“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “PLOT TWIST!!” and move on… “
Three years ago, September 2019, I was happily teaching yoga from my lounge, looking at this gorgeous view of the Conwy Estuary, Deganwy and the Great Orme. Cinnamon, my crazy yoga cat, would wander in and perch on someone’s lap in meditation, or belly for Savasana. We loved our cups of tea and putting-the-world-to-rights-chats after each class, and I would take my pup Tilly for a walk in between classes. Life was oh so simple and oh so sweet.
2020 saw everyone’s lives tipped up-side-down and the result of that unsettling year for OM YOGA was starting our classes at Bodnant Welsh Food in September 2020. I invited a bunch of lovely humans to work alongside me to create community and variety, as we launched and led 18 classes a week (Various Yoga Styles, Pilates, Qigong, Kids Yoga, Family Yoga etc) in the beautiful Pochin Room, above the Farm Shop, which was dead handy for the sourdough, the deli and the cakes.
That wee dream came tumbling down as we went into a second lockdown and then, the family running Bodnant decided they wanted the Pochin Room exclusively for weddings at the end of 2021….
Come January 2022, the nine OM YOGA teachers all set up shop in various venues around the county of Conwy and we soldiered on. Our main new venue was Providero Coffee Shop in Llandudno, with the promise of mutual support from the café staff to promote our new venture. This never materialised and one by one, the classes closed.
So, here we are stepping a brave foot into September 2022. OM YOGA will be just little ole me again, and my Yoga, Meditation and Yoga Nidra classes are reducing to 5 weekly classes…. in Llanrwst, Colwyn Bay and Llanrhos.
WEEKLY CLASSES from September 6th are right here: https://bookwhen.com/omyoganorthwales
But I have a few more tricks up my sleeve….
How’s about Mindfulness Walks? Day Retreats? Monthly Events? These are all in the mix right now as I set up my calendar and booking system for a brand new programme for AUTUMN / WINTER 2022.
SECRET PLANS AND CLEVER TRICKS
I am also planning to open up my old Yoga Room again, remember the one, looking over that lovely view?
But not for classes this time, but as a ……. drum roll ……
Private Yoga and Therapy Studio.
I am so excited to branching out into therapies and doing more One2One sessions.
ONE 2 ONE YOGA, MEDITATION AND YOGA NIDRA
I would love to invite you to come along for a Private Yoga session. Maybe you’re new to Yoga / Meditation and would like to get started in a safe, quiet space?
Maybe you have an injury or health problem that needs some specific movements and focus?
I would also love to help you overcome stress, anxiety and overwhelm with a gentle Yoga plan, Yoga Nidra recordings and Mindfulness techniques.
Our sessions will draw on my 10 years of teaching experience and my various trainings in Dru Yoga, Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and you will leave with a 20 minute Home Practice Plan.
In 1999 I was attuned to the energy of Reiki 1 and have since been attuned to Reiki 2 & 3. In all these years I have only used Reiki on myself and my 4 growing-up boys’ twisted ankles and bumps and bruises, but maybe it’s time to share this beautiful therapy with the wider world?
Reiki is a gentle hands-on therapy, which you receive fully clothed, on a massage couch. It is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
This year I have spread my wings away from Yoga into the wonderful world of Sound Healing. Inspired by my insightful and healing experiences with Steph Healy and her Gong Baths, Tuning Forks and Drum Journeys, I have dipped my big toe into my own world of sound and I am training with the College of Sound Healing (https://collegeofsoundhealing.co.uk/) with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls and Himalayan Bowls.
‘Sound Healing’ means receiving and absorbing beneficial frequencies that bring order, harmony and balance into the different layers of our being. The frequencies of the instrument interact with our own frequencies to dislodge blockages, raise low energy and calm excessive energy.
I have always been interested in the Chakras as a system for understanding how we interact with the world and other people.
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” means “disk” or “wheel” and refers to the energy centres in your body. These wheels or disks of spinning energy are positioned along the spine from tailbone to crown and each correspond to nerve bundles and major organs.
To function at their best, the chakras need to stay in balance. If they get blocked, are deficient or excessive in vitality, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra. There are seven main chakras and each can be ‘read’ by using a dowsing crystal, and this is the starting point for our Chakra Healing sessions.
One2One Yoga, Reiki and Sound Healing will be available on
at 1.00pm and 6.00pm
- Wednesdays at 10.00am
- Fridays at 10.00am
From the beginning of October.
Bookings will be made through the usual booking website - Link below.
Sessions will be 75-90 minutes long and will be £45.00 per session, payable online when you book.
I hope to share these beautiful sessions with you soon!