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

Re-writing the Menopause WomenKind Collective

In this week’s podcast we meet up with the amazing Petra Coveney, founder of Menopause Yoga, who wants to help folks re write the menopause by writing our own Menopause stories. Petra herself is 55 and loving life in her Post Menopause and we are delighted she could join us on this week’s podcast to give us some tips and talk about how stories of our middle age have, throughout History, been stolen by men and often portrayed as mad hysterical hags – but enough about Jinty & Lou! She is on a mission to change this and wants to help all folk write their own Menopause stories. Petra teaches Menopause Yoga workshops, and you will hear how this is a one stop shop, a holistic approach where Eastern wellbeing meets Western medicine. She now teaches other Yoga teachers the MY method which means peri and post Menopausal folk can find MY workshops all over the world. We hear Petra’s story of self-learning and research to combine techniques and bring in many other elements to help woman through menopause. She is a force of nature when it comes to women and menopause and she gifts her 3 tips for menopause that you won’t want to miss. We continue with Fern Riddell’s Sex Lessons From History and we get to know about sex toys through the ages and why California has a hideous history of birth control. There’s a new feature this week, The Movie Collective, Jinty has been to the movies and gives us her review. Lou has an issue with swimsuit sizing that will make Johnny Boden’s ears ring and we announce our Wine Collective for the next episode.     The Book Collective continue with Fern Riddell’s Sex Lessons From History and we get to the nitty gritty of orgasms, and technology (dildos) and also learn about California’s appalling sterilisation program that only stopped in 1979. We read the last 3 chapters next week, 12, 13 and 14.   The Wine Collective prep for next week with Lou’s choice a rose, Quintessence Mediterranee from Marks and Spencer’s and Jinty’s non-alcoholic choice Cornwalls Pentire Seaward (try with Tonic or ginger beer.)   A new slot is the Movie Collective where Jinty becomes Jinty Norman (in homage to Barry).   The WI Women’s Aid 1.6 Challenge is well underway and this week Jinty and Lou are over half way through their 16 sea swims for September, the weather is a little chilly but they just keep swimming!     Wine: Rose: Quintessence Mediterranee from Marks and Spencer’s £9 Pentire non alcoholic spirits.   Women’s Aid 1.6 Challenge: If you would like to donate or find out more information how you could get involved this September head over to: Or go to: Womenkind Collective on Facebook or Instagram to find out how we are getting on. For details on Menopause Yoga, Re write Menopause and the Menopause Charity  
  1. Re-writing the Menopause
  2. Why we should talk about Suicide, with Pete’s Dragons Charity founder Alison Jordan
  3. How to breathe for better health
  4. Periods, Endometriosis & other stories
  5. Sex: Lessons From History with Dr Fern Riddell

Looking forward to seeing you all soon ,

Jinty and Neil

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