. [email protected]

I’m off myself on holiday soon (yay, sun!) and this means a few of my regular Sheffield classes won’t be on for a week or so. I’m away June 2-9th, however returning in the day on that Thursday, meaning I should be able to teach yoga that evening at the Scout Hut on Botanical Road, Hunter’s Bar.

So, this week all classes are on as usual. Next week, it’s Spring Bank Holiday Monday (May 30th) so no Pilates. I’ll teach Union Street next Tuesday 31st at 5.30pm and there will be teachers covering my classes on both Wednesday 1st and 8th June at Instinctive Health. No Thursday classes on (June 2nd) and there will be a cover instructor taking my pilates class at Virgin Active on 5th June. The following week, there won’t be any classes until I’m back later in the day on Thursday 9th for the evening yoga.

See you soon,

Leonie

Spring Summer Yoga and Pilates workshops in Sheffield

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Saturday May 14th – Core Yoga and Pilates Workshop

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This workshop will examine the importance of engaging and using the core muscles in yoga postures. The core muscles are essential for maintaining a healthy spine and posture. They give us inner strength, allowing us to hold arm balances and strength poses for longer, giving us a renewed sense of confidence and control. We will be using some pilates exercises to strengthen the deep abdominals (mula bandha and uddiyana bandha) and using some balancing yoga postures to help us improve our inner steadiness. The small pilates ball will also come into play! Mindfulness of breath will bring about an inner stillness, allowing this focus on our centre to reconnect body, mind and spirit. There will be a tea break mid way through this workshop and time to chat and relax in friendly surroundings. We will round off the workshop with some lovely restorative stretches.

Saturday 18th June – Yoga for the Spine – Me-time for Mums

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

Picking up toddlers, not having time to exercise as much as you want to, fatigue and changes in the body after pregnancy can all take their toll on your back. Learn how to gently release tension and reduce aches and pains in the spine. This workshop will focus on both upper back and lower back releases, exploring healthy movement for the spine. The asana workshop will be split into two parts, with a tea break inbetween, and rounded off with time to still the mind, focus on breath awareness and enjoy a wonderful relaxation.

Saturday 2nd July – Gratitude Workshop

10-1pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£30 pre-book or £32.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This yoga workshop puts the emphasis on gratitude being another way for expressing our intrinsic interconnectedness with the rest of the universe. The first part of the workshop will be a physical asana session with poses that can unleash feelings of joyfulness, creativity, love and compassion. As we move, we will contemplate the chakras, the energy points that according to yogic philosophy run along the spine. Mindfulness and meditation will pave the way for us to a creative exercise – filling and decorating our own Gratitude Jar. Tea, biscuits and smiles will fuel our inspiration. We will finish the workshop with a relaxation including time for a sankalpa, or personal affirmation to leave us feeling great.

This three hour workshop includes your own take home Gratitude Jar!

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New workshops & a new regular yoga class

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Here are some dates for your diary:

Tuesday May 3rd – After Work Yoga

5.30-6.30pm
Upstairs in the 1st Floor Space, 18-20 Union St, S1 2 JP
£6.50/£5.50 concessions

Shake off the stresses of your working day with sun salutes, teatime twists and refreshing side bends. I’ll take you through a varied sequence of totally do-able yoga postures, throwing in the odd challenge, while always making space for the tranquility of a subtle yin pose. Feel your body re-energise and those tight spots melting as you learn some simple breathing techniques to lower harmful stress hormones and restore a sense of wellbeing. We’ll finish off our yoga practice with the ultimate after work wind-down – savasana. Then you’ll be ready to head home relaxed and perfectly timed for the evening rush hour to have died down!

Saturday May 14th – Core Yoga and Pilates Workshop

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This workshop will examine the importance of engaging and using the core muscles in yoga postures. The core muscles are essential for maintaining a healthy spine and posture. They give us inner strength, allowing us to hold arm balances and strength poses for longer, giving us a renewed sense of confidence and control. We will be using some pilates exercises to strengthen the deep abdominals (mula bandha and uddiyana bandha) and using some balancing yoga postures to help us improve our inner steadiness. The small pilates ball will also come into play! Mindfulness of breath will bring about an inner stillness, allowing this focus on our centre to reconnect body, mind and spirit. There will be a tea break mid way through this workshop and time to chat and relax in friendly surroundings. We will round off the workshop with some lovely restorative stretches.

Saturday 18th June – Yoga for the Spine – Me-time for Mums

10-12.30pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£20 pre-book or £22.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

Picking up toddlers, not having time to exercise as much as you want to, fatigue and changes in the body after pregnancy can all take their toll on your back. Learn how to gently release tension and reduce aches and pains in the spine. This workshop will focus on both upper back and lower back releases, exploring healthy movement for the spine. The asana workshop will be split into two parts, with a tea break inbetween, and rounded off with time to still the mind, focus on breath awareness and enjoy a wonderful relaxation.

Saturday 2nd July – Gratitude Workshop

10-1pm
Instinctive Health,
Unit 13 Yoga Studio
Neepsend Triangle Business Centre,
1 Burton Road, S3 8BW
£30 pre-book or £32.50 drop in
To reserve your space, visit instinctivehealth.co.uk/workshops/

This yoga workshop puts the emphasis on gratitude being another way for expressing our intrinsic interconnectedness with the rest of the universe. The first part of the workshop will be a physical asana session with poses that can unleash feelings of joyfulness, creativity, love and compassion. As we move, we will contemplate the chakras, the energy points that according to yogic philosophy run along the spine. Mindfulness and meditation will pave the way for us to a creative exercise – filling and decorating our own Gratitude Jar. Tea, biscuits and smiles will fuel our inspiration. We will finish the workshop with a relaxation including time for a sankalpa, or personal affirmation to leave us feeling great.

This three hour workshop includes your own take home Gratitude Jar!

Easter update

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Happy Easter!

All my classes are running as normal during the Easter holidays except for there being no Pilates class on bank holiday Monday (28th March).

In other news, I have just started a brand new Fusion class at Instinctive Health, Kelham Island. This is on Wednesday evenings 5.45-6.45pm and is a fusion of pilates and yoga, so a little bit of both put to an upbeat playlist to give you lots of core strengtheners and some welcome big stretches.

Both of my May yoga weekends are now full, however Julia and I are looking to put another Cranage Hall retreat on in August/September time, so I will post more details of that as soon as dates are confirmed. Please email me if you would like to be kept informed about this as places do go quite quickly – [email protected]

Finally, I have a few new workshops coming up on Saturdays over the coming spring and summer months, details to follow soon.

Namaste,

Leonie