Chair Yoga … starting Monday 12th July

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Do you want to exercise, but have difficulties with your balance, your knees, or maybe you are recovering from an injury? Why not try Gentle Chair Yoga? Gentle Chair Yoga is an exercise class that uses a chair as a prop to support the body.  It is for those wanting to experience the health benefits […]

Yoga: A Healthy Christmas Gift

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Too early to talk about Christmas?   Well decorations are up in the shops, I am doing my best impression of a Christmas tree, and I have already bought some Christmas presents for the family, so I guess it’s ok. Yoga Vouchers for Christmas  Do you have a friend or relative who would like a course […]

Use Yoga to raise awareness of PTSD

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I have been studying Trauma Sensitive Yoga over the past year for people with PTSD and complex trauma, so it is a subject close to my heart. All my yoga classes have elements of trauma sensitive teaching, whether you realise it or not! 22 push-ups in 22 days I have set myself ‘the 22 push-ups in 22 […]

Back to School Yoga

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Autumn is here; the kids are back to school and its time to start a new yoga class! Classes with Laura at Penn Yoga offer the ideal opportunity to spend some much deserved time on yourself, now your lovely little (or big) ones have gone back to school. The Autumn term is the ideal time for […]

Summer Yoga

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Summer Yoga can be great; however, lovely summer days offer challenges to our yoga practice. Question: Who wants to be inside doing yoga when we can be outside soaking up the sun? Answer:  Do yoga outside. The sun shining down as you ease from one pose to another, the gentle sound of the sea, the fragrance of summer […]

The Importance of Balance

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Yoga Helps to Balance the Body and Mind I think in today’s busy world, balance is key.  Balance work with play, activity with rest; have a balanced diet.  Balance is not all about learning to balance on one leg (although that can really help with your focus and concentration), it’s more encompassing.  However, trying to achieve […]

Yoga for Athletes: A Healthy Christmas Gift

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‘Yoga for Athletes’ A great idea for a Healthy Christmas Gift for friends and family! What a great, healthy gift for someone to give you to help you work your body and calm your mind after the crazy Christmas season. So, do you have a fit friend or relative, who would benefit from improving their […]

Yoga for Athletes Derby

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New Yoga for Athletes class beginning Thursday, 14th January,  7.30-8.30pm Do you play rugby, football or hockey? Do you run, cycle or hit the gym on a regular basis? This class is designed for you.  Fit and sporty people sometimes push too hard when training or competing, sometimes leading to injury. Open to ladies and gents – […]

The Strength of the Mind

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However strong your practice, your mind has to be stronger Relatively speaking, the physical practice of yoga is a piece of cake compared to the mental practice. Focus, concentration and meditation are tough; they certainly are for me. In this mad, busy world our minds rarely switch off and we have, what we call in yoga, […]


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