Why yoga?

Yoga is creative, fun and educational, suitable for all ages and capabilities.

Yoga is fun and can benefit us in so many ways ….

  • We feel stronger, fitter & more relaxed
  • Builds our strength & flexibility
  • Develops our confidence & self-esteem
  • Improves our balance & coordination
  • Sharpens our concentration
  • Sparks our creativity & imagination
  • Helps us to sleep better

About me

Yoga gives me space, a sense of calm, a community, values and lots of joy.

Teaching yoga enables me to bring this to others.

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4 days ago

Yoga with Debs

Perfect Autumn poem

An excerpt:

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

Full poem here:

safire-rose.com/books-and-media/poetry/she-let-go

Thank you Yogandspice for sharing
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Perfect Autumn poem

An excerpt:

Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort.

There was no struggle.

It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.

It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.

A small smile came over her face.

Full poem here:

https://safire-rose.com/books-and-media/poetry/she-let-go

Thank you Yogandspice for sharing

6 days ago

Yoga with Debs

I received this email today from Solutions in Mind - WE NEED TO RECAPTURE OUR ABILITY TO BECOME ABSORBED

It caught my attention and certainly made me pause. So I thought I would share.

I welcome your thoughts on this too....

Modern society doesn’t exactly encourage a high level of focus and concentration.

We live in an age of information overload and multi-tasking.

Where our attention is constantly being pulled in a multitude of different directions.

Where it’s all too easy for our focus to become diffused, split, or fragmented.

But the thing is, we NEED a high level of concentration and focus to do meaningful work.

It’s ABSOLUTELY required when it comes to completing some of the more complex and cognitively demanding tasks that we have to do.

Perhaps it’s:

Working with an important client.

Learning a new skill, subject or job.

Giving a presentation.

Completing a demanding task at work.

Making important life decisions.

All of these tasks require us to bring more to the table. To focus our attention on the here-and-now so we can go into a state of concentration & flow and allocate more resources to the task at hand.

They’re EXTREMELY difficult to do effectively, though, when we’re splitting our attention across text messaging, social media and WhatsApp threads! :)

So it’s vital that we re-capture our ability to concentrate and focus. To become absorbed and lose ourselves in experience more.

To move from Multi-tasking to Single-tasking – where we focus all of our attention on the task at hand and then, when finished, move on to the next task.

—- FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE —-

So this week, check-in with yourself to see how often you give something your undivided attention.

Do you fragment, diffuse, and multi-task a lot?

How often do you truly become absorbed in an activity and give it your full attention?

It's also useful to remind yourself what the state of concentration feels like because it's easy to forget.

What’s it like when you commit to something, become absorbed in it, and give it your full attention?

Think back to a time when you did.

I’d be willing to wager that your productivity and performance increased significantly as a result.

I’d also hazard a guess that there was something deeply enjoyable & satisfying about it too.

Because, generally, the more we lose ourselves, the more we find ourselves.

Then, from there, make this more of your daily practice.

I know the world does require us to multi-task so it's not always easy, but we do still have choice.

We can organise our life to the extent where we can allocate more of our attention to each task that we do.

You don't have to focus to the extent where you can carry someone while balancing a ring on your forehead...

...you just need to remind yourself what it feels like, and then be disciplined enough to practice.

Your life will be infinitely more productive, enjoyable and fulfilling as a result.
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I received this email today from Solutions in Mind -  WE NEED TO RECAPTURE OUR ABILITY TO BECOME ABSORBED 

It caught my attention and certainly made me pause. So I thought I would share. 

I welcome your thoughts on this too....

Modern society doesn’t exactly encourage a high level of focus and concentration.

We live in an age of information overload and multi-tasking.

Where our attention is constantly being pulled in a multitude of different directions.

Where it’s all too easy for our focus to become diffused, split, or fragmented.

But the thing is, we NEED a high level of concentration and focus to do meaningful work.

It’s ABSOLUTELY required when it comes to completing some of the more complex and cognitively demanding tasks that we have to do.

Perhaps it’s:

Working with an important client.

Learning a new skill, subject or job.

Giving a presentation.

Completing a demanding task at work.

Making important life decisions.

All of these tasks require us to bring more to the table. To focus our attention on the here-and-now so we can go into a state of concentration & flow and allocate more resources to the task at hand.

They’re EXTREMELY difficult to do effectively, though, when we’re splitting our attention across text messaging, social media and WhatsApp threads! :)

So it’s vital that we re-capture our ability to concentrate and focus. To become absorbed and lose ourselves in experience more.

To move from Multi-tasking to Single-tasking – where we focus all of our attention on the task at hand and then, when finished, move on to the next task.

—- FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE —-

So this week, check-in with yourself to see how often you give something your undivided attention.

Do you fragment, diffuse, and multi-task a lot?

