Isle of Man Yoga Network Issue 18, January 2008 Promoting Yoga in the Isle of Man Ruth Gilmore Yoga dates at a glance Yoga, Anatomy & Physiology Dates for 2008: 25 Jan: Gary Carter. Fri eve 3 hour class at Ruth Gilmore will be visiting us again on the 9th Karma.Contact Sammie on 660033 or 470522. and 10th of February 2008 at Thie Ellyn, Withington Road, Douglas. 26 Jan: Gary Garter. Sat 3-6pm. Zoë’s Yoga Studio. Contact:652288 (day) or firstname.lastname@example.org The Saturday workshop „Yoga for a Healthy Heart‟ will include a talk as well as an 25-27 Jan Brightlife Yoga retreat with Esther Jones. Contact Brightlife, Tel. 880318. interactive yoga session. (suitable for all levels) 9 & 10 Feb 2008: Ruth Gilmore Workshops Yoga for a Healthy Heart. (Sat & Sun) Sun counts Sunday‟s workshop will count as as IST) IOMYN Booking form enclosed. in-service training (now CPD) for teachers although it is also open 1-2 Mar 2008: Gary Carter Anatomy series 1*. to students with a keen interest in e:email@example.com Tel:01273 711414 developing their knowledge of 15-16 March: Scott Johnson Yoga at Karma. yoga. A booking form is enclosed with this newsletter. 12 April Zoë‟s Wooden Spoon Charity Yoga Day. Call Zoë on 625588 e: firstname.lastname@example.org About Ruth: Ruth Gilmore PhD lectured at the Queen's University of Belfast for many years, in 18-20 April Brightlife Yoga Retreat with Ruth White both Physiology and Anatomy before taking early 26-27 April: Gary Carter Anatomy series 2*. retirement in order to devote more time to yoga. Ruth is a qualified yoga teacher with additional 9-11 May Kundalini Yoga weekend at Brightlife training and expertise in the use of yoga to help with various medical conditions. She is well known 23 May IOMYN AGM – Venue TBC for her skills in relating Anatomy and Physiology 12-19 May Yoga in Turkey with Geoff Powell to yoga in a relevant and user-friendly way. Ruth 15 May – 5 June Yoga in Greece Ruth White. has worked for over a decade with the Yoga Biomedical Trust (YBT) at the Yoga Therapy 28-29 June: Gary Carter Anatomy Series 3*. Centre in Islington, London, and for several years 27-29 June Brightlife Yoga Retreat Esther Jones with the Life Centre, London (LC). She is a senior tutor on YBT/LC's Yoga Therapy Diploma as well 18(eve) & 19 July – Ruth White Yoga for Backs as teaching training days and seminars in the UK. IOMYN: Booking form in next newsletter She runs her own studio in Belfast 21 Sept: Local Yoga Day: TBC (www.ruthsyogaplace.co.uk) and writes a regular 1/2nd Nov 2008 Gary Carter Anatomy Series 4*. column in Yoga and Health magazine. Mid November : IOMYN Workshop TBC Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: email@example.com Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 Chairman’s Message: This is also an opportunity to say hearty congratulations to Esther Jones, who has Namaste and Happy New Year! received her Yoga Therapy Diploma from the Yoga Biomedical Foundation Trust, Islington, I have a New Year resolution suggestion for all London and is now included on the National our members. If you are organising events Health Service register of Complementary and pertaining to yoga, please resolve to let us know. Alternative Therapists. Esther recently returned Only in this way can IOM Yoga Network fulfill its from London having completed further teacher role as a source of information as to what is going training with Rod Skyper. She thoroughly enjoyed on. As the poet John Donne wrote: „No man is an it and is looking forward to sharing her Island, entire of itself‟. This holds true in the world experiences with her students. of Yoga, where students need teachers, teachers need students, and those who organise events Congratulations also to committee members Linda need people to attend them. Greggor and Heidi Danaher on completing additional specialist training in Pregnancy Yoga IOMYN was formed in 2004 to connect everyone with the British Wheel of Yoga. Both are now interested in yoga in the Isle of Man, the aim teaching in Douglas. Heidi has recently started a being to ensure that people know what is going on new Pregnancy Yoga class on Saturday and don‟t miss out. We aim to be a source of mornings. If you have completed any courses or information, helping people find what they are gained any new qualifications recently, don‟t looking for, from what teachers operate in your forget to let us know. area to which ones specialise in pregnancy yoga, yoga for children, yoga for older people….etc. The committee looks forward to seeing many of In other words, to be of benefit to everyone. you at one or both of Ruth Gilmore‟s workshops. There will be a raffle on the Saturday for the Manx We are not affiliated to any organisation and are Heart Support Group. Raffle prizes are welcome! certainly not in competition with anyone. So this is In the meantime, may I wish you a Happy, Healthy a plea for you to keep us up to date. If you are and Peaceful 2008. organising a special class, workshop or a course, or simply wish to advertise your