Autumn NewsLetter

It’s September 2021 already and it has been an odd year for all of us I am sure.

We hope that you and your families are all well.

It has been a year of growing, shifting and learning for us ay AYE, but we will remember 2021 mostly for what happened on the 22nd July. We have often talked about our Dad in our blogs and in the Shala, because of this many of you feel like you knew him.

On the morning of Thursday 22nd July our Dad woke up, had breakfast in bed, a scoop of his favourite ice cream (he was having trouble swallowing) which he enjoyed so much he asked our mum for some more.
Sometime soon after finishing his second bowl of ice cream, whilst looking out over the beautiful Exmouth Estuary, he fell asleep and never woke up.


He was 94, but it was, and still is, a shock to us all as he was fit and healthy and we all expected him to live to at least 100. After all he had survived near drowning as a baby, WW2 D-Day, crossing the Rhine with the Red Devons in 1945, Meningitis, an electric shock when putting a metal pole through the electric mains, cutting through gas wires and phone wires and falling several times in his 80’s & 90’s down the steep bank, that was his back garden, usually to be found in the middle of Ashleigh Road completely unharmed (few broken ribs one time). When asked by Neil, about how he miraculously remained unscathed he said ‘You just go loose bey’ (bey is devon for boy).

So for him to fall asleep one morning was inconceivable. I spoke to my eldest cousin who said our Dad was her hero and that she had heard that to die in your sleep was

“The Death of Kings”

He would have loved that. He had many sayings that folk will remember. His “Best looking man in Exmouth” is now up for grabs if any man thinks they can compete.

We would like to thank you all for your patience during this time.

Me and my Dad

September has come now and although Covid still lingers most of us are double vaccinated and feel ready to face the world again. With this in mind we would like to let you know of what is happening in the shala thia Autumn.

As we said this has been a time of shifts as I’m sure it has been for most. We have decided to keep our classes smaller and teach Yoga in a more personal, individual way. Covid has brought home to us how we all come to yoga with varying needs, wants, anatomy’s and minds. Yoga is not a one size fits all and this is where we begin our teaching from.

Jinty has a new class beginning in October- Ashtanga Yoga for Everybody and it is literally what it says! 

You may have heard that ‘Anyone can do Yoga’ and then gone to a class and felt a little intimidated because the postures offered to you are impossible. 

This could be for many different reasons, maybe you can’t take weight on your shoulders/knees, have an injury, maybe your size prevents you from moving how you would like, you may have a disability or you may have mental ill health or trauma. 

Know this- You are not the problem the problem is with how some Yoga classes are now taught. This class is inclusive, not exclusive. You are enough and this is the Yoga. In this class Jinty makes all postures universally accessible to EVERYONE that is in the room.

 It doesn’t mean it’s easy, but it does mean that every ‘Body’ can access Yoga. Yoga includes conscious breathing too so this class will include some functional breathing methods too.

The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.

Thích Nhāt Hanh

Our other Scheduled classes remain the same and you can take a look and book here

Jinty will be offering some Menopause Yoga classes and workshops soon, please acknowledge your interest here

Summer has been busy for us, Neil has been helping his wife Lucy at her Beach shop which has never seen as many customers as this year plus teaching along side Jinty at the Mysore classes.

I have been teaching in the Shala as well as teaching 2 classes a week of Ashtanga Yoga to Rugby Player students at Exeter University, who took to it so well. If you want longevity and focus in any sport then Yoga is key. I have enjoyed it tremendously and look forward to carrying this on through term time.

Exeter University RFC
Exeter University RFC

Neil will be away for the winter again at the end of October and I really hope we can keep the classes going throughout the winter of 2022 – we all need it don’t we?

If the class you want is full please go on the waiting list as we often have a cancellation or two.

We also hope to run a retreat next year, who’s up for that? express your interest here

Before I go, did you know that we have our own Podcast, or rather I do with my friend Lou. I’d love for you to take a listen, we’ve also been lucky enough to spend some time on BBC Radio Devon a couple of times through the summer (you can still listen to us here on BBC sounds – 24th August 10-11am- we are on for the whole hour- mostly talking about lovely Exmouth).

This is the latest podcast with one of our amazing Students, Johanna McWeeny a talented musician and writer who has helped write a book about breathing with Patrick McKeown,The Breathing Cure

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

You can find all our podcasts by clicking here Womenkind Collective

We look forward to seeing you soon

Jinty and Neil at AYE

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