So, as we come to the end of 2016, I have taken what feels like maybe the biggest decision of my working life.....I have handed my notice in at the hospital, in A&E. I have spent the last 9 years working (mostly) full time as a nurse and have certainly at times loved it, other maybe hated it, but its certainly set me up to hopefully be a well rounded (again mostly) caring person. Since i started my yoga journey more seriously 2 years ago, i started to see the advantages of yoga..yes the physical asana but more importantly the meditation, the stillness and most importantly of all the mindfulness that comes with all aspects of it. I started wanting to be able to look after people a bit more holistically, not just at the point that they have had to come to A&E or the cardiology department etc etc.
So here it is, 2017...the year i try to make this crazy little thing become a reality...take that lifestyle and hopefully turn it into a living. I have been the luckiest guy going so far with all my amazing yoga students. Many have been with me since day one, many of them have brought their friends and families along and many of them have then stayed to be my students too.
2016 has seen me take on a second night a week in Martlesham on a tuesday evening and then take on more and more classes around ipswich and Hadleigh. Teaching at the beautiful kersey Mill, Suffolk yoga, with the spirit fitness girls in Hadlegh and most recently taking on the class at stoke by nayland golf club. All this growth with basically no advertising, just you guys awesome word of mouth work. i feel pretty humbled to have been taken so far by you guys. 2017 is going to be bigger and better...My beautiful wife has started to take on this crazy little journey with me and is starting to learn acroyoga with me, so you can look forward to some workshops with us where we can all have a good laugh, stretch and find new boundaries of ourselves all while playing with our partners :-). I have also started an advanced Asana class on a tuesday which has seen a few of you guys all develop your arm balances and inversions
Looking forward to 2017 i Am starting 2 new classes in january, both at a beautiful new studio just built in needham market. The classes will be on a monday and friday evening at 19:45 (that could be subject to change haha) and it will be hot yoga. I won't be teaching the Bikram series, just be doing some hot flow classes....Who knows i may even attempt one of those crazy hot yin classes (though not sure thats something i really think should be a thing hahah) i will also be aiming to find some more classes in and around the place, with hopefully another one in the ipswich area for all you long term students who have been asking for another class. I will also be looking at putting my prices up just a little bit to hopefully try to cover my costs and make this crazy little dream a long term reality (i know, i know...money grabbing bastard)...so the cost of a class will go up to £8 and £7 for the parkinson class. I am sorry to have to have to do this, but i just wanna make sure i can pay my mortgage hahah. I am setting up an App that you can all download from either google play or the app store called Mindbody, this allows you to book onto classes and pay in by bank transfer/electronically rather than paying in cash. I am hoping to move payment much more to this method over the next few months too.
the final thing, Christmas is coming up pretty quickly, So what better to get your loved ones than a love gift voucher for either 1-1 lessons or for a bunch of group classes. If you book group classes there will be a buy 4 and get the 5th free. Bargain right!!! so get in touch if you would like one of these really snazzy vouchers to put in your loved ones stocking
So every one, Merry Christmas and i hope you all have a bloody marvellous new year. I still have a few classes left of 2016, so go check out my website and come long for a last few classes. You know it will make you feel better about eating that extra bit of turkey ;-)
light and love, wibbs mandukya yoga