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The Joys of Playful Movement – by Jacquelyn Cooper BWY Magazine Article

Click here to see whole 3 page article Joys of Playful Movement Spectrum Autumn 2017

International Yoga Day Bedford Park 2018

Celebrating International Yoga day in Bedford Park was all originally the wonderful community idea of Emma Garrett from the Pavilion at the Park cafe. Emma first approached me about it last year when I was quite busy and I went away to think about it….I did get back to her sometime later with a ‘Okay,Continue Reading

Happy New Hygge! (hue-gah) – The Danish art of Happiness

What is hygge & how do you pronounce it? A friend and student gave me this candle as a gift this Christmas and whilst practising yoga today on New Years Day in its scented golden glow I have reflected on the close parallels between Hygge and the effects of the ancient art of yoga andContinue Reading

The Fear of Anxiety – An Understanding

I would like to share my current thoughts on ‘the fear of anxiety’ based on my own study, experience and understanding. One theory goes that it is not anxiety itself which makes us feel so bad but it is our fear attached to the feelings of anxiety and our strong desire to avoid them atContinue Reading

The Progressive Stages of Meditation – Introductory Workshops in Bedford

At last I can offer a workshop on a Saturday morning! Or for Wednesday morning dates see below. Saturday November 19th , details below. Come and experience an immersion into your sensory nervous system and give your mind a rest Intrigued? Then come along and find out more! Workshop Exploring The Progressive Stages of MeditationContinue Reading

Save The Date 21st June 2017 International Yoga Day in Bedford Park!

21st June 2017 is now booked for INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY IN BEDFORD PARK! Jacquelyn Cooper of Halcyon Yoga and Emma Garrett of Pavilion at the Park have teamed up again after a highly enjoyable and successful debut this year and would like to invite you along. So save the date, it’s easy to remember asContinue Reading

Yoga & Meditation Classes Autumn Term 2016

10 week Yoga & Meditation Courses Choose one course number : Course 1 : Tuesdays 9.15am – 10.45am Course 2 : Tuesdays 11.15am – 12.45pm Tuesdays 20th September to 6th December Course 3 : Thursdays 9.15am – 10.45am Course 4 : Thursdays 11.15am – 12.45pm Thursdays 22nd September to 8th December (Half Term holiday 17thContinue Reading

Celebrating International Yoga Day June 21st 2016 Yoga for All at Bedford Park!

It’s happening! Emma Garrett of the Pavilion Cafe at Bedford Park, Bedford and I are very much looking forward to welcoming you all for a fun-filled day of Yoga on 21st June 2016 to celebrate International Yoga Day. From tiny seeds… they say. Thank you so much to all the yoga teachers who are kindlyContinue Reading

Raw Chocolate Hemp Protein Bars are a hit!

My home-made treats went down a storm at this morning’s Yoga workshop, delicious and healthy, can it be true?    Makes 8-10 bars - Recipe from Ingredients: 4 medjool dates (Deseeded) 1/4 cup almond or cashew paste (from Real Food Source) 1 cup raw chocolate hemp protein blend  (from Real Food Source) 1 cup mixed nuts/seeds (I usedContinue Reading

What is Yoga? – Halcyon yoga students have their say

Answers to the question ‘What is Yoga’  by Halcyon Yoga students March 2016 prompted by Peter Blackaby’s  yoga forum “Giving attention to all the different aspects of yourself as a whole being” “Well-being” “Inner and Outer strength” “Realising we already have everything we need” “A Breathing space in my otherwise mad world” “A space inContinue Reading