regular classes, Om Shanti let us know. It is only with your co-operation that we can be effective as a network. There is no Sue Woolley (BWY Dip. chairman) charge other than your membership fee. All you have to do is pick up the phone (contact numbers All events are on a first come first booked basis. If on the back page) or send us an email. you require a booking confirmation please include a SAE. As well as making resolutions, the New Year is Newsletters are issued at least quarterly. If you also a time to reflect on the year gone by. IOMYN know anyone who would like to join please ask organised several successful workshops during them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 2008 and our final event was with Geoff Powell, a call 461461 for a form. very accomplished teacher who somehow brings out the very best in his students. Thank you Geoff Members of the IOM Yoga Network receive a for being such a good friend to IOMYN. regular newsletter detailing details of Yoga events on the Isle of Man. Membership costs £6 and can A raffle on the day raised £75 for the Hospice and be added to the booking form. You are required this was doubled by Manx Telecom, enabling us to be a member in order to attend any events to send a cheque for £150. Many thanks to MT organised by the Network. and all who brought prizes or bought tickets. Note: IST (In service Training) is now referred to as CPD (Continued Professional Development). Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: email@example.com Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 Geoff Powell Teacher Training Update: Gary Carter’s Anatomy course 2008: For those budding yoga enthusiasts who would like to train to teach yoga or perhaps simply to Gary Carter has now confirmed the dates for his deepen their knowledge and experience of yoga „Structural, Functional and Experiential Anatomy‟ Geoff is planning to run his Antara Yoga Teacher course which he will be running on the Isle of Man Training course on the Island. There are already a over six weekends starting in March 2008. Those number of students interested and if just two more who have already put their names down will be sign up then the course will be going ahead. If receiving details of the course programme you are interested or know anyone who may be separately. Please note that bookings for the please ask them to contact Geoff directly by e- course are made directly with Gary‟s centre mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call Geoff on Natural Bodies in Brighton. You can contact 01286 650647. the centre by calling 01273 711414 or by e- mailing email@example.com for a full course Yoga for Everyone… description and early booking discount. by Janet Thompson Alternatively you can find out more if you come I often wonder why we have so many members along to the two 3 hour classes being held on and yet it is very often the same people who Friday 26th January at Karma or Saturday 26th at attend the day courses we arrange with visiting Zoë‟s Yoga Studio Braddan. tutors. Gary will be running sessions for both old and When I think back to the first „yoga day‟ I attended new students and will also have details of his I remember wondering why anyone would want to course available. This will be an ideal opportunity spend a whole day doing yoga, really it was just to experience Gary‟s teaching style and find out something I did one evening a week, rather like about the course. doing a pottery/language/embroidery course at the college. However I went along out of a sense This experiential anatomy course is normally held of loyalty to my teacher (Anita Falconar) who was in London so this is an ideal opportunity to enjoy obviously very enthusiastic and couldn‟t Gary‟s training on the Island without worrying understand why anyone would not want to spend about additional travel expense or child-minding. a day with a highly qualified, experienced skilled (and often very colourful!) yogi. Since then I have Gary Carter Anatomy Training Days: never willingly missed an opportunity to enjoy the many and varied courses on offer. There is 25 January: 3 hr class @ Karma, Douglas always something new to learn and every teacher 26 January: 3 hr class @ Zoë‟s Studio, Braddan. has their own idea about how to pass on their knowledge. If you‟re new to yoga all the better – Anatomy Series: the more experienced the teacher the easier it is 1. 1 and 2 March 2008 2. 26 and 27 April 2008 for them to include all levels of ability in their 3. 28 and 29 June 2008 sessions. Perhaps you‟ve been to an event before 4. 1 and 2 November 2008 or fancy trying something new this year. Why not 5 & 6. 2009 Dates TBA give it a try, forget the husband/children/shopping for a day, learn something beneficial, enjoy a delicious lunch and meet lots of new, likeminded people. Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 IOMYN Yoga Philosophy £90,000 for local causes. The money raised has gone towards the outdoor play area at Continuing with our theme „working through the 8 Rebecca House Children‟s Hospice and to limbs of yoga‟ in this issue we are looking at the fitting out activity rooms in the Project 21 Niyamas or spiritual observances (the second Centre, the new home of five Manx charities:- limb of yoga): Manx Mencap, the Manx Gateway Club, Down‟s Syndrome Isle of Man, Isle of Man The five niyamas are: Special Olympics, and Autism in Mann. Saucha: Cleanliness Zoë will be taking the Yoga sessions which are Santosha: Contentment suitable for all ages and abilities. Beginners are Tapas: Discipline, spiritual austerities welcome and Yoga mats are available for use. Svadhyaya: Study of sacred scriptures/one‟s self Zoë has been involved in Yoga for the past Ishvara pradidhana: devotion or surrender twelve years. She was introduced to Yoga through Simone Sorrell who is an osteopath ‘Tapas’ and Yoga teacher who teaches a Dynamic Style of Yoga. When Simone left the Island Zoë Far removed from the Spanish style snack you completed a Teacher training course with Ruth may receive in a bar on holiday the third Niyama White who teaches Iyengar style Yoga and who „tapas‟ translates as „discipline,‟ or literally „heat.‟ worked as a senior teacher with Iyengar. Since This means being in control of ourselves, rather Zoë began teaching she has continued to than being a victim of desires, in order to train extend her knowledge of Yoga through the mind. This Niyama is particularly relevant in residential courses with both Ruth White and the New Year at a time when people are often Geoff Powell who also trained with Iyengar and planning resolutions or committing themselves to runs his own Yoga Centre in North Wales. a healthier lifestyle. Provided the objective is Additional short courses with Ruth Gilmore both realistic, and there is a moderate balance on the Island through the Isle of Man Yoga between indulgence and abstinence, then it is Network and in London through the Life Centre this kind of „discipline‟ which is the key that will have broadened her knowledge of anatomy and help us to achieve our goals. yoga postures. If you wish to read more about yoga philosophy The day will be held at Zoë’s Yoga Studio, you can borrow books from the IOM Yoga Ballastowel Farm, Braddan on Saturday 12th Network Library. Please contact Linda Greggor by April. 10.15am-4pm. e-mailing email@example.com or tel. 844270. A buffet lunch will be provided by The Sefton Hotel, consisting of fresh salmon and Manx cheese platters with a selection of salad and fruit followed by dessert. After lunch there will be the opportunity to go for a walk through the fields which have lovely views of the Central Charity Yoga Day Valley and the mountains – waterproof footwear might be a good idea! Zoë Campbell is holding a Yoga day in aid of Programme the Wooden Spoon Charity which supports 10.15 – 10.30 Arrival disadvantaged children and young people. The 10.45 – 12.30 Yoga local branch of the charity has been established 12.30 – 14.00 Lunch for three years and in that time has raised 14.00 – 15.45 Yoga Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 The cost for the day including the buffet lunch is study the philosophy and physiology of yoga... £35 and all proceeds will go directly to the Charity and began to seriously consider teaching yoga so cheques should be made payable to The myself – I wanted to share my enthusiasm with Wooden Spoon. To book your place or for more others and hopefully enrich their lives as a result! information call 652288 during office hours or e- mail Zoë on email@example.com The opening of Karma Yoga in Douglas in Autumn Places for this event are limited so do book early. 2006 marked a turning point for me, finally giving me the opportunity to attend regular classes in a pleasant environment very close to where I work, on Athol Street. Sammie Walker‟s teaching was a How I came to Yoga real inspiration to me at this time and I resolved to By Dave Sykes follow Sammie‟s example by studying Sun Power Yoga – a style combining traditional Sivinanda „I have to admit up until a few years ago my yoga with a more flowing, high energy approach. (uneducated) view of yoga was pretty similar to that of James Nesbitt‟s character in the recent I completed an intensive Sun Power Yoga Yellow Pages TV adverts – “a lot of ladies going Teacher Training course during the Summer of “mmm” – how hard can that be?” 2007, on the beautiful island of Lesbos in Greece. The training was extremely intense, starting Since being at school I‟d punished by body in just before dawn each morning, with several hours of about every way imaginable – rugby, martial arts, asana practice, karma yoga, classroom training, athletics, weight training, extreme sports... you practical training and homework each day – name it and I‟d had a go at it – and I‟ve had the frequently it was past midnight by the time we had broken bones and t-shirts to prove it! But I was completed our homework only to start again at conscious that I was beginning to feel the strain – 6am the next day! During the training I gained a years