Xmas class timetable

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My community classes are now taking a break for Christmas and will resume week beginning January 8th at High Storrs school for pilates and Union St for yoga.

Thanks to all of you who have made my classes this year so enjoyable! Have a wonderful break and see you in the new year – merry Christmas!

Rest and Restore Yoga & Mindfulness Morning 2/12/2017

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Rest and Restore Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

With Leonie and Jane Mitchell of Mind Body Feeling.
10.30-1.30pm, £30

Venue: Sharrow Community Forum
Old Junior School, Southview Road
Sheffield, S7 1DB

We scheduled our Rest and Restore workshop with special consideration to the time of year. The run up to Christmas is often a busy, stressful time when festive preparations can collide with work deadlines and social events. For many, especially those with small children, it’s a source of great excitement, anticipation and enjoyment. However, Christmas can be a loaded word for some people, who may have lost loved ones or who may be spending the holiday alone. With so many different emotions building alongside financial pressures and expectations, no wonder December may leave us feeling rather fraught.

Yoga and mindfulness can bring us back to sense of calm and peace. As we spend more time in this relaxed state, we will become more resilient to stress, gain perspective and a sense of connection between ourselves and others. The yoga practice will be gentle, focusing on yin and restorative postures, using breath awareness to bring us to a quieter state and ending with a blissful, deep relaxation.

To book your place please visit: https://mindbodyfeeling.co.uk/event/rest-and-restore/

Yoga and creative writing workshop November 18th 2017

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Stretching your Imagination: Yoga and Creative Writing workshops

Saturday 18th November
At One Space, Union St, Sheffield S1 2JR

10.30-15.30 £46

Whether you’re a creative writer whose work might benefit from a mindful focus, or an experienced yogi who has always been curious about their creative potential (or, of course, someone somewhere in between) these workshops are ideal for exploring new ideas and techniques.

Workshop One: The Senses

In this workshop we’ll be focusing on the senses. As writers we will be exploring how the use of our senses can deepen our experience of reading and how we can use this to create atmosphere in our own writing.

The yoga will help to free up the body and mind in order to write. We will use different ways to physically explore the senses during our yoga practice, giving us plenty of creative inspiration to draw upon and at the end of the workshop we will finish with a lovely relaxation. Tea and biscuits will be provided.

Suzannah Evans is a poet based in Sheffield. She has published a chapbook of poems, Confusion Species, which was a winner in the Poetry Business Competition in 2012, judged by Carol Ann Duffy. She has had poems published in many places including Poetry Review and the Guardian’s Poem of the Week. She has been doing yoga with Leonie for three years and can vouch for its strengthening, relaxing effects!

Leonie Luxon undertook a three year diploma in Hatha Yoga through The British Wheel in 2006. She is also a level 3 qualified Pilates instructor and has many years’ experience helping to improve people’s wellbeing. She holds an MA in ‘Creative Writing: Innovate and Experiment’ from Salford University and has a previous work background in advertising industry as a Creative Copywriter as well as over 10 years experience as a lecturer in Advertising Design and Graphics at Salford and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

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!



Easter hols timetable

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Gray rabbit bunny baby and yellow chick

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,


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.


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,