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Welcome to Yoga You Sanctuary- A Warm Welcome Awaits You!

Yoga for you, whatever your age, skill level or experience…

Regardless of how fit (or unfit!) you feel, or how much prior experience you have of Yoga, I have developed a range of enjoyable, friendly and informal classes just for you. Everyone is welcome at our beautiful studio, a little dedicated space and oasis of calm at Yoga You Sanctuary 235 Liscard Road, Wallasey, Wirral, CH44 5TH (Click here for location, directions,parking  & contact info).

A Warm Welcome awaits you at Yoga You Sanctuary ..providing opportunities to empower you to be the best that you can!

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Re- opening Plans at Yoga You Sanctuary

Dearest Yoga You Sanctuary Friends,

I am hoping that you are all as well as can be and want you to know that I am thinking of you all lots and hoping that you have been able to maintain health, well-being and some yoga practice in recent months.

Some people have been in touch to say that they are desperate to return to Yoga You Sanctuary studio whilst others who have health issues or are shielding for various reasons clearly wish to remain with online classes.

Having thought long and hard about current circumstances I write to let you know that with effect from Thursday 27 August 2020 the studio will start re-opening commencing with the YHLB Course.

Hatha Yoga Practice and Pregnancy Yoga will recommence the following week with effect from 1 September 2020 and I invite you to view my timetabled Face to Face or Online Yoga Classes, Courses and Events at following links-

http://www.yogayousanctuary.co.uk/classes/   and

http://www.yogayousanctuary.co.uk/yoga-events-workshops/

At home, I realise it’s very difficult to replicate human interaction and the energy or ambiance you may find in a live yoga class at Yoga You Sanctuary and that for some people online classes may be the only option that’s working for you right now.

In addition to this Yoga You Sanctuary has been for the past ten years been a welcoming community space where we not only practice safe and rewarding yoga but we also find ways to fundraise and support others – this has continued through lockdown and is summarised at

http://www.yogayousanctuary.co.uk/community-work/

 In due course, I for one am really looking forward to hugs, no social distancing, really connecting closely with my lovely students and getting back to teaching in a way that feels so fundamental to our human needs however at present we restart with caution and following guidelines.

This means that in the meantime there will out of necessity be very limited spaces for my face to face teaching with just the Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs Course, one pregnancy and two hatha yoga classes current.

As I write this in July 2020 guidelines permit just 7 students and teacher within the studio space however things are changing constantly so please keep checking in to see if it is possible for class numbers to increase or for any timetable changes.

 My prices have been comparatively low without any price increase for many years and now due to severely restricted numbers and a myriad of extra expenses and intense cleaning work there is also necessity for a price increase for face to face teaching.

To offset this increase the zoom class prices will remain the same, with a concession available for those who need it without explanation to me. Simply chose your payment option from the link below and proceed as instructed.

Please note that payments do not incur further additional booking fees.      Details of prices and payments may be found here:-

http://www.yogayousanctuary.co.uk/registration-forms/ 

There will be no longer a facility to swop classes in the future and a zoom link (valid for a week) will be offered in recompense for missed classes instead.

If demand for face to face teaching outweighs capacity then a rota wait list will be held for monthly bookings in this category.

My online and face to face yoga teaching on a Monday 6pm  and Wednesday 6.30pm will run simultaneously and I am currently waiting for a new super duper high speed business broadband connection to be installed at Yoga You Sanctuary to enable smooth running of such.

Please Note- The zoom classes will not show students only the teacher. 

I intend to resume face to face PREGNANCY YOGA teaching on Tuesday  6pm with effect from 1 September 2020 and this class will not be online and limited to current guidelines of 7 persons but may rise to 10 persons by Sept.

 The scheduled Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs Course will commence on Thursday 27 August 2020 and this class will not be online and limited to current guidelines of 7 persons.

My lovely friend and talented teacher Kate Knowles is due to recommence Monday morning Stress Busting Yoga Class in September details v https://yogawithkate.vpweb.co.uk/stress-buster-yoga

Payment to be made directly to Kate in person or via her website please.

Yoga has always been something I absolutely love and as many of you are aware I’ve gained wide ranging experience over the years, having practiced since 1980 and taught since 1998 and like many of my students being a seeker of truth, peace and love continually looking for ways to maintain and continue my yoga practice and teaching in these unprecedented times.

It is without doubt that the long term viability of the studio is at risk without appropriate changes to the payment structure and operating procedures.

The health and well-being of my students and self is paramount and so there is a list of all the Covid response changes already made is shown below*

I hope this will provide some re-assurance for you and if there is anything else I can reasonably do please let me know as I obviously don’t have all the answers and am doing the best I can in extremely challenging times for me personally.

Perhaps further adjustments will be required in due course as I review regularly how things are working- and perhaps with the current timetable opening up with more face to face teaching with effect from January 2021.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT

I look forward to seeing you all SOON face to face or online.