How often do you truly become absorbed in an activity and give it your full attention?

Its also useful to remind yourself what the state of concentration feels like because its easy to forget.

What’s it like when you commit to something, become absorbed in it, and give it your full attention?

Think back to a time when you did.

I’d be willing to wager that your productivity and performance increased significantly as a result.

I’d also hazard a guess that there was something deeply enjoyable & satisfying about it too.

Because, generally, the more we lose ourselves, the more we find ourselves.

Then, from there, make this more of your daily practice.

I know the world does require us to multi-task so its not always easy, but we do still have choice.

We can organise our life to the extent where we can allocate more of our attention to each task that we do.

You dont have to focus to the extent where you can carry someone while balancing a ring on your forehead...

...you just need to remind yourself what it feels like, and then be disciplined enough to practice.

Your life will be infinitely more productive, enjoyable and fulfilling as a result.

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This afternoon I was sewing, taking my time to get things right and I became absorbed in the task. A small moment of flow and its made me so happy because I know I can go back to that place again. Peace. 😃

2 weeks ago

Yoga with Debs

hope you can join us on Sunday afternoon :)What are our Priorities for Autumn?....

-Breathe deeply
-Declutter - reorganize, clean and donate!
-Walk outside
-Breathe deeply
-Let go of negativity
-Build up your sense of self worth - self love & self care!

Seasonal Yoga can help us to feel a little more aligned with the changing energies of nature and it can be incredibly useful as a way to build up appreciation of the world around us. You can learn more from Yoga with Debs in our next Autumn Flow and Deep Relaxation with Deborah Grossman-Online this Sunday 18th October 4-6pm at Heather Yoga. For more details please visit this link: www.heatheryoga.co.uk/workshops/#autumnflow Debs also teaches a very popular weekly Seasonal Flow class every Wednesday at 5.15pm. You can book through the timetable page of our website: www.heatheryoga.co.uk/timetable/
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Yoga for…

Children

Children live in a busy world the same as adults. Helping them to be still, to feel good and feel balanced provides them with essential life skills.

Yoga is creative, fun and educational, suitable for all ages and capabilities.

Family

Family Yoga is open to everyone – kids 5-12 yrs, mums, dads, Grandmas and Grandpas, Carers, aunties, uncles, cousins and great-great-great Auntie Jean! No yoga experience required and you do not need to be super fit, just a willing spirit!

Babies & Toddlers

Yoga is beneficial for all babies & toddlers, you don’t need to practice yoga or even know anything about yoga to get started. Sessions include massage, stretching, movement, breathing, and relaxation along with rhymes and songs.

Seasonal Flow for adults

Seasonal Yoga flow is a style of dynamic Yoga practice which is designed to align you with the changing energies of nature and the seasons. It is a practice that improves physical strength and flexibility and brings balance and harmony to your life.

Schools & Nurseries

Children’s yoga is accepted and practised in many schools across the UK. Please contact me to discuss opportunities to integrate yoga with the national curriculum, classroom yoga and training for teachers and yoga classes as part of your school wellbeing/sport activities and events.

Tweens & Teens

As well as the physical benefits of physical strength, flexibility and balance from a regular practice, yoga can provide teens with essential life tools such as self-esteem and confidence, inner and outer strength, attention and concentration, and heightened awareness of both oneself and others.

What people are saying about Yoga with Debs…

My Jessica 7 and Finlay 6 LOVE these classes! Debs has such a lovely way with all the kids (and parents) even though my boy can be distracted and fidgety Debs keeps it positive and him focused and he comes out of class so happy. Jessica my eldest is really begining to understand her body and movement and has really progressed this last three months. Today they came out of the summer camp class and Finlay said “that was the best fun ever” well done Debs you are creating something so special!

Mum with 2 children who attend classes with me

This is an AMAZING class. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Caitlin got so much from it and really enjoyed it. Lots of helpful tips and easy little strategies for children to help them to relax. Lovely nurturing environment and a caring teacher. We are very much looking forward to the summer sessions. Thank you Debs xx

Mother of 11 year old

My kids weren’t at all sure if they’d like this – they’ve seen me practice and it looks ‘boring’. They changed their minds after just one class with Deborah. I’m told it’s ‘way more fun than grown up yoga’. My son loves the games and my daughter loves the relaxation. They’ve both really responded to it – Deborah has a great positive approach.

A Happy Parent

My boys love their weekly yoga class! Their favourite part is the relaxation at the end. Such a fun way to get kids into yoga. Brilliant!

A Happy Parent

My son absolutely loves this class & looks forward to it every week. He enjoys the yoga, the games & especially the relaxation at the end. He has also found the breathing exercises helpful at bedtime. Debs is the perfect yoga teacher for kids!

A Happy Parent

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Email: debs@yogawithdebs.org.uk

Mobile: 0785 753 7905