Two themes tend to dominate our New Year’s resolutions. The first is usually getting ourselves into shape and the second is often saving money! However by putting a plan in place to implement your resolutions you can do both.

Getting into shape with yoga is all about being consistent. Ideally you should practice at least an hour of yoga three times a week and attend as many classes as your budget and time allows. Usually the best way to economise and to foster commitment is to book a course of classes. This provides the added incentive of getting your money’s worth since you have paid in advance.  Even if you can only manage one class a week there is always something rather nice about practicing yoga in the company of others or perhaps occasionally having a yoga teacher come to your home or workplace where the cost can be shared with others.

If you can’t make it to many classes you can practice yoga alone even its only for 10 minutes a day. To make a start either use a DVD at home or take a look at yoga sessions on You Tube.  I have a few short sessions lurking around on there somewhere!  Simply placing a lap-top at the end of your mat is a viable option to inspire you especially if you are tied up with work, young children, travelling or having to be super frugal this year.  

 Information about all of my classes, 1-2-1 rates, forthcoming one day urban and countryside yoga retreats and my 2012 low cost yoga holiday to Turkey are on my website or can be found under these two beach bums leaping around wishing you all a Happy New Year below!

My scheduled classes recommence this week starting this evening in Kensington. Friday’s 9.30 class at St Peter’s Portobello also starts this week (January 6th) with the rest of my small groups starting from Monday January 9th.
My schedule for this winter and 2012 remains very much the same my termly small group classes in  St Peters Hall Portobello Road, Notting Hill, The Apothecary in Fulham or The Music House in Shepherds Bush are almost fully booked now although spaces are still available in the Tuesday and Friday morning classes in Portobello Road.  If you would like to attend any of the classes or need more details visit  

Times and places listed below:

 St Peter’s Hall (Above Charlie’s Cafe) 59a Portobello Road W11 3AH
Tuesday 9.30am to 10.30am YOGA (LEVEL 1 )
Friday 9.30am to 10.30am  YOGA (LEVEL 1 )
The Studio, The Music House, 306-310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7L
Monday 7pm – 8.00pm (OPEN LEVEL) Tuesday 7pm – 8.00pm (MENS CLASS)
The Apothecary 33 Greyhound Road, London, W6 8NH
Tel: 020 7381 5727 
(pre-booking necessary contact The Apothecary)
Wednesday  9.15 – 10.15am (OPEN)
Thursday 6.00pm to 7.00pm  (YOGA SLOW) and  7.00pm to 8.00pm (LEVEL 1-2)

Subject to space newcomers to these classes are welcome to come on a drop in basis for their first class without any commitment to sign up for the full term.

                                                                 Turkish coast- setting of my 2012 Yoga Holiday

Looking ahead in 2012 I have three one day retreats now scheduled to take place on February 18th in Kensington,  London and May 19th and October 20th in the Buckinghamshire countryside.  Visit  my ONE DAY YOGA RETREATS  on my website for further details. 

I am also planning to return to TURKEY  from October 1st to 8th 2012. This low cost holiday is booking up very very fast so visit for more details. There are now only two or three double cabins left!