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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.

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!

Thanks

Leonie

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!