Details and booking visit:

IYN Regional Day of yoga

Hitchin, Herts- Saturday 3rd February 2018


A day of yoga with a diverse and exciting range of IYN teachers from the region, including Ellen Lee, Sarah O’Connor, Sue Hix, Rachel Williamson, Neelam Taneja, Paul Collins, Luke Lucas and Sharon Cohen.
The ticket price includes yoga sessions all day, with a choice of 3 options during each time slot. As well as a variety of asana classes there will be talks, breathwork (pranayama) and meditation. A full programme will be available nearer the time.
Doors will open at 9.30am, with our Opening Ceremony at 9.45.
The day will close at 5.30 after a closing and Imbolc ceremony.
You will need to bring your mat and any other equipment you regularly use, your own lunch and a mug for hot drinks (which will be provided).
All yogis of any persuasion are invited.
Come and meet new people; experience new teachers; share chat and classes; build community.
A warm welcome awaits you!

Details and booking visit



 Join us for a celebration of the Independent Yoga Network.

This regional day will showcase both local and senior IYN teachers, and also share more information about their work with IYN chair Ellen Lee joining us. The IYN operates as a not-for-profit organisation, and all funds raised on the day will support furthering their work.

The Independent Yoga Network is an organisation for Yoga Teachers and Teacher Training Schools. As well as offering support to its members, it represents them in any forum that is likely to impact on the future of Yoga, and always with a view to keeping Yoga free and independent. Find out more about the IYN here.

Cost for the day: £35

To book your place please email

Daily Format.

10am, Welcome and Introduction from IYN chair Ellen Lee.

10.15 - 12.15, Workshop 1.

12.15, Meditation.

12.30, Break for lunch.

2.00 - 4.00, Workshop 2.

4.00 - 5.00, Q&A about the work the IYN carry out in service of Yoga & closing.

WORKSHOP 1: Breath, Bandha & Awareness. With John 'Mac' McEvoy.

Mac has been practicing yoga since 1995, studying intensively with a number of leading teachers including Derek Ireland, John Scott, Shandor Remete, Ramesh Balsekar and since 2000, Godfrey Devereux. He has been teaching since the start of 2004 and is a senior teacher of Godfrey's Dynamic Yoga method. He regularly attends intensive and extended workshops with Godfrey having spent well over 1000 hours with him. Mac focuses on using Godfreys Dynamic Method to bring students of all levels and ability, and from all disciplines, rapidly to a deepened awareness of their inner nature.

In this class we will look first at the relationship between the breath, the bandhas and the lengthening of the spine, even just a little, can be delightful, enhancing the juicy feelings of being alive.

Then, using this, hopefully heightened sensitivity we will begin to explore more deeply how simply feeling the sensations of breathing can open the heart and bring the mind back from its wanderings to its true home as awareness.


WORKSHOP 2: The Core, An Expanded Concept. With Chris Jackson

Chris was first drawn to the IYN because of their simple aim to regulate yoga on its own terms and principles, and is looking forward greatly to sharing their aims with the community at YogaTherapies.

This second workshop will build on the principles introduced in Mac's morning session, and will expand to explore the energetic and myofascial pathways in which emotional and physical imbalances manifest. Working both with the bandha, and a warming sequences of twisting, we will experience what it means to allow your core expression to radiate out to edges of your body, what it means to work with integrity in your practice, and begin the steady process of returning the whole system to balance. We will end with an extended relaxation and guided journey.


May 2018
Details to be announced.





Simon Hunt : Breath and move. Everyone welcome

Course dates November 11th, 18th, 24th. 12pm to 3pm.

Garetts Green, Birmingham


 Workshop 9th December. Yin and Yoga of the Inner Path, with Rachel Williamson and Sarah O'Connor
1.30-5.30pm at Samuel Lucas School Hitchin.
Yin Yoga practice consists of mainly sitting and supine postures which are generally held for longer than “normal”. Poses are held in a relaxed and steady way, increasing the flexibility of the joints, gently stretching and rehabilitating the connective tissues. This approach is conducive to deep relaxation and meditation. Combined with Pranayama and meditation technique this workshops offers a deeply immersive experience.
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