Namaste all yoga friends,
Namaste all yoga friends,
I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for 2017 and a special thank you to Helen Micklem for all the quality teaching and help.
I’m going to Sweden this Friday so no yoga on the 15th and 18th of December but I will be back to teach both the lunchtime and evening classes on Tuesday the 19th December which will be the last day of teaching for this year.
All classes are going well with good numbers so we will continue exactly as before next year and all classes will start again on Monday the 8th of January 2018.
I always like to share my love for yoga with friends and people in the community so please find below some inspiring words about Yoga.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra teaches that the only person you can change is yourself; your practice is to create change from within by clearing your mind, connecting with your true Self, and acting from a place of wisdom. But the beauty of this seemingly “selfish” practice is that when you do your inner work, others around you, particularly those you are closest to, experience the positive effects of your work firsthand.
Our loved ones are often inspired by the positive changes they see in us to start their own yoga practice. As you continue with your practice, you can inspire others on the path of yoga, creating a community, or sangha, of support and encouragement. What better way to create positive change in the world than through your own quiet powerful example?
Yoga teacher Lisa Reakes has very kindly offered to help out and teach if Helen or I are away. I’m very grateful for her offer and you will enjoy learning from Lisa. Please find below her introduction:
I graduated from the Harmony Yoga teacher training course over three years ago. Since then I have developed my own personal practice which has enabled me to progress and grow not only in yoga but in life. Like many students, before that I attended yoga classes as an introduction.
I mainly currently teach one-to-one classes which work around my commitment to my family. However, I have taught Vinyasa Krama classes and like to include some yoga philosophy to work alongside the asana practice, pranayama and meditation so that students come to a deeper understanding of why or how we practice.
I am first and foremost a practitioner: I normally practice around three times per week and I perform a daily ritual. I also study some yoga philosophy daily. I am nourished by my practice and try to convey my enthusiasm for Vinyasa Krama yoga to my students.
Helen and I wish you all a Peaceful Christmas and looking forward to continue teaching you Yoga in 2018.
Blessings from Berit
Firstly I would like to welcome all the new lovely people who just started this autumn. Helen and I are really enjoying teaching all the newcomers in our beginner’s class on Tuesdays. I would like to thank Helen Micklem yet again for bringing her experience and passion for yoga and sharing it with us. She will continue teaching my Tuesday lunchtime classes at the Wells Town hall.
I also like to thank Jeff Bevan for helping me with my yoga website http://www.yogainwells.uk that needed updating. We are still looking to add new photos and information.
I love meeting new people and I believe we don’t meet people by accident – they are meant to cross our path for a reason. I had the fortune of meeting Stephanie about a month ago and we just clicked straight away. She is a real entrepreneur and has some special talents that she would like to share with us! She will be offering two events that will be exclusive to my yoga students. I will of course be at both events and it also will be a nice social event to have a chance for a chat. Numbers are limited so please e-mail Steph to secure a place. Her e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
An Adventure into Raw Chocolate
Sunday 12th November 7-8.30pm
· A chance to find out a little bit more about the enticing world of raw chocolate.
· Steph is the creator of Mill Street Chocolate (www.MillStreetChocolate.co.uk), and makes all the chocolate from her home kitchen.
· Don’t miss this chance for a peek into the world of ‘healthy chocolate’, with lots of chance to try the different flavours on offer.
· Also take advantage of the special discounts available when you buy direct (avoiding website charges and postage).
· A free xmas organza bag with every bar makes an instant gift.
Sunday 26th November 7 pm
Investment: £15 per person
· Steph has worked as a Sound Therapist for over 10 years. She combines her background in music (BA Hons) with her extensive experience of therapeutic work.
· She uses a wide range of musical instruments (flutes, gongs, bowls, rattles, voice and more) to create a musical soundscape which is deeply relaxing.
· This is a chance for you to simply ‘be’; to allow the soundwaves to wash over you, creating a sonic massage which vibrates through every layer of your being, leaving you soothed, relaxed and with a deep sense of calm.
Bring something to lie on (yoga mat or similar), a blanket and a cushion and wear loose, comfortable clothing
Venue for both events:
Upper Flat, Olde Mill House
Mill Street is off the High Street, with Coffee #1 on the corner.
From the High Street end, Olde Mill House is the blue door about half way along on the right, opposite the stream.
I will finish this newsletter by a poignant yoga quote:
Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship”.
Love from Berit
New beginners’ class on Tuesdays at noon in the Wells town hall. This is a friendly class that is aimed at the stiff and terrified (of yoga!).
My friend and colleague Helen Micklem teaches my Tuesday lunchtime classes at the Wells town Hall. She is a very experienced and enthusiastic teacher who loves to share her passion for yoga.
Do your practice and all is coming.
Sri K Patthabi Jois
Yogic quote for the week.
Let your speech be true and sweet. Look upon the world with friendship. Rid you body of its imputities. Attain the wealth of humility and knowledge
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi asked the world leaders to adopt an International Yoga Day, saying that by changing lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Addressing the 193-member UN General Assembly in United Nations. Modi said “Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day,” Noting that Yoga is “an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition”, he said: “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”
“Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well being,” he said, adding “By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change.”