Shala opening

It is mid May 2021 and we are opening up the Shala to you for classes for the first time this Year.

It seems crazy doesn’t it. It also feels amazing.

We would like to give our gratitude to everyone that attended our online classes, it was so good (and important to us) to see you every week, keep you motivated, and stay connected. It also keeps a few pennies going in the pot to keep Neil and I in coffee.

We hope that our videos have helped those of you that could not make the zoom classes, or that you may have found peace in a home practice without any external help at all.

If you didn’t manage to practice please don’t worry, other things can become our practice, we have to choose and prioritise. We are living through exceptional circumstances and no one should feel guilt or disappointment in themselves.

You will all be welcome in the Shala, where we open with limited space and classes but hope to build as/if our Country gradually opens up.

Click here to book Primary led and Mysore classes

We have new 4 week course starting in June which is in line with what Neil and I have been learning throughout this last year. The importance of Function of our Yoga practice over its Form (what we believe we should look like). Find details and book here

Jinty will also be Starting a course of two workshops of Menopause Yoga for anyone experiencing Peri- Menopause, Menopause or Post menopause or if you think you are one of these but insure what they mean, then this is definitely for you. 

We will discuss the many symptoms of Menopause, Hormone Replacement Therapy and other methods of coping with symptoms.

You will learn a short, easy Yoga practice and breathing techniques that you can practice at home that may help with symptoms such as anxiety, stress, insomnia, weight gain and lack of confidence, you do not have to be fit or flexible. You can learn Yoga whatever your age, weight or disability, ailment or injury.

Jinty is a member of the British Menopause Society and, as so, is current with the NICE guidelines and knows what women should expect from their GP.

By the end of these worshops we hope that you will be more confident in your menopause and (if you want to ) visiting your GP, with the knowledge and tools gained.

You can book this here

Yoga helps us Know that we are already enough as we are, it helps us to be able to enjoy life by being more in the moment and not stress about tomorrow or yesterday.

Jinty also has her podcast which is going well.

you can listen to the latest episode here

Diane Danzebrink The Interview WomenKind Collective

In this week’s podcast we get to talk to the Queen of Menopause Support & the person behind the #makemenopausematter Campaign, Diane Danzebrink. Diane discusses HRT shortages, and what the pre-menopausal Diane would think about the grassroots campaigner she is today. Lou & Jinty find out what age you are your most sexual as a woman, and it’s not what you think, there’s some filthy beauty news and Jinty goes punk after watching Public image Limited at a gig, she also has some very cool fashion news. We have a new WI and there’s a British foodie with a vegan twist and we continue with our Book Collective with Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent. We have a thought provoking quote and of course there’s all the usual shenanigans you’ve come to expect!   Our guest this week is Diane Danzebrink she is a wellbeing consultant, menopause counsellor and speaker with professional nurse training in menopause. She is the founder of the not-for-profit organisation Menopause Support which offers menopause education, information, guidance, and support. In 2018 Diane founded the national #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign. The campaign is calling for mandatory menopause education for GPs and menopause guidance in every workplace. The campaign has been instrumental in ensuring that menopause has been added to the new RSE curriculum in secondary education in England and continues to call for this throughout the rest of the U.K. Diane explains why she started the campaign and we hear about her own Surgical menopause experience and ask has anything changed? She updates us on the HRT shortage and why we need to keep talking about menopause to ensure we are the generation that makes the positive changes in education, healthcare and workplace. It’s a fun and insightful interview into how Diane became the champion for thousands of women. Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel:   In the Foodie, jinty cooks up a vegan shortbread, find out how it gets on in our tastes challenge.   The Book Collective continues reading The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, in this week’s read we discuss the patriarchal family that destroys Dinah’s life as she knows it. The good brothers are sold and Dinah’s destiny is about to change. Next week we read to the end of chapter 3 in part 3 Egypt.   There’s a new WI from Lou and Jinty for you to join in with, and find out how we got in with last week’s challenge?    Sign #makemenopausematter campaign here Our campaign for a Menopause Clinic in Devon is moving closer but we still need signatures on our petition: Or to send your testimonials please email us: And finally, if you would like the templates to send to your MP or CCG please visit our website: — Send in a voice message:
  1. Diane Danzebrink The Interview
  2. Histamine Intolerance with Amantha King
  3. ADHD in Women and Girls with Mitty James
  4. Ladies First, with Jinty & Lou
  5. How to get your Sparkle back with Menopause Coach, Sam Palmer

Looking forward to seeing you all soon ,

Jinty and Neil

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