of lifting weights had strengthened my massive amount of knowledge and confidence, muscles, but lack of adequate stretching was got a healthy tan and lost around half a stone – it restricting my flexibility and I had a number of was a great experience, but not for the faint niggling joint problems. I realised that I needed to hearted! do something about this and almost on a whim decided to try some yoga classes to see if I could And now? Well I still lift weights several times a regain some of my lost range of movement. week, but I spend more time on my yoga practice – it may be controversial, but I believe that the two At this stage I was extremely lucky to run into disciplines work well together and I feel in the best Esther Jones. Esther was running lunch time shape – mentally and physically – that I‟ve been in drop-in classes at my local gym at the time and I for most of my adult life. „ quickly settled into a regular weekly routine – Thursday‟s became my “yoga day”. And over the Dave now teaches a regular Friday evening coming months yoga became a bigger and bigger class at Karma Studio in Douglas. part of my life – taking additional evening classes, incorporating yoga stretches into my weight training regime and attending weekend retreats. Perhaps Dave‟s story has inspired you to think To my joy I discovered that the mental focus, body about writing your own review? If you would like to awareness and discipline developed through share your story of how you started yoga please martial arts could be directly applied to yoga e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heidi on practice. This was when something “clicked” for 461461. We already have a couple in the pipeline me – yoga was no longer just about regaining my from members who have found that once they flexibility, it became part of my life. I began to start writing it becomes an interesting personal explore the different styles of yoga asana and journey. Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: email@example.com Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 Age is no barrier to yoga Pregnancy Yoga Benefits by Heidi Danaher Yoga is the secret of staying young, physically and mentally, judging by a group of over 60s in „Yoga gives me an energy boost. Its good to keep Ramsey who meet every Wednesday morning active during pregnancy and yoga is especially (except during TT week) at Close Woirrey, near good to keep everything moving, right up to the the bus station. The instructor is Helen Percival, birth.‟‟ Says Yvonne Moore, mother of nine, who who is about to celebrate her 85th birthday. Helen clearly knows a thing or two about being pregnant. taught in Laxey before establishing a group in Ramsey. She says: „It got me through arthritis and Attending a regular yoga class during pregnancy other ailments. I am sure it‟s been a tremendous has numerous benefits for both mother and the help‟. George Thompson holds the distinction of unborn baby. Simply taking time out to relax and being the oldest member of the group. He is still acknowledge the changes which are happening in sprightly at 92. He said: „I started yoga when I was the body can ease anxiety and help women to 70, with Jacqui Lloyd-Davies, then with Sue embrace the journey into motherhood. Woolley and now with Helen. It has kept me going and I am still pretty flexible‟. Classes for pregnant women are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the students. Many This group is quite an inspiration to us all – and of the yoga poses can help ease common proof that age is no barrier when it comes to yoga. complaints associated with pregnancy such as back pain, nausea, tiredness and heartburn. Also issues related to pregnancy are discussed which wouldn‟t normally be covered in a regular mixed yoga class. Although practicing yoga does not guarantee an easy birth it can equip mothers-to-be with the tools to be able to deal with major life changes such as giving birth and becoming a parent. Breathing techniques learnt in class can be used during labour. This can help calm the mind and relax the body to conserve energy between contractions. By far the most popular part of the class is the relaxation time. A quiet oasis away from the busyness of the outside world provides time to connect and tune in with the life growing inside. Ramsey Yoga Circle: (Left to right) Val Crane, One, mother of three said, „Classes were relaxed and sociable, I particularly enjoyed meeting other Sue Bishop, Helen Percival, Betty Rush, pregnant ladies as well as having time for myself Margaret Nowak and George Thompson. to listen and say hello to my unborn baby.‟ Much like Aqua natal classes Pregnancy yoga is a great way to keep active when perhaps a regular workout routine may not be appropriate in the later stages of pregnancy. Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 IOM YOGA NETWORK LOCAL CLASSES Below is a list of some of the yoga teachers working in the Isle of Man. Please send any updated information ( venue/class changes) email@example.com or ring Heidi on 461461. Zoë Campbell Karuna Cert. Iyengar Inspired Hatha Yoga Ballastowel Farm, Braddan. Registered Yoga Alliance Teacher Tel: 625588 (Office hours) All Abilities – Beginners welcome E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Braddan – Tues. & Wed. eve Christina Clayton Hatha Yoga 37 Clybane Rise,Farmhill, Braddan Classes: Karma Yoga & Pilates Studio, Douglas Tel: 613124 or 482782. Email: Jetski@manx.net Beginners/Intermediates Vicki Cox Sivananda Classes. Santa Fe, Old Laxey Hill, Laxey. Braaid Hall, Weds eve. Tel: 434831 Private one to one. Heidi Danaher BWY Dip. Karuna, Yogabugs Cert. Hatha Yoga. All levels Pregnancy Yoga Cert.. Anatomy & Physiology Dip. Monday eve: Ballacottier. Tues eve: Laxey Hazel Bank, Minorca Hill, Laxey. Tel 461461. Pregnancy Yoga Saturday morning.( Douglas) E-mail: email@example.com Also Children‟s yoga Vino Frances Kundalini Yoga Diploma Kundalini Yoga 23 Derby Square E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Saturday Mornings 9am-10.30am. Mixed ability. Tel: 484185 Private classes. Linda Greggor BWY Dip. Email: email@example.com Hatha Yoga. Mixed Style. All Levels. Tel: 844270 or 456782. Classes: Douglas, Peel and St John‟s. Yoga for Pregnancy Eileen Hayward 3 Raad ny Gabbil, Ballalough, Pranayama yoga. Castletown. Classes: Castle Rushen High School, Tel: 822772 (Thursday evenings) Candice Jones BWY Dip. Tel: 437826 Hatha Yoga. Mixed style. All levels. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Private classes Esther Jones, Yoga Therapist Vinyasa & Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy Flat 23 Derby Square, Douglas, Tel: 416654 Classes The Gym Ramsey, Mon/Fri eve E-mail:email@example.com Private classes Barbara Thorn Hatha/Pranayama 31 Ballakermeen Drive Douglas Classes: Douglas and Onchan area. Tel: 614676, Email: Private and IOM College firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Sykes Sun Power Yoga Dip Karma Yoga & Pilates Studio, Douglas Tel: 491901 Intermediates Samantha Walker BWY Dip/Yoga Alliance Karma Yoga & Pilates Studio, Douglas Tel: 663300 (mobile: 470522) Sun Power Yoga (Ashtanga,Shivananda,Hatha) E-Mail: email@example.com Classes for all levels inc private. www.karma-iom.co.uk/ Pregnancy and post natal Sue Woolley BWY Dip. & Karuna Hatha Yoga. ( Ruth White) teacher. Classes: Ramsey Arbory, 3 Brookfield Terrace, Ramsey, (Mon & Tues evenings, IOM College) Tel: 815705. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contributions to the newsletter on yoga topics / recipes are very welcome. Send them to email@example.com Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media). Issue 18, January 2008 BOOKING FORM Ruth Gilmore: Yoga: Anatomy & Physiology: th th 9 & 10 February 2008 IOMYN Members Non-Members th Saturday, 9 February: Yoga for a Healthy Heart ( for all abilities) THIE ELLYN, Withington Road Douglas 10-4pm £35 £41 (includes membership ) Sunday, 10th February: CPD Training Day Yoga and the Cardiovascular System Suitable for teachers and those wishing to deepen their experience of yoga and the heart system. THIE ELLYN, Withington Road 10-4pm £35 Programme: 10am-12.30pm Interactive yoga practice and lecture 12.30-1.30pm Lunch 1.30pm – 2.15pm Talk 2.30 pm- 4pm Release postures/breathing & relaxation Faith Lunch: please bring something to share (or your own packed lunch) Tea/Coffee etc. will be provided. IOMYN Yoga related Library will also be available On the Saturday there will be a raffle in aid of the Manx Heart Support Group. Please Book Early to Avoid Disappointment …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Please reserve me a place on the following yoga events: - Saturday, 9th February: RUTH GILMORE WORKSHOP £35 th Sunday, 10 February: RUTH GILMORE TRAINING WORKSHOP (CPD) £35 (** Please note: There will be a £10 discount if booking both workshops**) BOOKING DETAILS: I am a member of IOM Yoga Network (IOMYN) I would like to renew/become a member of IOMYN ( £6) (Please note that in order to participate in the workshop you need to be a member of the IOMYN) I enclose my cheque made out to the ‘IOM Yoga Network’ to the value of £ ……………… NAME: …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ADDRESS ………………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. TEL No/s……………………….. E-MAIL …………………………………………………………….. Preferred form of contact for newsletter: (please tick) Post E-mail Please send your cheque to: Mrs. J. Thompson, Cott ny Greiney, Beach Road, Port St. Mary, Isle of Man. IM9 5NF. Telephone: 835524 after 4p.m. I understand that the cost of the day is returnable in the event of any course cancellation. I also understand that the fee is non-returnable in the event that I am unable to attend. Note: No receipts will be issued, assume you are booked on the course unless you hear otherwise. Yoga Network Committee Members: Heidi Danaher (Newsletter Editor/Events/M‟ships)461461, e-mail: email@example.com Linda Greggor (Secretary) 844270, Janet Thompson (Treasurer) 835524, Sue Woolley (Chairman) 815705, Howard Caine (Media).