Half Term Week at High Storrs School

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Hi there,

Half term is upon us again and so there will be no pilates class running at High Storrs School this Monday 18th February 2019 – classes are back to normal from Monday 25th. Look forward to seeing you then!

The yoga classes at Union St will continue as usual and won’t be taking a break. If you have a 10 class pass for High Storrs Pilates you can use this at the Union St classes too.

Have a great week,


Union St classes update and Christmas schedule

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Hi there,

A few dates for the diary…

A brief reminder that tomorrow (Thursday 22nd November) there will be a yoga class 9-10am but NO evening class, just for this week only. All classes back to normal next week.

Last classes before Christmas are as follows:

High Storrs School: Monday 17th December

Union St: Tuesday 18th December

Other classes: please refer to the individual pilates studio or gym schedule.

Union St and High Storrs classes will return in the week commencing 7 January 2019.

Please note that the morning yoga class at Union St is ending permanently Thursday 13th December.

See you soon!


Summer holiday July

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Hi, hope you are enjoying (or enduring) the heatwave this week! It certainly makes a change to have such a long spell of midsummer sunshine doesn’t it.

My holiday is fast approaching; July 4th-13th. Please note that there will be no High Storrs Pilates class on Monday July 9th, though this class will be running every other Monday in July as usual and continuing over the school summer break.

Union St yoga will be on this week (26/28 June) and next Tuesday 3rd July, then we will take a short break, resuming a normal timetable from Tuesday 17th July.

During my absence, my other classes at Jeni’s and Katie’s pilates studios will be covered and so will be on as usual as well as my classes at Virgin Active.

Hope to see you soon at a class!

Take care


Whitsun Hols class break

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Hi there,

Hope you are enjoying the fabulous sunshine recently! The lovely weather makes stretching muscles that bit easier and means we can take things slowly and really enjoy the calming effect of the heat in class. I have also enjoyed teaching yoga taster sessions to the Department of Education as part of their Mental Health Awareness week and look forward to teaching a yoga session to the folks at Sheffield Theatres this afternoon.

With the new data protection law coming into place this month I have decided that from now on I will not store your email addresses and phone numbers unless you are an active private client. I will update my blog whenever there is a change to the class timetable as well as keeping you informed via facebook and twitter. This avoids unnecessary emails to clog up your inbox (my own private pet hate in this world of endless distractions!). So if you can’t attend a class for a few weeks it is worth checking my blog first or emailing me to check a class is on at [email protected]

With that in mind, I also wanted to remind you that next week we will be taking a break with classes as it’s the Whitsun Holidays, Spring Bank Holiday and I have some training days to attend.

* There will be no classes at Union St on Tuesday 29 May and Thursday 31 May 2018.

* There will be no Pilates class at High Storrs School on Bank Holiday Monday 28 May.

* Ihe Katie Bell Pilates Studio will be closed along with Jeni Ferguson Pilates Studio.

* My Virgin Active yoga class on Thursday will be covered and I will be there to teach my usual Sunday morning pilates class.

All classes will be running as usual from Sunday 3 June.

Thanks for all your support so far in the year! Classes continue this week if you would like to catch a yoga or pilates class.

Yoga and Mindfulness Day Retreat Saturday May 5th

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Yoga and Mindfulness Day Retreat

Date: Saturday May 5th

Venue: Sharrow School Performing Arts Space, Sheffield

Timings: 10-4pm

On this day retreat you will experience both mindful movement and meditation interspersed with teaching and reflection.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha yoga is a physical form of yoga. The word ‘hatha’ is made up of two Sanskrit words; ‘ha’ which means sun and ‘tha’ which means moon. The objective therefore will be to bring balance and harmony to the body and mind. Postures will be adapted around the needs of your individual body and is suitable for people with or without prior experience.

The yoga practices included in the day retreat will range from energetic standing sequences to gentle restorative postures.

Leonie Luxon has over ten years’ experience as a yoga teacher. She holds a British Wheel of Yoga Diploma and has taught at various venues in Manchester and Sheffield from Sheffield University to Virgin Active, and recently the Department of Education. She also holds a level three Pilates qualification and her sessions bring awareness to postural alignment.


Mindfulness is about bringing awareness to our present experience without judgment. It includes paying attention to our mind, emotions and body sensations with gentleness and kindness. Meditation helps to rewire our brains to be less reactive and busy. This enables us to have more choice in how we relate to life.

In this day we will explore more of what mindfulness is and experience a range of practices which will leave with a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Jane is an accredited Mindfulness teacher with Breathworks and is listed on the UK Network of Mindfulness teachers. She also has many years of experience as a nurse working in both London and Sheffield. Jane currently delivers a number of eight-week Mindfulness programmes for stress, health and parenting. In addition, she has facilitated workshops and workplace sessions for organisations such as John Lewis and Hallam University.

General Info

During this workshop there will plenty of opportunity for connection, chat and tea drinking – plus the opportunity to ask questions in a safe nurturing space.

The workshop will start at 10am with tea, coffee and pastries with practices starting at 10:30am. Please bring a packed lunch with you, a yoga mat, a blanket and optionally a yoga block or cushion.

Sharrow Performing Arts Space is a warm, inviting venue which is ideal for yoga and mindfulness. It light and airy, featuring a heated floor and separate changing rooms for your convenience. There is a large free car park you can use too.

To book please visit https://mindbodyfeeling.co.uk/event/yoga-and-mindfulness-retreat-day/

Leonie's Yoga and Pilates

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.