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

How to have a healthy relationship with food, With Nutritional Therapist Marcelle Rose WomenKind Collective

In this week’s podcast we carry on our food and health theme for this month with our guest, Marcelle Rose, a registered nutritionist and health coach who specialises in binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting. It’s been a difficult week in the news and we ask why, in the UK now, there is a greater prison sentence for pulling down a statue than there is for rape! We’re furious that our right to protest is now under threat. In the Book Collective we continue with the magnificent The Female Lead, We Rise By Lifting Others by Edwina Dunn. We’re still on Veganuary and today we cook up Sticky Tofu from Dr Gemma Newman’s cookbook, The Plant Power Doctor.   Marcelle Rose is a registered nutritionist and health coach she specialises in helping women beat binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and yo-yo dieting so they can make peace with their body and heal their relationship with food. For many women this is a transformational experience, so they are able to live life to the fullest. We learn about the artificial sweetener lie, why many people binge eat, how we can stop the yo-yo dieting. Can the menopause and hormonal changes effect our digestion? We get all the answers from Marcelle in this no-holds-barred interview full of facts and useful tips to help you break the diet cycle. We also ask Marcelle what her ‘significant object’ is.  In the Book Collective we continue reading The Female Lead, We Rise By Lifting Others by Edwina Dunn, in this week’s read we meet Dr Jasvinder Sanghera, founder of Karma Nirvana and learn of her fight for women not wanting to enter into arranged marriages, there’s the inspiring Joyce Banda, president of Malawi whose education program for girls has now enrolled 6,500 females into education. We meet Kathrine Switzer the first woman to officially run the Boston marathon, only because they didn’t realise she was female! There are so many others in this truly amazing book.   For the Foodie,Lou cooks up Sticky Tofu from a recipe in Dr Gemma Newman’s cookbook, The Plant Power Doctor. Thankfully it’s a triumph with Jinty! There’s some great tips on the best ways to cook tofu.   The WI is still Lou doing Veganuary…how is she doing? She spills the beans on what it’s like to miss her milky tea’s!    You can catch Marcelle’s full interview along with our other guests on our Womenkind Collective YouTube channel:  Marcelle Rose, BANT Registered Nutritionist ® & Health Coach Digestive Health, Emotional Eating & Eating Disorder Specialist NCFED Master Practitioner Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram   Today’s Recipe: Ingredients: Tofu 1 block of firm tofu. Pressed and cubed 2 tbsp of cornflour ½ tsp of chilli powder (optional) Sweet and sour sauce 50 ml of soy sauce 25ml of rice wine vinegar 50 ml of pineapple juice 1 tsp apricot jam ½ tsp of Chinese 5 spice ½ tsp of garlic powder ½ tsp of chilli powder 1 tsp of cornflour Stir-fry 2 tsp of sesame oil (optional) 1 red pepper cut into chunks 100 grs of mange touts or asparagus or broccoli spears 100 grs of baby corn 2 cloves of garlic 15 grs of ginger finely chopped Serve Spring onions shredded, brown rice or noodles. How • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees, line a baking tray. Coat the tofu in the cornflour and chilli. Place on the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. • Whisk all the sweet and sour sauce ingredients together except for the cornflour and set to one side. • Heat a wok add the oil. Add the vegetable, garlic and ginger, fry for 2-3 minutes. • Pour in the sauce and simmer for 2-3 minutes then mix in the cornflour, stir constantly until thickened. Add the tofu and simmer for 1 minute • Serve with rice or noodles with shredded spring onions or coriander   — Send in a voice message:
  1. How to have a healthy relationship with food, With Nutritional Therapist Marcelle Rose
  2. Life with Anorexia Nervosa
  3. Navigating the Menopause with Elizabeth Joseph
  4. Christmas Party, Guests, reviews, books and wine
  5. How to enjoy a stress free Christmas

Looking forward to seeing you all soon ,

Jinty and Neil

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