Warmest Wishes

Namaste

Ann xx

* Face to Face Classes: ‘Staying  COVID-19 SECURE’

  1. Social distancing – marked out mat spaces 2 m apart and a wide bandwidth of time allowed before and after each class to allow for staged arrival and departures in order to maintain social distancing.
  2. Airy room with door open to outside when possible and HEPA/ UV    air filters which aid removal of virus and bacteria.
  3. Provision of non touch automatic hand sanitising units
  4. Temperature reading of each person with Infrared thermometer on arrival (you are asked not to attend if you are unwell or have a temperature).
  5. Individual separated hooks for coats and a plastic bag for any other belongings, please only bring to the studio that which is necessary.
  6. Provision of spotlessly clean dedicated yoga studio which is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after each class including all door handles, floors , toilet and a regular deep clean of whole building.
  7. Students may wear PPE if they wish and masks and gloves are on sale at purchase price for those who want them.
  8. Teacher will wear PPE as students enter and leave and modify lesson plans in order to minimise any practice which may cause droplets or aerosol emissions to increase.
  9. All Students attending Yoga You Sanctuary must complete a health questionnaire and provide contact details for track and trace purposes.
  10. A detailed, regularly reviewed risk assessment has been completed in accordance with legal requirements, covid safety accountability and compliance with notices publicly displayed  .

What you need to do to attend a class

  1. MAKE ENQUIRY  if not sure, download health form from website if new student, complete it and send to me before class.
  2. MAKE SURE you are Covid symptom free before attending.
  3. PAY IN ADVANCE  for monthly bookings, drop in classes or courses –for online classes the fee is per person please and not per household. There are no booking fees. Please see ways to make payment below.
  4. .For Face To Face Class it is essential to bring your own equipment- mat, blocks, strap, blanket,  water .
  1. PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE ! Be Punctual!! Arrive at least 10 mins early to Zoom or Studio – Online Waiting Room will open 30 mins before class and Studio Door open 30 mins before class. This is something I’ve always done to allow some chat time and if anyone needs to speak with me prior to class, it is not intended for zoom instruction 😊
  2.  FOR ONLINE CLASSES Download Free Basic Zoom App from the App Store – this is easy, either practice with friends or follow online tutorials. Make payment and message me, await Confirmation or  Zoom Link

In Zoom Classes:

A link will be sent to you once payment has been made and you have messaged me to let me know contact what the booking is for.

You have a duty of care to yourself as it is very difficult for me to see individuals clearly and so as usual modification advice will be offered and I ask you to use your own judgement in how you follow instruction.

Follow this link on my website for extra tips on how to prepare for the online class :-  http://www.yogayousanctuary.co.uk/classes/

CONTACT 

Mob- 07521 768590,  Landline- 0151 639 9699,

E- yoga4ne1@btinternet.com, Facebook Messenger @yogayousanctuary

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Welcome to all Beginners:

If you are completely new to Yoga, or a beginner, there’s no need to feel embarrassed or anxious that you won’t be able to do it – you will, because I treat everyone as an individual and structure my classes to suit and support each of you, giving advice and modifications as necessary.

Experienced Practitioners:
Alternatively, if you’re an experienced Yoga practitioner, my classes allow you to challenge yourself at your own pace as I have designed a number of programmes that will help develop your skills and knowledge further – physically, mentally and spiritually.

Yoga for Pregnancy:
Yoga offers you wonderful benefits during and after Pregnancy – please see our Pregnancy Yoga Classes page for more information and read some of our client’s amazing Birthing Stories.

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Ann Simmonett- Hatha Yoga Teacher, BWY Dip 2003,  CYF Dip 1998, BWY Pregnancy Cert 2004, YHLB Certified Teacher 2013, IYN Yoga Elder 2018, Holistic Therapist since 2007- See ABOUT ANN for more info

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NEW COURSES ! Announcing more dates  for the extremely effective 12-week course promoting

 ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’  always run Thursday evening’s  6pm  to 7.15pm on set dates

  • The course is divided into two six-week blocks. For full details, please see our  Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs page which gives you more information  and insight as to what the course offers. Research and validation for this highly effective award winning course may be found on www.yogaforbacks.co.uk

         See video feedback from previous Yoga For Healthy Lower Backs Student https://www.facebook.com/389765661154291/videos/646625448801643/?video_source=pages_finch_main_video

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Pregnancy Support  Team is an exclusive reference point provided by Yoga You Sanctuary enabling access to a specialist team of local, highly qualified therapeutic professionals dedicated to supporting you on your journey towards conception, as well as during pregnancy, birth, and beyond. The team consists of qualified professionals offering therapeutic services, including:-

  • Pregnancy Yoga & Birth Partner Classes
  • Homeopathy
  • Life Coaching
  • Tapping (Thought Field Therapy)

Please visit the Your Pregnancy Support Team page and learn more about the individual therapists and the services we offer. You can also download a PDF version of our therapist flyers for more information.


Empower yourself throughout the year...

Why not empower yourself with self-nurturing, health-sustaining Yoga or Pilates practice. Yoga You Sanctuary welcomes students of all abilities. Have a look at the Class descriptions to see what is most appealing to you, or perhaps think about booking yourself on to one of our many Events, or treat yourself to any of our Complementary Therapies listed…that may be just the ticket to enhance your well-being!


HOLIDAY CLOSURES

There are no Yoga classes on the following dates –

ALL BANK HOLIDAYS

Gift Vouchers Available – Give a Gift of Love

Why not treat a friend or loved one to a very special gift? Our gift vouchers can be used for a wide variety of classes and events and the vouchers are valid for one whole year .Contact us here at Yoga You to organise a voucher to the value of your chosen activity and give a special someone a gift of love and positivity.

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