Friday, 27 March 2009

Easter Holidays

Hi Everyone

Just a reminder about dates classes will be off due to Easter break.

Cairns class will be off Monday 6th April only.

Strathblane will be off Wednesday 8th and Wednesday 15th April.

Ski club running to term time.

Will see you all at class next week, but in the meantime I hope you all have a lovely break when it comes.

Jo x

p.s. Get those mats out at home!

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Never Trust The Weather in Scotland

So started the new spring flow on Monday and it was snowing outside!!! Had to happen didn't it! Still in my mind it feels like spring. Energy is on the rise and I will carry on regardless! For those of you who did flow on Monday hope you enjoyed it and that your sides weren't too sore with all that twisting! You did great.

Congratulations are due to my level 2 asthanga students who did the whole primary series for the first time on Tuesday. They were great and seemed tired but happy at the end of it. At least that was my perception of it. Maybe the glazed looks on their faces were something else!

Jo x

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Spring is in the Air

Can you feel it? Spring is on the the way. Energy is rising and the daffodils in my garden are blooming, which is enough evidence for me ( I may eat my words next week when it will probably snow!). As a result I am anticipating my last winter flow of the year to be tomorrow morning. So for all you flow yogis we shall be moving on to the spring flow next week, which will focus on working into the liver and gallbladder, so lots of side bending and twisting. Helps to burn off the excess fat we store round the torso to protect the liver and kidney's during the cold winter months.

Look forward to seeing you bounding in to class next week like a bunch of spring lambs!!!!

Jo x

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Pampering Yourself

For those of you who come to class at the ski club I thought I would point out, just in case you hadn't noticed, that there is a little beauty salon - Cosmediq as you come into the club. The prices are really competitive, parking is easy, the staff are lovely and if you are there doing yoga already its dead convenient! I was there for a treatment today and I seriously didn't want to get off the couch!!! What's more, (and those of you who know me well will know this), you can pop into the cafe for a coffee with lovely gingerbread upstairs afterwards without having to get back in the car! What more could a body ask for!

For those of you I had coffee with today - they are getting microdermabrasion in in a couple of weeks!!! ( They will know what I am talking about!!). Anyway if you are interested in any treatments, you can pick a leaflet up outside the door and give them a call on 0141 931 5951 or email them at

I'm off for a girlie weekend this weekend, hurrah! Am taking my yoga mat with me, will tell you next week wether I actually use it or not!

Jo x

Tuesday, 10 March 2009


Have just had a reiki session with Jane and it was fab. I couldn't believe the heat her hands were generating and I felt deeply relaxed afterwards. If you haven't given it a go yet I would seriously recommend that you do.

Jo x

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Fancy a Free Reiki Session?

Hi Everyone

One of my yoga students Jane Dixon has asked if I would pass on the following message to fellow yogis. I have tried Reiki myself and loved it, so why not give it a go.

Jo x

Hi Jo

I was wondering if I could ask for your help in finding a few people who would be interested in trying a free session of Reiki?
I've just finished the first part of my Reiki training and need to get in as much practice as possible before moving on to Reiki level 2 (after which I'll be a bona fide practitioner).
Would you be happy to forward this message to your yoga email list? Anyone who'd like to try out a Reiki session can contact me via email or phone me on 0141 563 9795. The sessions (which last around 45 mins - 1 hour) will take place at my house in Bearsden and I'll have time slots available during school hours, early evening on a Thursday, or Sunday daytime. Of course I'm hoping you'll want to come along for a session too!.
Thanks lots in advance
Jane x

ps - for anyone who's not familiar with Reiki.......
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key), meaning Univeral Energy, is the name given to a Japanese system of natural healing that works with energy and balance.
It is a deeply relaxing and non-invasive method of activating the body’s natural healing ability. It works on all levels - physical, emotional and spiritual - to restore balance in one's life.
Receiving a Reiki treatment is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. The practitioner is a channel which the energy is drawn through by the need or imbalance in the recipient. Reiki flows to the areas of need, soothing and and supporting the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Reiki compliments other health care systems, it speeds the healing process, and aids deep relaxation